October 24, 2020

IMSA Road America: Acura Team Penske back on top in FP1

Cameron held top spot until the final four minutes when Taylor sprung from worst to first in class with a 1min50.654sec lap of the 4.048-mile course, to go fastest by 0.275sec.Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande set a time just 0.010sec shy of Cameron to be fastest of the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs, albeit just 0.033sec ahead of the Sebring-winning machine of Action Express Racing, in which …Keep reading …

Earl Bamber to make NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Daytona RC

Bamber, a native of Wanganui, New Zealand, is an accomplished sports car racer with experience on the Daytona road course, having scored four podiums in the Rolex 24 there.NASCAR will run nearly the same course, but with an additional chicane added exiting oval Turn 4.Read Also:NASCAR adds new chicane to Daytona road courseAndy Lally to run Xfinity Series road course races …Keep reading …

Super GT bans GT300 no-tyre change pitstops

During the season opener at the same track, the Saitama Toyopet Green Brave squad delivered the new Toyota GR Supra GT300 a win on its debut, saving time in the pits by not changing any tyres during its mandatory stop.However, new rules coming into force for the second Fuji round on August 9 state that all four tyres must be changed at the same time as the driver change is carried out.This …Keep reading …

Hawksworth, Telitz on why the Lexus RC F is an IMSA winner

The driversOne obvious reason is that both drivers possess talent that they proved time after time in U.S. open-wheel junior formulas, but also blend it with a determination borne of frustration that their open-wheel careers were stymied too early.Twenty-nine-year-old Hawksworth, from Bradford, Yorkshire, UK, won the 2012 edition of what was then called the Star Mazda (now Indy Pro 2000) …Keep reading …

Super GT returns to conventional schedule for Round 2

The Japanese series had experimented with holding qualifying and the race on the same day for the season opener, with the ostensible goal of allowing personnel to spend less time at the track and therefore lessening health risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.However, teams still largely arrived on Friday morning as they would have done anyway, and GTA chairman Masaaki Bandoh admitted the costs …Keep reading …

Corvette hopeful for Road America, expects BMW fightback

For this fourth round of the championship, all GT Le Mans-class cars have had their fuel capacity increased – the BMW M8s by 12 liters, the Corvettes by five liters and the Porsche 911 RSRs by three liters – but the BMWs, run by Rahal Letterman Lanigan, have also had their minimum weight cut by 22lbs [10kg] and their power increased by 14hp.This could throw a high hurdle in the …Keep reading …

Toyota engine “in another dimension”, says Yamamoto

Toyota locked out the top five positions in the delayed 2020 curtain-raiser earlier this month, as TOM’S pair Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa breezed to a comfortable win.Honda put up a strong fight in qualifying, with the #8 ARTA NSX-GT setting the pace in Q1 and bagging a spot on the front row in Q2. But in the race its challenge wilted, as the Team Kunimitsu car of Yamamoto and Tadasuke …Keep reading …