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Dumas Sets Fastest Lap Time in Monday Petit Le Mans Testing

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Photo: Audi Sport File Photo"][/caption]   The second full day of testing ahead of the 14th annual Petit Le Mans was held yesterday during a four hour testing session.  Romain Dumas set the fastest time of the session during his second to last lap in the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI with a lap time of 1:08.394. Prior to Dumas' fast lap time, the two factory Peugeot Sport 908s dominated the test session.  The #7 908 of Sebastien Bourdais, Anthony Davidson and Simon Pagenaud set the second fastest lap time of 1:08.569 while the #8 908 of Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz set the third fastest lap of the day at 1:09.311.  None of the cars were able to top the overall fast lap time of 1:08.291 set Sunday by Anthony Davidson in the #7 908. Level 5 Motorsports' Luis Diaz was fastest in LMP2 with a 1:13.291 in the HPD ARX-01g.  The second Level 5 ARX-01g of Tucker, Bouchut and Barbosa finished just 0.438 seconds behind Diaz.  The Signatech Nissan ORECA 03 car of Mailleux, Ordonez and Vernay rounded out the top three with a time of 1:14.003. The Laguna Seca GT class winning Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 RSR  of Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Marc Lieb set the fast lap in GTE Pro at 1:20.251 with the next three cars in the pack finishing within a mere 0.586 seconds of the Lizards.  The Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia of Raphael Matos, Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander set a time of 1:20.669 followed by the Corvette Racing C6.R of Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner with a lap time of 1:20.562. In GTE Am, the AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT driven by Rui Aguas, Justin Bell and Rob Kauffman was fastest with a lap time of 1:21.217.  The next fastest in GTE Am was the Larbre Racing Corvette C6-ZR1 of Patrick Bornhauser, Gabriele Gardel and Julien Canal who finished over a second behind with a lap time of 1.22.280. Rounding out the classes, Genoa Racing's ORECA FLM09 was the quickest in LMPC with a lap of 1:18.563 while the TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car of Ben Keating, Jim Norman, and Dion von Moltke was fastest in GTC with a time of 1:25.446. The next test session for Petit Le Mans is scheduled for 2:45pm to 4:45pm on Wednesday, September 28th.  

Peugeot 908s Fastest in 7 Hour Petit Le Mans Test Session at Road Atlanta

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Testing kicked off Sunday at Road Atlanta ahead of the 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans enduro set to run on Saturday, October 1st.  The pair of diesel powered factory-backed Peugeot 908s topped the fast lap time charts, finishing 1-2 ahead of the two Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R18 TDIs.

23 cars turned up Sunday for the first test session for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  The test day consisted of a two-hour session in the morning followed by a five-hour session in the afternoon.  Even with only about half the cars on the track for practice compared to what will be on track Saturday, drivers commented on the amount of traffic.  Audi Sport driver Romain Dumas said "Already there is a lot of traffic.  It will get much worse later in the week.  I do think that this will be the most difficult race of my career."  The 53 car grid for the 2011 Petit Le Mans is the largest grid in the history of the Road Atlanta enduro.

The #7 Peugeot Sport Total 908 driven by Simon Pagenaud, Sebastien Bourdais and Anthony Davidson turned the fast lap of the day with a 1:08.291 in the afternoon test session.  The #8 Peugeot Sport Total 908 of Stephane Sarrazin, Franck Montagny and Alexander Wurz finished 0.519 seconds behind.

The #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI of Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish set the third fastest lap of the day with a 1:09.440 .  The #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI of Romain Dumas, Timo Bernhard and Marcel Fässler finished forth with a lap time of 1:09.662.

In LMP2, the Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX01g of Joao Barbosa, Christophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker set the fast lap of 1:14.799.  The Oak Racing Pescarolo-Judd of Jacques Nicolet, Patrice Lafargue and Frederic Da Rocha set the second fastest LMP2 lap time, finishing 0.694 seconds behind the Level 5 car.

Corvette Racing's pair of Corvette C6.Rs set the pace in GT, lead by the #4 car of Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Richard Westbrook who ran a 1:20.692 while the sister car of Oliver Beretta, Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner finished the day only 0.154 seconds behind.  The Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsch 911 GT3 RSR of Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long rounded out the top three with a time of 1:20.971.

TRG Racing's Porsche 911 GT3 Cup of Duncan Ende, Peter Ludwig and Spencer Pumpelly was the fastest GTC car of the day with a time of 1:25.654, with the second TRG entry of Ben Keating, Jim Norman and Dion von Moltke finishing 0.886 seconds behind.  The Magnus Racing Porsche of John Potter and Craig Stanton finished third at 1:27.666.

Genoa Racing's ORECA FLM09 of Jordon Gregor, Aldous Mitchell and Bassam Kronfli had the fastest LMPC lap at 1:18.302.

Testing for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta continues today with two four-hour sessions.

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Audi R18 TDI to Make U.S. Debut at 2011 Petit Le Mans

The 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans winning Audi R18 TDI is set to make its U.S. debut at next week's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Audi will field two R18 TDIs in LMP1 as they aim for their tenth overall victory at Petit Le Mans.  Audi went undefeated from 2000 to 2005 with their successful Audi R8 and won overall in 2006, 2007 and 2008 with the Audi R10 TDI.  Despite their success, the Audi Sport team has lost to the factory Peugeot team in their 908 Hdi-FAP cars in 2009 and 2010 but are hoping to change their luck with the new R18 TDI at Road Atlanta. The driving team of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Marcel Fässler will drive the #1 Audi R18 TDI.  Bernhard has extensive experience at Road Atlanta and won his class during the 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 Petit Le Mans event.  Dumas makes his first race appearance in the R18 TDI since Le Mans.  "I'm happy to be sitting in the cockpit again," says Dumas who has anxiously been awaiting his next opportunity to drive for Audi.  Dumas was GT class winner at Petit Le Mans in 2003 and LMP2 winner at the 2007 Petit Le Mans  in the Porsche RS Spyder.  Marcel Fässler rounds out the driving trio and most recently drove with Timo Bernhard in the R18 TDI in the ILMC race at Silverstone.  Fässler was the fastest Audi at Road Atlanta in last year's Petit Le Mans. Dindo Capello, Tom Kirstensen and Allan McNish comprise the driving team in the #2 Audi R18 TDI.  This very successful driving trio have all shared in great success at Petit Le Mans. McNish has won overall at Petit Le Mans four times, with his last win coming in 2008 while driving the Audi R10 TDI with Dindo Capello and Emanuele Pirro.  Tom Kirstensen won overall for Audi in 2002 with Dindo Capello and recently drove the R18 TDI at Silverstone with Allan McNish.  Capello holds the record for most overall wins at Petit Le Mans with five overall victories.  "Petit Le Mans is one of the races I enjoy most.  I'm holding a victory record there.  And it would be nice if I could add another success to my track record," says Capello. The battle between Audi and Peugeot in LMP1 at Le Mans and throughout the ILMC season has been fierce with Peugeot currently leading Audi in overall wins.  Audi Sport is hoping to turn their recent losses at Imola and Silverstone around at Petit Le Mans.  Ralf Jüttner, Technical Director for Audi Sport Team Joest says "It's called 'Petit Le Mans' and that also includes a piece of Le Mans.  That's why we've simply got to win there." Practice sessions for the 14th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta kick off on Sunday, September 25th with qualifying being held on Friday, September 30th.  The green flag at Road Atlanta drops at 11:30 EST on Saturday, October 1st.  Qualifying can be watched live on ESPN3 on September 30th from 2:55pm to 4:10pm EST.  ESPN3 will also air flag to flag coverage of the 10-hour/1000 mile race starting at 11:15am EST on Saturday, October 1st. ILMC LMP1 manufacturers standings after 5 of 7 rounds: 1 Peugeot 153 points; 2 Audi, 108. ILMC LMP1 team standings after 5 of 7 rounds: 1 Peugeot Sport Total, 81 points; 2 Audi Sport Team Joest, 74; 3 Team Oreca Matmut, 34; 4 Rebellion Racing, 33; 5 Oak Racing, 16; 6 Aston Martin Racing, 4.    

Truth in four and fifty-four.

[caption id="attachment_2088" align="aligncenter" width="1024" caption="Drayson Lola"]Drayson Lola[/caption] It's the height of presumption for a club-level racer such as myself to believe that I can effectively analyze a race like the 2009 Petit LeMans. To some degree, until the day comes that I put on my helmet and sit behind the wheel of an LMP1 in a major race, I'll be doing nothing but vaguely educated guessing as regards what goes on beneath the surface in the ALMS --- and that day will mostly likely never arrive. Still, after some conversations with the people who did put their helmets on for this one, and after reviewing the video at length, I think it's safe to make some basic observations about what happened during this most unusual episode of America's roadracing history. The pace at which enduros run is climbing rapidly, but the awareness and strategy isn't keeping up. From the splendid environs of Audi's hospitality tent overlooking Turn One, I watched the assembled Quattro-fans erupt in cheers as Alan McNish made a risky move at the start to pass both Peugeots. "Did you see that?" someone asked me.

"Yes, and it was ridiculous." Ten-hour races can't be won into the first corner; they can only be lost. The same applies to Scott Sharp's inability to see a GT2 Porsche in practice a day before. It is well-understood nowadays that pretty much every long-distance race up to and including the 24 Hours of LeMons is run at sprint-race speed, but that doesn't mean you can be as careless or reckless during the weekend as you might in a 28-minute NASA sprint. The LMP Challenge may cause as many problems as it solves. Opinions vary on Grand-Am's Daytona Prototype class, but many of the negative comments regarding the "pumpkin seeds" came from ALMS aficionados who felt that they had "true prototypes" compared to Grand-Am's "spec racers". Well, with the LMP Challenge class, which features a spec chassis and motor, ALMS has finally admitted what everybody else has known for a long time, namely that it's not possible in this country to fill grids with megabuck one-off prototypes. Nor is it terribly exciting for the fans when the performance gaps between teams are large enough to accurately predict the finishing order from the entry sheet.

The LMP Challenge may help fill those sparse ALMS grids, but at what cost? Surely fans who are willing to watch a high-dollar prototype spec series would enjoy Daytona Prototype even more, while the self-professed technology geeks who follow the "true prototypes" will be annoyed at the rapidity with which teams abandon expensive, unreliable ex-LMP2 cars to run in Challenge. On the other hand, it's easy to see how these cars could be performance-equalized with DPs for the (shhhhhhh) inevitable merger between the series. This is eerily reminiscent of Champ Car's decision to go totally "spec", and I predict similar long-term results. Looking for consistency in rules and regulations? Forget about being a race fan. Why exactly was the PLM recognized as a full-length race? It didn't meet the requirements for one, and although one could argue that the time difference between the actual time and the required time was minimal... hey, this is auto racing. We take minimal time differences seriously. The decision was prejudicial to the existing order in the GT2 championship and there was nothing in the rulebook to support it, other than the usual caveats about the rules being subject to interpretation and change. It took more than an hour for the decision to come down from ALMS management, which is usually a sign that phone calls are being made and deals are being done. Presumably there were powerful, influential people making the case both for and against calling it a full-distance race, and there was simply more leverage on the "for" side.

The rulebook in racing is flexible. Always was, always will be. Ask any club racer, F1 fan, or NASCAR viewer. In this case, it was slightly annoying that the decision was dragged out so long, leaving fans literally out in the rain for hours, but at least ALMS announced the winners at the end of the event. It's a long-time circle-track maxim that the spectators should leave the track knowing who won. Cuts down on the riots, dontcha know, even among the wine-and-cheese set. The Peugeot 908 is the most impressive closed-wheel car racing today. The Drayson Lola-Judd (pictured above) is beautiful beyond words, the Audi R15 is a technological masterpiece, but the Peugeot transcends the rest of sports-car racing in majesty, detailing, graphic design, and sheer visual drama. Whatever you have to do to observe one up close is worth doing. It's a big car, in a way that prototypes may never be again, and it accelerates with a wobbling violence that defies belief. I found the trip to Atlanta to be entirely worth the hassle, despite the weather, despite the (under)half-length race, despite the traffic. I saw the 908 run. Don't miss your chance, when that chance comes.

2009 Petit Le Mans Mega Photo Gallery

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Photos by Zerin Dube
When we hit the road for the 2009 Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, we knew we were in for a special few days at the race track.  With the weather reports predicting gloom and doom over the skies of Atlanta, we prepared for the worst and figured the weather would at least for some interesting racing.  We weren't disappointed in the least.   Thankfully, the weather gave us a couple of days of fantastic weather with blue skies and sunshine before the heavens opened up on Saturday.  Now that we're back home (with a few bumps, bruises and fire ant bites), we can get to work.  Jack Baruth will be posting up his thoughts on the weekend in a new Avoidable Contact post that will be up soon, and Nick Salvatore is busy twittering away about the weekend.  So, I guess that leaves me to produce something of value from the trip by way of these photo galleries.  I've created several galleries from the various events throughout the weekend and inserted them all into this post.   I probably have a few more photos to upload to each of the galleries throughout the day, but this should get you started.   View full 2009 Petit Le Mans Photo Galleries after the jump

Paddock Photos

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American Le Mans Series Night Practice

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American Le Mans Series Friday Practice / Qualifying

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Patron GT3 Cup Challenge

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Speed GT Race

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American Le Mans Series Race Day

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2009 Petit Le Mans Wrap-Up

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Story by ALMS Communications
Photos by Zerin Dube
Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin gave Peugeot its first American Le Mans Series victory on Friday, winning a weather-shortened 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Race officials, citing hazardous conditions due to torrential rains that fell at Road Atlanta just past the four-hour mark, called the race at eight hours, 44 minutes running. Peugeot’s two diesel-powered factory prototype coupes finished 1-2 with the pole-sitting 908 HDi of Pedro Lamy and Nic Minassian in second. The first of Audi Sport Team Joest’s Audi R15 TDIs placed third, the car driven by Allan McNish and Dindo Capello. The Peugeot-Peugeot-Audi finish mirrored the end result at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, and it ended Audi's nine-year unbeaten streak at Road Atlanta. “We only did three races this year,” Montagny said. “We missed Sebring by only 22 seconds, and it was a win for the Peugeot team at Le Mans and a win here. I think if we had a full time we really would have battled it out with the Audis.” IMG_5380 McNish and Capello dominated the race before the rains fell and led all but five of the first 168 laps. The two Peugeots got past McNish under yellow when the Scot looped the Audi under wet conditions barely past the two-hour mark. A few minutes later, the skies opened and officials parked the cars in pitlane. “We started in the wet and it was difficult with a dry set-up,” Sarrazin said. “We were very far behind. But in the dry we could push very hard and make up time. I could catch the two Audis and it was not too hard to overtake them. But in the big rain it was just OK. We did our best in the time we had and the team did a great job.” The highly anticipated battle between the Peugeots and the Audis lived up to expectations in qualifying and the early part of the race. Both Montagny and Sarrazin had to fight back from a lap down on more than one occasion after the Peugeots’ early race setup struggles. It was sweet redemption for a team that lost out in last year’s race by a little more than four seconds to McNish and Capello in an Audi R10 TDI. “We traveled thousands of miles to race here, so sure we’d love to have a full race but we also enjoyed it,” Montagny said. “Sure…at 300 kph, you hit the water and you just keep going…it’s not so much fun.” “The mechanics here have won Le Mans, so they are very good and they know what they can do,” Sarrazin added. “We are improving all the time, in the race and in testing. I think we show that. And the drivers, we are always giving the maximum just like our crew does.” IMG_5674 Dyson Racing took its first Petit Le Mans victory with a victory in LMP2 for Marino Franchitti, Butch Leitzinger and Ben Devlin. Their Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe had problems with gear selection early, but the Acura ARX-01b of Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz experienced steering issues throughout. Nevertheless, the duo completed enough laps to clinch the team championship for Lowe’s Fernandez and the manufacturer championships for Acura. “We had a gearbox issue just once and the guys were able to fix it with only one repair,” said Franchitti, who qualified on the class pole. “I think I saw every kind of condition possible here at Road Atlanta today. It was especially great to bring a win here with the Mazda especially for a race presented by the Mazda 6. And now the Dyson win for Petit is pretty great.” Franchitti and Leitzinger were class winners at Lime Rock in July, the first victory for the Dyson-Lola/Mazda partnership. The team also won for the first time at Road Atlanta in American Le Mans Series competition. “These guys made it easy for me and this had to be one of the toughest conditions I’ve ever raced in,” Devlin said. “Marino did a great job keeping the car up there and so did Butch. By the time I got the car I just had to keep it on the black. It was great how well the car has developed, especially how I left it last year and the continued commitment and effort from Mazda.” Things didn’t look promising early as the Lola-Mazda dropped as far back as 27th overall before attrition started to take a toll on the class. There were the problems with the Lowe’s Fernandez car, and the Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder of Klaus Graf, Sascha Maassen and Greg Pickett led 30 laps before a spin and loss of power sent it tumbling down the order. “This event, it is truly amazing - year on year increased in significance and attendance,” Leitzinger said. “I was here for the first event in 1998. The buzz just gets bigger and bigger. There are certain places that you go to, Sebring, the Indy 500, Le Mans, and this really has attained that in just a short amount of time and how everyone has embraced that. We’ve had some really horrible disappointments here, and it was really important for Dyson Racing to get this win here.” IMG_6211 Risi Competizione’s Jaime Melo, Pierre Kaffer and Mika Salo won in GT2 in their Ferrari F430 GT, the fifth straight endurance victory for the team. A brilliant call by Salo to take wet tires before the rest of the GT2 field proved to be the difference, and it took him six laps to move the Ferrari past the five cars in front of him to take the lead for good. BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team’s Dirk Müller, Jörg Müller and Tommy Milner placed second in their BMW M3. Dirk Werner and Wolf Henzler were third in their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, clinching the manufacturer championship for Porsche. “This is only my third race this year with the team,” Salo said. “It is such a good atmosphere; everyone works so hard. You can trust them and they don’t go off the track. It’s so much a pleasure to drive with the Risi team. We might not have been the fastest in the dry but in the wet we were very quick.” The Ferrari began 10th on the GT2 grid after a tire puncture limited Melo to one flying lap in qualifying. The Ferrari never cracked the top three until the rain fell. The opening portion saw the top six cars in class on the lead lap, another testament to the level of competition in the class. The victory enabled the Risi team to stay alive in the class championship. Melo and Kaffer are 19 points behind the Flying Lizard Motorsports’ duo of Patrick Long and Jörg Bergmeister with a maximum of 25 points remaining. “It’s a kind of strange race, but we had a competitive car,” Melo said. “I was a bit conservative at the beginning, the track was wet. I didn’t take any risk. I was feeling comfortable, and in the dry condition we had a good car and could keep up with the guys right up to the last minute. Thanks to Pierre for keeping the car good for his two stints. Our whole crew and the strategy were phenomenal the whole time. Even the tires on wet and dry, we could manage the car really good.” “Jamie was quick in the race. We made a change in the bar in my first stint but we changed it back,” Kaffer added. “I have to thank my team for working so hard and this victory. I always can learn something from Mika, even from today with not such a long stint, he made the important call today. In the end, we are the lucky winner.” IMG_5135 The Audi R15 TDI of McNish and Capello was the prototype winner in the MICHELIN GREEN X Challenge, a revolutionary award that goes to the cars that go the farthest the fastest and with the least environmental impact. The second Flying Lizard Porsche of Seth Neiman, Johannes van Overbeek and Darren Law was the GT winner. Porsche captured the manufacturer season championship in the environmentally based efficiency competition. [nggallery id=43] Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga. Saturday's results 1. (2) Stephane Sarrazin, France; Franck Montagny, Brignoles France; Peugeot 908 HDI FAP (1, P1), 184. 2. (1) Pedro Lamy, Lisbon Portugal; Nicolas Minassian, England; Peugeot 908 HDI FAP (2, P1), 184. 3. (3) Allan McNish, Scotland; Rinaldo Capello, Italy; Audi R15 TDI (3, P1), 184. 4. (4) Marco Werner, Germany; Lucas Luhr, Germany; Audi R15 TDI (4, P1), 182. 5. (6) Nicolas Lapierre, France; Romain Dumas, France; Olivier Panis, France; Oreca 01 AIM (5, P1), 181. 6. (26) David Brabham, Australia; Dario Franchitti, Scotland; Scott Sharp, Jupiter, FL; Acura ARX-02a (6, P1), 180. 7. (28) Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, NY; Guy Smith, England; Lola B09 86 Mazda (7, P2*), 177. 8. (22) Jaime Melo, Brazil; Pierre Kaffer, Germany; Mika Salo, Finland; Ferrari F430 GT (1, GT2), 170. 9. (16) Tom Milner, Leesburg, VA; Dirk Mueller, Germany; Jorg Muller, Germany; BMW E92 M3 (2, GT2), 169. 10. (21) Wolf Henzler, Germany; Dirk Werner, Germany; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (3, GT2), 169. 11. (15) Oliver Gavin, England; Olivier Beretta, Monaco; Marcel Fassler, Switzerland; Corvette C6.R (4, GT2), 169. 12. (18) Patrick Long, Oak Park, CA; Jorg Bergmeister, Germany; Marc Lieb, Germany; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (5, GT2), 169. 13. (8) Marino Franchitti, Scotland; Butch Leitzinger, State College, PA; Lola B09 86 Mazda (1, P2), 168. 14. (19) Johnny O`Connell, Flowery Branch, GA; Jan Magnussen, Denmark; Antonio Garcia, Spain; Corvette C6.R (6, GT2), 168. 15. (25) Seth Neiman, Burlingame, CA; Darren Law, Phoenix, AZ; Johannes van Overbeek, San Francisco, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (7, GT2), 162. 16. (14) Tom Sutherland, Los Gatos, CA; Tomy Drissi, Hollywood, CA; Matt Bell, Los Altos, CA; Chevrolet Riley Corvette C6 (8, GT2), 157. 17. (7) Jon Field, Dublin, OH; Clint Field, Dublin, OH; Lola B06/10 AER (8, P1), 152. 18. (20) Ian James, England; Dominik Farnbacher, Germany; Panoz Esperante GTLM Ford (9, GT2), 152. 19. (12) Bryan Willman, Kirkland, WA; Tony Burgess, Canada; Chris McMurry, Phoenix, AZ; Lola B06/10 AER (9, P1), 144, Accident. 20. (13) David Murry, Cumming, GA; David Robertson, Ray, MI; Andrea Robertson, Ray, MI; Doran Ford GT MK 7 (10, GT2), 142. 21. (11) Luis Diaz, Mexico; Adrian Fernandez, Mexico; Acura ARX-01B (2, P2), 139. 22. (10) Klaus Graf, Germany; Sascha Maassen, Germany; Greg Pickett, Alamo, CA; Porsche RS Spyder (3, P2), 136. 23. (23) Bryan Sellers, Centerville, OH; Dominic Cicero, Portland, OR; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (11, GT2), 136. 24. (5) Gil de Ferran, Brazil; Simon Pagenaud, France; Scott Dixon, New Zealand; Acura ARX-02a (10, P1), 136. 25. (17) Bill Auberlen, Hermosa Beach, CA; Joey Hand, Sacramento, CA; Andy Priaulx, Germany; BMW E92 M3 (12, GT2), 133. 26. (24) Joel Feinberg, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Chris Hall, Daytona, FL; Dodge Viper Comp Coupe (13, GT2), 129. 27. (9) Jonny Cocker, UK; Robert Bell, UK; Paul Drayson, London, UK; Lola B09 60 Judd (11, P1), 123. 28. (27) Hideki Noda, Japan; Jose Manuel Balbiani, Argentina; Dion von Moltke, Coral Gables, FL; Radical SR9/AER (12, P1), 0. 29. (29) Adam Pecorari, Aston, PA; Gunnar Van der Steur, Chesapeake City, MD; Robbie Pecorari, Aston, PA; Radical SR9 AER (4, P2), 0. 30. (30) No drivers; Jaguar XKR (14, GT2), 0.