CrowdStrike and AWS Expand Prominent Official Provider Roles in SRO GT World Challenge for 2020

5 February 2020
  • CrowdStrike Returns as Official Internet & Cloud Security Provider of SRO’s Global GT World  Challenge
  • Participating Presenters of the GT Paddock Club
  • Event Presenters of Long Beach and Sonoma rounds of GT World Challenge
  • AWS also named Title Presenter and Official Cloud and Machine Learning (ML) Provider of SRO’s Global GT World Challenge

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2020) – CrowdStrike® along with Amazon Web Services (AWS) are set for their highest level of activation yet with SRO Motorsports Group via newly announced Official Provider roles for the 2020 racing season.

CrowdStrike rejoins SRO Motorsports as a global provider for SRO’s GT World Challenge America – a 12-round GT championship on North America’s top racetracks. In addition, CrowdStrike continues as Official Internet & Cloud Security Provider not just for GT World Challenge America but across all global GT World Challenge events.

As AWS has announced, AWS has also been named Global Title Presenter of what is now GT World Challenge Powered by AWS. The global championship is made of SRO’s continental championships in Europe, Asia and America with auto manufacturers vying for a World Championship through each marque’s customer racing teams on each continent. AWS also becomes Official Cloud and Machine Learning (ML) Provider of SRO’s GT World Challenge globally and multiple event sponsor.

CrowdStrike and AWS have a strategic business relationship that includes making CrowdStrike products available on the AWS Marketplace, establishing CrowdStrike as a key partner in the AWS Partner Network and integrating CrowdStrike capabilities with core security services such as Amazon GuardDuty and AWS SecurityHub. As businesses accelerate their move to the cloud, the partnership between CrowdStrike and AWS will continue to drive growth opportunities and bring to market unmatched value proposition for customers looking to seamlessly protect cloud workloads. 

Through this new alignment, both provide support to one another to conduct Executive Security and Technology Summits in conjunction with GT World Challenge race events. At these events, CrowdStrike and AWS executives participate both in cybersecurity dialogue with invited guests, and in on-track competition.

“CrowdStrike is proud to expand our commitment to SRO and GT World Challenge Powered by AWS for the 2020 season,” said George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO of CrowdStrike and driver in GT World Challenge America. “The business-to-business opportunities which GT World Challenge provide are valuable assets to our company: networking with high-level thought leaders and influencers that SRO America offers. We are pleased with the platform that racing provides CrowdStrike to highlight our best-in-class services to guests and competitors alike. This increased level of participation for 2020 will benefit entrants, stakeholders and fans, as well as heightening our anticipation for the coming season.”

The CrowdStrike and AWS agreements also include two GT World Challenge event naming rights. In April, the Pirelli GT4 America Long Beach event is presented by AWS, as well as GT World Challenge America Sonoma race event is presented by CrowdStrike in August.

Additionally, CrowdStrike supplies its Falcon Platform to all SRO entities to provide the ultimate in endpoint security for its cloud-based resources and assets. The Falcon platform has received numerous industry awards including 2019 Best Threat Intelligence Technology from SC Media.

"In today's digital climate, protecting and securing SRO globally commands the utmost priority," said Greg Gill, President and CEO of SRO Motorsports America. "Our renewed commitment with CrowdStrike as the Official Internet and Cloud Security partner of the series highlights our focus on that task. CrowdStrike has redefined the business-to-business experience with first-class CXO summits and expanded its integration with SRO's GT Paddock Club, providing a highly engaging platform to entertain and expand its reach utilizing our global sports car racing community."  

In forming an expanded alliance, SRO Motorsports Group will benefit from AWS’ 175 fully featured services for storage, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), with a broad global reach.

Along with being Official Providers of SRO Motorsports Group, both CrowdStrike and AWS are active as competitors in SRO America with 2020 racing program plans set to be announced in the near future.

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ABOUT CROWDSTRIKE®

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ABOUT SRO MOTORSPORTS GROUP

With more than 25 years’ experience at the forefront of a continuously evolving industry, SRO Motorsports Group is the established international leader in GT racing.

Best known for the development and implementation of the GT3 and GT4 regulations, SRO promotes and organises championships that embrace professional and amateur competitors. Its portfolio of highly regarded series includes continental GT World Challenge powered by AWS categories in Europe, America and Asia, which are combined to determine a global manufacturers' champion, while the flagship Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli features events on five different continents.

The 2020 season will see more than 100 races run under the SRO Motorsports Group banner, highlighted by the prestigious Total 24 Hours of Spa. In addition to promotion and organisation, the company operates SRO Race Centre by MMC – a race-car service center at Circuit Paul Ricard – and provides the ultimate driving opportunities at world-renowned venues through Curbstone Track Events.

SRO Motorsports Group is chaired by company founder and CEO Stephane Ratel. With offices in London, Paris, Liège, United States and Hong Kong, its work is facilitated by a dedicated global team of full-time and freelance staff.

Combining a passion for performance with industry-leading expertise, SRO continues to play a key role in shaping the future of international GT racing.