The Racing Company (TRC), with assistance from M1 GT Racing, is set to join the Pirelli World Challenge TCR class with an Audi RS3 LMS.
“To start our effort in an international series such as the Pirelli World Challenge corresponds with our long-term vision,” explained TRC director Jocelyn Daniel. “We want to stay in this series for a long time and evolve with the program. It will eventually open doors to other series and will surely allow us to meet drivers wishing to drive a second Audi RS3 LMS entry.”
Jerimy Daniel, a young driver from Candiac, Quebec, Canada, will contest the 2018 season for the team. Daniel is an experienced driver who raced for many years in the Formula 1600 Championship before entering the Star Mazda series, which is the second step in the Mazda Road to Indy. In 2014, he was runner-up in the GT3 Porsche Canada Cup, Gold Class and he has since been driving in the Canadian Touring Car Championship series.
The Racing Company will be assisted by M1 GT Racing, an American team having competed in the Pirelli World Challenge with an Audi R8 LMS GT3.
“This is a technical partnership between The Racing Company (TRC) and M1 GT Racing,” explained Remi Lanteigne, M1 GT’s technical director. “We looked at several options and series to compete in for 2018 and the PWC TCR program best suited what we wanted. We will be able to help TRC develop their side of the program in America since they are already very well known in Quebec. Together, we will be a winning combination.”
Daniel will be back behind the wheel after a one-year hiatus. “I am excited to come back to racing after not driving for a season. For me, this is a great comeback because I really think that the Pirelli World Challenge is a well-established series that could open a lot of doors for us.”