June 15, 2021

IMSA reveals GTD Pro class regulations for 2022

GTD Pro will run alongside the current GTD class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Series, but with the Pro-category FIA GT3-spec cars geared toward factory-supported teams and drivers.One of the most significant moves is that all cars from both classes will use the same Michelin S9M tire, as currently used in GTD – unlike GTLM where manufacturers run tailored tires. A statement read that “IMSA …Keep reading …

Special edition Corvette Stingray commemorates IMSA glory

Last year, Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia scored five wins and three second places in the #3 Corvette C8.R on their way to the IMSA GTLM drivers’ championship, with Tommy Milner and the now-retired Oliver Gavin taking a further victory to finish the season in third.Between them these two entries captured the Manufacturers’ crown for Corvette – the marque’s …Keep reading …

Racing Team Nederland: “No decision on IMSA future”

RTN, the team built around Jumbo supermarket CEO Frits van Eerd, is a regular on the European racing scene and stepped up to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018, van Eerd taking a first win in Fuji in 2019 alongside Giedo van der Garde and Nyck de Vries.The Dutch outfit, which enters a TDS Racing-run Oreca 07-Gibson, has also competed in the Le Mans 24 Hours for the past four …Keep reading …

Marco Andretti to make IMSA debut with family team

The duo will compete in the LMP3 class, sharing a Ligier JS P320 run by family team Andretti Autosport with Oliver Askew for the third leg of the Michelin Endurance Cup on June 27.It follows Andretti’s exit from full-time IndyCar competition at the end of last year, and his appearance in last month’s Indianapolis 500, his only planned outing of 2021 in the series in which he has spent most of …Keep reading …

IndyCar and IMSA Chevrolet Detroit GP – weekend schedule

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will welcome fans in its grandstands and attendees at the Belle Isle event will also be able to access the Fifth Third Bank Paddock free of charge.Read Also:Frye: IndyCar’s blue-flag procedure “being looked at”Johansson “not overly concerned” by Rosenqvist’s struggles IndyCar’s 2.4-liter hybrids to start …Keep reading …

IndyCar and IMSA paddocks to reopen to Detroit fans

The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will welcome fans in its grandstands and attendees at the Belle Isle event will also be able to access the Fifth Third Bank Paddock free of charge.Grand Prix organizers announced last week that several thousand more reserved grandstand tickets will be available to fans at this year’s event. Tickets are now available for online …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Duval set to miss Portimao WEC due to IMSA clash

The 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours winner, who drives for the Realteam Racing squad in the LMP2 class of the WEC, was absent from an entry list revealed this week for the eight-hour Portimao round on June 13.This falls on the same weekend as the Detroit IMSA race, which Duval will contest with the JDC-Miller MotorSports squad in a Cadillac DPi-V.R alongside Tristan Vautier. The pair sit third in the …Keep reading …

IMSA / WEC

Porsche, Audi partner with Multimatic for LMDh chassis

As part of the new LMDh ruleset that will replace the existing DPi regulations in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and run alongside Le Mans Hypercars in the FIA World Endurance Championship, manufacturers are given the option of partnering with one of the four approved LMP2 chassis manufacturers: Oreca, Multimatic, Dallara and Ligier.Porsche, which announced earlier this month that …Keep reading …

Nasr says AXR’s fuel-saving strategy was “too extreme”

Nasr and his teammate in the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing-branded Cadillac DPi-V.R, Pipo Derani, were narrowly beaten in a tense fuel-save battle by WTR Acura duo Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque.Read Also:IMSA Mid-Ohio: WTR Acura wins fuel-save nail-biterThe Brazilian driver gained the advantage when he pitted immediately before the caution period that followed Pat …Keep reading …

IMSA Mid-Ohio: WTR Acura holds on to win fuel-save nail-biter

DPiPolesitter Harry Tincknell immediately sprinted into the lead in the Mazda RT24-P and by Lap 8 he had pulled more than 5sec ahead of Filipe Albuquerque in the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05. Three seconds further back was Action Express Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R piloted by Pipo Derani, Dane Cameron in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura and Tristan Vautier in the JDC-Miller Motorsports Caddy …Keep reading …