Hyundai Veloster N TCR Joins i30 N TCR in 2019 as Global Customer Race Vehicle Roster Expands

11/09/2018, Sebring, FL

  • Championship-winning Bryan Herta Autosport will foe a new Veloster N TCR in a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge series
  • Bryan Herta Autosport to offer U.S. sales and support for Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR
  • Hyundai announces strait awards programs for patron TCR teams in a IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and Blancpain GT World Challenge
  • Veloster N and i30 N are homologated for both series
  • 10-round IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge kicks off Jan 25 during Daytona International Speedway


SEBRING, Fla., Nov. 9, 2018
– Hyundai currently announced a subsequent section in a championship-winning, customer-racing motorsports module during a Michelin IMSA Sports Car Encore. Bryan Herta Autosport, uninformed off a team’s 2018 entrance deteriorate in that it cumulative both a Team and Manufacturer championships in a 2018 Pirelli World Challenge TCR class, will contest in a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge in a all-new Hyundai Veloster N TCR foe car. In addition, Bryan Herta Autosport will sell Hyundai TCR foe cars to patron teams and yield technical and tools support.

The Veloster N TCR was designed by a same Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing Team that grown a championship-winning i30 N TCR. Like a i30 stablemate, a Veloster N TCR will be constructed during Hyundai Motorsport Headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. The dual cars share around 85% of their core components, including a 350-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

The Veloster N TCR will be entirely denounced closer to a start of a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge Season, that spans 10 rounds during marquee marks opposite North America. The deteriorate kicks off on Jan 25 during Daytona International Speedway.

“We’re positively anxious to have Bryan Herta Autosport behind with us, racing a new Veloster N TCR during America’s many legendary racing circuits in a IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge,” pronounced Dean Evans, Hyundai Motor America’s Chief Marketing Officer. “After their championship run in 2018, we can’t wait to see a uncover they put on for a fans and business in a Veloster N TCR foe cars.”

“Chapter Two is going to be exciting,” pronounced Bryan Herta, boss and CEO of Bryan Herta Autosport. “We schooled so most by racing and winning with a i30 N TCR final season. We know only how glorious a height is in tough competition. The Veloster N TCR retains all good about a i30 N and gives us a world-class foe automobile with a approach road-car reflection that a fans can squeeze and expostulate any day.”


Hyundai i30 N TCR Racecar


2019 MICHELIN PILOT CHALLENGE TCR CLASS SCHEDULE

NEW YEAR, NEW CAR

The Veloster N TCR is partial of a ongoing rollout of a Hyundai N code globally, and addresses a requests of Hyundai Motorsport patron teams in name inhabitant markets where a i30 N TCR foe automobile was in competition, though a i30 N highway automobile was not partial of a region’s production-vehicle indication range. The further of a Veloster N TCR to a patron motorsports lineup gives teams in inhabitant markets where a Veloster N highway automobile is accessible a some-more applicable height for their particular audiences.

Both Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR are entirely homologated for foe in strictly authorised TCR series. Priority for initial Veloster N TCR deliveries, however, will go to patron teams in markets where a Veloster N highway automobile is offered.


2019 Hyundai Veloster N

BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT TO PROVIDE U.S. SALES AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT

In a United States, Bryan Herta Autosport is a designated sales representative for a Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR patron cars. The Veloster N TCR can be systematic for €135,000* and shipping, with patron deliveries set to start in Mar 2019.

Bryan Herta Autosport will also yield technical assistance, spares, and tools support to teams campaigning Hyundai TCR models in a U.S.

* NOTE: US pricing is contingent on sell rates, that are theme to fluctuation. Based on stream rates, for example, a Veloster N TCR would sell for approximately $155,000 and shipping.


HYUNDAI BACKS CUSTOMER TEAMS WITH CONTINGENCY AWARDS PROGRAM

As Hyundai Motorsports heads into a second year of North American competition, Hyundai Motor America announces that it will support patron teams in a 2019 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge and 2019 Blancpain GT World Challenge with discretionary strait awards programs in any series. Participating teams will be authorised for strait payouts for any 2019 foe formed on IMSA or Blancpain GT World Challenge foe formula and eligibility requirements.

In a IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge, both a Veloster N TCR and i30 N TCR are eligible. In Blancpain GT World Challenge, a authorised vehicles are a Hyundai i30 N TCR, Veloster N TCR, and, in a TC class, a Veloster N.


2018 HYUNDAI CONTINGENCY PROGRAM PAYOUT PLAN

HYUNDAI VELOSTER N TCR TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

Type: Hyundai Motorsport 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged

Power (Max): 350 hp @ 7000 rpm

Torque (Max): 450 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Electronics: Life Racing ECU and energy government system

Transmission

Type: Front-wheel drive

Gearbox: Six-speed consecutive gearbox with pneumatic paddle-shift

Differential: Mechanical with outmost pre-load adjuster

Clutch: AP Racing Cerametallic twin-disc

Cockpit

Seats: Sabelt foe seats

Belts: Sabelt six-point HANS compatible

Instrumentation: Life Racing compress configurable driver’s display

Chassis

Front suspension: MacPherson struts with tractable dampers

Rear suspension: Four-arm multi-link with tractable dampers

Steering: Hydraulic power-assisted shelve and pinion

Front Brakes: 380mm ventilated stop discs with Hyundai Motorsport-branded six-piston Brembo calipers

Rear Brakes: 278mm stop discs with two-piston calipers

Handbrake: Hydraulic control

Wheels: 10×18 in. aerodynamic Braid rims, designed for Hyundai Motorsport

Bodywork

Structure: Hyundai Motorsport designed lightweight high-tensile steel hurl cage

Bodywork: Steel and combination fiber panels

Length: 4,450mm

Wheelbase 2,650mm

Width 1,950mm

Track Width: 1,610mm

Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 liters

Weight: 1,285kg smallest (including driver)*

Price

€135,000 (approximately $155,000 in U.S. per stream sell rates)

*mandated by TCR regulations

ABOUT IMSA
The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was creatively founded in 1969 and owns a prolonged and abounding story in sports automobile racing. Today, IMSA is a supporting physique of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a premier sports automobile racing array in North America. IMSA also sanctions a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and a IMSA Prototype Challenge as good as 4 one-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a association within a NASCAR family – is a disdainful vital partner in North America with a Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) that operates a 24 Hours of Le Mans as a partial of a FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables comparison IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to acquire involuntary entries into a prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For some-more information, revisit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.


ABOUT BRYAN HERTA AUTOSPORT
Co-Founded by Bryan Herta in 2009, Bryan Herta Autosport has grown from a single-car Indy Lights group into a world-renowned auto-racing franchise. The group done a initial incursion into IndyCar movement in 2010 with an entrance in a Indianapolis 500 while stability to run a full-time multi-car Indy Lights program. The 2011 Indianapolis 500 was a final foe of a Centennial Era, a jubilee of 100 years of racing during a Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Also famous as “The Most Important Race in History,” a 100th anniversary of a initial 1911 foe was a second IndyCar foe in that Herta Racing competed.

Five years later, Bryan Herta Autosport, while partnered with Andretti Autosport, defied a contingency again and won their second Indianapolis 500 with rookie motorist Alexander Rossi. In 2015, Bryan Herta Rallysport done a entrance in a sparkling Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship.


HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an superb patron knowledge grounded in pattern leadership, engineering value and well-developed value in any car we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel dungeon vehicles is corroborated by Hyundai Assurance—our guarantee to broach assent of mind to a customers. Hyundai vehicles are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide, with a infancy sole in a U.S. built during U.S. production facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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