September 25, 2020

Mazda’s IMSA title hopes influenced by BoP and schedule

The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the U.S. motorsport schedule saw both IMSA and IndyCar lose Long Beach and Detroit from their 2020 schedules. While that appears to be in favor of the Multimatic-run Mazda RT24-Ps, given Cadillac’s traditional preeminence on street courses, a point with which Bomarito agrees, his teammates Tincknell and Jarvis suggest that in fact the new order of the races …Keep reading …

Cadillac aces aim to retain marque’s Daytona glory run

Cadillac has won the last four Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Wayne Taylor Racing capturing the honors in 2017, ’19 and ’20, and Action Express Racing heading the field in ’18. However, following the mass disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the second 2020 round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sees the grid return to the 12-turn 3.56-mile track but for a 2hr40min race on …Keep reading …

Own your own piece of Mount Panorama

Located midway down the famous bit of race track, 498 Conrod Straight, Mount Panorama is on the market for the first time in 88 years.It features a six bedrooms and three bathrooms split across a main residence and a detached extension as well as a shed and an orchard.”Bathurst is home to some amazing pieces of real estate, each located in their own distinct suburb or locality that makes …Keep reading …

Honda experiments with new front aero in Fuji test

Four of Honda’s five NSX-GTs used a new specification of front fender and flick box on Saturday afternoon, with the Mugen, Nakajima Racing and Real Racing cars all running with plain carbon parts (pictured above) and the Team Kunimitsu car running in full livery.Kunimitsu driver Tadasuke Makino set the quickest laptime of both that day’s running and the entire test, a 1m27.870s, while the #100 …Keep reading …

Honda completes Fuji Super GT test clean sweep

The two-hour afternoon session started in damp conditions owing to heavy rain during the morning, but the track had all but dried out by the halfway point.Saturday’s pacesetter Tadasuke Makino held the top spot for much of the latter part of the session after wresting the advantage away from Cerumo Toyota driver Sho Tsuboi with a time of 1m28.282s early in the second hour.But the …Keep reading …

Makino fastest for Honda at Fuji, Nissan in trouble

On the first day of track action since the opening test at Okayama in March, before the global coronavirus pandemic placed the season on hold, ex-Formula 2 driver Makino posted a 1m27.870s at the wheel of Team Kunimitsu’s #100 Honda NSX-GT.All the leading times were set in the final 10 minutes of the two-and-a-half-hour afternoon session, when the faster GT500 cars had the track to …Keep reading …

Gavin: Le Mans was never detrimental to Corvette’s IMSA program

Corvette Racing announced last month that it would be pulling out of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back to Sept. 19-20. With the IMSA schedule being compressed by the USA’s Covid-19 restrictions, the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca round is due to fall just one week prior to Le Mans scrutineering while the Mid-Ohio race will be held …Keep reading …

IMSA announces date changes for WeatherTech Championship

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event, has been brought forward one month to be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6 and as usual it will feature all four championship classes.The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will remain in the Northeast through the following weekend, moving to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the 2hr 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix on Sept. 11-12.Then …Keep reading …

Tincknell signs new multi-year deal with Multimatic

Tincknell has signed what has been labelled a multi-year extension to his deal with the Canadian-based organisation, which stretches back to 2016 when he joined its Ford GTE Pro squad in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 28-year-old’s focus for the remainder of this season will be racing one of Mazda’s Daytona Prototype international RT24-Ps …Keep reading …