May 14, 2021

Askew joins Andretti Autosport’s LMP3 team for Mid-Ohio

Jarett Andretti will pilot the #36 Gallant Ligier JS P 320 in IMSA’s main championship for the remainder of 2021 and for next week’s third round at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course, he will be joined by Askew.Askew won the 2019 Indy Lights championship driving for Andretti Autosport, graduated to IndyCar with the Arrow McLaren SP team – for whom he scored a podium finish at Iowa – and …Keep reading …

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport

The Canadian star won races in Formula BMW, Formula Atlantic, GP3, Formula 3, A1GP, Formula 2 and won the Formula Renault 3.5 Series which earned him a Formula 1 testing role. However, without the necessary funding to become an F1 test driver, Wickens stepped off the open-wheel ladder to spend six seasons in the DTM series (where he scored six wins) before joining the IndyCar Series for …Keep reading …

Wickens back in racecar, drives BHA Hyundai at Mid-Ohio

Wickens was a rising star in the IndyCar Series when his 2018 rookie season was cut short by a horrifying crash at Pocono Raceway that left him with a thoracic spinal fracture, a fractured neck, tibia and fibula fractures to both legs, fractures in both hands, a fractured right forearm, fractured elbow, a concussion and four fractured ribs. And that wasn’t the worst to it. For while those …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Porsche, Penske unite to run new LMDh prototype in WEC, IMSA

The American multi-discipline operation will renew its partnership with the German manufacturer to run a pair of LMP2-based LMDh contenders in both series under the Porsche Penske Motorsport banner.Penske and Porsche previously enjoyed success together in North American sportscar racing: they won the Can-Am title in 1972 and ’73 with the 917, and then claimed a hat-trick of American Le Mans …Keep reading …

Corvette star Gavin to retire from racing after Spa WEC

The 48-year-old Briton has announced that his outing with the Corvette Racing squad alongside Antonio Garcia in a GTE Pro class Chevrolet Corvette C8.R will be his last as a professional driver. The decision to hang up his helmet follows Gavin stepping down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up at the end of last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign. He …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Audi to offer LMDh to customer WEC and IMSA teams in ’23

Audi exited the World Endurance Championship at the end of the 2016 season, concluding its 17-year involvement in Le Mans prototype racing with a tally of 13 wins in the 24 Hours – putting it behind only Porsche in the all-time stakes.Now both Audi and sister brand Porsche, which also departed the WEC after the 2017 season, are preparing for a comeback in the LMDh category for LMP2-based …Keep reading …

Watkins Glen gains extra IMSA race, Canadian round canceled

The series will stay on at the Glen after the Sahlen’s Six Hours race on June 27, to run a 2hr40min event on Friday, July 2.The WeatherTech 240 at The Glen will start shortly after 6 p.m. ET that Friday evening with TV coverage airing on NBCSN on Saturday, July 3 at 8pm. ET.The two-hour, 40-minute race will feature all five WeatherTech Championship classes (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM and …Keep reading …

IMSA rejoins IndyCar for Detroit GP weekend

Although the NTT IndyCar Series has long been scheduled to run its double-header on June 12-13 – a week later than is traditional, in order to give the teams a weekend’s rest after the Indianapolis 500 and to get on NBC – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship had to remain on the first weekend in order to allow various teams and drivers to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le …Keep reading …

Rahal “can’t blame anybody” for BMW clash with Corvette

Following a restart, De Phillippi’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan-run BMW M8 homed in on the tail of the #3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia. Down toward Turn 7 with fewer than 10mins on the clock, De Phillippi spied a gap down the inside, but appeared to arrive in it slightly too late. Garcia turned in and the pair made heavy contact which spun the Corvette which sustained suspension damage and a flat …Keep reading …

Pfaff helps Porsche to 100 wins in Twelve Hours of Sebring

The GT Daytona-class victory by Laurens Vanthoor, Zacharie Robichon and Lars Kern was of course not the only Porsche victory in Saturday’s event, the second round of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The lone WeatherTech Racing Proton Competition-run Porsche 911 RSR beat the Corvette C8.Rs of Corvette Racing and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan-run BMW M8s.However, the 911 RSR …Keep reading …