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Hyundai i30 N TCR: Hyundai goes racing in the Pirelli World Challenge

To raise awareness for its N performance brand, Hyundai has decided to enter the Pirelli World Challenge series in 2018.

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Hyundai announced a Pirelli World Challenge race program at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.  

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To raise awareness for its N performance brand, Hyundai will race in the new TCR class.  

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A pair of i30 N TCR race cars will compete in the Pirelli World Challenge's TCR category.  

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A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the i30 N TCR and makes 350 horsepower.  

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Bolting up to the engine is a six-speed sequential gearbox.  

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Hyundai has tapped Bryan Herta Autosport to manage the two-car effort.  

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The i30 N TCR also features an adjustable suspension, Brembo brakes and a large rear wing.  

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Drivers Michael Lewis and Mark Wilkins attempt to take the Hyundai i30s to victory lane.  

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The i30s will make their race debut next month in Texas.  

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The Pirelli World Challenge TCR season consists of six weekends. Two races will be held during each weekend.  

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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1 February, 2018, Brownsburg, Indiana, USA Hyundai Motorsport Bryan Herta Autosport Pirelli World Challenge entry. ©2018, Michael L. Levitt, all rights reserved

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