Hyundai Motor America Team Makes Final Preparations for Nürburgring

The Hyundai Motor America Team are set to complete during the ADAC Qualifiers 24h Nürburgring this weekend. These qualifiers then lead to the ADAC TotalEnergies 24h Nürburgring race May 18-21, 2023 in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

This qualifying race consists of two separate qualifier events beginning with a two-hour race on Saturday, April 22 then a four-hour race come Sunday, April 23.

Hyundai Motorsport GmbH and Hyundai Motorsport Global, in collaboration with Hyundai Motor America are partnered with Target Competition. They will field Hyundai’s Elantra N TCR during the Nürburgring 24 and the qualifying events.

The ADAC Qualifiers 24h Nürburgring event will mark the first time all four drivers, Taylor Hagler, Michael Lewis, Mason Filippi and Harry Gottsacker will be piloting the Elantra N TCR after driving Hyundai i30 N cars previously during the Nürburgring Endurance Series rounds.

All four Hyundai Motor America drivers have been competing in prerequisite racing events in the Nürburgring Endurance Series in Germany over the last month while also continuing to balance their roles in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (IMPC) with Bryan Herta Autosport. After the ADAC Qualifiers 24h Nürburgring races see the checkered flag fly, the Hyundai USA Team drivers will return to the United States for the next round of IMPC competition at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on May 13 then head straight back to Germany for the ADAC TotalEnergies 24 Hour Race.

The first qualifier round of the weekend will see the clock run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) Saturday evening followed by the four-hour second qualifier round on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. CEST with each qualifier race providing different driving conditions of day and night ahead of the 24-hour race later next month.