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Photographs and words by Jack Webster

The 25th Anniversary running of Motul Petit Le Mans is now in the record books, the winners have celebrated their victories, the losers have commiserated their failures.

The final race of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech Championship decided not only the race winners in 5 classes of racing, but the series champions as well.

It also marked the end of the DPi era of prototype racing, as next year the new GTP class will make its debut, both in IMSA and the FIA-WEC series.

Out with the old and in with the new – racing reflects life. Change is coming and you can either be excited and embrace it, or cling to the past.

This selection of photos pays tribute to the 25th Anniversary of this incredible race and the cars, teams and drivers who combine to make IMSA racing the best in the world.

Enjoy the ride.

IMSA gridding the cars for the start of the 25th Anniversary of Petit Le Mans.
The start of Motul Petit Le Mans 2022
GTD Champion driver for Aston Martin, Roman De Angelis
GTD-PRO Champion, Pfaff Motorsports Porsche
Calm before the storm on race day
Nico Pino awaits his turn at the wheel of the Sean Creech #33 Ligier
Bumping and grinding in Turn 3
Konica Minolta Acura pushing to the limit, and sometimes beyond
60 Acura going toward the esses
Aston Martin Heart of Racing at dusk
A moment of Zen for Kamui Kobayashi prior to the start of the race
Couldn’t race without Johnny Knotts and his crew
Jimmie Johnson
Part of that outstanding IMSA pit lane crew
BMW Team RRL in the esses
BMW at speed
The “Golden Hour” illuminates Cadillac #02
Exiting Turn 7 at sunset
DPi action during Petit Le Mans
Championship winning MSR Acura
Hang time for Cetilar Racing’s Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo
Racing hard through Turn 3. Wheels up!
Whelen Cadillac in the world famous Road Atlanta esses
Sean Creech Motorsport LMP3 departs Turn 7 as sunset
Inception Racing McLaren stirs up some dust at Turn 7
Filipe Albuquerque entering his office
Corvette at Sunset
BMW Pilot Robby Foley
Dusk falls on the back straight with the Sean Creech LMP3 Ligier
Juan Pablo Montoya working the wheel on the DragonSpeed LMP2 entry
Final pit stop for LMP3 winning Andretti Autosport entry
Pfaff Porsche brakes hard entering Turn 10
AF Corse Ferrari braking for Turn 7
Heavy braking for the Ally Cadillac
Heart of Racing Aston Martin at Turn 10
Night racing for the Risi Ferrari
Fireworks at the finish
Race winners and DPi champion
The thrill of victory for Pfaff Motorsports
Pfaff team celebrating a championship