High performance powered by N.
Hyundai to compete in Pirelli World
Challenge Touring Car Racing.
Hyundai Motorsports
Partners in performance
Hyundai, in partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport, has created a factory-sponsored race team. The goal: Introduce our new Hyundai N high-performance banner in North America and compete to win the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Racing (TCR) class.
Photo Credit: Pirelli World Challenge / Brian Cleary
Hyundai drivers finish 1-2 in the first two races.
Circuit of the Americas-Austin, Texas | 3/24 and 3/25
Drivers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins dominated the first weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge’s all-new TCR class in matching Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30 N TCR cars. They delivered impressive 1-2 Hyundai finishes for both races run in the doubleheader weekend during the Grand Prix of Texas.
In race #1 on Saturday, Lewis took first place, Wilkins second place, and Honda’s Eversley finished third. For race #2 on Sunday, Wilkins started in pole position and went on to win first place, with Lewis close behind in second, and Eversley again coming in third. Both 40-minute sprint races were run on the Circuit of the Americas, a 3.427-mile, 20-turn road course southeast of Austin.
Next up: Virginia International Raceway - 4/27-4/30
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Hyundai i30 TCR
The challenge
Hyundai's i30 N TCRs will compete in the Pirelli World Challenge, a North American auto racing series launched in 1990 by the Sports Car Club of America. The season consists of six event weekends with doubleheader races for a total of 12 rounds. Each weekend has one standing start as well as one start under power.
2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCR Class Schedule
The drivers
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Laguna Beach, CA
  • Recent Racing Career:
  • 2017 - Pirelli World Challenge, SprintX Pro-Pro
    • SRO California 8-Hours
    • 25 Hours of Thunderhill
  • 2016 - Pirelli World Challenge, GT and SprintX—2 wins and 2 poles
  • 2015 - Pirelli World Challenge, GT
Mark Wilkins
Mark Wilkins
Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Recent Racing Career:
  • 2017 - IMSA SportsCar Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge
    • North American Endurance Championship Daytona, Sebring, Road Atlanta
    • SprintX championship, Pirelli World Challenge—win Utah Motorsport Campus
  • 2016 - Sebring International Raceway—second win
  • 2015 - PWC—win Miller Motorsports Park
  • 2014 - KIA PWC team—six podiums including two wins
The cars
Bryan Herta Autosport will campaign two Hyundai i30 N TCR racecars in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge. The team will run against modified production cars with similar competition specifications.
130 N TCR race car
Veloster N
Your N-inspired car is just around the corner.
Veloster N is coming.
Hyundai's N high-performance brand incorporates the competitive spirit of our world-class racing cars into our production vehicles. Case in point: The Veloster N. It's set to arrive in North America later this year.
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