The highly-competitive GT/GTA racing action of the Pirelli World Challenge in the legendary streets of Long Beach will be televised this Sunday on the CBS Sports Network at 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. PDT in same-day coverage.
The world-class field will compete at the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit in the PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach presented by Optima Batteries, part of the 43rd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.
Veteran motorsports announcers Rick Benjamin and Jeff Lepper will call the action from Long Beach and Jake Query will serve as the pit reporter for the CBS Sports Network telecast.
“We are extremely pleased to have four CBS Sports Network same-day telecasts for the Pirelli World Challenge beginning this Sunday with the classic Long Beach event,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of WC Vision, producers of the Pirelli World Challenge.
“The legendary Long Beach circuit is an iconic portion of racing history and our GT/GTA drivers are expected put on a sensational battle with some of the world’s top GT production machines. We hope racing enthusiasts who can’t make the event in person tune in this Sunday.”
The 90-minute telecast will include a variety of special features including qualifying highlights, the popular “Thunder Thursday” fan-fest with driver interviews and in-depth stories regarding the Pirelli World Challenge.
In addition, selected GT machines will carry live “on-board” Replay XD professional POV action cameras giving fans a unique perspective of the feature race.
With CBS Sports Network carrying the broadcast on Sunday in same-day coverage, there will be no live streaming of the Round 3 race via www.world-challenge.com or www.motortrendondemand.com.