Motul Course de Monterey Powered by Hyundai N
Round 3 of the 2023 IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge
May 12-14, 2023
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
2.238-mile road course, features 11 turns
IMPC Race: Saturday, May 13 2023, at 4:30 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
2 For 2 and a Tie: With back-to-back podiums this season, Mason Filippi and Mark Wilkins, drivers of the #98 Elantra N TCR are tied for the points lead. The pair, driving together for the first time in 2023, are tied with the #73 LA Honda World Racing entry. Harry Gottsacker and Robert Wickens are 30 points behind; they earned their first podium of the season at Sebring where they finished second.
Laguna By the Numbers: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca carries many significant memories for the BHA squad: including two victories in four attempts (2020 and 2021), as well as two second, and two third place podium finishes. Harry Gottsacker is the most successful qualifier for BHA at Laguna Seca, with two pole positions, including his series record breaker in 2022 when he recorded his sixth IMSA TCR pole. BHA’s most successful race at Laguna Seca came in 2021 with a podium sweep at Hyundai’s home race.
Hyundai Owners: The Hyundai cheering squad will be a bit louder this weekend at Hyundai’s home race. 160 Hyundai owners will be in attendance, traveling from Arizona, Nevada and throughout California to attend the race. Hyundai has a full itinerary for their owner guests including a car corral and the opportunity to drive their Hyundai’s on the legendary circuit, hospitality with a behind the scenes look at the N Lounge at Bryan Herta Autosport and Tech Talks with Michelin and Hyundai executives.
Lasting Impressions: Rocco Horvath, a paraplegic iRacer and race fan was so inspired by Robert Wickens’ story and achievements, he purchased his own Elantra N and converted it to hand controls. Horvath and his family are driving from Arizona to attend this weekend’s race as special guests of Hyundai and BHA and will be featured in an upcoming episode of Hyundai’s web program “Next Level.”
TEAM USA at the ADAC Nürburgring 24:
As the checkered flag waves at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this Saturdday, all focus shifts to the ADAC TotalEnergies 24H Nürburgring race the following weekend. Representing Hyundai Motor America, Bryan Herta Autosport’s (BHA) teammates Taylor Hagler, Michael Lewis, Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker will all depart to Germany as the final step of their journey to the famed 24-hour race. It will be the teams’ sixth trip to Germany since March 11th. The eligibility process for the race required classroom studies and qaulifying races to earn their “A Permit,” a requirement for the historic 24-hour race. In those qualiyfing races, Hyundai’s Team USA earned multiple podium finishes. Action for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24H Nürburgring begins on Thursday, May 18th, with practice and qualiyfing sessions before the the green flag drops on the ADAC TotalEnergies 24H Nürburgring race at 4pm CEST on Saturday, May 20, 2023. Watch the action live on motorsport.tv.