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| Lotus Alex Job Racing 11th in GT at Petit Le Mans ALMS Finale
Lotus Alex Job Racing (AJR) finished the 2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season by coming across the line in 11th place in GT at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta today. Bill Sweedler, Townsend Bell and Johnny Mowlem fended off early trouble to run the remainder of the race trouble free.
Townsend Bell had the controls of the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Lotus Evora GT for the start of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at the challenging 2.54-mile,12-turn Road Atlanta circuit. On lap ten the Californian reported 'unnecessary contact' with the No. 17 Porsche. Thirteen laps later the contact manifested itself into a right rear lower control arm failure. Bell pitted, under green, and it took the Lotus AJR crew 10 laps to make the repairs and return him to the race. From lap 33 forward the Lotus Evora ran flawlessly in the hands of the AJR trio.
'It was a tough race,' Bell said. 'Just ten laps into a 10-hour race I got hit by the Falken Porsche for no reason. It took its toll on the car as I had to pit a few laps later and the team had to make repairs. That cost us 10 laps and that was our race. After that the car ran well. Johnny and Bill did a nice job behind the wheel, and the team was performing in the pits. It makes you think what might have been. It has been a development year, and we are already well into the planning for next year. I really like this kind of racing and the series races at some great tracks.'
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May 17, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - For the third consecutive year, the SRT Tour, showcasing the latest high....
| ELMS - 9 FERRARI'S HEAD FOR HOME RACE IN IMOLAMaranello 16 May - The second round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) arrives at Imola this weekend and nine Ferrari 458 will take to the grid.|
By far the most popular car in the GTE category is the 458, Ram Racing have entered two cars for Silverstone pole sitters Johnny Mowlem and Matt Griffin and a second for American hot shots Gunnar Jeanette and Franck Montecalvo. JMW have one car for Andrea Bertolini and Joël Camathias. After a difficult round at Silverstone, AF Corse return with t....
| PORSCHE ON FRONT ROW IN ALMS GT QUALIFYING FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE EVENTNew Long/Core Porsche and Sellers/Team Falken Tire Porsche 2nd and 3rd|
Monterey, Calif. - Patrick Long (USA) took the new CORE autosport team Porsche 911 GT3 RSR onto the front row of the grid in qualifying for tomorrow's American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Long, who will share the Porsche with British driver Tom Kimber-Smith, finished less than a tenth of a second off the time of the pole-sitting Ferrari, was enthusiastic as he spoke about the effort of the whole ....
| BMW TEAM RLL QUALIFIES 5TH AND 8TH FOR ALMS MONTEREYWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 10, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will start in the fifth and eighth positions in tomorrow's four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race at Laguna Seca, the third round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series.|
Maxime Martin, driving the No. 55 Z4 GTE, set his quickest time in this afternoon's 15-minute qualifying session on his seventh lap of the 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit. His lap of 1:22.990 minutes was only 0.258 seconds from the class pole time. Class co-leaders in D....
|A WEEKEND OF MIXED EMOTIONS FOR THE 458 GTMaranello, 12 May – There were two sides to Ferrari's weekend of GT racing. The happy one was on show in Portimao in Portugal, at the second round of the International GT Open season. One outright victory and a class win were the best results from the two races run at the Portuguese track, both coming in Race 2. The outright win came thanks to Matt Griffin and Duncan Cameron, who completely dominated the race in the AF Corse 458. Griffin took the lead right from the start, overtaking pole man Pa....|
| BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES THIRD AT ALMS MONTEREY; MÜLLER TAKES GT DRIVER POINTS LEADWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 11, 2013 . . . Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, scored a third place finish in today's four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race. A second consecutive podium finish for the No. 56 machine and a win for the No. 55 car at Long Beach in only the third race of the new program keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings and moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points.|
Müller started the car from the ....
| BMW TEAM RLL READY FOR THE NEXT ALMS ROUND AT LAGUNA SECA AFTER SUCCESS AT LONG BEACHThe 2013 American Le Mans Series is back on track this Saturday at Laguna Seca Raceway, in Monterey, California, with the four-hour American Le Mans Monterey.|
The first two races of the debut season of the BMW Z4 GTE have been strong ones for BMW Team RLL, with fourth and seventh place finishes at the 12 Hours of Sebring and, thanks to excellent strategy, an outstanding 1-2 finish at Long Beach. BMW stands second in GT class manufacturer points. With the win at Long Beach in the No. 55 Z4 GTE....