LeMans

    • Corvette Team to enter Mid Ohio in GT2

      9 years ago

      LeMans

      With the move to a single, GT2-like class in 2010, Corvette announced earlier this year that they would be moving from the GT1 class to GT2.

      They made the official announcement and reveal of the new C6.R GT2 yesterday, and they will be entering the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio on August 7. Coverage of the 2-hour and 45-minute race will be on NBC August 8 at 2:00 PM Pacific time.

      www.americanlemans.com/index_news.php?n=13449

    • Lime Rock

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      Despite having a countdown timer prominently visible on my screen at all times, I failed to notice it getting close to Zero.

      Lime Rock starts in less than 2 and a half days.

      I put up a thread in the forum. I think group forum threads are now properly generating alerts, so it can act as a place for all the talk of the race for those watching it live so everyone else doesn't have to worry about spoilers.

    • Set your DVRs if you haven't already

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      The 24 Hours of LeMans starts at 15:00 local time, or 9:00 am Eastern time tomorrow.

    • Highcroft Takes Acura's First LMP1 Win

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      Win.

      The duo of Scott Sharp and David Brabham drove the Highcroft Acura home to victory in St Pete, handing Acura its first win with its LMP1 challenger. The victory, however, left a bit to be desired as there was very little competition after the #66 DF Acura ran into technical difficulties. Acura similarly won LMP2, but only beat the two Dyson cars which both had difficulties. A win is a win, however.

      The same cannot be said of the Flying Lizard victory. After Patrick Long's mistake in qualifying, they had to charge from 5th place on the GT2 grid. The retirements of two cars ahead of them, combined with troubles for the #87 Porsche, helped out a bit, but there was still some good racing that was required for the #45 to make it home first-in-class. There were plenty of scraps throughout the rest of the field throughout the race and some brilliant moves, the most brilliant being Dirk Muller's bold move into second.

      ALMS has certainly seen better races (17 starters? Yawn...) but they showed that even when ALMS has a 'bad' race, there's still some good racing that goes on.

    • Reminder

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      Set your DVRs or cancel your plans this weekend.

      Coverage of Round 2 of the 2009 ALMS Season, the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, begins at 1:30 PM EDT.

      Also note that coverage will be on ABC, not SPEED.

    • 57th 12 Hours of Sebring

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      If you DVR'd the 12 Hours of Sebring, there may be spoilers in this news entry and following entries, so don't read them until you've watched the race.

      Group Admins kokopelli73 and dedalus5150 are both there right now, so I hope they have fantastic luck with their cameras so we can see some great shots of the action after the fact once they return. smiley0.gif

      Audi vs Peugeot vs Acura in LMP1 is looking really good, and all the cars in that class are going to be pushing really hard all day long, and we'll see some really great racing throughout the day.

      The Acuras are apparently really great on tires, so they can afford to run the wider rear tires at all four corners of the car. It takes them longer to warm up, but they have a lot more front grip that they can try and fight the bumps with.

      I was surprised to see that the #40 Ford GT is actually competitive. The GT2 field is really big this year, and we will undoubtedly see some good battles in that class. Not much coverage on anything in that class but the usual Porsche vs Ferrari, though, so I'm not yet sure where all the cars stand and what they're capable of.

      When I get a better idea of that, I'll be back to update on that.

      For now, post who your choice to win the race is right now. I'll post my own picks in a moment.

    • 2009 Le Mans Entry List Released

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      The ACO have released the entry list for the 2009 running of the 24 Heures du Mans

      LM P1
      1 - Audi Sport Team Joest - Audi R15 TDI
      2 - Audi Sport Team Joest - Audi R15 TDI
      3 - Audi Sport Team North America - Audi R15 TDI
      4 - Creation Autosportif - Creation CA07 Judd
      6 - Team LNT - Ginetta-Zytek 09S
      7 - Team Peugeot Total - Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
      8 - Team Peugeot Total - Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
      9 - Peugeot Sport Total - Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
      10 - Team Oreca Matmut-AIM - Courage-Oreca LC70 AIM
      11 - Team Oreca Matmut-AIM - Courage-Oreca LC70 AIM
      12 - Signature Plus - Courage-Oreca LC70 Judd
      13 - Speedy Racing Team Sebah - Lola B08/60 Aston Martin
      14 - Kolles - Audi R10 TDI
      15 - Kolles - Audi R10 TDI
      16 - Pescarolo Sport - Pescarolo Judd
      17 - Pescarolo Sport - Peugeot 908 HDI FAP
      20 - Epsilon-Euskadi - Epsilon Euskadi ee2 Judd
      23 - Strakka Racing - Ginetta-Zytek 09S
      007 - Aston Martin Racing - Lola Aston Martin
      008 - AMR Eastern Europe - Lola Aston Martin
      009 - Aston Martin Racing - Lola Aston Martin

      LM P2
      5 - NAVI Team Goh - Porsche RS Spyder
      24 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo Mazda
      25 - RML - Lola B08/80 - Mazda
      26 - Bruichladdich-Bruneau - Radical SR9 AER
      30 - Racing Box - Lola B08/80 Judd
      31 - Team Essex - Porsche RS Spyder
      33 - Speedy Racing Team Sebah - Lola B08/80 Judd
      35 - OAK Racing - Pescarolo Mazda
      40 - Quifel-ASM Team - Ginetta-Zytek 09S
      41 - G.A.C. Racing Team - Zytek 07S Zytek
      44 - KSM - Lola B09/86 Mazda
      49 - Vitaphone Racing Team - Porsche RS Spyder

      LM GT1
      55 - IPB Spartak Racing - Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
      60 - Gigawave Motorsport - Aston Martin DBR9
      63 - Corvette Racing - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
      64 - Corvette Racing - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
      66 - Jetalliance Racing - Aston Martin DBR9
      68 - JLOC Isao Noritake - Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
      72 - Luc Alphand Aventures - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
      73 - Luc Alphand Aventures - Chevrolet Corvette C6.R

      LM GT2
      76 - IMSA Performance Matmut - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      77 - Team Felbermayr-Proton - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      78 - AF Corse - Ferrari F430 GT2
      80 - Flying Lizard Motorsport - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      82 - Risi Competizione - Ferrari F430 GT2
      83 - Risi Competizione - Ferrari F430 GT2
      84 - Team Modena - Ferrari F430 GT2
      85 - Snoras Spyker Squadron - Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R
      87 - Drayson Racing - Aston Martin Vantage V8
      89 - Hankook-Farnbacher Racing - Ferrari F430 GT2
      92 - JMW Motorsport - Ferrari F430 GT2
      96 - Virgo Motorsport - Ferrari F430 GT2
      97 - BMS Scuderia Italia - Ferrari F430 GT2
      99 - JMB Racing - Ferrari F430 GT2

      RESERVE
      R1 - Team Seattle Advanced Engineering - Ferrari F430 GT2
      R2 - Endurance China Team - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      R3 - IMSA Performance Matmut - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      R4 - Barazi Epsilon - Zytek 07S
      R5 - Gerard Welter - WR Zytek
      R6 - Epsilon-Euskadi - Epsilon Euskadi ee2 Judd
      R7 - Team Felbermayr-Proton - Porsche 997 GT3 RSR
      R8 - Snoras Spyker Squadron - Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R
      R9 - Larbre Competition - Saleen S7R
      R10 - Racing Box - Lola B08/80 Judd
    • Aston Martin to enter into LMP1 as well

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      It seems that LMP1 won't be so deserted after all.

      As Acura moves up to LMP1 this year, Aston Martin will be entering the 2009 24 Hours of LeMans with a pair of LMP1 cars in Gulf livery.

      With the new car, powered by the same V12 as the DBR9 and based on a Lola LMP1 design, Aston Martin is challenging other makes for the Overall win at the 24 Hours of LeMans this year.

      AMLMP1.jpg

      Hopefully they'll take it overseas for some action in the ALMS to prepare for victory at LeMans.

    • ALMS 2009 Season

      10 years ago

      LeMans

      I'm not entirely sure what this season is going to look like, but I know the Prototype class isn't going to be as great as it has been in recent years, with both Audi and Porsche pulling their factory efforts out of the Prototype classes.

      GT2 should stay interesting, however, as most teams should still be around, and we'll see the reintroduction of a BMW factory effort into the class.

      The series will have more of a focus on fuel efficiency this year, continuing their effort in being a technologically relevant racing series. The decision to highlight this effort may help keep the series alive through these difficult economic times.

      Event Schedule:

      57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
      Sebring Raceway, March 21 10:05 AM EDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 9:30 AM EDT
      Duration: 12:00

      Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg
      St. Petersburg, April 4 1:30 PM EDT
      ABC Live Coverage starting at 1:30 PM EDT
      Duration: 2:00

      Long Beach Grand Prix
      Long Beach, April 18 4:10 PM PDT
      ABC Delayed Coverage on April 19, 9:30 AM PDT
      Duration: 1:40

      Utah Grand Prix
      Miller Motorsports Park, May 17 1:00 PM MDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 1:00 PM MDT
      Duration: 2:45

      Northeast Grand Prix
      Lime Rock, July 18 2:05 PM EDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 2:00 PM EDT
      Duration: 2:45

      Acura Sports Car Challenge
      Mid-Ohio, August 7 2:05 PM EDT
      NBC Sports Delayed Coverage August 8 2:00 PM EDT
      Duration: 2:45

      Generac 500 at Road America
      Road America, August 16 1:00 PM CDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 1:00 PM CDT
      Duration: 4:00

      Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport
      Mosport, August 30 3:05 PM EDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 3:00 PM EDT
      Duration: 2:45

      Petit LeMans
      Road Atlanta, September 26 11:15 AM EDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 11:00 AM EDT
      Duration: 10:00 or 1,000 Miles

      Monterey Sports Car Championships
      Laguna Seca, October 10 2:05 PM PDT
      SPEED Live Coverage starting at 5:00 PM PDT
      Duration: 4:00

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