Gottsacker Extends IMSA Record with Pole at Daytona

Harry Gottsacker Extends IMSA Record with Pole at Daytona

2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR Champions Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens, drivers of the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR for Bryan Herta Autosport w/Curb Agajanian will start the BMWM Endurance Challenge from pole position tomorrow at Daytona International Speedway.

Gottsacker set the series record for pole positions at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in 2021, it was his sixth career pole. He scored another, his seventh at Road America in 2022 en route to the series title with Wickens.

Today’s pole winning lap at 1:56.757 at an average of 109.766 mph is his eighth since joining IMSA and BHA in 2019. It is the second pole position at Daytona International Speedway for Bryan Herta Autosport, Tyler Maxson started from Pole in the No. 77 Hyundai Elantra N TCR in 2022.

Reminder: Hyundai Hope on Wheels, the official charity of Hyundai Motor America will donate $100 for every lap led by a Hyundai throughout the 2024 season. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for children will receive the donation from laps led in Friday’s BMW M Endurance Challenge.

Harry Gottsacker: “All of our hard work at the Roar paid off, our Hyundai Elantra N was just really fast out there today. I am really looking forward to the race tomorrow, it’s going to be a long one and a bit warmer tomorrow, so I can’t wait to see what we can do. Rob and I are focused on winning this thing, we’re feeling confident, so can’t wait to see what our mood is like at this time tomorrow!”


Harry Gottsacker (L) and Robert Wickens (R) celebrate the Motul Pole Award at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, January 25, 2024.

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