The Pirelli GT4 America championship has seen explosive growth since its inauguration in 2020 by offering up the best wheel-to-wheel racing in North America. Utilizing GT4 homologated race cars, an array of manufacturers top the time sheets and championship standings.
Pirelli GT4 America runs the sprint format, a 60-minute race with driving duties split by two drivers. Two-driver teams compete in double-header weekends representing manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ford, Porsche, and Toyota. Within the series, there are three classes created by driver rating combinations. A mix of professional and gentleman drivers represents the PRO-AM Class. The Silver Class includes amateurs and up-and-coming professional drivers, and finally, the AM Class is a combination of two amateur drivers.
Similar to other race series in SRO Motorsports America classes can easily be recognized on track through colored and labeled number decals on the side panel, hood, and rear bumper. The Silver Class is silver in color, the PRO-AM Class is blue, and the AM Class is yellow.
The GT4 car has always been a customer-oriented race car. It has seen great success since its introduction via SRO into racing in 2006 within Europe’s FIA GT Championship era. Dutch GT4 Championship adopted it in 2008 as SRO’s first franchise agreement. GT4 competition has grown steadily since the GT4 racing concept was brought to North America in 2020. To this day the homologation is looked after by RACB, Royal Automobile Club Belgium, with the Balance of Performance controlled by the SRO.
In 2023 the Pirelli GT4 America series will again see growth. It’s one of two series where spectators can see the GT4 car compete but by far the largest series of GT4 competition in North America. A grid that hovers near 40 entries has a sound more welcoming than any other to spectators. It also guarantees exciting race days. This comes in part with the top teams in North America partaking in the competition. Fans can catch powerhouses like BimmerWorld, The Racers Group, and GMG Racing amongst other favorites in the Pirelli GT4 America series.
Great racing includes close racing. Stevan McAleer and Eric Filgueiras of RS1 won the 2022 Silver Championship with the competition hot on their trail while Scott Noble and Jason Hart of NOLASport took home the PRO/AM Class Championship by the skin of their teeth. The AM Championship winners James Clay and Charlie Postins with BimmerWorld had a stand-out year being the only driver pairing to clench their championship earlier in the season.
HOW AND WHERE TO WATCH
Competing at some of the most iconic circuits in North America, the Pirelli GT4 America championship travels coast to coast. The season kicks off at Sonoma Raceway with the entire SRO Motorsports lineup and is followed by NOLA Motorsports Park, Circuit of The Americas, VIRginia International Raceway, Road America, Sebring International Raceway, and joins in the grand finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the Indianapolis 8 Hour weekend.
Following the same format that makes GT World Challenge America GT3 racing successful, the series benefits from global live streaming and CBS Sports broadcasts of race weekends. Leading the charge in North American and international GT4 racing, Pirelli GT4 America is on the path of continued growth.
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