Indycar postpones start of season

The NTT IndyCar Series has chosen to postpone the start of the 2020 season. Despite a press release issued Thursday afternoon local time, the series has given a second thought Friday morning, and has cancelled this weekend’s race in St. Petersburg. The next round at Long Beach was already cancelled by the city itself yesterday, and now the series have chosen to also cancel Round three at Circuit Of The Americas. That leave no races left on the calendar for the whole of March and April, so the earliest race…

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Nielsen misses out on IMSA debut

Nicklas Nielsen will not only miss out on the 100 Miles FIA WEC race at Sebring next week, but will also miss his debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. He was scheduled to drive for Risi Competizione in the GTLM category, where he would share a Ferrari 488 GTE Evo with Daniel Serra. With only two drivers on the car for the 12 hours race, it would have been quite an iron man task for both Serra and Nielsen, after both would have participated in the FIA WEC race…

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SuperSebring 2020 cancelled

SuperSebring event 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus. FIA World Endurance Championship were the first to cancel their 1000 Miles race, due to the travel restrictions preventing Europeans to enter the US. IMSA followed up later on the Thursday, that the 12 hour race wouldn’t be run in March either. While the FIA WEC race is cancelled with no replacement, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will do the 12 hours race, but postponed to 11 to 14 November 2020, and therefore converted into the season finale in…

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Entry list for Le Mans 2020 revealed

The entry list for the 88th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been announced tonight, and that was without any major surprises. There will once again be 62 cars entered, with the two tents at the start of the pitlane being erected again, while the rest of the teams will be allowed to stay in the permanent concrete garages. There were 75 entries for the 62 places, and with 10 cars on the reserve list, only 3 have not gotten anywhere near an entry. We pretty much…

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Wright Motorsports with an extra car

Wright Motorsports will enter an extra car at the sprint rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team already participates in the full GTD season with a Porsche 911 GT3 R, with Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long as the full-season drivers. They are joined by Anthony Imperato at the endurance rounds, and Imperato will be one of the drivers in the second car at the sprint rounds. He will be joined by Jeroen Bleekemolen. The Dutchman has raced for many years with Ben Keating, but with Keating currently racing…

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Rebellion will say goodbye after four races

Rebellion has sent shockwaves in the motorsport world today, by issuing a press release at midday. The Swiss watch company, who is active in the FIA World Endurance Championship with Rebellion Racing, running two LMP1 cars, has chosen to end all their involvements within motorsport, once the chequered flag falls at the  24 Hours of Le Mans in June 2020. Today’s announcement came out of nowhere, especially since it’s just two months ago, that a partnership with Peugeot Sport and their new Hypercar programme were announced. Peugeot Sport was very…

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Braun in three more IMSA races

Colin Braun will be racing three more IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races in 2020. He raced for DragonSpeed at the Daytona 24 Hours, but that was a single race deal. And he won’t the do the three races at Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta for DragonSpeed. He will instead race for Era Motorsport, who is competing against the before mentioned team. The two teams were originally slated to work together this year, but Era Motorsport chose to run the ORECA 07 Gibson LMP2 car by themselves. The deal makes…

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Magnussen and Rockenfeller super-subs at Corvette

It’s not many months ago, that Corvette Racing said goodbye to Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller. Now, both drivers are back in the yellow car. The pairing will race the Corvette C8.R at the FIA World Endurance Championship races at Circuit Of The Americas and Sebring, where the American team will enter a single car. There has been a lot of speculations for the last five days or so, but it wasn’t until today, that Corvette Racing officially confirmed the line-up. Magnussen had been at Corvette since 2004, with him…

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Tom K Grand Marshal at Sebring

Tom Kristensen will be busy two days in a row when the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Sebring in one and a half months’ time. The Danish racing driver is the most winning drivers at Sebring with a total of six victories, and the track decided to name one of the corners after him, following his retirement from professional racing. This is far from the first time that Kristensen will handle this role. He has had the honour several times in both the FIA…

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Corvette also present at Sebring

Corvette Racing will also be present in the 1000 Miles of Sebring race, which is a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the day prior to the Sebring 12 Hours, which counts towards the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The American team also did the double in 2019 too, with Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller being the three drivers on the FIA WEC car. They will enter the C8.R model this year, which will have its FIA WEC debut at COTA in three weeks’ time. By doing that,…

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Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 – the last hours

The last eight hours of Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 started with perfectly dry but cold air, and only eight degrees Celsius asphalt. Performance Tech Motorsports #38 went off track in Turn 2 but quickly came back again. After an hour and a half in the garage, Pfaff Motorsports Porsche #9 finally rejoined the field, after changing a drive shaft. Corvette Racing #4 was back on the track after being repaired for seven hours and fifty minutes! They would have only seven hours left of the race. Precision Performance Motorsports…

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Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 – the middle hours

The opening race in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020, Rolex 24 at Daytona, had hit a slow phase with two and a half hours of the green flag before something again happened on the track. Performance Tech Motorsports #38 went off the track in Turn 3 and had to use help to get back to the pits since the rear wheels couldn’t pull the car out of the tire barrier. The restart of the race was exciting, where both Acura Team Penske #7 and Riley Motorsports Mercedes #74, and shortly…

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Rolex 24 at Daytona 2020 – the first hours

The 58th edition of Rolex 24 at Daytona had a dry start in 20 degrees temperature when the 38 cars passed the green flag. Pfaff Motorsports Porsche #9 had taken Pole Position in GTD with Zacharie Robichon, Dennis Olsen, Lars Kern, and Patrick Pilet, ahead of Scuderia Corsa Ferrari #63 with Jeff Westphal, Toni Vilander, Alessandro Balzan and Cooper MacNeil, while Heinricher Racing w. Meyer Shank Racing Acura #57 with Trent Hindman, Alvaro Parente, Misha Goikhberg and AJ Almendinger was P3. Christina Nielsen had qualified GEAR Racing Powered by Grasser…

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IMSA and ACO agreement on new top category

Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have agreed on a common future in sportscar racing. The the organizing bodies have signed an agreement, that it will be possible, from September 2021 in FIA WEC and January 2022 in IMSA, to race with the “American” DPi cars and “European” Hypercars in the same category. The category will be named LMDh – Le Mans Daytona hybrid. The cars will be based on the LMP2 cars, just like we know from today, with Ligier, Dallara, Multimatic and ORECA…

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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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