Gallery: 2019 Motul Petit Le Mans

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IMSA Championship
Sports car fans throughout the U.S. enjoy watching their favorite cars, drivers, teams and marques careen around the best racetracks throughout the country during the long racing season. And the premier sports car racing series in North America is the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which begins each January with the Rolex 24 at Daytona 24-hour endurance race and closes the season in October at the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race, held every year at Georgia’s most famous twisting road course, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

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Three Car Classes
The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship features three different car classes competing for individual championships — all racing on track at the same time. The top Prototype class is for purpose-built race cars that will never appear on the street, but the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes both include production-based cars that look very similar to the models seen on the street nearly every day. The cars in both GTLM and GTD are prepared and modified for racing, but the GTLM rules allow more extensive modifications, more power and a higher level of performance.

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