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A Look Ahead to the 2020 IMSA SportsCar Season


The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) sanctions the WeatherTech SportCar Championship. It originated from the 1971 IMSA GT Championship. The 2020 Championship will be the fifth WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The series started on January 25, 2020, and it will run until October 10, 2020. Racing fans can wager on it at Betway88. Here is an insight into the 2020 IMSA SportsCar season.

The Growth of the Pro-Am LMP2 Class

Several DPi competitors left the SportsCar championship. Yet, the LMP2 class has added extra ranks. It is a prototype class for teams of amateur and professional. The racers will take part in six rounds in the series to cut down their budgets. The 2020 IMSA SportsCar competition requires the LMP2 class to comprise one bronze-rated driver per lineup. It prohibits platinum-plated drivers for other rounds except the February Rolex 24.

John Doonan Turns to a Gamekeeper

The series' leader in this year's championship isn't the same one who led in the 2019 edition. Scott Atherton was the best driver in the American Le Mans Series. He stepped down from the championship last season and was a favorite for many pundits who bet at Betway for fun. John Doonan replaced Scott this year. Mazda Team's principal spoke to him in October and he appeared to be bullish about the 2020 IMSA SportsCar championship. He was a team leader at that time.

John stated that the Dpi and IMSA program is the top class level in endurance car racing worldwide. Still, other sports car racing classes are competitive. For instance, GTLM seems to have four vehicles from various manufacturers in the lead lap of the race. The GTD provides a winning opportunity for many drivers.

Sports car championships need to identify different generations of their audience. It will help the sport grow and attract more corporate partners. IMSA SportsCar Championship is stable since it has a long-term tire partner, entitlement partner, and a television partner. Even so, it needs to please them to keep the partnerships and get other partners.

Doonan will be busy in the next few years. DPi will adopt the hybrid system in 2022. ACO is creating its own rules for sports prototypes that are based on the latest hypercars. The American and French endurance series have had close relations for a long period. They are negotiating about merging their rulebooks.

The arrival of a Mid-engined Corvette

GTLM is the second class of factory efforts. So, professional racers compete in GT vehicles. They are modified versions of the latest car models. The new Corvette C8.R car will debut in the 2020 GTLM. Chevrolet didn't win in last season's GTLM despite having a front-engines C7.R race car. But it might start winning this year since it has skilled drivers like those of Porsche and Ferrari.

The IMSA SportsCar Championship has increased its popularity over the years. Racing teams and car manufacturers compete to showcase their prowess in different classes. The 2020 Championship will be different from the last edition. Corvette will debut in the racing competition. The World Endurance Championship and Le Mans will write the technical rules for the race. Betway88 will provide sports enthusiasts with the latest sports news.

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