TCR machinery is eligible for 2018 IMSA competition within the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series placed between the GT4 and ST classes. With needing to keep separation between classes, TCRTalk.com has learned that IMSA is likely to slow, albeit slightly, TCR machinery for it’s inaugural season. While the exact method of slowing the cars has not yet been determined, one likely solution would be adding 20kg to each car within the TCR class.
Pirelli World Challenge made a similar decision for 2017 by slowing the Audi RS3 LMS TCR drastically to match the BMW M235iR cars in their TC division. Things are changing for 2018 however, and it is now looking like Pirelli World Challenge will be the only North American series to allow full-spec TCR machines to compete.
Multiple teams have already committed to running TCR cars in both IMSA and PWC competition with Compass 360 Racing set to run Audi RS3 LMS in IMSA, BAM! set to run Alfa Romeo in both PWC and IMSA, eEuroparts.com to run their Audi RS3 LMS in PWC, RealTime Racing looking at the new Honda Civic Type R TCR for PWC and BERG Racing set to run their Audi RS3 LMS machines in PWC. Look for more team announcements coming for both series in the near future.