PWC is not a typo and this is not an ad for PVC windows, but it is an abbreviation for the car racing industry, the Pirelli World Challenge. It all started back in 1980 on the first day of summer at the Nelson Ledges Road Course near Ohio, USA, where drivers of cars worth up to $ 3.000 gathered and raced onto the track. To date, much has changed. The competition consists of 4 subcategories, which differ by type of race car. The most resounding is the GT or Grand touring category, where coupes, limousines and convertibles can compete. The vehicles have rear or four-wheel drive. They can hold from 425 to 525 horsepower, and are unprocessed sports versions of road vehicles. In the Grand touring sport (GTS) category, race cars are more similar to road vehicles. They can participate here
The historic name Brabham will return to the racetracks next year. The Brabham team will compete in the World Endurance Championship, which is only the first step on the way to the planned return to Formula One. The program is led by former racer David Brabham, who is the youngest son of three-time world champion Jack Brabham. “I’ve always wanted to see the name Brabham in Formula One again,” he said. "I'm not sure if it's the right time, as many teams are facing big problems, but our goal is to re-enter Formula One, after of course we put together a racing team based on our business plan." Brabham’s return will begin with an appearance at the WEC in the 2015 season, where they will race in the LMP2 class, after three years of racing, they will build an LMP1 class car, and then they will evaluate
Finn Kimi Raikkonen said he would like to one day compete in the World Relic Cross Championships, a series that has recently seen a jump in ratings and thus attracted big names such as Peter Solberg, Mattias Ekstrom and Jacques Villeneuve. "Relicross seems interesting to me. It looks a lot of fun. It's very similar to a rally, except you race against other racers on the track, not a stopwatch," said Raikkonen, who also competed in the WRC World Rally Championship between 2010 and 2011. “I really enjoyed the rally, which is very strenuous and a big challenge,” added the Finn, who said on his return to Formula One that he missed a very direct duel with the rivals on the track in the rally. “I think it’s right to try as many different things as possible in life, because that’s how you have fun and learn a lot at the same time.
Petter Solber won the first race of the World Relic Cross Championship season in Portugal. The Swede started the race from the best starting position and, despite a poor start in the first corner, retained the lead. "Amazing," the world rally champion of the 2003 season described the victory. "I've been waiting so long for a new World Championship victory, but the feeling is extraordinary. Every member of the team has worked hard to succeed. rally, ”the Norwegian added. The second was Andreas Bakkerud and the third was Reinis Nitiss.
Nine-time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb has swapped the rally car this season for the WTCC World Touring Car Championship. The Frenchman won the second race with the dominant Citroen car, which already celebrated a triple victory in the first race, ahead of team rival Jose Mario Lopez, who won the first race. The race was otherwise marked by a mass crash at the start, cooked up by Tom Coronel and Mehdi Bennani. It was also picked up in the collision by Yvan Muller’s third Citroen. The race was interrupted, and after the restart it was led by Bennani, whose race car took her away with only a few minor injuries in a close encounter. He was followed by Tiago Monteiro and Loeb, who broke through from ninth place. The Frenchman soon overtook Monteiro, and a lap later Ben
Nobody in the Slovenian LEMA team imagined such an outcome of the season. In the last race of the hard and long Eurocup Clio season at the Spanish Motorland Aragon, Ivan Pulić celebrated a well-deserved victory. Encouraging results of free practice showed that the team has the necessary speed for a top result this weekend. Croatian driver Ivan Pulič took fourth place, while Czech driver Tomas Pekar, who also competes for the LEMA team at the end of the season, took 13th place in the competition of twenty-four drivers who reached the final event. During the season, 35 competitors competed in each race at the same time! The leader of the team, Mirko Marinšek, was restrained before the races and hoped that the drivers would not do anything stupid on the track. On qualifying