Kia Racing Revs Up for a 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Series Debut on a Streets of St. Petersburg

Posted on 22. Mar, 2012 by in Kia Canada


Kia Motors America (KMA) To Become a First Korean Automaker to Compete in a Pirelli World Challenge When Two Turbocharged Optimas Hit a Track

  • Veteran motorist Michael Galati and group visitor Colin Braun to commander a No. 36 and 38 Infinity Audio entries when they take a immature dwindle Mar 24, 2012

  • Kia Racing’s turbocharged Optimas will conflict in a rarely rival Grand Touring Sport (GTS) class
  • IRVINE, Calif., Mar 22, 2012 – Kia Motors America (KMA) and a racing partner Kinetic Motorsports are revved adult and prepared to conflict a lane when a Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) array kicks off a 2012 deteriorate on a perfectionist Streets of St. Petersburg Saturday, Mar 24. The PWC brings new marks and foe to Kia Racing, though entrance off a championship-winning deteriorate with a Infinity Audio Forte Koups in a 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, hopes are high that a high-octane movement continues into 2012 with a considerable turbocharged Optimas in a GTS class.



    “Beginning a new foe deteriorate with new cars in a new array is a really sparkling event for a Kia brand,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “The Kia Racing group and Kinetic Motorsports did a unusual pursuit in building and scheming a turbocharged Optimas for GTS competition, and we’re looking brazen to competing in a Pirelli World Challenge this year as good as fortifying a GRAND-AM titles from 2011.”

    The start of a deteriorate might be only days away, though Kia Racing has been bustling behind a scenes for months. The group during Kinetic has been meticulously building, scheming and contrast a turbocharged Optimas during a off season. Galati and Braun demeanour to take advantage of a implausible doing and change a Optimas possess when they take to a 14-turn city-street march in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Rounds 1 and 2 of a 2012 PWC deteriorate flog off in St. Petersburg on Saturday, Mar 24 and Sunday, Mar 25. Check out live foe status, photos, and updates during and watch live streaming foe coverage during during 5:50 p.m. ET on Saturday and 10:50 a.m. ET on Sunday. Race fans can also balance in for radio coverage on a new NBC Sports Network on Sunday, Apr 8 during 4:30 p.m. ET.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

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