Bryan Herta Autosport combined up the motive force teams to cut back the three-car IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem effort, protecting the two-time and defending TCR class champion pairing of Taylor Hagler and Michael Lewis at bay.
Hagler and Lewis will proceed to drive the No. 1 Hyundai Elantra N TCR, though the mix of Robert Wickens and Mark Wilkins was cut up.
Wickens, who took two class wins final 12 months in his first season again from spinal accidents, will now drive the No. 33 Hyundai alongside Harry Gottsacker.
Wilkins, in the meantime, will be part of Mason Filippi within the No. 98 spot.
As beforehand reported by Sportscar365, the suspension of Michael Johnson’s deliberate program left the staff searching for further drivers and funding for this system, which on the time had already been decreased from six automobiles to 3 for the season.
Extra modifications to the BHA’s line-up embrace the promotion of Kyle Compton to Technical Director, changing the retired David Brown.
Compton started his internship with the BHA in 2016. and has since received the championship twice, first with Ryan Norman and Gabby Chaves in 2020, and once more with Hagler and Lewis for his or her first coxswain title in 2021.
Since their partnership in 2018, BHA and Hyundai have received 5 sequence titles, together with 4 consecutive staff and driver championships, three consecutive producer titles (2020, 2021, 2022) and a mixed 19 race wins within the Pilot Problem.
“We begin the season because the defending champions and our plan is to be constant and work on among the little issues that we all know we are able to enhance on from 2022,” Hagler stated.
“A part of the plan to be constant is that lots of the key elements will stay the identical with Michael and I behind the wheel and our engineer Stefano Galante calling the races.”
Wickens added: “After a reasonably profitable first season, the purpose was to win the championship and we did not obtain that.
“I hope that in 2023 I can construct on the foundations we now have laid and dealing alongside Harry, who’s a confirmed race winner, I believe we now have each probability to problem for the championship and that’s positively the purpose.