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Mazda3 TCR: Coming Soon To A Race Track Near You

Mazda launched the Mazda3 TCR that will be racing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge starting next year.

Starting next January, at Daytona’s Rolex 24, you will see a newcomer on the track, the Mazda3 TCR. Based on a 2019 Mazda3 hatchback, the TCR version is powered by a turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine producing 350 horsepower mated to a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission.

TCR represents a great opportunity for us to showcase the new Mazda3 and provide our customers another avenue to race Mazda vehicles,” said Masahiro Moro, Chairman and CEO, Mazda North American Operations. “Some of our most important successes in IMSA and SRO TC Americas have been thanks to dedicated customers who chose to race with Mazda, and we hope the next generation of Mazda racers see the same potential in the Mazda3 TCR.

Just like the Mazda MX-5 Cup car, the Mazda3 TCR was developed and supported by Long Road Racing and is homologated to compete in 36 TCR-sanctioned championships all over the world.

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,” said John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports. “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, SRO Americas and in TCR championships around the world.

The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway held on the 25-26 January 2020 weekend will be the first event the new Mazda3 TCR will do. It will also mark the return of Mazda in the series. The Japanese manufacturer left the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge after the Lime Rock Park in 2018.

The first driver that will pilot the Mazda3 TCR will be Bryan Ortiz, the latest champion in the Global Mazda MX-5 Cup series. The Puerto Rican driver sealed the deal on its championship on September 21 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.


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Mazda3 TCR | Photo: Mazda

Mazda3 TCR | Photo: Mazda

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