Another Dominating Showing for Bryan Herta Autosport Sunday With a Back-to-Back 1-2 Hyundai i30 N PWC TCR Performances

Posted on 14. Apr, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

03/25/2018, Austin, TX

Another Dominating Showing for Bryan Herta Autosport Sunday With a Back-to-Back 1-2 Hyundai i30 N PWC TCR Performances

Mark Wilkins Scores Sunday’s TCR 40-minute scurry race; Michael Lewis 2nd

AUSTIN, Texas (March 25, 2018) – Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian put in one of a many widespread performances in a entrance in Pirelli World Challenge story this weekend during Circuit of a America (COTA) in a Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas with back-to-back TCR 1-2 placings with Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis in a BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR cars.

On Sunday during a 3.427-mile, 20-mile racing facility, Wilkins, a 34-year-old maestro from Mulmur, Ont., Canada, matched Lewis’s Saturday TCR 40-minute scurry win with a good start and a shining expostulate to feat in a initial PWC TCR Class weekend for a TCR hatchback sedans.

Wilkins, whose No. 99 BHA Hyundai i30 H TCR appurtenance hadn’t spin a circle until Thursday’s contrast session, paced a 14-car TCR margin for many of a COTA weekend, heading practice, subordinate and Sunday’s 14-lap event. Only Lewis’ Saturday foe win interrupted a ideal weekend opening by Wilkins.

In Sunday’s Round 2 event, Wilkins hold a inside line into spin one and modernized his position by a esses over Lewis, who started on a outward of quarrel on in a No. 98 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR. The dual Hyundai racers diced among themselves via a 40-minute eventuality as they pulled divided from a competition.

The marvellous entrance of a Hyundai i30 N TCR cars during COTA was a large story via a Pirelli World Challenge paddock that was filled 104 entries in a doubleheader foe weekend. In further to a paddock conversation, a Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian patrol was a speak of a media core as many reporters met with Herta, Wilkins and Lewis as well.

Third for a second day in a quarrel in TCR Rounds 1 and 2 was maestro motorist Ryan Eversley in a all-new No. 43 RealTime Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR car.

“We used Michael’s Hyundai i30 N TCR in credentials for a COTA weekend as my foe automobile arrived this week and we ran it for a initial time final Thursday,” pronounced Wilkins. “The automobile ran flawlessly, and it was a good initial weekend for Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport. It’s going to be a unequivocally sparkling deteriorate with many tip drivers, teams and TCR cars. It’s always good to win and this weekend seemed like a ideal approach to start a year for us. Now, we pierce to VIR subsequent month (April 27-29) and we wish to continue this trend.”

Lewis gathering good all weekend as good including environment fastest path of Sunday’s TCR race. Before this weekend’s dual events, Michael had not raced a front-wheel-drive machine.

“For today’s race, Mark got off to an glorious start and it is a group bid for me,” pronounced Lewis. “It unequivocally didn’t matter if we won or Mark won. He had a clever Hyundai i30 N TCR this afternoon. Yesterday, we got in a good pierce to take a lead on a initial path and today, it was Mark’s turn. As prolonged as we are 1-2, that is a goal. Once Mark grabbed a lead, we wish to container in right behind him and strengthen a 1-2 for Hyundai. It was a fantastic entrance for a Bryan Herta Autosport group and a Hyundai i30 N TCR during COTA.”

The tip 5 TCR finishers gathering 4 opposite automobile creates in Sunday’s 40-minute scurry event.

The COTA Pirelli World Challenge TCR events will be underline on CBS Sports Network on Thursday, Apr 12, during 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.

The Pirelli World Challenge TCR array moves to VIRginia International Raceway on Apr 27-29 with another full weekend of all 8 PWC divisions.

SOURCE: Bryan Herta Autosport

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