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2022 Schedule
NAEC Races in Bold

January 23: Motul Pole Award 100 @ Daytona International Speedway
January 29-30: Rolex 24 at Daytona @ Daytona International Speedway
March 19: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring

April 9: Long Beach Street Circuit
May 1: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
May 15: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
June 4: The Raceway on Belle Isle
June 26: Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen @ Watkins Glen International
July 3: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 16: Lime Rock Park
August 7: Road America
August 28: Virginia International Raceway
October 1: Motul Petit Le Mans @ Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
 
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I might as well get this thread rolling with the currently-announced entries for the 2022 season.

[DPi]

Action Express Racing will be returning with the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac, driven by Pipo Derani and Tristan Nunez.

They'll be joined by Chip Ganassi Racing, who will be expanding to a two-car lineup with Earl Bamber, Sebastien Bourdais, Alex Lynn and Renger van der Zande.

On the Acura side, Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian have Oliver Jarvis, Tom Blomqvist and Helio Castroneves driving the #60 ARX-05.

Wayne Taylor Racing are expected to return with the #10 Konica Minolta Acura, with Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque as full-season entrants.

[LMP2]

High Class Racing will be entering an Oreca 07 with Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen.

United Autosports will run the #22 Oreca 07 in the Michelin Endurance Cup. Expect to see Jim McGuire, Guy Smith and Phil Hanson in the drivers' seat, with Will Owen joining them for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Racing Team Nederland ran at this year's Rolex 24 at Daytona, and will also be competing in the Michelin Endurance Cup for 2022. Driver lineup for the #29 Oreca 07 consists of team owner Frits van Eerd, Giedo van der Garde and Dylan Murray, plus Rinus VeeKay at Daytona.

G-Drive Racing are expected to enter two LMP2 chassis for the Rolex 24 at Daytona ahead of a full-season entry in the World Endurance Championship. Luca Ghiotto will be driving one of the G-Drive cars.

[LMP3]

There are currently two known entries in the LMP3 class: Jr II Racing has Ari Balogh and Garett Grist in the #30 Ligier JS P320.

Andretti Autosport are running the #36 Ligier. Their drivers are Jarett Andretti, Josh Burdon, Gabby Chaves and Rasmus Lindh.

[GTD Pro]

BMW Team RLL will be switching to the new M4 GT3 for the GTD Pro class next year. Their drivers are yet to be announced. They will run two cars at Daytona and Sebring, but will likely scale back to a one-car operation for the rest of the season.

After running a non-points-scoring race at Belle Isle with ABS braking systems this year, Corvette Racing will be running the #3 Corvette C8.R in the GTD Pro class with Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg.

Vasser Sullivan Racing will be competing with two Lexus RC F GT3s; one for each class. The drivers for both entries are yet to be announced.

[GTD]

Cetilar Racing will focus on the Michelin Endurance Cup races with a #47 Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. They have Roberto Lacorte, Giorgio Sernagiotto, Antonio Fuoco and Alessio Rovera in their driver lineup.

The other Vasser Sullivan Racing Lexus will be competing in this category. As stated before, the driver lineup for this entry is currently unknown.

TR3 Racing will enter a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo at Daytona with Jeff Segal, Bill Sweedler, John Megrue and Giacomo Altoe. This entry is currently only for Daytona, but may expand to the other Michelin Endurance Cup rounds depending on how well the team does at Daytona.

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Porsche LMDH

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The car is currently set to test in 2022 and to make its race debut at the Rolex 24 Hours in 2023 ahead of full season two car efforts in both IMSA and FIA WEC with both efforts handled by Team Penske.

The confirmation of Dane Cameron and Felipe Nasr in Porsche Motorsport’s factory driver line-up in 2022 gives the programme further strengthen depth of Championship-level prototype test and race experience.

The two new works drivers are to be involved intensively in the further development of the LMDh
“We are working all-out with our partner Penske on the development of the new LMDh prototype and collaborate closely with the chassis manufacturer Multimatic at all times,” explained Thomas Laudenbach. “In January, we will begin intensive testing to ensure that we are optimally prepared for our 2023 competition debut.”
 
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More pictures from a leaked Porsche dealer presentation


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We will finally have a full season McLaren entry!


NTE will also be switching to Lambo and going full time.

https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/nte-sport-switches-to-lamborghini-full-season-in-gtd/

I'm actually more interested in the number font though, I love that the WEC has given teams a little freedom with numbers and I hope this is a sign IMSA is following suit.
 
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So much good news...and I'm glad to see the other categories will make up for the expected large dip in DPi categories. Also, happy to see more European heavy hitter teams entering - at least some of the bigger endurance races. Also...despite the hideous grill, the new M4 GT3 is actually pretty solid looking.
 

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From Racer.com:

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In particular, the images and short video clips released today gave the opportunity to see the front end of the car and to confirm that it is indeed, as suggested by Porsche, based on styling cues from the iconic Group C Porsche 956 of the early 1980s.
 

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The qualifying race for next weeks Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona starts in 30 minutes. Can be streamed on Peacock. And on IMSA TV for those outside the U.S. I believe.
 
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