July 10, 2020

IMSA Daytona: Mazda’s Jarvis tops second practice

The second round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a 2hour40min event, is likely to see one of the turbocharged cars – a Mazda RT24-P or an Acura ARX-05 – start from pole, as these four seem to have a very clear margin over the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.And Jarvis, the Rolex 24 Hour pole-winner, appears to be favorite of all, lapping the course this morning in 1min34.398sec …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Mazda’s Jarvis tops second practice

The second round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a 2hour40min event, is likely to see one of the turbocharged cars – a Mazda RT24-P or an Acura ARX-05 – start from pole, as these four seem to have a very clear margin over the Cadillac DPi-V.Rs.And Jarvis, the Rolex 24 Hour pole-winner, appears to be favorite of all, lapping the course this morning in 1min34.398sec …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Montoya tops first practice for Acura Penske

First practice for tomorrow’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona was held in the early evening, and defending Prototype champion Montoya used his 19th and final lap to shade the Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Pipo Derani by a mere 0.016sec.Derani, who will be sharing his Caddy with Gabby Chaves tomorrow following Felipe Nasr’s positive Covid-19 test, was just 0.037sec faster than Harry …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Montoya tops first practice for Acura Penske

First practice for tomorrow’s WeatherTech 240 at Daytona was held in the early evening, and defending Prototype champion Montoya used his 19th and final lap to shade the Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Pipo Derani by a mere 0.016sec.Derani, who will be sharing his Caddy with Gabby Chaves tomorrow following Felipe Nasr’s positive Covid-19 test, was just 0.037sec faster than Harry …Keep reading …

Montoya wary of tire life, optimistic of pace in Daytona heat

Montoya and Dane Cameron won the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last year, and started off this season with fourth place in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, before the Covid-19 pandemic put the season on pause.Today IMSA restarts at the same venue with opening practice for tomorrow’s 2hr40min race, the WeatherTech 240. But it’s the first summertime sprint race at Daytona since …Keep reading …

Nasr to miss Daytona race after positive COVID-19 test

Ex-Sauber Formula 1 racer Nasr was due to return to action this weekend for the first time since the IMSA season-opening Rolex 24 Hours in January, sharing driving duties in the Whelen Engineering-sponsored #31 AXR Cadillac DPi-V.R with compatriot Pipo Derani.However, ahead of Friday’s first practice session for the two-hour-40-minute, behind-closed-doors event, the WeatherTech 240, AXR issued …Keep reading …

Mazda’s IMSA title hopes influenced by BoP and schedule

The Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on the U.S. motorsport schedule saw both IMSA and IndyCar lose Long Beach and Detroit from their 2020 schedules. While that appears to be in favor of the Multimatic-run Mazda RT24-Ps, given Cadillac’s traditional preeminence on street courses, a point with which Bomarito agrees, his teammates Tincknell and Jarvis suggest that in fact the new order of the races …Keep reading …

Cadillac aces aim to retain marque’s Daytona glory run

Cadillac has won the last four Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Wayne Taylor Racing capturing the honors in 2017, ’19 and ’20, and Action Express Racing heading the field in ’18. However, following the mass disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the second 2020 round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sees the grid return to the 12-turn 3.56-mile track but for a 2hr40min race on …Keep reading …

Gavin: Le Mans was never detrimental to Corvette’s IMSA program

Corvette Racing announced last month that it would be pulling out of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back to Sept. 19-20. With the IMSA schedule being compressed by the USA’s Covid-19 restrictions, the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca round is due to fall just one week prior to Le Mans scrutineering while the Mid-Ohio race will be held …Keep reading …

IMSA announces date changes for WeatherTech Championship

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event, has been brought forward one month to be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6 and as usual it will feature all four championship classes.The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will remain in the Northeast through the following weekend, moving to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the 2hr 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix on Sept. 11-12.Then …Keep reading …