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Classes

Prototype (P)

Prototype Challenge(PC)

GT Le Mans (GTLM

GT Daytona (GTD)

IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
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Toyota beats Porsche in Bahrain
  Denies German marque a win in final LMP1 race

Toyota took its fifth win of the season in tonight’s 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship finale, the 6 Hours of Bahrain. The No.8 of Sebastien Buemi, Kazuki Nakajima and Anthony Davidson won ahead of the two departing Porsche 919 Hybrids, the German cars appearing for the last time in the WEC.  The paddock has united this weekend to pay tribute to the most successful car of the recent era, and the team which has won three consecutive FIA World Endurance Manufacturer Championships. 

Porsche takes final WEC pole of 2017
  Toyota to start 2nd

Neel Jani (CH) and Nick Tandy (GB) have achieved the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s 20th pole position in what was the Le Mans Prototype’s last qualifying. Together with Andre Lotterer (DE), they will head into the final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) on Saturday in Bahrain. The #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez held top spot for much of the session but was denied a fifth pole of the season in the closing minutes by Porsche #1. They will start from second.

Toyota Gazoo Racing On Top In Bahrain
  Porsche 3rd and 4th

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing enjoyed a positive opening day of practice for the Bapco 6 Hours of Bahrain as it attempts to finish the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season with a third consecutive victory. Sebastien Buemi, Anthony Davidson and Kazuki Nakajima in the #8 TS050 HYBRID set the fastest lap of the day, just 0.001secs slower than the best TOYOTA lap time ever with an LMP1 car in Bahrain

WEC Bahrain 6 Hours Preview
  Porsche, Toyota and Ford

One of the most successful chapters in Porsche’s motorsport history comes to an end Saturday: The ninth and final round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship will be the last race entry for the Porsche 919 Hybrid. TOYOTA and World Champions Porsche are level on four wins each this season, with the TS050 HYBRIDs having won the last two races, setting up a deciding contest at the Bahrain International Circuit.

Bentley Reveals New Continental GT3 Race Car
  All-new GT3 car starts comprehensive development program
Bentley Motorsport today unveiled an all-new Continental GT3 racecar, currently in development for the 2018 motorsport season. The second-generation Continental GT3 is the latest dedicated racecar in an acclaimed Bentley motorsport lineage that includes the 4½ Litre, Speed Six and Speed 8 Le Mans winners. The first-generation Continental GT3 has proven to be a championship-winning endurance racer, scoring 120 podiums and 45 wins across 528 races around the world to date.
In their own words: Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen
  IMSA GTLM champions
Winning an IMSA championship is never easy. Corvette Racing just makes it appear that way. In 2017, the program successfully defended its Manufacturer, Driver and Team titles in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with four victories in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, recorded three of those victories on the way to their second championship together – the first coming in the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Here are their thoughts on another title-winning campaign.
What November 18th Means for Sports Car Racing
  by Stephen Cox

As racers and motorsports enthusiasts, most of us like to keep our ear to the ground about what's happening in our sport. Who could have predicted the explosion of $500 "crapcan" endurance racing, the declining attendance in NASCAR or the amazing rise of Formula E? What's next in our sport, and why?

Toyota wins again in Shanghai
  But Porsche clinches both WEC LMP1 titles
The #8 Toyota hounds the #2 Porsche

The No. 8 Toyota TS050 Hybrid of Sebastien Buemi  lapped Porsche to win Sunday’s Six Hours of Shanghai WEC race, but a costly error by Jose Maria Lopez ultimately gave Porsche enough points to clinch the Manufacturers’ title. A second place finish for Porsche drivers Brendon Hartley, Timo Bernhard and Earl Bamber, meanwhile, locked up the Drivers'’ World Championship giving Porsche a sweep of both titles.

Castroneves, Montoya adapting as Full-Time IMSA drivers
  Their IndyCar careers are over

Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya have accomplished many great things during their racing career. Castroneves is a three-time Indy 500 champion, 30-time IndyCar race winner and is a previous winner of Motul Petit Le Mans. Montoya owns two Indy 500 winner’s rings, an IndyCar championship, victories in Formula 1 and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and three Rolex 24 At Daytona wins. But the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be a new experience for both, as full-time sports car racers for Acura Team Penske

Toyota over Porsche in Shanghai qualifying
  WEC penultimate round

Toyota took pole position for the 6 Hours of Shanghai in qualifying for the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in China today. The #7 TS050 HYBRID of Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez had been fastest in all three practice sessions and kept up the pace in qualifying, earning their fourth pole of the season by 0.440secs. After a difficult qualifying session the two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from positions two and four on the grid.

Making of a Champion: Christina Nielsen
  Woman can win in sportscars
You’d be hard pressed to find any driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship who has had a more successful three-year run than Christina Nielsen. In three years, Nielsen won back-to-back GT Daytona (GTD) class championships – in 2016 and 2017 – and in 2015, she entered the season-ending Petit Le Mans in contention for the GTD title and wound up second. Did we mention that these were the first three years of the now 25-year-old driver’s WeatherTech Championship career? And that the 2016 title made her the first woman to win a major North American sports car championship?
Preview FIA WEC in Shanghai, China
  Porsche, Toyota and Ford preview
The championship reaches its final stages and the pressure increases as the eighth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), November 3 to 5 in Shanghai, will be the penultimate race of 2017. The championship leading Porsche drivers Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) have scored 172 championship points while the best placed Toyota drivers have 133 points.
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Specifications

Prototype (P)
TOP SPEED: 190 mph
HORSEPOWER: 450-600
WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 Lbs
WIDTH: 74 inches
GEARBOX: 6-speed
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon or Tubing
TRACTION CONTROL: Yes

Prototype Challenge (PC)
TOP SPEED: 175 mph
HORSEPOWER: 430
WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds
HEIGHT: 40 inches
WIDTH: 74 inches
CARS: ORECA FLM09
ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3
FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber
TRACTION CONTROL: No

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
TOP SPEED: 180
HORSEPOWER: 500
WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum
CARS: Production based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Open
CHASSIS: Tube Frame
TRACTION CONTROL: No

GT Daytona (GTD)
TOP SPEED: 180
HORSEPOWER: 450
WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds
CARS: Production Based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Tube frame
TRACTION CONTROL: No

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