May 30, 2020

Shelby Foundation auction to benefit first responders’ children

Funds raised from auctioning several pieces of “Ford v Ferrari” memorabilia autographed by Hollywood legends Christian Bale and Matt Damon, as well as others, will benefitting the First Responders Children’s Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The money will be used for grants that help first responders experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic.Neil …Keep reading …

Pagenaud, Montoya lead Team Penske virtual Le Mans line-up

Following the postponement of the real-life endurance race to September 19-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual rFactor 2 race will take place on the original June 13-14 date organised by the World Endurance Championship, Le Mans organiser the ACO and Motorsport Games.The race will mark reigning Indy 500 winner Pagenaud’s first major sim racing appearance since the controversial …Keep reading …

DragonSpeed reveals revised plans for IndyCar, IMSA, ELMS

Julian’s team impressed and won the hearts of NTT IndyCar Series fans last year after its early forays in U.S. open-wheel, the highlight of which was comfortably qualifying for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500.An expanded schedule of six races for 2020 was promised, but inevitably this has taken a huge knock due to the coronavirus pandemic lacerating and jumbling the …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 …

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 / WEC

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 …

Gallery: Corvette’s 20-year history at Le Mans

Corvette’s exit follows Porsche’s decision to withdraw its two CORE autosport-run IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entries from the event.The two announcements leave just seven cars in the GTE Pro field, with two factory cars each from Ferrari, Porsche (Manthey-run WEC squad) and Aston Martin joined by Risi Competizione’s Ferrari.Read Also:Corvette’s 20th Le Mans …Keep reading …

Corvette withdraws from 2020 Le Mans 24 Hours

A statement from Jim Campbell, VP of motorsports and performance, said that “several factors played into our decision, including current conditions and the rescheduled timing”.He added the decision to end an unbroken run of participations for the Corvette Racing squad at Le Mans, which this year has been moved to Sept. 19-20, stretching back to 2000 “was not an easy one”.The move comes …Keep reading …

LM Hypercar rules amended to converge with new LMDh regs

Maximum power output and minimum car weight for LMH machinery has been reduced to the same levels as LMDh prototypes, while the aerodynamic performance has also been equated. The move is designed to ensure that the two types of car have similar performance characteristics, as well as reducing costs in LMH. The maximum powertrain output has been brought down from 585kW or 785bhp to 500kW or …Keep reading …

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 …