Bryan Herta Autosport drivers Lewis, Wilkins Go 1-2 with Hyundai i30 N TCR Cars in PWC TCR Opener

Posted on 14. Apr, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

03/24/2018, Austin, TX

Bryan Herta Autosport drivers Lewis, Wilkins Go 1-2 with Hyundai i30 N TCR Cars in PWC TCR Opener

Saturday’s initial TCR competition dominated by Hyundai drivers

AUSTIN, Texas (March 24, 2018) – It was a widespread opening for Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins Saturday during Circuit of a Americas (COTA) in a initial using of a all-new TCR category in a Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas with an considerable 1-2 finish in their Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR cars.

The 40-minute TCR scurry eventuality during a 3.427-mile, 20-turn highway march was a initial TCR eventuality reason with a Pirelli World Challenge highway racing array and a dual Hyundai i30 N TCR competitors were a category of a 14-car domain during a dump of a immature dwindle Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in a day, Wilkins prisoner a stick position in education with a No. 99 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR and looked to be a favorite in a Round 1 event. Wilkins, a maestro racer from Mulmur, Ont., Canada, also led a TCR use sessions on Friday during COTA after his automobile done a initial coming on Thursday in testing. The automobile had not incited a circle before a COTA exam runs.

Wilkins, from a pole, and Lewis, from a outward front row, went corresponding into spin one during a tip of a mountain during a famed COTA circuit, though Lewis, a 27-year-old Laguna Beach, Calif., driver, used a clever line into spin dual and grabbed a lead in a No. 98 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR. Wilkins kept his teammate honest via a 17-lap underline and right on his car’s back bumper.

In fact, Lewis had to delayed on a final path for lapped trade and Wilkins attempted a inside in spin one for a pass. But a youngster didn’t vary and reason his domain in holding a mottled dwindle by 1.137 seconds.

“Mark was means to kick me in subordinate and we had purify competition into spin dual during a start of a race,” pronounced Lewis. “Under breaking, he was improved than me and he was pulling me. The Hyundai i30 N TCR was good via a competition and we need to cruise tire life after this race. On a final lap, we saw a lapped automobile going really delayed in a yellow dwindle area and we couldn’t pass him. Finally, we was means to get by a automobile and reason off Mark on a final path for a win. It’s a large group bid and wish to appreciate everybody during Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai and my teammate Mark.”

“We were side by side in spin one and a lane was a small unwashed outward of spin two,” pronounced Wilkins. “I didn’t wish to press a issue. It was a good 1-2 outcome for a Hyundai i30 N TCR in a North America entrance and we are anxious with that. It is a start of a good new category and a good product. We did have some issues currently with tire plunge and we have been training each eventuality given we didn’t exam before final week. All in all, a good outcome for a N code for Hyundai and for Bryan Herta Autosport. And I’ll start from a stick again on Sunday too.”

Veteran highway racer Ryan Eversley of Atlanta, Ga., took third in a No.43 RealTime Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR with Denmark’s Martin Jensen fourth in a No. 70 Alfatcr.USA Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR.

Sunday’s Round 2 scurry competition during COTA is scheduled during 12:25 p.m. CDT with Wilkins and Lewis starting on a front quarrel with their matching Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR machines. The eventuality will be live streamed on www.world-challenge.com.

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Bryan Herta Autosport drivers Lewis, Wilkins Go 1-2 with Hyundai i30 N TCR Cars in PWC TCR Opener

Posted on 14. Apr, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

03/24/2018, Austin, TX

Bryan Herta Autosport drivers Lewis, Wilkins Go 1-2 with Hyundai i30 N TCR Cars in PWC TCR Opener

Saturday’s initial TCR competition dominated by Hyundai drivers

AUSTIN, Texas (March 24, 2018) – It was a widespread opening for Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins Saturday during Circuit of a Americas (COTA) in a initial using of a all-new TCR category in a Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas with an considerable 1-2 finish in their Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR cars.

The 40-minute TCR scurry eventuality during a 3.427-mile, 20-turn highway march was a initial TCR eventuality reason with a Pirelli World Challenge highway racing array and a dual Hyundai i30 N TCR competitors were a category of a 14-car domain during a dump of a immature dwindle Saturday afternoon.

Earlier in a day, Wilkins prisoner a stick position in education with a No. 99 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR and looked to be a favorite in a Round 1 event. Wilkins, a maestro racer from Mulmur, Ont., Canada, also led a TCR use sessions on Friday during COTA after his automobile done a initial coming on Thursday in testing. The automobile had not incited a circle before a COTA exam runs.

Wilkins, from a pole, and Lewis, from a outward front row, went corresponding into spin one during a tip of a mountain during a famed COTA circuit, though Lewis, a 27-year-old Laguna Beach, Calif., driver, used a clever line into spin dual and grabbed a lead in a No. 98 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR. Wilkins kept his teammate honest via a 17-lap underline and right on his car’s back bumper.

In fact, Lewis had to delayed on a final path for lapped trade and Wilkins attempted a inside in spin one for a pass. But a youngster didn’t vary and reason his domain in holding a mottled dwindle by 1.137 seconds.

“Mark was means to kick me in subordinate and we had purify competition into spin dual during a start of a race,” pronounced Lewis. “Under breaking, he was improved than me and he was pulling me. The Hyundai i30 N TCR was good via a competition and we need to cruise tire life after this race. On a final lap, we saw a lapped automobile going really delayed in a yellow dwindle area and we couldn’t pass him. Finally, we was means to get by a automobile and reason off Mark on a final path for a win. It’s a large group bid and wish to appreciate everybody during Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai and my teammate Mark.”

“We were side by side in spin one and a lane was a small unwashed outward of spin two,” pronounced Wilkins. “I didn’t wish to press a issue. It was a good 1-2 outcome for a Hyundai i30 N TCR in a North America entrance and we are anxious with that. It is a start of a good new category and a good product. We did have some issues currently with tire plunge and we have been training each eventuality given we didn’t exam before final week. All in all, a good outcome for a N code for Hyundai and for Bryan Herta Autosport. And I’ll start from a stick again on Sunday too.”

Veteran highway racer Ryan Eversley of Atlanta, Ga., took third in a No.43 RealTime Racing Honda Civic Type-R TCR with Denmark’s Martin Jensen fourth in a No. 70 Alfatcr.USA Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR.

Sunday’s Round 2 scurry competition during COTA is scheduled during 12:25 p.m. CDT with Wilkins and Lewis starting on a front quarrel with their matching Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR machines. The eventuality will be live streamed on www.world-challenge.com.

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