Hyundai Veloster N
Veloster N shifts into competition mode.
The green flag drops on an exciting new season for Hyundai in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.
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Sights set on a new trophy.
After winning the TCR Team championship and TCR Manufacturer's title in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge, Hyundai Motorsports with partner Bryan Herta Autosport are ready for more. The team will run a pair of all-new Veloster N TCRs in the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Check back here for all the news as the season develops.
Hyundai Veloster N TCR Team
Hyundai Takes Championship Points Lead.
Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, NY – 6/29/19
Both team cars took turns leading the race on Saturday after pre-race thunderstorms delayed the four-hour race by one hour. Dominating the field for most of the race, Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins finished second driving #98 and took the championship lead heading into the halfway point of the season.
At the end, drenching rain followed by full sunshine that quickly dried out the track kept #98 from finishing first. Earlier in the day, a fuel pump issue spoiled the #21 car’s chance for victory. But the team’s diligence was rewarded with a top-ten finish and drivers Harry Gottsacker and Mason Fillippi earned valuable points toward the series championship. Hyundai drivers set the pace all weekend as Michael Lewis scored the first pole position for the team and Hyundai in IMSA competition on Friday.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park - Bowmanville, Ontario CDN 7/6/19
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Hyundai Veloster N TCR Team
Hyundai’s first IMSA win makes history.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington, OH – 5/4/19
Just three races into the hyper-competitive IMSA Pilot Challenge series, Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport notched their first-ever IMSA win. The team’s performance at Mid-Ohio was thrilling with the #98 Veloster N TCR of Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis ultimately taking the checkered flag.
Weather was a factor all weekend and during the 2-hour race, with cold temperatures and intermittent rain creating challenging decisions in the pit box and on the race track. Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker co-drivers of the #21 Veloster TCR finished the race in seventh. But with 20 laps to go Gottsaker actually passed Lewis to lead the race before having fuel pump problems. In the end, Lewis masterfully made his final pass with only two laps to go then defended his lead for the historic win. Team owner Bryan Herta recapped: “I am very happy for the team and Hyundai. It was our first IMSA win, that’s big. Everyone nailed it out there—a great job by the crew and the drivers were outstanding. I think we had a chance for a 1-2 finish today.”
Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, NY – 6/29/19
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Hyundai Veloster N TCR Team
Hyundai powers to another Top-5 finish.
Sebring International Raceway - Sebring, Florida – 3/15/19
Rookies lead the way at Sebring. Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker jumped to second in the IMPC Championship driver standings with a 4th place finish at Sebring. Their #21 car started 8th and scored their second consecutive top-five finish in as many races.
Teammates Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis in #98 started third and fought for a podium finish during the first half of the race before eventually finishing sixth. In its first year racing the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series, the Bryan Herta Autosport team has adapted quickly to IMSA’s world-class competition, having led laps, qualified inside the top three and earned two top-five finishes in the first two races. Bryan Herta, team owner, said: “The Veloster N TCR performed great. Overall, I think our level of preparation was good and the drivers squeezed everything out of it. It’s a very competitive series and I think we’re in a good position to keep moving forward.” See the action from Sebring on NBC Sports Network on Thursday, March 28th at 3 p.m.
Next up: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course - Lexington, OH – 5/4/19
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Hyundai Veloster N TCR Team
The challenge begins at Daytona.
Daytona International Speedway — Daytona Beach, FL — 1/25/19
True to form, Daytona was action packed with intense competition and lots of carnage. The two-car Hyundai Veloster N TCR team ran inside the top-five several times in the four-hour event. The #98 car driven by Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis was running as high as second on the high banks of Daytona.
Mid-race contact with the Honda Civic driven by Ryan Eversley ultimately ended the day early for the #98 Hyundai. Eversley was deemed responsible for the contact and penalized for the incident. The #98 team held on long enough to collect points for eighth position. The team's sister car, #21 driven by rookies Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi kicked their performance into a higher gear and finished fifth. Team owner Bryan Herta said, "Our goal this weekend was to execute...with a focus on consistency. We knew we had a significant challenge ahead with debuting a new car and program at Daytona. While we're not satisfied with our results, we learned a lot this weekend about the car, and our team. We're looking forward to Sebring and continuing our program development."
Next up: Sebring International Raceway - Sebring, Florida – 3/15/19
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Veloster N
Top-tier competition. Ten legendary tracks.
Now in its 50th year, IMSA, International Motor Sports Association, is the premier sanctioning body for sports car competition in North America. The 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge features two classes and consists of ten events on the continent's most demanding and renowned road racing circuits.
TCR Class Schedule
2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
Daytona International Speedway
January 25
Daytona Beach, FL
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Sebring International Raceway
March 15
Sebring, FL
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– COMPLETED –
Mid-Ohio Sports
Car Course
May 4
Lexington, OH
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Watkins Glen International
June 29
Watkins Glen, NY
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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 6
Bowmanville, ON, CDN
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Lime Rock Park
July 20
Lakeville, CT
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Road America
August 3
Elkhart Lake, WI
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Virginia International Raceway
August 24
Alton, VA
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WeatherTech Raceway
Laguna Seca
September 14
Monterey, CA
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Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
October 11
Braselton, GA
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The drivers
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Laguna Beach, CA
2018
Pirelli World Challenge —
2nd in series driver standings, 3
wins and 2 poles
2017
Pirelli World Challenge,
SprintX Pro-Pro SRO California
8-Hours 25 Hours of Thunderhill
2016
Pirelli World Challenge,
GT and SprintX —
2 wins and 2 poles
2015
Pirelli World Challenge, GT
Mark Wilkins
Mark Wilkins
Toronto, ON, Canada
2018
Pirelli World Challenge — 3rd in
series driver standings, 3 wins
and 4 poles
2017
IMSA SportsCar Championship
and the Pirelli World Challenge
North American Endurance
Championship Daytona,
Sebring, Road Atlanta SprintX
championship, Pirelli World
Challenge — win Utah
Motorsport Campus
2016
Sebring International Raceway
— second win
2015
PWC — win Miller
Motorsports Park
2014
KIA PWC team — six podiums
including two wins
Mason Fillippi
Mason Fillippi
Alamo, CA
2018
Pirelli World Challenge TCR — 4th in the championship
2017
Pirelli World Challenge TCR — 1 win, 5th in championship, rookie season
2016
Global MX 5 Cup, Pirelli World
Challenge TCA, NASA 25 Hours
of Thunderhill Winner (E1)
2015
Teen Mazda Challenge
Championship, Top 8 Mazda
Road to 24, NASA 25 Hours of
Thunderhill Winner (E1)
2014
SCCA SFR Rookie of the Year
Harry Gottsacker
Harry Gottsacker
San Antonio, TX
2018
Pirelli World Challenge GTS — 2 wins, 2nd in the GTS overall and GTS SprintX Championship
IMSA Prototype Challenge — 4th at Petit Le Mans
2017
British GT Silver GT3 — class win, Pirelli World Challenge GTS — 2 podium finishes
2016
Red Bull Global Rally Cross — 2 top five finishes, Pirelli World Challenge GTS — 1 podium finish
Veloster N TCR
The Veloster N TCR
See the details and specs of the two Hyundai Veloster N TCR racecars set to take on the 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge. The team will run against modified production cars with similar competition specifications.
Chassis
Hyundai Motorsport-designed
lightweight, high-tensile steel roll cage.
Strengthened production body shell.
Transmission
6-speed Pneumatic paddle
shift operated.
Engine
350-hp, transverse mounted, 2-liter
turbocharged engine with direct
injection, intercooled.
Suspension
Front MacPherson struts,
rear 4-arm multi-link both with
adjustable dampers.
Wheels
Braid Veloster N TCR specific
10-inch x 18-inch wheels.
Braking
Brembo® Monobloc calipers and
ventilated discs, front 15.0 inch,
rear 10.9 inch.
Dimensions
  • Length: 175.2 in.
  • Width: 76.8 in.
  • Wheelbase: 104.3 in.
  • Track width: 66.9 in.
  • Minimum weight: 2,827 lbs.
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