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The turn-key race car, which shares 65 percent of components with the production GTI, comes to the U.S.A after success in global Touring Class Racing

29 Jan 2018 | International News : U.S.A

After leading the way in the European Touring Car class for 2017, the Volkswagen GTI TCR makes its American debut at the Daytona Motor Speedway. The #31 GTI TCR of Rumcastle Racing, with drivers Tanner Rumburg, Luke Rumburg and Jon Miller, will take its place in the field of the BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona, part of the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series.

The Touring Car Racing class was introduced in 2015, and has grown to include 20 national and regional race series worldwide. The class rules specify four or five-door vehicles, with engines of no more than 2.0-litres and 345bhp, powering the front wheels through six-speed sequential transmissions.

Last year, the GTI TCR was one of the most successful touring cars in the world; it won the 'Model of the Year' award in the TCR International series, along with a driver's championship for French racer Jean-Karl Vernay. A GTI TCR also won its class at the VLN Endurance Championship on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
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