Hyundai continues to succeed in their Motorsports efforts by taking the win at the North America’s TCR series.
Last season, Hyundai made a strong impression by taking several victories with its Hyundai i30 N. This year Hyundai has introduced the newly released Hyundai Veloster N to TCR and much like the i30 N, it has been designed for racing in mind.
The driver who took the win for Hyundai is Mason Filippi who at the age of twenty gave the TCR Veloster N its first victories and global competition level. Despite losing his qualifying time, he fought through traffic to take the win in the end.
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What a great weekend at COTA! An amazing job by the @tfbperformance crew and #VelosterNTCR I am so thankful for the whole TFB crew, Justin from BHA and my family who are always there to support me. They were able to put together an amazing @hyundaiusa velosterN through the cold and intimidating conditions. Thank you Hyundai for the Contingency pay out and support! Go check out the #VelosterNTCR and find out how you can buy one to race! I cannot wait for the next race. Thank you Hyundai, Shmib, Cutting Edge Drapery, TFB Performance and Bryan Herta Autosport for putting this awesome program together this past weekend at COTA. Let’s go get them at the next one!
It was a great weekend in the Hyundai Veloster N TCR. I had great battles with the FCP Euro guys and I’m really glad to be on the podium with them. The Veloster N TCR held on strong through the entire weekend. It started out first and ended up first. I’m really excited to be here. TFB Performance is great and I’m so thankful for my family for being here. I can’t wait for the next one.Mason Filippi
Runner ups in the competition were not slow cars with the notorious Golf GTI TCR, and the Alfa Romeo Giulieta TCR right behind them. The battle was hard fought. Furthermore, these two vehicles that in stock form cost more than the Veloster N, should speak alone for the amount of effort Hyundai has put in the N line.
The Veloster N was not the only Hyundai to claim victory at the Circuit of the Americas with Ricca Rallies taking the lead with a last lap pass in the Hyundai Genesis Coupe claiming a victory in the TC class. Overall, Hyundai is continuing to grow in motorsports with a great number of success.
With rally efforts and road course victories, Hyundai looks to make a more permanent mark by creating a successful racing history with the N-Model, we can only hope that Hyundai will continue this trend for years to come, but at least for now it looks like they are going for the gold this year.