Hyundai Motor will compete in the 2023 Nürburgring 24 Hours, the most gruelling automotive endurance race in the world, for the eighth consecutive year, seeking its third straight victory in the TCR class and first win in the VT2 class, the company said on May 3.
As its name suggests, Nürburgring 24 Hours is a day-long annual touring car and GT racing event in Germany that takes place on a combination of tracks on a circuit that is affectionately known as the ‘Green Hell’.
The nearly 25.4 km (15.8 mile) lap length allows more than 200 cars and over 700 drivers to participate. Hyundai Motorsport participates in events like this to verify state-of-the-art technologies for transfer to N production models.
Hyundai Motorsport will enter two Elantra N TCRs in the Touring Car Race class. One will be driven by the returning victors Mikel Azcona (Spain), Marc Basseng and Manuel Lauck (both Germany).
The second will be piloted by the American IMSA TCR champion Bryan Herta Autosport team comprised of Michael Lewis, Taylor Hagler, Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker (all of the U.S.).