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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has a special position on the world motorsport stage this coming weekend with the added race for the FIA World Endurance Championship on Friday afternoon. While the Australian Grand Prix may have top billing around the world motorsport stage, Sebring will have more action than any other track in the world with not only the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Friday but the Michelin Pilot Challenge also has a two hour race on Friday. But enough aboutRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A wet and wild Sunday led to the first rain-shortened Rolex 24 At Daytona in the 57-event history of the prestigious enduro on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. As one would have expected in the days of practice and qualifying preceding the drop of the green flag on Saturday afternoon, the outcome would be unpredictable. The conditions magnified that fact, but in the end, the four class winners were clearly deserving. Here are our five takeaways from a Rolex 24Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, FL– Ahead of the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona, it’s time to make some random predictions about the twice around the clock classic. DPi/overall winner: No. 7 Acura Team Penske DPi. The combination of Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Alexander Rossi is very hard to beat and if the Mazdas falter, they will be right there to pick up the pieces. DPi dark horse candidate: No. 77 Mazda Team Joest DPi. The Mazdas have been very fast but their reliability has been in question.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the GT classes have very few changes compared to their prototype counterparts. Michelin is the sole tire supplier in the WeatherTech Championship and while this doesn’t change anything in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, the GT Daytona (GTD) class is changing after being on Continental since the sports car racing merger of 2014. GTLM cars are based on the GTE platform that runs in the FIA World Endurance Championship andRead More
By IMSA Wire Service – Speeds continued to climb on the second day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona under Chamber of Commerce weather conditions in front of a huge crowd at Daytona International Speedway. Jonathan Bomarito ended Saturday atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship time charts by the slimmest of margins, posting a best lap of 1 minute, 34.533 seconds in the No. 55 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P Daytona Prototype international (DPi). Bomarito’s time, which came under the bright lights of the 3.56-mile circuit Saturday night,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was one of the most anticipated seasons yet, with legendary sports car teams and big-name drivers joining the fray to take on many of the world’s best, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an unpredictable season, with longtime, established teams duking it out for the championship in all three WeatherTech Championship classes. None of the championships were decided until the final minutes of last Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Let’s take a quick,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – It wasn’t exactly how the team drew it up, but Corvette Racing won its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class championship Saturday in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 10-hour race was won in class by the No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR and co-drivers Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki, but it was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, joined at Road Atlanta byRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – All but one Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup titles now have been clinched in a dramatic, 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans as darkness falls on Road Atlanta. The No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT team wrapped up the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Patrón Endurance Cup team title, while its full-season co-drivers, Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller clinched the drivers’ title when points were awarded at the eight-hour interval. In the GT Daytona (GTD) class, the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG Team RileyRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – On a picture-perfect fall day in front of a huge crowd at Road Atlanta, five IMSA championships already have been clinched in the first four hours of the Motul Petit Le Mans, the 2018 season finale for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi and co-drivers Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr secured Action Express Racing’s fifth consecutive Patrón Endurance Cup when Nasr was scored as the race leader atRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the season finale for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – this is the first in a series in which the primary championship contenders in each of the three classes are compared. Today, we’ll take a look at the Chevrolet vs. Ford battle for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship: No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen Engine: 5.5-liter normally aspirated V8 (front engine) Points: 299 – 1stRead More