Along with releasing the expected final set of Balance of Performance adjustments, IMSA also issued late Friday changes to its driver ratings list.
VIEW: Revised Driver Ratings
Close to a dozen drivers have been re-classified since last month’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, with some likely to have an effect on lineups in the Pro-Am-mandated PC and GTD classes.
Only one Gold or Platinum-rated driver is allowed in each three-driver lineup at Sebring, with a second “professional” driver permitted in cars with four drivers.
Reigning Rolex Sports Car Series GT champion Alessandro Balzan, along with James Davison and Jeff Segal has been upgraded from Silver to Gold status.
Three-time GRAND-AM champion Segal appeared on the initial 2014 list as a Gold but was reduced to Silver status during the week of the Rolex 24 and has now since been reverted to his original rating.
Other changes include Flying Lizard Motorsports driver Alessandro Latif, along with veteran GT pilots Maurizio Mediani and Lorenzo Case being downgraded from Gold to Silver ratings.
No significant changes were made to drivers competing in the PC class.
Notable Driver Rating Changes
Alessandro Balzan – Silver to Gold
Lorenzo Case – Gold to Silver
James Davison – Silver to Gold
Alessandro Latif – Gold to Silver
Maurizio Mediani – Gold to Silver
Jeff Segal – Silver to Gold