IMSA News

Acura confirms ORECA collaboration for LMDh effort
Barnicoat joins Lexus line-up for 2022 IMSA GTD Pro class
Racing Team Nederland makes switch to IMSA SportsCar Championship
G-Drive set for full-time WEC return and Daytona 24 Hours entry in 2022
Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car

Acura's new LMDh prototype for 2023 will be developed in conjunction with French constructor ORECA, the Honda brand has confirmed.

Former McLaren factory GT driver Ben Barnicoat has joined Vasser Sullivan to campaign its Lexus RC F in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new GTD Pro class next year.

The Racing Team Nederland prototype squad will switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship next season after taking title honours in this year's World Endurance Championship.

Former World Endurance Championship title winner G-Drive Racing will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 after an absence of three seasons.

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Acura confirms ORECA collaboration for LMDh effort

Acura's new LMDh prototype for 2023 will be developed in conjunction with French constructor ORECA, the Honda brand has confirmed.

Barnicoat joins Lexus line-up for 2022 IMSA GTD Pro class

Former McLaren factory GT driver Ben Barnicoat has joined Vasser Sullivan to campaign its Lexus RC F in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new GTD Pro class next year.

Racing Team Nederland makes switch to IMSA SportsCar Championship

The Racing Team Nederland prototype squad will switch to the IMSA SportsCar Championship next season after taking title honours in this year's World Endurance Championship.

G-Drive set for full-time WEC return and Daytona 24 Hours entry in 2022

Former World Endurance Championship title winner G-Drive Racing will make a full-time return to the series in 2022 after an absence of three seasons.

Ferrari appoints ORECA to build next-gen GT3 car

Ferrari is teaming up with French motorsport organisation ORECA for its forthcoming next-generation GT3 contender scheduled to start racing in 2023.

Newgarden: 2023 downtown Detroit layout is “fantastic for racing”

Josef Newgarden says the new IndyCar/IMSA street course for downtown Detroit will be a hit for race fans as well as local businesses given the layout.

Jani explores other LMDh options while Porsche deal unsigned

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Neel Jani has revealed he has yet to conclude a new contract with Porsche and is talking to other manufacturers about the new LMDh category. 

Blomqvist returns to IMSA in 2022 with Meyer Shank Acura

Tom Blomqvist will return to the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2022, contesting the full season with Acura squad Meyer Shank Racing in the top DPi class.

Jarvis signs for full IMSA season in Meyer Shank Acura

Oliver Jarvis will remain a full time IMSA SportsCar Championship driver in 2022, having signed up to drive the #60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05.

Nasr knew Taylor wouldn’t make corner in IMSA title-deciding lunge

Felipe Nasr says he knew Ricky Taylor wouldn’t succeed in his IMSA SportsCar Championship title-deciding passing attempt on the final lap of the Petit Le Mans season finale.

IMSA Petit Le Mans: Mazda wins race, AXR Cadillac takes title

Mazda won its final race before bowing out of the IMSA SportsCar Championship at Petit Le Mans, while Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani secured the title for Action Express Racing.

Bamber to sub for sick Magnussen in Ganassi Cadillac for Petit Le Mans

Two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Earl Bamber has been added to the Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac line-up for the IMSA Sportscar Championship finale to replace an unwell Kevin Magnussen.

RLL to take on BMW's LMDh program from 2023, adds 2022 IMSA GTD Pro entry

BMW has extended its partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan to run BMW's LMDh program from 2023, remaining in the IMSA SportsCar Championship to run two cars in GTD Pro.

Lynn moved to IMSA from Formula E to "write your name in history"

New Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA SportsCar Championship signing Alex Lynn says his desire "to write your name in history" was key in his decision to move away from Formula E.

IMSA Petit Le Mans: Action Express Racing’s Nasr grabs pole by 0.015s

Felipe Nasr claimed Petit Le Mans pole position at Road Atlanta in the IMSA SportsCar Championship, putting the #31 Action Express Racing on top by 0.015s from Mazda’s Harry Tincknell.

Corvette Racing to contest full WEC in 2022 alongside IMSA GTD Pro

The Chevrolet Corvette factory team will contest a full season in the World Endurance Championship for the first time next year alongside a continued programme in the IMSA SportsCar Championship.

BMW drivers aim to send off M8 GTE "in style" at Road Atlanta

BMW's IMSA SportsCar Championship drivers aim to give the M8 GTE a winning send-off as they prepare for the car's farewell in this weekend's Petit Le Mans season finale.

Derani: Momentum on AXR’s side for IMSA title showdown

Pipo Derani says his Action Express Cadillac team approaches this weekend’s IMSA Sportscar Championship title decider with “great momentum” as they seek to overcome the points-leading Wayne Taylor Racing Acura.

Factory Porsche lineup entered for IMSA finale in GTLM swansong

WeatherTech Racing will enter a second Porsche 911 RSRs in this weekend’s Petit Le Mans IMSA SportsCar Championship finale for an all-factory lineup in the GTLM division's final race.

Detroit’s IndyCar GP to be moved downtown for 2023

Detroit City Council has approved the Grand Prix organisers’ proposal to relocate the race downtown from its current Belle Isle location.

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
Why IMSA glory for Mazda would be a bittersweet ending Plus

Why IMSA glory for Mazda would be a bittersweet ending

Mazda believes it has never had a better chance of clinching the title in IMSA's Prototype division. Achieving this goal would be the bittersweet culmination of an achingly hard struggle, after which the brand has decided to quit

IMSA
Apr 11, 2021
The groundbreaking new boss leading GM's sportscar assault Plus

The groundbreaking new boss leading GM's sportscar assault

After taking over Corvette Racing from long-time custodian Doug Fehan, 34-year-old Laura Wontrop Klauser is leading General Motors through a transitional phase in sportscar racing. Here’s how she got into her dream role and what she plans to do with it

IMSA
Mar 21, 2021
Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours Plus

Nine things to look out for at the 2021 Daytona 24 Hours

After a 100-minute sprint race to whet the appetite, the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Championship gets underway properly this weekend. With plenty of significant changes during the winter, here are the key points you need to keep an eye on

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars Plus

Why Magnussen is relishing a fresh start in sportscars

Having gone over seven years without a race win through spells with McLaren, Renault and Haas, Kevin Magnussen's departure from Formula 1 for IMSA with big-hitter Chip Ganassi Racing could give him what he craves most - a chance of success

IMSA
Jan 29, 2021
Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights Plus

Oliver Gavin's Corvette Racing highlights

Oliver Gavin has stepped down from the full-time Corvette Racing line-up after a stellar career with the team spanning nearly 20 years. He looks back on a stint that encompassed, among other successes, five Le Mans 24 Hours victories

IMSA
Jan 28, 2021
The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked Plus

The 12 greatest Sebring 12 Hours ranked

The 2020 edition of the Florida sportscar classic is finally taking place this weekend, eight months after its traditional date in March. That meant there was plenty of time for Autosport to pour over its previous 67 races and select the best

IMSA
Nov 11, 2020
When Porsche became a giant-killer Plus

When Porsche became a giant-killer

In the first of a new series celebrating underdog achievements from the annals of motorsport history, we revisit the 2015 Petit Le Mans - where a tyre advantage in appallingly wet conditions helped the GT cars overcome the prototypes

IMSA
Apr 15, 2020