Hyundai Double Podiums at the Prestigious 24 Hours of the Nürburgring
- Hyundai Motorsport GmbH and Hyundai Motorsport Global with Hyundai Motor America Finish First and Second in their class at the Allegemeiner Deutscher Automobile Club (ADAC) TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring
- Taylor Hagler, Michael Lewis, Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker Secure a Second-Place Finish in Hyundai USA’s First Appearance at the Iconic 24-Hour Race
- The Reliability of the No. 831 Elantra N TCR Shines as It Survives the 24-Hour Race
- Hyundai Motor America Six-Trip Journey to The Nürburgring Concludes with Great Success
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 22, 2023 – Hyundai finishes the 51st ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring with a win and a second-place finish around one of the most demanding racing circuits in the world. The driver combination of Mikel Azcona, Marc Basseng and Manuel Lauck successfully defended their title from 2022, completing two more laps of the 25-kilometer track than a year ago. The Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) drivers of Taylor Hagler, Michael Lewis, Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker took on one of their greatest challenges to successfully bring the No. 831 Elantra N TCR to a second-place finish.
This was the sixth visit to the 14.91-mile Nürburgring circuit in two months for the four BHA drivers who have been simultaneously competing and winning in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC). The Hyundai Motor America Team partnered with veteran and this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours winners, Target Competition, for the Nürburgring Endurance Series races and qualifiers weekend in preparation for the 24-hour main event.
With over 200,000 fans and 136 car entrants the 24h Nürburgring was an entirely new experience for Hyundai Motor America which brought incredible learnings for the team after starting on the pole position and running in the top-three in class for the duration of the 24-hour race. They finished the day 29th overall and second in the TCR class.
Bryan Herta Autosport, the current IMPC Championship leaders, will now shift their focus to the next event on the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Watkins Glen International on Friday, June 23. Green flag for the Watkins Glen International 120 will wave at 3:45 p.m. ET and can be streamed live on Peacock.