Pirelli Tire North America designs, develops, manufactures and markets tires for passenger vehicles in both the original equipment and replacement markets, as well as for motorcycles and motorsports. Pirelli is a leading producer of premium tires due to its commitment to R&D. Its Rome, Georgia manufacturing facility features Pirelli's Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS), which employs state-of-the-art technology to manufacture tires for both export and domestic markets. Pirelli's motorsport excellence is based on a tradition of innovation and reliability in competition and is the number one tire choice for the world's most exciting racing series. Pirelli Tire North America has been selected as the Official Tire Supplier for the Pirelli World Challenge Championships and will supply all cars in the GT, GTS, Touring Car, Touring Car A and Touring Car B-Spec categories with the P Zero Racing Slick and P Zero Racing Rain tires.
CBS Sports Network (CBSSN), the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, televises nearly 600 live events and over 3,000 hours of live programming every year including Pirelli World Challenge, live college football, college basketball, and more from the MW, AAC, Big East, C-USA, A-10, Army, Navy, and the Patriot League. CBSSN is also the home to Professional Bull Riding and Arena Football League. Throughout the year, the network also telecasts a full slate of original programming and studio coverage. It is home to NFL Monday QB featuring Phil Simms, Trent Green, Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein, We Need To Talk the first-ever all-female sports show, Boomer & Carton, The Doug Gottlieb Show, and That Other Pregame Show which covers Pro, College, and Fantasy Football every Sunday morning. CBSSN has become the extension of CBS Sports sharing talent and graphics as well as providing support coverage of every major event that CBS produces including Super Bowl 50, SEC football, NCAA Tournament, The Masters, and PGA Championship.
Motor Trend OnDemand is the premier automotive video platform in North America featuring exclusive and live motorsport from around the globe, original programming, historical archives, films and documentaries, television series, event coverage, and more. In partnership with CBS Sports Network, Motor Trend OnDemand also distributes more than 150 hours of premier motorsport coverage annually to cable television.
MotorTrendonDemand.com is also the presenting sponsor of the MotorTrendonDemand.com Clean Pass of the Race Award. Each race Pirelli World Challenge officials select the best clean pass of the race in the GT Class, and the driver making that pass wins the MotorTrendonDemand.com Clean Pass of the Race Award. A year-end award will also be announced at the Pirelli World Challenge banquet for the MotorTrendonDemand.com Clean Pass of the Year Award -- $5,000 will be given to the winner along with the MotorTrendonDemand.com Clean Pass of the Year Trophy.
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Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 23 editions in 15 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network company.
For more information, see www.motorsport.com
About Motorsport Network
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The company manages a global broadcast network, live events, print media titles and multiple websites, forums and e-commerce, gaming & editorial syndication platforms operating in 16 languages across 60 international markets. The business is founded on the principle of engaging audiences around motorsport and automotive content and providing clients with integrated solutions to connect with this global audience.
For more information, see www.motorsportnetwork.com
aFe POWER – advanced FLOW engineering, Inc., headquartered in Corona, Calif., is a manufacturer of high performance cold air intakes, air filters, fluid filters, exhaust systems, intake manifolds, intercoolers, turbochargers, programmers, differential covers, transmission pans and throttle body spacers for late model cars, trucks, SUV's and motorcycles. aFe has also launched aFe CONTROL, a division focusing on suspension upgrades such as Coilover Systems, Sway Bars and Sport Handling Packages. Our state of the art facility includes many in-house capabilities from CAD design, 3D printing, 3D scanning, CNC machining, fabrication, dyno testing, mandrel tube bending, flow and filtration testing—to the manufacturing of industry leading high-performance products. Founded in 1999, aFe POWER provides a product line of over 3,500 applications.
For more information, visit http://afepower.com
B.R.M (Bernard Richards Manufacture) watches capture the racing spirit in its purest form. The racing spirit in its purest form, profoundly anchored in the BRM spirit, distinguishes Bernard Richards' creations from any others. A BRM watch cannot leave one indifferent, it becomes an obsessional dream. Known only to a microcosm seeking the absolute. In elitist circles, one never talks of mass production, the only key word is perfection. Armed with over 25 years of watch making experience, BRM manufactures 2,000 watches every year. Reflecting exceptional mechanical sophistication and acclaimed by the aficionados of mechanical sports, BRM watches provide their wearers with an extraordinary timekeeper.
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Official Pace Car and Safety Car - Pirelli World Challenge
Cadillac V-Series vehicles are the ultimate expression of Cadillac design, performance and technology and the purest expression that exists at the core of the Cadillac brand. V-Series are among the highest performing luxury performance cars in the world and there is no better place than the race-track to highlight Cadillac's performance capabilities. The ATS-V Coupe racecar is the racing extension of the ATS V Coupe and is primed to continue the championship legacy that Cadillac has set over the past three Pirelli World Challenge race seasons. Cadillac also provided the Official Pace Car and Safety Vehicle for Pirelli World Challenge in 2015.
Case•it is committed to helping you organize your life. Case•it products are designed to assist people in the increasingly difficult task of keeping our busy lives in order. Innovation and design in products that help people to stay organized and on top of their game are the driving force behind everything we create. Case•it was born more than 35 years ago with the advent of the 8-track tape. Many people don't know what an 8-track tape is anymore, but the invention of these now extinct sound recording cartridge's marked the genesis of the cutting edge Case•it binders and accessories still helping students, professionals and hobbiest to excel at work and play. That catalyst also shaped Case•it's resolve to stay one step ahead of our competitors and on top of the latest tools and supplies our customers demand. Today, Case•it forecasts trends to have our newest pieces in production before you even know you need them. Our ability to move readily with the changes in technology and then connect those changes with the needs of the consumer has enabled Case•it to set new industry standards with our ever-expanding line of products.
Case•it builds its binders using only the highest quality materials such as Kraft board and Ripstop nylon gussets to strengthen our products and maximize their durability for a consumer on the go. And everything we make is backed with the Case•it Guarantee.
Founded in Germany in 1951, Eibach produces the world's finest suspension components right here in Corona, California U.S.A. Whether it's Formula 1, NASCAR, WRC World Rally or the Pirelli World Challenge — more championships have been won by vehicles equipped with Eibach Springs! This performance edge is engineered into every Eibach performance spring kit, sway bar or adjustable coil-over kit we make—with the ride quality you expect. It's no wonder that Eibach is the #1 Choice of Motorsport Champions and Automotive Enthusiasts worldwide! To learn more - visit us online and take a high speed tour inside Eibach USA.
Unanimously recognized for 160 years for the quality of its products, innovation capacity and involvement in the field of competition, Motul is also recognized as the specialist in synthetic lubricants. As early as 1971, Motul was the first lubricant manufacturer to pioneer the formulation of a 100% synthetic lubricant for automotive engines, The 300V lubricant, making use of Esters technology and issued from the aeronautical industry. All along the years, Motul has gained experience as an official supplier to many racing teams and manufacturers and contributes with them to further technological development in motorsports. Motul is supporting those teams in international competitions such as: Pirelli World Challenge, 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA GT1 World Championship, Formula Nippon, Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Super GT, Dakar, IRC, Drift, Pikes Peak, MotoGP, World Superbike, World MX, Endurance, Superbike, Supercross, IOM TT, Rallycross, F1 Boat and scores of others.
Official Battery - Pirelli World Challenge
OPTIMA Batteries, manufactured by Johnson Controls, Inc., provides industry-leading batteries which represent premium performance. OPTIMA will continue to strengthen its position in the aftermarket performance automotive industry by maintaining the position of Official Battery of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. OPTIMA Batteries will also continue to offer awards for all podium finishing teams.
Official Camera - Pirelli World Challenge
RePlay XD was designed by a group of racing professionals with over 50 years of experience in the high performance racing industry. The development team forever revolutionized Action Cameras, creating the smallest, lightest, ultra-rugged, and most versatile cameras. RePlay XD Action Cameras endure and capture never before seen video from human and machine in the most extreme environments on Earth. RePlay XD creates the finest action cameras on the planet. As the Official Camera of the Pirelli World Challenge, all series racecars will be outfitted with RePlay XD's Prime X Camera System. RePlay XD is an AerNow company.
Official Racing Fuel - Pirelli World Challenge
VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Race Fuel Technology™, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. In addition to Pirelli World Challenge, VP is the Official Racing Fuel of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, TORC-The Off Road Championship, NHRA Championship Drag Racing, and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies. As part of its retail branding program, gas stations/convenience stores across the U.S. are being branded as VP Racing Fuels, with each providing distribution for VP's other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for 2- and 4-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive™ performance chemicals; and VP/PowerMaster© hobby fuels for R/C Racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, VP-SEF.com or PowermasterFuels.com.
One of the leading manufacturers of high-performance sport sedans and sports cars, Acura returns to the Pirelli World Challenge Championships as a manufacturer sponsor, fielding the new Acura NSX in the GT category in 2017. A division Sponsors 13 of American Honda, Acura has recorded 10 of the company's 22 Manufacturers' Championships in 25 years ... more than any other manufacturer. Honda/Acura has won races in the GT, GTS and Touring Car classes, and its 173 wins are currently tied for first all-time for an individual marque.
Audi began a new chapter in 2009 with the introduction of the Audi Sport customer racing program. For the first time, it was possible for motorsport customers to acquire a race car designed for the track. Since its inception, the success of the R8 LMS has been significant throughout GT3 racing series worldwide, with multiple victories in the Pirelli World Challenge since 2012. The all-new R8 LMS had strong endurance racing debuts, winning both the 2015 24 hours of Nürburgring and the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, concluding the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech season with the Manufacturer's Championship in GTD. The Audi R8 LMS shares more than 50% of its parts with the Audi R8 street car including the naturally aspirated V10 5.2 liter engine, the Audi Space Frame and a variety of other components. Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered over 1,800,000 vehicles to customers globally in 2015, and broke all-time company sales records for the 6th straight year in the U.S.
For more information on Audi Motorsport, visit www.audiusa.com/motorsport.
The Continental GT3 programme is run by the Bentley Motorsport team in conjunction with M-Sport. The team is led by Bentley's Director of Motorsport, Brian Gush. Dyson Racing Team Bentley represents Bentley Motors in North American through its participation in the Pirelli World Challenge. Bentley Motors is the most sought after luxury car brand in the world. In 2013 one in every four luxury cars delivered to customers worldwide was a Bentley. 2013 was Bentley's record year in the company's 95-year history. Global customer deliveries grew by 19% over 2012 to 10,120 cars. The Americas remained Bentley's largest sales region, with 3,140 cars delivered. China continued its position as the second biggest market with 2,191 cars, while in Europe, deliveries reached 1,480 cars. Sales in Bentley's home market, the UK, were 1,381 and in the Middle East, Bentley delivered 1,185 cars. By the end of 2013 Bentley had nearly 200 dealerships in 54 countries. Bentley Motors' headquarters in Crewe is home to all of its operations including design, R&D, engineering and production of the company's three model lines, Continental, Flying Spur and Mulsanne. The combination of fine craftsmanship, using skills that have been handed down through generations, alongside engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology is unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley. It is also an example of high-value British manufacturing at its best. Bentley employs around 4,000 people at Crewe.
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BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 340 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 124 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group's sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. In 2016, BMW drivers captured the driver and team titles in the Pirelli World Challenge TC and SprintX GT classes. BMW of North America's customer racing program supports privateer BMW drivers across North America with racing cars, engineering, parts and contingency.
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.
The Dodge brand is America's mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is focusing on its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to minivans, crossovers and full-size SUVs, the Dodge brand's full lineup of 2017 models deliver best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, active exhaust, cold-air induction, 8.4-inch touchscreen Uconnect infotainment centers and 7-inch customizable gauge clusters, to name a few. For the 2017 model year, the Dodge brand lineup features the 25th anniversary Viper, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger, including the new Challenger GT, Charger Daytona and Challenger T/A, as well as the 707-horsepower Challenger SRT Hellcat, the most powerful and fastest muscle car ever and the Charger SRT Hellcat, the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world.
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Ford Performance, based in Dearborn, Michigan, is responsible for major performance vehicle and motorsports operations worldwide, including NASCAR, Pirelli World Challenge, IMSA, FIA WEC, FIA World Rallycross, Formula Drift, LOORRS, and BiTD. The department also oversees the development and marketing of Ford Performance Parts, with products ranging from performance packs, crate engines, and components to fully-engineered turnkey race cars. Ford Performance also manages all grass-roots contingency awards programs, the outreach programs with Ford performance clubs and Ford performance enthusiasts, and the marketing of the Ford Performance brand.
Visit http://www.fordracing.com for more information
Founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers, Ginetta has a long and successful history of producing hand built road and race cars. By the time it was acquired by Lawrence Tomlinson in 2005, it had gained a reputation as one of the most renowned British heritage race car brands.
Under the direction of experienced racing driver and successful businessman Tomlinson, Ginetta has exploded onto the global scene. Taking the lead in British race car manufacturing, Ginetta is putting the UK at the heart of world-class motorsport, selling cars across the world and training the brightest stars in motorsport.
Ginetta offers a genuine route for progression from entry level competition, right the way through to international motorsport platforms. The unrivalled motorsport ladder has taken drivers from their first race aged 14 into international racing stardom. All part of the Ginetta family, the interplay between technical excellence, competitive single-make Championships and experienced personnel give our drivers the support they need to achieve glory.
Every car is produced in a state-of-the-art, 75,000 sq. ft. factory just outside of Leeds. With many components hand-crafted on site, Ginetta employs some of the UK's brightest engineering and manufacturing talent to bring to life the Ginetta G40, Ginetta G55 and Ginetta G57.
The Ginetta Championships meanwhile, provide competitive racing for everyone, from the aspiring driver to the seasoned professional. Combining top class manufacturing with a dedication to teamwork and success, the Ginetta series offer unrivalled exposure for drivers, teams and sponsors both on and off track.
Honda Performance Development (HPD) continues its Pirelli World Challenge Championships manufacturer contingency sponsorship in 2017. HPD is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Located in Santa Clarita, CA., HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines. HPD-powered cars won the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car A Manufacturers' Championship in 2015, and Tom O'Gorman won the 2016 Touring Car B Drivers' Championship in 2016, driving an HPD Honda Fit.
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Mazda is the defending Pirelli World Challenge Manufacturers Champion in both TC and TCA. Mazda manufactures a full line of award-winning cars, including the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car, Mazda3 compact sedan and five-door, and midsize Mazda6 sedan, which have all competed din the Pirelli World Challenge Championships. Additionally, Mazda boasts a strong lineup of capable, fuel-efficient and head-turning crossover SUVs, including the subcompact CX-3, all-new CX-5 and luxurious, three-row CX-9. In 2017, led by the TCA class MX-5 Cup racecar, Mazda will have racers competing in all three touring classes. Mazda is a Manufacturer Council Partner this season.
McLaren has been a pioneer and setting benchmarks on the tracks around the world for 50 years, and the latest range of GT racing models based on the road-going McLaren Automotive range is no different.
McLaren GT was established in 2011 to develop, build and support all GT race activities. Based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing, the company is responsible for the design, development and production of the 650S GT3, 570S GT4, and 650S and 570S Sprint models. The first GT car developed was the 12C GT3, which was launched in 2011, and accumulated over 50 wins worldwide before being replaced with its successor, the 650S GT3 in 2015.
The 650S GT3 represents McLaren GT across the world in the most prestigious international and national GT3 series. Since launch, it has won multiple races and championships across the world in the hands of customer teams including the Bathurst 12 Hour race, Blancpain Endurance Cup and in 2016; the Pirelli World Challenge Drivers, Teams and Manufacturers Championship titles with K-PAX Racing. The K-PAX Racing team return to the championship for 2017 to defend their titles.
The immediate success of the 650S GT3 has paved the way for the development of a GT4 car; the 570S GT4. Based on the 570S Coupe in the Sports Series, the 570S GT4 is a cost-effective racer which is able to compete in an increasing number of series worldwide which either include or specialise in the up and coming GT4 category.
Since 1967, the heart of Mercedes-AMG has been beating at the race track. With its motorsport DNA, the German sports car and performance brand enthuses fans and customers all over the world. Among them are the customer sports teams of Mercedes-AMG Motorsport who have been successful at international level with the SLS AMG GT3 since 2011. Numerous titles and legendary race wins were scored with the gullwing. In 2016, the arrival of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3 marks the start of a new era that got off to a perfect start with the historic quadruple victory in the Nürburgring 24-hour race. The new car, developed to FIA GT3 regulations, pairs high-class motor racing technology with a spectacular design. Competing in the world's most hotly-contested customer sports categories, the Mercedes-AMG GT3 also incorporates the currently widest ranging safety concept in its class. Take a look at our websites to learn more about Mercedes-AMG Customer Sports.
At Nissan, we have been making legends. From the classic Datsun 510 and the iconic Z, to the exotic modern GT-R, every car and every part is born from innovation that excites. Nissan delivers a superior driving experience unlike any other. Nissan's competition history runs deep, and NISMO, Nissan's performance division, is bringing that rich competition heritage and racing DNA to road cars like the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO RS, Sentra Nismo and the awesome GT-R NISMO. With more than 100 U.S. racing championships spanning nearly half a century, Nissan is proud to be a part of the World Challenge racing family. Our participation in the PWC series is with the legendary GT-R in the GT class and the 370Z in the GTS class and the 370Z in the Touring Car class as well. The race vehicle models are built from standard production parts with additional modifications as required and approved by PWC or the SRO. Nissan America's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan Americas Headquarters is based in Franklin, Tennessee, with manufacturing and assembly in Smyrna, TN, Decherd, TN and Canton, Mississippi in addition to global facilities. For more information about Nissan performance products, Nissan performance parts and the NISMO brand, visit:
Panoz, based in Hoschton, Ga. and part of the DeltaWing Technology Group, is a designer and manufacturer of exclusive, American-made luxury sports cars. It was the first U.S. auto manufacturer to use super formed aluminum panels for its bodies and created America's first Aluminum Intensive Vehicle (AIV), the Panoz AIV Roadster. The Panoz headquarters also features the Panoz Museum that showcases Panoz sports car and racing history and accomplishments such as the 1997 Le Mans GTR 1, the 1998 Q9 hybrid Le Mans prototype – the first modern hybrid race car, and the 2000 Panoz LMP1 Roadster S that won the 1000km of Nürburgring.
Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) is the motorsport arm of Porsche AG, manufacturer of the evergreen 911 and 718 Boxster and Cayman sports cars, the Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera sports sedan. From its new location at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, CA (PECLA), PMNA supports customer race programs in Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) with Porsche race cars such as 911 GT3 R (FIA GT3 and GTA classes) the 911 GT3 Cup (GT Cup class) and the Cayman GT4 Clubsport (GTS Class). The PMNA team will be at all PWC races with engineering support and its transporter with genuine Porsche Motorsport parts. Porsche has won 10 Pirelli World Challenge Manufacturers' Championship titles, garnering 93 wins to rank third all-time.
For over 20 years, Forgeline has applied its racing experience and passion for motorsport toward designing and building wheels that can withstand the extreme demands of sports car racing. With an unwavering commitment to strength, safety, and performance. Forgeline has earned their place on some of the world's fastest race cars, including those in Pirelli World Challenge, United SportsCar, SCCA Pro Racin, and virtually every amateur racing series in America.
Lockton is one of the most influential brokers in the specialist motorsport insurance market. MIS Motorsport became a division of Lockton in June 2014, enabling us to supply insurance to the motorsport industry worldwide. We insure drivers of all abilities, ranging from individuals who compete in local events to teams who compete on the international circuit. Bespoke policies for your needs on the track include accident damage to your vehicle while competing, storage and transit, and personal accident. What sets us apart is our practice of not charging a claims handling fee or delaying payment. We can arrange for payment within 48 hours of receiving the proper documentation.
Founded in 2006, Speedcast Productions is at the cutting-edge of the streaming video revolution. Leveraging extensive live production capabilities, powerful online tools and relationships throughout the television industry, Speedcast has created the most comprehensive and cost-effective video production and delivery program in motorsports.
For more information on Speedcast Productions visit either http://www.speedcasttv.com/ or http://www.scp-media.com
Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the premier karting company in America. With kart racing centers nationwide, K1 Speed brings the thrill and excitement of indoor karting to a large audience. Offering highly-advanced and environmentally-friendly electric go karts as well as large indoor entertainment venues that feature authentic racing memorabilia, pit cafes, meeting rooms and pool tables, K1 Speed is a great place to visit with family and friends or to host a corporate event or party.
Safety is not only Stand 21's only business; it is a passion that led to the creation of the Stand 21 Safety Foundation. Acting under the name "Racing Goes Safer," (www.racinggoessafer.com) the Stand 21 Safety Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a primary purpose of promoting enhanced motorsports safety. It achieves this goal in collaboration with medical and scientific bodies, as well as with major series' organizers (FIA, SFI, NHRA,SCTA, SCCA, SCORE…), with whom safety-related seminars and lectures are presented by high-profile experts and specialists in order to bring awareness of safety issues and solutions to the forefront of the motorsports world. By gathering and consolidating all data and experiences collected by sanctioning bodies, universities, and medical research groups, the Stand 21Safety Foundation is dedicated to sharing this information by educating and listening to the motorsport community worldwide. The Stand 21 safety foundation's mission is the betterment of motorsport safety by educating and raising safety awareness within the motorsports world.