Pirelli World Challenge officials have announced that the rained-out GT/GTS/GT-A race during the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg weekend will be made up during the 2014 season finale weekend in September at Miller Motorsports Park outside Salt Lake City.
The move will make the Utah Grand Prix weekend on Sept. 12-13 a double-race weekend for the GT-based classes in the series.
“We look forward to putting on an even bigger show for fans in the Salt Lake City area,” WC Vision president/CEO Scott Bove said in a statement. “The finale race weekend for our 25th anniversary season will be that much more exciting.”
“We are very happy to add an additional race for the Pirelli World Challenge during the Utah Grand Prix weekend,” said John Larson, GM of MMP’s parent company, Miller Performance USA. “We were looking forward to having them back for the first time in two years, and now we have even more to look forward to.
St. Pete was to be a two-race weekend for the GT-based classes, but a heavy storm that Saturday caused the cancellation of what was to be the first round. The “second” round of the year took place the following day with no interruptions.
The GT-based classes competed this past weekend in a single-race show at Long Beach. If you don’t want to wait until the NBCSN broadcast this Sunday afternoon to see who won, CLICK HERE for a recap.
EDITOR’S NOTE: NBCSN will air additional Dakar Rally highlights on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
As it has done so for four decades, the 40th annual Dakar Rally – the most grueling test of man and machine anywhere – produced a number of surprise finishes and also several disappointments for drivers or riders who were expected to do well in the nearly 5,600-mile trek that began in Peru and continued through Bolivia and ending in Argentina.
NBCSN has aired highlights from all 14 stages (actually 13, because one stage was completely rained out) during the Rally’s two-week run, which concluded Saturday.
Here’s some of the “best of” highlights from the overall Rally highlights, followed by a quick guide that gives you wrapups to all 14 stages.
So, without further adieu, here’s NBCSN’s “best of” the 2018 Dakar Rally:
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of cars
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of bikes
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of trucks
2018 Dakar Rally: Best of quads
Lastly, here’s a day-by-day wrapup of how the Rally played out.
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