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The DTM is in a race against time to ensure its survival beyond the current year, but it cannot expect a bailout from SUPER GT's manufacturers, despite the two series agreeing to share a common ruleset.
The United States is the first country where pro-level motor racing has restarted with NASCAR leading the way and the other major series IndyCar and IMSA set to follow in the coming weeks.
The Carroll Shelby Foundation and the First Responders Children’s Foundation are to raise money to benefit families on the front lines battling COVID-19 by auctioning memorabilia including items from the Ford v Ferrari movie.
IMSA President John Doonan says the American sportscar sanctioning body is working as hard as it can to get its 2020 season back on track, following the COVID-19 pandemic, by working with the Department of Homeland Security to allow its non-US drivers and personnel to gain entry into the country.
Reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Simon Pagenaud and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya will race for Team Penske in June's Virtual Le Mans 24 Hours.
Nick Cassidy feels SUPER GT's push to harmonise its rules with the DTM was still worthwhile, despite Audi's pending withdrawal from the latter series plunging the future of Class One into doubt.
The rescheduled Spa 24 Hours blue riband round of the GT World Challenge Europe in October will go ahead with or without spectators, series boss Stephane Ratel has vowed.
DragonSpeed owner Elton Julian has committed to readying his team for the Indianapolis 500, while also continuing in the reduced-schedule IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and European Le Mans Series.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will resume with two behind-closed-door races at Daytona and Sebring in July.
The rules for the LM Hypercar FIA World Endurance Championship category have been brought into line with the new LMDh regulations due to come into force one season later.
In a post-coronavirus world, motorsport series are going to have to work together more than ever to ensure their survival. That's why the FIA World Endurance Championship should deepen its growing ties with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.