Miami, FL – ANSA Motorsports, the 2012 and 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Gold Cup Team Champion, based in Miami, Florida, will participate in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge, entering the No. 13 Porsche in the new GT Cup class.
Created in 2005 by former race car driver and savvy businessman, Alain Nadal, ANSA Motorsports will make its debut in the Pirelli World Challenge at the season opener on March 6-8 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
Drivers for the first races (Austin, St Petersburg and Long Beach) will be announced at a later time.
“I am thrilled to have an opportunity to compete in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge,” said Alain Nadal, ANSA Motorsports team owner. “We have been racing Porsche cars since 2011, and we are pleased to remain a faithful customer of Porsche Motorsport North America. The announcement of the new GT Cup class allowing us to race within the GT class, is a tremendous opportunity for our team. The Pirelli World Challenge offers an outstanding schedule, with races in most national, top media markets, which should allow our team to secure new corporate sponsorships in the future. We look forward to competing with the best GT-Cup class teams and to discover all the benefits that the Pirelli World Challenge series has to offer.”
Nadal knows how to surround himself with the best managers and technicians in the racing industry. He recently hired a general manager with 30 years of experience, Emmanuel Lupe, to manage, market and help him take ANSA Motorsports to the next level.
Following multiple seasons racing Ferraris and Porsches in the former Rolex Series, ALMS and the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, ANSA Motorsports won the 2013 IMSA Prototype Lites Championship Class L2. In 2012, the team won the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Team Championship Gold Cup Class and the Driver Championship with driver Angel Benitez Jr. In 2014, ANSA Motorsports competed in multiple racing series including the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada series, and the IMSA Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda Championship. Also in 2014, ANSA Motorsports scored 3 wins, 8 podium finishes and another 2 top-five finishes in only 16 races and won the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA Team Championship (Gold Cup class) and its driver, Patrick Otto Madsen, won the Driver Championship (Gold Cup class).
Soon to be headquartered in a new state-of-the-art facility, ANSA Motorsports is one of the leading Southern Florida racing organizations competing at national and regional levels. Over the years, ANSA Motorsports, with both its own and customer cars, has competed in hundreds of club racing events (NASA, FARA, HSR, CRC, PBOC, PNA, Ferrari Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup Canada, etc.) across the nation and won multiple races and championships. Last November, ANSA Motorsports won the coveted FARA Miami 500 race with one of its Ferrari customer cars.
In addition, Nadal owns and operates ANSA Motorcars with partner Neil Handler. ANSA Motorcars is a high-end, luxury automobile dealership in Miami, with the ability to enhance the lifestyle, enjoyment, pride of ownership and satisfaction of its customers.
Follow ANSA Motorsports all season on its website www.ansamotorsports.com and on its social media sites www.facebook.com/ansamotorsports and on Twitter @Ansamiami.
2015 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule:
March 6-8 — Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
March 27-29 — St. Petersburg, Florida*
April 17-19 — Long Beach, California*
April 24-26 — Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama*
May 15-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Canada
June 26-28 — Road America, Wisconsin
July 31-Aug. 2 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Ohio*
Aug. 21-23 — Miller Motorsports Park, Utah
Aug. 28-30 — Sonoma Raceway, California*
Sept. 11-13 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, California
*Same weekend as IndyCar series.