Audi Sport, Porsche Motorsport, LMDh Prototype Racing and Le Mans’ 100th Birthday Party

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="56581"] Audi Sport shared an incredible gift with brand enthusiasts this holiday season with the announcement there’d be a return to Le Mans via the new LMDh prototype racing category. Then, Porsche confirmed their own LMDh shortly thereafter. Both plan a return to the segment by the 2023 racing season when the LMDh formula is set to begin… and also the 100th anniversary of the very first running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for those doing the...

Audi Ready for Second Round of the Intercontinental GT Challenge in Indianapolis

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="52698"] source: Audi Sport Audi Sport Team Hardpoint WRT enters 8-hour race Mirko Bortolotti and Markus Winkelhock compete for Audi Sport US sports car driver Spencer Pumpelly completes driver line-up Just one week after the Nürburgring 24 Hours, Audi Sport customer racing has the next date on its calendar: For its North American round from October 2 to 4, the Intercontinental GT Challenge will make its debut at Indianap...

IMSA Announces Updated Return to Racing Plan

[gallery link="none" columns="1" size="full" ids="47480"] source: IMSA In a series of video conferences with stakeholders earlier today, IMSA revealed its plans to return to racing this summer with a revised 2020 calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The WeatherTech Championship will return July 4 at Daytona International Speedway. This Fourth of July event will feature an evening race with WeatherTech as its entitlement partner and ...

Video of the Day: An In-Car Lap of Daytona in an Audi R8 LMS

words: Bill, video: IMSA Official Another (very wet) Rolex 24 at Daytona has come and gone. While both teams and spectators continue to dry out, they can enjoy this ride-along with Alex Riberas of the #19 Moorespeed R8 LMS GT3. Hitting speeds as high as 172 mph, Alex takes us on what a driver sees and thinks during a race at Daytona. Let Alex do the hard work and enjoy the ride. [embed]https://youtu.be/gkqgNnsHPzA[/embed]

Starworks Motorsport Reveals Its Livery For Rolex 24 at Daytona…And It’s Legendary

photos: Starworks Motorsport The Rolex 24 at Daytona starts next weekend (January 25-27) and Starworks Motorsport has just revealed their livery. Suffice it to say, it's legendary (I tried really hard to not make a Barney Stinson joke). A throwback to the Audi 90 quattro IMSA GTO, it'll be easy to spot this car as it races around the track. I have my new favorite team to root for now. Look for the #8 Audi piloted by Ryan Dalziel, Parker Chase, Ezequiel Perez Companc, and Audi factory ...

FASTMD Races into IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

source: FASTMD  New race team enters IMSA professional road racing with an all-star team set on winning big Tampa, Florida (January 12, 2019) — FASTMD has partnered with Racing to End Alzheimer’s and Expo Systems to compete in its first-ever IMSA professional road racing series at the 2019 Michelin Pilot Challenge. The drivers of the FASTMD Audi RS3 TCR are Nick Galante, James Vance, and Jared Salinsky. Each of the three drivers have earned podiums in IMSA (former) Contin...

Leena Gade and Brad Kettler Join Audi Alums at Joest for IMSA Bid

The latest news from IMSA circles is that Mazda Team Joest has picked up even more Audi alums for their 2019 racing season. Racer Magazine and Marshall Pruett broke the story this morning, confirming both Leena Gade and Brad Kettler, plus many other familiar faces. As a quick recap, following Audi's closing of its LMP1 program in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans, Joest joined up with Mazda to manage its RT24-P Daytona Prototype International (DPI) program in ...

Audi Canada To Field Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo for Rolex 24

source: Audi Canada Audi Canada announced on Twitter that they will be teaming up with Audi Sport Team WRT for the Rolex 24 in Daytona on January 26-27. https://twitter.com/AudiCanada/status/1076250888094638080 Sportscar365.com reports Team WRT Speedstar will have Audi factory drivers Kelvin van der Linde and Frederic Vervisch sharing duties with Ian James and 17 year old Roman de Angelis. Keep an eye out for Audi Canada and Audi Sport Team WRT Speedstar though I can hardly see...

Daytona Photos: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

Last week's Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona weekend marked the first round for 2018 of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. This particular series includes the Audi R8 LMS GT4 and the RS 3 LMS built to TCR spec. It featured the most Audis ever fielded in a professional level American race. It also marked a strong first showing for these many Audi supported teams including a TCR Class victory by Compass Racing. The most news making announcement surrounding the Continental series 4-hour ...

Audi Customers Win Season Opener in the U.S.

source: Audi Sport First TCR win for Audi RS 3 LMS in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Extensive program for all three Audi customer race cars Audi Sport customer racing present in North America like never before Neuburg a. d. Donau/Daytona - Following the one-two class win of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4 in Dubai two weeks ago, the North American season began with a success for Audi Sport customer racing as well. To kick off the IMSA season at Daytona, all three p...

Compass Racing Adds Third Audi TCR Car to IMSA CTSC Effort

source: Compass Racing Toronto, Canada - Compass Racing today announced that Britt Casey Jr. and Tom Long have been signed to drive the team's No. 77 Audi RS 3 LMS in the burgeoning TCR class in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with primary sponsorship from German industrial machine tools manufacturer TRUMPF Inc. The duo paired for a number of races in the ST class in a Mazda MX-5 last year for a best result of second place at Road America. This marks a third full-...

Compass Racing Launches IMSA TCR Program with Audi Sport

source: IMSA Compass Racing launches its 15th-consecutive season in IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge by opening a bold new chapter in the new-for-2018 TCR class with two Audi RS 3 LMS race cars. “We were proud to be the first team to commit to this new IMSA class, and to now be the first to announce our driver line-ups,” remarked Team Principal Karl Thomson. “We’ve run for many years in this series, having not missed a race since January 2004, and we’re grateful ...