Mazda Motorsports pull covers off the Mazda3 TCR

Mazda Motorsports has pulled the cover off the Mazda3 TCR race car, a car constructed for the 2020 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge but also eligible for regional and domestic TCR series around the world.

“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 of Mazda North American Operations.

“Some of our most important successes in IMSA and TC America 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 car has been developed by Long Road Racing, the team responsible for the Mazda MX-5 Cup race car.

“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 of 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, TC America and in TCR championships around the world.”

Engine and transmission

Engine: i4 Mazda3 TCR, single turbo
Power: 350 HP, Torque: 490 Nm,
RPM limit: 7,000, Top Speed: 150 mph
Gearbox: SADEV 6-speed sequential w/paddle shifters
(optional: XTRAC sequential gearbox)
Engine management: Magneti Marelli
Data system and dash: Motec L180

Chassis, suspension & interior

Body: Mazda Design
Suspension: Custom four-corner strut with A-arm
Dampers: Bilstein coil-overs
(optional – Öhlins coil-overs)
Brakes: Brembo
Wheels: Rays 10″ x 18″
Tires: Michelin Pilot
Pedal box: Tilton adjustable
Steering wheel: MPi