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 |  Mar 14 2013, 4:54 PM

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Along with a new name being announced today for the merged Grand-Am/ALMS series, sanctioning body IMSA has announced that a total of five classes will form the makeup of the racing organization.

Next year will be the first season for the new United SportsCar Racing series and the classes are as follows: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Daytona, GT Le Mans and GX

The lead Prototype (P) class, will combine GRAND-AM’s Daytona Prototypes with the ALMS’ P2 and DeltaWing cars, while the Prototype Challenge (PC) class will be the same as the current ALMS class structure.

The GT Le Mans (GTLM) will still consist of the ALMS’ current GT class, and the GT Daytona (GTD) class will us GRAND-AM’s current GT class as well as the ALMS’ current GTC class.

Finally the GX class will be the same as the current GRAND-AM structure, allowing for prototype technologies, like the Mazda6 diesels currently in competition.