Sonoma, California. (August 27, 2015) – For the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, La Pitchoune Winery will partner with the championship-winning race team K-PAX Racing who is campaigning two McLaren 650S GT3s in conjunction with Flying Lizard Motorsports.
During the race weekend, which will feature rounds 18 and 19 of the Pirelli World Challenge, both McLaren race cars will be sporting the La Pitchoune Winery logo.
The official announcement was made Wednesday night at a special event at McLaren of San Francisco. Present was the all-new McLaren 570S, as well as one of the McLaren 650S GT3s that will be raced this weekend along with McLaren GT Factory Driver, Kevin Estre.
“This is a great opportunity for everyone since both of our organizations are based in Sonoma County,” mentions K-PAX Racing team principal Jim Haughey.
The Sonoma Grand Prix partnership with K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports is an expansion of La Pitchoune’s commitment to everything McLaren. “For over a year now we have had a fantastic and on-going relationship with McLaren of San Francisco so a large portion of McLaren owners are already very familiar with our wines”, says La Pitchoune founder Peter Nielsen. “McLaren is a great fit for us as our clients appreciate and truly understand our common traits and objectives of combining passion, art and science”.
Alessandro Ribola, Sales Manager at McLaren San Francisco, continues “We have had a long-standing relationship with K-PAX Racing and La Pitchoune for a while now and it is great to see these two brands come together for our home race. We are very excited for the races this weekend”.
Pirelli World Challenge Race schedule at Sonoma Raceway:
Saturday, August 29, 12:30pm
Saturday, August 29, 4:50pm
Sunday, August 30, 10:55am
For tickets to this weekends races please visit: www.racesonoma.com
La Pitchoune Winery
Based in West Sonoma County, La Pitchoune Winery is an ultra-premium, low-production winery specializing in terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Established in 2010 by Peter and Tracy Nielsen in collaboration with revered master winemaker, Andrew Berge, La Pitchoune wines have been showered with praise by critics and wine-enthusiasts all over the world.
For more information on La Pitchoune Winery please visit:
K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports
An integration of two powerful, championship-winning teams, K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports commences its first season as a combined effort in the Pirelli World Challenge. Since joining the Pirelli World Challenge in 2007, K-PAX Racing has celebrated a total 72 podiums, 25 wins and three driver championships, solidifying the team as a continuous championship contender. Since 2004, Flying Lizard Motorsports has amassed 68 podiums and 25 wins in the American Le Mans Series and TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, clinching three driver championships and three class championships. The two teams have merged for a full season effort, racing two brand new 2015 McLaren 650S GT3s.
For more information, please visit www.lizardms.com or www.kpaxracing.com
About McLaren GT
McLaren GT is the GT race car manufacturing arm of McLaren Group established to develop, build and support the GT racing and track derivatives of the 12C sports car, and the 650S GT3. Based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing, the company is responsible for the design, development and production of the GT3 variants of the 12C and 650S, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition and the 12C GT Sprint