International Race of Champions        

IROC Coca-Cola Circuit Series

Drivers : 16

Races per Season : 12

Founded : May 19th, 2015

Inaugural Season : 2016

The International Race of Champions (IROC) Coca-Cola Circuit Series is a racing series that was formed in May of 2015 by Bobby Rinehart. The history of the original IROC series goes back to 1972 when it was created by David Lockton with the first season taking place in 1974. The series would last until 2006, when finacial issues and lack of sponsorship led to the death of the original IROC. In 2013 and 2014, Bobby Rinehart toyed with the idea of a resurrected IROC with new sponsorship, new owners, and a true international racing series with no car manufacterer backing of any sort. Just simple carbon copy cars with identical body styles, chassis, and engines with the best drivers across the world from all auto racing styles and disciplines taking to the wheel of the cars.

After two years of organizing new owners, drivers, sponsors, broadcast deals, and scheduling the race calendar, Rinehart and his partners unveiled the International Race of Champions Coca-Cola Circuit Series on May 19th, 2015. Coca-Cola became the title sponsor of the series for $20 million dollars (USD) across four years until 2020. All of the races would be broadcast by ESPN/ESPN2/ABC until 2019. The owners and driver rosters were also revealed along with the 2016 IROC schedule. The first race will take place on March 26th, 2016 at Daytona International Raceway on the roadcourse configuration.

2016 IROC Coca-Cola Circuit Series Schedule
Race # Date Track Country Race Winner
1 March 26th Daytona International Speedway United States
2 April 16th Phillip Island Circuit Australia
3 May 14th Nurburgring Prix Circuit Germany
4 June 4th Suzuka Circuit Japan
5 June 25th Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace Brazil
6 July 9th Indianapolis Motor Speedway United States
7 July 23rd Silverstone Circuit United Kingdom
8 August 13th Autodromo Internacional Ayrton Senna Brazil
9 August 27th Kylami Racing Circuit South Africa
10 September 10th Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya Spain
11 September 24th Korea International Circuit South Korea
12 October 8th Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Canada

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