IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Exciting New Era Lives on REV TV!
Burlington, ON (January 26, 2023) — REV TV Canada, YOUR MOTORSPORTS & AUTOMOTIVE DESTINATION 24/7, is extremely excited to announce that the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set to return for the 2023 season.
This year marks the beginning of an incredible new era for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the introduction of the all-new Grand Touring Prototype (GTP)—a name very familiar to race fans as it harkens back to the “golden era” of sportscar racing from the 80s and 90s—category that replaces the outgoing Daytona Prototype International class as the top category in the series. These beautiful and unique racers from OEMs Acura, BMW, Cadillac, and Porsche, represent the future of racing and automotive technology with their incredible hybrid power plants, cost effective chassis design and drop-dead gorgeous looks. By recalling their past, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their eyes firmly on a sustainable, and very fast, future.
“Sports car fans in Canada have been clamouring for the return of North America’s premier championship to REV TV since we began broadcasting it last year," said Ed Kanerva, Director of Programming at REV TV. "We have incredibly knowledgeable fans who recognize the significance and excitement surrounding this new era for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and we cannot wait to share this exciting season with them.”
“IMSA has been visiting Canada since 1975 and over the years we have come to appreciate just how much Canadians love our series and its history,” said David Pettit, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Operations for IMSA. “The return of the GTP class and our exciting new hybrid era in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is sure to thrill race fans across the nation as they tune into REV TV, and we can’t wait to see them in person when we visit Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July.”
REV TV will begin airing the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the crown jewel of endurance racing in North America, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, presented in its entirety starting at 1:30PM ET on Saturday, January 28th.
About IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
IMSA’s flagship series competes at 11 of North America’s leading sports car venues. Competition takes place in five classes—Grand Touring Prototype (GTP), Le Mans Prototype 2, Le Mans Prototype 3, GT Daytona Pro and GT Daytona— and brings together renowned drivers with leading manufacturers for some of the world’s biggest sports car events, such as the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Follow and join the conversation with #IMSA.
About REV TV
YOUR MOTORSPORTS & AUTOMOTIVE DESTINATION is available to over 8 million households across Canada and features over 200 races from around the world and right here at home. From two-wheels to four and so much more. REV TV showcases all forms of high-octane racing, such as MotoGP, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Monster Jam, World Rally Championship, INDY NXT, World RX Championship, WorldSBK, along with news coverage such as The Inside Line (F1), Winged Nation (winged sprint cars) and PASMAG’s Tuning 365. We also have a slate of original programming with REV Culture with Todd Lewis that features interviews with motorsports luminaries, All North Racing which focuses on grassroots racing, a slew of how-to and behind-the-scenes programs, and so much more. REV TV is your MOTORSPORTS & AUTOMOTIVE DESTINATION 24/7.