IMSA News

Porsche completes two-car LMDh test at Monza as US-bound chassis debuts
IMSA Road America: Albuquerque/Taylor win, title rival Jarvis crashes
IMSA Road America: Albuquerque on pole, Bourdais crashes
Calendar revealed for 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship
Porsche unveils latest generation 911 GT3 car

Porsche Penske Motorsport has begun testing a second example of the 963 LMDh contender as it ramps up preparation for its twin programmes in the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023.

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor won Sunday’s rain-impacted IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Road America, as title rival Oliver Jarvis crashed in the closing laps.

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque took pole position for Sunday’s IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Road America for Acura in a qualifying that was red-flagged when Sebastien Bourdais crashed out.

The IMSA SportsCar Championship has revealed an 11-race schedule for 2023, with Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course coming in at the expense of Mid-Ohio and Detroit.

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Porsche has focused on driveability on the new GT3 contender it unveiled ahead of this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours.

Porsche completes two-car LMDh test at Monza as US-bound chassis debuts

Porsche Penske Motorsport has begun testing a second example of the 963 LMDh contender as it ramps up preparation for its twin programmes in the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023.

IMSA Road America: Albuquerque/Taylor win, title rival Jarvis crashes

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor won Sunday’s rain-impacted IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Road America, as title rival Oliver Jarvis crashed in the closing laps.

IMSA Road America: Albuquerque on pole, Bourdais crashes

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque took pole position for Sunday’s IMSA SportsCar Championship round at Road America for Acura in a qualifying that was red-flagged when Sebastien Bourdais crashed out.

Calendar revealed for 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship

The IMSA SportsCar Championship has revealed an 11-race schedule for 2023, with Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course coming in at the expense of Mid-Ohio and Detroit.

Porsche unveils latest generation 911 GT3 car

Porsche has focused on driveability on the new GT3 contender it unveiled ahead of this weekend’s Spa 24 Hours.

IMSA to make Indianapolis Motor Speedway return in 2023

The IMSA SportsCar Championship will race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since 2014 next September, with a 160-minute contest.

Ferrari launches 296 GT3 car inspired by F1 technology

Ferrari has created a modular racing car that takes lessons from the Italian manufacturer’s Formula 1 team with its new 296 GT3, which was given an official launch on Friday.

BMW announces 2024 WEC programme, begins LMDh testing
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BMW announces 2024 WEC programme, begins LMDh testing

BMW has announced that it will return to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2024 after shaking down its LMDh contender in Italy on Monday.

Lamborghini names Bortolotti and Caldarelli as first LMDh drivers

Lamborghini has named Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli as the first drivers for its LMDh prototype due to start racing in 2024.

Acura completes first full test with 2023 ARX-06 LMDh car

Acura has completed a two-day test with the ARX-06 LMDh car at Magny-Cours as it steps up its preparation for the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship season.

Vanthoor more "ready" for Porsche prototype chance than in Audi days

Laurens Vanthoor says he’s “more experienced and ready” for his factory Porsche 963 LMDh opportunity in 2023 than if he had been offered the chance during his Audi career.

IMSA Lime Rock: Pfaff Porsche crew takes another win

Pfaff Motorsports maintained its stranglehold on the IMSA GTD Pro category on Saturday at Lime Rock Park as Porsche factory drivers Matt Campbell and Mathieu Jaminet scored the Canadian team's fourth win from seven starts.

Sims' Formula E exit decision motivated by desire to return to endurance racing

Alexander Sims' decision to quit Formula E at the end of 2021-22 was motivated by a desire to return to endurance racing, where he feels more at home.

Acura ARX-06 LMDh car completes first run in France ahead of IMSA 2023 debut

The new Acura ARX-06 LMDh car has been run for the first time ahead of its debut in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023.

IMSA Lime Rock: Pfaff Porsche and VS Lexus take poles

Matt Campbell scored his first IMSA SportsCar Championship GTD Pro pole to claim Pfaff Porsche’s third top spot start of the season, while Frankie Montecalvo claimed GTD pole in the GT-only event.

BMW LMDh prototype engine for IMSA based on old DTM V8

BMW has revealed that the engine in its new LMDh prototype for next year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship is based on the V8 from its 2017-18 DTM contender in turbocharged form.

Cadillac close to finalising drivers for WEC, IMSA LMDh 2023 programmes

Cadillac is close to finalising the driver line-up for its twin assaults on the 2023 World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship with its new LMDh prototype.

Bamber turns first laps in new Cadillac LMDh shakedown

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Earl Bamber has tested the new Cadillac LMDh and declared the experience as “exhilarating”.

IMSA Mosport: Bourdais, van der Zande earn victory in Ganassi Cadillac

Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande combined to score a spectacular victory as the IMSA SportsCar Championship visited Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario.

IMSA Mosport: Blomqvist on pole from Taylor in Acura 1-2

Tom Blomqvist scored pole position for Meyer Shank Racing Acura as the IMSA SportsCar Championship returned to Mosport Park.

The British pair at the heart of Lexus's IMSA push Plus

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

Have you heard the one about two northerners 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

IMSA
Mar 16, 2022
Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022 Plus

Why Peugeot couldn't afford to take a Le Mans gamble in 2022

Ahead of the much-anticipated arrival of its new 9X8 Hypercar, Peugeot revealed that it would not be entering this year's Le Mans 24 Hours with its incoming machinery. Although development restrictions for homologated cars are partially responsible, the French marque can draw on its own lessons from its history in sportscars

WEC
Feb 28, 2022
Why two names for the same thing could cloud sportscar racing's new golden era Plus

Why two names for the same thing could cloud sportscar racing's new golden era

OPINION: The adoption by IMSA of the GTP name for its forthcoming LMDh versus Le Mans Hypercar era in 2023 appeals to fans of nostalgia - but it undermines the commonality achieved by bringing its rulebook into line with the World Endurance Championship. GTP or Hypercar, both sides should settle on a single name

WEC
Feb 15, 2022
Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing Plus

Celebrating the weird and wonderful monsters of sportscar racing

Few disciplines of motorsport offer better possibilities to build a colossus of the track than sportscars. For Autosport's recent Monsters of Motorsport special issue, we picked out some of the finest (and not so fine) that have graced sportscar classics including Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring

Le Mans
Feb 4, 2022
How Castroneves and Meyer Shank conquered another US classic Plus

How Castroneves and Meyer Shank conquered another US classic

Helio Castroneves continued his fine start to life with Meyer Shank Racing that netted the 2021 Indianapolis 500 victory by prevailing in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours together with team-mates Tom Blomqvist, Oliver Jarvis and Simon Pagenaud. As Cadillac fell by the wayside, the Brazilian veteran won out in an all-Acura duel to the finish

IMSA
Feb 1, 2022
The British sportscar aces readying for a new golden era in IMSA Plus

The British sportscar aces readying for a new golden era in IMSA

With the arrival of LMDh looming in 2023, top sportscar drivers are flocking to IMSA for the last hurrah of the DPi cars, starting with this weekend’s Daytona 24 Hours. Seven of the championship's leading British aces explain its appeal and share their hopes of winning a sought-after new watch...

IMSA
Jan 28, 2022
How Derani's long road to title success exorcised painful memories Plus

How Derani's long road to title success exorcised painful memories

It took Pipo Derani no time at all to establish himself as a winner in IMSA, winning the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours on his first two starts in 2016. But it took until the final corner of the 2021 season before he could become its champion, the culmination of a journey that he believes has made him a better driver

IMSA
Jan 16, 2022
How the next step in the IMSA and WEC convergence can reunite multiple fronts Plus

How the next step in the IMSA and WEC convergence can reunite multiple fronts

OPINION: Following the latest convergence connection permitting Le Mans Hypercars from the World Endurance Championship to compete against LMDh entries in the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2023, it could open up enticing options not only to manufacturers but also for the calendar and race formats

WEC
Jul 13, 2021