David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 8:12 p.m.
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GTP.

Three letters that defined a golden age of motorsports: sleek, fast cars backed by many of the world’s top brands. From 1981 through 1993, GTP served as the top rung in American endurance racing.

Well, the name is coming back.

For 2023, the forthcoming Le Mans Daytona h prototypes will carry the GTP name in IMSA competition.

 

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 8:29 p.m.

Next, bring back GTO and GTU. 

 

jh36
jh36 GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/27/22 8:44 p.m.

That's cool. It's great to see those letters again. I like "hearing" John D "speak". It's great to have him directly in the IMSA mix now. Positive. Very cool. 
 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 8:47 p.m.

Yup, it's very cool seeing those letters together again. Amazing how something seemingly so simple can conjure up such emotions.

For those who didn't click the link to read the entire piece, here's our recent interview with John. (And looks like we might have to do a follow-up already.)

 

dannyp84
dannyp84 Reader
1/27/22 10:03 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Next, bring back GTO and GTU. 

 

And bring back a rotary car to dominate those classes again ..

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 10:16 p.m.

In reply to dannyp84 :

I'll relay that message. :)

WoodyatTR
WoodyatTR New Reader
1/28/22 9:21 a.m.

Yes! Bring back the rotaries!Mid-Ohio circa 199

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Dork
1/28/22 11:39 a.m.

Good to see it back the name makes perfect sense plus I'm glad to see the name of races out of the prototype name as I was never the biggest fan of that. I reminds me of something Sean heckman mentioned on one of the blunder races which he felt a problem with SportsCar racing was the lack of consistency in class names compared to other racing. We had gtp the wsc,sr,Srp,lmp,dp,dpi

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/28/22 4:40 p.m.
WoodyatTR said:

Yes! Bring back the rotaries!Mid-Ohio circa 199

Top tier racing needs more angry bees!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/28/22 8:19 p.m.

And some related pics from Daytona today. 

jb229
jb229 New Reader
1/29/22 7:35 p.m.

In reply to WoodyatTR :

Sadly, Mazda left at the end of '21 and probably won't be coming back any time soon.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/31/22 10:44 a.m.

And those who joined us on our Midnight Tour got to hear about GTP from IMSA President John Doonan. 

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