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Risi Competizione Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona Preview - 2020
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 07:12 AM
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Risi Competizione Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona Preview - 2020


Rick Mayer, race engineer of the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM team, gives us a preview of this year's Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 23-26, 2019.

The Risi Competizione team's driver line-up for the 58th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida features Italians Alessandro Pier Guidi and Davide Rigon, along with Brit James Calado and Brazilian Daniel Serra.

General: The Roar weather was mainly dry; the race forecast has a high rain chance. This could mix things up a bit. All the GTLMs had a chance to test the different Michelin tire options on track at the Roar. Most of the GTLM field tested at Daytona before the Roar, except the Ferrari. These are new tires for all GTLM cars, different than last season. These are the tires developed for WEC and each compound option is unique to each manufacturer. Each GTLM team had to choose their limited allotment more than a month before the event week, before we actually ran on the tires at Daytona. Based on the forecast we're happy with our choice. GTLM cars are allowed 37 total dry tire sets for the event, which includes all the practice sessions and the race. Quantity shouldn't be an issue, if you selected the right compounds.


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Aston Martin Confirms IMSA Plans For North American Programme
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 07:05 AM
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Aston Martin Confirms IMSA Plans For North American Programme


Aston Martin Racing’s presence at the pinnacle of US endurance motorsport is to be significantly increased, with the British sportscar manufacturer returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class in 2020. Two Aston Martin Vantage GT3s will contest the blue riband Rolex 24 at Daytona race next weekend (25-26 January), while new partner team Heart of Racing will run a full season programme this year.

Aston Martin Racing has entered a Vantage GT3 supported by NorthWest Healthcare in the Rolex 24, alongside Heart of Racing’s entry. This works-run #98 car will be driven by long-standing factory drivers Pedro Lamy (POR), Mathias Lauda (A) and Ross Gunn (GB) as well as new addition, the AMR Junior driver Andrew Watson (GB), who stands in for 2017 FIA WEC GTE Am world champion Paul Dalla Lana. The Canadian picked up a minor injury in the winter break.


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Mattioli Confident in Scuderia Corsa's Chances for First Rolex Watch Next Week at Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:24 AM
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Mattioli Confident in Scuderia Corsa's Chances for First Rolex Watch Next Week at Daytona


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The allure of the Rolex 24 At Daytona has Giacomo Mattioli eager to return each year and 2020 is no exception.

The Scuderia Corsa team owner thinks this may be the team’s best shot yet of landing the No. 63 WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GT3 in victory lane at the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona, which opens the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

The team retains its 2019 GT Daytona (GTD) IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup lineup of full-timers Cooper MacNeil and Toni Vilander, alongside Jeff Westphal. However, next week’s twice-around-the-clock event marks the return of Alessandro Balzan to the driver’s seat. The Italian was sidelined for a year for medical reasons but remained as part of the team throughout last season in a non-racing capacity.

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World-Class Manufacturers and Teams; Accomplished Drivers Set to Tackle 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:22 AM
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World-Class Manufacturers and Teams; Accomplished Drivers Set to Tackle 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

Another star-studded field featuring world-class sports cars and drivers are set to take on the grueling, twice-around-the-clock classic challenge that is the Rolex 24 At Daytona at the end of next week on the iconic 3.56-mile, Daytona International Speedway road course.

The field includes race cars from 12 different manufacturers and includes 42 drivers with at least one previous Rolex 24 victory. It also includes a two-time and reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion, the 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner among six Indy 500 winners and five IndyCar champions in the field, 26 24 Hours of Le Mans winners and 30 IMSA premier series champions.


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Meyer Shank Racing Aiming High for Rolex 24 At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:20 AM
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Meyer Shank Racing Aiming High for Rolex 24 At Daytona


2020 marks the 17th straight Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona for reigning IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar GTD Champions, Meyer Shank Racing (MSR). A new lineup of drivers will take over the No. 86 AutoNation / SiriusXM - LaSalle Solutions Acura NSX GT3 for the twice around the clock event on Saturday, January 25 (1:35pm ET NBC).

Leading the charge as veteran driver and defending IMSA GTD champion, Mario Farnbacher will be returning for his third season with MSR onboard the Acura NSX GT3. The 2019 GTD champion is paired with the 2019 IMSA LMP2 champion, Matt McMurry. Joining them for the four IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup event is Japanese driver, Shinya Michimi and rounding out the Rolex 24 lineup is French endurance racing ace, Jules Gounon.


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Third Annual IMSA Twenty-Four Premier Set for Jan. 22 at ONE DAYTONA
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:18 AM
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Third Annual IMSA Twenty-Four Premier Set for Jan. 22 at ONE DAYTONA


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What has quickly become a “must-see” event during Rolex 24 At DAYTONA week, the third annual “IMSA Twenty-Four Premier” at ONE DAYTONA takes place this year on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. ET. The event kicks off fan activities around this year’s 58th running of the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA on Jan. 25-26 at Daytona International Speedway.

The Twenty-Four Premier allows fans to see a selection of Rolex 24 At DAYTONA race cars and superstar drivers free of charge. ONE DAYTONA – a lifestyle and entertainment destination located directly across International Speedway Blvd. from Daytona International Speedway, features numerous shops and restaurants, Cobb Luxury Theatres and The DAYTONA, a AAA Four-Diamond Autograph Collection hotel that opened in Spring 2019.

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Jordan Taylor Leaves the Wayne Taylor Racing Nest for Familiar Territory at Corvette Racing
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 08:27 AM
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Jordan Taylor Leaves the Wayne Taylor Racing Nest for Familiar Territory at Corvette Racing


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When Renger van der Zande spotted Jordan Taylor wearing his new Corvette Racing firesuit at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona instead of the familiar, Konica Minolta-emblazoned, black firesuit he’s sported for so many years, the Dutchman said, “It’s so weird.”

A couple of days later, at the start of a media availability, Wayne Taylor joked that his No. 10 Cadillac DPi team had, “Gotten rid of the dead weight” from its 2020 driver lineup. Jordan Taylor delivered two IMSA titles and 19 victories – including two Rolex 24 At Daytona wins, two Motul Petit Le Mans victories and one Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts triumph – in his tenure with the No. 10 team from 2013 through 2019.

So, for 2020, Jordan’s taking his “dead weight” with him to one of the most iconic race cars in the world. He’s sharing the Velocity Yellow, No. 3 Corvette C8.R with two-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) champion Antonio Garcia at Corvette Racing.

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Audi Sport drivers lead assault on Bathurst 12 Hour
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:45 PM
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Audi Sport drivers lead assault on Bathurst 12 Hour


Audi Sport customer racing returns to Mount Panorama at the end of January - on the tenth anniversary of their first of three victories at the Bathurst 12 Hour event - looking for a strong result against some of the best teams in the world, the Australian-based Audi Sport Team Valvoline operation carding three 2019 Audi R8s with arguably their strongest lineup ever..

From Audi Sport driver Chris Mies - a two-time Bathurst 12 Hour winner and 2015 Australian GT Champion - to three-time Bathurst 1000 champion Garth Tander, the team includes a list of stars with endurance victories at such iconic venues as Nurburgring, Spa-Francorchamps, Daytona and Suzuka.


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Nielsen Racing Rewarded With First Ever Victory Outside Europe With Asian Le Mans Win Down Under
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:45 PM
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Nielsen Racing Rewarded With First Ever Victory Outside Europe With Asian Le Mans Win Down Under


After four hours of sterling driving for Nielsen’s #2 pole-sitting pair, Colin Noble and Tony Wells successfully clinched the LMP3 win in their #2 NORMA, with Colin crossing the finish line with a significant lead over their main class rival – finishing an impressive 8th overall.

It was however, a somewhat bittersweet victory after the #3 was forced into retirement in the opening 90 minutes of the race; a huge blow to the team who had spent hours sourcing and preparing a spare car 10,000 miles away from home following irreparable damage to the team’s NORMA M30, shared by the North American squad of Garett Grist, Rob Hodes and Charles Crews.


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Missed Opportunity For Kcmg As 24h Dubai Is Suspended
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:44 PM
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Missed Opportunity For Kcmg As 24h Dubai Is Suspended


KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) displayed race-winning potential in the first half of the 2020 Dubai 24 Hours, but its march to the front of the field was halted by a red flag for torrential rain. The persistent conditions meant the race was not resumed.

The Hong Kong squad, fielding Jim Ka To, Kenneth Ma, Henry Lee Jr, Andy Yan and its founder Paul Ip, topped the opening practice session on Thursday and the subsequent night practice. However, qualifying was compromised by traffic which put the Honda Civic Type R TCR seventh in class.


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Sports Car News Archive
· Risi Competizione Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona Preview - 2020 (Jan 19, 2020)
· Aston Martin Confirms IMSA Plans For North American Programme (Jan 19, 2020)
· Mattioli Confident in Scuderia Corsa's Chances for First Rolex Watch Next Week at Daytona (Jan 18, 2020)
· World-Class Manufacturers and Teams; Accomplished Drivers Set to Tackle 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 18, 2020)
· Meyer Shank Racing Aiming High for Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 18, 2020)
· Third Annual IMSA Twenty-Four Premier Set for Jan. 22 at ONE DAYTONA (Jan 18, 2020)
· Jordan Taylor Leaves the Wayne Taylor Racing Nest for Familiar Territory at Corvette Racing (Jan 18, 2020)
· Audi Sport drivers lead assault on Bathurst 12 Hour (Jan 13, 2020)
· Nielsen Racing Rewarded With First Ever Victory Outside Europe With Asian Le Mans Win Down Under (Jan 13, 2020)
· Missed Opportunity For Kcmg As 24h Dubai Is Suspended (Jan 13, 2020)
· First podium for ACE1 Villorba Corse in the Asian Le Mans Series (Jan 13, 2020)
· G-Drive Racing by Algarve extends Asian Le Mans lead with flawless win in Australia (Jan 12, 2020)
· Overall And Class Wins For Mercedes-Amg In Rain Chaos Of The Dubai 24 Hours (Jan 12, 2020)
· Mike Shank Weighs in On What it Takes to Compete for a WeatherTech Championship GTD Title (Jan 12, 2020)
· Hitting The Apex: Track Record Possibilities Bring Even More Intrigue to Rolex 24 (Jan 11, 2020)
· LMP2 is Land of New Opportunity in 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Jan 11, 2020)
· Lasalle Solutions Rejoins Championship Winning Meyer Shank Racing For Second Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 11, 2020)
· British Stars Strengthen Aston Martin Le Mans Line-Up (Jan 11, 2020)
· Era Motorsport Pleased With Roar Before The 24 Test (Jan 10, 2020)
· Mercedes-Amg Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Log Just Under 3,500 Miles In Roar Before The Rolex 24 IMSA Test At Daytona International Speedway (Jan 10, 2020)
· Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 Gtlm No 62: James Calado (GBR) (Jan 10, 2020)
· Daytona Test Goes Well For The Heart Of Racing (Jan 10, 2020)
· Corvette Racing At Daytona: Encouraging Test Weekend For Mid-Engine Corvette C8R (Jan 10, 2020)
· Heinricher Racing Starts 2020 Strong At Roar Before The 24 Test (Jan 10, 2020)
· Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona - Sunday Notebook (Jan 07, 2020)
· Cadillac Racing Teams Ready for Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 07, 2020)
· Strong Start to 2020 for Meyer Shank Racing Acura (Jan 07, 2020)
· Acura Team Penske IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Qualifying Report - Roar Before The 24 (Jan 07, 2020)
· WeatherTech Racing Completes Successful Roar Weekend (Jan 07, 2020)
· Montecalvo, Keating Top Garage Qualifying Sessions at Roar (Jan 07, 2020)
· 2020 Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona - Saturday Notebook (Jan 07, 2020)
· Nobu Yamanaka looks forward to the Asian Le Mans challenge of The Bend (Jan 06, 2020)
· 2020 Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona - Friday Notebook (Jan 06, 2020)
· Corvette Racing At Daytona: Start Of A New Era (Jan 06, 2020)
· Top 20 IMSA Moments of 2010s - Nos. 5-1 (Jan 06, 2020)
· Top 20 IMSA Moments of 2010s, Nos. 10-6 (Jan 06, 2020)
· Top 20 IMSA Moments of 2010s - Nos. 15-10 (Jan 06, 2020)
· PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Announce Lineup For Rolex 24 At Daytona (Jan 06, 2020)
· Top 20 IMSA Moments of 2010s, Nos. 20-16 (Dec 26, 2019)
· 40 WeatherTech Championship Cars, 12 Manufacturers Ready for Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona (Dec 22, 2019)
· Corvette Racing Confirms Endurance Lineup for Long-Distance IMSA Events (Dec 21, 2019)
· Ollie Wilkinson Recruited To Become A McLaren Professional Driver (Dec 21, 2019)
· GT Celebrationt Announces A New GT3 Class Series New Class In Sports Car Racing Opens With 6 Race Weekends (Dec 21, 2019)
· New Porsche, Altered Lineup Aiming for Similar WeatherTech Championship GTLM Results in 2020 (Dec 13, 2019)
· Cameron, Montoya Added New Chapter to Team Legacy in 2019 with DPi Title for Acura Team Penske (Dec 13, 2019)
· Nobu Yamanaka makes strong Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 debut in China (Nov 29, 2019)
· Auberlen Gearing Up for Race to 61 While Reliving Excitement of 60th IMSA Win (Nov 29, 2019)
· Corvette Racing Sets New Full-Season Driver Lineup for 2020 (Nov 15, 2019)
· Acura Team Penske Goes Back to Work in Defense of DPi Title (Nov 13, 2019)
· AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus Drivers Looking Forward to 2020 Rolex 24, Working with NASCAR Champion Kyle Busch (Nov 13, 2019)
· Champion Daytona Prototype Drivers Look Forward to Returning to Daytona 24 (Nov 11, 2019)
· Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring - Saturday Notebook (Nov 09, 2019)
· Mazda Aiming Even Higher for 2020 After Breakthrough Season (Nov 06, 2019)
· IMSA Sporting and Technical Regulations Released for 2020 Season (Nov 01, 2019)
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· Auberlen Reflects on Tying Pruett for Most Wins in IMSA History (Oct 19, 2019)
· Ford Mustang Wins Season Finale At Road Atlanta (Oct 16, 2019)
· No. 31 Whelen Cadillac Wins Motul Petit Le Mans (Oct 13, 2019)
· Risi Competizione Ferrari Steals Show with Win in WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Class at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (Oct 13, 2019)
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· 2019 Petit Le Mans: IMSA Thursday Notebook (Oct 11, 2019)
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· What to Watch For: Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren (Sep 14, 2019)
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