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Hyundai Veloster N TCR Gets Weight Break

BHA Hyundai Veloster N TCRs shed 20kgs in latest Balance of Performance adjustment ahead of Watkins Glen…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

The Hyundai Veloster N TCR has received a weight break ahead of this weekend’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge round at Watkins Glen International.

The Mid-Ohio TCR class-winning car has been given a 20 kg reduction in minimum weight, bringing it down to 1320 kg, 5 kg lighter than it started the season with.

The change, made per TCR International regulations, comes two months after platform-wide weight adjustments that affected all five eligible cars in IMSA’s TCR class.

Mark Wilkins and Michael Lewis picked up Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport’s first victory in IMSA competition last month in the mixed-condition race.

No other BoP changes have been made to the TCR class, although IMSA has confirmed a number of minor adjustments to several GT4-spec machines in the GS class.

Entry List Set for Second Endurance Race of Season

A total of 37 cars are set for the second four-hour Pilot Challenge race of the season, which has seen the return of several high-profile pilots as third drivers.

Jeroen Bleekemolen will rejoin James Cox and Dylan Murry in the No. 35 Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4, while Andrew Davis is listed as the third driver in Rebel Rock Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. 

The 24-strong GS entry has been bolstered with the returns of the No. 11 BGB Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and second Audi R8 LMS GT4 from Carbahn Motorsports.

Track action gets underway on Thursday afternoon with an initial practice session, with the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at The Glen getting the green flag Saturday at 1:55 p.m. ET.

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