August 5, 2020

IMSA adds new Daytona, Sebring events to 2020 schedule

IMSA issues revised 2020 schedule The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will resume with two behind-closed-door races at Daytona and Sebring in July. IMSA will operate the pair of spectator-free races on July 4 and July 18 respectively using the same protocols in place for the events run by NASCAR at Darlington this weekend and Charlotte next week. What is being billed …Keep reading …

IMSA issues revised 2020 schedule

IMSA issues revised 2020 schedule The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will resume with two behind-closed-door races at Daytona and Sebring in July. IMSA will operate the pair of spectator-free races on July 4 and July 18 respectively using the same protocols in place for the events run by NASCAR at Darlington this weekend and Charlotte next week. What is being billed …Keep reading …

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Lotterer, Jani interested in Porsche LMDh drives

Announced back in January during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend, LMDh will replace DPi as the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s top class in 2022, and will also be eligible to race alongside Le Mans Hypercars (LMH) in the FIA World Endurance Championship.More details on the regulations were finally revealed last week, while on Monday it was confirmed the LMH rules would be modified …Keep reading …

GT World Challenge Europe issues revised schedule

The German fixture, which maintains its September 6 date, has been extended in duration and joins the already-rescheduled Paul Ricard 1000km six-hour race in November on what is now an eight-weekend calendar. GTWCE organiser the Stephane Ratel Organisation has reduced the number of events from 10 to eight in light of the compacted season resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, while keeping the …Keep reading …

TOM’S stalwart Sekiya departs team after 37 years

Sekiya, 70, first joined TOM’S back in 1983 and embarked on a decade-long stint driving Group C machinery for the team including seven Le Mans starts starting in 1985.His best finishes came in 1992, when he, Pierre-Henri Raphanel and Kenny Acheson finished second at the wheel of a Toyota TS010, while the following year he, Eddie Irvine and Toshio Suzuki finished fourth.After a year away …Keep reading …

Employment status among auto lending hurdles during COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak dealt a major blow to large auto lenders’ first-quarter earnings as banks deferred auto loan payments and shifted resources to shield themselves from future losses. As lenders tighten credit access to mitigate the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic on their auto portfolios, finance-and-insurance managers are working overtime to get these customers approved for loans. The swift descent from one of the longest economic expansions in history to an economy now burdened with the highest unemployment rate since…