IMSA Heads to Laguna Seca for the Motul Course De Monterey

May 10, 2023Speed Trap Magazine

It’s IMSA race week and this round we are headed to the most iconic race track on the West Coast (USA), WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca! The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship heads to Monterey , CA this weekend for Round 4 of the 2023 IMSA season. This year marks the 25th consecutive year that IMSA has hosted a race at Laguna. In celebratory fashion IMSA reports that ticket sales have increase by 35% from last year. This is fitting because this weekend also will be the first appearance of the new GTP class cars at Laguna Seca. The new GTP class has struck a chord that has resonated with racing fans all over the country; drawing new fans to the sport.

This the GTP class will race with the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes during the 2 hour and 40 mins sprint race. Laguna Seca is a 2,238 mile road course that features 11 turns that include the famous “Corkscrew” at Turns 8 and 8A,and 300+ ft of elevation change. Below you will find the event details from

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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, California

May 12-14, 2023

Race Day/Time:  Sunday, May 14 – 3:10 p.m. ET
NBC Network Coverage: LIVE – Flag-to-flag beginning at 3 p.m. (also streaming in the U.S. on Peacock, outside the U.S. on Qualifying Stream:  Saturday, May 13 – 3:50 p.m. ET
IMSA Radio:  All sessions live on and; SiriusXM live race coverage begins Sunday, May 14 at 2:30 p.m. (XM 207, Web/App 992)
Circuit Type:  2.238-mile, 11-turn road course
Race Length:  Two hours, 40 minutes
Classes Competing: Grand Touring Prototype (GTP), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO), GT Daytona (GTD)

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Event Hashtags:  #IMSA, #MotulCoursedeMonterey