High performance powered by N.
Hyundai’s success grows with every race of the Pirelli World Challenge TCR class.
Partners in performance
Hyundai, in partnership with Bryan Herta Autosport, started the season with one goal: Introduce our new Hyundai N high-performance banner in North America and compete to win the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Racing (TCR) class. Now it’s time to celebrate!
Team Hyundai 1st and 2nd at Utah
Hyundai wins the Team championship and Manufacturer’s title.
Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, NY – 9/1-9/2
Competing with exceptional purpose, talent, endurance and effort Hyundai Motorsports has won the Pirelli World Challenge TCR Team championship and Manufacturer’s series titles. While Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins finished second and third in the series driver’s standings. Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International in round 11 of the series, Michael Lewis left it all on the track. Still, he had to settle for second place, just 0.221 of a second behind for the 40-minute race. Lewis’s teammate Mark Wilkins took fourth. Sunday’s round 12 series finale was even more challenging as both Hyundai drivers gave it their best but were unable finish on the podium.
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Photo Credit: Red Case Photography
Team Hyundai 1st and 2nd at Utah
Hyundai finishes 1, 2 twice! Closes in on series lead.
Utah Motorsports Campus - Toole, Utah – 8/10-8/12
Drivers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins pushed their Hyundai i30N race cars to a pair of dominating 1, 2 finishes in rounds nine and ten of the Pirelli World Challenge 2018 TCR class. The Hyundai Motorsports team drivers led from start to finish for both the Saturday and Sunday afternoon events at the Utah Motor Campus. Lewis created all the buzz in the beehive state as he notched two wins and two pole positions in a furious run for the coveted inaugural TCR Drivers’ championship. With just two races left in the 12-event tour, Lewis is second in the TCR points-just seven behind the point leader-while Wilkins stands in third place. Fans can see the Utah races on CBS Sports Network on Sunday, August 26, at 4 p.m. EDT. The final TCR doubleheader of the season will be held on Sept. 1-2 at the legendary Watkins Glen International road course in New York state, which will be live-streamed on www.world-challenge.com and the World Challenge channel on YouTube.
Next up: Watkins Glen International Raceway - Watkins Glen, NY-9/1-9/2
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Team Hyundai 1st and 2nd at Portland
Team Hyundai goes 1, 2 at Portland.
Portland International Raceway, Portland, Oregon | 7/13-7/15
Teammates Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis, drove their Hyundai i30N race cars to an impressive 1, 2 finish in round seven of the Pirelli World Challenge 2018 TCR class during sunny Saturday afternoon action in the 58th running of the Rose Cup Races. Hyundai’s dynamic driving duo used brilliant tactics, skill and the power of their i30N race cars to put together an exciting performance. After patiently trailing the leader for 31 laps and looking for their opening, the two drivers took advantage of slower lapped traffic to slip by the leader in the closing minutes of the 40-minute race. After winning the race, Wilkins said: “These i30N TCR cars are blast to drive. This track is fun but also tight, so you have to be cautious at times.” Sunday’s round 8 of the Pirelli World Challenge series was more challenging for the Bryan Herta Autosport/Hyundai team. Lewis picked up his second podium finish of the weekend in second place but teammate Wilkins did not finish the race.
Next up: Utah Motorsports Campus - Toole, Utah – 8/10-8/12.
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Team Hyundai Wins at Lime Rock
Hyundai finishes in first at Lime Rock.
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Connecticut | 5/25
Driver Michael Lewis, piloted his Hyundai i30N to another dominating win in the Pirelli World Challenge 2018 TCR class at the Grand Prix of Lime Rock in round six of the series. Starting on the pole, Lewis never gave up the lead as he charged to the checkered flag. Hyundai team driver Mark Wilkins followed closely all the way to finish in second place just hundredths of a second behind. Of his teammate Lewis said: “I have so much respect for Mark, but as long as we don’t touch we’re expected to race.” Wilkins took another second place finish for Hyundai and the Bryan Herta Autosport team earlier in the day during the round five race, besting Lewis who came in third.
Next up: Portland International Raceway - 7/13-7/15.
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Photo Credit: Bryan Herta Autosport
Team Hyundai Wins at Virginia
Hyundai wins at Virginia.
Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia | 4/28 and 4/29
Mark Wilkins drove his Hyundai i30N to his second win in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR series. His triumph followed a difficult day on Saturday's race 3, but Hyundai driver Michael Lewis finished strong in second place. The Sunday race was the first standing start of the season for the PWC. In this exciting format, the drivers run to their race cars, start their engines, buckle into the driver's seat and sprint to the first turn. At the end of the weekend's racing Wilkins thanked his Bryan Herta Autosport crew by saying: "Kudos to the guys for the late nights and early mornings. It takes a great team to put this together and we have one."
Next up: Lime Rock Park — 5/25-5/28
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(Photo Credit: Pirelli World Challenge / Brian Cleary)
Team Hyundai Drivers
Hyundai drivers finish 1-2 in the first two races.
Circuit of the Americas-Austin, Texas | 3/24 and 3/25
Drivers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins dominated the first weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge's all-new TCR class in matching Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai i30 N TCR cars. They delivered impressive 1-2 Hyundai finishes for both races run in the doubleheader weekend during the Grand Prix of Texas. In race #1 on Saturday, Lewis took first place, Wilkins second place, and Honda's Eversley finished third. For race #2 on Sunday, Wilkins started in pole position and went on to win first place, with Lewis close behind in second, and Eversley again coming in third. Both 40-minute sprint races were run on the Circuit of the Americas, a 3.427-mile, 20-turn road course southeast of Austin.
Next up: Virginia International Raceway - 4/27-4/30
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Photo Credit: Pirelli World Challenge / Brian Cleary
Hyundai i30 N TCR
The challenge
Hyundai's i30 N TCRs will compete in the Pirelli World Challenge, a North American auto racing series launched in 1990 by the Sports Car Club of America. The season consists of six event weekends with doubleheader races for a total of 12 rounds. Each weekend has one standing start as well as one start under power.
2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCR Class Schedule
The drivers
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
Laguna Beach, CA
Mark Wilkins
Mark Wilkins
Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Recent Racing Career:
  • 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
  • Recent Racing Career:
  • 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
2018 elantra gt
The cars
Bryan Herta Autosport will campaign two Hyundai i30 N TCR racecars in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge.
The team will run against modified production cars with similar competition specifications.
Hyundai Motorsport-designed lightweight, high-tensile steel roll cage. Strengthened production body shell.
6-speed Pneumatic paddle
shift operated.
350-hp, transverse mounted, 2‑liter turbocharged engine with direct injection, intercooled.
Front MacPherson struts, rear 4‑arm multi-link both with adjustable dampers.
Braid i30 N TCR specific 18-inch x 10-inch wheels.
Brembo® Monobloc calipers and ventilated discs, front 15.0 inch, rear 10.9 inch.
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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