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USCC outlines future framework

The United SportsCar Championship signals its plans for the future, including greater connection with the World Endurance Championship.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has outlined its plans for the future as it looks to evolve the amalgamated sportscar series to bring it further into line with its world championship counterpart.

Created as a merger of the former American Le Mans Series and the Daytona Prototype series, the USCC currently sees four classes of competition; Prototype (existing Daytona prototypes and LMP2 prototypes), Prototype Challenge (one-make Oreca chassis), GTLM and GTD.

Going forward, the leading Prototype class will remain as it is until the end of 2016, when a new unified Prototype format that will span USCC, Le Mans and the World Endurance Championship is introduced.

The Prototype Challenge will also remain unchanged until the end of 2016 when a new class of vehicle will be introduced based around the recently-announced LMP3 class.

In the two GT classes, the leading LM GTE class – which is contested by Corvette, Porsche, Viper and Ferrari – will be based on the ACO GTE specifications in 2016, while the GTD class will adopt FIA GT3 regulations from 2016 too.

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