April 22, 2021

Watkins Glen gains extra IMSA race, Canadian round canceled

The series will stay on at the Glen after the Sahlen’s Six Hours race on June 27, to run a 2hr40min event on Friday, July 2.The WeatherTech 240 at The Glen will start shortly after 6 p.m. ET that Friday evening with TV coverage airing on NBCSN on Saturday, July 3 at 8pm. ET.The two-hour, 40-minute race will feature all five WeatherTech Championship classes (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTLM and …Keep reading …

IMSA rejoins IndyCar for Detroit GP weekend

Although the NTT IndyCar Series has long been scheduled to run its double-header on June 12-13 – a week later than is traditional, in order to give the teams a weekend’s rest after the Indianapolis 500 and to get on NBC – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship had to remain on the first weekend in order to allow various teams and drivers to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le …Keep reading …

Rahal “can’t blame anybody” for BMW clash with Corvette

Following a restart, De Phillippi’s Rahal Letterman Lanigan-run BMW M8 homed in on the tail of the #3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia. Down toward Turn 7 with fewer than 10mins on the clock, De Phillippi spied a gap down the inside, but appeared to arrive in it slightly too late. Garcia turned in and the pair made heavy contact which spun the Corvette which sustained suspension damage and a flat …Keep reading …

Pfaff helps Porsche to 100 wins in Twelve Hours of Sebring

The GT Daytona-class victory by Laurens Vanthoor, Zacharie Robichon and Lars Kern was of course not the only Porsche victory in Saturday’s event, the second round of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The lone WeatherTech Racing Proton Competition-run Porsche 911 RSR beat the Corvette C8.Rs of Corvette Racing and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan-run BMW M8s.However, the 911 RSR …Keep reading …

Damaged WTR Acura ‘couldn’t fight with fair tools’

WTR came to Sebring hoping to follow up on its Rolex 24 at Daytona win, which marked the first outing for the team’s new Acura ARX-05, but had to be content with fourth in the final reckoning.The car shared by Albuquerque, Ricky Taylor and endurance ‘extra’ Alexander Rossi was in the hunt for victory for much of the race before suffering a setback in the ninth hour, as Albuquerque hit the GT …Keep reading …

Action Express “dug our own hole” at Sebring, admits Nasr

From pole position, the #31 Whelen Engineering-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R was classified sixth and 57 laps down on the winning JDC-Miller Cadillac as the team retired the car in the penultimate hour with a gearbox problem.The ultimately terminal issue followed two earlier on-track incidents that had left the car shared by Nasr, Derani and Mike Conway trailing by three laps after 10 …Keep reading …

Jaminet on Corvette/BMW clash: “I could see it coming”

Jaminet was the main beneficiary when the Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia and the BMW M8 GTE of Connor de Phillippi came to blows following the eighth and final restart of the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.De Phillippi, who had previously passed Jaminet’s Proton Competition-run WeatherTech Porsche 911 RSR-19, caught up with Garcia and tried to force the …Keep reading …

Bourdais reveals late scare on way to Sebring victory

JDC-Miller came through for what had seemed an unlikely victory in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, having spent most of the race a lap down as a result of various incidents.But, having clawed its way back to the lead lap by the end of Hour 10, the Mustang Sampling-sponsored #5 Cadillac DPi-V.R was promoted into the lead with a little over an hour to run …Keep reading …

Sebring 12H: Bourdais, Duval, Vautier win in JDC-Miller Cadillac

During the sixth caution for Timothe Buret’s huge shunt, the DPis all pitted, and the restart saw the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 of Filipe Albuquerque ahead of the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Scott Dixon, Olivier Pla in the Meyer Shank Racing Acura ahead of the erstwhile leading Mazda, now driven by Oliver Jarvis.At the drop of the green, Dixon immediately surged …Keep reading …

Sebring 12H Hour 9: Mazda locked in battle with Ganassi Cadillac

PROTOTYPESThe field started the eighth hour with a reset due to the fourth caution of the day, a very quick pitstop allowing the Mazda RT24-P of defending Sebring winner Jonathan Bomarito into the lead ahead of Renger van der Zande in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R and Ricky Taylor’s Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05.Behind this trio was the Meyer Shank Racing Acura of Dane …Keep reading …