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SPORT NEWS – Ganassi confirms IMSA exit

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Ganassi confirms IMSA exit



Chip Ganassi Racing’s hopes of returning to IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in assist of a privateer Ford GT program have come to an finish. Intensive efforts by Ford Efficiency to promote its manufacturing unit GTs to unbiased house owners, with CGR co-drivers, pit crew, and Blue Oval technical assist connected, befell all through the 2019 season, however didn’t discover the requisite consumers.

“Chip Ganassi Racing has represented three producers: Lexus, BMW, and Ford, in its 16 straight years of Grand-Am and IMSA racing, and we’ve gained the most important races and championships for all three,” CGR managing director Mike Hull instructed RACER. “However our workforce, with out continued producer assist, is not going to be racing within the 2020 IMSA collection, which incorporates the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.”

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As a few of the former FCGR drivers obtained their racing gear and private belongings within the mail in latest weeks, the possibilities of reuniting at Daytona in January for the season opener and once more at Sebring for Spherical 2 appeared to evaporate.

The Rolex 24, particularly, will run for the primary time since 2004 with out a CGR entry. It scored the primary of three consecutive general Daytona victories in 2006, and added three extra in 2011, 2013, and 2015. Daytona class wins in GT Le Mans with the Ford GT had been added in 2017 and 2018 previous to the four-year program reaching its finish in October.

Though its participation in IMSA has come to an finish, CGR’s title continues to be talked about as a possible accomplice for quite a lot of producers who’ve expressed curiosity in constructing and getting into vehicles for the collection’ 2022 Daytona Prototype 2.zero laws.

SPORT NEWS – Ganassi confirms IMSA exit
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