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The Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek 09HS hybrid LMP1 car is running in competition for the first time this weekend at the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports park. The new car arrived from the UK just last weekend and prior to hitting the track in Utah has run only once since being completed. Driver Johnny Mowlem and team owner Steve Pruitt spoke with Green Fuels Forecast this week about the new car and revealed some details. The lithium ion battery pack supplied by Continental is basically th
After months of delays, Corsa Motorsports is finally ready to hit the track with its new hybrid LMP1 race car. The hybrid race program was originally announced last summer at the Detroit Grand Prix and was set to debut at the Petit Le Mans in October. Unfortunately, development didn't proceed as quickly as hoped with the fall and winter passing by as the car was made ready for competition.
The top LMP1 class is shaping to be a real battle royale at next month's 12 Hours of Sebring. Peugeot has confirmed that it will be campaigning two of its diesel-powered 908 HDi coupes at the American Le Mans Series season opener. The Peugeots will be taking on at least four brand new race cars in this warm-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi will be unveiling a pair of its all new R15 TDI vehicles at Sebring and Acura will have the first race outing for its P1 class ARX-02a. Corsa Motorsports
Over at the American Le Mans Series website, there is a new interview with driver Johnny Mowlem. Mowlem is the lead driver for the Corsa Motorsports team that will be running a hybrid-powered Zytek 07S in 2009. The team originally planned to debut the car this fall at the Petit Le Mans, but decided the car wasn't ready back then.
Just over a month ago at the Detroit Grand Prix weekend, Corsa Motorsports announced its intention compete in the ALMS LMP1 class with a hybrid-powered race car built in England by Zytek. The new car was supposed to debut this weekend at the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Unfortunately, earlier this week, the Utah-based team decided that the hybrid system wasn't quite ready for primetime. According to a release on the team's website, they are confident in the safety of the system, but the r
Next weekend marks the tenth running of the Petit Le Mans endurance race at Road Atlanta and the debut of the Green Challenge in the American Le Mans Series. The usual suspects like Audi and Peugeot will be on hand with their diesel-powered LMP1 cars. However, Corsa Motorsports will jump into the fray with the first hybrid racer in the ALMS. The team will campaign a Zytek chassis powered by a combination of a Zytek V8, three phase AC induction motor and a lithium ion battery. The new car has bee
Here at the Detroit Grand Prix today, Corsa Motorsports announced their intention to debut a hybrid powered sports car in the LMP1 class at the Petit Le Mans in October. Corsa will be using a chassis developed by Zytek with an E10/electric hybrid powertrain. The 10-hour race at Road Atlanta on October 4 will also mark the debut of the Green Challenge were the teams will be judged on their fuel consumption and overall environmental impact. Corsa hopes to make a good showing as part of the Green C
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