IMSA SportsCar Championship at Mid-Ohio: How to watch, start times, schedule, entry list

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IMSA Mid-Ohio start times: The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series will head to the Lexus Grand Prix with the results seeming relatively even across its four categories racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Through four races of the 2022 season, the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R is the only repeat class winner (GTD). In DPi, Meyer Shank Racing, Wayne Taylor Racing and both of Chip Ganassi Racing’s entries have won overall.

In the championship standings of the premier category, the ARX-05 Acuras of MSR (No. 60) and WTR (No. 10) are tied for first.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (all times are ET):


IMSA Mid-Ohio start times, schedule, TV info

When: Sunday, 2:10 p.m. ET

Race distance: Two hours, 40 minutes on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile road course

Forecast: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 74 degrees with a 24% chance of rain at the green flag.

Entry list: Click here to see the 34-car field over four divisions (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTD) for the Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio.


RACE BROADCAST

TV: 2 p.m. ET, USA, Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and NBCSports.com will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag. Dave Burns is the announcer with analyst Calvin Fish and pit reporters Parker Kligerman and Brian Till.

IMSA.com live qualifying stream: Saturday, 1:10 p.m. ET.

IMSA Radio: All sessions are live on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com; SiriusXM live race coverage will begin Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (XM 207, Internet/App 992).


DAILY SCHEDULE IMSA MID-OHIO

Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio (all times ET):

Friday, May 13

9:15-10:15 a.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Practice 1

11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Practice 1

12:45-1:45 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Practice 2

2:05-2:50 p.m.: Prototype Challenge, Practice 1

3:10-3:40 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Practice 2

4-5:30 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Practice 1

5:50-6:05 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge – TCR, Qualifying

6:10-6:25 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge – GS, Qualifying

Saturday, May 14

8:10-8:40 a.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Qualifying 1

9-10:45 a.m.: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Practice 2

11:05-11:50 a.m.: Prototype Challenge, Practice 2

12:10-12:55 p.m.: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Race 1

1:15-2:20 p.m.: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Qualifying

2:40-2:55 p.m.: Prototype Challenge, Qualifying

4:05-6:05 p.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge, Race

Sunday, May 15

8:40-9 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, warmup

9:20-10:55 a.m.: Prototype Challenge, Race

11:15 a.m.-noon: Mazda MX-5 Cup, Race 2

2:10-4:50 p.m.: Lexus Grand Prix, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Race

Sergio Perez wins rain-delayed race in Singapore over Leclerc; Verstappen seventh

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SINGAPORE — Max Verstappen’s Formula One title celebrations were put on hold after the Red Bull driver placed seventh at a chaotic Singapore Grand Prix, won by his teammate Sergio Perez on Sunday.

Perez’s second win of the season saw him finish 7.6 seconds ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc, with Leclerc’s teammate Carlos Sainz Jr. in third place.

Perez was investigated for a potential safety car infringement but still kept the win after a 5-second time penalty for dropping too far back after being warned.

Verstappen had won the past five races but needed to win here and finish 22 points ahead of Leclerc to be crowned champion for a second straight season. That could happen next weekend at the Japanese GP.

Verstappen made a mistake after the second safety car restart, following AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda’s crash on Lap 36. When Verstappen tried to overtake Lando Norris’ McLaren, he locked his tires and needed to pit again.

Leclerc started from pole position with Verstappen going from eighth after a team blunder in qualifying.

The race start was delayed by more than an hour to clear water off the Marina Bay Circuit track following heavy rainfall. Drivers had to finish the 61-lap race within a two-hour window; 59 laps were completed.

Tricky conditions saw the virtual safety car deployed three times and DRS was allowed with about 30 minutes remaining.

Perez made a good start and jumped past Leclerc while Verstappen dropped several places. The first safety car was on Lap 8 when Zhou Guanyu’s Alfa Romeo was cut off by Nicholas Latifi’s Williams.

Perez got away cleanly at the restart, while Verstappen climbed into seventh behind Fernando Alonso – whose 350th F1 race ended disappointingly when his engine failed on Lap 21, bringing out the first VSC.

With the track still damp, drivers decided against changing to quicker tires – apart from Mercedes’ George Russell, who struggled for grip.

Hamilton made a rare mistake on Lap 33 and thudded into the crash barrier. Soon after, the leading drivers changed tires in a flurry of stops. They did so just before the safety car was deployed again following Tsunoda’s error.

Verstappen overtook Sebastian Vettel’s Aston Martin right at the end for seventh place.