Friday, 23 February 2018

TCRs to race in Pirelli World Challenge

Pirelli World Challenge

Jérimy Daniel in a TRC-run Audi RS3 LMS
The Racing Company (TRC), in association with M1 GT Racing will take part in the new TCR class of the Pirelli World Challenge with an Audi RS3 LMS.
Racing Director, Jocelyn Daniel said: “To start our effort in an international series such as the Pirelli World Challenge corresponds with our long-term vision. We want to stay in this series for a long time and evolve with the program. It will eventually open doors to other series and will surely allow us to meet drivers for a second Audi RS3 LMS entry.”
Jérimy Daniel will race for TRC, the Canadian was crowned Vice-Champion of the 2014 GT3 Porsche Canada Cup, Gold Class and he has since been driving in the Canadian Touring Car Championship series.
The Racing Company will be assisted by M1 GT Racing; M1 GT's Technical Director Rémi Lanteigne is excited with this partnership: “We looked at several options and series to compete in for 2018 and the PWC TCR program best suited what we wanted. We will be able to help TRC develop their side of the program in America since they are already very well known in Canada. Together, we will be a winning combination.”



HRD will run three Volkswagen Golf GTI cars
Heinlein Racing Development announced its debut in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR class in 2018. The team will be campaigning three Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR cars for Dwight Merriman, Michael Hurczyn and Nate Vincent.
Merriman is taking on the challenge of professional Touring Car racing after years of club racing and a successful campaign in the US Radical Cup last year. Hurczyn and Vincent will be piloting the two remaining cars that are the fruits of a partnership between FCP Euro and HRD.
Founder and principal of HRD, Tivadar Heinlein explained: “It’s time for us to be back in Pro-Racing under our own HRD banner. We are already in high gear prepping for the season, bringing together a blend of well-respected, veteran team members and some young and enthusiastic people to create the right balance for a successful season.”