2018 Callaway Competition USA Announcement
We are happy to announce that our title winning C7 GT3 will make its North American competition debut in Pirelli World Challenge for 2018!
Following a highly successful season with championship titles clinched in the ADAC GT Masters in Europe, the Corvette C7 GT3‐R is now available for North American competition. Designed and manufactured by Callaway Competition, a pair of GT3‐spec homologated Corvette C7 GT3‐Rs are planned to race the full Pirelli World Challenge season in 2018, campaigned as a factory effort by Callaway Competition USA. “Joining the Pirelli World Challenge has been a long‐term objective for Callaway Competition,” said Reeves Callaway. “Now the field is a roll‐call of the most capable sports cars from every country. To do well here, you must beat the best in the world. What better way to showcase our iconic American car?” “For several years fans have asked when they would see the Callaway Corvette GT3 run in the Pirelli World Challenge,” said Greg Gill, President and CEO of Pirelli World Challenge. “The wait is over, and we are very pleased to announce the arrival of the Callaway Corvette GT3 for the 2018 season.”
To fully showcase the capabilities of the Corvette C7 GT3‐R in its first season of competition in the United States, Callaway Competition USA plans to run a two‐car squad as a factory effort in 2018. For 2019 and beyond, the manufacturer will withdraw its factory entries and instead offer full support to its customer racing efforts across North America. “For 2018, we will run a Callaway factory team to give us the best chance of continuing the championship record the Corvette has achieved in international competition,” said Callaway. “For 2019, we will not race against our customers, but provide high‐quality support to them in the tradition of other manufacturer customer racing support programs.”
The Callaway Competition team’s C7 GT3‐R and both full season drivers will be unveiled at the Performance Racing Industry show in Indianapolis on December 7, at the Pirelli World Challenge booth. Following the unveiling event, the car will be on display for the remainder of the trade show. Details of the presentation will be announced in the coming weeks. “We’re incredibly proud to bring the Corvette C7 GT3‐R to competition on American soil,” concluded Callaway. “It is going to be a very competitive season, and we are looking forward to getting started.”
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