Rick Ware skips Daytona – drivers swap cars

Rick Ware Racing won’t be making the Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020, scheduled to run this weekend on the oval in Daytona. The plan was to enter the only Multimatic Mk30 in the LMP2 field, but they have a major crash during the ROAR test, so the car was so severely damaged, that it can’t be repaired in time for the race. That has left the team with the only option to pull out of their Daytona adventure this time. But two of their drivers will be racing anyway. Jonathan…

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Dalla Lana replacement found

Aston Martin Racing has found the replacement for Paul Dalla Lana at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, which will be run next weekend. The Canadian racer has been a fixed part of the AMR outfit for many years, but was unlucky to get injured on a skiing trip, resulting in him missing both the ROAR test two weeks ago, and the 24 hour race in one weeks time. He should however be back in the car for the FIA World Endurance Championship round at COTA in one months time. His…

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Few changes at Mazda in 2020

There will only be minor changes at Mazda Team Joest in the 2020 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The #55 RT24-P will once again be shared by Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell for the full season, while Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez will share #77 throughout the season. Olivier Pla will help in #77 during the four endurance rounds. Pla was the endurance driver in #55 during the 2019 season and was part of the winning crew at 6 Hours at The Glen, which was the first victory…

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Era Motorsport confirms 2020 drivers

Era Motorsport has confirmed their drivers for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team will run with Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Nicolas Minassian and Ryan Lewis at the Daytona 24 Hours in January. ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 will be the car of their choice. It was previously announced that they would run with DragonSpeed as a second entry, but they have decided to go solo on this project. The name which really stands out is Nicolas Minassian, who is a former works driver at Peugeot Sport in their LMP1…

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Old buddy back on track

A well-known figure will return to the track when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 season starts. Rick Ware Racing is a new team in the IMSA series, but they have chosen the Riley-Multimatic MK30 car for their LMP2 programme. The team currently races in the Asian Le Mans Series, where they are racing two Ligier JS P2 cars, which is the older generation of LMP2 cars. They will enter the Daytona 24 Hours with a single car, driven by James Davison, Mark Kvamme, Cody Ware and Johnathan Hoggard. Kvamme…

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Wright, AVS, and other Daytona news

Wright Motorsports and AIM Vasser Sullivan have announced their drivers for the Daytona 24 Hours. The Porsche team Wright has previously announced Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick as the full-season drivers. They will be joined at Daytona by Anthony Imperato and Klaus Bachler. Imperato has raced in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, getting plenty of Porsche kilometres under the belt. Bachler was previously a Porsche Junior driver and has more recently raced in ADAC GT Masters, and the Nürburgring 24 Hours. No doubt that these four drivers are a good…

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Magnus closes – but continues

The well known Magnus Racing will shut down their racing activities – at least in the previously known form. The team has raced a mix of Porsche, Audi and Lamborghini cars during the past seasons in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, where team owner John Potter has been shopping a bit around, but always with their own mechanics and crew chiefs on the pit wall. He will race on in 2020 in the same Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO, that he utilized in 2019 too. But the car will be run…

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Aston Martin returns to IMSA

Aston Martin is back in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship when the 2020 season starts next month. Heart of Racing Team will bring an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 car in the GTD category, where they will do the full season. This is the first full season entry for an Aston Martin since 2015, where TRG raced a Vantage GT3 in the GTD category, with Christina Nielsen finishing second in the Championship. There has only been selected raced for AMR since then, with the British brand not being present at all…

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Catsburg and Fässler to help at Corvette

Corvette Racing has announced the pair of drivers, who will help out at the endurance rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. Marcel Fässler will once again race with Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin in #4 at Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, Watkins Glen 6 Hours and Petit Le Mans 10 Hours. This will be the fifth year in a row for the Swiss driver at Corvette Racing. Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor will have a new third driver in the car. Nicky Catsburg was part of BMW’s…

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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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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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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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