Pirelli GT 3 Cup Joins COTA Card


AUSTIN, Texas — Circuit of The Americas announced the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West will participate as one of the support race events at the inaugural V8 Supercars Austin 400 in Austin Texas, May 17-19, 2013.

Featuring Porsche 996 and 997 GT3 Cup Cars, the series currently races in California, Utah and Oregon.

“The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West series was extremely popular with racing fans during the Formula One United States Grand Prix and we look forward to hosting them again,” said Circuit Executive Vice President Bruce Knox. “Competent Motorsport and Porsche Motorsports North America have raised the bar through the development of this unique racing series, and it will be a great addition to the V8 Supercars Austin 400.”

The series gives fans the opportunity to see the latest Porsche factory race cars up close. These cars are produced on the assembly line in Stuttgart, Germany, with the latest technology, and they eventually lead to the development of consumer Porsches seen day-to-day.

“Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA West is very excited to have its drivers take part in the inaugural V8 Supercars event in North America,” said Greg Franz, founder and president of Competent Motorsport, the organization responsible for running the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA racing series. “We were thrilled six month ago to participate with the inaugural Formula One return to the United States at Circuit of The Americas, and we look forward to our return to Austin.”