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Rossi rejoins Wayne Taylor Racing for Watkins Glen 6 Hours

IndyCar ace Alexander Rossi will return to the cockpit of Wayne Taylor Racing's Acura ARX-05 for this weekend’s IMSA SportsCar Championship 6 Hours of Watkins Glen.

Archive: How Magnussen's post-F1 US path is emulating his father's

Fresh from his first IMSA SportsCar Championship victory last week, ex-Formula 1 racer Kevin Magnussen makes his IndyCar Series debut at Road America this weekend. It's the latest in a growing list of comparisons with his father Jan's career in the US, after his own F1 exit mid-way through 1998. Shortly after announcing his deal with Panoz for 1999, Magnussen Sr spoke to Autosport about his Indycar ambitions for the 21 January issue.

Penske IndyCar drivers are candidates for Porsche LMDh drives in 2023

Roger Penske hopes his current IndyCar drivers will be part of the team's endurance line-ups when the Porsche LMDh programme starts in the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023.

Penske: IMSA return to Indy “high on the list” of targets

Roger Penske says an IMSA race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is "high on the list" of targets, while playing down the idea of an imminent return by Formula 1.

Magnussen: Ending eight-year win drought "really special"

Formula 1 outcast Kevin Magnussen says ending an eight-year winless run in Saturday's IMSA SportsCar Championship round in Detroit feels "really special".

IMSA Detroit: Magnussen, van der Zande take commanding maiden Ganassi win

Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande drove a perfectly judged race at the IMSA SportsCar Championship's Detroit round to take a well-deserved maiden victory for Cadillac Chip Ganassi Racing.

Detroit IMSA: Magnussen beats Tincknell for first pole since 2013

Kevin Magnussen earned his first IMSA SportsCar Championship pole for Chip Ganassi Racing in Detroit, edging Mazda driver Harry Tincknell when a red flag ended qualifying early.

BMW underlines intention to race new LMDh car in IMSA with works team

BMW will campaign its new LMDh Le Mans prototype in the IMSA SportsCar Championship in 2023 with a two-car factory team.

Veach to miss IMSA Detroit race after testing positive for COVID

Zach Veach will be absent from the Vasser Sullivan Lexus squad this weekend at Detroit after testing positive for COVID-19, with Townsend Bell stepping in as replacement.

Racing Team Nederland: "No decision on IMSA future"

Dutch LMP2 team Racing Team Nederland says it remains interested in a future presence in the IMSA Sportscar Championship but has denied reports an American campaign is a done deal.

Marco Andretti to make IMSA debut with family team

Marco Andretti will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut later this month as he teams up with cousin Jarett for the Sahlen's Six Hours of Watkins Glen.

Duval set to miss Portimao WEC round due to IMSA clash

Loic Duval is set to miss next month's second round of the World Endurance Championship at Portimao owing to a clash with his IMSA SportsCar Championship commitments.

Porsche, Audi partner with Multimatic for LMDh chassis

Porsche and Audi will both build their LMDh cars around a Multimatic LMP2 chassis when the brands make their return to top-flight sportscar racing, including the Le Mans 24 Hours, in 2023.

IMSA Mid-Ohio: Wayne Taylor Racing Acura beats dominant Mazda

Wayne Taylor Racing strengthened its lead in the IMSA SportsCar Championship as Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor took their Acura ARX-5 to a narrow victory at Mid-Ohio.

Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport
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Wickens still aims to return to “elite level” of motorsport

Robert Wickens says he’s still targeting a comeback in a top-rank racing series after returning to the cockpit for the first time since his horror IndyCar crash.

Porsche and Penske unite to run new LMDh prototype in WEC, IMSA

Penske will mastermind Porsche's factory return to top-line sportscar racing with a new LMDh prototype in both the World Endurance Championship and the IMSA SportsCar Championship from 2023.

Oliver Gavin to retire from racing after WEC opener at Spa

Five-time Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Oliver Gavin will retire from the cockpit after this weekend's opening round of the 2021 World Endurance Championship at Spa.

Audi to offer LMDh prototype to customer WEC and IMSA squads in 2023

Customer squads will be able to run Audi's LMDh prototype when the marque returns to the top flight of endurance racing in 2023, with testing planned to begin next year.

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

Watkins Glen gains extra IMSA race as Canadian round is cancelled

The IMSA SportsCar Championship will race twice at Watkins Glen in the space of six days, following the cancellation of the round at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Rahal “can’t blame anybody” for BMW Sebring 12H clash with Corvette

BMW IMSA boss Bobby Rahal has defended Connor De Phillippi's attempted pass on the leading #3 Corvette in the Sebring 12 Hours that resulted in contact between the two.

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

Sebring 12H: Bourdais, Duval, Vautier win in JDC-Miller Cadillac

Tristan Vautier, Loic Duval and Sebastien Bourdais clinched an amazing Sebring 12 Hours victory for the JDC-Miller team, coming from a lap down to beat defending race-winner Mazda.

Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac leads Sebring 12H after six hours

Chip Ganassi Racing led the Sebring 12 Hours at the halfway stage, with Renger van der Zande behind the wheel of the Cadillac DPi-V.R being pursued by Oliver Jarvis' Mazda.

Van der Zande slams "too wild" Derani after Sebring 12H clash

Renger van der Zande has criticised IMSA SportsCar Championship rival Pipo Derani for being "too wild" following their early clash in the Sebring 12 Hours.

Sebring 12H: Derani takes pole, team-mate Johnson crashes

Three-time Sebring 12 Hours winner Pipo Derani took pole for Action Express Racing for the 2021 race, but the session ended early when Jimmie Johnson crashed the second AXR Cadillac.

Tandy: New Corvette C8.R "tough", good on Sebring bumps

Nick Tandy is positive that the natural traits of Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs make them strong GT Le Mans class contenders in this weekend’s Sebring 12 Hours.

Cadillac: IMSA LMDh rules have “caught our attention”

General Motors’ new sportscar racing programme manager Laura Wontrop Klauser says that the IMSA SportsCar Championship's new LMDh era has "caught our attention" as it evaluates Cadillac's future in motorsport

Mazda to end IMSA DPi programme after 2021, Le Mans return unlikely

Mazda will not continue its participation in the IMSA SportsCar Championship beyond this season and appears unlikely to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the new LMDh era

Bereaved Garcia crying with "emotion and rage" after Daytona 24 win

Daytona 24 Hours class winner Antonio Garcia says he was left crying from "emotion and rage" after personal bereavements and missing the victory celebrations due to a positive COVID-19 test

WTR's Daytona 24 win "important" to show it can succeed without GM

Wayne Taylor Racing says winning the Daytona 24 Hours was important to show it could succeed without long-time partner GM, admitting he was "getting bored" of his previous alliance

Mazda rear wing issue cost it victory shot at Daytona 24 Hours

Mazda lost a shot at victory in last weekend's Daytona 24 Hours with a rear wing issue that robbed its solo entry of downforce in the closing stages

Taylor sad Garcia missed Daytona celebrations after positive COVID test

Jordan Taylor says a Daytona 24 Hours class victory was made bittersweet after his team-mate Antonio Garcia tested positive for COVID-19 and had to leave the event early

Van der Zande reflects on agonising Daytona 24 Hours loss

Renger van der Zande says Chip Ganassi Racing deserved better than fifth place in the Daytona 24 Hours after a puncture in the closing minutes dashed hopes of victory

Elliott and Johnson vow to return to Daytona 24 Hours

Reigning NASCAR champion Chase Elliott and seven-time title-winner Jimmie Johnson have both aired their hopes to return to the Daytona 24 Hours, following their participation in this weekend's event

Daytona 24 Hours: Albuquerque drove "race of my life" to hold lead

Wayne Taylor Racing's Filipe Albuquerque drove the "race of my life" to keep ahead of Renger van der Zande in the closing stages of the Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR clinches victory as late puncture ends Ganassi hopes

The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing team secured its fourth Daytona 24 Hours victory in five years, after the pursuing Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac blew a tyre with seven minutes to go

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR Acura holds lead over AXR Cadillac after hour 21

Wayne Taylor Racing held a 12s lead with three hours remaining in the Daytona 24 Hours over the #48 Action Express Cadillac, while Chip Ganassi Racing endured a drive-through penalty

Daytona 24 Hours: Whelen AXR Cadillac loses win chance with gearbox issue

The pole-winning Whelen Engineering Action Express Racing Cadillac has been knocked out of contention from the Daytona 24 Hours lead fight after suffering a failure in its gearbox

Daytona 24 Hours: WTR Acura ahead of Ganassi after 18 hours

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura led the Daytona 24 Hours with six hours to go, with Alexander Rossi ahead of Kevin Magnussen's Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac after 18 hours

Daytona 24 Hours: Ganassi leads from Meyer Shank after hour 15

The Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac led the Daytona 24 Hours with nine hours remaining, taking advantage of a caution period to take the lead away from the Wayne Taylor Racing Acura

Daytona 24 Hours: Albuquerque holds lead for WTR at half distance

The Wayne Taylor Racing Acura held a narrow advantage at the halfway point of the Daytona 24 Hours, with Filipe Albuquerque fractionally clear of Mike Rockenfeller's Action Express Racing Cadillac

Daytona 24 Hours: AXR's Johnson leads van der Zande after hour 9

Jimmie Johnson's Action Express Racing Cadillac led the Rolex 24 at Daytona after nine hours, but under intense pressure from the Chip Ganassi Racing machine of Renger van der Zande

Daytona 24 Hours: Vautier leads for JDC Miller after three hours

Tristan Vautier in the JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac is leading the Daytona 24 Hours after three hours, while Corvette runs 1-2 in the GT Le Mans class

Spengler refutes blame for "weird" Daytona 24 Hours start crash

BMW Team RLL driver Bruno Spengler has refuted the blame for the bizarre 2021 Daytona 24 Hours startline crash for which he was penalised by the stewards

Cameron predicts "wild" Daytona 24H with LMP3 addition to grid

IMSA SportsCar Championship title winner Dane Cameron is predicting this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours series opener will be a "wild one"

Remembering the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours: Jaguar's dominant 1-2

Jaguar took a dominant 1-2 in the 1990 Daytona 24 Hours as its IMSA GTP rivals crumbled. TOM HOWARD revisits the Big Cats' triumph, with a little help from Andy Wallace and Martin Brundle

Daytona 24 Hours: Duval leads final practice from F1 exile Magnussen

Loic Duval's JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac edged to the top of the times by 0.012 seconds in final practice for the 2021 IMSA SportsCar Daytona 24 Hours

Chip Ganassi Racing targets Le Mans 24 Hours return in LMDh era

Chip Ganassi Racing has ambitions to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours and bid for outright victory when the new LMDh category comes on stream

Le Mans winner Guy Smith makes Sebring return with United Autosports

Le Mans 24 Hours winner Guy Smith will return to the Sebring 12 Hours for the first time since 2013 with the United Autosports squad in March

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

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

Mazda "in strong place" for maiden Daytona 24 Hours win - Tincknell

Mazda driver Harry Tincknell believes that the Japanese marque is "in a strong place" in its bid for a first win in the Daytona 24 Hours this weekend

Daytona 24 Hours: Allmendinger beats Dixon to head second practice

Meyer Shank's AJ Allmendinger headed second practice for the Daytona 24 Hours by more than a quarter of a second, beating Chip Ganassi Racing charge Scott Dixon to top spot

GTD Pro for GT3 cars to replace IMSA’s GT Le Mans class in 2022

The GT Le Mans class in the IMSA SportsCar Championship will come to a close at the end of 2021, as the series switches to two GT3-based series

Daytona 24 Hours: Van der Zande leads tight first practice for Chip Ganassi

Renger van der Zande has topped the times for Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac in the opening practice session ahead of this weekend's Daytona 24 Hours

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

Magnussen enjoying Cadillac IMSA car after "easy to drive" F1 machinery

Ex-Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen says challenging for wins in the IMSA SportsCar Championship has taken him back to "the things that got me excited about being a race driver."

Jarvis hopeful of Mazda LMDh IMSA commitment

Oliver Jarvis says he wants reassurances that Mazda still plans to be a part of the IMSA SportsCar Championship when the LMDh rules take effect in 2023

Kobayashi: Johnson has made "big step" in adapting to IMSA prototype

Kamui Kobayashi says seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has "made a big step" adapting to the IMSA Prototype class and expects further progress next week