September 30, 2020

Mazda switches from Joest to Multimatic for remainder of 2020

Team Joest took over from SpeedSource in 2017 to run the Mazda Prototype project but under the terms of the agreement, the partnership was due to end following this year’s Sebring 12 Hours.With that race being postponed until November, the alliance is terminated at the end of this month, and Multimatic will take over the racing operations and racecar development.”Mazda is looking forward …Keep reading …

Deletraz set for GT World Challenge Europe debut

The Swiss, who will be racing in Formula 2 again this year with the Charouz team, has been pencilled in to drive one of GPX’s Porsche 911 GT3 Rs at the Paul Ricard 1000km six-hour GTWCE Endurance Cup round on May 30 should it go ahead. Deletraz will replace Dennis Olsen, who is scheduled to be racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Detroit on the same weekend, in the line-up …Keep reading …

New Supra is a step behind Honda, feels Cassidy

Honda ended up with the fastest time across last weekend’s behind-closed-doors test, with Real Racing driver Bertrand Baguette setting the quickest time over the two days.Sho Tsuboi topped the second day of running but fell short of Baguette’s Saturday benchmark by 0.273s at the wheel of the #14 Toyota, heading a Cerumo 1-2 on Sunday, while the quickest Nissan was less than three tenths off …Keep reading …

GP Long Beach confirmed canceled, ticket plan in place

As recently as yesterday, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of GPALB had been investigating all options for alternative calendar dates in 2020, trying to find a solution that worked for IndyCar, IMSA, the Long Beach Convention Center, and City of Long Beach officials. However, the currently unquantifiable nature of the COVID-19 spread has rendered insuperable the odds of coming to a …Keep reading …

Bathurst 6 Hour moved to November

With bans on mass gatherings over 500 people set to be in place for the foreseeable future, promoter Australian Racing Group has made the call to combine its two Bathurst events in November.That will also affect the TCR Australia series, which was set to stage its second points-paying round at Mount Panorama at Easter.The news effectively means there will be three TCR Australia meetings …Keep reading …

Super GT postpones Okayama opener after all

Sometime Pacific Formula 1 Grand Prix host Okayama was due to hold the 2020 curtain-raiser on April 11-12, with series organiser GTA having expressed confidence that the race would be able to go ahead on schedule in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.However, following discussions at last weekend’s Okayama pre-season test – which was closed to spectators in a bid to limit the spread of the …Keep reading …

Nurburgring 24h postponed, WTCR support races axed

Race organiser ADAC North Rhine announced on Tuesday evening that the 48th edition of the German endurance classic, scheduled for May 21-24, will now instead take place on September 24-27 amid the deepening COVID-19 crisis.Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date or can be refunded.The news comes after the opening two rounds of the Nurburgring Endurance Series (formerly …Keep reading …

IMSA aims to “conduct complete seasons” for all series

Last week, the Mobil 1 12 Hours in Sebring was postponed until November, where it will serve as the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s finale.This week, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the GP Association of Long Beach has restated that he’s still working to find a new date for the IndyCar/IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and Mid-Ohio has declared IMSA’s Acura Sports …Keep reading …

Mid-Ohio confirms its May IMSA round is postponed

The course in Lexington, OH, put out the following statement:”Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course can confirm the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will not take place as previously scheduled from May …Keep reading …

GP Association of Long Beach still trying to rescue 2020 event

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach’s traditional April slot means it has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic that has led to America’s increasingly stringent regulations and advisements regarding crowd numbers. On Monday night, the Trump administration even advised citizens to not gather in groups of more than 10.IndyCar has canceled its first four races, while the IMSA WeatherTech …Keep reading …