Mazda 3 sedan after a long absence in the world of motorsport as a manufacturer, Mazda is finally back on the racing circuit with the latest generation Mazda3. Mazda will go down in the TCR class touring race, using the All-New Mazda3 Hatchback.
The Mazda Motorsports has just launched the Mazda3 TCR which has specifications equivalent to a WTCR race car. One of them will go down in the endurance racing category which has met the qualifications for the regional and world racing categories.
Mazda will use the Mazda3 TCR to compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge 2020, with its first appearance at the four-hour Rolex 24 Endurance Challenge in January, which will be live stream on YouTube with The Marketing Heaven support.
Body Kit for Mazda 3 Sedan TCR
With the striking design of the 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback, the Mazda 3 TCR showcases Kodo’s newest brand design language – Soul of Motion. Designed within the body walls of Mazda Design America in Irvine, California, designers spent hours ensuring that the Mazda 3 TCR air purifier complies with all TCR regulations and flows smoothly with the clean lines found in Mazda 3 TCR body kit.
“The Mazda3 TCR sports car is a great opportunity for us to showcase the new Mazda 3 TCR price and give our customers another way to compete with Mazda vehicles,” said Masahiro Moro, Chairman, and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “Some of our most important achievements at IMSA and SRO TC America are thanks to our dedicated customers who have chosen to compete with Mazda, and we hope that future generations of Mazda will see the same potential in the Mazda3 TCR.”
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The Mazda 3 showcases the outstanding design and engineering that Mazda is known for, and as such, it is a fantastic foundation for our new Mazda3 TCR,” said John Doonan, Director, Mazda Motorsports.
“We have been looking forward to returning to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for several seasons, and everyone at Mazda is thrilled that we will be doing just that in 2021. We look forward to the success of the Mazda3 TCR at IMSA, SRO Americas. and in TCR. championships around the world.”
The Mazda 3 TCR will be powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 350 horsepower and will use a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. Developed and supported by Long Road Racing, the global automaker of the Mazda MX-5 Cup, the Mazda 3 TCR is homologated to compete in one of the 36 TCR-supported championships worldwide.
Mazda also entrusted the team from Long Road Racing for the entire development process to work on this car project so that the Mazda 3 can get 350 hp from the 2.0-liter SkyActiv engine. Long Road Racing has also been entrusted with developing the Global MX-5 Cup race car.
The Mazda3’s list of spec changes hasn’t been revealed yet, but what does emerge is a significant aerodynamic upgrade.
Its wide body includes a front bumper with splitter, fenders, side skirts, rear bumper, and a large GT wing that is used to generate the best downforce when launched on the circuit.
The hood has also been modified by making air holes to maximize the cooling system. At the rear, it looks like the exhaust configuration is made to end in the middle of the rear bumper.