IMSA results, points, stats package after Laguna Seca

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Acura and Porsche teams were the winners in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points standings and results from Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

Team Penske’s No. 7 Acura of Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor inherited the overall victory after being yielded the lead by the team’s No. 6 Acura of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya with one lap remaining in the two-hour, 40-minute race in Monterey, California.

Other class winners at the road course were the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor, the No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 of Mario Farnbacher and Matt McMurry in GTD.

Here are the race stats, points and results after the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca:


RESULTS: Click here for the overall finishing order and here for the class breakdown.

POINTS: In the DPi division, the No. 7 Acura of Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves is first in the standings by 2 points (242-240) over the No. 10 Cadillac of Ryan Briscoe and Renger van der Zande entering the season finale.

In GTLM, No. 3 Corvette drivers Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia have clinched the championship with a 35-point lead over No. 4 teammates Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.

In GTD, the Meyer Shank Racing No. 86 Acura of Mario Farnbacher and Matt McMurry lead by seven points over the Wright Motorsports No. 16 Porsche of Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick.

Click here for the points standings after Laguna Seca.

STATS PACKAGE FOR LAGUNA SECA:

Fastest laps by driver

Fastest laps by driver after race (over the weekend)

Fastest laps by driver and class after race

Fastest lap sequence

Leader sequence

Lap chart

Race analysis by lap

Stint analysis

Best sector times

Race distance and speed average

NEXT: The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will conclude its season Nov. 14 with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway (10 a.m. ET, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold).

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.