August 5, 2021

Hildebrand, Yount to race NTe Audi in IMSA Road America round

Hildebrand, Yount, Andrew Davis and Alan Metni was the combo who raced the #42 Audi R8 in the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, but for the Six Hours of the Glen, Yount was joined by established and underrated GTD driver Markus Palttala and rising star Jaden Conwright. This trio finished fourth.Now team owner Paul Mata has brought back Hildebrand to accompany Yount for the eighth of 12 …Keep reading …

Vasser-Sullivan considering “all options” to escape IndyCar slump

Last week Dale Coyne told Motorsport.com, “So long as they continue to be in IndyCar, I think ‘Sulli’ and Jimmy will remain partners with us. They’re not going to go out on their own, and I don’t think other teams can give them what we give them.”However, Sullivan has painted a different picture of VSR’s short-term future, saying that he and Vasser are considering alternative …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Ferrari hopes to race hypercar in IMSA following WEC convergence

The Italian manufacturer has admitted that IMSA is on the radar for its first factory prototype programme in 50 years after the final strand in the process of rules convergence between LMH and the LMP2-based LMDh formula was put in place earlier this month.Antonello Coletta, who is heading up the LMH project at Ferrari in his capacity as boss of the Attivita Sportive GT department, described …Keep reading …

Lime Rock IMSA: Corvette, Aston Martin win shortened race

GT Le MansThe Corvette C8.Rs of Jordan Taylor and Tommy Milner held their 1-2 grid positions at the start of the race, with Cooper MacNeil running 3.5sec adrift in the WeatherTech Racing Proton Porsche. However, after half an hour, the two Corvettes were 2.5sec apart and the 911 RSR was a further 20sec adrift.MacNeil handed off to Mathieu Jaminet on Lap 41, while Milner and Taylor stayed …Keep reading …

Lime Rock IMSA: Corvette and Aston Martin take poles

Seven minutes into the GTLM/ GTD Pro segment of the session, while holding an impressive second place and splitting the two Corvettes, Cooper MacNeil dumped his Porsche 911 RSR off course at Turn 3. While he got the car going again without assistance, he caused a red flag, which meant he lost his two fastest laps, so will start tomorrow behind the two C8.Rs.Jordan Taylor set a 49.958sec before …Keep reading …

Lime Rock IMSA: Milner, Robichon lead interrupted second practice

After 15 minutes, practice was red flagged for severe weather – although a hard rain was falling, the actual problem was lightning in the area which obliged teams to abandon pitlane, and spectators to leave grandstands.Action resumed some 43mins later on a rain-soaked but rapidly-drying track, with no time added to the session and around 15mins to go. Initially the competitors went out on …Keep reading …

Lime Rock IMSA: Garcia’s Corvette, Perera’s Lamborghini lead FP1

The Northeast Grand Prix sees IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship return to the 1.5-mile track in Connecticut for the first time since 2019 (due to COVID cancelation in 2020) and is therefore the first outing on the track for the Corvette C8.R that was introduced last year.But that didn’t stop Garcia and Nick Tandy, from registering a Corvette Racing 1-2, over 0.3sec clear of their only …Keep reading …

Lime Rock star Long optimistic of rebooting title quest

An unfortunately timed caution period in the Six Hours of The Glen and a collision in which he was blameless, at Mid-Ohio, have seen Long slip to fifth in the GTD IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points standings, although fourth, second and eighth at Daytona, the three longest events held so far have put him atop the Michelin Endurance Cup table.However, ahead of the fifth round of the …Keep reading …

Milner, Tandy hope for change of luck at “intense” Lime Rock

Although the #4 car won the qualifying race at Daytona and the non-championship duel with its sister car in Belle Isle, Detroit, Tandy and Milner have yet to capitalize on the pace they’ve shown in points scoring rounds.While teammates Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor have won the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the Six Hours at The Glen and the 2hr40min race at Watkins Glen, the #4 car’s best …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

WEC’s Le Mans Hypercars allowed to compete in IMSA from 2023

WEC promoter the Automobile Club de l’Ouest and IMSA have issued simultaneous statements announcing that they have agreed the final strand in the process of convergence between the two series that began with the announcement of the LMP2-based LMDh class in January 2020.LMDh was announced on the eve of last year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona as a category for both IMSA and the WEC.But it was left …Keep reading …