How US merger reshapes sportscars

How US merger reshapes sportscars

Grand-Am's takeover of the American Le Mans Series should revitalise US sportscar racing, but Gary Watkins argues the implications for Le Mans and the European scene are not all good

I've had a dream and I've had it for years now. It involves seeing the same cars that slug it out for victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June doing battle on the high banks of the Daytona International Speedway more than four months earlier in February. 'Fantasy' would, perhaps, be a better word for it.

And that's the way it's going to stay, despite the 'merger' between Grand American Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series.

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