On the heels of a strong inaugural season for the TCR category in the Blancpain GT World Challenge, the new TC America series will see the introduction of the TCR DSG Cup within the overall TCR category.
SRO Motorsports America and World Sporting Consulting (WSC), the creators of TCR, created the DSG Cup based on participant and manufacturer feedback. In 2018, RealTime Racing’s Ryan Eversley claimed the TCR drivers’ title, with Hyundai and Bryan Herta Autosport securing the manufacturers’ and team title.
“When we reviewed all the data from 2018, we realized we needed to do something to support our teams who are racing DSG transmission cars,” said Jim Jordan, TC America class manager. “The cars are fantastic to race and drive, however at times it did not appear to be a level playing field. We spent most of the off season working with all stakeholders to reach this agreement. I am proud of the work done by Marcus Haselgrove and the rest of the TCR technical working group both in the US and Europe on this solution.”
The DSG Cup will feature its own podium, scoring, and points structure. At the end of the season, a champion will be crowned and recognized at the SRO worldwide banquet. TC America kicks off its season at Circuit of The Americas on March 2-3.
“We were early and strong supporters of the TCR concept,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of SRO Motorsports America. “We want to continue to grow the class. The addition of the DSG Cup will help continue to build momentum for the TCR category in North America.”