The No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) SiriusXM / AutoNation Acura ARX-05 will start fifth for Sunday’s 100-minute Motul Pole Award 100 at Daytona which will determine the Motul Pole winner and grid positions for next weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The Porsche customer team Wright Motorsports secured pole position for the qualifying race at Daytona (USA). Ryan Hardwick from America lapped the 5.73-kilometre sports car track in Florida in his No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R in 1:46.831 minutes, thus beating the strong GTD class competition. In the GTLM category, his compatriot Cooper MacNeil concluded his first qualifying session at the wheel of WeatherTech Racing’s Porsche 911 RSR in sixth place. The experienced amateur racer improved steadily over the course of the session and slashed the gap to the competition cars driven predominantly by professionals.
Paul Miller Racing’s Madison Snow secured the third place starting position in this afternoon’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying session for Sunday’s Pole Award 100 at Daytona International Speedway.
Cadillac Racing is at the Daytona International Speedway for the traditional IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24 weekend, Jan. 22-24.
GT World Challenge Silver Cup race winner and 2020 GT4 European champion Valentin Hasse-Clot (F), has become the latest rising GT star to graduate from the Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy, following in the footsteps of 2019 winner Tom Canning (GB), Ross Gunn (GB) and two-time Le Mans class winner Jonny Adam (GB).
PR1/MATHIASEN KICKS OF THE 2021 SEASON AT THE ROAR IN PREPARATION FOR THE MOST COMPETITIVE ROLEX 24 YET
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports is ready to kick off the 2021 season with a packed field at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 test this weekend in preparation for the Rolex 24 At Daytona, to be held on January 27-31st. The team and defending 2020 LMP2 Champion, will debut a new driver lineup consisting of drivers Ben Keating, Nicolas Lapierre, Mikkel Jensen and Scott Huffaker, and a brand-new livery design showcasing the colors of the team main sponsor, in the #52 Oreca 07 LMP2.
Team Sahlen, presented by honeybeeBase.com, reached their 100th Victory within Endurance Sports Car Racing during the 2020 Race Season. The 100th Victory came at Pittsburgh International Raceway Complex on October 4th. The event was with the Tire Rack – ChampCar Endurance Series. There were 62 entries for the 7 hour endurance race, that saw Team Sahlen secure […]
The winter break is over for the GRT Grasser Racing Team. After finishing fourth in the Dubai 24 Hours, the Austrian outfit has one of the standout fixtures of the sports car season coming up this month. In the USA the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off with the legendary 24 Hours of Daytona on the weekend of 28th – 31st January. Two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO cars with all-star line-ups will be competing in the GTD class for the team’s third victory in the world-famous endurance classic.
Any sense of the familiar is a welcome sight in these “unique” times and the ROAR Before the Rolex 24 is a very familiar and welcome sight to start the new year. While the traditional first weekend of January date for the multi-day IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge open test has been moved to January 22 – 24, its importance as a tuning tool for teams and machines has remained. This weekend six Porsche customer race teams will ring the new year back into life with the sound of normally aspirated flat-six race engines in Daytona Beach, Florida to ready for the Rolex 24 At Daytona endurance race the following weekend.
United Autosports are delighted to confirm that Tom Gamble will move across to their LMP2 team for the 2021 European Le Mans Series.
After two wins in the previous two years, BMW Team RLL is eager to bring home its next success at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (USA) in 2021. On 30th/31st January, two MOTUL BMW M8 GTEs with strong driver pairings will contest the GTLM class. In the #24 car, John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) are eager to repeat their Daytona win from last year. They will be supported by BMW works driver Marco Wittmann (GER). In the #25 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, Bruno Spengler (CAN), Connor De Phillippi (USA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Timo Glock (GER) will take it in turns at the wheel. BMW Team RLL will contest only the four IMSA endurance classics at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta (all USA) in 2021, which make up the Michelin Endurance Cup. Edwards and Krohn won that title in 2020.
After closing out the 2020 race season with a second place finish at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Tower Motorsport is back for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge’s season opening event, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 8 Tower Motorsport Oreca LMP2 07 will be driven by John Farano, Gabriel Aubry, Timothé Buret, and Matthieu Vaxiviere.
United Autosports are delighted to confirm that Edouard Cauhaupe will join their European Le Mans Series LMP3 team for the 2021 season.
Performance Tech Motorsports is bringing a power-packed driver lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
One year after making their IMSA debut in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, NTE Sport is climbing up the motorsport ranks to compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racing an Audi R8 LMS in this month’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team, led by owner Paul Mata will run the No. 42 machine in the 24 hour endurance racing event, driven by Alan Metni, Andrew Davis, J.R. Hildebrand, and Don Yount.
The reigning World Champions and three-time Le Mans winners will defend those titles against new manufacturer competitors using a racing version of the upcoming hypercar road car, featuring powertrain technology developed in the TS050 HYBRID and highlighted via new Racing Hybrid branding.
Audi Sport customer racing will continue its international program in 2021 to complement its customers’ commitments. For the sixth year in succession, Audi will contest the Intercontinental GT Challenge, which will be held in Asia, America, Europe and South Africa next year. The Nürburgring 24 Hours will also be a fixture on the Audi Sport calendar for the 13th consecutive year. The brand will face the sporting competitions of the coming year with 15 Audi Sport drivers.
As the 2021 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona beckons, Riley Motorsports has enlisted Spencer Pigot (USA) to the No. 74 Ligier JS P320 alongside Gar Robinson (USA), Oliver Askew (USA) and Scott Andrews (AUS). Pigot will serve as a substitute for full season driver, Felipe Fraga, who remains in Brazil due to a COVID-19 related immigration issue.