Global Motorsport Group announces three car World Challenge team for 2010 February 19, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- Coming off of its strongest season yet in SCCA's World Challenge, Global Motorsports Group is announcing its return to the ...
Global Motorsport Group announces three car World Challenge team for 2010
February 19, 2010 (Santa Ana, Calif.) -- Coming off of its strongest season yet in SCCA's World Challenge, Global Motorsports Group is announcing its return to the championship for the 2010 season.
GMG, based in Southern California, will return with a trio of Porsche 911 GT3s to compete in the World Challenge GT class. Leading the team will be team owner and driver James Sofronas of Newport Beach, Calif. Sofronas enjoyed a stellar 2009 season, in which he scored wins at the Long Beach Grand Prix and at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on his way to finishing a career-best second in the championship.
Joining him will be series veteran Dino Crescentini, of Manhattan Beach, Calif., who is back for his third season in the Stoptech/GMG Porsche 911 GT3. Crescentini scored a win in 2009, at Watkins Glen International Raceway, on his way to finishing the season in ninth place. In the third GMG Porsche will be William Ziegler, the 2009 World Challenge Rookie of the Year. All three cars will be outfitted with GMG's line of World Challenge parts, StopTech brakes, Sparco safety gear and BBS wheels. GMG also enjoys a close association with Porsche Motorsports North America.
"There is no doubt that World Challenge is one of the most competitive and demanding racing series in North America," said Fabryce Kutyba, co-owner of Global Motorsports Group. "This allows us to develop and test our World Challenge line of components and complete packages for Porsche cars. GMG's products are the direct result of our involvement in motorsport, and through this race winning experience we are able to develop the best products in the world to enhance performance and maintain factory reliability."
"We are very happy and proud to announce that we are returning to Speed GT with all three of our 2009 drivers for this season," said Sofronas. "World Challenge has been the foundation on which we have built our race team and our Porsche product line. GMG World Challenge parts can be found not only on our race cars, but our customer's street and race cars. We are excited to see what 2010 holds for us.
"On a personal level, I can't wait to get back into the No.14 GMG Porsche GT3 and fight for a championship. Finishing second last year and getting those two wins was great, but now it is time to go after the top spot at the awards banquet.I can't wait for the lights to go out in St. Petersburg."
The Speed World Challenge season kicks off on the weekend of March 26-28 with a doubleheader weekend at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The races can be seen on VERSUS April 18, from 2pm-3:30pm.