SHOW LIVE: Latest TCR car proving popular at PMW!

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Visitors to JAPO Motorsport GmbH’s stand at the 2017 Professional MotorSport World Expo could pore over the all-new Astra TCR; a joint-development between Kissling Motorsport, Opel Motorsport and JAPO Motorsport.

Responsible for refining the wiring-harness, electrical experts JAPO supplied an entirely new high-grade competition-spec wiring loom to the project. Also responsible for the marketing of the car from 2018 onwards, the German company are keen to extol the virtues of the car, which is able to compete in championships organised by IMSA, Creventic and others; infinitely broadening the appeal of the Astra.

Due to Opel’s recent realignment within the PSA Group, purchase price is yet to be confirmed by the team, but they remain optimistic that the Astra TCR will represent exceptional value on the grid.

The German company will be one of several brands attending the forthcoming TCR UK test day session at Brands Hatch circuit in the UK, aimed at introducing the new championship to its latest territory, which is scheduled for the end of this month (29th November).

JAPO Motorsport can be found at Professional MotorSport World Expo 2017, Booth 2026.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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