SRO America News
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, one of the European countries hit most hard was Italy – the home of Pirelli. As lockdown spread around the world, it also meant months of downtime for the brand’s American motorsports operation – before restarting a season that would be condensed into a rescheduling nightmare.
Honda Performance Development has set up an HPD GT3 Driver Academy to help professional racers “accelerate their racing career via on-track and off-track skills training” from Acura and HPD-supported teams.
Spencer Pumpelly’s polesitting TRG Porsche 718 Cayman CS led from start to finish to clinch the Pirelli GT4 America win at Long Beach, holding off Ian James’ Panoz Avezzano in the closing laps.
SRO chief Stephane Ratel believes this year’s bumper grid for the revamped Blancpain GT World Challenge is due to a revised format that offers teams better value for their race programs.
Jade Buford dominated the second Pirelli GT4 America Sprint stanza on the streets of St Petersburg in Florida on Sunday in his PF Racing Ford Mustang.
Alongside its headline-grabbing activity in Formula 1, Pirelli is a huge supporter of global GT racing. As a new era in the United States kicked off last weekend, with SRO taking control of the World Challenge, Motorsport.com was there to get the inside line on its involvement.
Ian James won the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint opener with a last-lap pass for victory on the streets of St Petersburg in Florida on Saturday, an event marred by a brutal crash that befell Nicholai Elghanayan.
The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.
Miguel Molina recovered from a slightly slow restart late in the race to send his R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 back past Andy Soucek’s K-PAX Bentley Continental and win the second Blancpain GT World Challenge America event at Circuit of The Americas.
Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson won round two of the Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, ahead of yesterday’s winners, Matt Travis and Jason Hart, who recovered from a pitstop penalty to finish a close second.
Bentley’s Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet overcame K-PAX Racing teammates Andy Soucek and Alvaro Parente to win the first round of the revamped Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas on Saturday.
Texans Matt Travis and Jason Hart demolished the opposition in the SRO Pirelli GT4 SprintX season opener at Circuit of The Americas with the Nolasport Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR.
Robin Pemberton, who for over 10 years served as NASCAR’s vice president of competition, will oversee Andretti Autosport’s entry into the Pirelli GT4 America Series.
Jarett Andretti will race a McLaren 570S in the GT4 America Series which, under SRO’s stewardship, effectively replaces the Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class this year.
Stephane Ratel's enormous contribution to the last quarter-century of GT sportscar racing was recognised with a Gregor Grant Award at the 2018 Autosport Awards.
The Stephane Ratel Organisation will link its three continental sprint series into an 18-round global championship for manufacturers in 2019 under the Blancpain GT World Challenge banner.
The US Panoz team will continue racing next season in tribute to its founder Don Panoz, who died earlier this month.
Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander won the second Pirelli World Challenge GT race at the Utah Grand Prix, sealing the SprintX title in the process in their R.Ferri Ferrari 488.
Harry Gottsacker won the second Pirelli World Challenge’s SprintX GTS race at the Utah Grand Prix, but missed out on winning the title at the final round.
Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina won race 1 for the Pirelli World Challenge’s Utah Grand Prix SprintX GT event in their Ferrari, after the challenge of qualifying dominators Bentley evaporated.
Ian James and Matt Keegan won race 1 of the GTS element of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX for Panoz at Utah Motorsports Campus.
There could be as many as five or six new GT2 supercars ready to race by the second half of next year, according to class instigator Stephane Ratel.
The Motorsport.com app
Follow your passion, anywhere, anytime!