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Victor Gonzalez Racing Team Partnering with Bryan Herta Autosport for Rest of Season

The No. 99 Joins the Roster of Hyundai Elantra N TCR Teams in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Victor Gonzalez Racing Team (VGRT) announced Monday that it will partner with Bryan Herta Autosport and manufacturer Hyundai for the remainder of the 2023 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.

“Since our very beginning, the VGRT and Fiebruz Originals family have been committed to representing the Hispanic community in the highest stages of the racing world,” the team stated in a news release. “We are very excited to start this new chapter beginning with our next race on Aug. 6 at the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Weekend, where we will be racing a Hyundai Elantra N in the TCR (Touring Car) class at Road America.”

Herta entries have won four consecutive driver and team TCR championships with Hyundai from 2019-2022. The team has two cars atop the 2023 standings heading to Road America. The No. 99 VGRT entry won two races last year with Honda power and is eighth in this year’s TCR standings after six races.

“We have known VGRT as a winning and tough competitor the last few years, and we are all looking forward to now welcoming Victor and the team as a partner,” Herta said in the release. “This will strengthen our lineup of Elantra N TCR teams at a crucial time as the battle for the manufacturer’s championship comes down to the wire in the final four Michelin Pilot Challenge races of the season.”