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RealTime Confirms Switch to TCR

RealTime Racing confirms switch to TCR with pair of Honda Civic Type R entries…

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RealTime Racing has confirmed a switch to TCR competition in Pirelli World Challenge, with the Peter Cunningham-owned team to field two Honda Civic Type R TCR cars this year.

Ryan Eversley has been confirmed as the first driver for the effort, which kicks off with next weekend’s TCR season-opener at Circuit of The Americas.

“RealTime has a long history of success in production-based cars, so we are looking forward to joining what looks to be serious competition as the TCR cars go head-to-head in America for the first time this season,” Cunningham said.

“After developing and racing the Acura NSX GT3, we had hoped to continue with a customer program in GT, but when the opportunity with the Honda Civic Type R presented itself, the move made sense.

“Certainly, there remains the possibility of an NSX customer program in the future, but we are very happy to join the fray of this growing worldwide category.”

Eversley added: “If you look at RealTime’s history, they’ve had tremendous success with front-wheel drive touring cars, so being able to race one for them is what I’ve dreamed about when I started out as a race car driver. It’s very exciting.”

While the team will campaign two Hondas in the entire TCR season, a third car will be made available for customers.

Honda is one of five TCR manufacturers that are expected to be on the grid at COTA, joined by entries from Audi, Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo and Hyundai.

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 Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Huh

    March 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    So PWC’s master plan includes moving a factory-backed team from GT3 to TCR – factory driver and all. Alrighty then.

  2. Gaucherie

    March 13, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Incoming “no pros in TCR” edict from the PWC and it’s ivory tower of insane rules, regs, BOP and self destruction.

  3. Mike S

    March 13, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    And that GT3 costs 3xs more to run than TCR so no GT3 budget issues rearing up here either. Makes sense.

    • Pierre

      March 14, 2018 at 10:53 am

      GT3 is far more than 3x more than TCR, but I know what you were trying to say.

      • Jack

        March 14, 2018 at 1:12 pm

        A gt3 car is 5 times the price of a TCR car, and a TCR cars engine and gearbox in theory can go a full season, a GT3 can not.

  4. N8

    March 14, 2018 at 11:48 am

    PWC has a TCR class? Are these stand-alones or do they run with TC/TCA/TCB.

    Would love to have seen that Civic with the classic white and orange livery from the Integra days.

    • SuperDaveOsborne

      March 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      TCB out. TCR runs with TCA and TC is stand alone.

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