The IMSA WeatherTech Series will run again on July 3 and 4 at Daytona and then continue with a race at Sebring on July 17–18. The series’ June Watkins Glen event and its July Lime Rock event have both been rescheduled for October.
John Edwards, Jesse Krohn, Augusto Farfus, and Chaz Mostert in the #24 BMW Team RLL M8 GTE won the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, the only WeatherTech Series race run so far this season.
The July Daytona and Sebring races, each two hours and forty minutes long, will be run without spectators present. Both races will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network. The Daytona race will be run at night on July 4.
The Michelin Pilot Series will not run at Daytona, but will resume competition at Sebring. It will run alongside the WeatherTech series in all subsequent events in the season.
IMSA president John Doonan said, “IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events. Our number one priority since March has been to get back to racing as safely and as quickly as possible, and this revised schedule is evidence of that. We appreciate the patience, cooperation, and input of our IMSA stakeholders, and we all are very much looking forward to going racing again this summer and putting on amazing races for our audience.”
The revised 2020 schedule follows:
The Watkin Glen event is scheduled for the same weekend as the SRO finale at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. IMSA’s John Doonan tells sportscar365.com that he is coordinating closely with principals in all other pro series, and will work to arrange race schedules to minimize conflict for those participating in multiple series; there could well be racers commuting between Watkins Glen and Indianapolis on the first weekend in October.—Brian Morgan
[Photos courtesy BMW Motorsport and IMSA.]