Honda Civic Type R to feature at Pirelli World Challenge

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RealTime Racing will debut a pair of TCR-spec Honda Civic Type Rs in the Touring Car divisions of the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge series this weekend when it gets underway with two races at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

Veteran Honda driver Ryan Eversley and the returning Nick Esayian will get behind the wheel of two Honda Civic Type Rs in a competitive TCR field that will include 14 entries representing five major automobile manufacturers.

“TCR is arguably the fastest-growing worldwide Touring Car racing category, and all of us at Honda and HPD (Honda Performance Development) enjoy taking part in competitive racing series which feature multiple manufacturers,” said Art St Cyr, president of HPD.

“While RealTime Racing has been closely associated with our Acura GT race programs in recent seasons, the team also has been very successful in Touring Car classes, winning multiple titles with both the Honda and Acura brands dating all the way back to the early 1990s.”

The Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car division comprises 12 races over six weekends and includes three separate classes:  TCR, TC and TCA. Nine manufacturers take part in the three classes, each of which features a pair of 40-minute races during each event weekend. In TCR, the Honda Civic Type R will compete against Audi, Volkswagen, Hyundai and Alfa Romeo in a 14-car field.

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