PWC Competition Classes

The Pirelli World Challenge is divided into eight driver classifications and six classes of vehicles. Drivers compete in GT and GTA, GTS and GTSA, GT Cup, TCR, TC and TCA. Vehicle competition classes are broken down into: Grand Touring (GT), Grand Touring Sport (GTS), GT Cup, (GT Cup), Touring Car (TC), Touring Car A (TCA), and the new TCR class (TCR). These classes are primarily differentiated by engine displacement, performance potential, placement within market, body style, and FIA and RACB homologation where available. GT, GTS and GT Cup cars compete in both Sprint and SprintX championships; TCR, TC and TCA classes currently on run in sprint races.

Vehicle Competition Classes

GT/GTA

FIA GT3 cars, luxury-brand sports or GT (Grand Touring) vehicles compete in PWC’s GT Class. Two-door coupe or sedan, rear-wheel drive with turbocharged or normally-aspirated engines. Power in the 450-525 est. HP range.

GT Cup

Porsche 991 GT3 Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Ferrari 458 Challenge and Ferrari 458 Challenge EVO. These spec cup vehicles are raced globally. In PWC, GT Cup cars race as a separate class with its own championship alongside the GT3 cars. 400 est. HP.

GTS/GTSA

Lesser-power sports cars with a limited range of permissible modifications and normally found in RWD and both Turbo and N/A applications. These cars are specifically homologated to the RACB GT4 rules for machinery. 320-330 est. HP

TCR

Highly modified, production-based factory authorized cars. FWD, 2.0L turbocharged, 4/5 door platforms with 320-330 est. HP.

TC

Touring Car class consists of moderately modified production-based cars. FWD or RWD powertrains are also allowed to run naturally-aspirated or with turbochargers. 240-300 est. HP.

TCA

TCA is made up of limited-prep versions of TC cars, with lower horsepower ratings. Both front- and rear-wheel drivetrains are allowed, as are turbocharged and naturally-aspirated vehicles. 160-200 est. HP.

Driver Competition Classes

GT

Required License: FIA Grade C + PWC
Sprint: Pro Platinum, Gold, Silver
Sprint: Am
SprintX: Pro No Bronze in pair
SprintX: Pro-Am Platinum, Gold, Silver + Bronze / Bronze*
SprintX: Am

GTA

Required License: FIA Grade C + PWC
Sprint: Pro
Sprint: Am Bronze / Bronze*
SprintX: Pro
SprintX: Pro-Am Bronze / Bronze*
SprintX: Am Bronze / Bronze*

GT Cup

Required License: PWC
Sprint: Pro
Sprint: Am Bronze / Bronze*
SprintX: Pro
SprintX: Pro-Am
SprintX: Am Bronze / Bronze*

GTS

Required License: PWC
Sprint: Pro Gold, Silver, Bronze*
Sprint: Am Bronze/Bronze*
SprintX: Pro
SprintX: Pro-Am Gold, Silver + Bronze / Bronze* -OR- Bronze* with conditions
SprintX: Am

GTSA

Required License: PWC
Sprint: Pro
Sprint: Am Bronze/Bronze*
SprintX: Pro
SprintX: Pro-Am Gold, Silver + Bronze / Bronze* -OR- Bronze* with conditions
SprintX: Am Bronze / Bronze* -OR- Bronze* with conditions

Some exceptions are made for GTS SprintX competitors, including the ability to compete in SprintX as a solo driver where all rules excepting exit/re-entry are enforced.

TCR

Required License: PWC
FIA Categorization
PWC Categorization Bronze* to Gold*

TC

Required License: PWC
FIA Categorization
PWC Categorization Bronze* to Gold*

TCA

Required License: PWC
FIA Categorization
PWC Categorization Bronze*