SRO America News

AF Corse builds fulltime American operation based in Miami

Team boss Amato Ferrari aims to replicate the huge success of his European-based AF Corse outfit in America by setting up a new racing operation in Miami.

How Pirelli kept the wheels turning into the Indianapolis 8 Hour

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March, one of the European countries hit most hard was Italy – the home of Pirelli. As lockdown spread around the world, it also meant months of downtime for the brand’s American motorsports operation – before restarting a season that would be condensed into a rescheduling nightmare.

Long Beach GT4 America: Pumpelly beats James, Keegan top Amateur

Spencer Pumpelly’s polesitting TRG Porsche 718 Cayman CS led from start to finish to clinch the Pirelli GT4 America win at Long Beach, holding off Ian James’ Panoz Avezzano in the closing laps.

Ratel: New format sparked GT3 rebound in US after “worrying” 2018

SRO chief Stephane Ratel believes this year’s bumper grid for the revamped Blancpain GT World Challenge is due to a revised format that offers teams better value for their race programs.

St Pete GT4 America: Buford dominates, all-action race behind him

Jade Buford dominated the second Pirelli GT4 America Sprint stanza on the streets of St Petersburg in Florida on Sunday in his PF Racing Ford Mustang.

Analysis: Pirelli’s GT program shows it’s not all about F1

Alongside its headline-grabbing activity in Formula 1, Pirelli is a huge supporter of global GT racing. As a new era in the United States kicked off last weekend, with SRO taking control of the World Challenge, was there to get the inside line on its involvement.

St Pete GT4 America: James scores last-gasp victory for Panoz

Ian James won the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint opener with a last-lap pass for victory on the streets of St Petersburg in Florida on Saturday, an event marred by a brutal crash that befell Nicholai Elghanayan.

IndyCar 2019 Firestone GP of St. Petersburg weekend schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

COTA Blancpain GT America: Molina, Vilander conquer in Ferrari

Miguel Molina recovered from a slightly slow restart late in the race to send his R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 back past Andy Soucek’s K-PAX Bentley Continental and win the second Blancpain GT World Challenge America event at Circuit of The Americas.

COTA GT4 America: Hindman/Brynjolfsson just win SprintX race two

Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson won round two of the Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas, ahead of yesterday’s winners, Matt Travis and Jason Hart, who recovered from a pitstop penalty to finish a close second.

COTA Blancpain GT America: Battling Bentleys win season opener

Bentley’s Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet overcame K-PAX Racing teammates Andy Soucek and Alvaro Parente to win the first round of the revamped Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas on Saturday.

COTA GT4 America: Travis and Hart dominate SprintX opener

Texans Matt Travis and Jason Hart demolished the opposition in the SRO Pirelli GT4 SprintX season opener at Circuit of The Americas with the Nolasport Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR.

Saleen returns to racing with one-make series

Saleen Automotive has partnered with the SRO Motorsports Group to introduce the world's first professional "arrive-and-drive" series to showcase its new Saleen 1.

Wright Motorsports returns to Blancpain America

Two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs run by Wright Motorsports will be on the starting grid for what was formerly the GT class of the Pirelli World Challenge, now known as Blancpain GT World Challenge America.

Former NASCAR VP of competition joins Andretti Autosport

Robin Pemberton, who for over 10 years served as NASCAR’s vice president of competition, will oversee Andretti Autosport’s entry into the Pirelli GT4 America Series.

Andretti Autosport team with McLaren for Pirelli GT4 America

Jarett Andretti will race a McLaren 570S in the GT4 America Series which, under SRO’s stewardship, effectively replaces the Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class this year.

Autosport Awards: GT lynchpin Ratel awarded Gregor Grant trophy

Stephane Ratel's enormous contribution to the last quarter-century of GT sportscar racing was recognised with a Gregor Grant Award at the 2018 Autosport Awards.

SRO to launch 2019 World Challenge to link three series

The Stephane Ratel Organisation will link its three continental sprint series into an 18-round global championship for manufacturers in 2019 under the Blancpain GT World Challenge banner.

Panoz team to continue racing after founder's passing

The US Panoz team will continue racing next season in tribute to its founder Don Panoz, who died earlier this month.

Don Panoz, 1935-2018

Don Panoz, entrepreneur, maverick and legend of sportscar racing, has died. He was 83.