WC Vision President and CEO Greg Gill says Cadillac’s involvement in Pirelli World Challenge has left a “legendary mark” in the series’ history, amid the manufacturer’s departure at the end of this year.
Cadillac announced on Thursday that it would be ending its PWC involvement after a 11-year run that’s amassed seven drivers’ championships, five manufacturers’ titles, 33 wins and 121 podium finishes, as arguably the dominant team and manufacturer in the current PWC era.
“We, at WC Vision, wish the Cadillac brand all the best in its future racing endeavors,” Gill said in a statement.
“Cadillac has been a valued partner for many years. The Cadillac participation in the Pirelli World Challenge has left a legendary mark in series history with numerous GT driver, team and manufacturer championships through the years.
“In addition, Cadillac’s marketing activation and support grew concurrent with the Series over the past five years.
“With the continued expansion of customer-based racing in the Pirelli World Challenge, we know our competition level has grown each year and believe those ideals will increase the PWC fields.
“We hope to see Cadillac back in the Pirelli World Challenge in the near future.”
The manufacturer had provided a large amount of marketing and trackside support to the series in recent years, including official safety vehicles, with that relationship believed to also be ending.
The 2018 PWC season will kick off the streets of St. Petersburg in March.