Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Pirelli and WC Visions Announce Partnership Extension

Pirelli and WC Visions Announce Partnership Extension

Five-year deal takes alliance through 2018 season

Toni Avery
Jan 9, 2014
Photographer: Bob Hernandez

    Pirelli and WC Visions Partnership Extension Details:
  • Pirelli Tire North America and WC Vision announced five-year extension
  • Extension will run through the 2018 season
  • Partnership between series and tire supplier began back in October 2010
  • Upcoming 2014 season will be the 25th anniversary for the series

BMW E92 schomp long beach GP 2013 Photo 2/3   |   BMW E92 Schomp Long Beach GP 2013

Pirelli Tire North America and WC Vision just announced a five-year extension to the partnership that gives the World Challenge touring car series the name Pirelli World Challenge Championships. This extension takes the partnership through the 2018 season.

The union between series and tire supplier began back in October 2010, when Pirelli became the World Challenge championship's exclusive tire supplier for every class, providing P Zero racing slicks and P Zero rain tires. Their partnership grew on March 16, 2011, with the announcement of the title sponsorship and a new name for the series, today known as the Pirelli World Challenge Championships.

Audi R8 gmg long beach GP 2013 Photo 3/3   |   Audi R8 Gmg Long Beach GP 2013

The upcoming 2014 season will be the 25th anniversary for the WC series and is expected to see continued growth in car counts, in addition to an expansion of weekend events. The season will also see NBC Sports Network and live-stream coverage of races, as well as GT3 cars running FIA-approved aero packages, including the Ferrari 458 Italia, Porsche 911 GT3 R, Audi R8 LMS ultra and Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3.

The Pirelli World Challenge's 25th anniversary season starts on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. GT, GT-A and GTS classes compete in Rounds 1 and 2 of the 2014 season.

By Toni Avery
401 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

BMW has revealed a quad-turbo diesel 3.0-liter I-6 that will replace the current tri-turbo unit and it will be used first in the 7 Series sedan.
Stefan OgbacMay 2, 2016
Luxury car brand Acura is celebrating its 30th birthday with a new marketing campaign—and by touting its leadership in Millennial sales.
Kelly PleskotMay 2, 2016
The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider configurator is now live and you can build your perfect Italian roadster exactly as you'd want it.
Stefan OgbacMay 2, 2016
CLICK TO PLAY WITH AUDIO
Shaking down RAD Dan Burkett's refreshed Toyota Supra Mk4 before he heads to Round 1 of the 2016 Formula D Pro2 Championship
Bob HernandezApr 29, 2016
If you're a Porsche fan, Xbox One owner, and you haven't picked up Forza Motorsport 6 yet — you will definitely have to now.
Ryan JurneckaApr 29, 2016

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
TO TOP