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Audi completes successful maiden test with new TCR machine

Audi has completed the first test of the new RS 3 LMS that will be introduced into TCR competition during the 2021 season.

The two-day test at the Parcmotor Castellolí saw Frédéric Vervisch – one of the drivers who will race the car in WTCR this year – get behind the wheel, with the session marking the initial roll-out for the new machine.

Audi was then able to move onto more general work as the test progressed, with Vervisch completing 500km of running focused on component testing and checking of the new ECU, as well as seeing how the car reacted to a raft of different set-up changes.

“The team is very satisfied with the first test kilometres of the new RS 3 LMS on the race track,” an Audi spokesperson revealed to TouringCarTimes. “All the components in focus were able to meet our expectations.

“With the set-up made, we have a good basis for further development tests. We were able to tick off another important development step here in Castellolí, and the results so far are very promising.

Testing of the new car will continue ahead of the planned WTCR season opener in June.