The Pirelli World Challenge is going back to Lime Rock for the first time since 2013.
Pirelli World Challenge last raced at Lim Rock Park in Connecticut in 2013 in support of American Le Mans, but in 2016, they are back for Memorial Day Weekend as the headline event to kick off a multi-year deal.
"We are excited to bring Pirelli World Challenge racing back to the Northeast and Lime Rock Park," said Scott Bove, President and CEO, WC Vision. "The Lime Rock Park area fanbase is fantastic and they have been posting on our social media channels as well as emailing us to bring the series back to the famed bullring. Skip Barber (President of Lime Rock Park) and I have been talking for a while now and we are happy to have signed a multi-year agreement to race there starting with the 2016 season.
2016 schedule coming soon
The complete 2016 Pirelli World Challenge schedule has yet to be finalized but it expected to be announced in mid-September.
"The 2016 Pirelli World Challenge schedule is coming together quickly and we are looking to announce it shortly after our final race of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca," added Bove. "We were excited to sign this agreement and I wanted to give our fans in the Northeast something to plan for in 2016."
Lime Rock track owner and operator Skip Barber is more than pleased to have the popular series back and is credited for the many upgrades the circuit has seen in recent years. "It's very popular with our fans. We've been getting emails and phone calls constantly since 2013, the last time World Challenge was here, asking when they would see the series again. So we couldn't be more pleased."