BHA Hoping for a Hyundai Home Run at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Secaadmin
Hyundai takes the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Points lead to their title race, the Hyundai Motorsports Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Taylor Hagler became the first female to win a TCR race in North America earlier in the season and is on her way to becoming the first female IMSA Champion. She and teammate Michael Lewis hold a 90-point lead with just three rounds to go. The race will be streamed live on NBC Gold Track Pass. For more information about the race, cars and drivers visit www.bryanhertaautosport.com.
Next Level: The first of five episodes of Hyundai’s web series “Next Level” was just released. The first episode, titled “Robert’s Return” takes viewers behind the scenes of Robert Wickens return to the cockpit when he drove the #54 Hyundai Veloster N TCR with Bryan Herta Autosport at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was Wickens first time driving a racecar since he became paralyzed in a horrific IndyCar accident three years ago. Robert’s journey back to the track is one of determination and inspiration, he proved in the hand-controlled Hyundai Veloster, that he is capable and ready to win races again. Watch Next Level on Hyundai’s YouTube channel: (23) Robert Wickens’ Return | Next Level Ep. 1 | Hyundai – YouTube
Hyundai Home Run: Bryan Herta Autosport scored a home run for Hyundai in 2020, when Ryan Norman and Gabby Chaves won the Laguna Seca 120 at Hyundai’s home race. This year there seven Hyundai’s racing for the win at the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship. Headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, this is the second consecutive year Hyundai Motor America has served as the title sponsor of IMSA event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
51%: Hyundai has proven to be the most reliable manufacture since joining the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge prior to the 2019 season. Since then, they’ve won 51% of the races, two driver championships and one manufacturers title. Searching for their 14th IMPC race win at the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, Hyundai currently leads the manufacturers championship by 20 points over Honda.
Elantra N: Hyundai recently introduced the high performance, road going sister car to the Elantra N TCR race car, the Elantra N. A 276-hp cornering machine that makes driving more personal by letting you customize the drive mode and exhaust notes. Race fans will get their first look at the Elantra N at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Learn more: The all-new Elantra N Highlights | Cars Hyundai Worldwide
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