Blancpain GT and PWC become partners

Two of the more successful GT3 championships join forces, as Pirelli World Challenge and the Blancpain GT Series announced a collaboration agreement that will start this year, helping both series to promote themselves.

In fact, a part of this collaboration was already stated, as the best GT teams in PWC will cross the world to race in the Baku World Challenge this year. But now, other important points of the agreement were announced.

Blancpain Sprint Series will visit the Circuit of the Americas next year, as both categories will share the same track on the same weekend. Blancpain GT teams will be invited to race at the Streets of St. Petersburg PWC round in 2016, while the American GT teams will be expected to race at the Italian Blancpain Sprint round too.

Step into American soil was one of the wishes of SRO supremo StephaneRatel, and since PWC started accepting full FIA GT3-spec cars last year, an influx of European drivers and teams started racing in the series and being extremely competitive right away, as in the example of the wins of Olivier Beretta and Kevin Estre at Austin this year, as well the strong performances of Blancpain Racing’s Nick Catsburg. The other side of the story is that PWC regulars of DragonSpeed will make a full-time appearance in the Blancpain Endurance Series, and already tested with other competitors at Paul Ricard last week.

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