October 1, 2020

Corvette drivers celebrate “special” 100th IMSA win

Garcia and Taylor took the new-for-2020 C8.R to victory lane in just its second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Daytona International Speedway, more than five months on from its race debut back in January’s Rolex 24 at the same track.Both Corvettes struggled on a wet track early on but moved back to the front of the GT Le Mans field as conditions improved before Taylor pitted …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Bomarito, Tincknell lead Mazda 1-2

PrototypePolesitter Helio Castroneves had no issues holding off Jarvis’s Mazda at the start, with Juan Pablo Montoya driving the second Acura around the outside of Bomarito’s Mazda at the horseshoe corner to grab third. However, Bomarito took just two laps to return the favor. Chris Miller led his JDC-Miller teammate Joao Barbosa and Gabby Chaves in the Action Express Racing …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Bomarito, Tincknell lead Mazda 1-2

PrototypePolesitter Helio Castroneves had no issues holding off Jarvis’s Mazda at the start, with Juan Pablo Montoya driving the second Acura around the outside of Bomarito’s Mazda at the horseshoe corner to grab third. However, Bomarito took just two laps to return the favor. Chris Miller led his JDC-Miller teammate Joao Barbosa and Gabby Chaves in the Action Express Racing …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Castroneves’ Acura beats Mazdas to pole

A mere 0.142sec covered the top four cars, and Castroneves put just 0.032sec between himself and the best of the Mazda RT24-Ps driven by Oliver Jarvis, with Jonathan Bomarito’s Mazda a further 0.032sec behind, and 0.078sec ahead of defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion Juan Pablo Montoya.Despite getting little practice this morning due to a flat tire for Renger Van der Zande at …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Castroneves’ Acura beats Mazdas to pole

A mere 0.142sec covered the top four cars, and Castroneves put just 0.032sec between himself and the best of the Mazda RT24-Ps driven by Oliver Jarvis, with Jonathan Bomarito’s Mazda a further 0.032sec behind, and 0.078sec ahead of defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion Juan Pablo Montoya.Despite getting little practice this morning due to a flat tire for Renger Van der Zande at …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Mazda’s Jarvis tops second practice

The second round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a 2hour40min event, is likely to see one of the turbocharged cars – a Mazda RT24-P or an Acura ARX-05 – start from pole, as these four seem to have a very clear margin over the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.And Jarvis, the Rolex 24 Hour pole-winner, appears to be favorite of all, lapping the course this morning in 1min34.398sec …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Mazda’s Jarvis tops second practice

The second round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a 2hour40min event, is likely to see one of the turbocharged cars – a Mazda RT24-P or an Acura ARX-05 – start from pole, as these four seem to have a very clear margin over the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.And Jarvis, the Rolex 24 Hour pole-winner, appears to be favorite of all, lapping the course this morning in 1min34.398sec …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Montoya tops first practice for Acura Penske

First practice for tomorrow’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona was held in the early evening, and defending Prototype champion Montoya used his 19th and final lap to shade the Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Pipo Derani by a mere 0.016sec.Derani, who will be sharing his Caddy with Gabby Chaves tomorrow following Felipe Nasr’s positive Covid-19 test, was just 0.037sec faster than Harry …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Montoya tops first practice for Acura Penske

First practice for tomorrow’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona was held in the early evening, and defending Prototype champion Montoya used his 19th and final lap to shade the Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Pipo Derani by a mere 0.016sec.Derani, who will be sharing his Caddy with Gabby Chaves tomorrow following Felipe Nasr’s positive Covid-19 test, was just 0.037sec faster than Harry …Keep reading …

Montoya wary of tire life, optimistic of pace in Daytona heat

Montoya and Dane Cameron won the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last year, and started off this season with fourth place in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, before the Covid-19 pandemic put the season on pause.Today IMSA restarts at the same venue with opening practice for tomorrow’s 2hr40min race, the WeatherTech 240. But it’s the first summertime sprint race at Daytona since …Keep reading …