RealTime Racing Announces Civic Type R TCR Entries For Pirelli World Challenge

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Another Civic Type R debuts in race trim, this time for Pirelli World Challenge TCR class.

Wisconsin’s own RealTime Racing has been the latest to announce they will be taking the new Civic Type R to the races. Owing to the brand-new, and very competitive TCR class of the Pirelli World Challenge, RealTime, led by championship driver Peter Cunningham, sees great potential in the Type R in that class.

Cunningham states: “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’s time behind the wheel of various Honda products has led to a successful racing program with very close factory Honda support. American Honda, and Honda Performance Development are just a few of the backers.

Long-standing RealTime hot-shoe, Ryan Eversley, is the first officially confirmed driver of a lineup of two. Eversley pointed out that the newly created TCR class will have a significant learning curve, but is confident in the team’s ability to nail down the performance of a front-wheel-drive car. Their past production car racing accomplishments and championships have been with predominantly front-drive cars, including the Prelude Si, Integra Type R and TSX. “I don’t expect it to be easy, but I expect us to be in the fight for a championship,” Eversley says.

RealTime’s debut race for the car will be on March 23rd through 25th at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas.


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RealTime is focusing on the TCR effort as it offers a foot in the door to a classification of racing offered by most world-wide sanctioning organizations. This doesn’t mean a complete switch from the NSX GT3 program, but the ability to buy-in a TCR seat is much more cost-advantageous than the GT3 program.

Want to go racing yourself with a Type R TCR? Worry not. RealTime is also planning on building a third TCR racer for future customers. Submit your order now.

Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites for Internet Brands, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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