All The Details Regarding The TCR Australia Touring Car Series

Author: Megha


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The TCR Australia Touring Car Series fans could not be more excited when the calendar of events was released three years ago. Now that the TCR Australia Touring Car Series will take place from November 28 onwards, fans will be able to see the turbocharged, high-speed international-level racing events in person and live. You may be learning more about the TCR Australia Touring Car Series or may already be an avid fan. You can be sure that this year's edition of the TCR Australia Touring Car Series will collect the best racing teams in the world for a great season ahead. The TCR Australia Touring Car Series is the combination of mechanics and humans on several of the most challenging tracks globally.

 

What is the TCR Australia Touring Car Series?

 

There is a great backstory to how the regulations in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series were created. If you are a fan of racing, you may already know about Marcello Lotti. He was a former manager in the FIA World Touring Car Championship and a racing legend. Before the FIA TCC, he was also the manager of another series called the European Touring Car Championship. He was released from his contract nearly eight years ago for having a difference of opinion about how the Championship event should take place. For many fans, it meant that the TCR Australia Touring Car Series would be the right measure of race car driver, engineer skill, and quality design. It shows that each race will be very competitive and very exciting to watch. The TCR Australia Touring Car Series was silently developed starting nearly seven years ago. It was the best on-track global vehicle competition.

 

Presently, there are several global TCR Series that take place all over the world. These include performance cars manufactured by Renault, Audi, Volkswagen, Peugeot, Kia, Hyundai, Honda, and many more. The companies themselves are not allowed to submit entries. But they can support the private and professional teams that drive their cars with sponsorship. This aids in leveling the playing track and field for all the teams in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series.

 

Qualifying High-Performance Cars in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series  

 

The specifications for the cars in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series were introduced nearly eight years ago. The standards are now utilized in a lot of performance racing series around the world. All the cars in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series should be five or four-door production cars. They must start as the type of vehicle that the common public and non-professional driver could buy. A turbocharged engine powers the vehicles in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series. Each car must pass the Balance of Performance examination to see that any modifications are within the guidelines without unpermitted technical enhancements. These rules help to see that each car is nearly exactly matched to the other vehicles in the race. This means that the teams must rely on their strategy, experience, and skill to place in the top echelons of each TCR Australia Touring Car Series event.

 

The average torque for most TCR Australia Touring Car Series cars starts at nearly 4,000 rpm, and the maximum power can reach more than 6,000 rpm. The steering for these cars is typically pinion and rack, with tight corners needing electrical power supplementing. The engine gets quite hot on the track. Each vehicle usually relies on a homologated catalytic converter exhaust. This must also be created from standard production parts. The professional cars are valued from $100,000 to over $200,000. We know that you must be curious about the speeds also. The usual car in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series can touch speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. As you can think, there must be compulsory spoilers on the back of all the vehicles in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series to ensure safety and stability at such great speeds.

 

All the vehicles in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series must also ensure standard production restrictions and guidelines. These include a production model gearbox for shifting. The sole improvements allowed are considerations for updated braking systems. It is required for safety on high-speed tracks such as Winton, Barbagallo, or Sandown.

 

The Next Gen Australian Drivers at the TCR Australia Touring Car Series

 

Who are some of the best performance drivers you should support in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series? We said that while teams may take sponsorship from the manufacturers of the models that they use, each racing team consists of private members. Wall Racing has more than two vehicles that are competing in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series. John Martin is the man behind the steering of the Honda Civic Type R TCR car. Team member Tony D'Alberto is also driving a Honda Civic Type R TCR. You can follow the team and hear the comments of each race in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series on social media. The youngest member on the team of Wall Racing is a fast-rising star. He is Jordan Michels, a young man from New Zealand. He was hired to drive a Honda Civic Type R. Before joining this racing team, he drove a Hyundai i30 N in several New Zealand endurance series races.

 

He was alongside racing legend Gene Rollinson. The female racing fans will be rooting for Molly Taylor. The Kelly Racing Team drafted her. Molly will be driving a Subaru WRX STI TCR car. She made her debut in the circuit series a couple of years ago and is a serious candidate. She rose from the ranks as a successful rally driver. Chelsea Angelo is also a talented female driver whom Kelly Racing drafted. She will drive a futuristic-looking Opel Astra TCR for the team. Matt Stone Racing's driver is Alexandra Whitley. She will be driving a white and blue Volkswagen Golf GTI. Other teams to watch out for in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series are Rik Breukers and Aaron Cameron for the Melbourne Performance Center. Other drivers are James Moffat and Chris Pither for the Garry Rogers Motorsport team. It may be anybody's guess who may be in the top four this year, so you may pick the team you would like to cheer for.

 

Will TCR Australia Touring Car Series Replace Supercar Events?

 

There is a little bit of a dispute between the event managers of the TCR Australia Touring Car Series and the Australian Supercar race organizers. The latter moved to block TCR Australia Touring Car Series and their attempts to get a spot on the Adelaide 400 undercard. They claimed it was a breach of contract. It also said that Supercars are moving to discourage V8 drivers from participating in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series. There are a sufficient number of fans to support all racing events in the country. But, one of the competitive benefits for teams in the TCR Australia Touring Car Series is that the car specification controls make it a lot more affordable to take part.

 

Another possible threat to the Supercar series is that the events will be shown live on the free-to-air network SBS. There will be no-cost access to the racing fans for the TCR Australia Touring Car Series. The series is also mulling the possibility of adding electric-only performance cars to their racing circuit. These are innovative new methods to gain racing fans in the country, with engaging, white-knuckle racing and rules that give all the teams an equal chance to showcase their skill.

 

Conclusion

 

There is no chance that either series will replace the other one. But we think they will become more competitive to gain new fans, particularly with the next generation of drivers with proven global rally success.

 

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