June 15, 2021

Spengler wins second IMSA Esports race

This one was considerably tougher, but Bruno Spengler and BMW remain undefeated in IMSA iRacing Pro Series competition.Driving the No. 7 BMW IMSA Team Red M8 GTE at the virtual WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Thursday night, Spengler claimed a 1.772-second victory over New Zealand’s Shane Van Gisbergen in the 90-minute race presented by Motul. Spengler’s triumph followed a …Keep reading …

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Spengler wants DTM farewell after abrupt BMW exit

BMW has moved Spengler from the DTM to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where he has been paired alongside Connor de Phillippi in a Team RLL-run M8 GTE in 2020.The news about his switch to IMSA was communicated in December, more than two months after the conclusion of the DTM season, which meant that Spengler wasn’t aware that the 2019 Hockenheim finale was going to be his last …Keep reading …

IndyCar stands by season-opening Detroit date – for now

Following IndyCar’s decision to reschedule the GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis for July 4, and the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500 for Aug. 23 that left the seventh and eighth rounds of the original 2020 schedule – the Detroit GP double-header – as the putative season-opener.It would also be the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, America’s premier …Keep reading …

Porsche will formally evaluate WEC/IMSA LMDh entry

Pascal Zurlinden, boss of factory motorsport at Porsche, has revealed that his organisation has been tasked with carrying out a study on new rules that will allow the same machinery to compete for outright victory in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.”Our board member Mr Michael Steiner [who is responsible for motorsport as research and …Keep reading …

IMSA reveals updates to its 2020 race schedule

The Acura Sports Car Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio, originally set for May 1-3, was officially postponed last Tuesday in response to eight-week guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, IMSA has now announced the event will be held on the weekend of Sept. 25-27.Following the ACO’s postponement of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to September 19-20, IMSA has elected to bring …Keep reading …

Mazda switches from Joest to Multimatic for remainder of 2020

Team Joest took over from SpeedSource in 2017 to run the Mazda Prototype project but under the terms of the agreement, the partnership was due to end following this year’s Sebring 12 Hours.With that race being postponed until November, the alliance is terminated at the end of this month, and Multimatic will take over the racing operations and racecar development.”Mazda is looking forward …Keep reading …

GP Long Beach confirmed canceled, ticket plan in place

As recently as yesterday, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of GPALB had been investigating all options for alternative calendar dates in 2020, trying to find a solution that worked for IndyCar, IMSA, the Long Beach Convention Center, and City of Long Beach officials. However, the currently unquantifiable nature of the COVID-19 spread has rendered insuperable the odds of coming to a …Keep reading …

IMSA aims to “conduct complete seasons” for all series

Last week, the Mobil 1 12 Hours in Sebring was postponed until November, where it will serve as the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s finale.This week, Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the GP Association of Long Beach has restated that he’s still working to find a new date for the IndyCar/IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach and Mid-Ohio has declared IMSA’s Acura Sports …Keep reading …

Mid-Ohio confirms its May IMSA round is postponed

The course in Lexington, OH, put out the following statement:”Following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance regarding limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course can confirm the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio will not take place as previously scheduled from May …Keep reading …

GP Association of Long Beach still trying to rescue 2020 event

The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach’s traditional April slot means it has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic that has led to America’s increasingly stringent regulations and advisements regarding crowd numbers. On Monday night, the Trump administration even advised citizens to not gather in groups of more than 10.IndyCar has canceled its first four races, while the IMSA WeatherTech …Keep reading …