US Customers confirm 2019 plans, Veloster N TCR campaign
American team Bryan Herta Autosport became the first of the Hyundai TCR customers to publically confirm their 2019 plans, taking on a greater role in North America for 2019. As well, as becoming sales and support agents for Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing in the country they will switch championships. For 2019 their primary will be on the IMSA-organised MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series. The team will also become the first to race the Veloster N TCR, tying in more closely to the range of Hyundai road cars available in the US.
However, they will support any customers in the i30 N TCR, racing in the TC America series, where Hyundai won the manufacturers’ title and Bryan Herta Autosport the teams’ championship this year.
Their competitive 2019 season begins at Daytona International Speedway in January.
Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Deputy General Manager Andrea Adamo said: “2018 has been a successful season for our customers, both in the Hyundai i20 R5 in rallying and the i30 N TCR on the circuits around the world. In Portugal and Spain we have seen all year both pace and reliability of the i20 R5 in the hands of a number of crews, and that performance has brought just reward in securing the drivers’ title in Portugal and the manufacturers’ championship in Spain. Likewise, in TCR Korea our customers have shown off the capabilities of the i30 N TCR, winning all three titles to add to the considerable success for the car its first competitive season.”
*Subject to confirmation of the results by the FIA