Yet it was the Paul Miller Racing team, qualified in eighth class position, that led 340 of the 765 laps completed in GTD to lead a 1-2 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 finish. Being arguably the top-level GT racing in the United States, having just four cars and two different teams won’t cut it. It’s a pretty spectacular feeling,” Caldarelli noted. These cars are the fastest and most technologically advanced cars in North America. This year was completely different. And our guys have done a great job – we’ve had the benefit of having continuity on our team, and particularly among our drivers.” The Paul Miller team retained Americans Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis, together with Italian Andrea Caldarelli, for this competition. While Risi Competeizione, a one-car team that have a Ferrari 488 GTE in the GTLM class, have also competed in recent years, they have not run a full season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since 2016. We knew it was going to be a tough fight, but you never think the tough fight is going to last the last three hours of the [24-hour] race. Anne Proffit traces her love of racing - in particular drag racing - to her childhood days in Philadelphia, where Atco Dragway, Englishtown and Maple Grove Raceway were destinations just made for her. The team claimed that financial problems due to the pandemic led to this decision. GT Le Mans (GTLM): A continuation of the ALMS GT class, it consists of cars matching the ACO's GTE specification.
All cars are based on production models, but they are engineered to get the very most in terms of performance. Having two teams and a total of four cars does not really make for a very interesting class.
Each is capable of different things and was created for a different reason (although all were made with the intention of going fast and winning the race). The No. Prototype (P) Speed is king in the Prototype (P) class. The only time the No. Last Car Available Here With 4-Speed Manual Trans? IMSA could go either way to make the two classes combine with each other. There has not been any speculation about the class structures after this season, but IMSA may have to do something if they want to keep their remaining factory-backed GTLM teams beyond 2020. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R was the 21st overall starter and first in class. Cars in the PC have open cockpits and are slower and have less horsepower than their Prototype class cousins. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As a diversion, she was the first editor of IMSA’s Arrow newsletter, and now writes about and photographs sports cars, Indy cars, Formula 1, MotoGP, NASCAR, Formula Drift, Red Bull Global Rallycross - in addition to her first love of NHRA drag racing. I agree to receive emails from RacingJunk.com. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. “It was a lot of pressure. There were two each entries each from Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL and Porsche GT Team, plus a single Risi Competizione Ferrari on the grounds.
The GTLM class currently uses the same technical regulations that are used for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, so this would allow IMSA teams to run their cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans without having to make any major changes to the car. For the DPi and GTLM classes, IMSA’s goal is to have every car within a performance window of 0.3 percent, and a 0.5 percent window in GTD. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. It would be more likely for the current GTLM teams to be told to drop down to the GTD spec if they want to stay in the series. (Photo by Brian Cleary/Getty Images). NASCAR playoff race heats up at halfway mark, Indy 500 attendance plan announced by Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IMSA: ERA Motorsport mixing vintage racing, LMP2 competition, Why the NFL’s planned return is great news for race fans, Race track becomes ‘food service’ to defy governor, Governor threatens action against track that allowed fans, Motorsports: Race track opens as ‘peaceful protest’ to defy ban, Race track becomes 'food service' to defy governor, Bubba Wallace Says He's 'Wore the Hell Out' After NASCAR Noose Investigation, NASCAR: Richard Petty Motorsports statement on Bubba Wallace situation, NASCAR: New Xfinity Series team thriving in 2020. 88 WRT Speedstar Audi Sport R8 LMS GT3 took the final podium spot. Our Favorites from SEMA Battle of the Builders Showcase, SEMA Reveals Battle of the Builders Top 40, K5 ’77 Blazer Build Hosts Chevy’s New eCrate Engine, SEMA Launchpad Winning Product is Wireless Emergency Brake Light, SEMA 360 Kicks Off With Big Builds and an Electric Future. Top Speed: 180 mphHorsepower: 450Weight: 2,700 lbsHeight: Height varies, but is based on production vehicle designWidth: 79 inchesCars: Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Audi R8 LMS GT3, BMW M6 GT3, Ferrari 458 italia GT3, Lamborghini Huracan GT3, Porsche 911 GT3-R, SRT Viper GT3-REngines: Aston Martin V12, Audi 5.0-liter V10, BMW Turbo V8, Ferrari V8, Lamborghini V10, Porsche 4-liter flat 6, Viper V10Fuel: VP Racing Fuel E-10Gearbox: Paddle shiftTraction Control: Permitted, Watch NHRA's DeJoria Escape Huge Fireball in Texas.
They customarily generate more entries and involve both professional and amateur racers in the (predominant) gold, silver and bronze driver ratings, meaning amateurs can easily outweigh professionals, particularly in the larger GTD class. Your privacy is safe with us. took a 36th place result, still running at the close. LAKEVILLE, CT- JUL 20: The #912 Porsche 911 RSR of Earl Bamber, of New Zealand, and Laurens Vanthoor, of Belgium, leads the #911 Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy, of Great Britain, and Patrick Pilet, of France, during the Northeast Grand Prix, IMSA WeatherTech Series Race, July 20, 2019. The bulk of the GTLM battle fell to the Germans, BMW and Porsche, as Corvette spent the 24-hour contest completing their first endurance run since introducing the car late last year. Team owner Paul Miller was hesitant to celebrate until the checkered flags: “I’ve driven at Le Mans and had the car break on me in the very last lap. World's #1 Racing & Performance Classifieds, January 29, 2020 While the GTC cars from ALMS now run in GTD with all the Grand Am cars. For Lamborghini to win a third straight race against such manufacturers as Porsche, Lexus (with reigning NASCAR Cup champ Kyle Busch onboard), Aston Martin, Audi, last year’s manufacturer champion Acura, Ferrari, Mercedes-AMG and BMW was quite a feat. 48 held nearly a 22-second advantage, earning the team’s first Rolex 24 victory.
It is time for new GT guidelines, and it is time to combine the GTLM class and the GT Daytona (GTD) class to form one large GT class to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. They are made specifically for high-speed racing. The GTLM cars are staying in ACO legal GTE trim (so just like they are now, no changes made due to the buyout er, merger). It was a 24-hour sprint race. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io, Haywood to WeatherTech 240 Drivers: Be Patient, Bryan Sellers Is One to Watch at Sebring—Nov. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE, having missed the proper tire pressure settings for Thursday qualifying, started last in the GTLM lineup and would finish sixth in class. During the break in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the factory-backed Porsche GT Le Mans team announced that they will no longer field a car after the 2020 season. Top Speed: 190 mphHorsepower: 450-600Weight: 1,990 to 2,285 lbsHeight: Height varies, but is based on production vehicle designWidth: 74 inchesCars: Corvette DP, Deltawing DWC 12, HPD ARX-03b, Ligier JS P2, Onroak, ORECA, Mazda, Riley DPEngines: Chevrolet V8, Dinan, Ford Ecoboost Turbo, Honda V6 Turbo, Mazda MZ-2.OTFuel: VP Racing Fuel E-10 and DieselGearbox: 6-speed paddle shiftTraction Control: Permitted, Prototype Challenge (PC) The Prototype Challenge (PC) class is a spec class, so every car has to adhere to a strict set of specifications.
They customarily generate more entries and involve both professional and amateur racers in the (predominant) gold, silver and bronze driver ratings, meaning amateurs can easily outweigh professionals, particularly in the larger GTD class. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices.
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3 Corvette – which completed 785 laps, the most of any Corvette in the team’s Rolex 24 history – and it took fourth place in class, just a single lap behind the winning car. ... GT Daytona (GTD) Like the Prototype Challenge class, the GTD … In the GTD class you will find cars from Audi, BMW, Dodge, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. For cars that look outwardly similar, the cost of a GTE Pro campaign is basically a full order of magnitude over a GT3 with a gentleman driver. The GTD class runs the current FIA-GT3 specs. 4 Corvette C8.R, completing 461 laps (of 833 turned by the winning No. Once this season comes to an end, I think it is time for IMSA to reevaluate the GT Le Mans class. “The Rolex 24 at Daytona is a demanding race, so to even finish here with a brand-new car with a brand-new engine is a major accomplishment,” said Mark Kent, Chevrolet Director of Motorsports Competition. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
This leads to great racing, but understanding the differences between them can be difficult. 10 Konica/Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R.) “Last year we had the 19 hours of Daytona; it was a different race, about surviving and keeping the car on the track. With only two teams making up the GTLM class after the 2020 season, I would not be surprised to see some big changes regarding GT class racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Top Speed: 175 mphHorsepower: 430Weight: 1,990 lbsHeight: 40 inchesWidth: 74 inchesCars: ORECA FLM09Engines: Chevrolet LS3Fuel: VP Racing Fuel E-10Gearbox: Xtrac sequential with paddle shiftingTraction Control: Not permitted, GT Le Mans (GTLM) This class uses identical technical regulations as cars in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.