The first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event put on by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) will return on Jan. 9-11 to kick-off the 2015 season at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 in Daytona, Florida.
All 12 TUDOR Championship races will be televised on Fox Sports this year.
Wanting to up the ante from the schedule in 2014, the 2015 TUDOR Championship calendar will include one notable addition, Lime Rock Park. The track, located in Lime Rock, Connecticut, was added to the schedule due to its popularity. This was a move by the FIA , who aim to feature the best circuits in the country.
Each TUDOR Championship class will compete in the four Patron Endurance Cup events, including Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas on Sept. 18.
The format of the classes for events at Long Beach in April, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May, Detroit Belle Isle in May, and Virginia International Raceway in August will be unchanged from the 2014 schedule.
Half the fun of the high-tech race series is getting to see all the cars! The series will continue to have cars from a number of world-class automobile manufacturers such as Audi, Toyata, Porsche, Nissan, Ferrari, and Aston Martin.
Some ex -F1™ drivers that participate in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship are Mark Webber and Lucas di Grassi. The race serves as a perfect platform for them to continue to compete and show off their mad racing skills.
The goal of the TUDOR Championship has always been to feature the most exemplary endurance races, highlight historic tracks and the state of the art circuits around North America.
Another change that will affect the 2015 schedule is the adding of the Prototype Challenge class in conjunction with the Prototype and GT Le Mans classes at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada.
Official 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule:
|Jan. 24||Daytona International Speedway (all classes)|
|Mar. 21||Sebring International Raceway (all classes)|
|Apr. 18||Long Beach Street Circuit (P/GTLM classes)|
|May 3||Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (P/GTLM/PC/GTD classes)|
|May 30||Detroit Belle Isle (P/GTD classes)|
|Jun. 28||Watkins Glen International (all classes)|
|Jul. 12||Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (P/PC/GTLM classes)|
|Jul. 25||Lime Rock Park (P/FTD classes)|
|Aug. 9||Road America (all classes)|
|Aug. 23||Virginia International Raceway (PC/GTLM/ classes)|
|Sep. 19||Circuit of The Americas (all classes)|
|Oct. 3||Road Atlanta/Tequila Patrol North American Endurance Cup Event (all classes)|
TUDOR United SportsCar Championship opened the driver application process for the 2015 season on Nov. 5, 2014, and the window for applicants to apply will close on Dec. 1.
One American team, the Extreme Speed Motorsports, has confirmed that they will be shifting from participating in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship to the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship.
The first 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship race will be at the Silverstone Circuit in April with the 6 Hours of Silverstone. There, teams will strive for the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, per usual.
However, the WEC will hold a Prologue at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France to test for fans and the media with all of the new cars March 27-28.
The race calendar will continue to feature six hour races in the countries it visits.
Official 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Schedule:
|Mar. 27||Prologue Castellet|
|Apr. 12||6 Hours of Silverstone|
|May 2||6 Hours of Spa|
|May 31||Tests Le Mans|
|June 13||24 Hours at du Mans|
|Aug. 30||6 Hours of Nuburging|
|Sep. 19||6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas (Lone Star le Mans)|
|Oct. 11||6 Hours of Fuji|
|Nov. 1||6 Hours of Shanghai|
|Nov. 21||6 Hours of Bahrain|
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