Mazda Unveils Mazda3 TCR
Here’s a great update from Mazda Motorsports! They recently provided the first look at the new Mazda3 TCR race car. The new race car will hit the track as part of the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Keep reading for more information!
The first race for the Mazda3 TCR will be the four-hour Endurance Challenge. That race is part of the Rolex 24 at Daytona held in late January. By keeping the design of the 2019 Mazda3 hatchback, the Mazda3 TCR keeps the latest idea of Mazda’s signature Kodo – Soul of Motion design philosophy. The designer spent many hours making sure the aerodynamics of the Mazda3 TCR confirmed to the of the TCR requirements.
“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.”
“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 new Mazda3TCR is powered by a turbocharged, 4-cylinder engine. The engine produces 350 horsepower. It uses a paddle-shifted 6-speed transmission.
All of us here at Beach Mazda are looking forward to all the great things possible with the Mazda3TCR.