June 5, 2020

Porsche to quit IMSA GTLM class after 2020

The German manufacturer, which has been a mainstay of the factory-based GT class since the championship’s inception in 2014, cited the impact of the coronavirus crisis as the key reason for its withdrawal.”The decision to halt our factory involvement in the IMSA series was not an easy one for us,” said  Porsche Motorsport vice president Fritz Enzinger. “With a view to the current corporate …Keep reading …

Super GT to hold most races at one of three tracks

Toyota-owned Fuji, as well as Suzuka and Motegi, which are both owned by Honda subsidiary Mobilityland, will now all hold multiple rounds this season, with Okayama, Sugo, Autopolis and Sepang dropping off the schedule altogether.Okayama had been planning to maintain its status as the opening round of the year when series organiser GTA revealed its previous draft calendar in early April at the …Keep reading …

IMSA working with Homeland Security on overseas racing personnel

IMSA’s flagship WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is scheduled to restart on July 4 at Daytona following a lengthy hiatus since the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.Speaking to Motorsport.com in the latest episode of our #ThinkingForward series, Doonan says he’s been hugely encouraged by NASCAR’s smooth transition to restart its series with health screening and social …Keep reading …

Why the DTM won’t be rescued by Japanese manufacturers

There is no doubt that the DTM is in the middle of its biggest crisis since the series was reborn in 2000. The R-Motorsport Aston Martin outfit announced in January that it would leave the DTM with immediate effect, while Audi revealed in April that it will bring an end to its two decade-long programme in the series after 2020.This has left the DTM with only a single manufacturer in BMW, and …Keep reading …

NASCAR restart has given IMSA real confidence – Doonan

For the latest in the #ThinkingForward series we spoke to John Doonan, president of IMSA, which is part of the NASCAR family, about the confidence the restart has given to the racing community, the possibility of fans on site watching races in a “Drive-In” arrangement and also about the excitement of manufacturers for the new LMDh rules convergence between Le Mans and IMSA.What’s the …Keep reading …

NASCAR restart has given the sport real confidence, says IMSA boss

For the latest in the #ThinkingForward series we spoke to John Doonan, president of IMSA, which is part of the NASCAR family, about the confidence the restart has given to the racing community, the possibility of fans on site watching races in a “Drive-In” arrangement and also about the excitement of manufacturers for the new LMDh rules convergence between Le Mans and IMSA.What’s the …Keep reading …

Shelby Foundation auction to benefit first responders’ children

Funds raised from auctioning several pieces of “Ford v Ferrari” memorabilia autographed by Hollywood legends Christian Bale and Matt Damon, as well as others, will benefitting the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The money will be used for grants that help first responders experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.Neil …Keep reading …