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Four units of the new Audi RS 3 LMS TCR to make their WTCR debut

The second generation of the Audi RS 3 LMS TCR will be available to customers of the Ingolstadt firm at the end of 2021, thus giving continuity to the ‘careers-client’ program of the brand in the TCR category. However, the competitive debut of the new German model will take place much earlier. In fact, Audi has decided to finish developing its new Audi RS 3 LMS TCR in the WTCR and he will compete with four units of his car in the World Touring Car Cup throughout this season. Comtoyou Racing will be the team in charge of managing Audi TCRs in the championship.

If it is already a surprise that Audi has decided to put its TCR on the track and compete before the start of sales to its ‘customer teams’ to perfect its product, It has also been the case that I have already chosen two pilots for this purpose at once. However, his identity is almost predictable since the drivers in charge of getting into the first two Audi RS 3 LMS TCR are Nathanaël Berthon and Frédéric Vervisch. The former has competed with Comtoyou in the WTCR in 2020, while the latter is an official Audi driver and head of development for the brand’s new TCR.

Frédéric Vervisch, the driver behind the new Audi RS 3 LMS TCRFrédéric Vervisch, the driver behind the new Audi RS 3 LMS TCRRead news

In the absence of defining the identity of the drivers who will compete with the other two Audi RS 3 TCR from Comtoyou in 2021, Chris Reinke As director of the Audi Sport ‘racing-customer’ program, he was very satisfied with this project: «This program gives us the opportunity to test our model on different tracks and under the greatest competitive pressure.. Only then will we deliver the model to ‘customer teams’ around the world, already in the second half of the year. Jean-Michel Baert’s team has known our products since 2017, has won races and titles with our cars and has been a WTCR team since its inception. There is no better partner».