Milford, CT – After a successful inaugural season finishing third overall in the TCR class of Pirelli World Challenge, FCP Euro is setting its sights on vying for the re-branded TC America Championship in 2019. The team will again compete with their 2018 Volkswagen GTI TCR’s with Michael Hurczyn, and 2018 TCR Class Rookie of the Year, Nate Vincent, behind the wheel in their second season of professional touring car racing.
The 2019 Championship will be split into two classes; the first being a full global-spec TCR class for cars with sequential gearboxes, and the second being a TCR Cup solely for the Audi’s and VW’s running DSG gearboxes. After a year of frustration with the Balance of Performance (BOP) not being able to close the gap to the Hyundai i30N TCR’s and Honda Civic Type R TCRs, FCP Euro has elected to upgrade their VW’s to full TCR spec and run sequential gearboxes. “We think we have the team and the talent to run up front, we simply didn’t have the car last year,” states Nate Vincent. Michael Hurczyn added, “The TCR Cup is necessary because the gap to the cars with sequential gearboxes is just too vast, but we want to compete at the front and show that we can fight for overall wins.”
FCP Euro’s CEO, Scott Drozd, is also excited to see what 2019 will bring. “In 2018, we kicked off our first year of professional motorsports, grew really strong relationships with our partners LIQUI MOLY, 034Motorsport, and Sachs Performance, and we grew our e-commerce business by over 50% year-over-year in revenue. In typical FCP Euro fashion, our plan for 2019 is already shaping up to be even stronger.”
To compete at the top level takes a great team. FCP Euro will again be supported by Heinlein Racing Development to ensure the cars are prepared to the highest standards. In addition to LIQUI MOLY and 034Motorsport, FCP Euro has added new big names to the marketing partnership roster; Corteco as a Premier Partner, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Akebono, and ZF Aftermarket.
For more information, and links to The Paddock, FCP Euro’s documentary video series covering the 2018 season, visit race.fcpeuro.com.
FCP Euro Media Contact: Michael Roselli, Content Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
About FCP Euro
FCP Euro is an online retailer of Genuine, OE, and OEM auto parts for European cars, specializing in BMW, Volvo, Audi, VW, Mercedes, and Porsche parts. Since 2001, FCP Euro has raised the bar for service and quality in the automotive industry and has become recognized by enthusiasts as the premier source for OEM and Genuine car parts. With a Lifetime Replacement Guarantee on all parts, Hassle-Free Returns, and free shipping on orders over $49, FCP Euro has continuously challenged the boundaries and advanced the standards of quality, service, and technology in the automotive industry.