No changes at Acura Team Penske

There will be no changes at Acura Team Penske in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The championship winning DPi team from this season will once again field Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor in #7, with Alexander Rossi as an extra driver at the endurance rounds. The defending champions Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya in #6 will be joined by Simon Pagenaud, when the races last longer than the standard 2 hours and 40 minutes. The team is currently testing at Daytona International Speedway to prepare for the coming season,…

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MSR with power pairing

Meyer Shank Racing have announced their first driver pairing for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. And it’s quite a power pairing in the Acura NSX GT3 Evo #86. The newly crowned GTD champions will keep Mario Farnbacher onboard, while they have signed Matt McMurry as his new teammate. That will be the third season for Farnbacher at MSR, where he started out as an endurance driver, until he got a full season seat in 2019 – where he grabbed the title in his first go. McMurry won the LMP2…

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More Le Mans slots taken up

More and more slots for the 24 hours of Le Mans 2020 are taken up. A total of 43 entries have been handed out so far. But one thing is the amount of entries handed out – a completely different thing is the teams taking up their invitations. Because it is just invitations, and the entry fee still has to be paid. The 31 full season entrants from the FIA World Endurance Championship 2019/20 are all secured a ticket for the race, with it being the finale in the World…

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Action Express cuts down and shuffle line-up

Action Express Racing will only be entering a single car in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. The team has run the Mustang Sampling #5 and Whelen Engineering #31 colours for the last few seasons. Car #5 will no longer run, after Mustang Sampling has decided to end their sponsorship. Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were the two full-season drivers on the car in 2019. Albuquerque will move into the #31, where he will be the endurance driver, at the longer rounds, alongside Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani, who got…

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Confirmed: Magnussen ends Corvette career

After plenty of rumours for the last few weeks, we have gotten the confirmation now – Jan Magnussen ends his Corvette Racing career. The Dane has raced for the American team since 2004, where he was called up as the third driver in the endurance races. He won the GTS category at Le Mans straight away, followed by another two wins in 2005 and 2006. He won the GT1 category in 2009, for the final time so far, but was back on the podium in 2014 and 2017 again, at…

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Corvette reveals new race car

Corvette Racing has finally revealed their brand new race car. There have been talks about it for almost two years, and a lot of rumours and speculations have been floating around – Daytona 24 hours 2020 will be the race debut for the brand new C8.R GTLM racer. The car was first shown to the public yesterday evening American time, at a special event at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. Tommy Milner was the only current Corvette Racing driver present, so it was his #4 that was…

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Le Mans winners enter Petit Le Mans

The Petit Le Mans race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will get another car with an awesome set of drivers. Risi Competizione will finally return to the racing tracks, after only running at Daytona and Le Mans this year. The Ferrari 488 GTE car has been parked in the garage ever since. The American team with Italian roots have got a bit of a super team to race in the car, for the 10 hours race. It will be the 2019 Le Mans winning crew from GTE Pro – James…

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Juncos returns to IMSA

Juncos Racing finally returns to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, when Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is back in two weeks’ time. The team enters with a brand new Cadillac DPi-V.R, after their original car was totalled in a crash at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park back in July. Rene Binder and Will Owen will be joined by Spencer Pigot, who gets his debut in the Cadillac car. But he is far from being a rookie in the IMSA series. He raced for Mazda from 2016-2018 as the third driver,…

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Whelen Engineering ready for 2020

The 2019 season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship haven’t even finished yet, but the plans for 2020 are already slowly but surely being announced. Whelen Engineering has confirmed that they once again will sponsor the Action Express Cadillac #31, at Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr will continue to race for them. The sponsor with the red and white colours has been the naming sponsor on the car since 2015, but both drivers are relatively new in that comparison. Nasr started with the team in 2018, where he ended up…

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CORE saying goodbye to DPi

CORE autosport has two races left, before they are saying goodbye to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in DPi. Team owner Jon Bennett has chosen to retire from racing for now, and will shut down the DPi part of the team. The team also runs the GTLM programme as works team for Porsche, but they will keep that programme running. CORE autosport started in the American Le Mans Series in 2011, where they ran a two-car team in the LMPC category, and won the title in their maiden season, followed…

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Powell new Acura driver

Alice Powell was on top of the podium just a few days ago, when W-Series held their final race of 2019 at Brands Hatch. In 10 days time, she will be in a race car in the USA. Powell has been hired by Heinricher Racing w/Meyer Shank Racing, to race the yellow and black Acura #57 alongside Katherine Legge at Virginia International Raceway. There has been quite a few changes on the driver front in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team. Legge has been there since the beginning of the…

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Basically unchanged IMSA schedule

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship once again proves stability with their 2020 race schedule. The exact same 12 events are back again, just as they were in 2018 and 2019. The season starts out with the Daytona 24 Hours, with all four classes participating. There is however a small change, since the LMP2 category doesn’t race for overall season points in the Championship, in that specific event. The race is still counting towards the Michelin Endurance Cup, consisting of Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen og Petit Le Mans. All classes won’t…

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Canadian high speed for IMSA

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took off to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, that was earlier known as Mosport. The duration of the race would be the standard two hours and 2 hours and forty minutes of IMSA races. It was, however, only the second time this season so far, after the durations of 24 hours, 12 hours, 100 minutes, 2 hours 40 minutes, 100 minutes, and 6 hours. Colin Braun had secured Pole Position for CORE autosport Nissan #54. After many months dominance from Mazda, it was time for the other…

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Porsche presents new GTE car

Porsche has presented their new 911 RSR car, which will be used in the FIA World E2ndurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the three upcoming seasons. By stating that, Porsche has confirmed that they will do FIA WEC at least until the end of the 2021/22 season. Even though the car has got the same model name as its predecessor, 95% of the car is brand new. Headlights, braking system, clutch, drivers seat and some components in the suspension are the only things being…

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2 Audis misses Canada

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will miss out on two GTD teams for their only Canadian round in 2019 This weekend’s race will happen at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville in Ontario, but the two Audi teams will miss the race due to different reasons. Moorespeed #19 had a massive crash during practice at Watkins Glen only a few days ago, and the team haven’t had the possibility to get it repaired in time for the CTMP race. Luckily it was only material damage in the accident, but with…

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No Nielsen in Canada

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Canada will unfortunately be without Christina Nielsen. The Dane will be racing in the Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia at the Fuji track in Japan. Ana Beatriz will be place the Dane in the Heinricher Racing w/Meyer Shank Racing Acura #57. The deal with Heinricher Racing was originally only for the Daytona 24 Hours, where she should replace Jackie Heinricher. That evolved into her also doing the Sebring race – and then Mid-Ohio – and now it’s actually…

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Corvette calls reserve for CTMP

Corvette Racing has had to call up a reserve for this weekends IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the track which was formerly known as Mosport. During the race at Watkins Glen last weekend, Tommy Milner was involved in a crash on Lap 1. Milner injured his left hand in the accident, which rules him out of the race this weekend. So the team have called up their third driver from Le Mans, Marcel Fässler, which will pair up with Oliver Gavin in #4. This will…

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6 Hours of IMSA at Watkins Glen

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was back after the Le Mans break, where all the classes came to Watkins Glen for Sahlen’s Six Hours Of The Glen. Beside the usual IMSA championship it was also a part of Michelin Endurance Cup, which consists of the longer races on the calendar: Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. The race was six-hour long and thus some of the teams brought an extra driver. Mazda Team Joest #77 with Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard had taken Pole Position among the Dpi…

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Jarvis: “It’s just a top quality field

It’s not an unusual sight to have the Oliver Jarvis name on the 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list, but in 2019 it’s on the GTE Pro and not a LMP1 or LMP2 car, as it’s been in the past. Racing24-7.net caught up with him on Thursday afternoon, to have a small chat about challenging race that lays ahead in the blue Risi Competizione Ferrari #89 in the GTE Pro category. “Unfortunately we’ve had quite a difficult build-up. We didn’t get many laps in the pre-test. So we arrived…

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Bomarito: “We just need to get it done”

Jonathan Bomarito is the newest member of the Ford Chip Ganassi team at Le Mans, joining full season regulars Harry Tincknell and Andy Priaulx in the #67 car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Racing24-7.net had a talk with him on Wednesday, about the programme, and a bit about his American programme as well. Has it been tough for you to transition into a GT car again? “Yes and no. The last time I was driving a GT car was in 2014, so it’s been almost six years. But…

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