October 1, 2020
IMSA / WEC

Opinion: WEC should double down on its IMSA tie-up

Audi’s decision to leave the DTM at the end of this season should serve as a warning to any championship in motorsport relying on manufacturer involvement – and the WEC certainly falls into that category – that stagnation and failure to innovate, especially in a time of coronavirus-induced economic crisis, will ultimately result in disaster.The past few years, the WEC has had a tendency …Keep reading …

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ACO, IMSA reveal LMDh regulation details

The ACO, which promotes the Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship, and IMSA, which hosts the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, have been working on a joint set of prototype regulations to come into force from 2022 onwards.More details of the so-called LMDh class were supposed to be revealed at March’s ‘Super Sebring’ event, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent …Keep reading …

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McLaren says LMDh rules are “extremely appealing”

The new regulations, which will replace IMSA’s existing DPi regulations in 2022 and sit alongside the WEC’s Le Mans Hypercar (LMH) formula, were announced at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona by IMSA and WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.A follow-up announcement featuring more details of the rules was planned for the ‘Super Sebring’ weekend in March, but was delayed owing to the global …Keep reading …

Super GT, DTM unlikely to hold 2020 Dream Race

The inaugural standalone event for DTM cars and SUPER GT’s GT500 machines, both of which are built to Class One regulations, took place last November at Fuji Speedway, three weeks after the conclusion of the SUPER GT season.Seven DTM cars, four from Audi and three from BMW, made the trip for the Fuji event, which followed on from three SUPER GT cars (one from each manufacturer) appearing as …Keep reading …

Spa 24 Hours pushed back to October

The new date for the Belgian enduro, which is also part of the Intercontinental GT Challenge, is October 24/25. Originally scheduled in its traditional slot on the last weekend of July, the double-points Endurance Cup round of the GTWCE was postponed earlier this month after the Belgian government announced an extension of its ban on large social gatherings until August 31.A statement …Keep reading …