Proton announces LMP2 team

Proton Competition has announced their LMP2 team for the upcoming European Le Mans Series season. Proton Competition is usually associated with GTE racing, but from 2023 onwards, they will be active in prototype racing too. It was announced a couple of months ago, that they have managed to secure one of the brand new Porsche 963 LMDh cars, which they will run in the FIA World Endurance Championship, with Gianmaria Bruni as the first announced driver. Bruni will also be part of the LMP2 outfit in ELMS, where he will…

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Very few spots left for Le Mans

Despite it still being more than a month until the closing date entry submissions, it’s already clear that there are only very few spots left for the 2023 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That is of course depending on all the new Hypercar competitors being ready to compete, when we get to June. But if we look at the entry list for the FIA World Endurance Championship, which was announced last week, as the basis, we might end up with less than a dozen of available spots,…

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Perrodo with strong teammates at Daytona

The defending FIA World Championship winner in LMP2 Pro/Aam, Francois Perrodo, will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2023 with three very strong teammates. Perrodo will bring his Championship winning teammate from the previous three seasons, Nicklas Nielsen, with him. Nielsen is a Ferrari works driver, and part of their new Hypercar programme in the FIA WEC. Nielsen got his Ferrari breakthrough in GT racing, but moved into LMP2 for 2022, as a warm-up for Hypercar. Matthieu Vaxiviere has previously raced together with Perrodo, when he did LMP2 back…

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Cadillac shows colors

Cadillac has shown the colours on their three brand new LMDh cars. All three cars will have their debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run at Daytona International Speedway on 28-29 January 2023, but with testing starting one weekend earlier at the very same track. Car #01 will be run by Chip Ganassi Racing, and will have Renger van der Zande and Sebastien Bourdais as the full-season drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. They will be assisted by Scott Dixon for the endurance races. Car…

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Magnus gets World Champion in the car at Daytona

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box has sorted out their four drivers for the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run in just over three weeks’ time. John Potter, Andy Lally and Spencer Pumpelly will be sharing the car at the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just like they did in 2022. The three regular drivers will be joined by a fourth in the Aston Martin Vantage GT3 for the 24 hours race at Daytona, who is no less than a World Champion. Nicki Thiim…

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RWR ready for IMSA 2023

Rick Ware Racing has announced their drivers for the upcoming 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The two full-season drivers will be Eric Lux and Pietro Fittipaldi, who will do all of the races with the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car #51. Lux has participated in the Daytona 24 hours race 12 times before, and is the defending winner of the race, having raced for DragonSpeed USA. This will be the first time that Fittipaldi will be racing at the event. Several members of his family have already won there,…

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12 drivers announced at Iron Lynx

Iron Lynx has announced their drivers for the 24 hours of Daytona. The Italian team has moved from the Italian Ferrari brand, to their fellow countrymen at Lamborghini. Car #19 will be shared by Claudio Schiavoni, Rolf Ineichen, Franck Perera and Raffaele Giammaria. Car #63 will have Romain Grosjean, Mirko Bortolotti, Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper sharing the Huracan GT3 EVO 2, while the Iron Dames #83 will consist of well-known Rahel Frey, Michelle Gatting, Doriane Pin and Sarah Bovy, who won the Spa 24 Hours in 2022. Iron Lynx…

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Gradient with two new drivers

Gradient Racing will enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023, with two new drivers to the team. Sheena Monk and Katherine Legge will be the two drivers, racing the white and green Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 in all the IMSA rounds in the GTD category. They will be joined at the opening round at Daytona by Mario Farnbacher and Marc Miller. This will be the first full season for Gradient Racing. They have slowly added more and more races to their programme, making the very grand step now. Monk…

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WTR and Andretti in new collaboration

Wayne Taylor Racing and Andretti Autosport have started a brand new collaboration in the sportscar world. The two teams will work together in the coming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship seasons, as well as in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, in which WTR has been active for several years. The team will run under the Wayne Taylor Racing with Andretti Autosport banner, regarding the Konica Minolta-sponsored Acura ARX-06 #10 LMDh car, while Harrison Contracting Company Acura NSX #93 will run in the GTD category at the 24 Hours of Daytona…

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Era Motorsport stays in IMSA

Era Motorsport will do another season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing. The team from Indianapolis will start their fourth season in LMP2 racing with a well-known full-season lineup. That will be Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel who will race the blue car #18 throughout the 7 race weekends. The season starts with the 24 hours race at Daytona International Speedway, and they have once again decided to call up Christian Rasmussen. The Dane made his debut for the team at the 2022 final at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta this…

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963’s drivers divided, new junior assigned

Porsche has held their Night of Champions celebrations, with their 2023 programmes being announced, and how the drivers are going to be divided between the cars. The very big programme for Porsche will be their new 963 LMDh car, which will run under the Porsche Penske Motorsport banner in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and the FIA World Endurance Championship. Car #6 in IMSA will have Mathieu Jaminet and Nick Tandy as the full-season drivers. They will be joined by Dane Cameron for the 24 hours race at Daytona.…

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Keating goes for MEC once again

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports will once again have Ben Keating behind the wheel at the four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin Endurance Cup rounds. The Texan racer is double defending MEC Championship in the LMP2 category, in addition to the overall LMP2 Championship in the 2021 season, and has chosen to combine these four IMSA rounds with his FIA WEC programme for Corvette Racing in GTE Am. He will however be teamed up with two brand-new teammates throughout the 2023 MEC season. Scott Huffaker and Mikkel Jensen have moved on to…

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Wright with a superteam for Daytona

Wright Motorsports shows up with what can be seen as a superteam for Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2023. The defending race winner comes with some of the strongest line-ups that can be found within the GT race. Ryan Hardwick, Jan Heylen, Zacherie Robichon and Dennis Olsen are the four chosen drivers for the opening race of the 2023 season. The only change is that Olsen will be replacing Richard Lietz. Hardwick, Heylen and Robichon will also share the brand new Porsche 911 GT3-R car in the 992 version…

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Heart of Racing Team returns with two cars

Heart of Racing Team returns to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023 with their two cars. Just as in 2022, they will start with two Aston Martin Vantage V8 GT3 in a full-season run. The defending GTD champions had made a few changes as Roman de Angelis swapped a former AMR works driver with another. Marco Sørensen will drive full-season in IMSA for the team. This is the first time for the defending FIA WEC GTE Am champion to drive a full IMSA season. He has participated in the 24-hour race…

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Crowdstrike Racing in IMSA

Crowdstrike Racing will enter the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2023. They have teamed up with Algarve Pro Racing, who will run the car at the four MEC races – the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring, 6 hours at Watkins Glen, and 10 hours at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. George Kurtz will be the centre of attention. He has raced in the LMP3 category for the past two years in IMSA with CORE autosport, but since they have shut down their…

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High Class back in IMSA

High Class Racing is ready for the second season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Danish LMP2 team has once again teamed up with Dennis Andersen as a full-season driver. The Dane has been racing their LMP2 cars since 2017, when the team first entered the European Le Mans Series. He has also been a part of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the team. They have also done a full FIA WEC season. He will be sharing the car with Ed Jones throughout the full 2023 season.…

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Inception Racing in full IMSA season

Inception Racing is ready for a full season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing in 2023. The British team has had starts in the American sportscar series before, but this will be the first time, that the McLaren team will do a full season. The season starts at Daytona with the 24 hours race, with Brendan Iribe, Ollie Millroy and Frederik Schandorff once again sharing the car. They will get some help from Marvin Kirchhöfer for that single race. Millroy will help out at the other three endurance rounds – Sebring,…

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Tower Motorsport signs top drivers

Tower Motorsport will run the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2023 with some very interesting names behind the wheel. Tower is John Farano, and he has previously had success in the European Le Mans Series, where he won the LMP3 title in 2018. He went on to race in LMP2 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2019. He won the LMP2 Championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022. He has managed to sign not only one but two Team Penske drivers. Scott McLaughlin and Josef Newgarden will be sharing the ORECA…

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Grosjean new Lambo driver

Romain Grosjean will return to the sportscar world this coming season, with the Swiss-French driver signing a contract with Lamborghini. The first task will be for Iron Lynx during the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2023, where he will be sharing a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO2 with Andrea Caldarelli and Mirko Bortolotti. There will be more races later in the year, but that will be announced in due course. Grosjean will continue to race in the NTT IndyCar Series with his programme at Andretti Autosport throughout 2023, so this…

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Pfaff with all-European line up

Pfaff Motorsports will enter the GTD Pro category in the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with an all-European line-up. The Canadian team has once again received Porsche drivers of the very best quality, just like they had in 2022, where Frenchman Mathieu Jaminet and Aussie racer Matt Campbell secured the GTD Pro title – following their GTD title won in 2021 by Belgian Laurens Vanthoor and Canadian Zacherie Robichon. The Porsche wending machine anno 2023 has chosen Frenchman Patrick Pilet and Austrian Klaus Bachler for the task, while Laurens Vanthoor will…

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