Indianapolis Motor Speedway 240 for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
Round 8 of the 2023 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge
September 15-16, 2023
Racetrack: Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course
2.439-mile road course, features 14 turns
Race: Saturday, September 16th, 2023, at 4:30 – 8:30 pm EST
TV: Live on NBC’s PEACOCK: www.peacock.tv
Listen: Live radio commentary for every session at www.IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com Live timing and scoring from each session available at www.IMSA.com. Live updates are available throughout the weekend on BHA social media and www.bryanhertaautosport.com
HHOW 25 Years: Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing critical research aimed at improving treatments and saving lives. Hyundai Hope On Wheels is one of the largest nonprofit funders of pediatric cancer research in the country. For every new Hyundai vehicle sold, Hyundai and its dealers make a donation to Hyundai Hope On Wheels. In 2023, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded $25 million in research grants, bringing the organization’s lifetime donation total to $225 million.
A New Look and Special Guest: The championship leading #33 Elantra N TCR driven by Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens carries a special livery this weekend. Children’s handprints will be displayed on the No. 33 car’s livery as a tribute to Hyundai Hope On Wheel’s colorful awareness campaign. The handprints are an iconic symbol for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, representing the collective fight against pediatric cancer and hope for a cure. In addition, BHA welcomes a very special team member this weekend. Rainey Clark, the national youth ambassador for Hyundai Hope on Wheels will join the team with her name on the #33 Car. She will also participate in various appearances with Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens throughout the event.
$100 Per Hyundai Lap Led: In honor of Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels 25th anniversary, the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR driven by Wickens and Gottsacker will be dressed in a special livery for the remaining events of the season. Hyundai Hope On Wheels also will donate $100 to Riley Hospital for Children for every lap led by a Hyundai Elantra TCR during the race on Saturday.
Double Down: IMSA has thrown two additional challenges at the IMPC teams in the penultimate race of the 2023 season. We will see the IMSA
Michelin Pilot Challenge compete at night for the first time in Saturday’s race and it’s the second of two four-hour races of the season, and the first since
the season opener at Daytona.
Nürburgring Part 2: Mark Wilkins and Mason Filippi, good friends and co-drivers of the #98 Elantra N TCR made a pact four years ago to race at Nurbugring together. That pact became a very successful reality last weekend when they finished fourth in the six-hour race, driving an i30 N with Ring Racing.
Sweet Indy Memories: Having won the greatest spectacle in racing twice, BHA looks to add to their Indianapolis Motor Speedway accomplishments this weekend with their first win on the road course. BHA won
the 100th Indianapolis 500 with driver Dan Wheldon in 2011 and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with Alexandor Rossi. The team is based less
than a mile away in historic Speedway.