On Thursday, Hyundai announced a new attribute with Bryan Herta Autosport during a Chicago Auto Show that will see a INDYCAR group margin dual Hyundai i30 N TCRs in Pirelli World Challenge’s new TCR category in 2018. The dual i30 Ns will be driven by Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis.
BHA owners Bryan Herta is looking brazen to a new journey in Pirelli World Challenge.
“We couldn’t be some-more vehement about a new attribute with Hyundai N in this rarely rival manufacturer-based Pirelli World Challenge TCR class,” Herta stated. “Having witnessed a untapped intensity of i30 N TCR competition height for this series, we’re some-more than assured we can precedence a strength of Hyundai’s racing and opening groups to good success in a 2018 season.”
BHA’s drivers move a good volume of knowledge to a table. Wilkins spent final deteriorate as one of Acura’s bureau racers. He competed part-time in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and in Pirelli World Challenge’s SprintX races. Wilkins’ best IMSA finish was 11th in a GT Daytona category during Daytona, while he won SprintX competition No. 1 during Utah Motorsports Campus with Peter Kox for RealTime Racing.
Lewis spent 2017 using for K-PAX Racing. Originally, he common a No. 98 McLaren in a SprintX races with Mike Hedlund. However, after a No. 98 was parked for a season, he changed to a No. 6 in a Pro-Pro multiplication alongside Bryan Sellers. Lewis’ best finish was fifth in a final competition during Circuit of a Americas.
It should be remarkable that a i30 is not sole in a United States. In fact, Hyundai’s lineups in a United States and Europe differ significantly. Currently, Hyundai markets 24 opposite models and sub-models in Europe. A grand sum of 8 of those are now for sale in a United States. Those on sale in both markets are a Elantra, a Genesis G80, Tucson, Santa Fe Sport, Santa Fe and a three-car Ioniq line. The Kona will join that garland when it goes on sale in a United States after this year.
Also of note, a N represents Hyundai’s new high-performance division. The i30 N TCR is formed on a i30 N travel car, a initial automobile to be expelled to a ubiquitous open from a new N unit.