Continuing a two-decade relationship with the Blancpain GT World Challenge (formerly known as Pirelli World Challenge), Global Motorsports Group (GMG) will return to the series with a Porsche 911 GT3 R in 2019. Team principal/driver James Sofronas (Villa Park, California) will team with Brent Holden (Newport Beach, California) in the GT3 entry.
Sharing the new-for-2019 Porsche 911 GT3 R, Holden and Sofronas will debut in the restructured two-driver sprint race championship at the Circuit of the America (COTA) on March 1 – 3 in Austin, Texas. The California-based program, which raced with a Porsche 911 GT3 R to the 2017 PWC GTA class Drivers Championship with Sofronas in 2017, is scheduled to also race at Sonoma Raceway, Road America and Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019.
James Sofronas, Team Principal, GMG Racing.
“It’s an exciting new era for the series and we’re thrilled to be a part of it. 2019 promises a whole new look and structure for the series. We’re as committed as ever to the effort. We have three very different programs in store, all with the same dedication to performance and quality experience that we’re known for. I’m really look forward to re-teaming with Brent Holden and returning to GT3 competition with the all-new Porsche 911 GT3 R.”
Brent Holden, Driver, GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.
“I was attracted to the new Porsche 911 GT3 R due to its versatility over a multi-year period as well as a chance to renew my relationship with GMG. From our first test we could tell that the car was a vast improvement from the prior edition, it’s more approachable for an AM driver to test the limits and more accessible for crews to dial in setup. It is also great to renew the excellent on-track support from Porsche Motorsport North America, who are super customer-focused and responsive. They are in our backyard and we feel like family.”