The big talking point for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech United SportsCar Championship season is the introduction of the Daytona Prototype International (DPi) class. Much like 2014, where IMSA officials tried in vain to balance the performance of the now retired Daytona Prototypes and the fresh crop of LMP2 cars, the 2017 Prototype class will again be defined by its BoP.
What a fantastic start to the 2016 season. The massive 54 car field featured several highly revised or brand new cars. The racing was frantic with intense battles and wheel to wheel action from start to finish. As this was our first opportunity to see the 2016 cars being driven to their full potential, we can finally examine the true pace of each and how they stack up to the competition.
I’ve decided to try something new to kick off the 2016 season. After each IMSA
Tudor WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event, I will be doing an analysis of the teams’ relative performance and tracking how BoP adjustments have been applied. The goal is to learn a little bit about how the cars perform and how this performance is modified throughout the season.