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Pirelli World Challenge Series to Return in 2015

Pirelli World Challenge Series to Return in 2015


Denver, CO - WC Vision announced today that it has added an additional race weekend to its 2015 schedule. The series' GT and GTA classes will return to race as part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, May 29-31, 2015. The event will feature two GT/GTA races.

"We had been working with the DGP staff for several months to sort through some issues that were important to the series," said Scott Bove, WC Vision, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We released what was to be the final schedule a few weeks back. The response from our fans, teams, drivers and marketing partners has been overwhelming in support of us continuing the negotiations with the track. Those discussions were re-kindled, and over the past two weeks we have mutually agreed to add the DGP to our schedule."

Bove also noted that the purse for the event will be a record for the GT class with more marketing details surrounding the event to be made in the coming weeks.

Additionally, as part of a forthcoming announcement of a new series TV partner, the Sunday PWC race at Detroit will be featured with a live 90-minute TV broadcast.

With the addition of the Detroit weekend, GT and GTA classes will now compete in a total of 20 races. One additional TC/TCA/TCB race weekend is still to be announced.

2015 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule
March 6-8 - Circuit of The Americas**
March 27-29 - St. Petersburg*
April 17-19 - Long Beach* (GT/GT-Cup Only)
April 24-26 - Barber Motorsports Park*
May 15-17 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park**
May 29-31 - Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix*
June 26-28 - Road America**
July 31-Aug. 2 - Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course*
Aug. 21-23 - Miller Motorsports Park**
Aug. 28-30 - Sonoma Raceway*
Sept. 11-13 - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca**

*Events with IndyCar
**Pirelli WC Headline Events
All five headline races will feature TC/TCA/TCB rounds
One further TC event still to be announced