IMSA have today announced a new era for GT class racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship from 2016. 

Beginning with the 2016 Rolex 24, the TUDOR Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will compete under the new GTE specifications established by the ACO, while the GT Daytona (GTD) class will include full FIA GT3 specifications for all of its cars.

IMSA expects that the adoption of new GT class specifications will increase all GT cars’ performance and attract more manufacturer and team involvement while maintaining the close competition associated with the TUDOR Championship.

“The debut of new cars in the GTLM and GTD classes, along with the first event in Daytona International Speedway’s motorsports stadium, will add even more anticipation for one of the most prestigious events on the international motorsports calendar,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton.

“The Rolex 24 At Daytona is more than a race, it’s an event where fans can enjoy world-class sports car competition and witness the latest and greatest from some of the most prestigious high performance car manufacturers in the world.”