September 30, 2020

IndyCar racer Pigot joins PR1/Mathiasen for Sebring

Pigot, who is contesting a limited IndyCar program this year for new squad Citrone/Buhl Autosport, will share PR1/Mathiasen’s Oreca 07 with the team’s newly-signed full-season driver Patrick Kelly in the 2 hour, 40 minute Sebring race.The 26-year-old is deputizing for the absent Simon Trummer, who is unable to travel to the US and is instead taking part in this weekend’s European Le Mans …Keep reading …

AVS thrilled by Lexus dominance, Bell relives plane drama

Bell had been fulfilling his NBC IndyCar commentator role alongside Leigh Diffey and Paul Tracy, but then had to fly with Jimmy Vasser – co-owner of Santino Ferrucci’s Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan IndyCar entry – down to Daytona, to race for the AIM Vasser-Sullivan Lexus team in the IMSA WeatherTech Series Championship’s GT Daytona class.Bell tweeted out an onboard pic from …Keep reading …

Porsche content with points lead after defeat by Corvette

After being passed by the Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, the #912 Porsche 911 RSR remained in lockstep with the American car over the final half hour of last Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech 240, and Bamber even drew to within one second in the final 10 laps.However, when Garcia set the class’s fastest lap of the race just before the end of the 2hr40min event, Porsche’s …Keep reading …

Acura, Cadillac drivers admit Mazda out of reach at Daytona

Mazda’s pair of RT24-Ps dominated the delayed second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship season, as Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito led home a one-two for the Japanese manufacturer ahead of teammates Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez.Read Also:Tincknell “fairly relaxed” in Mazda’s fourth win from seven racesAcura Team Penske had grabbed pole …Keep reading …

Tincknell “fairly relaxed” in Mazda’s fourth win from seven races

Last July, Bomarito, Tincknell and Olivier Pla scored the breakthrough IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win for Mazda’s prototype program and this was swiftly followed by triumphs for their teammates Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and then again for the #55 at Road America.Yesterday’s victory at Daytona, which was only the second round of IMSA’s …Keep reading …

Corvette Racing’s 100 North American wins

• Corvette drivers celebrate 100th IMSA win• IMSA WeatherTech 240 Daytona reportThe Chevrolet Corvette C5-R earned 32 wins on North American soil for Corvette Racing. This is the 2001 Petit Le Mans triumph at Road Atlanta.Photo by: Richard SloopThe Corvette C6.R scored 51 wins. Here are Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen on their way to victory at Long Beach in …Keep reading …

Corvette drivers celebrate “special” 100th IMSA win

Garcia and Taylor took the new-for-2020 C8.R to victory lane in just its second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Daytona International Speedway, more than five months on from its race debut back in January’s Rolex 24 at the same track.Both Corvettes struggled on a wet track early on but moved back to the front of the GT Le Mans field as conditions improved before Taylor pitted …Keep reading …

Daytona IMSA: Bomarito, Tincknell lead Mazda 1-2

PrototypePolesitter Helio Castroneves had no issues holding off Jarvis’s Mazda at the start, with Juan Pablo Montoya driving the second Acura around the outside of Bomarito’s Mazda at the horseshoe corner to grab third. However, Bomarito took just two laps to return the favor. Chris Miller led his JDC-Miller teammate Joao Barbosa and Gabby Chaves in the Action Express Racing …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Bomarito, Tincknell lead Mazda 1-2

PrototypePolesitter Helio Castroneves had no issues holding off Jarvis’s Mazda at the start, with Juan Pablo Montoya driving the second Acura around the outside of Bomarito’s Mazda at the horseshoe corner to grab third. However, Bomarito took just two laps to return the favor. Chris Miller led his JDC-Miller teammate Joao Barbosa and Gabby Chaves in the Action Express Racing …Keep reading …

IMSA Daytona: Castroneves’ Acura beats Mazdas to pole

A mere 0.142sec covered the top four cars, and Castroneves put just 0.032sec between himself and the best of the Mazda RT24-Ps driven by Oliver Jarvis, with Jonathan Bomarito’s Mazda a further 0.032sec behind, and 0.078sec ahead of defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion Juan Pablo Montoya.Despite getting little practice this morning due to a flat tire for Renger Van der Zande at …Keep reading …