A series record 92-car field will head to Austin May 17-19 for the Pirelli World Challenge races at the Circuit of The Americas, as part of the V8 Supercars Austin 400 event weekend. GT and GTS classes will compete in Rounds 4 and 5, while Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec classes open their 2013 season with a triple header weekend and Rounds 1-3.
Overall, 19 GT and 34 GTS cars are slated to race at COTA, while 19 TC and 20 TCB cars are entered. The 92-car field features platforms from over 20 different manufacturers.
James Sofronas, in the No. 14 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 LMS, sits atop the GT Drivers' Championship standings heading into the weekend, having won races at St. Petersburg and Long Beach. Jack Baldwin, in the No. 73 GTSport Racing with Goldcrest Porsche Cayman S leads in the GTS Drivers' Championship.
Can't make it to the track? Watch live streaming coverage of Pirelli World Challenge races from The Circuit of The Americas, May 18-19. Click www.world-challenge.com for details. The races from COTA air will on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern.
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