IMSA reveals 2016 schedule

August 8, 2015

IMSA reveals 2016 schedule

August 8, 2015

2016_scheduleIMSA has revealed the 2016 schedule for the new renamed IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – revealing continued stability for next year’s calendar.

2016_scheduleThe same 12 races will again be staged in 2016 with the only minor change being Watkins Glen moving a week later to the July 4th weekend.

The schedule opens with the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31, which will be the debut event at the new Daytona International Speedway motorsports stadium following the completion of the $400 million DAYTONA Rising project.

The WeatherTech Championship Prototype (P) class will feature a 10-race schedule, while an 11-race calendar is planned for the Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes.

Every venue on the 2016 WeatherTech Championship schedule hosted the series in 2015. Notable modifications include the addition of the PC class alongside the P and GTLM classes at Long Beach on April 16, the inclusion of all four classes (addition of GTD) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 10 and the addition of GTLM to the PC and GTD classes at Lime Rock Park on July 23.

“The schedule of world-class venues that host WeatherTech Championship events continue to be one of IMSA’s most significant assets for our stakeholders and race fans,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton.

“We’ve been able to confirm our following year’s schedule in August for the second consecutive year, which provides clear direction for our teams as they make their plans and speaks to the great relationships we’ve developed with our event promoters.

“Wherever possible, we’ve also preserved date equity and made strategic additions to the content at some venues, giving us 12 strong events in 2016. I’ve said it before, but our 2016 calendar provides our teams, marketing partners and most especially, our fans, with one of the best schedules in the industry – we couldn’t be more pleased.”

Round 1: Daytona, January 30-31 (All classes)
Round 2: Sebring, March 19 (All classes)
Round 3: Long Beach, April 16 (with IndyCar) (P, PC, GTLM)
Round 4: Monterey, May 1 (All classes)
Round 5: Detroit, July 4 (with IndyCar)  (P, PC, GTD)
Round 6: Watkins Glen, July 3 (All classes)
Round 7: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, July 10 (All classes)
Round 8: Lime Rock, July 23 (PC, GTLM, GTD)
Round 9: Road America, August 7 (All classes)
Round 10: VIR, August 21 (GTLM, GTD)
Round 11: COTA, September 17 (with WEC) (All classes)
Round 12: Road Atlanta, October 1 (All classes)


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