Following its championship win last year, Team Cadillac is looking to repeat its success during this years Word Challenge series which will start next week.
After winning last year, drivers Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim know there is a target on their backs, says John Kraemer, V-Series Racing marketing manager.
“The team at Pratt & Miller has worked all off season to keep the CTS-V Coupes at the front,” says Kraemer. “We will have fresh competitors from Germany, but we are equal to the task of repeating. Off the track, Team Cadillac has developed a following based upon providing a great track experience.”
Indeed, there will be new competition from Audi, Mercedes, Aston Martin and BMW, since the series now allows GT3 cars. Can the CTS-V Coupes keep up with the likes of Audi R8s, Mercedes-Benz SLS’, and BMW Z4 GT3’s?
“If all of the rumors are true, I am excited about the higher level of competition that we will see this season,” says Pilgrim.
The team is also looking forward to running the cars on the new Circuit of the Americas track in Austin Texas.
“I love the new COTA track, (and) feel quite sad we’re not running the full circuit having driven it but I’m sure it will be a blast anyway,” says Pilgrim.
With a new production CTS expected to be shown off at the New York Auto Show, it’s quite possible that the race cars might look a little out-dated by the end of the season.