Circuit of The Americas (COTA) Experiences has an exciting new partnership. For the first time ever, the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) is joining the COTA Experiences' family and is now available to you as an official experience! The Pirelli World Challenge has been providing racing fans exactly what they want for years – world-class drivers piloting cool, modified production cars you’d see rolling through city streets or twisty back country roads.
The series starts off the 2016 season in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of The Americas, followed by visits to 10 of North America’s finest roads and temporary street circuits. The season finale will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California on October 9, 2016.
About the PWC
From the standing start to the checkered flag, the PWC comes on fierce and fast. Be there for the start of the 2016 season when race-prepped, production-based cars from Bentley, Cadillac, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Audi and more hit the track at Circuit of The Americas. All Classes (Grand Touring (GT), Grad Touring-A (GTA)/Grand Touring Cup (GT Cup), Grand Touring Sport (GTS), Touring Car (TC)/Touring Car-A (TCA)/Touring Car-B (TCB) will be racing as part of a series headliner event weekend. The GT/GTA/GT CUP and GTS ranks primarily feature production-based sports cars, while the TC, TCA, TCB are primarily made up of sports sedans.
The 2016 Pirelli World Challenge offers fans the best sports car racing on the planet with more makes and models during a race than any other race series in the world. Joining the series this year at COTA will be the Blancpain Endurance Series featuring the United States debut of its world-renowned GT3 cars.
Explore the open paddock building, get up-close and personal with these incredible cars and get to know the drivers and their machines. It’s the car you drive, built to race – and it all kicks off this spring at Circuit of The Americas with COTA Experiences! Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Team Championships are on the line across the board.
The Pirelli World Challenge Weekend
The Pirelli World Challenge weekend schedule has been released so it’s time to get to planning! With 50-minute sprints to the finish, top-notch drivers and teams, no scheduled pit stops or driver changes, standing starts and more manufacturer platforms than any other sports car series running, this is how racing should be!
You can print yourself a copy of the weekend schedule here.
Your Package Options
Get unrivaled access to the 27th season of the only multi-class sports racing series with standing starts! Paddock Club packages ensure privileged views of the start and finish line, pit lane, and Turns 1 and 20! Your Official Ticket Package comes complete with access to Circuit of The Americas Experiences’ exclusive on-site hospitality venue in the Paddock Building, where you’ll enjoy gourmet food, a premium open bar, and closed-circuit television coverage of the races. Here’s what you get:
PADDOCK BUILDING SEATING
Seating at the Paddock Building will allow each guest to see:
- Fantastic Views of Pit Area
- Starting & Finish Lines
- Turn 1 & Turn 20
- Grandstand Big Screens
EXCLUSIVE INSIDER EXTRAS
- Hot Pass (Grants garage access for the weekend)
- Official Program
- Lanyard and Ticket Sleeve
- Indoor & Outdoor Access to the Paddock Building Suite
- Race Simulators
EXCLUSIVE ON-SITE PARTY
Located in the Paddock Building
- Premium Open Bar
- Gourmet Food Buffet (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
- Closed Circuit TV Coverage of Races
You’ll have premium access on Saturday and Sunday to the Circuit of The Americas Experiences’ exclusive on-site hospitality venue which features a top-shelf open bar, a gourmet food spread with some of the best local food Austin has to offer, and interactive experiences.