This week in the Motorsport Series News roundup I bring you news of a merger in junior European formula racing, Paretta Autosport expansion news, possible new cars in F3 and F2, LMDh and DTM news.
- Formula Scout looks into the slightly confusing situation of how the new ACCR F4 is joining forces with Formula X. “ACCR F4 will merge with FX Pro at Vallelunga on July 8-10, with the races there added as the round at Polish circuit Poznan on June 24-26 is removed. FX Pro will join ACCR F4 at Grobnik in Croatia on July 22-24 and Monza on October 28-30.”
- Paretta Autosport is shifting to a road racing program in partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing. Accorsding to Racer.com, “in opting to skip the Indianapolis 500, Paretta’s group of women racers have committed to doing at least three road and street course races with ECR in the No. 16 Chevy, starting with Road America in June, Mid-Ohio in July and Nashville in August. Paretta is known to have a fourth race in mind, if possible, which could be a precursor to an expanded program in partnership with ECR in 2023.
- Finally, F2 and F3 are targeting new cars in coming years, but the plan comes with some caveats as reported by Formula Scout. “If the economic situation allows it, we will launch a new F2 car for 2024, and a new F3 car for 2025, which is normally the way it’s working, because it’s a three-year cycle, but sometimes we keep the cars for six years because we don’t want to impose too heavy a financial burden on the teams.”
- IMSA.com explains how competitors are turning into collaborators as they work together on developing the new LMDh cars for 2023. “We walked into this knowing it was a big deal,” said Paul Barton, assistant vice president of Xtrac Inc., who has been working alongside engineers with other firms to design and build components for the car. “As we got more involved, it definitely hammered home how significant it is.”
- Sportscar 365+ has published their insight in to How DTM Has Evolved for its Second GT3 Season. “DTM has always refused to stand still. During its recent history it has made frequent radical moves, such as attempts at international expansion, the reintroduction of turbo engines and adjustments to the points system and weekend format.”