Italian team Tecnodom Sport have unveiled the Fiat Tipo TCR, which it has been designing and building over the past year, with the car set to run in TCR Italy later in the season.
Tecnodom Sport has previously clinched titles in TCR Italy with its 1.4-litre Alfa Romeo Mito in 2016, before acquiring an Opel Astra TCR in 2017 and winning three races outright.
The Tipo TCR has been in development for some time, with its presence not a secret in the TCR world. The car has been developed under the technical leadership of lead engineer Roberto Zampieri, who is Abarth’s chief test driver.
The new car features a 1.7-litre engine as also used in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta TCR, from the Alfa Romeo family. The car also features a Sadey sequential gearbox.
“We are very proud of it,” said Kevin Giacon, who has been testing the car together with his brother Jonathan. “It is very well built and has a lot of potential.
“We are currently making tests with different type of tyres, because our plan is to sell the car to teams that race in the different TCR series.
“We are already building two other cars and have received requests from Turkey and South America.”
Tecnodom Sport has already begun the homologation procedure with the TCR Technical Department and will run the car in Italy as soon as the process is complete.
Team Principal Domiziano Giacon is keen to invite others in the TCR world to see the car as soon as possible.
“We want to organise an event at Adria and invite the teams to discover and test the Tipo,” he added.