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Glickenhaus warns IMSA not to block customer entries for 2023

Glickenhaus has advised the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship against blocking a potential entry in 2023, having received strong interest from potential customer teams in taking its Le Mans Hypercar to America.

Lamborghini to enter WEC and IMSA in 2024 with new LMDh

Lamborghini will join the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2024 with a new LMDh prototype. 

McLaren penalty hands BMW a 1-2 in IMSA GTD at Mid-Ohio

The Inception Racing McLaren has been penalized after crossing the line first in the GT Daytona class in yesterday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: WTR heads Acura 1-2, Inception McLaren wins GTD

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque clinched victory for Wayne Taylor Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio, while Inception Racing’s McLaren passed two BMWs late in the race to clinch GTD honors.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais takes pole in Ganassi Cadillac

Sebastien Bourdais took pole position for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Bourdais fastest in second practice for Ganassi

Sebastien Bourdais produced the fastest time in the second practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Mid-Ohio in his Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Mid-Ohio IMSA: Albuquerque fastest in opening practice

Filipe Albuquerque produced the fastest time in the first practice session for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Mid-Ohio in an Acura 1-2.

The prototype that Porsche hopes will become its latest legend

Porsche is well advanced in its return to the top level of sportscar racing in the new LMDh category. Its as-yet-unnamed car has been piling up the miles before its scheduled debut next year, with victories at Le Mans and Daytona the stated target.

From Vice to F1: The story of Miami's other grands prix

Formula 1 might be visiting a new venue in Miami this weekend but the city has plenty of motorsport history from a diverse range of categories over the years.

Porsche to supply up to four customer LMDh prototypes in 2023
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Porsche to supply up to four customer LMDh prototypes in 2023

Porsche will make four LMDh prototypes available to customer teams to race against its Penske factory cars in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Taylor/Albuquerque win after fierce Acura duel

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque won the fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Laguna Seca after winning an intense duel with fellow Acura racers Oliver Jarvis and Tom Blomqvist.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Taylor takes pole with record run

Ricky Taylor and Oliver Jarvis delivered an Acura 1-2 in qualifying at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with the Wayne Taylor Racing driver ducking into the 1min13secs to take pole by less than a tenth of a second.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Ricky Taylor tops FP2 for Acura

Ricky Taylor continued to set the pace in second practice for this weekend’s fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca IMSA: Taylor leads Acura 1-2 in first practice

Ricky Taylor set a brilliant flying lap in opening practice for this weekend’s fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Laguna Seca to lead the Prototype field.

Rockenfeller targets full-time IMSA seat for 2023

Mike Rockenfeller is targeting a full-time drive in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the onset of the LMDh regulations in 2023, having left Audi’s factory stable to pursue a career in endurance racing.

Juncadella returns to WeatherTech Racing for Laguna Seca

Daniel Juncadella will team up with Cooper MacNeil for this weekend’s fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Laguna Seca.

Long Beach IMSA: Ganassi Cadillacs take 1-2, Aston, BMW also win

Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande led a 1-2 finish for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Long Beach round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, while Heart of Racing’s Aston Martin and Paul Miller Racing’s BMW clinched class victories.

Long Beach IMSA: Brilliant Bourdais takes record-breaking pole

Sebastien Bourdais led teammate Alex Lynn in a Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac 1-2 after delivering a lap that was around 1.9sec faster than the DPi lap record.

Long Beach IMSA: Ganassi hits the front in second practice

Chip Ganassi Racing scored a 1-2 in second practice for Saturday’s third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as Sebastien Bourdais’ Cadillac took charge.

Long Beach IMSA: Derani's AXR Cadillac leads Practice 1

Pipo Derani’s Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R headed up opening practice on the streets of Long Beach ahead of tomorrow’s third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. 

Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach – the weekend schedule

The third rounds of 2022’s NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are being held this weekend in Long Beach, CA. Here’s the schedule for all the on-track competition.

Marciello to race Long Beach in WeatherTech Mercedes

WeatherTech Racing has revealed that Raffaele Marciello will be Cooper MacNeil’s co-driver in this weekend’s round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Long Beach.

Taylor: ABS can challenge yet help Corvette at Long Beach

Corvette Racing ace Jordan Taylor says that maximizing the anti-lock brakes allowed on GT3 cars will make the Long Beach IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round a challenge, but says the system is also a great aid.

Albuquerque expects Acura’s Long Beach struggles to continue

Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ace Filipe Albuquerque believes the ARX-05’s inherent characteristics will continue to leave it at a disadvantage on street courses such as Long Beach.

WeatherTech switches from Porsche to Mercedes for rest of 2022

WeatherTech Racing has decided to race a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the remainder of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

How Wallace went from racing star to hypercar record-holder

One of the few drivers to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Daytona, as well as the Sebring 12 Hours, Andy Wallace has since gone on to become the fastest road car test driver on the planet.

Why The Ganassi Effect will prove crucial in IMSA’s DPi swansong

The Twelve Hours of Sebring proved that while Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac venture has success in sportscar racing’s LMDh era as its long-term goal, the team is still pushing the boundaries of the DPi-V.R – and that may well earn it the IMSA Prototype title in 2022. David Malsher-Lopez explains.

Reid: “We must encourage and invite” women of color to racing

Rod Reid, team principal for the Indy Lights team Force Indy, says that improving women of color’s exposure to motorsport is key to increasing their involvement in racing at a high level.

IndyCar, IMSA Detroit GP to again offer free entry on Friday

Comerica Bank will again sponsor Free Prix Day on Friday, June 3, at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.

Risi Ferrari had winning Sebring potential, says Serra

Risi Competizione's Ferrari had the potential to win the GT Daytona Pro class in last weekend's Sebring 12 Hours without the team's costly power steering problem, believes Daniel Serra.

WTR Acura drivers bemoan "insane" lack of Sebring yellows

Wayne Taylor Racing Acura man Filipe Albuquerque has lamented the lack of full-course yellows in last weekend's Sebring 12 Hours, which he feels denied the team a shot at challenging the Cadillac contingent.

BMW convinced double podium was possible in Sebring 12 Hours

BMW believes both its new M4 GT3 cars had the pace to finish on the GTD Pro podium in the Sebring 12 Hours, only for cruel luck to deny it a headline result in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship SportsCar classic.

JDC-Miller Cadillac hobbled by cooling issue at Sebring

The JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac squad's bid to defend its Sebring 12 Hours win was blunted by a late cooling issue, Richard Westbrook has revealed.

Bamber "made a meal" of run to Sebring 12 Hours win

Earl Bamber has admitted that he “made a meal” of his run to victory in the Sebring 12 Hours round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the Ganassi Cadillac team. 

Corvette drivers surprised by pace after 12th Sebring win

Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg scored Corvette Racing’s 12th victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring but admitted the C8.R’s speed came as a surprise.

Sebring 12H: Ganassi Cadillac overcomes late drama to win

Chip Ganassi Racing’s #02 car won the Sebring 12 Hours, the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, after an action-packed ending to the American sportscar classic.

Sebring 12H, Hour 9: Ganassi Cadillac leads with three hours to go

The #02 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac team leads the Sebring 12 Hours IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round after nine hours, as the race moves into its decisive hours in darkness.

Sebring 12H, Hour 6: Action Express Cadillac leads at halfway

The Action Express Racing Cadillac squad led the Sebring 12 Hours IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at the halfway point.

Sebring 12H, Hour 3: AXR Cadillac leads WTR Acura under yellows

Action Express Racing leads the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship field after the one-fourth distance in the Sebring 12 Hours, as a multi-car incident brought the first yellow flag period of the race.

Sebring 12H, Hour 1: WTR takes early lead, double whammy for Ganassi

Wayne Taylor Racing Acura driver Ricky Taylor led the Sebring 12 Hours after a frantic opening hour that saw both Chip Ganassi cars fall a lap behind the leading DPis.

Grid line-up for 70th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The 53-car line-up for the 70th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts, the second round of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which starts today at 10.10am U.S. Eastern Time.

Jackie Chan DC Racing announces return with 2023 IMSA programme

The Le Mans 24 Hours class-winning Jackie Chan DC Racing team will return to competition after a two-year absence in 2023 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Sebring 12H: Bourdais’ record lap earns pole in Ganassi Cadillac

Sebastien Bourdais broke the DPi lap record to land pole for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, heading a Cadillac lockout of the front row.

Sebring 12H: Bourdais puts Ganassi Cadillac back on top in FP3

Chip Ganassi Racing's pair of Cadillacs returned to the top of the timesheets during third practice for IMSA's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Thursday evening.

Sebring 12H: Derani, Rockenfeller 1-2 in AXR Cadillacs in FP2

A late flurry of fast times saw Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Mike Rockenfeller emerge fastest in second practice for IMSA’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Sebring 12H: Van der Zande puts Ganassi Cadillac top in FP1

Renger van der Zande went fastest for Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac by a substantial margin in the opening practice session for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push Prime

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's sportscar push

Have you heard the one about two British guys driving for a Japanese manufacturer in America’s top sportscar series? Time to sit down and talk with Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat about racing across the pond… and your accent being mistaken for Australian!

Ferrari releases first images of new 296 GT3 car

Ferrari has released the first images of its new 296 GT3 racer which is set to take over from the marque's long-standing 488 model next year.

Ally Cadillac aces aiming to win Sebring for Jimmie Johnson

Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Rockenfeller and Jose Maria Lopez are hoping to win the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for their absent teammate Jimmie Johnson.

Sellers excited by “excellent drivability” of PMR’s new BMW M4

Paul Miller Racing will make its BMW debut in this week’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and lead driver Bryan Sellers is excited by the M4 GT3’s prospects.

John Andretti foundation receives new boost in cancer battle

Charitable foundation CheckIt4Andretti and Northeast Digestive have teamed up to give diagnostic screenings for colorectal cancer to high-risk, low-income groups to improve chances of early detection and survival.

Jarvis: Steep learning curve with nuanced Acura

Both Oliver Jarvis and Ricky Taylor say the Acura ARX-05 has a narrow operating window but at its best, it can be a formidable weapon for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Jani replaces Magnussen in Ganassi’s Sebring Cadillac lineup

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani will replace F1-bound Kevin Magnussen at Chip Ganassi Racing for this weekend’s Twelve Hours of Sebring.

53 cars entered for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entry list for the 70th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts features 53 cars across the five classes.

Risi Ferrari to race at Sebring, Cheever joins team

Risi Competizione will race in the 70th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring next week, with Eddie Cheever III as one of its drivers.

Penske reveals WEC LMP2 contender

Penske Logistics will be the primary sponsor of Team Penske’s Oreca-Gibson LMP2 car in the World Endurance Championship.

Vautier more confident in JDC Miller than when they won Sebring

Tristan Vautier believes that JDC Miller MotorSports, with whom he won last year’s Twelve Hours of Sebring, has made a big step forward since then.

Bourdais believes Cadillac has the edge at Sebring

Defending 12 Hours of Sebring winner Sebastien Bourdais believes the Cadillac DPi-V.R’s has a natural advantage over the opposition on the bumpy course.

NTE/SSR reveals Sebring 12 Hours driver line-up and livery

Mateo Llarena will join Don Yount and Jaden Conwright in the #42 NTE/SSR Lamborghini Huracan in next week’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Performance Tech confirms Lindh, Goldburg in IMSA LMP3

Performance Tech Motorsports has confirmed Rasmus Lindh and Dan Goldburg will race together in the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP3 class.