McLaren returning to North America's race tracks
K-PAX Racing has been confirmed for entrance into the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge with a McLaren 12C GT3, which debuted in 2012 and has taken many of the world's tracks by storm.
McLaren is no stranger to North America, of course, having claimed a record 43 race victories and five championships in the Can-Am series from 1967 to 1971 and at the Indy 500 in 1972, 1974, and 1976. Similar races in Europe last year saw the new 12C GT3 take 23 victories, 39 more podiums, 27 pole positions and 3 championship titles.
K-PAX Racing will compete in the sixteen races of the PWC across the season's dates in North America. Driven by Alex Figge, a five-time race victor in the past three seasons of PWC, and Robert Thorne, 2012 U.S. Touring Car Championship class winner.
This is the 25th consecutive season of the PWC, which has become a premier production car-based racing championship as part of the IZOD IndyCar calendar. Races in the series are 50 minutes long with drivers usually hitting them in an all-out sprint geared towards producing the maximum amount of speed the car can handle. The series is sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing and races on both track and street courses.
The competitive debut of the 12C GT3 with K-PAX Racing will be at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, which takes place 28-30 March 2014.