Alegra Motorsports To Compete with Porsche 911 GT3R in 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Championship

Tampa, Fla. – Alegra Motorsports will be entering the full season of the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Championship in the GT and GT-X class.

The team will be fielding the same Porsche 911 GT3R that brought them several podium finishes in the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and helped them win the coveted Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona in the GTD class.

The driver lineup for the 2018 season will include Porsche factory driver Michael Christensen, who drove for Alegra in several races in the 2017 season, including the win at the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona and a second place finish at Petit Le Mans.

Christensen will be backed up by veteran of the American sports car circuit, and Porsche specialist, Spencer Pumpelly. Pumpelly is no stranger to Alegra having driven for the team last year at select races while also anchoring the team’s strategy. Most recently, Pumpelly sailed to victory in the first race of the 2018 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Spencer also won at Lime Rock Park in the Pirelli World Challenge GT class last year.

“We had an outstanding season last year and are looking to build on that success.” said team principal Carlos de Quesada. “We’re thrilled to have Michael back in the driver’s seat, and with Spencer on the roster we’re solid.”

The 10-weekend, 19-race Pirelli World Challenge calendar will visit some of the most demanding circuits in North America, including St. Petersburg, Circuit of the Americas, Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Road America and Watkins Glen.


About Alegra Motorsports
Alegra Motorsports is a championship-winning team, competing in race series across North America. The team’s accolades include multiple championship titles as well as being a two-time winner of the Rolex 24 hours At Daytona. With a 20-year motorsport history, Alegra Motorsports is not just committed to winning races, but also to preserving the history of vintage Motorsports. For more information about Alegra Motorsports, visit www.alegramotorsports.com or contact team manager Tony Ditto – tony.ditto@alegramotorsports.com.

About the Pirelli World Challenge
Pirelli World Challenge is North America’s premier GT Production-based sports car sprint series and now enters its 29th consecutive season. The exciting series featured 26 different auto makes with 44 separate models in 2017. Pirelli World Challenge exhibits one of the most competitive racing series in the world with incredible wheel-to-wheel action between exotic cars such as Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, BMW, Nissan, Audi, Bentley, Acura, Lamborghini, Mercedes-Benz and Aston-Martin. Over 100 cars will be action with eight different categories in 2018 including GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS, GTSA, TCR, TC and TCA. In 2018, PWC will host 10 weekends in North America including the GT/GTS season opener in the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 9-11 and SprintX and Touring Car openers at COTA in March 23-25. In addition to the on-track competition, racing fans and car enthusiasts can gain a close-up view of the most exotic racing sedans in the world in the “world class” paddock area. There is something for every racing fan.