BHA and Hyundai Enter World Racing Finale

●      No. 98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR (GTO) and
        No. 98 Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA (GP2)
●      Local Artists Create Liveries Highlighting Diversity in Driver Lineups
●      Entered to Complete Two Eight-hour Endurance Races Over Two Days
Speedway, Ind., Nov. 30, 2021 – Bryan Herta Autosport with Curb Agajanian (BHA) today announced their participation in the World Racing League (WRL) season finale at Circuit of the Americas, next month in Austin, Texas. BHA will enter the #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR competing in the GTO class and the #98 Hyundai Veloster Turbo TCA competing in the GP2 class.
The #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCR car will feature an all-female driver lineup led by BHA driver Taylor Hagler, the recently crowned IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR co-champion. Joining Hagler will be esteemed racers Ayla Agren, Sabre Cook and Val Limoges.
Driving the #98 Veloster N TCA will be rising stars from diverse backgrounds: Biggs Tiner, Myles Rowe, Tyler Delgado and professional racer, stunt driver and influencer, Collette Davis.
“Hyundai asked us to look for new opportunities within motorsports that would expand Hyundai’s footprint in the sport,” said Bryan Herta, president, BHA. “Hyundai wanted to create another option for drivers and teams looking to compete in one of Hyundai’s TCA or TCR race cars. By adding an all-female driving lineup in our TCR entry and a foursome of up-and-coming talents for our Veloster TCA car, Hyundai has again led the way in innovation in our sport. The unique liveries designed by local Austin artists will set the cars apart on track and create another great element to this event.”
Both Hyundai vehicles will feature unique liveries for the event, inspired by the female lineup in the TCR-GTO entry and the diversity of the TCA-GP2 entry. Hyundai searched for Texas-based artists to create the designs. Emily Eisenhart and Vy Ngo’s designs were chosen. Hyundai’s experiential agency Rogers & Cowan PMK developed the concept and searched for Texas-based artists to create the designs.
Emily Eisenhart, a multidisciplinary artist, and designer based in Austin, Texas created a livery reflecting the journeys of the four female racers driving the Veloster N TCR GTO entry. Vy Ngo is an Austin based visual artist and physician.
“The livery features abstract shapes and colors, reminiscent of racing stripes, the track, cheering fans, sparks and speed in motion,” said Eisenhart.
 “Titled ‘Connection Redefined,’ this design depicts how the #98 Hyundai Veloster N TCA GP2 team of drivers defies the odds, thinks outside the box, lives vibrantly through their passions while creating new ways of thinking, living, and connecting with others,” said Vy Ngo.
The season finale features two eight-hour races, one on Saturday, Dec. 4 and another on Sunday, Dec. 5. The WRL races are split into four diverse categories that are separated by power-to-weight splits. These classes are divided further into GP (General Production) and GTO (Grand Touring Open) classes. Live timing and results are available on the World Racing League App.
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No. 98 Veloster N TCR
Livery Design by: Vy Ngo
No. 98 Veloster Turbo TCA (GP2)
Livery Design by: Emily Eisenhart
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. For more information, visit:
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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