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Statement on the passing of Dr. Don Panoz

12 September 2018

Yesterday, SRO Motorsports Group joined the global racing community in mourning the passing of Don Panoz. 

A towering figure on the U.S. racing scene, Don’s influence was felt at all levels of the sport he loved, both at home and abroad.  

SRO can trace its own relationship with Panoz back as far as 1997, when the brand’s GTR-1 competed in the FIA GT Championship. More than 20 years later, the Panoz Avezzano GT4 is the benchmark in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS category. 

It is thanks to this sustained success that the Panoz name has become synonymous with speed and technical innovation. Indeed, that will remain true for generations to come. 

To Don’s family and his many friends across the globe, Stephane Ratel and the SRO team wish to send their sincere condolences.

credit: Team Panoz Racing