Quality over quantity was the name of the game for January. There was only 5 events, but boy were they good ones. We’ll work backwards through the month for this one, for obvious reasons.

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Opinions are divided on whether or not the Rolex 24 at Daytona should be considered a classic or not. The results of the Prototype and GTLM classes never really looked in doubt, with comfortable victories for Action Express Racing and Ford Chip Ganassi.

On the flip side, it was the most old-school of endurance races. Long green flag runs with very little interruption allowed proper strategy and fuel mileage to play a part. The lack of full course yellows meant a new distance record was set, and even GTLM destroyed the previous record.

There will be arguments over BoP, especially regarding the Ford GT win in GTLM. But GTD was as close as ever, and Lamborghini took their first ever win in a 24 hour race.

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge

Asian Le Mans Series

Jackie Chan DC Racing Jota took another significant step towards securing more Le Mans entries for 2018. The team took a dominant 1-2 victory at the 6 hours of Buriram.

Dubai 24 Hours

The 3x3H of Dubai was light on cars, but heavy on entertainment. Good racing, and some great pit lane reporting from Radio Le Mans Nick Damon added a lot of personality and fun to the event.

Race Car Tech

Race Car Tech was rolled out as something new and geeky for for those of us who love a good equation. Apparently that’s a lot of you, because the series was an instant hit. We’re three articles into the first topic – tyres.

tRL TV

In addition to the full races above, tRL TV also provided you with the following excellent entertainment.

Dave Ellis
Engineering student, lover of all things technical and lifelong motorsport fan. Employed in the Oil & Gas Industry, developing Major Emergency Management simulations. Owner of the best beard on the site.