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Hyundai Ready to Battle Children’s Cancer and Fight for the Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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In honour of Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels 25th anniversary, the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR driven by Wickens and Gottsacker will be dressed in a special livery during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 240 race on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Hyundai Motor America enters the weekend leading the TCR Drivers’ Championship with Bryan Herta Autosport’s (BHA) Robert Wickens and Harry Gottsacker. The No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR pairing looks to extend their 50-point lead and is focused on achieving their first win.

In the Manufacturers’ Championship, Hyundai is positioned second in points but only sits 10 points outside the lead with two events remaining on the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge schedule.

In honour of Hyundai’s Hope On Wheels 25th anniversary, the No. 33 Hyundai Elantra N TCR driven by Wickens and Gottsacker will be dressed in a special livery for the remaining season events. Hyundai Hope On Wheels also will donate $100 to Riley Hospital for Children for every lap led by a Hyundai Elantra TCR during the race on Saturday.

Children’s handprints will be displayed on the No. 33 car’s livery as a tribute to Hyundai Hope On Wheel’s colourful awareness campaign. The handprints are an iconic symbol for Hyundai Hope On Wheels, representing the collective fight against pediatric cancer and hope for a cure.

Hyundai Hope On Wheels guest of honour and national youth ambassador Raynie Clark will also see her name ride alongside Wickens and Gottsacker’s on the side of the No. 33 during the race and become a member of the BHA team for the weekend.

“We’re honoured to represent Hyundai Hope on Wheels with a special livery at our home race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Bryan Herta, co-owner of Bryan Herta Autosport. “We look forward to welcoming special guest Raynie Clark as our honorary co-driver alongside Robert Wickens and Harry Gottsacker in the No. 33 Elantra N TCR car. Hyundai Hope on Wheels has special meaning to us at BHA. The No. 33 car number is in honour of Reese Imhoff, a friend to our team who sadly lost his battle with a rare bone cancer, Osteosarcoma. The number 33 was Reese’s lacrosse number, and we still run that number in his honour along with ‘Reese is a Beast’ decals on all our entries. What Hyundai Hope on Wheels does to help fight these childhood diseases and their families when they need it most continues to inspire us to do better in our lives.”

 

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