Tag Archive: Petit Le Mans

Oct 05

Major news in Canadian motorsport: Kuno Wittmer 2014 GT Le Mans Champion !

The “Petit Le Mans” and held on the Road Atlanta track

Kuno Wittmer This weekend, Montreal driver Kuno Wittmer became the first Canadian to win an international motorsport championship in 2014, following the “Petit Le Mans”, the last round of the season in the Tudor United SportsCar series, the North American Endurance championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

$300,000 presented to champions of Patrón Endurance Cup at Road Atlanta

FOX To Air National Network Television Coverage of Petit Le Mans Today In United States

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logo Shorty after the checkered flag waved to conclude the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta last night, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) presented checks for $300,000 in awards to champions of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Jordan, Ricky Taylor make history, become first Americans to win overall in 17th Petit Le Mans in their father’s Corvette DP

Fittipaldi, Barbosa take TUDOR Championship, Patrón Endurance Cup titles

 

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Sixteen years after winning the inaugural Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Wayne Taylor brought his boys and a long-time friend to victory lane in the 10-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale at Road Atlanta.

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Oct 04

No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR rakes Patrón Endurance Cup lead in GTLM with one segment remaining in Petit Le Mans

Sweedler, Bell lock up Patrón Endurance Cup GTD Driver Championships

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logoSix teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entered Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda within three points of the lead in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. With two of the three segments at Road Atlanta complete, the picture is a bit clearer with the checkered flag the only segment remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 04

No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR pulls even with No. 4 Corvette C7.R

After opening Patrón Endurance Cup Segment at Petit Le Mans

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup logoNo. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia Clinches GTD Team, Manufacturer Titles. A lot can happen in a 10-hour endurance sports car race, but one thing is certain in the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta: the GT Le Mans (GTLM) battle in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup will come down to the checkered flag. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

David Ostella to finish season at Petit Le Mans in Black, White and Pink

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

David Ostella will finish his rookie TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and his first Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda on Oct. 4 in the No. 38 Dash Neighborhoods/ Phillips 66 Prototype Challenge car that will feature a pink livery. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

IMSA News and Notes: Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda

Titles on the line at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will conclude at Road Atlanta on Saturday with the 17th annual of Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

AIM Autosport chasing two championships in Ten Hours at Petit Le Mans

“I am really looking forward to driving with Bill and Townsend at Petit Le Mans” – Grunewald

Sweedler and Bell looking to capture Patron North American Endurance Cup and TUDOR Championship in GT-Daytona Formula Drift star and Ferrari Challenge driver coach Conrad Grunewald to join Sweedler and Bell at Petit Le Mans.

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Oct 20

ALMS Petit Le Mans race reports

Rebellion Racing repeats at Petit Le Mans, captures ALMS finale

ALMS - Petit Le Mans - Rebellion Racing Tucker takes fourth straight class title, cumming PC champ by one point. Rebellion Racing wrote the final chapter in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, winning the season-ending 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

SRT Motorsports: Petit Le Mans post-race quotes

Kuno Wittmer – No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R (Finished 5th)

SRT Motorsports logo The No. 93 SRT Viper GTS-R driven by Jonathan Bomarito, Kuno Wittmer and Tommy Kendall survived an off-track excursion to lead SRT Motorsports with a fifth-place finish at Petit Le Mans Saturday at Road Atlanta.

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Oct 18

Rebellion’s Jani outmuscles Luhr for Petit Le Mans pole

Brabham (P2), Cameron (PC) lead class qualifying for ALMS finale

ALMS - Petit Le Mans - Neel Jani Pole Road Atlantal When the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón runs its final event in Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, Neel Jani will be looking to make more history at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Neel Jani sets fastest lap at night in opening Petit Le Mans practice

Final practice, qualifying for ALMS finale set for Friday

ALMS - RebellionNightPLM13 Rebellion Racing waited until dark to set the fastest lap of the opening day of practice for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 16

Nicolas Prost fastest for Rebellion Racing in final Petit Le Mans test

Briscoe (P2), Muller (GT), Rayhall (PC), Bleekemolen (GTC) lead classes

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

Rebellion Racing set the fastest time in the third and final day of testing for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda, with Nicolas Prost running a lap of one minute, 9.942 seconds (130.737 mph) at Road Atlanta to lead Wednesday’s session. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Rebellion returns to top Petit Le Mans test

Busy day sees 24 ALMS machines prep for finale at Road Atlanta

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda Rebellion Racing made the most of its return to the track alongside American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competitors by leading the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Live Petit Le Mans coverage available on FOX Sports, ALMS.com

Live Broadcast, Highlight Show on FOX Sports Networks; Qualifying on ALMS.com

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón ends its 15th and final season with the Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda on Saturday and ALMS fans will be able to follow the action live across multiple FOX Sports platforms and ALMS.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 13

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing leads opening test day for Petit Le Mans

Sunday Test Day Report – 10 Cars turn laps on Sunday at Road Atlanta

Grand-Am Road Racing Powered by NASCAR Ten American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón cars took advantage of near perfect weather conditions on Sunday at Road Atlanta to begin preparations for next Saturday’s 16th Annual Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda in a pair of test sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 14

Extreme! ESM, Tequila Patrón Move to ALMS P2 for 2013

Team also sets sights on combined prototype class for 2014

ALMS - Scott Sharp-Patron A#7C224BALMS - ESM LineupTequila Patrón and Scott Sharp return to their sports car racing roots in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón for the 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 04

Champions unite in honour of Dan Wheldon

Autosport International Karting Challenge

Autosport International Karting Challenge logoDan Wheldon Borg Warner TrophyThe Autosport International Karting Challenge in honour of Dan Wheldon has received World Champion support ahead of the Johnny Herbert-presented event at the NEC Birmingham on Friday, January 11. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 06

ALMS has a Rebellion on its hands

Petit Le Mans winner taking full-time plunge in 2013

ALMS - Rebellion-Road AtlantaALMS - IMSAWas an overall victory at Road Atlanta the first of many to come for Rebellion Racing in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón? We may soon find out. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus F1 Team announces 2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test line-up

Young Guns

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Nicolas Prost2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Edoardo MortaraNicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi will join Lotus F1 Team for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which will take place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Strong finish for SRT® Viper GTS-R in tough Petit Le Mans

Kuno Wittmer and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was one of only four GT cars to run a lap under 80 seconds

Petit Le Mans powered by MazdaThe SRT<sup>®</sup> 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...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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Muscle Milk, Level 5 and Rebellion reign at Road Atlanta (updated)

Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day

ALMS - Petit Le Mans-Start-1Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Petit Le Mans qualifying report

Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT

ALMS - PLM12-P1-Rebellion125ALMS - PLM12-PC-Merchant125With 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Dario and Marino Franchitti join Scott Tucker, Level 5 for Petit Le Mans

Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype

ALMS - Marino-Franchitti-Level5-1ALMS - Dario-Marino-Franchitti-1Reigning 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Nissan DeltaWing returns to racing at Petit Le Mans

Le Mans concept racer back on track for ‘unfinished business’

DeltaWing-LeMans-2DeltaWing-LeMans-1It captured the world’s attention on its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now the Nissan DeltaWing is set to race in North America for the first time at the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Rayhall dominant in Prototype Lites Championship debut

Georgia teenager won both rounds of the Petit Le Mans finale from the pole and set a new lap record

Sean Rayhall Lites Petit Le MansSean Rayhall prototype 77American 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Harold Primat and Aston Martin Racing storm to second podium in a row

 In American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans

Aston_Martin_Racing_logoHarold Primat Petit Le Mans 2011Harold Primat and Aston Martin Racing team mates; Adrian Fernandez and Stefan Mücke, stormed through the field from eighth on the grid to finish third at Petit Le Mans and record their second podium finish in as many races in the American Le Mans Series.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Fifth grid spot for fastest Porsche

At American Le Mans Series, round 9 / Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, round 6 in Road Atlanta, USA

Club Porsche Québec logoPetit-LeMansWith his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Joerg Bergmeister takes up the 1,000 mile race in Road Atlanta on Saturday from position five on the grid. In qualifying for Petit Le Mans, the final round of the American Le Mans Series, the Porsche works driver from Germany was only eight-tenths of a second shy of the top GT-class time on the storied circuit in the US state of Georgia. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Davidson does it again in Petit LeMans qualifying (+result)

Second straight pole position for Peugeot’s British ace

Petit-LeMansAnthony Davidson  Peugeot mainSeeking 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Pierre Ragues makes first visit to OAK Racing’s new Le Mans facility

Pierre met with OAK Racing Team Owner Jacques Nicolet and Managing Director François Sicard

Pierre Ragues 090831OAK RacingPierre 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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