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New season. More cars. New drivers. More excitement.

For 2020, Hyundai congratulates and welcomes back 2019 Series Driver’s Champions Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis plus teammates Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi who clinched second place in last year’s Driver’s Championship. Always seeking to improve, Hyundai and partner Bryan Herta Autosport are adding a third Veloster N TCR racecar and welcoming two new drivers to the team: Ryan Norman and Gabby Chaves. Get driver bios, race dates, and car specs, plus links to race-by-race recaps of the 2020 season below.

 

Top-tier competition. Ten legendary tracks.

Now in its 51st year, IMSA, International Motor Sports Association, is the premier sanctioning body for sports car competition in North America. The 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge features two classes and consists of ten events on the continent’s most demanding and renowned road racing circuits. 

 

 Veloster N TCR

 

TCR Class Schedule

2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

 

Class Name

Location

Date

Results

Rolex 24 at Daytona Daytona Beach, FL January 23-26 4th, 5th, 6th
Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Sebring, FL July 16-18  
Road America Elkhart Lake, WI  July 31-August 2  
Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Alton, VA  August 21-23  
Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen Watkins Glen, NY September 4-6  
Northeast Grand Prix Lakeville, CT September 11-12  
Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio
Lexington, OH
September 25-27  
Motul Petit Le Mans Braselton, GA  October 15-17  
Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Monterey, CA October 30- November 1  
Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Sebring, FL November 12-14  

The Drivers

Mason Filippi

ALAMO, CA

Mason Filippi

2019

Runner-up, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series Driver’s Championship

 

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

Michael Lewis

LAGUNA BEACH, CA

Michael Lewis

2019

Winner, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series Driver’s Championship

 

2018

Pirelli World Challenge—2ndin 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 

Harry Gottsacker

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Harry Gottsacker

2019

Runner-up, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series Driver’s Championship

 

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

Mark Wilkins

TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Mark Wilkins

2019

Winner, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series Driver’s Championship

 

2018

Pirelli World Challenge—3rdin 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

Ryan Norman

AURORA, OH

Ryan Norman

2019

Indy Lights - 1 win, 4 podiums and 4th in points

 

2018

Indy Lights

 

2017

Indy Lights

 

2016

Atlantic and Indy Lights – Multiple Race Wins

 

2015

SCCA Formula Enterprises – Multiple Race Wins

Gabby Chaves

BOGOTA, COLUMBIA

Gabby Chaves

2015 

IndyCar Rookie of the Year 

 

2014 

Indy Lights Champion - 4 wins and 11 podiums 

 

2010 

Italian Formula Three Rookie of the Year 

 

2008 

Formula BMW Americas Champion - 5 wins and 3 poles

 

The Veloster N TCR

See the details and specs of the three Hyundai Veloster N TCR racecars set to compete in the 2020 Michelin Pilot Challenge. The team will run against modified production cars with similar competition specifications. 

Veloster Race Car

 

 

Chassis

Hyundai Motorsport-designed lightweight, high-tensile steel roll cage. Strengthened production body shell.

Drivetrain

350-hp, transverse mounted, 2-liter turbocharged engine with direct injection, intercooled.

6-speed transmission, pneumatic paddle shift operated.

Suspension

Front MacPherson struts, rear 4-arm multi-link both with adjustable dampers.

Wheels

Braid Veloster N TCR specific 18-inch x 10-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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