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Rolex 24 Entry List Released

Record-low 39 car entry set for next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona…

The entry list for next weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona has been released, with 39 cars slated to take part in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opener.

It is down by one entry from the Roar Before the Rolex 24, due to the expected withdrawal of the second PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca 07 Gibson in LMP2, which will feature a six-car class as a result.

No major changes have been made in terms of drivers since the official pre-season test and subsequent announcements, with Rick Ware Racing still yet to name its two replacement drivers for James Davison and Mark Kvamme.

Two seats also remain open in the No. 47 Precision Performance Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo alongside Brandon Gdovic and Eric Lux, who both tested the car that is planned as a full-season GT Daytona entry.

Aston Martin Racing has also yet to name Paul Dalla Lana’s replacement in the No. 98 Aston Martin Vantage GT3, following the Canadian’s skiing accident that has ruled him out of the race.

Teams have until Friday to officially nominate driver changes, with on-track action beginning Thurs. Jan 23.
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Acuras Heaviest Hit in Pre-Rolex 24 BoP Changes

Acura DPi, GTD cars get hit with pre-Rolex 24 Balance of Performance adjustments…

Acura has been the heaviest hit with Balance of Performance adjustments, in both the DPi and GT Daytona classes, ahead of next weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Confirmed in a technical bulletin sent to teams on Thursday, the Acuras are among the many cars adjusted following data received and reviewed by IMSA at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.

The Acura DPi will face a roughy 6.7-horsepower reduction, through mid to high range RPMs, compared to its configuration at the pre-season test.

The Cadillac DPi.V-R, meanwhile, has been given a 10 kg weight break, with no performance-related changes to the Mazda RT24-P, which paced four of the seven timed sessions and claimed pole position for pit box and garage spaces at the Roar Before the Rolex 24.

Fuel capacity adjustments have been adjusted for all three DPis, meanwhile, with the Acura getting a 1-liter increase and 2-liter increases for both the Cadillac and Mazda.

The LMP2 class sees aero-related allocations given to the Riley Mk. 30 Gibson, which is now permitted to run without its rear wicker flap and front dive planes, in an effort to increase the car’s top speed.

The changes are understood to have come at IMSA’s discretion for Daytona-only.

GT Le Mans sees power and/or weight adjustments to three of the four cars, led by the new-for-2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, which gets a 0.3 mm large air restrictor. The power increase roughly translates to a 4.15 horsepower gain.

Ferrari’s 488 GTE, which was fastest at the Roar, loses approximately 5.3 horsepower across all RPM levels, while the Porsche 911 RSR-19 gets a 10 kg addition in minimum weight.

No changes have been made to the BMW M8 GTE, which is serving as the performance baseline this year.

As was the case in DPi, fuel capacities have been adjusted to the entire class, with the Corvette getting 5 liters of additional fuel, a 1-liter reduction for the Ferrari and a 7-liter boost for the Porsche.

Adjustments have been made to six of the nine GT3-spec cars in GT Daytona, with the Acura NSX GT3 Evo the heaviest hit with a 7.5-horsepower reduction and 25 kg increase in minimum weight.

Both the BMW M6 GT3 (-13.4 horsepower) and Ferrari 488 GT3 2020 (-4 horsepower) have received power cuts, while the Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo is now mandated to run with a 4 mm minimum rear wing angle.

The only car to benefit from BoP changes is the Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo, which gets a 10 kg weight break.

Fuel capacity adjustments have also been handed out to the Acura (-2 liters), BMW (-3 liters), Ferrari (-1 liter) and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (-3 liters).
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Aaaaahhhhh.....some more scripting of the show....errrr....I mean "real" (tee-hee) racing..... :oops:

Off to the movies I'll go. ;)

p.s. I wonder how many lengthy "safety" cautions will be thrown (more scripting) to keep some cars on the same lap for some "real racing" (the show)?
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Aaaaahhhhh.....some more scripting of the show....errrr....I mean "real" (tee-hee) racing..... :oops:

Off to the movies I'll go. ;)

p.s. I wonder how many lengthy "safety" cautions will be thrown (more scripting) to keep some cars on the same lap for some "real racing" (the show)?
Then go to the movies.. Movies aren't scripted.

Three years ago there were 4 safety cautions. All were rightfully.

Btw: Do you remember Can-Am? How great the series was when the Porsche 917-30 arrived? It demolished the opposition and with it Can-Am as a whole. People switched off TV, stayed away from the tracks. Because they knew that it was not a case IF the Porsche 917 would win, but by how many laps.
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"Then go to the movies.. Movies aren't scripted."

Dang....you learn sumpin' new every day.
Are the actors reading prompts?....make it up as they go (like most racing these days)???


"Do you remember Can-Am? How great the series was when the Porsche 917-30 arrived?"

Yes I do. :)
And 'enjoyed the Bruce and Denny show prior; seeing excellence, as most real racing was back then. Not just rolling billboards putting on a scripted (BoP, etc.) parade/show. ;)

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Bring it to the track, demolish the opposition and see your spectators leave.
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58th Rolex 24 At Daytona – DPi Team-By-Team

The start of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and essentially the entire auto racing calendar – is upon us.

The 58th rendition of the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona gets under way next week on the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway. Practice and qualifying starts Thursday, Jan. 23, with the green flag flying on the twice-around-the-clock battle just past 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 25.

NBC will have live network coverage of the start of the race beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 25, and also will televise the race finish beginning at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 26 as part of NBC Sports’ complete coverage of the event that includes windows on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.

IMSA Radio also will have live coverage throughout race weekend on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com, with complete race coverage also airing on SiriusXM Radio.

Tickets for the 58th Rolex 24 At Daytona are available on DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com.

In the first of a four-part series detailing the four classes that will compete in the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona, let’s take a closer look at the flagship, Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class.



No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing/JDC-Miller MotorSports

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Sebastien Bourdais/Loic Duval/Joao Barbosa

For the first time since 2009 – when he claimed his first Rolex 24 At Daytona overall victory – Barbosa will compete in the Rolex 24 with a team other than Action Express Racing. The two-time WeatherTech Championship Prototype champion moves to the Minnesota-based JDC-Miller MotorSports squad in 2020 with support from longtime partner Mustang Sampling.

Joining Barbosa as a full-time driver in the No. 5 Cadillac DPi will be four-time Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais, whose focus has shifted from IndyCar to sports car racing. Barbosa and Bourdais are no strangers – they won the 2014 Rolex 24, the 2015 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 2015 Motul Petit Le Mans together.

Their co-driver in those victories was Christian Fittipaldi, who retired from driving at last year’s Rolex 24 and serves as the grand marshal for this year’s race. Fittipaldi is now a team advisor to the JDC-Miller team.

Barbosa and Bourdais will share the car with 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans overall winner Loic Duval in IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds.



No. 6 Acura Team Penske

Acura ARX-05

Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud

Cameron and Montoya are the defending WeatherTech Championship DPi champions and are returning for their third straight season as co-drivers of the No. 6 Acura DPi. They claimed the 2019 title through consistent podium finishes and a couple of well-timed wins. However, one thing that has so far eluded them since the team rejoined IMSA at the start of 2018 is an endurance race victory.

Helping them in their effort to deliver a sought-after endurance win is the 2019 Indianapolis 500 winner and 2016 IndyCar champion Simon Pagenaud. In fact, the trio is the only DPi driver lineup that includes all IMSA champions, as Pagenaud took the 2010 LMP1 title before heading off to IndyCar stardom. These same three drivers have comprised the team’s endurance lineup since the start of 2018.



No. 7 Acura Team Penske

Acura ARX-05

Ricky Taylor/Helio Castroneves/Alexander Rossi

Taylor and Castroneves hold the distinction of being the first set of co-drivers to win a race in the Acura ARX-05 DPi car, which they did at Mid-Ohio in 2018. However, they haven’t been back to victory lane since then.

Nevertheless, 2019 was a successful season across the board for Acura Team Penske, with the championship-winning performance of the No. 6 team and the No. 7 squad parlaying podium results in exactly half of the season’s 10 races en route to third in the DPi championship standings at year's end. But they’re definitely looking for more – wins and points – in 2020.

Co-drivers since the start of 2018, Taylor and Castroneves will be joined by 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi for the races at Daytona, Sebring and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Rossi was part of the No. 7 lineup at Daytona and Sebring last year also, but missed the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans to compete in the Bathurst 1000 in Australia, giving way to another IndyCar racer, Graham Rahal, for that event.



No. 10 Konica Minolta/Wayne Taylor Racing

Cadillac DPi-V.R

Renger van der Zande/Ryan Briscoe/Kamui Kobayashi/Scott Dixon

For the first time since the 2009 season, team owner Wayne Taylor won’t have at least one of his sons driving his signature No. 10 prototype. His eldest, Ricky, is starting his third season in the No. 7 Acura DPi, while Jordan Taylor has moved to the brand-new No. 3 Corvette Racing C8.R beginning in 2020.

Van der Zande is now the longest-tenured driver on the WTR roster and will open his third year with the team at Daytona with Ryan Briscoe, his new, season-long co-driver. Briscoe, whose history with Wayne Taylor Racing dates all the way back to 2006, rejoins the team following the conclusion of the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM program in 2019.

Kobayashi, who was one of the fastest drivers in the field en route to the 2019 Rolex 24 victory in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi alongside Jordan Taylor, van der Zande and two-time F1 World Champion Fernando Alonso, is back for his second straight Rolex 24. And completing the team’s four-driver lineup is none other than five-time IndyCar champion and 2008 Indy 500 winner Scott Dixon.

The four members of the driving quartet have a combined seven Rolex 24 winner’s watches. Dixon has three, with overall wins in 2006 and 2015 and a GTLM win in 2018, Briscoe has a pair of GTLM wins in 2015 and 2018, and van der Zande and Kobayashi got their first last year. They’ll be looking to bring Wayne Taylor Racing its fourth Rolex 24 win next weekend.



No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing

Cadillac DPi-V.R

Pipo Derani/Felipe Nasr/Filipe Albuquerque/Mike Conway

The No. 31 team is the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup champion two years running. Nasr and Derani finished second in the overall WeatherTech Championship DPi standings last year, a year after Nasr and then-co-driver Eric Curran took the Prototype title.

Derani and Nasr will be likely title contenders again in 2020 aboard the No. 31 Cadillac DPi as the lone representatives of Action Express Racing and they’ll have plenty of muscle at Daytona and throughout the endurance events also. Albuquerque, a two-time Rolex 24 class winner who claimed his first overall win in the race two years ago, is onboard for the full Michelin Endurance Cup campaign.

And Conway, an IndyCar race winner turned Toyota Gazoo Racing driver in the FIA World Endurance Championship, is onboard for the Rolex 24, which will be his third appearance and first since 2018. Derani and Albuquerque already have winner’s watches in their collection. Will Nasr and Conway join the club?



No. 55 Mazda Team Joest

Mazda RT-24P

Jonathan Bomarito/Harry Tincknell/Ryan Hunter-Reay

Bomarito and Tincknell have been reunited for the full 2020 WeatherTech Championship season after delivering Mazda Team Joest’s long-awaited first victory at the 2019 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen with then-endurance co-driver Olivier Pla. It will be the third consecutive season for Bomarito and Tincknell as co-drivers of the No. 55.

The Watkins Glen victory touched of a run of three straight victories for the two-car team. Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez won the following weekend in the No. 77 Mazda DPi at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park before Bomarito and Tincknell won again at Road America.

For 2020, 2012 IndyCar champion and 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has joined the No. 55 team for endurance events. Hunter-Reay previously raced in the No. 55 at the 2019 Mid-Ohio round and finished third alongside Bomarito, as Tincknell competed in the FIA World Endurance Championship event at Spa for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.



No. 77 Mazda Team Joest

Mazda RT-24P

Oliver Jarvis/Tristan Nunez/Olivier Pla

Jarvis and Nunez have been reunited for a third consecutive year in the No. 77 Mazda DPi after finishing a team-high fifth in the WeatherTech Championship DPi standings in 2019, highlighted by a victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. They had a total of four podiums last season.

The duo welcomes a new endurance co-driver for 2020 in Pla, who moves over to the No. 77 squad after driving the No. 55 in 2019 IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds. Pla unofficially broke Jarvis’ Daytona International Speedway track record in garage and pit qualifying at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona.

It was the second consecutive year the No. 77 left the Roar atop the time charts. In 2019, Jarvis also unofficially broke what was then a 26-year-old track record set by PJ Jones in 1993 at the Roar before making it official in qualifying on race weekend.

As a result, the No. 77 has to be the favorite come Thursday’s qualifying session. Are they favorites to win the 58th Rolex 24 At Daytona as well?



No. 85 JDC-Miller MotorSports

Cadillac DPi-V.R


Juan Piedrahita/Matheus Leist/Chris Miller/Tristan Vautier

The “Banana Boat” will have a revised driver lineup in 2020 as Colombian driver Piedrahita will be joined by Brazilian IndyCar racer Leist for the four Michelin Endurance Cup races. Piedrahita is expecting to compete in additional WeatherTech Championship rounds this season as well.

Miller rejoins the team at Daytona, where he and the team have fond memories as winners of the Prototype Challenge (PC) class in 2016. Also back with the team at Daytona is Frenchman Vautier, who drove the full 2019 season in the No. 85 entry alongside Misha Goikhberg, who has moved to the GT Daytona (GTD) class with Meyer Shank Racing in 2020.

Piedrahita’s history with the JDC team dates back to 2011 in the U.S. F2000 National Championship. He also has experience in Star Mazda/Pro Mazda and Indy Lights. Leist has raced in IndyCar the last two seasons with A.J. Foyt Enterprises, scoring a career-best result of fourth in 2019 in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Vautier also has a long history with JDC, winning the 2011 Star Mazda title for the team before moving to Indy Lights and winning that championship the following year with Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
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Post by jimclark » 1 month ago

There's a slight error in the "No. 6 Acura Team Penske" piece:
"In fact, the trio is the only DPi driver lineup that includes all IMSA champions, as Pagenaud took the 2010 LMP1 title before heading off to IndyCar stardom."
I didn't remember him winning an "LMP 1" championship so I did some research. He "technically" didn't. (or, "technically" did...??? :huh: :happy: )

He drove the Highcroft HPD ARX-01C (actually a Courage chassis) Acura that season; an LMP2 car. The two classes (LMP1 & 2) were combined into one IMSA LMP championship that season with some "good" (not to me...:() ol' BoPing.....

"Introduced on August 16, 2009, IMSA announced a new class structure for the 2010 season in order to address costs. Several previous classes will be retained, while some new classes will be added. Le Mans Prototypes, which previously ran in the LMP1 and LMP2 categories, will be combined into a single LMP category for much of the season. IMSA will modify the LMP1 and LMP2 rules through performance balancing in order to allow the two to compete equally in the new single category."

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ALMS LMP1 title 2010: Simon Pagenaud. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Amer ... ans_Series
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Bring it to the track, demolish the opposition and see your spectators leave.
I've been watching it happen to all of racing since the 90s.....the inception of "equalizing" the playing fields.....

Indy cars...the IRL. NASCAR....the COT ("Car of Tomorrow"). F1...the mandatory "reliability" and "DRS". Sportscars...BoPing.
All for the sake of "the show" to entice auto racing ignorant masses and satisfy potential sponsors exposure requirements.

I understand your point, but these antics are not working as the stands are getting emptier and emptier; apparent as the TV cameras avoid shots of them at all costs nowadays. Back when, the stands were panned with announcers excitedly stating how "It is another sellout crowd!!!"........ :whistling:

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Can-Am died when they did this:

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That was not spec. Just weird.
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Can-Am died when they did this:

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Spec racing in uninspiring cars.
Not so. That was the second iteration of the CanAm (5 litre max., '77-'86). They were mostly Lola T332s & 333s (F5000 cars) with sportsracer bodies; Not mandated. They were what was used as they were the hot ticket in the "CanAm" resurrection. (There was also a separate
U2 (under 2 litre) class to enlarge the fields). As the series continued additional manufacturers started building cars specifically for the series.

Further down the road, a third iteration ('91-'96), there were spec Shelby sportstacers with spec Dodge engines and that series was also called the CanAm.


Erwin was referring to the original, pretty much unlimited (except for Jim Hall's disallowed Chaparral 2J), CanAM Challenge Cup ('66-'74) and it's folding after the 1974 season that some say was caused by the arrival of the turbcharged Porsche 917/10s (1972) and then 917/30s (nicknamed the Turbopanzers).

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FINALLY!
Qualification has started.
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