In a move that's probably at least partly fair play and likely a big part marketing stunt, Green Earth Team Gunnar in the American Le Mans
Series has offered to share its motor oil supplier with its competitors. Team Gunnar runs in the ALMS new Le Mans Prototype Challenge class where all the teams run identical Oreca-built chassis with sealed General Motors
V8 engines. While LMPC teams aren't allowed to modify their engines, they can change the oil
. Team Gunnar is running G-Oil
, derived from animal fat, from its sponsor Green Earth Technologies.
The team seems to think that its oil is giving it a bit of performance advantage after winning the last race at Long Beach. The team and Green Earth Technologies
are now offering to supply the bio-oil to all of the teams in the class free of charge for the rest of the season.
[Source: American Le Mans Series