imsa News and Analysis
Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship season at Spa.
Customer squads will be able to run Audi's LMDh prototype when the marque returns to the top flight of endurance racing in 2023, with testing planned to begin next year.
In a rancid 2001 season that lost us the great Dale Earnhardt in February and sportscar legend Bob Wollek in March, Michele Alboreto perished in an accident in April. David Malsher-Lopez pays tribute to the Formula 1 ace and Le Mans 24 Hours winner.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will race twice at Watkins Glen in the space of six days, following the cancelation of the round at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Can Mazda win this year’s IMSA Prototype championship? Undoubtedly. But it will be the culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit. David Malsher-Lopez tells the story of a bizarre blend of heartache and positivity.
BMW IMSA boss Bobby Rahal has defended his driver Connor De Phillippi for an attempted pass on the leading Corvette in the Sebring 12 Hours that resulted in contact – and a GTLM class win for Porsche.
Canada’s Pfaff Motorsports not only won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at its second attempt, it also ensured Porsche scored its 100th class victory in the event.
The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura didn't have the "fair tools" needed to fight for its second IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win of the season at Sebring due to damage, according to Filipe Albuquerque.
Felipe Nasr admits that Action Express Racing can only blame itself for a disastrous retirement in the Sebring 12 Hours following costly on-track incidents for both himself and Pipo Derani.
Porsche driver Mathieu Jaminet says he could predict the late clash between the leading Corvette and BMW cars that handed WeatherTech Racing an underdog victory in the Sebring 12 Hours' GT Le Mans battle.
Sebastien Bourdais says he was surprised he was able to hang on to claim victory for JDC-Miller MotorSports in the closing stages of the Sebring 12 Hours after the #5 Cadillac suffered rear wing damage.
A bizarre final couple of hours at Sebring saw the JDC-Miller MotorSports Cadillac of Tristan Vautier, Loic Duval and Sebastien Bourdais clinch an amazing victory ahead of defending race-winner Mazda.
The defending Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring winners Mazda Motorsports is leading the 69th edition of the race but was only just staving off Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac when the race went under a sixth caution.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Renger van der Zande is leading Oliver Jarvis in the Mazda RT24-P at the halfway stage of the the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura driven by Filipe Albuquerque leads the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring ahead of Scott Dixon in the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac, while Corvette tops GTLM.
Renger van der Zande has hit out at IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rival Pipo Derani after their early clash in the Sebring 12 Hours, claiming he’s “just too wild” following his latest on-track incident.
The 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is underway, and Renger van der Zande has sent the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac into the lead.
The 69th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Here is the full 37-car line-up.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia, who earned GT Le Mans class pole for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, says the new rules regarding qualifying make it hard to find a clear lap.
Three-time winner of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Pipo Derani took pole position for Action Express Racing, but the session was brought to an early halt when Jimmie Johnson crashed the second AXR Cadillac.
Pipo Derani’s Action Express Racing Cadillac turned the fastest lap of the 90min dusk-to-night practice for the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Nick Tandy is positive that the natural traits of Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs make them strong GT Le Mans class contenders in this weekend’s 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Felipe Nasr moved the #31 Action Express Racing Cadillac to the top of the times in second practice for the 12 Hours of Sebring, usurping a late flyer from JDC Miller Motorsports’ Loic Duval.
Mike Conway sent the #31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to the top of the times in opening practice for the 69th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, heading Chip Ganassi Racing’s similar machine.
Corvette Racing has unveiled a pair of one-off liveries for the Sebring 12 Hours, deviating from its traditional yellow for this weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classic.
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winners Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque of Wayne Taylor Racing are impressed with the Acura ARX-05 at Sebring, but suggested the track still favors the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The drivers in Cadillac’s armada go into Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring knowing the DPi-V.R has the pace and reliability to win, yet has lost the last two IMSA enduros.
Nick Tandy, who has won the last three Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring for Porsche, says he’s hoping to deliver Corvette Racing its 12th win in the legendary event.
Wright Motorsports’ Ryan Hardwick has elected to stand down from the team for the Sebring 12 Hours as he continues his recuperation following a couple of hard crashes at Daytona in January.
Riley Motorsports’ LMP3 class winners from the Rolex 24 Hours expect a typically torrid ride in the Sebring 12 Hours, but believe testing provided the setup direction they need to shine again.
A revised line-up in the WeatherTech Racing Proton Porsche are among the most notable changes for next week’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
Team Hardpoint EBM will enter two cars for the remainder of the IMSA season, Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge in one, and team co-owners Earl Bamber and Rob Ferriol in the other.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has shifted the dates of its Virginia International Raceway and Petit Le Mans fixtures in response to the postponement of the Le Mans 24 Hours.
Action Express Racing confirmed today that Jimmie Johnson, Kamui Kobayashi and Simon Pagenaud will reunite to run all three remaining rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin Endurance Cup.
Marco Andretti says he could team up with cousin Jarett in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP3 class this year, after testing the car at Sebring last week.
The above headline might make some people feel uncomfortable. After all, we have become so used to seeing more races with safety cars (SC) nowadays than those without them, so we have never really dared to question it.
Era Motorsport, the team that conquered the LMP2 class in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, will run the full IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
IMSA president John Doonan has written to thank WeatherTech SportsCar Championship stakeholders after NBC announced vastly improved viewing figures for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s decision to scrap its GT Le Mans class for 2022 raises the question of whether the FIA World Endurance Championship should phase out GTE cars. But it's a much harder decision than it appears on the surface.
Rolex 24 winner Antonio Garcia was left crying from “emotion and rage” after missing the celebrations due to a positive COVID-19 test, soon after the deaths of his grandfather and former mentor Adrian Campos.
HTP Winward Racing and Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing were left stunned by their GT Daytona-class triumph in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Sportscar veteran Ryan Dalziel says he knew there was “something special” about Era Motorsport even before the team won LMP2 in only its second Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, last Sunday.
Team Hardpoint EBM showed "great promise" on its IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, says team co-owner and ex-Porsche factory driver Earl Bamber.
Wayne Taylor says winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona with his eponymous team was important to show it could succeed without long-time partner GM, admitting he was "getting bored" of his previous alliance.
Meyer Shank Racing's Acura ARX-05 felt "off" from the start of last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, according to Juan Pablo Montoya.
BMW can be "proud" of its third-place finish in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona against Corvette, says DTM star Marco Wittmann.
Mazda lost a shot at victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a rear wing issue that robbed its solo entry of downforce in the closing stages.
The Risi Competizione Ferrari's “large disadvantage” in pace compared to its rivals in the GT Le Mans class of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was "hard to take", says James Calado.
Jordan Taylor says GT Le Mans class victory in the Rolex 24 Hours was made bittersweet by his Corvette Racing teammate Antonio Garcia having to depart the track after testing positive for Covid-19.
Renger van der Zande says Chip Ganassi Racing deserved a far better reward than fifth place in the Rolex 24 Hours, after a puncture in the closing minutes dropped the Cadillac DPi-V.R out of winning contention.
Reigning NASCAR Cup series champion Chase Elliott and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson have both aired their hopes to return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in future, following their participation in this weekend’s event.