* Round: 4 of 10 in the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC)
* Racetrack: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
* 3.4-mile road course, featuring 11 turns
* Race: Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 2:05 pm ET (11:35 pm PT) (4 Hours)
* TV: LIVE on NBC Gold Track Pass
* Live timing and scoring from each session available at www.IMSA.com
* Live radio commentary for every session at www.IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com
* Replay: NBCSN Wednesday, June 30th at 5 pm ET
BHA FAST FACTS:
Championship Leaders: Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis, the drivers of the #77 Hyundai Veloster N TCR are leading the IMPC TCR championship by 20 points. The duo, paired together for the first time this season have finished on the podium the last two races, with a third at Sebring and second at Mid-Ohio.
The Elantra Wins On and Off the Track: Parker Chase and Ryan Norman drove the all-new #98 Elantra N TCR to it's first victory in North America at Mid-Ohio. Already a winner off the track, the Elantra was named the 2021 North American Car of the Year in January, just a week before the racing version, the Elantra N TCR made its' world debut in TCR competition with BHA at Daytona.
Drivers Camp: The Hyundai Drivers' Camp, presented by Bryan Herta Autosport wrapped this week. The 2021 camp featured six weeks of intense training from industry leaders.
Jack Starke renowned sports psychologist
Kevin Sullivan, the former communications director at the White House, NBC Universal and The Dallas Mavericks
The camp also featured corporate presentations from Hyundai Motor America and engineering workshops focusing on set-up, aerodynamics, data acquisition and more.
Hyundai driver Mark Wilkins, the 2019 TCR Champion commented, 'It's incredible that Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport provide this type of training both physically and mentally, with the individuals who are considered the best in their industries. This opportunity to better enhance our performance, and to get the most out of ourselves mentally shows massive commitment from BHA and Hyundai. They've provided the 2021 class of Hyundai drivers the tools to allow us to perform at our best, and it's been an exceptional opportunity for us drivers to capitalize on something so unique.'
Women in STEM: Hyundai Motor America is pleased to provide funding for the Hyundai Women in STEM Scholarship for any female students in the United States pursuing an undergraduate degree in STEM disciplines. Each of five winners will receive a prize of $10,000. To apply, entries must be submitted no later than June 30, 2021 and applicants can apply here: THE HYUNDAI WOMEN IN STEM SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST: Application Form | The University Network (tun.com).
Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian:
Founded in 2009, Bryan Herta Autosport has grown from a single car Indy-Lights team into a multi-championship winning auto racing franchise. Led by IndyCar and Sports Car star Bryan Herta, Bryan Herta Autosport has won races in every discipline they have entered, including Indy Lights, Indy Car, Global Rallycross, and championship titles in Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA. BHA rose to prominence after winning the 2011 Indianapolis 500 in what was the final race of the Centennial Era, a celebration of 100 years of racing at The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with driver Dan Wheldon. Five years later, BHA partnered with Andretti Autosport, and defied the odds again, winning their second Indianapolis 500 with rookie driver Alexander Rossi. In 2018, BHA entered the American Sports Car scene beginning its immensely successful partnership with Hyundai. Together, BHA and Hyundai have won three championships in as many seasons, including their dominating performance finishing first, second and third in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, where Hyundai won its first manufacturers title. For 2021, BHA will debut the all-new Hyundai ELANTRA N TCR and continue with the proven Veloster N TCR with a three-car assault in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Also, for 2021, BHA continued its successful partnership with Andretti Autosport, as they entered the #98 INDYCAR in partnership with Curb Agajanian in the Indianapolis 500 for driver Marco Andretti. For more information, visit: www.BryanHertaAutosport.com.
BHA/Hyundai Customer Support: Bryan Herta Autosport is the U.S. sales agent and part support representative of Hyundai TCR and TCA race cars for customer teams. The BHA/Hyundai Customer Support Team offers trackside engineering support, setup and tuning advice, and part and order fulfillments for the Hyundai Veloster N TCR and TCA teams and drivers from the BHA's headquarters in Speedway, IN. Since its North American debut in 2019, the Hyundai Veloster N TCR has scored 26 race wins, and three TCR championship titles.
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