novembre 12, 2018 - Hyundai

Hyundai Veloster N TCR Joins i30 N TCR in 2019 as Global Customer Race Vehicle Roster Expands

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  • Championship-winning Bryan Herta Autosport will race the new #velosterntcr in the 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series
  • Bryan Herta Autosport to offer U.S. sales and support for #velosterntcr and i30 N TCR
  • Hyundai announces contingency awards programs for customer TCR teams in the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and Blancpain GT World Challenge
  • Veloster N and i30 N are homologated for both series
  • 10-round IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge kicks off January 25 at Daytona International Speedway

SEBRING, Fla., Nov. 9, 2018
 – #hyundai today announced the next chapter in its championship-winning, customer-racing motorsports program at the Michelin IMSA Sports Car Encore. Bryan Herta Autosport, fresh off the team’s 2018 debut season in which it secured both the Team and Manufacturer championships in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCR class, will compete in the 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge in the all-new #hyundai #velosterntcr race car. In addition, Bryan Herta Autosport will sell #hyundai TCR race cars to customer teams and provide technical and parts support.

The #velosterntcr was designed by the same #hyundai Motorsport Customer #racing Team that developed the championship-winning #i30ntcr. Like its i30 stablemate, the #velosterntcr will be produced at #hyundai Motorsport Headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The two cars share around 85% of their core components, including the 350-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

The #velosterntcr will be fully unveiled closer to the start of the 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge Season, which spans 10 rounds at marquee tracks across North America. The season kicks off on January 25 at Daytona International Speedway.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Bryan Herta Autosport back with us, #racing the new #velosterntcr at America’s most fabled #racing circuits in the IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge,” said Dean Evans, #hyundai Motor America’s Chief Marketing Officer. “After their championship run in 2018, we can’t wait to see the show they put on for our fans and customers in the #velosterntcr race cars.”

“Chapter Two is going to be exciting,” said Bryan Herta, president and CEO of Bryan Herta Autosport. “We learned so much by #racing and winning with the #i30ntcr last season. We know just how excellent the platform is in hard competition. The #velosterntcr retains everything great about the i30 N and gives us a world-class race car with a direct road-car counterpart that our fans can purchase and drive every day.”