WC Vision, producers of the Pirelli World Challenge, today announced a season-long partnership with CrowdStrike, Inc., the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint cybersecurity protection.
CrowdStrike, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, will be an official series sponsor and cybersecurity provider for the 10-weekend Pirelli World Challenge Championships. As part of the new agreement, CrowdStrike will be featured on the side of every Pirelli World Challenge racing machine in 2018.
George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike, Inc., captured the Pirelli World Challenge GTSA point championship with nine race wins last year in the No. 04 CrowdStrike/GMG sports car. Kurtz is scheduled to compete in the 2018 PWC GTS division beginning with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg March 9-11.
Kurtz and his company have been featured by several national media outlets, including ABC World News, CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Fortune Magazine to due to CrowdStrike’s success.
“Partnering with Pirelli World Challenge as a series sponsor gives CrowdStrike a much larger platform for our rapidly-expanding business,” said Kurtz. “This will be the third consecutive year we’ve hosted guests in the PWC paddock, which provides both a valuable networking event and an exciting race weekend experience. I’m really looking forward to kicking off the race season with our first CXO Summit in St. Petersburg.”
CrowdStrike provides endpoint security, threat intelligence, and incident response services to customers in more than 176 countries. More than 10 percent of Fortune 1000 companies worldwide leverage CrowdStrike’s technology and services, including three of the ten largest companies by revenue and five of the ten largest financial institutions. Notable customers included Telstra, ADP and Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
“We are pleased to have CrowdStrike join us as an official Series Sponsor and as our official Cyber Security provider,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of WC Vision. “Their proven track record brings us peace of mind for our cloud security needs, and we’re proud they’ve chosen PWC as a platform to host their executive summit events this season.”
The Pirelli World Challenge series starts its 29th annual campaign on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., March 9-11, followed by COTA March 23-25, the streets of Long Beach, Calif., April 13-15, VIRginia International Raceway April 27-29, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 18-20, Lime Rock Park May 25-28, Road America June 22-24, Portland International Raceway July 13-15, Utah Motosports Campus August 10-12 and Watkins Glen International Aug. 31-Sept. 2.