“The Touring Car class in Pirelli World Challenge has come a long way from where it was just a few years ago. At the tail end of the 2013 season, the class seemed like it was on its deathbed, with nine cars entering the season finale that paired with the IndyCar Series race in Houston.

Contrast that to October’s wrap-up of the 2016 season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where 20 Touring Cars were on hand, and the combined field of TC, TCA and TCB entries topped 40. Touring Car featured a healthy mix of BMW M235iRs, Mazda MX-5s, Nissan 370Zs, Honda Accords and even a Porsche Cayman.”

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