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FCP Euro - Motorsports FCP Euro Motorsports is competing in American Endurance Racing with a 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 W204 and the Pirelli World Challenge with two VW GTI TCRs.

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This is the current state of the cars as we await parts from overseas along with the few that we ordered from our own wa...
01/27/2020

This is the current state of the cars as we await parts from overseas along with the few that we ordered from our own warehouse at FCP Euro. Stay tuned for Motorsport Monday later as we continue to prep for next month's action at Circuit of The Americas
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Many of you have asked us how you can represent Team FCP Euro, the best way is by checking out our array of new merchand...
01/26/2020

Many of you have asked us how you can represent Team FCP Euro, the best way is by checking out our array of new merchandise. Check out merch.fcpeuro.com to see more!

Is it just us that never gets tired of looking at these cars? The super aggressive look that Volkswagen Motorsport creat...
01/26/2020

Is it just us that never gets tired of looking at these cars? The super aggressive look that Volkswagen Motorsport created plus the Andy Blackmore livery make one stellar combo.
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Swingin' through the hog pen and climbing esses at VIRginia International Raceway with Nate Vincent and Michael Hurczyn ...
01/25/2020

Swingin' through the hog pen and climbing esses at VIRginia International Raceway with Nate Vincent and Michael Hurczyn 🚗💨
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How exactly do race car brakes work and what makes them so much more effective than the hardware found on your car today...
01/24/2020
Racecars Explained: How Racing Braking Systems Work

How exactly do race car brakes work and what makes them so much more effective than the hardware found on your car today? Check out the first-ever episode of Race Cars Explained to learn all about racing brakes with Nate Vincent.

Race cars are, most of the time, just modified street cars. But what’s actually different about them?

American Endurance Racing - one of the few places you'll find a garage built BMW E30 and a meticulously track-prepped Po...
01/24/2020

American Endurance Racing - one of the few places you'll find a garage built BMW E30 and a meticulously track-prepped Porsche Cayman.

Here's a big #throwback to our very first time at Circuit of The Americas way back in March 2018. Fast forward to now an...
01/23/2020

Here's a big #throwback to our very first time at Circuit of The Americas way back in March 2018. Fast forward to now and we're on a mad dash to get the cars fully ready to tackle this super-fast track in just a bit over a month with yet another new livery.
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Just a few shots from a very humid practice session from last year's race weekend at the famous Road America - we absolu...
01/22/2020

Just a few shots from a very humid practice session from last year's race weekend at the famous Road America - we absolutely can't wait to go back.
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Man, the C300 looked pretty damn good ripping around a track when it was rocking those silver TSW Alloy Wheels Turbina w...
01/22/2020

Man, the C300 looked pretty damn good ripping around a track when it was rocking those silver TSW Alloy Wheels Turbina wheels. These were our first choice for the car back in 2017 and it's gone on to feature some really smooth styles ever since.
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Can we pull a TCR engine out in under an hour? Check out the recap of last week's Motorsport Monday to catch all the eve...
01/22/2020
Motorsport Mondays - TCR Teardown: Engine Out In Under An Hour?

Can we pull a TCR engine out in under an hour? Check out the recap of last week's Motorsport Monday to catch all the events that happened on another busy night in the shop.

This week's Motorsport Monday's episode picks up where we left off last week, in the shop ready to have the engines pulled out.

As you can see, Team FCP Euro loves to give hugs. With our super tight-knit team and grassroots beginnings always in the...
01/22/2020

As you can see, Team FCP Euro loves to give hugs. With our super tight-knit team and grassroots beginnings always in the back of our minds, every triumph is super special.
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01/21/2020

Last night, we removed the SADEV Racing Transmission - Official sequential gearboxes so we can send them out for a rebuild. While we have them apart, here's a quick video comparing them to the old DSGs the cars used to run.

While the crew works on the engines tonight, we thought we'd take a look at all the tagged parts on the motors. The timi...
01/21/2020

While the crew works on the engines tonight, we thought we'd take a look at all the tagged parts on the motors. The timing covers, upper to lower oil pan, and of course turbo are all tagged to keep teams from tampering with them to gain a performance advantage.
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01/21/2020

What's on the list for today's Motorsport Monday? We need to remove both sequential transmissions from both engines so we can send them off to Sadev to be fully rebuilt. Check out this quick video to see the team in action along with driver Nate Vincent getting back to his wrenching roots 😂

01/20/2020
Warming Up the Tires at Sonoma

Warming up for a super productive week with Michael Hurczyn 🤘

For racing drivers, the main goal of a formation lap is to generate tons of heat in both the brakes and tires - so you often see them weaving hard to increase the load on the tires along with getting on and off the brakes. In some extreme cases, they pull the e-brake and get the rear end to rotate quite a bit as Michael does in this video.
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While our Paddock area may look a bit different in 2020, it's not going to be any less inviting or enjoyable to hang wit...
01/20/2020

While our Paddock area may look a bit different in 2020, it's not going to be any less inviting or enjoyable to hang with Team FCP Euro. We've got some big things planned and can't wait to share them with tons of people this year. Just a few more Sundays until we're back at the track 🙌
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What are you wrenching on this weekend?Our main man Gareth Foley loves spending time under the TCRs making sure they rea...
01/18/2020

What are you wrenching on this weekend?

Our main man Gareth Foley loves spending time under the TCRs making sure they ready to perform at 100% once they hit the track - on a usual Saturday you can find him wrenching on his E36 track car or the TCRs once the season is in full swing.
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Next stop, Formula Drift! Big thanks to Michael Essa and LIQUI MOLY USA Inc. 🤘
01/18/2020
FCP Euro And LIQUI MOLY Team Up With Michael Essa In Formula Drift

Next stop, Formula Drift! Big thanks to Michael Essa and LIQUI MOLY USA Inc. 🤘

When Michael Essa–the only BMW driver in the Formula Drift paddock with an actual BMW engine–reached out to FCP Euro and LIQUI MOLY for a partnership, it was a match made in heaven. 

After enjoying a Championship winning season filled with great battles and great people - FCP Euro plans to return to TC...
01/18/2020
FCP Euro Returns To TC America To Defend Its 2019 TCR Championships

After enjoying a Championship winning season filled with great battles and great people - FCP Euro plans to return to TC America to compete for the top spot once again.

For Immediate Release - January 17, 2019, Milford, CT -- With two seasons of TCR competition under their belt, FCP Euro will be back for a third season, looking to prove that 2019 wasn’t a fluke. The driver duo of Michael Hurczyn and Nate Vincent will again be behind the wheel of their 2018 Volksw...

We'll never get enough of our C300 race car and this great photo taken by Mike Roselli.➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖Special thanks to our par...
01/18/2020

We'll never get enough of our C300 race car and this great photo taken by Mike Roselli.
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01/17/2020

Earlier this week, our main man Gareth Foley took apart the fuel cell on the #71 TCR to inspect and freshen it up. Check out this video to learn about all the parts of a usual Motorsport fuel cell as well as a few things that are specific to our cars.

Today we received our first round of new parts for the TCRs so we can commence the refreshing and rebuilding process. We...
01/16/2020

Today we received our first round of new parts for the TCRs so we can commence the refreshing and rebuilding process. We've got some new front and rear control arms, front ball joints, tagged IS38 turbo, and a few more odds and ends. We've got quite a few more parts coming in and we'll keep you up to speed once we start turning some wrenches.
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It seems like LIQUI MOLY enjoys these OZ Racing Rally wheels just as much as we do! #Throwback to tearing up Michelin Ra...
01/16/2020

It seems like LIQUI MOLY enjoys these OZ Racing Rally wheels just as much as we do! #Throwback to tearing up Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta at last year's #GridlifeSouth event 🤘
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TCR Crossing, please proceed with caution. Hopefully, we get another chance to drive race cars on public roads in 2020 🤘...
01/15/2020

TCR Crossing, please proceed with caution. Hopefully, we get another chance to drive race cars on public roads in 2020 🤘
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Just in case you all were wondering (since we get the question so often), the wheels we run on the TCRs are MOTEC Wheels...
01/15/2020

Just in case you all were wondering (since we get the question so often), the wheels we run on the TCRs are MOTEC Wheels MTCR wheels in 18x10 size. In order to fit these wheels, the wheel wells of the GTIs have been extensively modified and unfortunately won't fit on a street car without quite a bit of work.
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Have you ever seen the inside of a sequential gearbox? Swipe through this gallery to see all of our SADEV Racing Transmi...
01/15/2020

Have you ever seen the inside of a sequential gearbox? Swipe through this gallery to see all of our SADEV Racing Transmission - Official interworkings. These photos were from a trackside dissection and rebuild of the #71 car's gearbox way back at Portland International Raceway last year. We have two more rebuilds planned for this off-season while we have the cars apart and we'll be sure to capture every moment for you all.
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Here's a bit more two-wheel action to get you through your Tuesday - this time, from the excellent Sonoma Raceway which ...
01/14/2020

Here's a bit more two-wheel action to get you through your Tuesday - this time, from the excellent Sonoma Raceway which took quite a toll on our cars throughout the weekend as Nate & Mike pushed the twins hard to fight off some excellent competition.
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01/13/2020

On our January 13th Motorsport Monday, we're in the shop making sure we take full advantage of the cars being completely torn apart. We're building out our replacement parts list, working on wiring, making sure body panels & aero are better attached, organizing the shop, and more.

Here's a full video recap of our latest Dyno Day with the GTI TCRs. Check out HP numbers, dyno pulls, a quick fuel pump ...
01/13/2020
Motorsport Mondays - TCR Teardown: Dyno Day

Here's a full video recap of our latest Dyno Day with the GTI TCRs. Check out HP numbers, dyno pulls, a quick fuel pump change, and more.

This Motorsports Monday the GTI TCRs head to the dyno to see how much power they've lost in the two seasons since they were new.

01/13/2020

Due to some mechanical issues, the #72 car driven by Nate Vincent came to an almost complete stop during the formation lap of Race 1 from Circuit of The Americas last year, which meant he had to fight through TCA traffic to get back to the TCR field. Check out the first 2 laps of the race to see Nate quickly make his way back to the top 5.

Turn 1, Lap 1 - always one of the most exhilarating moments of any race. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, ...
01/12/2020

Turn 1, Lap 1 - always one of the most exhilarating moments of any race. Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, turn in, and hope for the best.
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While our shop has a lift and we can put the TCRs on it quite easily, our preferred service position for the cars is up ...
01/12/2020

While our shop has a lift and we can put the TCRs on it quite easily, our preferred service position for the cars is up on 4 Jack Stands. Why? Well, this allows the crew to easily reach all the way into the engine bay while also having all the parts under the car within an arms reach as well. This position also made it easy for the crew to get the full drivetrain of the #72 car out in a swift 40 minutes.
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It's safe to say that last year's weekend of racing at the Streets of St. Pete was truly special. This was the team's fi...
01/11/2020

It's safe to say that last year's weekend of racing at the Streets of St. Pete was truly special. This was the team's first ever trip to a street course and also the weekend where we pulled off a 1-2 team finish. Check out some of the memories.
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01/10/2020

How quickly can the team remove an engine from a GTI TCR? Check out this video from last night at the shop to see just how quickly Nate, Joe, and Gareth can remove an entire engine and what work we have lined up next.

01/09/2020

Some of the best racing action happenes at race starts or restarts after a caution. Check out this #Throwback to Race 1 at Watkins Glen International as the top 5 duke it out for the first 2 laps after caution. If you look closely, you can see VictorGonz constantly flashing Nate Vincent trying to distract him from the top 3 up ahead.

For those that wonder what the real, technical differences are between street and race car tires - check out this video ...
01/09/2020

For those that wonder what the real, technical differences are between street and race car tires - check out this video from our friends at Grassroots Motorsports Magazine.

Peter Calhoun from BFGoodrich Tires joins us to discuss the differences between race tires, street tires and 200-treadwear race/street tires, as well as their most appropriate applications. Watch the episode here: https://buff.ly/35wJ7mm

01/09/2020
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#WingWednesday here at the FCP Euro Shop. We often get many questions about how the wing mounts to the car - so here are...
01/08/2020

#WingWednesday here at the FCP Euro Shop. We often get many questions about how the wing mounts to the car - so here are a few detail shots. Volkswagen Motorsport really knows how to properly mount a wing so we get the full impact of all the downforce it generates.
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Check out a few details of the CJX 2.0TSI engine found in the GTI TCR. Aside from a larger turbo (which you can easily b...
01/08/2020

Check out a few details of the CJX 2.0TSI engine found in the GTI TCR. Aside from a larger turbo (which you can easily buy from FCP Euro), custom catch can system, solid engine mounts, SADEV Racing Transmission - Official sequential, and upgraded cooling system - this engine and the parts used are almost completely identical to the stock engine found in a MK7 GTI. We'll be dissecting the engine and its parts more in many upcoming pieces of content so stay tuned for more!
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Having the whole team on hand for Motorsport Monday brings us back to 2016 & 2017 when we had all hands on deck for our ...
01/08/2020

Having the whole team on hand for Motorsport Monday brings us back to 2016 & 2017 when we had all hands on deck for our American Endurance Racing effort. With this kind of involvement from the FCP Euro team so far, we can already tell it's going to be one special season.
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01/07/2020

Our January 6th Motorsport Monday was extremely eventful and productive - with the engine, gearbox, exhaust, and fuel cell being removed from the #71 car along with a complete removal of our 2019 liveries. Give this quick video a watch to see the current state of the cars along with what work we have coming down the pipeline next.

01/06/2020

Tonight, we have the most labor intensive Motorsport Monday yet - we're removing all the vinyl wrap from the #71 car while removing the full drivetrain as well. Check out all the action here.

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And that's a wrap... Many Thanks to the FCP Euro Team for a great season showing us what these TCR cars can do and Congratulations to Michael Hurczyn and Nate Vincent for the excellent finishes all year long!
Just a quick one as a thank you for the free tix.
Starting em young.
Here's a C300 that ran at the WRL 24hr last weekend.
Congrats on another #2 & #3 finish in TCR @ COTA today!
As seen from the tower
Great work guys!
So I got bored one night, and are this. Unfortunately the TCR GTI wasn't an option, but I had an Audi similar to the one the HPD crew ran at UMC. So it's a bit of a crossover.
First off thanks for the tickets to the race at the Glen this past weekend! I wasn't able to capture the bottom of the TCR GTI, specifically the splitter and undertray areas! If possible, please snap some pics the next time a car goes on the hoist! Much obliged! 😬
I'm sure I'm not the only guy around here with a race hauler fetish so can you please post some pictures of yours?