Robert Wickens Just Won a Race

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Photo credit: Icon Sportswire - Getty Images
Photo credit: Icon Sportswire - Getty Images

Robert Wickens, the one-time IndyCar star who was left with a spinal cord injury after a harrowing 2018 crash at Pocono, worked for years to return to racing. That break finally came this season, when Bryan Herta Autosport announced that he would share a Hyundai Elantra N TCR with Mark Wilkins for the full IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. Today, that pair became race winners together.

Wickens started the race from fourth, but he moved up to the lead during his stint. He handed the car over to co-driver Wilkins with a 10 second advantage. Wilkins held on after multiple re-starts closed that lead, beating an Alfa Romeo to take the victory.

It was just the fifth race in TCR for Wickens and fourth with Wilkins, who was forced to missed the previous round at Mid-Ohio. The pair have five more races together this season, which could be enough time to catch championship-leading BHA teammates Michael Lewis and Taylor Hagen for the TCR title.

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