—GTLM and car counts: The status of LMD h also could determine the future for Porsche, which announced its exit from GTLM after the 2020 season. Doonan said Porsche is one of 15 manufacturers that have shown interest in LMD h. “Certainly, my hope is that we can welcome them back,” Doonan said. “They plan […]
Pascal Zurlinden (Director Factory Motorsport): “For us sportspeople, such endings are always painful. For our operational team Core autosport and everyone involved, I’m very sorry that we were unable to make this decision with more lead time. At the same time, I’d like to thank everyone affected by this for their professional handling of this […]
While at Mazda, the program Doonan led was headed by Mazda Team Joest, which competes in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This IMSA program represents the pinnacle of the Mazda Road to 24, a program that provides drivers a clear ladder system from grassroots racing to the top […]
Aaron Telitz and Frankie Montecalvo continued the AIM Vasser Sullivan team’s domination of the GT Daytona class since the restart of the IMSA season, despite being docked nine horsepower for this race. The Lexus RC Fs finished 0.787sec apart in favor of local boy Telitz, but Montecalvo was more than two tenths clear of third-placed […]
Revised 2020 IMSA schedule January 25/26 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Daytona International Speedway (DPi, GTLM, GTD)Sebring RacewayRoad America VIRginia International Raceway (GTLM, GTD only)Michelin Raceway Road AtlantaMid-Ohio Sports Car Course (DPi, GTLM, GTD)Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval (GTLM, GTD only)Petit Le Mans, Road AtlantaWeatherTech Raceway Laguna SecaSebring 12 Hours
The Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL will host the WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes in a 100-minute race as part of the NASCAR event weekend, Oct. 9-10, at the facility. This event will replace the Lime Rock Park race previously scheduled for Sept. 11-12.
When the cars got rolling again with little more than 20mins to go albeit under yellow, Multimatic elected to roll the dice and leave Jarvis out on slicks. Derani pitted however, allowing AXR to repair the damage he incurred before the stoppage. However Jarvis peeled into the pitlane in the restart with less than seven […]
Other class leaders: Patrick Kelly and Spencer Pigot in LMP2; the No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor ranks first in GTLM and Jack Hawksworth, who has won the past two rounds in GTD with Aaron Telitz.
There was also was a late lead change in the GTLM class as John Edwards’ No. 24 BMW spun from first on the final lap, handing the victory to the No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and co-driver Jordan Taylor.
Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor delivered Team Penske’s first victory this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, winning at Road America from the pole position Sunday and moving up to sixth in points after finishing no better than seventh in the first three races this season.