Honda to debut upgrades at TCR Bathurst 400
Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series teams Wall Racing and Team Soutar Motorsport will debut new upgrades for its Honda Civic Type R TCRs received since the last round at Sydney Motorsport Park in May.
These upgrades have been used successfully in other markets namely in the World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).
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The most noticeable item as part of the kit is an upgraded front bumper and splitter designed with a smoother edge profile as well as a larger air inlet.
Improved are the cooling ducts providing larger openings and designed using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The rear wing also features improved pylons and fixings resulting in better positioning to enable greater efficiency, so too wing sensitivity.
Also new a gear ratio is included to optimise the latest engine map to provide a more progressive RPM drop.
While front suspension componentry has also been finessed to aid in tyre wear management ahead of Supercheap Auto TCR Australia’s longest races in its history.
As Australia’s JAS Motorsport agent, Wall Racing has supplied Team Soutar Motorsport with its kit in addition to its own two Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series Civic Type Rs of which John Martin will race one in this weekend’s TCR Bathurst 400.
David Wall, Wall Racing
“In the time that we’ve had away since our last TCR event there were some upgrades available for our cars,” Wall said.
“Those upgrades are a lot of little things put together; I wouldn’t say there is anything major.
“The cosmetic part of it is a different front bar as well as lots of bits and pieces.
“We hope it’ll improve the longevity for tyre wear and a few other subtle things that should improve our overall package.”