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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Lexus confirms GTD Pro team

Vasser Sullivan has confirmed an entry into the brand new GTD Pro category in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022 with a Lexus. The team has been active with Lexus since 2019, where they have raced with two cars in the GTD category. The new GTD Pro category is a replacement for the GTLM category, with the teams being able to choose whatever level of drivers that they want. Car #14 will move into the new category. Jack Hawksworth will run another season for the team, while Ben Barnicoat is…

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Scherer new driver at HCR

Fabio Scherer will be the new third driver at High Class Racing in 2022. The 22-year-old Swiss driver will race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2022 in LMP2, alongside Dennis Andersen and Anders Fjordbach. Scherer made his LMP2 debut in 2021, where he was hired by United Autosports, for an FIA World Endurance Championship programme. The season ended with a victory in Bahrain. He has moved very swiftly through the ranks in motorsport. He raced in 2016 in German and Italian Formula 4, followed up by another season in…

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Magnus Racing changes to Aston Martin – updated

Magnus Racing will once again change its car brand for the 2022 season. The American sportscar team will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, but that will be onboard an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GTD category. There is no news regarding the drivers yet, but team owner John Potter will most likely bring Andy Lally along for another year. They have been teammates throughout most of the team’s history, since starting in 2010 in Grand-Am with a Porsche. They continued into the IMSA series, running…

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Racing Team Nederland goes to USA

Racing Team Nederland are travelling to the USA The Dutch team will compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022, where they once again will race the yellow and black colours on the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car. The team won the LMP2 Pro/Am title in the FIA World Endurance Championship 2021 with team owner Frits van Eerd. Unfortunately, both Giedo van der Garde and Job van Uitert missed out on the title, since each had to miss out a round due to a positive COVID-19 test. The collaboration…

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Owen back at UA

Will Owen is back at United Autosports, once the 2022 season gets going. Owen has previously raced for the English-American team in the European Le Mans Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He took a year out of motorsport in 2021, but has gotten the hunger back for racing. United Autosports has chosen him as the Silver ranked driver for the FIA World Endurance Championship alongside Phil Hanson and Filipe Albuquerque, as well as the Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside Jim McGuire, Phil Hanson and Guy Smith. He…

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