Chinese team announces plans for all-electric TCR programme

Chinese team Lisheng Shanghai Racing has announced plans to develop an electric race car conforming to the ETCR technical regulations, with the make and model of the vehicle yet to be revealed.

LSR has previously developed the MG6 Xpower TCR car on behalf of MG. The car competed in selected events in 2019, including the FIA Motorsport Games (pictured) where Rory Butcher and Zhendong Zhang raced the car.

In the second race at Vallelunga, Butcher took the car to fourth overall.

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The team is keen to be involved with the forthcoming ETCR series from the very start, announcing its intent early on, although it has not confirmed a manufacturer at present.

“We are still in the very early stages of this project and we will unveil the brand and model of the ETCR car in due course,” explained LSR Chairman Xia Qing.

“At LSR we are all very keen on promoting the ETCR concept that represents the future of motor racing.

“In the wake of the good results achieved by our MG 6 Xpower TCR we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to join ETCR from its very beginning.”

WSC Group President Marcello Lotti welcomed the company to ETCR, joining the ranks of Hyundai, CUPRA and independent Alfa Romeo builders Romeo Ferraris in ETCR.

“We are delighted to see LSR expanding its commitment in developing a racing cars to ETCR,” said Lotti. “With the MG 6 TCR they have already proved their potential and we can’t wait to see the new ETCR racing car taking to the track for the first test.

“LSR joins the other companies that have already unveiled their projects, while further announcements are due to follow soon.”

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