2015 – PWC Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

Round 5 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) for the GT/GTA/GT Cup Class was held late Sunday afternoon on the streets of Long Beach, California. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia won the GT class. GTA class went to Michael Lewis in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R, and Mitch Landry in the #97 Landry Racing Porsche 991 GT3 Cup took the top GT Cup honors. Hope you like the photos.

2015 Long Beach (Race start)Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia leads the field into Turn 1 at the start of the race.

2015 Long Beach (Race start)“Bentley, Bentley”.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5484)Duncan Ende in the #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia leading into Turn 1.

2015 Long Beach (Race re-start)Three wide around Turn 1 after one of the race restarts.

2015 Long Beach (#77 Phoenix)Around Turn 1 with Preston Calvert in the#77 Phoenix American Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

2015 Long Beach (S222A1703)A wide shot of Turn 1.

2015 Long Beach (#61 R. FerriiThrough Turns 2 to 3 with race winner Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.

2015 Long Beach (#16 Bentley)Second place went to Chris Dyson in the #16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3.

2015 Long Beach (#43 RealTime)Around Turn 3 with Ryan Eversley in the #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT.

2015 Long Beach (#42 RealTime)Front-end damage on the #42 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT driven by Peter Cunningham around Turn 3.

2015 Long Beach (Safety car)The safety car made a few appearances throughout the race.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5593)Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 leading a K-PAX McClaren around Turn 3.

2015 Long Beach (#41 EFFORT)On my way to the podium took some shots of the cars speeding down the front straight during the closing laps of the race. GTA winner Michael Lewis  in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R.

2015 Long Beach (#61 R. Ferri)Race re-start during the closing laps of the race.

2015 Long Beach (#54 Black Swan)Tim Pappas in the #54 Black Swan Racing Dodge Viper GT3R.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5741)GT Cup winner Mitch Landry in the #97 Landry Racing Porsche 991 GT3 Cup.

2015 Long Beach (#14 Global)James Sofronas in the #14 Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

2015 Long Beach (#30 NGT) Over the finish line with Henrique Cisneros in the #30 NGT Motorsport Ferrari 458.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5814)GT winners podium with Olivier Beretta (first, center), Chris Dyson (second, right), and Ryan Dalziel (third, left).

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5818)GTA winners podium with Michael Lewis (first, center), Martin Fuentes (second, right), and Eric Lux (third, left).

2015 Long Beach (HC7A5826)GT Cup winners podium with Colin Thompson (first, center), Mitch Landry  (second, right), and Victor Gomez (third, left).

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