New Formula 1 Qualifying Format to be Trialed in Hungary

Pirelli and the FIA will trial a new Formula 1 qualifying format, known as the Alternative Tire Allocation, at this weekend’s Hungarian GP.

By Justin Cornelison | July 18, 2023
The Six Most Common Mistakes of Track Driving (And How to Correct Them)

To hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous drift, one would have to know how to manage mistakes. Imagine keeping a BMW M5 going sideways for 51.28 miles! That’s what this week’s guest contributor, Johan Schwartz, did to set the record. But Johan knows about more than just drifting. In fact, he’s a multi-race winner, racing for Chevrolet in a Chevrolet Sonic in the Pirelli World Challenge, an instructor at the BMW Performance Center, and a driver coach. Enjoy and learn from Johan.

By Ross Bentley | December 09, 2020
Pirelli World Challenge Racing In 2018

We had a great time running Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car in 2017. We ran two BMW M235iRs in TC class and one Mazda MX-5 Cup car in TCA. All of our drivers were new to PWC, and they recorded 19 top 10 finishes, plus a race win and multiple podiums.

By Luciana D'Andretta | December 01, 2017
Chasing the PWC Championship in Toronto

As we are now into the second half of the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season, a lot has changed in the GT ranks, especially for our Hawk Performance/CRP Racing team. Those that have been following along will remember that we changed to an Audi R8 after the season had already begun, so we had to learn quickly to get up to speed. After our successes at Road America, we are well and truly in the championship hunt and our primary goal is narrowing the gap to the points leader, O’Connell.

By Mike Skeen | July 29, 2014
WRR TV: Stadium Super Trucks Prove That Jumps Make Racing Better

We’re used to seeing some high speed action at Detroit’s Belle Isle circuit when a series like the Pirelli World Challenger comes to town, but when the Stadium Super Trucks hit the street circuits, they bring a whole new bag of tricks with them, and it includes lots of wheel-up cornering and gratuitous airtime.

By Bradley Iger | July 28, 2014
Update: 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is a 10 Second Car (With a Caveat)

When we reported that the Challenger SRT Hellcat was officially the most powerful production muscle car ever made, we all knew the performance numbers were likely to be impressive. Still, given the Challenger’s mass, there were some reservations about just much sporting prowess 707 horsepower could provide to a car that is expected to weigh in north of 4200 pounds. Well, Dodge continues to exceed our expectations – the Hellcat is a 10 second car. But there’s a catch.

By Bradley Iger | July 11, 2014
WRR First Laps: Swedes Can Drive Insanely Too

Watch Nic Jönsson demonstrate amazing starting technique as he battles his way through the pack in the #36 Kia Optima in this Pirelli World Challenge series race at the Belle Isle circuit in Detroit, Michigan.

By Winding Road Staff | June 30, 2014
WRR TV: Onboard Andrew Palmer’s Audi R8 Ultra at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

Ride along with GT-class driver Andrew Palmer in the #21 GMG Racing/Audi R8 Ultra as he fights through the pack in would lead to an eventual second place finish at the Cadillac V-Series Challenge race at Bell Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan – his fourth podium finish in his first season Pirelli World Challenge.

By Winding Road Staff | June 26, 2014
WRR’s Fantasy Racer GP Contest: Round Eleven

In our eleventh round of FRGP we’re heading to the Motor City for IndyCar, United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge racing action at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.

By Winding Road Staff | May 17, 2014
WRR’s Fantasy Racer GP Contest: Round Four

Round four of FRGP takes us to Southern California, where both the United Sports Car Championship and the Pirelli World Challenge are bringing the racing action to the streets of Long Beach.

By Winding Road Staff | April 07, 2014
Preview: Mansory Carbonado GT

The Lamborghini Aventador is the stuff that wall posters are made of: a low, wide, angular supercar packing a 700 horsepower V12 and some of the latest technology available in today’s road cars. But for some, like the German-based supercar customizers at Mansory, that’s simply not enough. Unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Carbonado GT is Mansory’s take on Lamborghini’s range topper, and it brings the Aventador to an entirely new level of extremity.

By Winding Road Staff | March 25, 2014
Racecar Profile: TMG GT86 CS-V3

Based on the MX5-fighting Toyota GT86 production car (or Scion FRS if you’re in the States) the GT86 CS-V3 offers a capable and affordable turnkey option for would-be private racing teams. Initially developed for V3 class in VLN, the GT86 CS-V3 is also eligible for any production-based class, giving potential owners a wide range of racing options. With its immediate and unrestricted availability, the GT86 CS-V3 is also ready to hit the track without delay.

By Winding Road Staff | February 03, 2014
Acura TLX GT Race Car Makes Suprise Debut in Detroit

Acura Motorsports took the crowd at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show by surprise when they pulled the wraps off the new 2015 Acura TLX GT Race Car and announced plans to move up to the GT category in Pirelli World Challenge Championship.

By Bradley Iger | January 15, 2014
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept Debuts at NAIAS

Earlier this month, we reported that Kia was bringing something especially interesting to this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Today, the veil of secrecy around Kia’s conceptual sports coupe was lifted, and beyond getting our first look at the GT4 Stinger concept as whole, we have more information from Kia about whether this is simply a tease or truly a harbinger of things to come.

By Bradley Iger | January 13, 2014
WR TV: 2014 Ford Mustang GT Track Pack

With the recent announcement of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, we wanted to give the current generation Mustang a proper send off before putting that pony out to pasture.

By Bradley Iger | January 07, 2014
Update: Autoblog Drives the SRT Viper TA

Autoblog editor and Winding Road alum Seyth Miersma recently got some seat time behind the wheel of the SRT Viper TA, Chrysler’s most potent road-going track weapon to date. When phrases like “world class” and “close-to-sex” litter a review, it’s safe to assume that this is a very good car indeed.

By Bradley Iger | November 18, 2013
McLaren Delivers First P1, Confirms Performance Specs

McLaren has delivered the P1 supercar to a lucky customer, and is now able to give detailed performance figures. Now, for instance, McLaren is comfortable stating that the P1 can go from 0-186 miles per hour in 16.5 seconds.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 21, 2013
Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America Announced For 2014

A new one-make racing series featuring the Aston Martin Vantage GT4, called the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge Of North America, will begin next year. TRG-AMR, Aston Martin’s partner team in our fine continent, announced the series at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 18, 2013
Alfa Romeo 4C Laps Nürburgring In 8:04

As usual, there’s been a lot happening at the Nürburgring lately. The Porsche 918 Spyder set a new record. The LaFerrari may have been attempting to do the same. The new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 caused quite a stir with an speedy lap in the rain. Now the Alfa Romeo 4C has shaken things up with the quickest time for a sub-250-horsepower car.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 18, 2013
Novitec Rosso N-Largo Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Widebody

Novitec Rosso has created a widebody version of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Called N-Largo, the car it tuned to 774 horsepower, with a top speed over 214 miles per hour.

By John Beltz Snyder | October 09, 2013
Preview: Galpin Ford GTR1

Galpin unveiled its Ford GTR1 at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The coachbuilt supercar, based on the infamous Ford GT, boasts 1024 horsepower and speeds over 225 miles per hour.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 19, 2013


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