PR1/Mathiasen finished first in round one of the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup and second in the LMP2 class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener at the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07-Gibson LMP2 started on pole position after setting the fastest lap time of 01:37.446 during qualifying.
Two Mazda RT24-Ps battled over 24 hours of racing at Daytona International Speedway to record the company’s best overall finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Era Motorsport, the little sports car team that could, raised eyebrows this weekend at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The premier sports car racing series in North America began its 2020 season with the 24 hour long endurance race, and newly formed team Era Motorsport not only persevered, but put on an impressive performance to secure a third place finish in the No. 18 Oreca 07 in the LMP2 prototype class.
Porsche launches its Title Defence Mission in the Intercontinental GT Challenge at Bathurst, Australia. In 2019, the sports car manufacturer claimed the IGTC titles in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications. The gruelling twelve-hour race (January 31 to February 2) traditionally marks the start of the most important championship for GT3 sports cars. In the race at Mount Panorama, five Porsche 911 GT3 R face strong opposition from vehicles from ten other manufacturers. Last year, Porsche won the long-distance event at Bathurst for the first time in its history thanks to the customer squad EBM (Earl Bamber Motorsport).
After an Am-Cup podium in 2017 and two outright top ten finishes at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in three years, Trofeo Motorsport returns to the mountain this year with a new-look team to challenge for their maiden assault on the Silver category in the stunning #29 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.
CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing seized every opportunity at Daytona International Speedway to finish fourth.
Fresh talent will feature prominently on this season’s GT World Challenge Europe Powered by AWS grid following announcements of several new programmes for the 2020 campaign.
The No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R will start from the second row for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona, January 25-26.
WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Toni Vilander (Kankaanpää, Finland), Alessandro Balzan (Italy), and Jeff Westphal (San Mateo, Calif.) will start from the front row in the GTD class in the 58th running of the IMSA WeatherTech Rolex 24 At Daytona January 23-26 at Daytona International Speedway.
The Paul Miller Racing No. 48 Lamborghini team battled stiff IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition and changing track conditions to notch an eighth place start for the 2020 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The new Porsche 911 RSR has made an impressive North American debut in qualifying for the 24-hour race at Daytona by claiming positions one and two on the grid. During the 15-minute session on the Daytona International Speedway, Nick Tandy (Great Britain) in the No. 911 vehicle and Belgium’s Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 sister car fought a heated duel for the fastest lap time.
Making his first official IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT-Daytona qualifying start with Meyer Shank Racing, Matt McMurry put the No. 86 AutoNation / SiriusXM – LaSalle Solutions Acura NSX GT3 ninth for the start of the 58th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday.
Corvette Racing will roll off third and fourth in the first race for the Chevrolet Corvette C8.R following GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying for Saturday’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. A three-time winner of the Rolex 24, the Corvette Racing program hopes to start the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a debut victory for the mid-engine Corvette.
In his second full season of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar competition, Trent Hindman continued to show his speed behind the wheel of the No. 57 Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing (MSR) Acura NSX GT3 after qualifying third for the 58th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona.
After months of on track testing and behind the scenes preparation, the management, drivers, and crew of Era Motorsport will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The LMP2 sports car team has recruited the some of the best personnel from across the motorsports world to start the 2020 season off strong.
Lexus and AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition this weekend with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway for the second season together campaigning two Lexus RC F GT3 entries in the GTD class. The season-opening endurance event features four racers competing in each Lexus entry during the 24-hour period.
Intercontinental GT Challenge Powered by Pirelli organisers have made several important changes to the championship’s sporting regulations ahead of 2020.
GRID Motorsport will make its GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS debut with Lamborghini this year after confirming a full-season Pro/Am entry comprising Steven Bei Siling and Naoki Yokomizo.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in splendid style, this summer’s special Silverstone Classic (31 July – 2 August) will feature a spectacular ‘greatest hits’ showcase of magical retro races.