St. Petersburg, 9 March 2018 – This weekend, on the seaside streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, Pirelli World Challenge will host its first two races of the season on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary road course adjacent to the Albert Whitted Airport and the Port of St. Petersburg. 2017 was an up and down year for the Prancing Horse in Pirelli World Challenge, marked by stand-out performances by Daniel Mancinelli for the Miami-based TR3 Racing and Kyle Marcelli for R. Ferri Motorsports team. The season opener will see Ferrari fight for glory in both of the PWC GT classes with the Ferrari 488 GT3.
. Familiar faces are returning to the GT class effort in Pirelli World Challenge. Stand-out performers of the year, TR3 Racing are back with Daniel Mancinelli behind the wheel yet again. A shock pole position at last year’s round in St. Petersburg ensured the Miami-based team did not stay in the GT-A class for very long. R. Ferri Motorsports has also returned to PWC competition after an up and down year in 2017. 2018, however, sees the revered Finn, Toni Vilander join the team.
Martin Fuentes will make his return to the Pirelli World Challenge series after spending 2017 focusing his efforts on a Ferrari Challenge campaign. Returning in the No. 07 Squadra Corse Garage Italia car, Martin will look to pick up where he left off in the Pirelli World Challenge, where he took the 2016 GT-A Championship.
The first race of the weekend will start on Saturday, March 10 in the morning with the qualifying session. The race will be at 3:50 PM ET, while the second will start on the afternoon of Sunday, March 11 at 3:15 PM ET. Both races will be streamed live at world-challenge.com