Even the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set to reprise its now schedule Using Exactly Precisely the same dozen circuits visited to the season. IMSA President Scott Atherton’s”State of the Sport” presentation at highway America affirmed overly that most 12 events will likely be kept within a week or even not of their 2019 event date.
“We have said it several occasions at years past however one of the most powerful attributes of the IMSA WeatherTech sports-car Championship continues to be the 12 occasions, facilities and also promoter spouses which compose our schedule each calendar year,” explained IMSA President Scott Atherton.
“There isn’t much in the way of’breaking news’ since it relates to the 2020 calendar, but it’s the exact 1 2 races largely the exact same week ends like in 2019, however speaks to the strength of those events and the date fairness we have earned on the previous many decades.”
The 2020 season will start with the 58th Rolex 24 At Daytona live stream about the famous 3.56-mile, Daytona International Speedway circuit, to the weekend of Jan. 23/26. Video protection of the Rolex 24 is going to be transported on NBCSN, along with a mixture of their NBC network. In addition to kicking off the 12-race 20 20 WeatherTech Championship period, the Rolex 2-4 will launch the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup year old.
However, in lowering their own operating budgets, the race is not going to count toward points to your LMP2 class to aid those groups.
Exactly the same four courses will likely be in activity at the 68th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts around the traditional next complete weekend in March for Round two of both the WeatherTech Championship along with the Michelin Stamina Cup.
Even the Sebring celebration weekend will be March 18/21 with NBCSN along with CNBC television coverage.
GTLM classes and the WeatherTech Championship DPi then go west to its Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach occasion weekend on April 17/18 and will broadcast on NBCSN. Both prolonged Beach functions and also Sebring will soon be than they were in 20-19.
All classes will soon go back on the weekend of May 1/3 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with tv coverage on NBCSN. This occasion also commences the WeatherTech Sprint Cup time of year.
Even the DPi and also GTD Devices then go for Your Motor City at the Saturday and Sunday of May 29/30 for its Chevrolet Sports Car Classic as a portion of this Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand-prix. The race, which is likely to soon be televised on NBCSN, will rely on WeatherTech Championship factors to the DPi class, whilst it just will depend on Sprint Cup points for GTD, as was the scenario for the very first time this past year.
Watkins Glen worldwide retains its traditional mid-summer spot on the calendar for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen celebration weekend June 25/28 with NBCSN protection. The race wraps up the first 50% the WeatherTech Championship schedule even though in the same time.
On the Subsequent weekend, July 3/5, the DPi, both GTLM and also GTD Devices create the annual trek north of this boundary to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on NBCSN. The LMP2 course, which participated in 20-19 at CTMP, will take this weekend off .
Next will be the first of two GT-only races because the GTLM and GTD classes step into the spotlight in Lime Rock Park on July 17/18 together with all NBCSN Protection. All four WeatherTech Championship courses then will reunite fourteen days after at highway America over the weekend of July 31/Aug. 2. Because of NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics at Tokyo, the race Is Going to Be televised on CNBC.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will feature all four classes on the weekend of Sept. 11/13 for its penultimate round of the WeatherTech Championship, and the WeatherTech Sprint Cup year finale. It will be televised around the NBC community.
Motul Petit Le Mans in Michelin Raceway Street Atlanta when again will shut both the WeatherTech Championship and also Michelin Stamina Cup period with 10 hours of rushing on Oct. 7/10. A mixture of NBCSN coverage along with NBC system has been planned.
Along with the race schedules, IMSA additionally affirmed the Roar Ahead of the Rolex 24 At Daytona is going to be held at the weekend of Jan. 3/5, 20 20 in Daytona International Speedway. The exam will probably be compulsory for all Rolex 2 4 participants,” but GTD groups just will participate on the primary fourteen days, Jan. 3/4 as was the instance in 2019. For the second successive calendar year, there won’t be a IMSA-sanctioned screening besides the Roar Before the Rolex 2-4.
2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule
January 23-26 – Rolex 24 At Daytona (24 hours) DPi, LMP2*, GTLM, GTD (Endurance Cup Event, no points for LMP2 class)
March 18-21 – Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (12 hours) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Endurance Cup Event)
April 17-18 – Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach (100 minutes) DPi, GTLM
May 1-3 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2 hrs 40 min) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Sprint Cup Event)
May 29-30 – Chevrolet Sports Car Classic (100 minutes) DPi, GTD (Sprint Cup Event, only counts toward 2020 Sprint Cup points for GTD class)
June 25-28 – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (6 hours) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Endurance Cup Event)
July 3-5 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (2 hrs 40 min) DPi, GTLM, GTD (Sprint Cup Events)
July 17-18 – Lime Rock Park (2 hrs 40 min) GTLM, GTD (WeatherTech Sprint Cup Event)
July 31 – Aug 2 – Road America (2 hrs 40 min) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Sprint Cup Event)
August 21-23 – VIRginia International Raceway (2 hrs 40 min) GTLM, GTD (Sprint Cup Event)
September 11-13 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (2 hrs 40 min) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Sprint Cup Event)
October 7-10 – Motul Petit Le Mans (10 hours) DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD (Endurance Cup Event)
Pilot Challenge calendar unchanged too
All of 10 events once again will probably run as a companion to the IMSA WeatherTech sports-car Championship, generally while the headline function around the second day of every single three-day race weekend.
“” The IMSA Michelin Pilot problem has recently seen quite a significant amount of development within the past several decades, from the adoption of international technical regulations into the introduction of the new tire and string escrow spouse,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton.
“these core elements offered us having a fresh base and’ve gotten us where we all now reside, with a complete grid of terrific sports vehicles, drivers and teams engaging in a few of their most competitive, professional and stable championships in united states.”
Pilot Challenge schedule (all races two hours unless noted):
January 24th — Daytona International Speedway, 4 hours
March 20th — Sebring International Raceway
May 2nd — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
June 27th — Watkins Glen International, 4 Hours
July 4th — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 18th — Lime Rock Park
August 1st — Road America
August 22nd — Virginia International Raceway
September 12th — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
October 9th — Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta