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oldtimer Posted - 18 Nov 2019 : 12:37:34
There are various reports of a lot of new cars for 2020.

Projected entries so far.

Renault 3

Audi 3

VW 5

Cupra 3

Alfa 5

Peugeot 3 (with talk of 5)

Hyundai 4 (with talk of 5)

Subaru 2

Holden Astras 2

Honda 4 (with talk of 5)

There are also people enquiring about Mazdas but that will be late 2020 at best.

MG are planning on entering cars too.

The beauty of TCR racing is that anyone can buy a car and enter it and try to qualify. That is in the best tradition of Australian Motor racing. There are a lot of second hand TCRs available from overseas series.

Some of the cars will go to the NZ TCR series, but a lt may do both. We could see a new Tasman Series.

Plus, it is a lot cheaper than Supercars, Super2, Porsche, GT3 and probably GT4. And there are a whole bunch of disgruntled GT entrants that are currently not entering, and their cars are becoming outdated.

During the Bend telecast, I was amazed at the number of well known figures now involved with TCR team preparation that have a prominent and well respected past in other racing categories and Rally competition.
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oldtimer Posted - 19 Feb 2020 : 18:21:44
GRM has 2 new Peugeot 308 for Bargwanna and Cameron.

The older Peugeot 308 will be driven by Julian Briche.

https://autoaction.com.au/2020/02/19/two-new-peugeots-arrive-at-garry-rogers-motorsport
falcon_cobra Posted - 17 Feb 2020 : 19:01:23
Bringing forward from page 3

with 2020 getting closer and the TCR season soon underway
cars confirmed and not comfirmed:

HMO
Hyundai i30
#1/30 Will Brown
#11 Nathan Morcom
#?

GRM
Renault Megane
#33 Dylan O’Keeffe
#34 James Moffat

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloces
#7 Michael Caruso
#? Jordan Cox

Peugeot 308
#308 Jason Bargwanna
#? Aaron Cameron

ASM
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloces
#? Jay Hanson
#9 ?

WR
Honda Civic Type R
#50 Tony D’Alberto
# John Martin
# Paul Ip

MPC
Audi RS 3
#?
#?
#?
Volkswagen Golf GTI
#8 Jason Bright
#?

?
Holden Astra
#?
#?

Milldun Motorsport
Subaru WRX STI
#?
#?

MCM
Honda Civic Type R
#15 Michael Clemente

Garage 1
Cupra SEAT León 300
#64 ?

Michael King
Hyundai i30
#? Michael King

Team Soutar
Honda Civic Type R
#110 Zac Soutar


that's 27 cars give or take. not to bad. Only 17 confirmed!
oldtimer Posted - 15 Feb 2020 : 19:10:28
There are a number of other cars in Australia or already here.

quote:
Inaugural TCR Australia Series champions HMO Customer Racing could run as many as four cars in the 2020 TCR Australia Series.

HMO, Hyundai Motorsport’s official Australian importer of its successful TCR machinery, is making plans to grow from two cars to three, or possibly four, after its success in the inaugural season that saw Will Brown claim the title honours.

While the make up of the driver line-up is not officially locked away, team owner Barry Morcom has his sights set on entering more cars if the right deals could be put together.

The team has recently secured another new i30 N racer that will take the total number of the vehicles in Australia up to six.

TCR Australia rules currently limit the total number of entered cars in any race meeting at five per brand, although Barry Morcom says that the intention of the new vehicle is simply to act as a spare.

“The sixth car has been ordered and is going to come into Australia around February next year,” said Morcom.

“The idea is that we will use this as a spare car, just in case one car gets damaged and can’t be turned around in time for the next event.

“We are geared up to run three cars. At a pinch we could do four, but we are comfortably ready to run three, and that is intention for next year. If we can get a couple of deals across the line, we will have three cars at a minimum on the grid.”


https://www.tcraustralia.com/hmo-aims-to-expand-entries-in-2020/

Garage 1 said they had another Cupra on the way.

Is there any word on the fate of the ex-Kelly Astras. I would love to see GMH provide support, including money, for a Holden Young Lions type team. KBR would be a good fit.
Fast by Ferracci Posted - 13 Feb 2020 : 11:49:58
quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

Good to see Valvoline still with GRM.




Does Garry Rogers still handle the Valvoline sponsorship dollars?
troy01505 Posted - 10 Feb 2020 : 20:05:16
Good to see Valvoline still with GRM.

I was hoping to se Triple 8 and CL to show up in either TCR or TA2
skaifeman Posted - 10 Feb 2020 : 15:11:59
quote:
Originally posted by DJRford

https://www.motorsport.com/tcr-australia/news/caruso-grm-alfa-valvoline/4682453/

Caruso in with GRM. Nice livery on the Alfa too.


A nice 2 year deal too. Keep him in the loop come enduros for a while yet.
Wonder if there'll be a performance difference between the Afla and Renault?

DJRford Posted - 10 Feb 2020 : 11:35:33
https://www.motorsport.com/tcr-australia/news/caruso-grm-alfa-valvoline/4682453/

Caruso in with GRM. Nice livery on the Alfa too.
Sonic Posted - 10 Feb 2020 : 08:48:45
quote:
Originally posted by oldtimer

The Clemente/Wurth Honda looks excellent.

However, I am somewhat shocked at the budget possibly expended on a fancy livery. Two people, days minimum, plus fares, just to install the livery, plus the many hours to create the livery.

quote:
The 20-year-old’s livery, designed by Check it Out graphics, features fluoro highlights to match the branding of major backer, Wurth.

“I absolutely love it. Asher and Simon from Check it Out have done a killer job,” said Clemente.

“They came in from Adelaide on Friday and worked on it all of Friday and Saturday and they’ve done a brilliant job.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/02/09/fluoro-look-for-race-winning-tcr-honda/



if I recall correctly they did it all on their own time. (from his fb page?)
DJRford Posted - 09 Feb 2020 : 23:27:14
Very neat livery for sure.
oldtimer Posted - 09 Feb 2020 : 21:32:51
The Clemente/Wurth Honda looks excellent.

However, I am somewhat shocked at the budget possibly expended on a fancy livery. Two people, days minimum, plus fares, just to install the livery, plus the many hours to create the livery.

quote:
The 20-year-old’s livery, designed by Check it Out graphics, features fluoro highlights to match the branding of major backer, Wurth.

“I absolutely love it. Asher and Simon from Check it Out have done a killer job,” said Clemente.

“They came in from Adelaide on Friday and worked on it all of Friday and Saturday and they’ve done a brilliant job.


https://www.speedcafe.com/2020/02/09/fluoro-look-for-race-winning-tcr-honda/
troy01505 Posted - 23 Jan 2020 : 08:49:40
This is definitely the most popular category going forward, look at all the hype compared to Supercars
journeyman racer Posted - 26 Dec 2019 : 22:00:54
No I didn't.

But anyway, I was reading the latest copy of Auto Action, and there's an interesting article on page 11 about the broadcast arrangement with 7. The coverage is mainly going to be on 7 mate and flix, but suggested that during the winter that it'll be on the main channel as a lead in to AFL footy. The coverage being broadcasted for 11am-2pm aest.

This is a pretty interesting move from my pov. I wouldn't have picked for that to occur, and accepted that it would be screened on the affiliate channels. I haven't been paying attention to what 7 did in between the Sunday football shows and the afternoon game, but I think it was a mix between random programming and VFL?

I don't thin the earlier finish is as bothersome for tcr as it would be for v8s. The main channel is best to reach a wider demographic, and it doesn't really ruin the event for the track attendance, like it would for v8s. They can presumably continue to watch the support races following, or have the option of going home early.

I like it the idea.
Legendary Gerry Posted - 26 Dec 2019 : 18:07:40
Did you PM him?
journeyman racer Posted - 23 Dec 2019 : 12:26:46
quote:
Originally posted by Legendary Gerry

That should be a PM.





Yep.

I'll delete it once Fbf acknowledges the post.

edit: Did Fbf at least see it?
troy01505 Posted - 23 Dec 2019 : 12:09:42
quote:
Originally posted by Fast by Ferracci

quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

[you need to pass on your tears and heart break to CAMS, they are the ones that are keeping the ATCC status where it is, in a series that is no less a touring car then a TCR car, both are believe it or not purpose built race cars and a long way from the Mini that won Bathurst “back in the good old days”.



You need to read up on the TCR regulations.

Nothing purpose built about TCR cars. Not as production as a Bathurst-winning Mini of course, but very much a production based touring car.



I might grab one, put some rego on it and take it touring around the country side.

It’s disappointing Ford Motorsport are blocking the Kelly’s from the sport, says a lot.

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