The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship returns today at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with Mazda Team Joest on pole for the first ‘regular’ 2-hour, 40-minute race of the season.
Tight championship battles are building in both the DPi and GT Le Mans classes, while the GT Daytona class is set to begin its own ‘series-within-a-series’ today – the 7-race WeatherTech Sprint Cup.
Additionally, NTT IndyCar Series stars Sebastien Bourdais (#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GTLM) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (#55 Mazda Team Joest DPi) are in the field, one week before they embark on the Month of May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
You can catch the Acura Sports Car Challenge today at 1:30pm ET on NBCSN and the NBC Sports App. You can also stream the race here.
Alex Marquez of Spain won the inaugural MotoGP #StayAtHomeGP Virtual Race as the world’s premier bike racing series followed other motorsports into online racing.
The #StayAtHomeGP, which was streamed Sunday on several platforms including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel, featured a field of 10 riders competing on their console gaming systems at home.
Francesco Bagnaia was the runner-up, and Maverick Vinales rounded out the podium.
INDYCAR iRACING: Sage Karam wins Watkins Glen opener
Defending MotoGP premier series champion Marc Marquez, the older brother of the rookie race winner and his teammate at Repsol Honda Team, finished fifth.
Here’s a recap of the race from the MotoGP site.
The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.
Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.
IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.