Hyundai expands to six-car TCR team for 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge season

By Colin Wood
Jan 6, 2022 | Hyundai, TCR, Elantra N, Bryan Herta Autosport

Photograph Courtesy Hyundai

Already have three championships under your belt? Why not expand to better your chances at a fourth?

That’s the approach Bryan Herta Autosport looks to be taking going into the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season–kicking off on January 28 during the weekend of the Rolex 24 at Daytona–fielding six Hyundai Elantra N TCR race cars over last year’s four cars.

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At the time of writing, the six-car lineup consists of the following drivers:

  • Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis: #1 Elantra N TCR
  • Ryan Norman and AJ Muss: #2 Elantra N TCR
  • Mark Wilkins (teammate TBA): #33 Elantra N TCR
  • Michael Johnson and Stephen Simpson: #54 Elantra N TCR
  • Mason Filippi and Tyler Maxson: #77 Elantra N TCR
  • Harry Gottsacker and Parker Chase: #98 Elantra N TCR

Does this six-car field ensure a fourth championship for Hyundai, or is the 2022 TCR grid just going to be a crowded mess of Elantras?

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RadBarchetta New Reader
1/7/22 2:28 p.m.

Huh. Never occured to me why Hyundai chose "N" as their performance moniker until I saw the N right next to the corporate logo in that lead image. Now it all makes sense.

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