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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: Bryan Herta Autosport)
Hyundai finishes in first at Lime Rock.
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut | 5/25
Driver Michael Lewis, piloted his Hyundai i30N to another dominating win in the Pirelli World Challenge 2018 TCR class at the Grand Prix of Lime Rock in round six of the series. Starting on the pole, Lewis never gave up the lead as he charged to the checkered flag. Hyundai team driver Mark Wilkins followed closely all the way to finish in second place just hundredths of a second behind. Of his teammate Lewis said: “I have so much respect for Mark, but as long as we don’t touch we’re expected to race.” Wilkins took another second place finish for Hyundai and the Bryan Herta Autosport team earlier in the day during the round five race, besting Lewis who came in third.
Next up: Portland International Raceway - 7/13-7/15.
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(Photo Credit: Pirelli World Challenge / Brian Cleary)
Hyundai wins at Virginia.
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia | 4/28 and 4/29
Mark Wilkins drove his Hyundai i30N to his second win in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR series. His triumph followed a difficult day on Saturday's race 3, but Hyundai driver Michael Lewis finished strong in second place.
The Sunday race was the first standing start of the season for the PWC. In this exciting format, the drivers run to their race cars, start their engines, buckle into the driver's seat and sprint to the first turn. At the end of the weekend's racing Wilkins thanked his Bryan Herta Autosport crew by saying: "Kudos to the guys for the late nights and early mornings. It takes a great team to put this together and we have one."
Next up: Lime Rock Park – 5/25-5/28
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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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