Vale seems interested in IMSA as well as WEC. With the Rolex 24 and Super Sebring coming back next season, barring COVID's impact on international travel, this would be amazing to see:
He alone could kindle a lot of interest for a team like Scuderia Corsa or Risi.
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I think the biggest issue will always remain that John Potter is one of the few true Ams left in a series where those have mostly dwindled away and the rest of the competition has gotten stiffer. In that way, running just the endurance races spreads more drive time to the third and fourth drivers and maybe gives them a better chance to win than a normal race. It would help if he had pace like Ben Keating, but true Ams like that are very few and far between. Maybe over time the GTD Pro/GTD split will make that a bit more fair to the latter class.Magnus decline is very alarming, the NSX has peaked development wise for some time. Maybe with the new Type-S NSX variant they will see some change in the future. The NSX's decline in performance has been noticeable, even 2020 when MSR was representing GTD.
I hope they can find more sponsorship to race an entire season and seeing less of Lally in IMSA sucks. They just need to find a way to stick with one car, changing cars every season has to be an issue with drivers constantly having to adapt as well.
Be on the lookout for Aston Martin, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mercedes AMG and Porsche to open GTD Pro’s account at the big 24-hour WeatherTech Championship show. BMW has confirmed a pair of its new M4 GT3 will be in motion with BMW Team RLL. Corvette just confirmed two C8.Rs will be in attendance. And Lexus is in with one RC F GT3.
I’m also expecting one Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3, a Ferrari 488 GT3, at least two Lamborghini Huracan GT3s, a pair of Mercedes AMG GT3s, and two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs. That makes for 12-13 GTD Pro entries for the Rolex 24, which compares favorably to the six GTLM cars that appeared for the 2021 race.
Looking to the full season, GTLM presented fans with three entries for most of its farewell season. Outside of Daytona and the other long races on the calendar that tend to attract larger fields, GTD Pro is on target to deliver a steady 8-9 cars for its 10-race championship run.
An Aston Martin, two BMWs, a Corvette, a Lamborghini, a Lexus, a Mercedes AMG and two Porsches are on my current list, and if we’re fortunate, the number will hold.
Cool to see Westy back. Bless Ben Keating, guy is really going to give it a go in DPi and I bet he’ll hold up pretty respectably. I’m assuming he’s doing double-duty at the race with PR1 again too?Vautier and Richard Westbrook will be the full-time drivers for JDC Motorsports. Duval will return for endurance events and Ben Keating will be the fourth driver for the Rolex 24:
JDC-Miller MotorSports have confirmed that Richard Westbrook will join their returning driver Tristan Vautier as full-season drivers for the team’s 2022 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Cadillac DPi-V.R programme with Mustang Sampling once again the primary sponsor for the effort. Loïc...www.dailysportscar.com
Mustang Sampling returns as the primary sponsor for the team.
No telling, knowing Keating he will do double duty. Imagine winning to Rolex watches at the same time.Cool to see Westy back. Bless Ben Keating, guy is really going to give it a go in DPi and I bet he’ll hold up pretty respectably. I’m assuming he’s doing double-duty at the race with PR1 again too?
A full grid. Besides the first year of the merger when they ran a hodgepodge 67 that hasn’t happened. Should be pretty stout.The Rolex 24 is expecting approximately 60 entries this year. 25 prototypes and 35 GT entries:
The entry list for January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona is full, giving IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship an early gift heading into the holidays. RACER has learned IMSA is ready for Round 1 in Ja…racer.com
Unique approach from WeatherTech with Cooper doing double duty in Pro at Daytona with two different makes and a bunch of factory talent in each.
Probably a BoP hedge, we know how the MacNeils are with BoP…That's pretty wild, Proton must be loving this. I thought the WeatherTech team was stepping down to GTD-Am to help Cooper.
I guess its to decide which fits his driving style the most to maximize his stints on the future.
Chip was like, everyone from our IndyCar team is getting in on this.Only 11 IndyCar titles and 91 IndyCar wins in the 01.
Great to see K-Mag back for another outing with the team, I wonder if he’ll be back for all of the endurance cup.