USCC
Oct 8

Sports Cars: Q&A With Porsche Motorsport North America President

Porsche Motorsport North America President Jens Walther, right, with Porsche factory driver, Joerg Bergmeister, left. (Photo: John Dagys)

Motorsport North America president (right) talks with Porsche factory driver Joerg Bergmeister. (Photo: John Dagys)

Porsche has been in the headlines as of late, with the announcement that it will field a two-car full factory effort in next year’s , while also providing more than a dozen cars to customers competing in the new GT Daytona category in 2014.

SPEED recently caught up with Porsche Motorsport North America President Jens Walther for more insight into the new 911 GT America, which will become the German manufacturer’s new customer car in America. Up to 15 cars of the -specific model are expected to be produced for next year.

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Sep 22

IMSA, ACO Announce LMP2, Daytona Prototype Cars Eligible Through 2016

The Prototype class in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Grand-Am Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the ALMS Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

The Prototype class in the United SportsCar Championship will include DP cars currently competing in the Series and P2 cars (featured) currently competing in the Championship. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Following a four-hour steering committee meeting at Circuit of The Americas between officials from the International Motor Sports Association () and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO), both organizations today confirmed a collaborative decision that cars eligible for the Prototype class in the and the LM P2 category internationally will remain so through the conclusion of the 2016 season.

Set to debut next year, the Prototype class in the IMSA-sanctioned TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will include cars currently competing in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ DP class, as well as P2 cars and the new DeltaWing DWC13 from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS). IMSA officials are in the final stages of computer simulations and wind-tunnel testing of the three different types of prototype race cars. On-track testing will soon begin for balance of performance.

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Sep 20

2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship Schedule Released

USCR- Questions, Concerns Remain Over DP:P2 Integration

The 2014 will kick off in Daytona with the Rolex 24. (Photo: Brian Cleary)

After months of speculation, released the calendar for the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship Friday.

Featuring a 12-race schedule, the unified North American series kicks off at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, with trips to Sebring, Long Beach, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Detroit, Watkins Glen, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, , Road America, Virginia International Raceway, Circuit of the Americas and Road Atlanta for the season-ending 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans.

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Sep 12

Details Emerge On Tudor United SportsCar Title Sponsorship

Details Emerge on Tudor United SportsCar Title Sponsorship

Details have emerged on the Tudor United SportsCar title sponsorship. (Photo: Getty Images)

The future became a bit clearer Thursday, as executives from inked a five-year deal with Tudor Watches to become the title sponsor of the newly renamed United SportsCar Championship.

Announced at Chicago’s Navy Pier, to kick off NASCAR Chase Media Day activities, IMSA president joined Rolex Vice president Peter Nicholson and series chairman Jim France for the occasion, which coincided with the brand’s North American relaunch this evening in New York.

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