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There's no place in IMSA for the MINIs in 2019, which is what prompted Luis and Company to switch to Honda in the TCR class. MINI won't build a TCR car, whether their decision or BMWs will remain a mystery, so they had to look elsewhere to continue to race in IMSA. There's the possibility that the MINIs they ran this year could race in the TC class in Pirelli World Challenge in 2019 in there current state, but nothing has been confirmed.
 
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Originally Posted by dpcompt View Post
Yes, but aren't they starting over with Honda. Again, this has to do with factory support. MINI has had no support whatsoever. It's a shame. It seems that BMW has decided that for MINI to move forward, they have to get out of the sports, enthusiast mode and more towards the SUV, electronic gadget mode. I am buying my fourth MINI, but I see a decline of enthusiasts in the clubs and more of ," let's go for an ice cream or wine tasting trip". Ten years ago (N. CA), the club runs were really fun driving events (maybe borderline fast). Now I see eyelashes on the headlights.These people could care less about car racing. Sorry for the rant.
Rant away! There are many decisions that BMW has made (eg: no more LSD, no gauges, Suspension options aimed at the highways) that frustrate the enthusiast. It seems that a lot or most of their decisions have to do with profit margins. Maybe it is a simple numbers thing in a ledger. It costs more to field 2 teams than one.

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There's no place in IMSA for the MINIs in 2019, which is what prompted Luis and Company to switch to Honda in the TCR class. MINI won't build a TCR car, whether their decision or BMWs will remain a mystery, so they had to look elsewhere to continue to race in IMSA. There's the possibility that the MINIs they ran this year could race in the TC class in Pirelli World Challenge in 2019 in there current state, but nothing has been confirmed.
I looked up PWC and it wasn’t clear that these JCW MINIs could run in that class. But I will admit to not having dug to deep into the requirements. It would be great if they did run in PWC as they race at LRP which ic close to me. I would definitely go see them if they did.
 
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