Mazda3 TCR is the newest addition to the TCR field
Mazda Motorsports unveils the all-new Mazda3 TCR race car, representing it at Mazda Design Americas in Irvine, California.
The Mazda3 TCR will have a competitive premiere in the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and will be homologated to compete in any of almost forty TCR-sanctioned championships, so it is expected that customer teams will use the car also in some other competitions.
The Mazda3 TCR will be powered by a turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine producing 350 horsepower and will use a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. Developed and supported by Long Road Racing, the manufacturer of the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup car, the Mazda3 TCR has been envisioned by Mazda Design America’s designers who spent countless hours ensuring the aerodynamics of the car are compliant with all TCR regulations.
“TCR represents a great opportunity for us to showcase the new Mazda3 and provide our customers another avenue to race Mazda vehicles. Some of our most important successes in IMSA and TC America have been thanks to dedicated customers who chose to race with Mazda, and we hope the next generation of racers see the same potential in the Mazda3 TCR,” said Masahiro Moro, Chairman and CEO, Mazda North American Operations.
“The Mazda3 features the outstanding design and engineering that Mazda is known for, and because of that, it is a fantastic foundation for our new Mazda3 TCR. We have looked forward to returning to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for several seasons, and everyone at Mazda is very excited that we will do just that in 2020. We are eagerly anticipating success for the Mazda3 TCR in IMSA, TC America and in TCR championships around the world,” said John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports.
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