Huge 61 car field at Daytona

A huge total of 61 cars has entered this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will run on 29-30 January 2022. The field consists of 7 DPi cars, with Cadillac and two Acura cars, with top drivers in all cars. There have often been one more cars with some iffy drivers in them, but that doesn’t appear so in 2022. Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing has two cars entered with numbers #01 and #02, while JDC Miller Motorsports Cadillac #5, Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Acura #10, Whelen Engineering Cadillac #31,…

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Hardpoint with two old and two new drivers

Hardpoint will run two well-known faces and two brand new faces to the team, when the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts at  Daytona International Speedway in two weeks time. Rob Ferriol and Katherine Legge will be sharing Porsche 911 GT3 R #99 for the full 2022 season, just like they ended up doing for most of the 2021 season. They will have Stefan Wilson as the third driver at the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in the season. Wilson is the younger brother of Justin Wilson, and has been…

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Return of six RLL drivers

BMW Team RLL has announced the drivers for the 2022 edition of the 24 hours race in Daytona. Six of the 2021 drivers has been called back once again, but there is a shakeup in the pairings. The team ran in the four 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races which counted towards the Michelin Endurance Cup. That was in the now-defunct GTLM category with their BMW M8 GTE model. The brand new BMW M4 GT3 model is the weapon of choice in the brand new GTD Pro category. Car #24…

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Extra WeatherTech car in Daytona

One turns into two, turns into three Weathertech cars for the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2022, later this month. WeatherTech Racing already has a Porsche and Mercedes entered in the GTD Pro category under their own name, and now a title sponsorship on another Mercedes-AMG GT3. The team name will be WeatherTech, with Mercedes of Billings (Montana), and Proton Competition will also run this car, but with the Billings car dealer having the chance of being mentioned for the race. Dirk Müller, Patrick Assenheimer and Austin Cindric will be the three…

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Plenty of GTD news

It’s easy to spot, that the opening round of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is getting closer. The number of announcements from especially the GTD categories, have been ticking into all the mailboxes for the past hours and a few days, so we have decided to collect them all in one big story. KCMG KCMG will make their Rolex 24 at Daytona debut. The team is based in Hong Kong, and therefore started out racing in Asia. They went to race in the LMP2 category, and won both the…

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CGR ready with the final drivers

Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing has announced their plans prior to the 2022 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais will be sharing Cadillac DPi-V.R #01 for the full 2022 season. They will get extra help for the 24 hours by no other than Scott Dixon and Alex Palou, with a total of seven Indycar titles, on top of the four Champcar titles by Bourdais. That makes van der Zande the “weak link” with “only” race wins, but not US titles on his CV so…

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Tower runs IMSA again

Tower Motorsport will once again run in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2022 season. Team boss John Farano will return behind the wheel, but has swapped all his teammates for the ORECA 07 Gibson, just as he has changed the team running the car. Capone Motorsports has taken over from Starworks Motorsports, who has run the car until now. Louis Deletraz will be the full-season driver alongside Farano throughout the 2022 season. Deletraz is the defending ELMS LMP2 Champion with Team WRT, and has LMP1 experience as well…

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Gradient back in MEC

Gradient Racing will take another season with the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD category. Mario Farnbacher and Till Bechtolsheimer will be joined by Kyffin Simpson for all four races, while Marc Miller will help out at the Rolex 24 at Daytona as the fourth driver. Simpson has raced single-seaters until now, but will try out sportscar racing now, where it’s an advantage to find a young driver, with a low driver ranking, but still incredibly fast. Farnbacher has long experience with the Acura…

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From Lambo to BMW for PMR

There will be some changes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022 for the Paul Miller Racing outfit, with a move from Lamborghini to BMW. Paul Miller Racing has pretty much synonymous with the Italian brand, with 6 seasons of history including championships and loads of wins. But the team has bought a brand new BMW M4 GT3. Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow continue as pairing in the GTD category. The two has had a fantastic collaboration, and has completed all but two races, while 44% of the races have…

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WeatherTech Racing with two cars at Daytona

WeatherTech Racing is aiming big at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2022. The team will run two cars at the opening round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022, and will be going with two different cars. They raced in the GTLM category in 2021, claiming two wins, despite Cooper MacNeil being Silver ranked driver only, against all the Platinum drivers at Corvette Racing. While the team ran two Porsche 911 RSR GTLM/GTE cars at the 2021 season finale at Petit Le Mans, they will go with two…

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AF Corse with a single car at Daytona

AF Corse will run a single car at the 24 hours race at Daytona International Speedway 2022. The team was also entered in 2021, with Nicklas Nielsen and Simon Mann returning to the team. They will have Toni Vilander and Luis Perez-Companc as teammates this year. Nielsen is worked driver at Ferrari, and is one of the most successful drivers at the Italian brand, throughout the past few seasons. Nielsen came to the team in 2019, and has since then won the ELMS GTE title in 2019, and the FIA…

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Ally Racing with all-star line-up

Ally Racing will return for their second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The team will once again run a Cadillac DPi-V.R, with a mix of Action Express Racing and Hendrick Motorsports personnel. The biggest name of them all will once again be Jimmie Johnson, who will be joined by crew chief Chad Knaus for another season – just like they did for so many championship-winning years in NASCAR. Kamui Kobayashi will also return to the team. The Toyota Gazoo Racing driver also raced for the team in 2021, and was…

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Performance Tech announces Rolex24 plans

Performance Tech Motorsports has announced their plans for the 2022 edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which hosts the 2022 season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team will enter the LMP3 category with a Ligier JSP320 Nissan, which they ran in 2021 as well. Dan Goldburg will run for the team once again, just like he did throughout most of the 2021 season. He will be joined by LMP3 expert Garett Grist. Grist has done several seasons in both the European Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series…

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PR1 with both old and new – updated

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports will have something old and something new for 2022, in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Championship winning LMP2 team from both the season-long LMP2 Championship, and the Michelin Endurance Cup, which consists of the endurance rounds only, are trying to reclaim the 2022 IMEC title with the exact same team. Ben Keating, Scott Huffaker and Mikkel Jensen will do the four endurance rounds, which are Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The trio will be joined at Daytona only by Nicolas Lapierre – just…

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Pfaff Motorsports moves to GTD Pro

Pfaff Motorsports will take a step up the ladder in the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Canadian team has raced in the GTD category for several years, but will be trying out a new category, which also consists of GT3 cars. They won the GTD category in 2021 with Zacherie Robichon and Laurens Vanthoor behind the wheel. The difference between GTD and GTD Pro is only the free choice of drivers in the cars. So Porsche has naturally put two of their fastest drivers in the Porsche 911 GT3.R.…

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Cameron and Nasr new Porsche drivers

Porsche has secured two new drivers for their upcoming LMDh programme in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The German car manufacturer has signed Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr, who will be developing the new car. The LMDh concept is built on an LMP2 car, with the various car manufacturers being allowed to put in their own engine, and develop a special aero kit for the cars. The LMDh cars will run a standard Hybrid system across all cars, bringing the power up to a…

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G-Drive going big for Daytona

G-Drive Racing by Algarve Pro Racing will be going big at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2022. The team plans to use the 60th edition of the race as a warm-up for their 2022 season in the FIA World Endurance Championship, where the team is rumoured to run two cars – one under their own name, and as a service provider for another team Car #68 at Daytona will be piloted by Rene Rast, Francois Heriau, Ed Jones, and Oliver Rasmussen. Rast is three times DTM Champion, and…

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Mustang Sampling hires Westbrook

Richard Westbrook is back in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Brit will be racing the upcoming season for JDC-Miller Motorsports in the Mustang Sampling Cadillac #5 in the DPi category. He will be sharing the car with Tristan Vautier for the full 2022 season. They will be joined by Loic Duval at the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds. Duval was a full-season driver throughout the 2021 season, but his Peugeot Sport FIA WEC contract prevents a full IMSA season. Ben Keating will join the trio at Daytona. The American…

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Small changes at WTR

There will only be minor changes at Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022. The team finished second in the standings in 2021 with Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque, and they will both continue their full-season campaign. On top of finishing second in the overall DPi championship, there was a Michelin Endurance Cup title for the team, for being the best team at the four endurance rounds of the series. Taylor and Albuquerque were joined by Alexander Rossi for those. Rossi will be on the team…

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Corvette with an extra car at Daytona

Corvette Racing will enter an additional car at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2022. The team previously announced just a single C8.R entry to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, but has doubled that to two at the opening race of the GTD Pro category. Car #4 will be driven by Tommy Milner and Nicky Tandy, with Marco Sørensen being the new addition to the team. The Dane has previously raced at Daytona in 2017 with Aston Martin. 31-year-old Sørensen has been connected to Aston Martin for many…

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