After a two-year hiatus, Pirelli World Challenge will return to Lime Rock Park next season on Memorial Day weekend. It’s a multi-year agreement and will see the World Challenge as a headliner event.
The series last raced at the Lakeville, Conn. facility in 2013, with all-then four classes (GT, GTS, TC and TCB) on the last American Le Mans Series weekend.
“We are excited to bring Pirelli World Challenge racing back to the Northeast and Lime Rock Park,” said Scott Bove, President and CEO, WC Vision.
“The Lime Rock Park area fanbase is fantastic and they have been posting on our social media channels as well as emailing us to bring the series back to the famed bullring.
“Skip Barber (President of Lime Rock Park) and I have been talking for a while now and we are happy to have signed a multi-year agreement to race there starting with the 2016 season.”
While World Challenge is yet to reveal its 2016 schedule, the series is hoping to get it out shortly after the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in September.
The series’ most recent 2016 race announcement prior to Lime Rock was Road America, now part of the IndyCar series weekend June 23-26.
Lime Rock would occur a week before Detroit, if Detroit is retained on the 2016 schedule.