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Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 22 January, 2022, 02:17:31 PM
Welcome back to a new year of endurance racing, the IMSA Sportscar Championship being the only series to feature races less than 4 hours in duration, referred to by them as a sprint race, which they have done for many years. And it is to IMSA we turn to first, with the qualifying race for the 24 hours of Daytona, the only time I will likely post up qualifying for a race, it being unique amoungst these series of races, as far as I am aware. The 24 hour race itself is next weekend; 29 - 30 January.

"Roar before the 24"
Sunday 23 January
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYd-iB20BXg

All bar one of my chosen race series seem to have returned to their pre-pandemic race-track location/dates, only the Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) have decided again to run all 4 races in February in the United Arab Emirates, as they did in 2021.


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 29 January, 2022, 09:50:26 AM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 1
24 hours of Daytona
Saturday 29 January to Sunday 30 January
Replay (part 1 of 4) here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukUCcMwWJ8g


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 11 February, 2022, 05:35:00 PM
As I mentioned earlier, this and next weekend will see the entire Asian Le Mans Series of 4 rounds take place in the UAE.

Round 1
4 hours of Dubai (Dubai Autodrome)
Saturday 12 February
Replay here (race start 29:37)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah09mWCNWIQ


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 12 February, 2022, 04:58:08 PM
Asian Le Mans Series
Round 2
4 hours of Dubai (Dubai Autodrome)
Sunday 13 February
Replay here (race start 30:45)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3oTqJA6mkE


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 18 February, 2022, 07:21:14 PM
Asian Le Mans Series
Round 3
4 hours of Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
Saturday 19 February
Replay here (race start 30:48)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esKYgbLGhgA

The track has undergone some alterations for this year. See here for a brief description by Oliver Gavin (ex-Corvette GTE-LM driver), one of the commentary team....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEqUXNq8ic4


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 20 February, 2022, 12:01:50 AM
Asian Le Mans Series
Round 4 (of 4)
4 hours of Abu Dhabi (Yas Marina)
Sunday 20 February
Replay here (race start 31:05)...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkJMQMjfpRw


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 18 March, 2022, 09:21:43 AM
Its "Super Sebring", back after a 2-year absence down to you-know-what.
Two endurance races over two days, but not quite the weekend; the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA Sportscar Championship.

FIA WEC
Round 1
1000 miles of Sebring (or 8 hours)
Friday 18 March
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KXahoo0T1A


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 19 March, 2022, 12:03:49 PM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 2
12 hours of Sebring
Saturday 19 March
Replay (part 1 of 3) here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esci5OBO2pI


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 15 April, 2022, 09:09:18 AM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 3
Grand Prix of Long Beach
Saturday 9 April
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEA-8JA6oQs


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 16 April, 2022, 07:37:54 PM
European Le Mans Series
Round 1
4 hours of Le Castellet (aka Paul Ricard)
Sunday 17 April
Replay here (race start 27:30)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg-xFvNqzc


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 01 May, 2022, 08:10:38 PM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 4
Laguna Seca
Sunday 1 May
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pTaMtqGvv4


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 12 May, 2022, 07:42:21 PM
FIA WEC
Round 2
6 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
Saturday 7 May
Replay here (race start 30:35)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djp86qILz8M


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 15 May, 2022, 10:57:51 AM
European Le Mans Series
Round 2
4 hours of Imola
Sunday 15 May
Replay here (race start 20:47)....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9PnsWqIhtQ


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 21 May, 2022, 02:24:37 PM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 5
Mid-Ohio
Sunday 15 May
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbWG7oDlmX8


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 04 June, 2022, 11:34:11 AM
IMSA Sportscar Championship
Round 6
Belle Isle Park, Detroit
Saturday 4 June
Replay here....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEhVtjKBTX0


Title: Prototype and GT racing 2022
Post by: rikardo on 10 June, 2022, 03:13:26 PM
Often referred to as "The Greatest Race", and a part of the "Triple Crown of Motorsport" (the others being the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix), it's time for Les Vingt-quatre heures du Mans, or 24 heures du Mans, or the Le Mans 24 hours to you and me.

If you are already subscribed to Eurosport, Discovery+ and possibly also Motorsport.tv, then you will have full live coverage. Quest (free-to-air) will broadcast some 3 hours live, presumably from the start, I'm unsure.
If you have a VPN set-up then the world is your oyster, as there are several other free-to-air options available to you, but you may likely require the English commentary I mention below.
See here for the worldwide tv distribution break-down....
https://assets.lemans.org/explorer/pdf/courses/2022/24-heures-du-mans/programme-distribution-tv-24-heures-du-mans-2022.pdf

FIA WEC
Round 3
24 hours of Le Mans
Saturday 11 June
Race start 16h00 local / 15h00 BST

Timing and scoring here....
https://live.24h-lemans.com/en/live
Live English commentary here (click "Listen Live" and then "RS1")....
http://www.radiolemans.co