Cadillac is set to return to the world of motorsport, with a brand new race car based on the new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe and the backing of Pratt & Miller of Corvette Racing C6R fame. Seen here for the first time conducting some laps at Sebring International Raceway in Florida is Cadillac’s new race car, which will be piloted by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim.

Cadillac is reentering the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) World Challenge GT series this year, beginning with the season-opening race in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 25. Pilgrim, incidentally, was the winner of the 2005 SCCA World Challenge GT class in Cadillac’s previous CTS-V race car.

As you may recall, Cadillac previously competed in the SCCA World Challenge GT with its last-gen CTS-V from 2004-2007, winning the driver's and manufacturer's championships in 2005, and another manufacturer's championship in 2007.

We’ll keep you updated on any significant race results for the Cadillac team this year. In the meantime, check out our previous post by clicking here.