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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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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Porsche retirements and new hires etc

Porsche held their annual season-ending party in Stuttgart, where the 2019 season was closed down, and looking forward to 2020. When you say Porsche – at least for the last twenty years – you often think about Jörg Bergmeister and Timo Bernhard. These two will go into retirement now, but will still be present at Porsche, becoming brand ambassadors. Bergmeister will be helping out on new road car development, while Bernhard will continue running his own KÜS Team75 Bernhard team in ADAC GT Masters. 43-year-old Bergmeister and 38-year-old Bernhard have…

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MacNeil and Vilander stays at Scuderia Corsa

Cooper MacNeil and Toni Vilander will stay at Scuderia Corsa for another season in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This is the third season for MacNeil at the Houston-based team. He started racing for the team in 2018 after winning the 2016 and 2017 Champions with Christina Nielsen. The team hasn’t run under the Scuderia Corsa banner since then, but as WeatherTech Racing, since the MacNeil family owns the automotive floor mat manufacturer. Vilander still has close ties to Ferrari, and he was sent to Italy to pick up their latest…

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Braun in 24 hours race for DragonSpeed

Colin Braun has landed his first task for 2020. He will be racing for the DragonSpeed team in LMP2 at the Daytona 24 Hours at the Daytona International Speedway. Braun has great experience with the ORECA chassis, that the team will run. He did the full 2018 season at CORE autosport in an ORECA 07 Gibson, where he managed to grab Pole Position and two race wins together with Jon Bennett. The pairing finished second in the Championship, only three points shy of Whelen Engineering with Felipe Nasr and Eric…

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Bortolotti and Niederhauser hired by Audi

Audi Sport has announced their GT works driver for the 2020 season. There were just ten drivers in the programme in 2019, but that has been extended to twelve. Mirko Bortolotti and Patric Niederhauser are the new employees to race in the Audi R8 GT3 Evo cars all over the world. Niederhauser has been racing Audi cars on/off since 2017 in things like the ADAC GT Masters, but now he is directly under contract with Audi Sport. He won the 2019 ADAC GT Masters title with Kelvin van der Linde…

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Snow and Sellers returns

Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers will return as teammates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The championship winning pairing from 2018 will be reunited at Paul Miller Racing in the GTD category, with a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo once again being the weapon of choice. After their GTD Championship win in 2018, IMSA decided to bump Snow up to Gold driver rating, whereas FIA kept him as a Silver. After a lot of discussions, he opted to take a sabbatical in 2019, to focus on the family company at home,…

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DragonSpeed continues in Europe and USA

There still plenty of sportscar activity at the DragonSpeed outfit. The American team did cut down on their running earlier in the year, after being active in both LMP1 and LMP2 in the FIA WEC, LMP2 in ELMS, as well as a part-season entry in the NTT IndyCar Series. The team will enter for a full LMP2 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020, with Henrik Hedman and Ben Hanley as the full season drivers. On top of that, they will run at the Daytona 24 Hours, which doesn’t…

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Mustang Sampling returns

Less than two months ago, it was announced that Mustang Sampling Cadillac #5 at Action Express wouldn’t be on the starting grid in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. We will however still be able to enjoy the black and gold colours on a car this coming season. JDC-Miller Motorsports has announced that they will run the Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R #5 for 2020 and 2021. The driver line-up was confirmed at the same time, with Joao Barbosa moving along to the new team, where he will share the…

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GEAR Racing Grasser new GTD team

GEAR Racing Grasser is a brand new name in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020. Girl Empowerment Around Racing (GEAR) is a new project, that has teamed up with Grasser Racing Team, which are very well known for running Lamborghinis all over the world. Grasser is a previous winner of the Daytona 24 Hours, and has participated in other Michelin Endurance Cup rounds in the IMSA series for the last few years. This will be a full season programme in the IMSA championship, with the plan to promote women in…

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WTR with new line-up

Wayne Taylor Racing will enter the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2020 with a new driver line-up. That became necessary after Corvette Racing has signed up their driver for the past 7 seasons, Jordan Taylor. Renger van der Zande will, however, be back in the dark blue and black Konica Minolta Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R #10. This will be the third season for Renger in the car, while he gets Ryan Briscoe as his new full season teammate. Briscoe has been racing for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team in…

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Taylor new full season driver at Corvette

Jordan Taylor will be the new full season driver at Corvette Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 28 year-old racing driver will replace Jan Magnussen in the brand new C8.R #3, where he will join Antonio Garcia. The pair has raced together during the 24 hours of Le Mans in previous years, finishing on the podium in both 2014 and 2017. Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin will continue to race in #4, like they have done for the past eight seasons. So even though Corvette Racing has said…

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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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