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Nurburgring expert Pittard becomes Aston Martin factory GT racer
Daytona 24H: Taylor beats Westbrook in frantic race for pole
Daytona 24H: Vautier takes pole for qualifying race
Daytona 24H: Albuquerque, Blomqvist and Taylor headline opening practice sessions
Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic

Nurburgring Long-distance Series title winner David Pittard has become an Aston Martin Racing factory driver for 2022.

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 will start the Daytona 24 Hours from pole, after Ricky Taylor fended off Richard Westbrook’s JDC Miller MotorSports Cadillac as the pair made contact on the final lap of the 100-minute qualifying race.

JDC-Miller's Tristan Vautier scored pole in a curtailed qualifying session for tomorrow’s Daytona 24 Hours qualifying race, as fellow Cadillac driver Renger van der Zande crashed trying to beat him.

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura ARX-05 emerged top in third practice for the Daytona 24 Hours thanks to Filipe Albuquerque, in a session interrupted by four red flags and drizzle.

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Nurburgring expert Pittard becomes Aston Martin factory GT racer

Nurburgring Long-distance Series title winner David Pittard has become an Aston Martin Racing factory driver for 2022.

Daytona 24H: Taylor beats Westbrook in frantic race for pole

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 will start the Daytona 24 Hours from pole, after Ricky Taylor fended off Richard Westbrook’s JDC Miller MotorSports Cadillac as the pair made contact on the final lap of the 100-minute qualifying race.

Daytona 24H: Vautier takes pole for qualifying race

JDC-Miller's Tristan Vautier scored pole in a curtailed qualifying session for tomorrow’s Daytona 24 Hours qualifying race, as fellow Cadillac driver Renger van der Zande crashed trying to beat him.

Daytona 24H: Albuquerque, Blomqvist and Taylor headline opening practice sessions

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Acura ARX-05 emerged top in third practice for the Daytona 24 Hours thanks to Filipe Albuquerque, in a session interrupted by four red flags and drizzle.

Ex-Porsche boss Zurlinden joins key LMDh supplier Multimatic

Former Porsche factory motorsport chief Pascal Zurlinden has joined Multimatic, taking on the role of director of performance engineering in the company's Special Vehicle Operations division.

Wickens targeting race wins on racing return with Hyundai

Robert Wickens is “aiming big” on his return to racing, three years after the IndyCar crash that left him with a spinal injury that curtailed his topline open-wheel career.

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

Wickens to make racing comeback in Hyundai TCR car

More than three years after a devastating IndyCar accident, Robert Wickens will return to race action with Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai in IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge.

New Porsche LMDh prototype makes test debut

The new Porsche LMDh prototype that will join the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023 has hit the track for the first time.

WEC champions Pier Guidi and Calado lead Risi GTD Pro lineup at Daytona

Ferrari's World Endurance Championship GTE Pro title-winners Alessandro Pier Guidi and James Calado will contest this month's Daytona 24 Hours with Risi Competizione in the GTD Pro class.

Yelloly and van der Linde join BMW's IMSA GTD Pro lineup at Daytona

BMW factory drivers Nick Yelloly and Sheldon van der Linde will join the German manufacturer's IMSA SportsCar Championship GTD Pro squad for this month's Daytona 24 Hours. 

WeatherTech/Proton adds second Mercedes to Daytona 24H line-up

Proton Competition will run two Mercedes AMG GT3s in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's 24 Hours of Daytona, driven by NASCAR Cup's Austin Cindric and former Ford factory driver Dirk Muller.

Optimum enters full IMSA season with McLaren in GTD

The 2018 British GT championship-winning Optimum Motorsport outfit will enter the full IMSA SportsCar Championship under the Inception Racing banner, with a solo McLaren 720S GT3 in the GTD class.

Deletraz joins Tower LMP2 team for 2022 IMSA season

European Le Mans Series champion Louis Deletraz will contest the IMSA SportsCar Championship this year with the Tower Motorsports LMP2 squad.

IndyCar champion Palou to make IMSA debut with Ganassi at Daytona

Reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou will make his IMSA SportsCar Championship debut with Chip Ganassi Racing later this month at the Daytona 24 Hours in the team's expanded two-car lineup.

KCMG set for Daytona 24 Hours debut with Porsche factory support

The Le Mans-winning KCMG team will make its Daytona 24 Hours debut this month with a factory-supported Porsche in the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new GT Daytona Pro class.

Meyer Shank Racing announces Pagenaud for Daytona 24 Hours
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Meyer Shank Racing announces Pagenaud for Daytona 24 Hours

2016 IndyCar champion and 2019 Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud will be the fourth driver for Meyer Shank Racing's Acura ARX-05 in this month's Daytona 24 Hours.

Johnson to return to IMSA enduros in AXR Cadillac

Jimmie Johnson will be returning to the 2022 IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2022 with a revised driver line-up in the #48 Ally-backed Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Aston Martin joins IMSA GTD Pro field with Heart of Racing

Aston Martin has become the latest manufacturer to commit to the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new-for-2022 GTD Pro class, which replaces the dwindling GTLM class as the series' top GT division.

Herta predicts "relaxed" atmosphere teaming up with O'Ward at Daytona

Colton Herta says he's relishing the prospect of partnering IndyCar rival Pato O’Ward for next month's Daytona 24 Hours, and predicts the atmosphere will be "relaxed" at their Dragonspeed squad.

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
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