Bryan Herta Autosport Scores Another 1-2 Sunday in TCR, Michael Lewis Claims 4th 2018 Race Win in Hyundai i30 N

Posted on 15. Sep, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

08/12/2018, Grantsville, Utah

Mark Wilkins annals another 2nd in Round 10 TCR Competition


GRANTSVILLE, Utah (August 12, 2018)
 – Sunday’s TCR 40-minute scurry competition featured a renouned and singular “standing start” during Utah Motorsports Campus and Michael Lewis timed it to soundness in a No. 98 Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR competition automobile on his approach to a fourth TCR feat of a year in a Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah.

The immature Californian enjoyed a ideal weekend in Utah with dual TCR competition wins and dual stick positions as he creates a run for a desired initial TCR Drivers’ championship with only dual races remaining in a 12-event tour. Lewis now sits second in a TCR points, only 7 markers behind for indicate personality Ryan Eversley.

The final TCR doubleheader of a deteriorate will be hold on Sept. 1-2 at a famed Watkins Glen International highway march in New York state.

On Sunday, Lewis steady his widespread opening from Saturday with a glorious launch from a station stick position and kick his BHA teammate Mark Wilkins to a initial spin of a 3.048-mile, 14-corner highway circuit southwest of Salt Lake City.

Wilkins, a three-time competition leader this year, pressured his teammate via a 20-lap underline eventuality in a prohibited Sunday afternoon sun. The motorist of a No. 99 Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR hung only a few lengths off of Lewis’ car’s behind fender before settling for a runner-up mark for a second true day, only 1.065 seconds behind.

Today’s BHA 1-2 finish was a team’s sixth top-two opening in a initial 10 races of a year. The 1-2 display also extended a BHA indicate lead in a TCR Team standings (177-140) and Hyundai’s advantage in a TCR Manufacturers’ championship.

“The station starts are a small some-more intense,” pronounced Lewis. “You have a few some-more things to do than when we have a rolling start. But a Hyundai’s have a unequivocally good launch and a genuine handbrake to assistance with a launch. We were going tough for a while and then, all of a sudden, it felt uncanny as if we had a prosaic tire or had come in hit with some oil or something. It done me go unequivocally far-reaching in a esses. It was unequivocally heated out there though I’m blissful we got behind some of a hold there in a end.”

Wilkins, now third in a TCR standings, done certain that Eversley never unequivocally got tighten to Lewis, even after a late competition yellow flag. And a Canadian racer is still in a indicate quarrel enter a Watkins Glen culmination weekend.

“The i30 was great,” pronounced Wilkins. “We had some BoP adjustments final night that combined some weight that we unequivocally felt, though we had a good start anyway. Both Michael and we got off a line passed even and a cars ran flawless for us again today, despite shifting around a small bit some-more currently so we had to be a small bit some-more clever with a tires, though another 1-2 for Bryan Herta Autosport.

“This is a good track, we had a lot of fun. The aspect was a small bit opposite currently for sure. It was flattering good for a few laps there though there were a few laps where both Michael and we felt like there was only no grip. There are always a few variables to understanding with on a late restart, though a cars are means to hoop it.”

The Utah TCR doubleheader races will be shown on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Aug 26, during 4 p.m. EDT. The Watkins Glen TCR races on Sept. 1-2 will have live streaming on www.world-challenge.com and a World Challenge channel on YouTube.

 

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About Pirelli World Challenge (PWC): The Pirelli World Challenge is a North American auto racing series launched in 1990 by the Sports Car Club of America. It has been managed by WC Vision given 2008, and authorised by the United States Auto Club since 2017. The array consists of 7 motorist classifications and several classes of vehicles, including: Grand Touring, GT Cup, GTS, TCR, TC and TCA. The array frequently races alongside the IndyCar Series on competition eventuality weekends.  Each Pirelli World Challenge Touring TCR deteriorate consists of 6 eventuality weekends with doubleheader races for a sum of 12 rounds. Each weekend has one station start as good as one rounding start. Each TCR competition has a extent 40-minute time limit.

About Bryan Herta Autosport
Co-Founded by Bryan Herta in 2009, Bryan Herta Autosport has grown from a single-car Indy Lights group into a world-renowned auto-racing franchise. The group done a initial incursion into IndyCar movement in 2010 with an entrance in a Indianapolis 500 while stability to run a full-time multi-car Indy Lights program. The 2011 Indianapolis 500 was a final competition of a Centennial Era, a jubilee of 100 years of racing during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Also famous as “The Most Important Race in History,” a 100th anniversary of a initial 1911 competition was a second IndyCar competition in that Herta Racing competed.

Five years later, Bryan Herta Autosport, while partnered with Andretti Autosport, defied a contingency again and won their second Indianapolis 500 with rookie motorist Alexander Rossi. In 2015, Bryan Herta Rallysport done a entrance in a sparkling Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.

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