IMSA adjusts Detroit date

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has made some slight changes to the schedule once again.

This time around it’s the Detroit date being pushed back one week, so the race will be run on 12 June.

The change happens as a reaction to the Le Mans being moved to August, making it possible for IMSA to run the same weekend as the NTT IndyCar Series.

That brings a positive effect, that the GTLM category can participate in the race too. The race won’t count towards their championship, since they already have a full schedule. But this race means a lot for Corvette Racing, since General Motors have their head quarters in Detroit, so they will be able to race in front of all the big bosses and employees.

Detroit 2019
Photo Courtesy of IMSA / Scott R LePage

The GTLM field is usually forced to miss the weekend, since they are all in France at that point of the year.

While GTLM is added to the weekend, the LMP2 category has been removed from the entry. They will get another race weekend added to their schedule – but that date hasn’t been announced yet.

Other than GTLM, there will be cars from DPi and the GT3 category GTD running that weekend.

The Detroit race has been run since 2007, with a break from 2009 to 2011, while the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2021 will be run on 16 May at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with DPi, LMP3 and  GTD running.

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