IMSA news ticker December 2022: Andretti and WTR form alliance
Here is all the important IMSA news from December 2022 in our ticker format – Latest entry: Andretti Autosport bought shares of Wayne Taylor Racing
December 30, 2022: Andretti purchased WTR shares
Wayne Taylor Racing has found a partner for its LMDh project in the IMSA Series’ GTP category: Andretti Autosport. Andretti has bought shares in the prototype team and will run an Acura ARX-06 together with WTR in the 2023 season. The drivers are Filipe Albuquerque, Louis Deletraz and Brendon Hartley.
December 22, 2022: Porsche announced the drivers for the IMSA season
Porsche has announced the driver lineup for the 2023 IMSA season. In the No. 6 car, Mathieu Jaminet and returnee Nick Tandy will be chasing points as regular drivers, with Dane Cameron starting as the team’s third driver at the 24 Hours of Daytona. The No. 7 car will be shared by Matt Campbell and former Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr. At Daytona, the duo will be supported by Michael Christensen. In the WEC, on the other hand, Cameron, Christensen, Frederic Makowiecki, Kevin Estre, Andre Lotterer and Laurens Vanthoor will start.
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December 12, 2022: IndyCar stars set for LMP2 start in Daytona
Three IndyCar stars have entered the LMP2 category for the 24 Hours of Daytona. Penske drivers Scott McLaughlin, who will contest the race for the first time, and Josef Newgarden will share the Tower LMP2 with John Farano and Kyffin Simpson. Rinus Veekay will compete for TDS Racing and fight for victory together with Scott Huffaker, Mikkel Jensen and Steven Thomas. In the GTD classification, Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen will start together with his father Jan Magnussen.
December 6, 2022: Lamborghini signed Romain Grosjean
Lamborghini has found an important piece of the puzzle for its LMDh program with Iron Lynx from the 2024 season: Former Formula 1 and current IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean will be a factory driver for the Italian outfit, which already has Mirko Bortolotti and Andrea Caldarelli under contract. Grosjean is scheduled to drive his first Lambo race in a Huracan GT3 at the 2023 IMSA opener at Daytona.
December 3, 2022: Scott Dixon and Jack Aitken join Cadillac
Cadillac has signed IndyCar star Scott Dixon and Williams junior Jack Aitken for its inaugural GTP season, both of whom will have the pleasure of driving GM’s LMDh car. Dixon, who has won the 24 Hours of Daytona four times, will join Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande, while Aitken will share the car with Pipo Derani and Alexander Sims.
December 3, 2022: IMSA scraps qualifying race for Daytona
After two years, it’s over: IMSA will no longer hold a qualifying race ahead of the Daytona 24 Hours, which will kick off the season in 2023, and will revert to the old format. Previously, the 100-minute race went green on the Sunday of the “Roar before the 24,” the official test weekend for the 24-hour race, but that’s over after just two editions.