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Van der Steur Confirms Hyundai Veloster N TCR Effort

Another Hyundai set to contest TCR class in Michelin Pilot Challenge…

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Van der Steur Racing has committed to a full-season effort in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, with Denis Dupont joining Rory van der Steur in the team’s Hyundai Veloster N TCR.

The team made its series debut in the 2020 season-ending round at Sebring International Raceway with van der Steur and Danny Formal as drivers.

It is so far the eighth Hyundai confirmed for the class, between the Veloster N and new-for-2021 Elantra N TCR models.

Dupont, a race winner in NASCAR Whelen Euro Series competition and former FIA WTCR driver, will step up to full-time competition in the No. 19 entry.

“We want to fight for the championship,” said Dupont. “[Rory and I] should be a strong enough pairing to do so and I believe the team should be capable of doing so, too.”

Van der Steur added: “The main goal out of the gate is to obviously win, but going up against some heavy [hitting teams] will not make that task easy.

“Having Denis and some vital members on the team will hopefully make for an exciting season for us.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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