Lakeville, Conn. (May 26, 2016) – Seventy Pirelli World Challenge drivers across the series’ seven classes are set to battle it out May 26-28 at the renowned ‘Bull Ring’ – part of the traditional Memorial Day Weekend season-opener at Lime Rock Park. GT and GTA drivers will race Rounds 10 and 11, while GT Cup and GTS pilots race in Rounds 9 and 10. TC, TCA and TCB drivers will race Rounds 5 and 6. The Pirelli World Challenge Lime Rock Grand Prix presented by Bentley marks the 17th appearance for the series at the 7-turn 1.5-mile road course.
Long, Parente, O’Connell and Cooper Set for Showdown at Lime Rock – GT Preview
With over 10 world-renowned manufacturers represented by some of the top drivers in the world, the GT class features some of the best sports car racing on the planet.
It’s been an up and down 2016 season so far for Porsche Factory driver Patrick Long. Long, the former PWC 2011 GT Driver’s Champion, comes into the Lime Rock weekend on an upswing having just won back-to-back races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. With those two wins, Long sits tied for the lead in the Driver’s Championship with McLaren Factory Driver Alvaro Parente. Both Long and Parente sit at 761 points each. Long will pilot the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R for Wright Motorsports. Long also looks to help Porsche repeat as GT Manufacturer’s Champions in 2016 – Porsche comes into the weekend leading Cadillac by 15 points.