New job for Job van Uitert

Job van Uitert has found a new job for the 2020 season, where he once again will be in the sportscar world. The young Dutchman will be racing for United Autosports #32 with Alex Brundle and Will Owen in the European Le Mans Series, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, if the car will get an entry. After doing single-seaters in lower categories, he ended up at a bit of a blind alley, moving on to sportscars in 2018. He raced for RLR MSport in the LMP3 category in…

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New qualifying rules at Le Mans

There will be new qualifying rules implemented, when the 24 Hours of Le Mans runs in June 2020. There are significant changes to the Wednesday and Thursday in race week, to add even more excitement, but with added practice time for the teams. Two practice sessions will be held on Wednesday. The first one will run from 15.30 until 20.00, with another hour from 22-23. All sixty-two cars will be on track from 23.15 until 24.00, where they are allowed to do as many laps as they wish, and do…

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Sebring adjusts schedule

There are some small adjustments to the schedule at the Super Sebring week in March 2020. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will once again share the track with the FIA World Endurance Championship. The two races will continue to be 12 hours and 1000 Miles or max 8 Hours respectively. The Wednesday will be an all FIA WEC and support races, with practice sessions for the various series. The IMSA cars will be on track on Thursday, with the FIA WEC qualifying later in the day. Friday morning holds separate…

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BMW confirms IMSA drivers

BMW Team RLL has confirmed the 8 drivers, who are going to race for them in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The majority of the drivers are well-known faces, but Bruno Spengler will be the new full-season driver in #25, saying goodbye to DTM after 15 seasons for BMW and Mercedes. Spengler will share BMW M8 GTE #25 with Connor De Phillippi throughout the season, with added help from Philipp Eng and Colton Herta i #25 during the Daytona 24 Hours. John Edwards and Jesse Krohn will continue working…

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Nielsen and Serra new works drivers

Nicklas Nielsen and Daniel Serra are the new works drivers at Ferrari in their GT Programme. Their official title will be Competizioni GT drivers, with the pair having to travel all the world, and represent the Ferrari brand, when there are GT races around the world. Serra has raced on-off for Ferrari for the last few years. One of his tasks has been helping as a third driver at FIA WEC at AF Corse at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He won the race this year with James Calado…

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JDC-Miller announces second car

JDC-Miller Motorsports has announced the drivers for their second car for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener 2020. Matheus Leist will share the car with¬† Juan Piedrahita and Chris Miller at the Daytona 24 Hours in January. Leist and Piedrahita will also share the car at the Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit Le Mans 10 Hours. Piedrahita hopes to do more races in the Cadillac DPi-V.R #85 car. Leist has most recently been racing in the NTT IndyCar Series for A. J. Foyt Enterprises, but…

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Risi ready for Daytona

Risi Competizione will enter the Daytona 24 Hours race in January 2020. The half Italian, half American team from Houston, Texas only did three races in 2019. They started out at Daytona 24 Hours in January, where they finished a very close second. Next start was the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where they finished outside the top-10 in the GTE Pro category, after being hit by quite a few technical issues – perhaps, if only they had done a few more races… They closed off 2019 by winning Petit…

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Vote for WRT design for Daytona

WRT Speedstar Audi Sport has announced that they will once again run at the Daytona 24 Hours in January 2020. The Belgian team has made a deal with Audi Canada, for them to run the car, and bring three European drivers, with a single Canadian driver added in. The double defending winner and new Audi works driver, Italian Mirko Bortolotti will be joined by his likewise double defending co-winner, Swiss driver Rolf Ineichen. They have been racing Lamborghinis for years, but will now try their luck in an Audi. Audi…

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Grasser to defend victories

Grasser Racing Team will be aiming at doing a hattrick in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener in 2020. The Lamborghini team with the lime green Huracan GT3 Evo cars has won the Daytona 24 Hours in both 2018 and 2019, but it will be a completely different line-up in 2020 compared to January 2019. Franck Perera, Richard Heistand, Steijn Schothorst and Albert Costa Balboa will be the four drivers, who have been called up for Daytona, but the team has also confirmed participating in the three other Michelin…

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Goodyear to be exclusive in LMP2

Goodyear will be sole tire supplier for the LMP2 cars in the European Le Mans Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship. The decision is part of the introduction of the new Hypercar category, where Michlin is the sole supplier. The LMP2 cars will be slowed a bit, since Hypercar is planned to run a bit slower than the current LMP1 cars. There is a currently a tire war in LMP2 between Michelin and Goodyear, making the cars go faster and faster each season. But by limiting it to a…

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Jones and Scherer to DTM

WRT Team Audi Sport has announced their two drivers for DTM 2020. Ed Jones and Fabio Scherer will be the two drivers for the Audi RS5 DTM cars. Jones has raced in NTT IndyCar Series for the previous seasons, following the same path as Pietro Fittipaldi, who did the same in 2019. Jones is born in Dubai, but by British parents, and has lived in the USA for the last few years. He did some years for smaller teams, where he did quite well and got awarded with a seat…

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WEC 2020/21 schedule finalized

The FIA World Endurance Championship schedule for 2020/21 has been announced. The 8-race schedule consists of a lot of returnees, as well as two brand new tracks for the FIA WEC. The season starts on 31 August and 1 September at Silverstone, with a two-day test. That’s on Monday and Tuesday, with the first race of the year to follow, later in the week. One month later, we will visit the first new track – Monza, Italy. Monza was hosting the FIA WEC Prologue 2017, and has been hosting a…

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Pfaff with rapid line-up

Pfaff Motorsports will bring one of the most rapid line-ups in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The Canadian team, which made its debut in the big IMSA series in 2019, were already challenging the big teams in 2019, and they really want better than in 2020. The team will run a Porsche 911 GT3 R, with the very best from the Porsche world – who isn’t already racing in GTLM or GTE Pro. Zacharie Robichon will once again be the central figure behind the wheel. He finished 3rd in…

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ELMS rules 2020 announced

European Le Mans Series has announced the regulations for the 2020 season. There are no massive changes to the race weekends, but a few adjustments here and there, closing some loopholes and questionable points, which has arisen during 2019. There will be some slight adjustments to the driving times, so you might be allowed or have to drive further, depending on your driver ranking. The new driving times look like this: They will tighten up the pitstop rules, so you can’t pit during the first three laps of Safety Car.…

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GEAR Racing Grasser with full driver roster

GEAR Racing Grasser has signed all drivers for the Daytona 24 Hours. Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge were announced for the Lamborghini team, with the final two drivers for the endurance race being confirmed now. Ana Beatriz and Tatiana Calderon will make it an all-female car, just like last year at Heinricher Racing, where Nielsen, Legge and Beatriz shared the car at the longer races. Calderon ran in Formula 2 this year for BWT Arden but wasn’t too successful at that. She raced in GP3, Formula 3 and Formula Renault…

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Heinricher Racing ready for 2020

Heinricher Racing will enter the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team will change its character from being an all-female team, to act as the second part of Meyer Shank Racing with all-male drivers, just like #86 was it 2019. Meyer Shank Racing will continue to run the effort in 2020. There will be some well known faces in #57. Alvaro Parente has previously raced in #86 together with Katherine Legge, and will now return to the IMSA series, where he will be joined by Misha Goikhberg. This will be…

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Daly new ECR driver

Conor Daly will be racing for Ed Carpenter Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series 2020. He will be doing the 12 rounds on road- and street courses, plus the Indianapolis 500, where he will pilot the team’s third entry. He will have to hand over the regular car to team owner Ed Carpenter on the ovals, who loves doing oval races, but doesn’t fancy the twisty tracks and therefore hires another driver for those. Daly will bring his U.S. Air Force deal with him, which he debuted at Indy 500…

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Conway to help Action Express again

Mike Conway will once again help out at Action Express in the Daytona 24 Hours. The Englishman has raced for Action Express since 2017 – but not in 2019 where he had VISA issues – jumping between Mustang Sampling #5 and Whelen Engineering #31. #5 is no longer part of Action Express, so he will be in #31 alongside Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Filipe Albuquerque. This is the only IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race confirmed for Conway. He will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship programme for Toyota…

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Starworks back in LMP2

Starworks Motorsport returns to the LMP2 category in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The team from Deerfield Beach, Florida will enter a brand new ORECA 07 Gibson, with the 4 Michelin Endurance Cup races plus the Daytona 24 Hours confirmed so far. They do hope to find the budget for the three sprint races on the LMP2 calendar too, so they can do the full LMP2 season in IMSA. The team will run under the Tower Motorsport by Starworks banner, with John Farano and his company being a part…

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Wright Motorsports returns to IMSA

Wright Motorsports returns to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2020. The North American Porsche team returns to the GTD category with a Porsche 911 GT3 R. Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick will share the car for the full season, but they will need at least one more driver at the endurance rounds, counting towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, with the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit Le Mans 10 Hours on the schedule. Wright Motorsports raced in the big IMSA series in 2018,…

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