IRVINE, Calif. (October 1, 2019) – Mazda Motorsports introduced at present the most recent addition to its motorsports program with the revealing of the all-new Mazda3 TCR race automobile. The Mazda3 TCR will hit the racetrack as a part of the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem, starting with the four-hour Endurance Problem that’s a part of the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend of racing on January 26, 2020.
By retaining the putting design of the 2019 Mazda3 hatchback, the Mazda3 TCR options the most recent iteration of the model’s signature Kodo – Soul of Movement design language. Envisioned inside the partitions of Mazda Design America in Irvine, California, designers spent numerous hours guaranteeing the aerodynamics of the Mazda3 TCR are compliant with all TCR rules, and circulate seamlessly with the clear strains discovered on the Mazda3.
“TCR represents an amazing alternative for us to showcase the brand new Mazda3 and supply our prospects one other avenue to race Mazda autos,” mentioned Masahiro Moro, Chairman and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “A few of our most vital successes in IMSA and SRO TC Americas have been because of devoted prospects who selected to race with Mazda, and we hope the following technology of Mazda racers see the identical potential within the Mazda3 TCR.”
“The Mazda3 options the excellent design and engineering that Mazda is understood for, and due to that, it’s a improbable basis for our new Mazda3 TCR,” mentioned John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports. “We’ve regarded ahead to returning to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem for a number of seasons, and everybody at Mazda may be very excited that we are going to just do that in 2020. We’re eagerly anticipating success for the Mazda3 TCR in IMSA, SRO Americas and in TCR championships world wide.”
The Mazda3 TCR will probably be powered by a turbocharged, Four-cylinder engine producing 350 horsepower and can use a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. Developed and supported by Lengthy Street Racing, the producer of the World Mazda MX-5 Cup automobile, the Mazda3 TCR is homologated to compete in any of the 36 TCR-sanctioned championships across the globe.
Extra details about the Mazda3 TCR is offered at MazdaMotorsports.com and LongRoadRacing.com.