2021 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge
Lime Rock Park 120
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Round: 6 of 10 in the 2021 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC)
Racetrack: Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
1.5-mile road course, featuring 7 turns
Race: Saturday, July 17, 2021, at 11:05 am ET (8:05 am PT) (2 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 Tuesday, August 10th, at 1 pm ET
BHA FAST FACTS:
Back to the Top: Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis shot back to the top of the charts after the second race at Watkins Glen two weeks ago. Consistency is key for the duo, finishing in the top three in the last four races. They currently have a healthy 130-point advantage over the rest of the field.
Previously at Lime Rock Park: The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge last raced at Lime Rock Park in 2019, with six of BHA’s eight current drivers on the podium at that event. Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins won the race en route to their title in 2019. Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson were second, while driving for another manufacturer, and Harry Gottsacker and Mason Filippi were third in the Veloster N TCR. Michael Lewis’s impressive qualifying run for the TCR pole position was just .071 seconds behind the GS pole winner in 2019, starting on the front row, second overall.
Mid-Season Stats: Through the first half of the season, the BHA Hyundai Velosters and Elantras have scored one victory and five podium finishes. Harry Gottsacker scored the team’s first pole position of the season in the last round at Watkins Glen.
Suits our Strengths: Lime Rock Park is the shortest track on the IMPC circuit by more than half a mile, and with the lack of long straightaways, the track requires cars to excel in braking, cornering and handling, all strong attributes of the Hyundai racecars.
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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