Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Clinch Four IMSA Championships with Michelin Endurance Cup and Michelin Pilot Challenge Titles in Season-Ending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Weekend at Petit Le Mans

October 13th, 2019 by

ATLANTA. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams and drivers secured a combined total of four championships in two different IMSA racing series over a busy and exciting weekend of competition at the season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, October 10 – 12. Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports, team co-drivers Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen…

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Michelin Endurance Cup Champions Crowned

October 13th, 2019 by

The four IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup champions were determined at the end of Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans round at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Action Express Racing, Performance Tech Motorsports, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Riley Motorsports clinched the four class titles based on points accumulated across the four long-distance rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech…

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Wynn’s Clinches IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup Championships with Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports at Petit Le Mans Finale

October 10th, 2019 by

Wynn’s, the automotive products technology company established in 1939, clinched a pair of IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup season championships Saturday with Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports and Wynn’s No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 co-drivers Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga after a no-quit performance in the season-ending 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta….

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Multiple Championships on the Line for Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams in IMSA Season-Ending Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

October 9th, 2019 by

ATLANTA. Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams and drivers lead a combined total of four championships in two different IMSA racing series heading into this weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, October 10 – 12. The exciting weekend schedule features the season-ending races for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot…

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Keating Praises Pro-Am Class Structure of WEC

September 25th, 2019 by

Ben Keating has given high marks to the FIA World Endurance Championship’s class structure, stating that a Bronze-rated driver requirement in GTE-Am helps level the playing field in the privateer-focused category. The longtime IMSA entrant has shifted his focus to the globe-trotting championship, having joined defending GTE-Am class champions Team Project 1 for the 2019-20…

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Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Recovers from Mid-Race Penalty for Top-Five Finish

September 16th, 2019 by

Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen co-drove the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 to a fifth-place finish Sunday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The team now shifts focus to next month’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta where Keating, Bleekemolen, the No. 33 team and…

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Nine Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing Teams Compete This Weekend in the IMSA Monterey SportsCar Championship

September 13th, 2019 by

Following victories at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) two weeks ago and a victorious showing last year at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS), Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Customer Racing teams look for a pair of repeat race wins this weekend in the Monterey SportsCar Championship, September 13 – 15. The No. 33 Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3…

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‘Really unusual failure’ prevented running in qualifying – Ben Keating

August 31st, 2019 by

The trio of Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Felipe Fraga was supposed to be making their WEC qualifying debut this morning, but weren’t able to run as their Porsche’s was too damaged from a flywheel failure. “Right at the very end of practice this morning, free practice number three, we had a really unusual failure. I’ve…

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IMSA GTD Veteran Ben Keating Moving Team to FIA World Endurance Championship

August 14th, 2019 by

One of the strongest, most consistent, most visible GT Daytona teams in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship won’t be on the grid full-time for the 2020 season, as Ben Keating, owner of the number 33 Wynn’s Mercedes-AMG GT3, will be moving to the FIA World Endurance Championship. Keating, along with his regular co-drivers Jeroen…

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By the Numbers: IMSA WEATHERTECH Series Sets Sights on Road America

July 24th, 2019 by

After a brief respite during another busy summer of racing, all four classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship reunite Aug. 2-4 weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. While the GTLM and GTD teams are fresh off a GT-only showdown at Lime Rock Park last weekend, Road America marks the return of the…

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