The upgraded GT86 CS-R3 rally car made a very impressive competitive debut with a dominant victory in the two-wheel-drive category on Transilvania Rally, the opening event of the Tour European Rally championship.

Former European champion Luca Rossetti and co-driver Eleonora Mori finished sixth overall, ahead of several R5 cars and the complete R3 field.

The result in Romania confirms the significant performance step taken by TMG’s customer motorsport engineers in upgrading the CS-R3.

Transilvania Rally was the first competitive entry for the car, which features engine upgrades to improve torque, modified gear ratios, a new Milltek Sport exhaust system and reduced weight. Those upgrades were previously tested on tarmac and gravel.