IMSA entry list for 2021 Detroit Grand Prix

IMSA Detroit entry list
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There are 20 cars on the entry list for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round next weekend at Belle Isle Raceway in Detroit.

In the fourth race of the 2021 season for the sports car series, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix will feature three classes: the premier DPi, GTLM and GTD.

The DPi category will feature the six full-season teams that are running for the championship — the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac, No. 5 Mustang Sampling JDC-Miller MotorSports, No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura, No. 31 Whelen Engineering Racing, No. 55 Mazda Motorsports and the No. 60 Meyer Shank Racing with Curb Agajanian.

DETROIT GP ENTRY LIST: Click here to view the cars and drivers racing June 12

The GTLM class will be a nonpoints exhibition with only two entries, both from Corvette Racing for the team’s “home” race. This will mark the debut of IMSA GTLM at the track. This will be the first time since 2008 that Corvette GT cars will race at Belle Isle.

There are 12 cars entered in GTD, including the No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 that won the 2019 Detroit Grand Prix (the event was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic). The first three GTD races in 2021 have featured three manufacturer victories: Mercedes-AMG, Porsche and BMW. Detroit is one of two sprint races that won’t count toward the GTD title.

The most recent DPi winner on the 14-turn, 2.3-mile street course is the now-defunct No. 6 Acura of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya. Cameron is racing this year in the No. 60 Acura with Olivier Pla.

The one-hour, 40-minute sprint race will be at 5 p.m. ET on June 12 and televised on NBCSN (also on TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold) with the green flag at 5:10 p.m.

This will be the 11th IMSA race at Belle Isle dating to the 2007 inaugural event.

Click here for the IMSA entry list for the June 12 race in Detroit.

Formula E announces Portland, Oregon as US race in 2023

Formula E Portland 2023
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The American date for the 2023 Formula E schedule will move from Brooklyn, New York to Portland, Oregon on June 24, 2023, filling the calendar at 16 rounds. This will be the first time in the nine-year history of the series that they have raced on the West Coast in only the third different city in the United States. Miami hosted one Formula E race in 2015. The series has visited the United States every season except 2020 due to the COVID-1+9 pandemic.

The 2023 race will be Round 12.

“We are excited to bring the premier electric motorsport world championship to Portland for the first time in June next year,” said Alberto Longo, Co-Founder & Chief Championship Officer, Formula E in a press release. “There is a big, passionate fanbase for professional sports in the city, together with strong ecological credentials which makes Portland a perfect host for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

“The USA remains an important market for Formula E. We are delighted to maintain that critical presence and engage a new audience in the Pacific Northwest region in all-electric motorsport.”

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Last year’s American round in Brooklyn was made up of two races with Nick Cassidy from Envision Racing winning Race 1 and António da Costa from DS Techeetah taking the second race.

Portland will host only one Formula E race in 2023.

The 2023 season will be highlighted by the new Gen 3 car, which features a battery capable of generating 350 kilowatts with regeneration capability from both the front and rear axles. This contributes to a top speed of 200 miles per hour (m.p.h.), an increase of about 25 m.p.h. from last year.

The 2023 season also marks the entry of two new iconic teams, Maserati and McLaren, who completed their roster of drivers in late November with the addition of Jake Hughes.

Season 9 Calendar

Round 1:  January 3, Mexico City, Mexico
Rounds 2 & 3: January 27-28, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Round 4: February 11, Hyderabad, India*
Round 5: February 6, Cape Town, South Africa*
Round 6: March 8, São Paulo, Brazil*
Rounds 7 & 8: April 22-23, Berlin, Germany
Round 9: May 6, Monaco
Rounds 10 & 11: June 3-4, Jakarta, Indonesia
Round 12: June 24, Portland, Oregon*
Rounds 13 & 14: July 15-16, Rome, Italy
Rounds 15 & 16: July 29-30, London

*subject to final FIA Safety and Technical checks,