Hoping for “Sweep Repeat,” BHA Returns to Canada
Oh Canada: Canadians Mark Wilkins and Robert Wickens celebrated their victory as teammates with a spectacular race win from the back of the grid at home at CTMP one year ago. This year they return, tied for the Championship lead at the series half-way mark with one significant difference, they are racing against each other! This season Mark Wilkins is paired with Mason Filippi in the #98 Elantra N TCR and Wickens remains in the #33 Elantra N TCR co-driving with Harry Gottsacker. Wilkins and Filippi have a victory and two 3rd place finishes…. Wickens and Gottsacker are knocking on the door for their first win of the season with two 2nd place finishes. The heat is on!
BHA and Wilkins Set for Toronto Indy: Bryan Herta Autosport will enter the #98 Hyundai Elantra N TCR in the Sports Car Championship Canada Presented by Michelin at the Toronto Indy. Popular Canadian Mark Wilkins will contest three rounds of the Championship over the Indy weekend July 14th – 16th.
Win-Baby-Win: A look back at one of motorsports’ best stories of 2022 from the IMSA wire:
Return to CTMP Brings Back Emotional, Winning Memories for Wickens
The Chase is ON: Just 50 points separate Hyundai, Honda, Audi and Alfa Romeo in the manufacturer’s standings. Hyundai leads with 1270 points.
SWEEP Repeat: It was an all-BHA podium at CTMP in 2022, BHA has had at least one podium sweep each season since 2020.
#33 Elantra N TCR
2023 Stats: Best Start: 3rd Best Finish: 2nd Rank: 1st 1150 pts
Harry Gottsacker IV: “Robert and I both finished on the podium last year at CTMP, but we were competing against each other. It
will be good to try and continue a podium level effort together in
2023! We have had a good car all season and we just need to tighten up things a bit and have everything go our way to grab a win. The team is hungry for it, and it would be great to celebrate at Robert’s home track.”
Robert Wickens: “I’m really looking forward to CTMP! Last year we got the win in front of the hometown crowd, and it was a podium sweep for Hyundai and BHA! The 33 team is working hard and that first win of the season is getting close. It would be amazing to get it done at home in front of lots of friends and family.”