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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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Latest SportsCars News and Commentary

2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season-End Awards
  Long, Wright, Aschenbach, Blackdog Score Huge Hauls
Patrick Long and his Wright Motorsports team (GT) as well as Lawson Aschenbach and his Blackdog Speed Shop squad (GTS) were the big recipients and led the festivities Sunday night in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Season-End Awards presentation at The Doubletree in Rohnert Park, Calif. In addition, the duo of Michael Cooper and Jordan Taylor as well as James Sofronas, George Kurtz and Yuki Harata were honored as class champions before a large crowd in the Doubletree ballroom which concluded the racing doubleheader weekend --PWC Grand Prix of Sonoma-- at the famed Sonoma Raceway.
Another one-two race win for the Porsche 919 in Texas
  Team orders result in 'fixed' finish

By taking a one-two victory in Austin, Texas, USA, the Porsche LMP Team further extended its world championship lead. Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ), the championship leading Le Mans winners, crossed the line first at the Circuit of The Americas.

Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row once again
The two Porsche 919 Hybrids monopolized the front row for the six-hour race on Saturday in Austin, Texas (USA). The reigning world champion Neel Jani (CH), Andre Lotterer (DE) and Nick Tandy (GB) will start from pole position. The championship leading Le Mans winners, Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ) qualified second for the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). The session was held in hot conditions with a 33 degree Celsius ambient temperature and 44 degree Celsius track temperature. 
Porsche and Toyota Preview Mexico City
  Two manufacturers battle for LMP1 crown
After the summer break the Porsche LMP Team heads to the first 2017 overseas race: The fifth of nine rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is held on September 3 in Mexico City and the team aims to extend its championship lead. After race wins in Le Mans and at the Nürburgring, Porsche now leads the manufacturers’ standings. by 39.5 points.
No. 3 Corvette Team Takes Charge with VIR win
  WeatherTech Championship GTLM Title Race
Every championship season in every sport has at least one "turning point."  It’s the moment a championship-winning team looks back on and identifies the time when the championship was firmly in their grasp. There’s still plenty of racing left in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - two races that total 12 hours and 40 minutes of competition to be exact - but Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway could very well be that turning point for the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia.
No. 66 Ford GT Team Takes Pole at VIR
  After IMSA gives them more HP
Joey Hand threw everything he had at his last lap of qualifying Saturday for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway. "I told (the team) coming down the hill on the last lap, if this doesn't do it I don't know what will,” said the driver of the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT. "I got everything I could out of it." As it turns out, everything was just enough. Hand will start the race from pole position.
Acura Reveals Striking ARX-05 Daytona Prototype
  Race Car for 2018 WeatherTech Championship

Make room, Cadillac, Nissan and Mazda. There’s a newcomer in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) ranks. Acura’s new ARX-05 DPi car was officially unveiled today at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California as part of Monterey Car Week festivities. Two ARX-05s – which stands for Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5 – will be fielded in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class by Team Penske, in a new partnership with Acura Motorsports.

Made To Measure - Data Acquisition & The Science
  Behind Porsche's LMP1 Programme - M1TG

Data acquisition is the cornerstone of Porsche’s highly successful LMP1 program, and has so far contributed to a combined 15 class race wins & 34 team podium finishes since joining the World Endurance Championship in 2014. Mobil 1 The Grid spoke to race engineer Stephen Mitas, team principal Andreas Seidl and driver and 2-time Le Mans winner Earl Bamber to find out more.

IMSA Notebook - Aug. 10, 2017
  IMSA Wire Service

-Risi Competizione Returning to WeatherTech Championship Competition
-WeatherTech Championship Title Races Take Shape as Series Enters Home Stretch
-French, O’Ward First to Clinch 2017 WeatherTech Championship Title
-Continental Tire Challenge Sees New Leader Atop GS Point Standings

Acura Teases New ARX-05 Prototype Race Car
  Ahead of Monterey Automotive Week
Acura teased its newest race car, the Acura ARX-05 prototype, to be fielded by the legendary Team Penske in 2018. Introduced in a new video (see below), the ARX-05 marks the Acura brand's anticipated return to prototype racing and will be revealed during the prestigious Monterey Automotive Week.
Derani outduels Taylor to win Road America
  First defeat for the Cadillac DPi

The Nissan DPi is finally a winner in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition. In Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, Brazilian driver Pipo Derani and teammate Johannes van Overbeek broke a seven-race win streak for Cadillac, co-driving their No. 22 Tequila Patron Nissan to victory. Derani took the lead when Stephen Simpson pitted the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LM P2 car with 25 minutes remaining and held off Jordan Taylor in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R to by win by 2.356 seconds.

Taylor Scorches to Road America Pole
  In Konica Minolta Cadillac

Cadillac V-Performance racing team Konica Minolta Cadillac will start the IMSA WeatherTech Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase from the pole position for tomorrow's race. Ricky Taylor had the wheel of the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R for qualifying. He put in the sessions fast time of 1:53.058 on his third lap of the 4-mile, 14-turn track known as the National Park of Speed. Eric Curran had the wheel of the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R and posted a time of 1:54.222 that will have him starting sixth. Christian Fittipaldi will start in the next spot in seventh in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R based upon his time of 1:54.588. The pole for the Konica Minolta Cadillac team is their fourth on the season.

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

Prototype Challenge (PC)
TOP SPEED: 175 mph
WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds
HEIGHT: 40 inches
WIDTH: 74 inches
ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3
FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum
CARS: Production based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
CHASSIS: Tube Frame

GT Daytona (GTD)
WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds
CARS: Production Based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Tube frame

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