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    American Le Mans Series consolidates racing classes for 2010

    2009 ALMS at Long Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Le Mans Series is responding to economic conditions and the decline in the diversity of racing machinery on the grid by changing up the racing classes in its ranks for next season. Rather than imposing spending ...

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    Le Mans organizers to ban V10s and V12s from LMP1 in 2011

    The latest in a string of reports on Le Mans Series rule changes could stand to really shake things up in the prototype classes in a few years. ACO, the French racing organizers which coordinate the European Le Mans Series and its headline event, are reportedly planning on banning V10s and V12s ...

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    Road to Race: Porsche RS Spyder gets direct injection

    Click above for a high-res gallery.Porsche has already introduced direct injection on the Cayenne and 911 Carrera, and the Turbo, GT2 and GT3 all stand to benefit from the technology next year. While it's normal for most automakers to take the lessons learned from motorsports and apply them to ...

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    Gil de Ferran coming to ALMS with his own Acura-backed team

    Gil de Ferran hasn't had quite enough of winning just yet. The accomplished former racing driver and team manager announced today that he's coming out of retirement to contest the American Le Mans Series. With Team Penske, de Ferran won back-to-back CART titles in 2000 and 2001, the Indy 500 in ...

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    Audi R10s lose a heartbreaker in Mosport

    First the good news for Audi Sports North America. The No. 7 R10 won the LMP1 class during last weekend's 9th Round of the American LeMans Series race at Mosport. With the win, Audi has clinched the LMP1 championship with three races left to run. Unfortunately, Audi has yet again failed to claim an ...

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    Gauntlet thrown: Audi wants to end LMP2 win streak at Road America

    click image for high-res version suitable as desktop wallpaperThe "1" in "LMP1" is supposed to signify that this is the top class in the ALMS. But for a good stretch of this season, the top of the podium has featured LMP2 cars, instead. For Audi, long the top P1 team, it is particularly troublesome ...

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    First customer Porsche RS Spyder moves to Poughkeepsie

    Click for a gallery of 5 additional high-res photosThe 2007 ALMS season is rapidly approaching (the kickoff at Sebring takes place March 17), and new cars are starting to arrive at their homes. In the case of the first customer-ordered '07 Porsche RS Spyder, home is Poughkeepsie, NY, where Dyson ...

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    Mazda announces ALMS entry, rotorheads weep

    That thing got a rotary in it? Nope, not this year. Dashing the hopes of Rotorheads everywhere, Mazda announced that it will be using an AER built conventional engine in its 2007 ALMS cars. Looks like pride and heritage will take a back seat to winning. As MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Manager ...

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    Dyson Racing jumps to LMP2, will race Porsche RS Spyders

    Dyson Racing is moving to the LMP2 class for 2007's American Le Mans Series season, and they'll do so in style as they become the first customer team to run Porsche's RS Spyder racing prototype. You'll recall that Porsche's official development partner, Penske Racing, ran a pair of the DHL-liveried ...

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    SevenStock9 event unites RotorHeads from all over North America

    The Southern California RX Club held its annual celebration of all things rotary today at Mazda's HQ in Irvine, California. Every conceivable RX vehicle and rotary powered conversion showed up at the 9th annual SevenStock event. According to the organizers, SevenStock is the largest single day ...

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    VIDEO: First look at Acura's ALMS LMP2 racer

    We just received word of this video clip showing the new Acura LMP2 ALMS racer. It was filmed at the racecar's unveiling during the 2006 Petit Le Mans. Besides showing off the car, Acura announced the drivers of the Lowe's car, Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz. The video shows the press conference ...

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    Acura Le Mans program hits the track

    Testing began for Acura's 2007 American Le Mans Series program this week with a two-day test at Firebird International Raceway in Arizona. Acura's brand new LM V8 engine was fitted to a Lola B05/40 chassis for the test by Lowe's Fernandez Racing, led by owner/driver Adrian Fernandez, and Honda ...

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    Acura announces 2007 American Le Mans Series lineup

    Honda Performance Development is leveraging its involvement with the Indy Racing League to launch a three-team effort for the 2007 ALMS season. IndyCar veterans Fernandez Racing and Andretti Green Racing will join the Acura LMP2-class effort, along with Highcroft Racing.Fernandez Racing will mount ...

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    Audi R8 goes out with a win

    The final page of the Audi R8's chapter in motorsports history was written yesterday as an R8 driven by Dindo Capello and Allan McNish took the checkered flag at Lime Rock Park for the last time. The race was not a lock for the Audi LMP1 team, as a pair of persistent Porsche LMP2 cars traded the ...

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    Acura is going to Le Mans

    The American Le Mans Series got a huge boost Wednesday with the announcement in New York by the Acura division of American Honda Motor that it plans to enter the ALMS series in 2007 - with the ultimate goal of racing in the premier LMP1 class at Le Mans! The announcement marks the first factory ...


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