September 30, 2020

Acura, MSR will support IMSA teams running NSXs in 2021

Although it was announced today that Meyer Shank Racing will return to the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s Prototype class, joining Wayne Taylor Racing in running the Acura ARX-05s, lessons learned over four seasons running the NSX in the GT Daytona class will be passed on to new customers.Klaus said: “Regarding the NSX GT3 Evo and continuing in GTD, we strongly support all our customers …Keep reading …

Acura has “desire” to move forward into IMSA’s LMDh era

An “intention to go forward” into the LMDh hybrid formula, which is planned to come on stream during 2022 but enforced in 2023, was outlined by the Honda brand on the announcement that Wayne Taylor Racing and Meyer Shank Racing will run its existing ARX-05 Daytona Prototype internationals next year. “We are not confirming an LMDh program today, though clearly that is our desire together,” …Keep reading …

The “black gold” behind an all-female Nurburgring 24 Hours team

With all the demands the circuit puts on a driver, trusting they have the tyres beneath them to get them round the track is essential. And, like all endurance racing, optimum tyre temperature, pressure and use is key to a strong result.Laura Kraihamer has already experienced success at the circuit. Last year she ran in Giti Tire’s all-female team, alongside Carrie Schreiner and Celia Martin …Keep reading …

Acura prototypes to be run by Taylor, Shank in 2021

 Photo by: AcuraThe ARX-05s, which have scored six wins in the hands of Acura Team Penske since their debut in the 2018 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, swept last year’s Manufacturers’, Teams’ and Drivers’ championships.The move signals an end to Wayne Taylor Racing’s 10-year association with General Motors, with which it has won three of the last four Rolex 24s, and …Keep reading …

BMW wants larger GTLM field to commit to IMSA

In June, it was announced that Porsche will be withdrawing its CORE autosport-run factory operation from IMSA’s GTLM division, potentially leaving just Corvette’s pair of C8.Rs and BMW’s two Rahal Letterman Lanigan-operated M8 GTEs in 2021.While there was some speculation that GTLM could be merged with the GT3-based GT Daytona division, IMSA confirmed in its State of the Sport address this …Keep reading …

Porsche pulls out of Mid-Ohio IMSA round

The decision follows the Weissach marque withdrawing the works drivers that raced at Le Mans 24 Hours from this weekend’s Nurburgring 24 Hours in the wake of a series of positive COVID-19 tests during routine checks.Of Porsche’s four IMSA GTLM drivers, three – Nick Tandy, Frederic Makowiecki and Laurens Vanthoor – were present at Le Mans, and their last-minute withdrawal makes it …Keep reading …

Porsche pulls N24 drivers, Manthey squad over COVID fears

The German manufacturer took the decision in the wake of positive tests being returned during routine checks in the wake of last weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours, where Manthey ran the two factory Porsche 911 RSR-19s in the GTE Pro class.Read Also:Porsche puzzled by lack of pace in troubled Le Mans run A statement released late on Monday evening by Manthey stated that …Keep reading …