HSR Launches new LMP Series

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Officials from Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) have announced plans for a new series for current and previous-generation Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) cars beginning in 2024.  The series will be known as the HSR Prototype Challenge presented by IMSA.  Events will be operated by HSR with oversight from IMSA – the license rights-holder for LMP3 racing in the United States and Canada.

“Continuing to provide an endurance racing format is important to IMSA and it is a logical progression to incorporate LMP3 endurance races into our HSR platform, where many previous-generation LMP3 cars already compete,” said HSR President David Hinton.  “We believe the HSR Prototype Challenge will be a popular addition to HSR event weekends in 2024 and beyond amongst those looking for longer races”

Each race will range in length from 90 minutes to three hours, with two classes.  LMP3-1 will include current EVO cars, with the LMP3-2 class using previous-generation LMP3 cars.  A six -event calendar is planned, starting with a two-hour race on the weekend of March 8-10 at Sebring International Raceway.

Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) was formed in the mid-1970s with the mission “to celebrate the race cars from the past.”  It was acquired by IMSA in 2022.  See www.hsrrace.com.

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