Action Express Racing announced today that the team will field a pair of Cadillac DPi-V.R race cars in the Prototype class of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 28-29, 2017.
Jeff Gordon to Drive New Cadillac DPI-V.R in Return to Rolex 24 At Daytona
Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon will make his return to the Rolex 24 At Daytona for the first time in 10 years as Wayne Taylor Racing today confirmed Gordon alongside full-season co-drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor and endurance driver Max Angelelli as the driver lineup in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona. The race opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on Jan. 28-29, 2017.
Cadillac Confirms Daytona Prototype international to Debut in 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - "Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence."
Those were the words used by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen to confirm that three Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars will compete in the full 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) class, beginning with the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017. The new car will be known as the Cadillac DPi-V.R and is the first prototype race car from the New York-headquartered manufacturer since 2002.
Continental Tire To Serve As Exclusive Tire Supplier for IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda
Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda series starting in 2017.
The multi-year agreement will see all cars in both classes of IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda - Le Mans Prototype 3 (LM P3) and Mazda Prototype Challenge (MPC) - compete on Continental rubber.
After Late Start in Auto Racing, Michael Mills Scores 2nd PWC Series Title with Inaugural SprintX GT Championship in 2016
Michael Mills wasn’t sure how his 2016 racing campaign would work out. He knew he had a limited budget for his No. 46 Mills Racing BMW Z4 GT3 but he wanted to compete in the Pirelli World Challenge again.
Contested on Saturday evening, the ninth and final round of the 2016 FIA WEC saw Nicolas Lapierre, Stéphane Richelmi and Gustavo Menezes finish on the podium for the seventh time this season. This was no title decider, of course, since the no.36 Signatech-Alpine crew had already wrapped up the championship after the 6 Hours of Shanghai.
Rebellion Racing Ends 2016 FIA WEC On A High In Bahrain
REBELLION Racing finished on a high in Bahrain cementing five years of total domination of the LMP1 Privateer category of the FIA World Endurance. The #13 Rebellion R-One AER won the last race of the season, the 6 Hours of Bahrain.
Saying goodbye with a bang: Audi achieved an impressive one-two victory in the last race of its Le Mans prototypes in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). After clinching pole position in qualifying, the Audi R18 diesel hybrid sports car went on to claim a lights-to-flag victory in the 6 Hours of Bahrain. In addition, Lucas di Grassi set the fastest race lap. As a result, Audi has clinched the vice-championship titles in the manufacturers’ and drivers’ classifications.
RGR Sport kept their track record of stellar performances alive with a 2nd place finish at the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the finale of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship. The eighteen points from the seventh podium finish of the year secured 2nd place in the Championship for the first-year team, only five points ahead of Russian crew, G-Drive Racing, who finished 3rd in the standings.
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