January 19, 2021

Tandy: Corvette “slightly more stable” than “edgy” Porsche

Tandy raced and won in Porsches from 2010 through 2020, and although he competed in the 919 Prototype fulltime in the WEC in 2017, and won Le Mans outright in 2015 – most of his time was spent in 911s in the GT classes.Driving the CORE autosport-run Porsche 911 RSRs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Tandy racked up 13 wins over seven years, including one Rolex 24 Hours at …Keep reading …

Mercedes driver Buhk joins Alegra Motorsports for Rolex 24

With title sponsor Nano Pro MT, the line-up will feature veteran Alegra drivers Daniel Morad, Michael De Quesada and Billy Johnson as well as works Mercedes driver and 2016 Blancpain GT Series champion, Buhk.The announcement marks a reunion for Morad and De Quesada, who drove with team owner Carlos De Quesada, Michael Christensen and Jesse Lazare en route to victory in the 2017 Rolex 24 …Keep reading …

Gavin, Bell to race Vasser Sullivan Lexus at Rolex 24

For Bell, it is a return to the team for whom he raced (and won) in 2020, but for Corvette Racing legend Gavin, it is a surprising breakaway from his GM roots.Bell will join Zach Veach and erstwhile fulltime teammate Frankie Montecalvo in the #12 Lexus RC F, while Gavin will team up with Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz in the #14 entry.This will mark the first season for the Jimmy …Keep reading …

Elliott aiming to “not mess up” Rolex 24 for co-drivers

Elliott will be sharing Action Express Racing’s #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R with three of the best IMSA Prototype drivers – Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Mike Conway – and the 2020 NASCAR champ is keeping his own ambitions modest.He told IMSA.com: “I think as you step into a situation like that, the biggest thing is just to not mess it up for them. That’s my mindset. I …Keep reading …

Barbosa gets full-season IMSA drive in LMP3 class

The Portuguese veteran, 45, will partner bronze-rated American Lance Willsey, who graduates to the series along with the team after racing in IMSA Prototype Challenge last year, at the wheel of a Ligier JS P320 for the six-round LMP3 schedule.They will be joined by sometime European Formula 3 driver Yann Clairay and reigning European Le Mans Series LMP3 champion Wayne Boyd for the Rolex …Keep reading …

Herta to race Turner Motorsport BMW M6 in Rolex 24

Herta has made a strong impression piloting the works BMW M8s in GT Le Mans, run by the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team.The Californian 20-year-old was part of the GTLM winning line-up at Daytona – his IMSA debut – in 2019, and in his five subsequent outings he scored three more top-fives. The last of these, the Sebring 12 Hours last November, should have actually been another win but …Keep reading …

Nunez lands LMP2 drive with new WIN Autosport team

WIN Autosport, formed by driver Steven Thomas, will enter a car driven by Thomas and Nunez for the full season. For the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds, the pair will be joined by Thomas Merrill, while the fourth driver for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona will be IMSA Prototype Challenge champion Matt Bell.Thomas, who earned the Bronze Cup in the Prototype Challenge in 2020, was accompanied …Keep reading …

Kubica, Habsburg join High Class for Rolex 24

Kubica and Habsburg will be joined in the Florida endurance classic by Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen, who will also be racing for the outfit in the FIA World Endurance Championship along with multiple Le Mans 24 Hours winner Jan Magnussen.This would mark Kubica’s first competitive outing in a prototype car, although the Polish driver has tested Ginetta and ByKolles LMP1 machinery in …Keep reading …

WeatherTech Racing moves to GTLM with Porsche, Proton

The #79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR will be driven by Cooper MacNeil, Richard Lietz, Kevin Estre and Gianmaria Bruni at the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. While MacNeil will then continue as one of the fulltime drivers, it’s not yet announced who his partner(s) will be over the remainder of the season.For Christian Ried’s Proton Competition squad, it marks the first move …Keep reading …

Can-Am footage shows McLaren’s racing soul

Motorsport.tv subscribers can watch the full episode here and it’s well worth checking out because it’s about one of the greatest race teams in history.Bruce McLaren was a very good Formula 1 driver and an excellent Can-Am driver, at a time when a contender who possessed a broad range of engineering smarts and great feedback could take his car to the next level of …Keep reading …