2015 – PWC GT Race #1 at the Circuit of the Americas (Mar 7)

Round 1 of the GT/GTA/GT Cup class started mid-afternoon under overcast skies. Was really looking forward to this race due to the changes made from last season which led to a field of about 50 cars for this race. Hope you like the photos.

2015 COTA (MOMO)Before the race started, took a walk around the paddock, and was greeted by the lovely MOMO promotional girls.

2015 COTA (#76 Global Motorsports Group)In the garage with the #76 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 Ultra.

2015 COTA (222A1440)The #13 ANSA Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the paddock under overcast skies.

2015 COTA (222A1627)At 2.55 pm, top qualifier, Nick Catsburg in the #25 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo led the field onto the track for the warm-up lap.

2015 COTA (222A1660)With one minute to go, the cars lined up for the standing start.

2015 COTA (222A1661)Race start at 3.00 pm, with cars five wide down the front straight.

2015 COTA (GT Race #1 start)Nick Catsburg in the #25 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo leads the field up the hill intoTurn 1.

2015 COTA (COTA Tower)Beautiful overcast skies over Turn 2 and the Observation Tower.

2015 COTA (#61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari)Race winner Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.

2015 COTA (#31 EFFORT Racing)Ryan Dalziel in the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R took second place.

2015 COTA (#3 Cadillac Racing)Third place to Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3.

2015 COTA (HC7A0964)Madison Snow in the #21 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 LMS Ultra leading the #6 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 through the Turn 3 Esses.

2015 COTA (#21 GMG Racing )Late afternoon sky at Turn 7.

2015 COTA (HC7A1188)Speeding through Turn 7 with James Sofronas in the #14 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

2015 COTA (222A1819)GT winners podium: Oliver Beretta (first, center), Ryan Dalziel (second, left), and Johnny O’Connell (third, right).

2015 COTA (222A1813)GTA race winners podium: Michael Lewis (first, center), Ricardo Perez (second, left), and Martin Fuentes (third, third).

2015 COTA (222A1804)GT Cup race winners podium: Colin Thompson (first, center), Sloan Urry (second, right), and Alec Udell (third, left).

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