Why is Porsche pulling out of IMSA?

Why is Porsche pulling out of IMSA?

Porsche announced today it will end factory involvement in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the end of the 2020 season. The company cites economic effects relating to the coronavirus as the reasoning behind the decision.

How much do IMSA drivers make?

How much do racing drivers make?

Annual Salary Weekly Pay
Top Earners $83,500 $1,605
75th Percentile $50,000 $961
Average $40,904 $786
25th Percentile $20,500 $394

What is GTD and Gtlm?

Since announcing earlier this year plans to introduce the GTD Pro class, which will use cars built to FIA-GT3 technical regulations, IMSA has been working on on the specifications for the new Grand Touring Daytona (GTD Pro) class that will replace the current Grand Touring Le Mans (GTLM) class.

Is GTD the same as GT3?

GT Daytona (GTD) The GT Daytona cars are enhanced (not defined by) technology and utilize the global FIA-GT3 specification. The GTD class consists of cars from leading manufacturers such as Acura, AMG-Mercedes, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus and Porsche.

Is Porsche leaving IMSA?

Porsche will cease its factory involvement with the 911 RSR in the GTLM class of the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) at the end of 2020. The current season will not be affected. Porsche Motorsport would like to bid farewell to the series by defending its title.

Does Porsche race at IMSA?

The return to IMSA competition marks the first time since 2010 that Porsche has competed in the top ranks of North America prototype racing when the last Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 class thoroughbred ran in the IMSA-sanctioned American Le Mans Series.

Do F4 drivers get paid?

The driver to finish with the most overall points is recognized as the F4 U.S. Champion at the end of the season and will be awarded the Championship Grand Prize of $25,000. Second and third place in overall points are also rewarded.

Is Gtlm faster than GTD?

GTD entries generally produce around 500 hp and weigh around the same or slightly more than the GTLM cars, a combination that produces slightly slower lap times.

What is the fastest GT class?

GT Le Mans (GTLM) Utilizing the same technical regulations as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the GTLM cars are the most elite and fastest GT cars on the track.

How fast do GTD cars go?

Top speed, depending on the circuit, is around 180 mph.

Do IMSA cars race at Le Mans?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The world-renowned 24 Hours of Le Mans runs this weekend at Circuit de la Sarthe an ocean away in France. But the starting grid is loaded with familiar names from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.