After quickly building a strong name for ourselves in vintage and historic racing starting in 2018, Era Motorsport joined the sports car racing world in 2020, jumping straight into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the top professional sports car racing series in North America. The WeatherTech series consists of five different classes of production-line sports cars and purpose-built prototypes all competing within their own classes and in the overall race. We compete in the LMP2 class, a group for Le Mans Prototypes driven by amateur and professional drivers. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races across North America at some of the most famous road courses in the world.
Sports car racing is so special and highly competitive because of its endurance racing aspect. Teams from all over the world will test their crew and machinery, racing for as long as 24-hours straight. This is accomplished by multiple drivers rotating through the driving duties, while crew members hope to catch rest between each hourly pitstop. The quality of machinery, speed of the pit stops, strategy form pit lane and expertise of the drivers all play a critical role in a team's success in endurance racing, making it one of the most exciting forms of racing to watch, and well as one of the most rewarding for participants. Sponsors also receive additional exposure with the extended racing time, in addition to the almost-full accessibility North American SportsCar racing provides to everyday race fans.
In 2020, we made our sports car racing debut at the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Rolex 24 At Daytona, one of the most challenging sports car races today. We had an incredible debut, starting fifth in class, and finishing third. We ran a partial season that year, earning three more podium finishes at Sebring International Raceway, Road America, and Road Atlanta. We also received a coveted entry into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, where we finished 11th in class in what was our first international sportscar racing outing.
After our debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, we expanded our sports car racing efforts to the Asian Le Mans Series, becoming the 2021 LMP2 Am class champions in a partnership with JOTA Sport. We also competed in a four-race run in the European Le Mans Series with IDEC Sport, competing at the iconic tracks Circuit de Barcelona, the Red Bull Ring, Circuit Paul Ricard, and Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
In 2021 we returned to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, kicking the year off with an incredibly special victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This was already such an incredibly special day for our team, and it was even more memorable to win it in a car sporting a livery designed by a six-year-old race fan. We followed it up with a second-place finish at the incredibly challenging Twelve Hours of Sebring, and then secured our second IMSA victory of the season at Road America.
This year, we are back for our third year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, eager to continue to grow our list of sports car racing successes. While the Rolex 24 At Daytona didn't go as planned, we rebounded at the Twelve Hours of Sebring to earn a third-place finish. The 2022 schedule will include four endurance and three sprint races, and some of America's best and most iconic road courses. Visit imsa.com for all series information.