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McLaren Trophy, America 2025 US calendar confirmed

  • July 4, 2024
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McLaren Trophy, America 2025 US calendar confirmed

McLaren Automotive has confirmed the calendar for the inaugural 2025 McLaren Trophy America championship that will make its debut next Spring. The new championship will, like its European counterpart, have ten rounds at five venues.

Established in Europe for the 2023 season, McLaren Trophy is designed to challenge serious race drivers in 50-minute races with pitstops for driver changes. Designed for the 585PS V6 twin-turbo, carbon-fibre chassis Artura Trophy race car, the championship is also open to drivers of the older 570S Trophy.

The new McLaren Trophy America championship will get underway in late March 2025 at the Sonoma Raceway in Northern California, with all rounds supporting GT World Challenge America powered by AWS. From here the championship heads to the iconic Circuit of the Americas, which has hosted the US Grand Prix for over a decade.

The midpoint of the new championship will be at Virginia International Raceway in July, ahead of an August round at the challenging Road America circuit. The inaugural McLaren Trophy America season will finish in style at the Indianapolis road circuit in October.

The series features bespoke McLaren Artura Trophy race cars that share much of the same race-bred engineering technology as the highly acclaimed McLaren Artura road car, including the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA) which provides a rigid and lightweight chassis for supreme racetrack performance and remarkable impact resistance.

Power comes from the same twin-turbo V6 engine as the road car, tuned for an output of 585PS, and creating a sensationally fast car in a straight line, further complemented by the fact that the 120-degree angle engine sits low in the chassis to make it equally spectacular in its cornering abilities. A bespoke aerodynamic package including a high downforce rear wing enhance the whole experience and enable the Artura Trophy to deliver lap times that compare favourably with GT3 class cars – whilst delivering maximum driver engagement.

Cars will be run by independent teams with existing 570S Trophy cars also being eligible for the series. These cars will compete for class wins and championships just like Artura Trophy and will be fully supported by McLaren Motorsport with replacement parts and back up available at every round.

One of the first teams to sign up was McLaren Americas Retailer of the Year – McLaren Toronto – who will partner with Motorsports in Action to field a two-car team in the championship in 2025. All McLaren Trophy races will be live streamed on the McLaren Automotive YouTube channel, with more than 250,000 fans regularly viewing the races.

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