GT-A For Gentleman Racers
DENVER — WC Vision announced details of the new Pirelli World Challenge GT-A driver classification. The GT-A classification will acknowledge the gentleman sports car driver who races in the series’ GT class.
Starting next season, the GT-A driver that accumulates the most points at the end of the season will be awarded the GT-A Championship and the inaugural Sportsman Cup presented by B.R.M Chronographes.
To be considered for the class, a driver must generally be considered a gentleman sports car driver and must not make their primary living as a race car driver or have won a professional racing championship. Drivers who have won non-professional racing championships or have won a professional championship as a co-driver will qualify for the GT-A class.
“Over the last few years the competitive bar has continued to rise in our GT class, and in 2014 it will be even higher,” said Pirelli World Challenge Competition Director Geoff Carter. “With that in mind, we wanted to be able to recognize and reward the talented gentlemen drivers that will run in the GT class starting in 2014. The GT-A classification and the awarding of the B.R.M Sportsman Cup and chronograph achieves that.”