Pirelli World Challenge kicks off

The Pirelli World Challenge kicks off the new season at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, on March 7-8. A record-setting entry list of over 100 cars spread across seven classes will be on-hand, which should make for some great green-flag action during the weekend.

The series has found more and more competitors during the recent years due to the increasing popularity of the GT and Touring cars. The importance of the championship is underlined by the numerous manufacturers represented on the field. Among these are Kia Nissan, Ferrari and Audi.

2015 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

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