After a decade-plus, Cadillac is calling it quits in the Pirelli World Challenge racing series. The brand announced the PWC campaign will be placed into “hibernation” after a September sweep of the GT class at the season-finale doubleheader at Sonoma Raceway.
The successful racing team amassed 121 podium finishes, of which 31 were first-place finishes. Over a decade, the team also won World Challenge Manufacturer Championships in 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Cadillac credits the program with making the Cadillac CTS-V and ATS-V better road cars, but the focus will shift entirely to the Daytona Prototype class, which has also been enormously successful for Cadillac.
The Cadillac DPi-V.R. has claimed over seven wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Each of the three Cadillac teams running in the Daytona Prototype class has now occupied the highest place on the podium as well.
GM isn’t out entirely from PWC, however. The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R will forge on as a formidable contender.