Michael Lewis Takes Wire-to-Wire Victory Saturday in Utah; Bryan Herta Autosport Dominates TCR Action

Posted on 15. Sep, 2018 by in Hyundai Canada

08/11/2018, Grantsville, Utah

Another Hyundai i30 N TCR 1-2 finish for Lewis Wilkins in 100-degree heat

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (August 11, 2018)
 – Michael Lewis strike a stifle during a immature flag Saturday in a Pirelli World Challenge Round 9 TCR eventuality and never looked behind in his No.  98 Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian Hyundai i30 N TCR competition car.

The friendly Californian gathering from his stick position in a 40-minute scurry highway racing eventuality during Utah Motorsports Campus and led wire-to-wire in a 20-lap underline during a 3.048-mile, 14-turn outdoor lane inside a vast Utah racing trickery in nearby 100-degree heat.

Saturday’s TCR competition for a initial for a racing difficulty during a Utah competition plant and Lewis put his name in a annals with a winning run. It was Michael’s third TCR win in 2018 and sixth for a BHA group and Hyundai.

Only Lewis’ BHA Hyundai teammate, Canadian Mark Wilkins, could stay tighten to Michael in a initial half of a competition as a dual maestro racers pulled divided from a rest of a TCR margin Saturday. At a mottled flag, Lewis degraded Wilkins by 2.613 seconds in a considerable 1-2 finish for a team’s fifth 1-2 finish of a 2018 TCR debate for a BHA Hyundai boys.

“Big appreciate we to all a Hyundai use managers and all these other corporate members being here,” pronounced Lewis. “It’s cold to get a win and see them entertaining us on. We’re perplexing to get points for Drivers’ championship and Team championship. But, initial and foremost, this win helps us as we’re operative tough for a Manufacturer championship for Hyundai.”

Lewis and Wilkins now arrange second and third behind indicate personality Ryan Eversley in a TCR Drivers’ standings, though Bryan Herta Autosport tops a Team points by 18 and Hyundai leads a Manufacturers standings by 15.

“A good day for Hyundai, another 1-2,” pronounced WIlkins. “Congrats to Michael. He did a good pursuit in subordinate and took it all home to win a race. Overall all was functioning as normal, a car’s change was still good and we only attempted a best to stay out of trouble. It’s a good day for Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai and all a support they’ve brought here today, so it feels so good to win 1-2. Hyundai has given us a good baseline automobile to work with. All in all, we done a few tweaks though it’s only a good height to start with. The lane is technical, there’s a lot of variety, there are a lot of high-speeds and stop zones and a lane lets we exam all a aspects of a car.”

Lewis also set a fastest competition lap Saturday at 1:59.212 for a 92.04 miles per hour average. With that new lane record, Michael will start from a stick position again in Sunday’s Round 10 eventuality with a singular station start. Wilkins will start alongside on a front quarrel in a 40-minute set to start at 1:00 p.m. MDT.

Sunday’s TCR competition during Utah Motorsports Campus 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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