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IMSA Prototype Summary - Confirmed Entrants DPi
Action Express Cadillac Dallara DPi-VR (2)
Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac Dallara DPi-VR
Mazda Team Joest Mazda Riley RT24-P
Extreme Speed Motorsport Nissan Onroak DPi
Team Penske Acura ORECA ARX-05
JDC-Miller Motorsorts ORECA 07 (2)
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsport Ligier JS P217
Visit Florida Racing Ligier JS P217
- could move to Cadillac
CORE ORECA 07
D3+Transformers Racing Ligier JS P217 Gibson
Possible Entrants & Daytona/Sebring only
Performance Tech Motorsports
United Autosports Ligier JS P217 (2)
PWC regulars CRP Racing looking at LMP2 for 2018 -
will be LMP2 not DPi to "keep the team's Le Mans chances open"
Spirit of Daytona / Visit Florida considering switch to Cadillac -
ACO "joker" upgrades for LMP2s finalised - also apply to related DPis -
United Autosports enter 2 Ligiers for Daytona 24Hrs -
speculation around the web that Alonso, di Resta, even Button will join Hanson & Norris in this effort e.g.
DPi / LMP2 comparisons -
more by Pan_Nullo
Two more manufacturers to DPi in 2019 - Hugues de Chaunac in
Penske Acura testing programme
A "well done" to all at ESM for their PLM performance
and welcome to Team Penske
SC365 - 2018 is going to be good - wish I could say the same for WEC...
Have to mark the last run for the ORECA FLM PC cars - I've always liked these!
Here's the Dawson Racing Transformers Ligier (well, an LMP3 car)-
website - endurance-info.com
may run the LMP3 & 2 LMPs - appplied for LM24 entry -
Penske PLM entry confirmed -
PR Here's their ORECA 07
It's the team transporter colours...
Rebellion livery for PLM
This was good!
IMSA & ACO working on common global prototype regs for 2020 -
BAR1 "making progress"- car not yet chosen -
CORE confirm ORECA 07 for 2018 -
VIDEO Penske PLM run looks on as Castroneves tests -
Raw carbon time of year
Penske Honda & Joest Mazda testing
Penske PLM ORECA debut in doubt -
G-Drive could run Cadillac DPi for Rusinov -
Ian Dawson returns with LMP2 -
watch the Radical Transform into a Ligier...
any readers near Providence RI? See it
here this weekend
(between Sesame Street and Play-Doh)- did anyone go?
Multimatic ex-Riley chassis may be re-homologated entirely -
$1milion update to Mazda DPi, Keating & VisitFlorida cars
“I [was against] taking the car to Le Mans because we’d get embarrassed. But in hindsight, it showed the ACO and FIA that we need some help"
CORE could be back in prototypes next year -
interesting views from Jon Bennett, "GTD hyper competitive...bewildering..."
Performance Tech "confirmed" for LMP2 -
"Private" DPis (a la ESM) under consideration with Ferrari & McLaren power -
Thoughts on DPi & LMP1 from Zak Brown -
and 2 Ligiers for Daytona
SC365 How do AX get all the best shots?
Acura testing at Road Atlanta
VIDEO ARX-05 gallery @
Penske will do PLM with a stock ORECA 07 Gibson -
Montoya to test ARX-05 next week @ Road Atalnta
Here is the Acura ARX-05 - not sure how this got on Twitter before the official unveil...
IMSA DPi homologation "clarification" -
“Even though it’s listed as a draft homologation, it is the exact same as a stamped homologation and there are no areas of freedom,”
Acura ARX-05 teaser shots - more at
Reminder of Dan Hounsell's sketch
Interesting - running JDC ORECA in the windtunnel with various Acura noses...
VIDEO Change from Cadillac wins @RoadAmerica -
DSC Arty stuff from AX Racing @RoadAmerica
Visit Florida Ligier leased for last 3 races -
...still have the option to do something else...
More background from Marshall-
JDC-Miller - more on their expansion plan - "...we've had to turn away a lot of people that wanted to run..." -
Lamborghini say no DPi "for at least 2 years" -
Acura ARX-05 tests @ Ricard -
Ganassi on DPi future
not next year
not with Ford
Cadillac engine tech details -
Acura ARX-05 unveil expected at
The Quail Motorsport Gathering, Carmel August 18th
how to get Acura above Infiniti & Lexus - not to mention those other guys...
JDC-Miller to run second ORECA 07 -
would go to LM24 if invited
Visit Florida switch to Ligier -
Up to a dozen European teams aiming for Daytona & Sebring -
Racing Team Nederland
Jackie Chan DC Racing
Cetilar Villorba Corse
IDEC Sports Racing
Dan Hounsell's take on the upcoming Acura ORECA
ORECA working on Acura since December - testing this month -
" identity of the car is is in line with (Acura's) brand image"
free to work with other manufacturers on future DPi projects
Marshall Pruett on the rise of DPi -
Racer.com Q&A with Mazda's John Doonan -
SC365 & DSC Joest to take over Mazda DPi team with immediate effect -
no Mazda entry in last 3 races of 2017
Rebellion confirming PLM plans -
OK start the render contest - this is Carlos Cristobal Jr's take...come on Dan!
HPD-05 to test @ Ricard by end July -
Waiting over! I think we can say DPi is looking good...
Atherton - "some near-term DPi news ... additional developments to come"
"...developments that are going to surprise many"
and Atherton on LMP2 / DPi class split -
More on Penske preparations for Honda ORECA -
More LMP2s from the PC ranks -
BAR1 & Performance Tech, maybe Starworks & 2nd JDC car
IMSA "would welcome opportunity" for DPis to compete with LMP1s -
...but not currently a priority
no current DPi team planning LM24 effort
Spirit of Daytona looking to DPi in 2018 -
Love this "lucky" shot...
Barbosa in leading Cadillac @ WGI
Separation of DPi from LMP2 under consideration for 2019 IMSA -
Joest looking at 2018 DPi programme -
DSC - Audi based - SC365 -More SC365
Ford evaluating DPi for 2020 -
Updates to Nissan Onroak help Watkins Glen catchup...
oh, and Derani...
Ford evaluating DPi for 2020 -
Patriotic liveries for AX Cadillacs -
Penske Honda reveal at Monterey Speed Week? -
More on ORECA options -
Penske Honda in 2018
ORECA could have a DPi @ Daytona 2018 - and a different one in 2019
Penske Honda ORECA to run at PLM -
Racer.com - not happening - may run stock ORECA - SC365
Pan_Nullo sketches of DPis -
WTR heads Cadillac 1-2-3 @ Sebring -
dailysportscar.com - Martin Spetz's Race Gallery GM would "love to to be able to take our Cadillac DPi to Le Mans" -
sportscar365.com Sebring test video from Lanky Turtle's new HD camera
VIDEO DPis "easily made eligible" for LM24 P1-
ACO fuel-flow meters, electronics & more power
entered by private team
Penske back to IMSA confirmed -
Honda ORECA DPi assumed...
Montoya to drive?
Rumours doing the rounds @ Daytona (no sources) of DPis from Honda/Penske & Hyundai/Joest...
- assume the 4th will be with ORECA; who ever is the 5th raises interesting questions of a manu doing 2 different DPis
Interesting development timeline for Cadillac project -
Debut 4th for ESM Onroak Nissan
Cadillac is back -
DPis clash, but finish 1-2 -
autosport.com Great race - didn't like the organisation - but no denying the 1-2 whatever order...
So here they are together at last...
time to integrate the DPi page with the main site...
DPi Dossier is still there but updates will be here
Tech Profile No 6 Mazda RT24-P-
racer.com Joest looking at 2018 DP1 programme -
Tech Profile No 5 Nissan Onroak -
racer.com Tech profile no 4 - Cadillac Dallara DPi-VR -
racer.com Unpacking at Daytona -
ESM livery -
DPi vs LMP2 pretty stats -
Nissan livery prediction from reader Carlos Cristobal
let's see how close he is...
Interesting Roar analysis from
racer.com Nice pic of the new order
Dallara / Cadillac in detail
DPis on the track
Roar Before the 24
Live timing Mazdas at dawn...
Liveries from Daytona -see
sportscar365.com - check those P2s as well
Mustang Sampling Cadillac
Nissan won't wrap till after Roar
Daytona "Roar Before the 24"
download entry list IMSA BoP Bulletin -
download DP (without the i) retrospective by
dailysportscar.com IMSA 2017 roundup -
dailysportscar.com Up Close and Technical - Marshall Pruett on the DPis
racer.com Interesting sketch from Cadillac's designer Dillon Blanski
Nice from Ryan
Detail analysis @
Onroak Nissan - back view
And here it is...
ESM Onroak Nissan to reveal this week...
Mazda MRT24-P in race trim -
test notes PR
"At least two, maybe three more" DPi's for 2018 - IMSA @
sportscar365.com Mazda aiming for customer DPi teams by 2018 -
sportscar365.com Up close to the Cadillac - more @
On the Daytona banking - more at
Mazda detail, front & lights
And Mustang Sampling...
Here is AX Whelen
So Action Express Caddies and ESM Ligier Nissan to come...
WTR Cadillac reveal
and the Mazda DPi in carbon
oh the dive planes have arrived...
Here's the stock Riley XXX for comparison
prior to Daytona testing 13th & 14th
And Andy Blackmore's take on the Cadillac - racer.com
Mazda DPI styling analysis - racer.com
4 DPis & Visit Florida stock Riley test next week at Daytona - entry list
Cadillac testing notes - sportscar365.com
Mazda RT24-P tests @ Road Atlanta - details - Mazdaspeed
positive comments on new Contis too...
Cadillac / Mazda comparison by Marshall Pruett @ Road & Track
Cadillac reveal endurance-info.com more @ Road & Track
So here it is - nice?
bet it gets dive plates on the front!
Mazda unveil live stream
Sylvain Tremblay about to pull the sheet off...
work it out...
Cadillac has not appeared yet so Mazda could be 1st to show at LA today 20:50 UTC
Cadillac may appear at Daytona test 15th -16th November
Mazda DPi to be unveiled at LA Show 16th November 12:50 PST
So Riley & AMG & Keating have IMSA GT3 program - dailysportscar.com
add Keating's Riley LMP2 and an AMG DPi can't be far away...
Joest looking at DPi possibility for 2017 - sportscar365.com
AUDI rule out DPi program - dailysportscar.com
Penske could be back - Racer.com
Dan's take on Dallara Cadillac
More on ESM Nissan deal - racer.com
visuals will not be far from stock Ligier
will be available to other teams
Ford thinking about DPi - racer.com
ESM confirm Nissan DPi plan - sportscar365.com
and Dan Hounsell's take...
No 2017 prototype from MSR sportscar365.com
More mentions of Onroak Nissan for 2017 - sportscar365.com
ORECA have no DPi for 2017 sportscar365.com
discussions on 3 for 2018 though...
DPi & P2 BoP news - sportscar365.com
Four DPis for 2017 say IMSA - sportscar365.com
SDR - Visit Florida Racing aiming for Riley LMP2 - sportscar365.com
Mazda DPi or generic Gibson
More DPi news - sportscar365.com
Dallara testing soon
Modified Chevrolet engine - Caddillac badged
Wayne Talylor, Action Express & Visit Florida to run
Riley not testing until October
More on DPi development - racer.com
DPis can start as LPM2s & convert - racer.com
& convert back if they want...
Penske linked with Honda for 2018 DPi - racer.com
More on Mazda plans - racer.com
Dream McLaren DPi from YasidDESIGN
No DPi plans from BMW - s portscar365.com
AMG Mercedes offer Riley based DPi to IMSA teams - Racer.com
Visit Florida DPi decision next week - Racer.com
could be standard P2 for LM24
then modified for OEM
Another one to guess from Dan
Panoz proposing DPi -
could join Cadillac & Mazda in 2017
ORECA on LMP1, DPi & much more - motorsport-total.com
More questions than answers - see Q&A page
le Mans 24 not in IMSA teams' 2017 plans -
"At no point have we been made aware that our DPi competitors have Le Mans as a priority for 2017," Atherton
IMSA freedom on ECUs will put DPis in LMP1-P for LM24 -
"...a manufacturer using its own engine, electronics and bespoke design bodywork, being able to come to Le Mans is as if not more attractive than what was the original vision," - Atherton
LPM1-P entries would have to feature chassis manufacturer above OEM
" A Dallara-X, an ORECA-Y. A Riley/Multimatic-Z."
"'powered by Mazda' would be acceptable, but if it was 'Mazda' in a five foot tall neon lights, it wouldn't be." - Beaumesnil
ACO insist on spec Costworth ECU for LM24/WEC P2
IMSA allow OEM ECU freedom
"(ECUs) a bigger component of the discussion than any of us originally recognized." - Atherton
Riley say "...I would guess up to five" DPi teams in 2018 - Racer.com
Onroak on DPi: "Things are still unclear and timing remains a problem to solve." - Endurance-info.com
Visit Florida/SDR could still go one of 3 ways -
Onroak generic LMP2
Pierre Fillon on LM24 future - dailysportscar.com
"We are currently working/talking with General Motors, Cadillac, as well as Nissan"
As rumours go this is a good one! -
Rebellion IMSA effort will be with support & power from Bentley - lessuissaulans.ch
Rebellion considering 2017 DPi program - Sportscar365.com
may convert LMP1s to LMP2 or DPi
IMSA "Class" at LM24 for DPis - Sportscar365.com
Definitive DPi Atherton interview @ Racer.com
Update from IMSA - via
"(DPi) doesn’t just allow manufacturer involvement, it depends on it." Atherton Sportscar365.com " ...LMP1 Privateer for Le Mans.. an interesting idea"
Q&A from IMSA -
"Teams fielding DPi cars and LM P2 cars will have the ability to use some approved aerodynamic add-ons, enabling them to tune their cars to each track. This will promote diversity in car setup and stimulate competition"
"...it has been understood and acknowledged that IMSA’s business goals and objectives for its top Prototype class differ from the goals of the FIA and ACO"
"prospective DPi manufacturers have revealed a desire to use their own electronics providers rather than using the “spec” Cosworth ECU"
Cadillac throwback -not DPi just one of my favourite pics- want one in my office...
LMP1 Privateer discussions at Ricard - details -
Cadillac from Dan
Don't forget teams can brand the standard Gibson engine whatever they wish... Sportscar365.com (May 2015)
“Being able to put different names on the engines can help teams to find partners and that’s where we are heading,” Beaumesnil
ORECA have spoken to 5 manufacturers about DPi -
...but don't see many coming through for 2017
Racer update on DPi from Marshall Pruett
Dallara certainly working on something...
manufacturers unwilling to sell DPis other than to favoured teams
IMSA - ACO row -
Pierre Fillon- Mark Raffauf standoff :-
No future for DPi in LM24? Dailysportscar.com
" the prototype is not what we expected in the beginning." ACO briefing - Sportscar365.com
could be headed for LMP1 (non-hybrid/ L)
“The goal with our cars is that when it goes by on the race track, you’re going to know what it is." Mark Raffauf
Needs of DPi and LMP2 Are Completely Different - Sportscar365.com
"There's no "allowing" DPis into P1L, they flat out fit the rules as long as they run to the fuel flow limit." carbsmitn on 10-10th
GM not yet committed to DPi - Motorsport.com Greaves looking at IMSA DPi -
Racer.com Keeping an eye on Dan Hounsell
NISMO DPi worked up...
Dan's early sketches
A real accidental reveal - Dallara LMP2 or Cadillac DPi? - see at
Catch up if you need to...
Racer First look at 2017 Prototype regulations
Sportscar 365 IMSA Set to Release DPi Constructors Manual
IMSA Introduces Daytona Prototype international (DPi) To Debut In 2017
Racer 2017 Daytona Prototype international update
Sportscar365.com - Inside IMSA’s 2017 DPi Regulations, Pt. 1
Sportscar365.com - Inside IMSA’s 2017 DPi Regulations, Pt. 2
Sportscar365.com At Least Five Manufacturers Eyeing 2017 DPi Programs