Hyundai, Herta join MICHELIN Pilot Challenge

November 9, 2018

Hyundai, Herta join MICHELIN Pilot Challenge

November 9, 2018

Hyundai joins a growing list of manufacturers in the 2019 MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series next year.

Bryan Herta Autosport will field the new Hyundai Veloster N TCR with a two-car effort in the Pilot Challenge’s TCR class. Hyundai joins Honda as a new addition to the class, which this year saw Audi and Volkswagen compete.

Hyundai and Herta announced the program during the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore weekend.

Herta won the TCR manufacturer’s championship in another series in 2018 and looks forward to building on that in 2019 as he expands the team’s horizons into endurance racing.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Bryan Herta Autosport back with us, racing the new Veloster N TCR at America’s most fabled racing circuits in the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge,” said Dean Evans, Hyundai Motor America’s Chief Marketing Officer. “After their championship run in 2018, we can’t wait to see the show they put on for our fans and customers in the Veloster N TCR race cars.”

“Chapter Two is going to be exciting,” Herta added. “We learned so much by racing and winning with the i30 N TCR last season. We know just how excellent the platform is in hard competition. The Veloster N TCR retains everything great about the i30 N and gives us a world-class race car with a direct road-car counterpart that our fans can purchase and drive every day.”

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