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Victory! Hyundai wins the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

Congratulations to Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis as they take the 2019 series Driver’s Championship in the #98 Bryan Herta Autosport Veloster N TCR. Teammates Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi in the #21 car clinched second place in the Driver’s Championship. Just more proof of how impressively Hyundai Motorsports and partner Bryan Herta Autosport performed all season long, finishing a close second in the Manufacturer’s Championship. Thanks to all of the crew, friends, family and fans whose support and hard work made the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge such a great success. Read the race-by-race recaps of the 2019 season below.

 

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. 

 

 Veloster N TCR

 

TCR Class Schedule

2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

 

Class Name

Location

Date

Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL January 25
Sebring International Raceway Sebring, FL March 15
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, OH May 4
Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, NY July 29
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, ON, CDN  July 6
Lime Rock Park Lakeville, CT July 20
Road America Elkhart Lake, WI  August 3 
Virginia International Raceway Alton, VA  August 24 
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, CA September 14 
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Braselton, GA  October 11

The drivers

Michael Lewis

LAGUNA BEACH, CA

Michael Lewis

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

TORONTO, ON, CANADA

Mark Wilkins

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

ALAMO, CA

Mason Fillippi

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

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Harry Gottsacker

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

 

The Veloster N TCR

See the details and specs of the two Hyundai Veloster N TCR racecars set to compete in the 2019 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 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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