IMSA News

BMW reveals 2023 IMSA drivers, final LMDh race livery
Sims explains how Cadillac LMDh IMSA move has become a “dream come true”
Porsche pleased with Daytona test progress for 963 LMDh car
Sims joins Cadillac for 2023 IMSA LMDh assault as drivers announced
Risi Ferrari squad to enter IMSA's Petit Le Mans, Calado returns

BMW has announced that Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus and Nick Yelloly will lead its factory programme in IMSA SportsCar Championship’s GTP class in 2023.

Alexander Sims says competing in Action Express Racing’s new Cadillac LMDh in IMSA is the chance to return to “the most enjoyable form of racing that I’ve done.”

Porsche believes it made a major development step with the new 963 LMDh and its off-the-shelf hybrid system during testing at Daytona earlier this month.

Formula E race winner Alexander Sims has joined Cadillac for its assault on next year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship with its new V.LMDh hybrid prototype.

Ferrari team Risi Competitzione will contest next weekend's final round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans, with James Calado returning to the line-up.

BMW reveals 2023 IMSA drivers, final LMDh race livery

BMW has announced that Connor De Phillippi, Philipp Eng, Augusto Farfus and Nick Yelloly will lead its factory programme in IMSA SportsCar Championship’s GTP class in 2023.

Sims explains how Cadillac LMDh IMSA move has become a “dream come true”

Alexander Sims says competing in Action Express Racing’s new Cadillac LMDh in IMSA is the chance to return to “the most enjoyable form of racing that I’ve done.”

Porsche pleased with Daytona test progress for 963 LMDh car

Porsche believes it made a major development step with the new 963 LMDh and its off-the-shelf hybrid system during testing at Daytona earlier this month.

Sims joins Cadillac for 2023 IMSA LMDh assault as drivers announced

Formula E race winner Alexander Sims has joined Cadillac for its assault on next year’s IMSA SportsCar Championship with its new V.LMDh hybrid prototype.

Risi Ferrari squad to enter IMSA's Petit Le Mans, Calado returns

Ferrari team Risi Competitzione will contest next weekend's final round of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans, with James Calado returning to the line-up.

Lamborghini developing new V8 turbo engine for 2024 LMDh car

Lamborghini is developing an all-new twin-turbo V8 for its LMDh prototype that will begin racing in the World Endurance Championship and IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2024.

Proton set to run customer Porsche LMDh entries in WEC and IMSA

The German Proton squad appears to be on course to field customer Porsche 963 LMDh prototypes in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship next year.

BMW LMDh racer “feels very similar” to Class 1 DTM car

Factory BMW drivers Sheldon van der Linde and Philipp Eng believe the marque’s new LMDh prototype has tangible similarities to the Class 1 DTM racers they campaigned until 2020.

IMSA return in 2023 doubtful for Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi says he is unlikely to race in the IMSA SportsCar Championship next year as his World Endurance Championship commitments with Toyota begin taking up more of his time.

Hartley joins Wayne Taylor Racing for Petit Le Mans

Three-time Le Mans winner Brendon Hartley will join Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque in the IMSA SportsCar Championship season finale, Petit Le Mans.

Rast tests BMW's LMDh car, could get 2023 race outings

Three-time DTM champion Rene Rast has completed a first test in the BMW M Hybrid V8 and is in line to make race appearances in the 2023 IMSA SportsCar Championship.

IMSA VIR: Pfaff Porsche and Winward Mercedes claim victories

Mathieu Jaminet and Matt Campbell scored Pfaff Motorsports’ fifth IMSA SportsCar Championship GTD Pro win of 2022 at VIR, as Winward Mercedes' Philip Ellis and Russell Ward claimed GTD victory.

How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game Plus

How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game

The 956 set the bar at the dawn of Group C 40 years ago, and that mark only rose higher through the 1980s, both in the world championship and in the US. It and its successor, the longer-wheelbase 962, were voted as Autosport's greatest sportscar in 2020 - here's why

Andretti to build new motorsport headquarters in Indiana

Andretti Global, the parent company of Andretti Autosport, has announced it has chosen Fishers in Indiana to be the future home of its motorsport headquarters.

Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes

OPINION: While the focus has been on the exciting prospect of Ferrari vs Porsche at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, BMW’s factory return to endurance racing should not be ignored. It won't be at the French classic next year as it focuses efforts on the IMSA SportsCar Championship, but could be a dark horse in 2024 when it returns to La Sarthe with the crack WRT squad

Friday Favourite: The V10 GT brute that conquered prototypes at Daytona

A perennial winner of 24-hour races at Le Mans, Spa and the Nurburgring, the Dodge Viper GTS-R even won outright against faster prototype machinery at Daytona. Olivier Beretta, who won four championship titles and scored three around-the-clock enduro wins with the car, explains what made it a winner

Acura reveals ARX-06 LMDh car for 2023 IMSA season

Acura has taken the covers off the ARX-06 LMDh challenger that will compete in the new GTP class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Racing Championship in 2023.

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.

How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game Plus

How Porsche's Le Mans legend changed the game

The 956 set the bar at the dawn of Group C 40 years ago, and that mark only rose higher through the 1980s, both in the world championship and in the US. It and its successor, the longer-wheelbase 962, were voted as Autosport's greatest sportscar in 2020 - here's why

WEC
Aug 25, 2022
Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes Plus

Why BMW shouldn't be overlooked on its return to prototypes

OPINION: While the focus has been on the exciting prospect of Ferrari vs Porsche at the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, BMW’s factory return to endurance racing should not be ignored. It won't be at the French classic next year as it focuses efforts on the IMSA SportsCar Championship, but could be a dark horse in 2024 when it returns to La Sarthe with the crack WRT squad

Le Mans
Aug 21, 2022
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