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Two-Car Alfa Romeo TCR Effort Planned for 2019

Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR confirmed for Roy Block, Tim Lewis Jr….

Photo: John Dagys

Alfa Romeo looks set to be represented in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition, with a new two-car TCR effort planned for next year.

Both cars took part in this week’s Michelin On-Track Opportunity at Daytona International Speedway ahead of next month’s four-hour Pilot Challenge season-opener on the Florida high banks.

Florida-based KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering will field the cars from its Boca Raton facility.

Longtime Pilot Challenge driver Roy Block and Tim Lewis Jr. have been confirmed in one of the entries under the KMW/TMR banner, with the lineup in the second Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR still to-be-determined.

“We’re excited to have Roy back for another season,” said TMR owner and lead engineer Louis Milone. “He and Tim have been testing a bunch over the past month or so and have a really great relationship. We’re expecting them to do really well.”

Although not yet listed as an official IMSA partner, Alfa Romeo is set to become the fifth different TCR manufacturer set to take part in Pilot Challenge next year, joining Audi, Volkswagen, Honda and Hyundai in the ever-expanding class.

More than a dozen full-season entries are expected, doubling the number of cars that contested the series in 2018.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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