Team also sets sights on combined prototype class for 2014
Kuno Wittmer and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was one of only four GT cars to run a lap under 80 seconds
The SRT® Motorsports team found out why the Petit Le Mans is one of the most feared endurance events in North America road racing, but the new team of SRT Viper GTS-Rs had more than its share of success on its way to finishing 8th and 13th in the American Le Mans Series GT class.
Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Level 5 Motorsports and Rebellion Racing were the big winners Saturday at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Rebellion’s Neel Jani, Andrea Belicchi and Nicolas Prost won the 1,000-mile race for the first time with a three-lap victory in their Lola-Toyota on a day filled with drama at Road Atlanta.
Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT
With much of the focus this week on the P1 and P2 championships in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Neel Jani stole the show Friday at Petit Le Mans. The Swiss driver took pole position for Rebellion Racing with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype
Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
Georgia teenager won both rounds of the Petit Le Mans finale from the pole and set a new lap record
American teenager Sean Rayhall further strengthened his place as one of the most talented up-and-coming racers in the nation this past week (September 29-30) by dominating the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship season-finale at Road Atlanta.
Second straight pole position for Peugeot’s British ace
Seeking a third straight victory at Road Atlanta, Team Peugeot Total is on pole position again for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Anthony Davidson set a blistering 1:07.428 (135.611 mph) lap in qualifying Friday in the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 coupe that he will drive in Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race with Sébastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud.
Pierre met with OAK Racing Team Owner Jacques Nicolet and Managing Director François Sicard
Pierre Ragues has got his 2011 preparations underway with a visit to OAK Racing’s new race facility at the Le Mans Technoparc. During the visit, Pierre met with OAK Racing Team Owner Jacques Nicolet and Managing Director François Sicard, who proudly presented their new facility to their recent signing, as well as discussing the forthcoming race season with members of the team.
Pierre will be joining OAK Racing in the first full season of Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011
Twenty-six-year-old sports car driver Pierre Ragues has today announced that he will participate in the 2011 Le Mans Intercontinental Cup with OAK Racing, recently crowned winners of the 2010 ILMC LMP2 class title.
At Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta last weekend
Petit Le Mans, the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, did not provide the result that either Benoît Tréluyer or the Audi team were hoping for. However, this did not prevent the Frenchman from providing a positive debrief of his second experience at the wheel of the Audi R15 TDI, and his first on North American soil.
One ORECA FLM09 for certain, second entry in the works
Performance Tech owner Brent O’Neill is pleased to announce that his team will return to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón in 2011. The Hollywood, Fla., based team will be running an ORECA FLM09 car in the LMP Challenge class with sponsorship being provided by Medical Connections, Braille Battery and Ric-Man Construction.
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