Michael Lewis & Mark Wilkins Seek More Utah Success This Weekend in Pirelli World Challenge TCR Action for BHA

Posted on 14. Sep, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

08/08/2018, Grantsville, Utah

Both Hyundai drivers demeanour to continue UMC winning ways in PWC Grand Prix of Utah 

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (August 8, 2018) – The Utah Motorsports Campus has been a winning circuit over a years for Hyundai racers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins. And they wish to continue that trend this weekend (Aug. 10-12) in a Pirelli World Challenge TCR competition.

The dual Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb/Agajanian drivers have tasted champagne and stepped to a tip of a UMC lectern recently in a Pirelli World Challenge highway racing movement during a renouned 3.0348-mile, 14-turn highway circuit southwest of Salt Lake City.

Both Lewis and Wilkins have dual PWC victories in a past 3 years during UMC. Lewis won both GT SprintX races in 2016 and Wilkins won in a GTS Sprint foe in 2015 and a GT SprintX foe final year in a PWC Grand Prix of Utah.

Now, a dual BHA competitors find additional winner’s round celebrations this weekend with their Hyundai i30N cars in a TCR multiplication with a Pirelli World Challenge doubleheader events set for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. MDT and Sunday at 1:00 pm MDT.

This year, Lewis and Wilkins are no strangers to a PWC lectern celebrations with Lewis, in a 98 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR, with dual wins, 4 seconds and one third in a initial 8 rounds in a 12-race campaign. Wilkins, in a No. 99 BHA Hyundai i30 N TCR, has available 3 victories and 3 runner-up finishes in a initial 8 40-minute scurry races.

Lewis ranks second in a stream TCR motorist indicate standings with Wilkins in third entering Rounds 9 and 10 this weekend during Utah Motorsports Campus. Hyundai leads a TCR Manufacturers points in a category’s initial deteriorate of foe in a Pirelli World Challenge.

“Utah Motorsports Campus is a unequivocally fun lane on that to drive,” pronounced Lewis, a 27-year-old Laguna Beach, Calif., racer. “In my opinion, it provides for some unequivocally good racing given of how a corners all upsurge together. Then we have a large front-straight that allows for drafting. Because of how good this lane races, and from a many fast, prolonged generation corners, we unequivocally like it.

“This is one of dual foe weekends left in a championship and it has been so fun to foe a Hyundai i30N TCR foe automobile for Bryan Herta Autosport, alongside Mark Wilkins. The whole organisation works really good together, and we will work tough to measure some-more points for both a organisation and manufacturers championship. We demeanour brazen to saying and interacting with a internal foe fans and we wish to put on a good uncover for everybody there!”

Wilkins, a maestro Canadian racer, enters a Utah Motorsports Campus events formulation to continue his UMC success opposite a clever lineup of contenders.

“It has been a good deteriorate so distant in a Hyundai i30N TCR,” he said. “The automobile has excelled during each circuit to date and we design we’ll see some-more of a same during UMC this weekend. The circuit blueprint is good fun and creates for some overwhelming racing! I’ve had some good wins here and some tough to swallow losses. we suspect we have a bit of a ‘love hate’ attribute with a circuit. 

“We have a large organisation of HMA employees and Hyundai dealership use managers entrance out this weekend. Michael and we are vehement to acquire them, share a season’s successes and put on a integrate of good races for them this weekend! With usually 4 races left in a TCR. we will be pulling tough for wins and gripping Hyundai during a tip of a manufacturers indicate standings.”

TCR Practice gets underway during UMC at 10:35 a.m. MDT Friday (August 10) with a Round 9 40-minute scurry foe set for Saturday (July 14) at 2:30 p.m. MDTSunday’s Round 8 TCR underline is scheduled for 1:00 a.m. MDT.

All TCR races during Utah Motorsports Campus will have live streaming on www.world-challenge.com.

 

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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 foe 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 foe 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 organisation into a world-renowned auto-racing franchise. The organisation 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 foe 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 foe was a second IndyCar foe 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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