01/14/2019, Detroit, MI
Bryan Herta Autosport will foe a new Veloster N in a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2019 – With a new era of Hyundai owners shopping a high-performance Veloster N as cars strike play lots, Hyundai fuels a fad even serve currently with a entrance a Veloster N TCR foe automobile during a North American International Auto Show. The Veloster N TCR joins a extreme foe in a 2019 International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) MICHELIN Pilot Challenge. At North America’s premier racetracks, it will line adult on a grid alongside a Honda Civic Type R TCR, Volkswagen GTI TCR, and a Audi RS3 LMS TCR.
Hyundai Motor America adds a Veloster N TCR to a championship-winning patron motorsports module operated by Bryan Herta Autosport. Herta’s group will ready dual 350-horsepower Veloster N TCRs for a arriving season. One automobile will be piloted by Hyundai TCR veterans Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins, while a team’s second entrance will be driven by group newcomers Mason Filippi, age 20, and Harry Gottsacker, age 18.
“The Veloster is a ideal fit for a IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge as we enhance a motorsports efforts,” pronounced Dean Evans, clamp president, Marketing, Hyundai Motor America. “The all-new 2019 Veloster and Veloster N are playful, fun-to-drive cars, and interjection to Bryan and his group we’re vehement to broach them to racing fans opposite North America. In 2018, we won a manufacturer’s championship, so it is good to get behind to racing with a proven veterans, a span of good immature drivers, and this mint car.”
“The success we had final year with a i30 N TCR desirous us to enhance Hyundai’s motorsports module and move a Veloster N TCR into a worse array with longer races and some-more gifted drivers,” pronounced Bryan Herta, boss and CEO of Bryan Herta Autosport. “Transforming a Veloster’s lightweight, firm pattern into an continuation foe automobile will assistance us build credit for Hyundai’s flourishing N code and accelerate a reverse-halo outcome that a Veloster brings to Hyundai’s different automobile lineup. We can’t wait to get this new automobile out on a lane and into competition.”
2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge Schedule
The 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge Season spans 10 rounds during marks opposite North America. The deteriorate kicks off on Jan 25 during Daytona International Speedway.
Veloster N TCR Race Car
The Veloster N TCR was designed by a same Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Team that grown a championship-winning i30 N TCR. Like a i30 stablemate, a Veloster N TCR is constructed during Hyundai Motorsport Headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The dual cars share around 85 percent of their core components, including a 350-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.
The Veloster N TCR is partial of a ongoing rollout of a Hyundai N code globally, and addresses requests of Hyundai Motorsport patron teams in name inhabitant markets where a i30 N TCR foe automobile was in competition, though a i30 N highway automobile was not partial of a region’s production-vehicle indication range. The further of a Veloster N TCR to a patron motorsports lineup gives teams in inhabitant markets where a Veloster N highway automobile is accessible a some-more applicable height for their particular audiences.
Both Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR are entirely homologated for foe in strictly authorised TCR series. Priority for initial Veloster N TCR deliveries, however, will go to patron teams in markets where a Veloster N highway automobile is offered.
BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT TO PROVIDE U.S. SALES AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT
In a United States, Bryan Herta Autosport is a designated sales representative for Hyundai TCR patron foe cars. The Veloster N TCR can be systematic for €135,000* and shipping, with patron deliveries set to start in Mar 2019.
Bryan Herta Autosport will also yield technical assistance, spares, and tools support to teams campaigning Hyundai TCR models in a U.S.
* NOTE: US pricing is contingent on sell rates, that are theme to fluctuation. Based on stream rates, for example, a Veloster N TCR would sell for approximately $155,000 and shipping.
HYUNDAI BACKS CUSTOMER TEAMS WITH CONTINGENCY AWARDS PROGRAM
As Hyundai Motorsports heads into a second year of North American competition, Hyundai Motor America announces that it will support patron teams in a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge with discretionary strait awards programs in any series. Participating teams will be authorised for strait payouts for any 2019 foe formed on IMSA or Blancpain GT World Challenge foe formula and eligibility requirements.
In a IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, both a Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR are eligible. In Blancpain GT World Challenge, a authorised vehicles are a Hyundai i30 N TCR, Veloster N TCR, and, in a TC class, a Veloster N.
2019 HYUNDAI CONTINGENCY PROGRAM PAYOUT PLAN
HYUNDAI Veloster N TCR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Type: Hyundai Motorsport 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged
Power (Max): 350 hp @ 7000 rpm
Torque (Max): 332 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm
Electronics: Life Racing ECU and energy government system
Type: Front-wheel drive
Gearbox: Six-speed consecutive gearbox with pneumatic paddle-shift
Differential: Mechanical with outmost pre-load adjuster
Clutch: AP Racing Cerametallic twin-disc
Seats: Sabelt foe seats
Belts: Sabelt six-point HANS compatible
Instrumentation: Life Racing compress configurable driver’s display
Front suspension: MacPherson struts with tractable dampers
Rear suspension: Four-arm multi-link with tractable dampers
Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted shelve and pinion
Front Brakes: 380mm ventilated stop discs with Hyundai Motorsport-branded six-piston Brembo calipers
Rear Brakes: 278mm stop discs with two-piston calipers
Handbrake: Hydraulic control
Wheels: 10×18 in. aerodynamic Braid rims, designed for Hyundai Motorsport
Structure: Hyundai Motorsport designed lightweight high-tensile steel hurl cage
Bodywork: Steel and combination fiber panels
Track Width: 1,610mm
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 liters
Weight: 1,285kg smallest (including driver)*
€135,000 (approximately $155,000 in U.S. per stream sell rates)
*mandated by TCR regulations
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was creatively founded in 1969 and owns a prolonged and abounding story in sports automobile racing. Today, IMSA is a supporting physique of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a premier sports automobile racing array in North America. IMSA also sanctions a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and a IMSA Prototype Challenge as good as 4 one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a association within a NASCAR family – is a disdainful vital partner in North America with a Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) that operates a 24 Hours of Le Mans as a partial of a FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables comparison IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to acquire involuntary entries into a prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For some-more information, revisit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.
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 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.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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