IMSA News

Castroneves on retirement discussion
Porsche’s D24 giant-killing relived
Grosjean hopes to run Le Mans in ’24
Acura LM hopes after Rolex 24 win
Blomqvist's return to form at MSR

Four-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves says it’s too soon to consider the idea that Meyer Shank Racing might want to swap him to the IMSA squad and bring Tom Blomqvist over to IndyCar.

IMSA’s new GTP class for LMDh cars had a more auspicious debut last weekend than the Daytona Prototypes that arrived in 2003. Back then, they were humbled by a GT Porsche 911, which won the Floridian sportscar classic by nine laps!

Romain Grosjean says his Lamborghini LMDh commitments next year should include the 24 Hours of Le Mans, providing there are no clashes with his IndyCar schedule.

Acura aces Tom Blomqvist and Filipe Albuquerque have expressed optimism that the marque's 1-2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona could encourage Honda to enter the car in the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2024.

Since joining the Meyer Shank Racing Acura team a little over 12 months ago, Tom Blomqvist has been nothing short of a revelation in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s top class.

BMW boss Rahal says finishing Rolex 24 was "almost like a win"

BMW team boss Bobby Rahal has described getting the two new M Hybrid V8 LMDh prototypes to the finish on debut in last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona as “almost like a win”.

“Proper send-off” for MacNeil after Rolex 24 win in GTD Pro

Jules Gounon says that winning at Daytona was an appropriate way for co-driver Cooper MacNeil to retire from racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

HPD boss "amazed" by GTP reliability in Rolex 24 at Daytona

The boss of Honda Performance Developments has expressed his amazement at the high levels of reliability demonstrated by the all-new GTP prototypes in last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

How MSR took Acura to the first win of sportscar racing's new era

After much anticipation, the new dawn for sportscar racing got underway with a result that mirrored the pattern of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's previous DPi era. Here's how Acura once again took top honours in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a 1-2 led by Meyer Shank Racing.

Why WTR Acura lacked pace to beat MSR in Rolex 24 showdown

Wayne Taylor Racing's Filipe Albuquerque admits that he knew it would be a tall order to beat the sister Acura of Meyer Shank Racing in the closing stages of last weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Porsche aims to “learn quick” from Daytona disappointment

Porsche’s director of factory racing Urs Kuratle says his team will gain valuable answers from its disappointing results in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Heart of Racing beating GTD Pro cars a "testament" to Aston Martin

Heart of Racing beating the GT Daytona Pro runners in the Rolex 24 at Daytona is a testament to the strength of both the team and Aston Martin, believes team principal and bronze-rated driver Ian James.

Allen 'wasn't breathing' in Rolex 24 LMP2 photo finish

Proton Competition driver James Allen says he wasn't breathing at the time he drafted past Ben Hanley's Crowdstrike Racing by APR car to steal LMP2 victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Despite heroic comeback, Corvette missing speed at Daytona

Corvette Racing came from two laps down to finish second in class at the Rolex 24 Hours but lost out in the final shootout to a quicker Mercedes.

Winning MSR Acura "super lucky" with Rolex 24 gearbox scare

The Meyer Shank Racing Acura team was "super lucky" that it was able to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona despite having a malfunctioning gearbox for most of the race, according to team founder and co-owner Michael Shank.

Bourdais “surprised” Cadillac was beaten on pace in Rolex 24

Chip Ganassi Racing ace Sebastien Bourdais has expressed surprise that the Acura ARX-06 outperformed the similarly new Cadillac V-LMDh around Daytona.

Rolex 24: Meyer Shank Racing wins again, leads Acura 1-2

Meyer Shank Racing scored its second consecutive victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with its Acura ARX-06 shared by Tom Blomqvist, Colin Braun, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud, leading home a one-two for Honda's prestige brand.

Stunning Porsche Rolex 24 comeback halted by technical gremlin at Daytona

Porsche’s Nick Tandy stormed back into contention for the overall lead fight in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, only for his 963 to be struck by a technical failure that sent it to the garage.

Rolex 24, Hour 21: MSR Acura back in front with three hours left

The Meyer Shank Racing Acura was back in front in the battle for Rolex 24 at Daytona honors with three hours remaining in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar season-opener.

Rolex 24, Hour 18: Cadillac in command, Porsche in spin drama

Chip Ganassi Racing held a commanding net lead in Rolex 24 as dawn broke at Daytona, while Meyer Shank Racing recovered to second to set up a Cadillac vs Acura dash going into the final six hours.

Westbrook: Tire strategy as crucial as reliability in Rolex 24 closing stages

Cadillac Racing’s Richard Westbrook says tire strategy in the closing hours of the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona could prove as crucial as reliability in deciding the overall winner.

Rolex 24, Hour 15: Porsche takes lead amid drama for MSR Acura

Porsche Penske Motorsport moved to the front of Rolex 24 at Daytona in the 15th hour after the erstwhile-leading Meyer Shank Racing Acura suffered an oil leak.

Inside BMW's long-awaited prototype racing return

Much like German OEM rival Porsche, BMW's absence from sportscar racing’s top flight will be ended this weekend when a pair of M Hybrid V8 prototypes make their debut in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A programme focused on IMSA for now will expand to the WEC and Le Mans next year, in a sign of both its ambition and pragmatism.

How Porsche and Penske are gearing up for sportscar racing's bold new era Prime

How Porsche and Penske are gearing up for sportscar racing's bold new era

Porsche and Penske have teamed up to tackle the world's biggest sportscar races in 2023 with the new 963 LMDh car. Autosport was on hand at the recent Daytona test to hear from key players in the partnership as it prepares for dual campaigns across the IMSA SportsCar Championship and World Endurance Championship...

The plug in and play stand-ins who got their timing just right Prime

The plug in and play stand-ins who got their timing just right

Nyck de Vries’s Italian GP exploits weren’t the first post-eleventh-hour call-up in motorsport history, and won’t be the last either. Here are some offbeat tales from the past