Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing expands

Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing expands their programme for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. They will run two Cadillac DPi-V.R cars in the DPi category, as preparation for 2023, with new LMDh cars coming from the American car manufacturer. There will be changes to what is known as the #01 line-up this year. Kevin Magnussen won’t be racing for the team, since his Peugeot contract in the FIA World Endurance Championship has first priority. His teammate, Renger van der Zande will continue racing for the team. French driver Sebastien…

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Cadillac confirms LMDh programme

Cadillac has finally confirmed the long-awaited LMDh programme, which has been rumoured for a long time. The American car giant will once again work together with Dallara, who has built their current DPi car, to create the future prototype, that will compete in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The car manufacturer has teamed up with two teams, to run the cars. Action Express Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing will be the official part teams, for the…

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ACO reveals future plans

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed their future plans regarding the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series. The cars will race on brand new, 100% renewable fuel from TotalEnergies. The French company has been the sole supplier to the series since 2018, where they took over from Shell. The fuel will contain waste products from wine production in France, and is expected to reduce the CO2 emission from the race cars by 62%. The next big step is 2023,…

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Several changes to Le Mans entry list

There have been several late changes to the entry list for the 24 Hours Of Le Mans, just two days prior to the official test day. The innovative car Team SRT41 #84 has seen Francois Heriau swapped out for Matthieu Lahaye. Heriau and Lahaye are usually teammates at Ultimate in the European Le Mans Series, but the plan was for Heriau to be lent out to Team SRT41 #84 for the 24-hour race. Unfortunately, he has injured himself, so it will be Lahaye who joins Takuma Aoki and Nigel Bailly…

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GTD Pro and GTD rules announced

On top of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022 schedule announcement, there was an announcement regarding the GTD Pro and GTD rules for next year as well. As was announced at the Daytona 24 Hours in January, there will be no more GTLM after this season, but it’s being replaced by GTD Pro, which is GT3 cars just like the regular GTD cars. The plans back then were to separate the two categories in one way or another, with either BOP or other ties, but those things have been ditched…

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IMSA with consistency in 2022 schedule

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has announced their race schedule for 2022. It’s a calendar without any surprises, and will all the regular tracks, that has been on the schedule for the last few years. The season starts at Daytona with the 24 hours race, before heading to Sebring for the 12 hours race, as one of the big highlights. Long Beach is back with its traditional April race, before WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca adds another race on the west coast. The teams will hurry to Mid-Ohio and Detroit, prior…

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IMSA, ACO and FIA with future agreement

Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have agreed on the new LMH, LMDh and LMP2 rules for the future years in sportscar racing. The three parties have been working towards this collaboration for a long time, with the announcement happening at Daytona 2020, where the new LMDh regulations were announced too. It was already announced back then, that the LMDh models would be welcome in the FIA World Endurance Championship, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while the…

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BMW confirms IMSA LMDh programme

BMW Motorsport has confirmed, that they will enter a new LMDh car in 2023. The German brand, however, has only confirmed their participation in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship so far. The North American market has a very special motorsport interest, since they have participated in the American Le Mans Series and IMSA, without competing in the European version, such as the European Le Mans Series or FIA World Endurance Championship. The exception was 2010-11 and 2018-19, where Rahal Letterman Lanigan was first to take the trip with their E92…

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Porsche and Audi choose Multimatic

Porsche Motorsport and Audi Sport have announced, that they will collaborate with Multimatic in their upcoming LMDh programme. It’s been rumoured for a long time, that the Canadian chassis manufacturer would be the choice for the two German brands, but it hasn’t been official until now. Multimatic has been providing dampers for Porsche for many years, so this is a natural collaboration. There is a further connection between Multimatic and Porsche in the USA, with Multimatic works driver Sebastian Priaulx competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America. When Audi…

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26 cars on the entry list for Mid-Ohio

Round 3 of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have 26 cars entered, when the series goes to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The DPi category has 6 cars entered, which are all the full-season entries. Cadillac is half the field, with Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing #01, Mustang Sampling #5, and Whelen Engineering #31 running for the American brand. Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing #10 and Meyer Shank Racing #60 will represent Acura with one car each. Mazda Motorsports #55 will run their sole Mazda entry for this year as…

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Team Penske gets new Porsche deal

Porsche has got more details set, regarding their future in sportscar racing. The German brand has signed a new deal with Team Penske, who will run the LMDh programme in both IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The collaboration will be named Porsche Penske Motorsport, and will two cars in both series. If that means four cars at Le Mans, time will tell. Team Penske was previously a part of Porsche from 2006 to 2008, where they ran the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 programme in the…

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Audi reveals a few more LMDh details

Audi Sport has revealed a few more details about their upcoming LMDh programme. The German brand has confirmed, that the car will be ready for competition at Daytona 2023, but expects to have a car ready in early 2022, so they can start testing. The LMDh category is built on the new LMP2 cars, with different car manufacturers being allowed to put their own engine and bodywork on, so there will be certain styling cues to their road cars. Just like the Hypercar category, the car will be homologated for…

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IMSA double at Watkins Glen

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will double their Watkins Glen races for 2021. The series once again had to cancel their race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, to avoid in and outbound travel to Canada due to the COVID-19 situation. They have decided to make the decision already, so the teams won’t have to worry about quarantine rules or such, which potentially could make travel difficult. The replacement will be a double at Watkins Glen near New York for two weeks in a row. Watkins Glen missed out on a…

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Reserve list for LM24 2021 revealed

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the reserve list for the 2021 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. There are a total of four teams on that list. The first one is AF Corse with an extra Ferrari 488 GTE Evo for the GTE Am category. The car is already fully crewed by Christophe Ulrich, Simon Mann and Sergei Sirotkin, with car number 62. The second reserve is an extra Algarve Pro Racing car for the LMP2 category. Mark Patterson and Naveen Rao are the named drivers for…

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Iron Dames with significant changes

The Iron Dames programme will have quite a different look, compared to what was previously announced for the 2021 season. The outfit, which is a part of the Iron Lynx team, did reveal their driver line-up just over a month ago, but has opted to shake things up a bit shortly before the season start. The original plan was to have the previous ELMS driving team of Michelle Gatting, Rahel Frey and Manuela Gostner move up to FIA World Endurance Championship for the 2021 season, but that is going to…

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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…

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Points standings post Sebring

The points standings after Round 2 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2021 at Sebring International Raceway has a slightly different look, than what it initially looked like, when the cars roared past the chequered flag. The results were affected in no less than two categories with demotions. Ally Racing Cadillac #48 was sent to the back of the results in DPi, due to Simon Pagenaud being 50 seconds too long in the car, within a period of 6 hours. The rules state that you can’t be in the car…

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Corvette opens the door to the world

Corvette Racing has slightly opened its doors to the rest of the world. The American sportscar team has been an (almost) ever present at the 24 Hours of Le Mans since Year 2000, but had to miss out on the 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 situation. The team has confirmed today that they will enter the 6 Hours of Spa Francorchamps on 1 May, with Antonio Garcia and Oliver Gavin behind the wheel. They should have raced at Portimao in Portugal early April, but that race was pushed back…

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36 cars entered at Sebring

There will be 36 cars on the grid for round 2 of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring International Raceway. The DPi category will have the same seven cars entered, like the opening round at Daytona. That four times Cadillac from Mustang Sampling #5, Whelen Engineering #31, Ally Racing #48 and Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing #01. Acura has two cars entered, split into the Championship leading team Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing #10 with Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Alexander Rossi, and the Meyer Shank Racing #60 outfit.…

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Le Mans 2021 entry list revealed

Automobile Club de l’Ouest has revealed the entry list for the 89th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which will run on 21-22 August 2021. The list is once again 62 cars, with exactly half the field being LMP cars, and the other half being GTE cars. The Hypercar category has no surprises. There are the five cars, which have entered the FIA World Endurance Championship, with two cars from Toyota Gazoo Racing, two from Glickenhaus Racing, and a single from Alpine Elf Matmut. The LMP2 category is…

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