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The 1999 Grand Prix of Mosport was an American Le Mans Series professional sports car race held at Mosport International Raceway near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada from June 25 to the 27, 1999. The race was the third round of the inaugural American Le Mans Series season, replacing the former Professional SportsCar Racing Championship that previously held the Grand Prix beginning in 1975. The race marked the 14th IMSA / Professional SportsCar Racing sanctioned sports car race held at the facility.

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RaceEdit

The race marked the maiden win for the Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S driven by Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen for Panoz Motor Sports. It was the first front-engine sportscar overall win at a major event since the 1960s.[1] Teammates David Brabham and Éric Bernard in the #1 Panoz finished second, while Team Rafanelli drivers Érik Comas and Mimmo Schiattarella took third overall in the Riley & Scott Mk III.

After their recent victory at the 1999 24 Hours of Le Mans, the event was also set to feature the BMW V12 LMR of BMW Motorsport. After qualifying third and fourth behind the Panoz entries, the team withdrew from the race citing safety concerns at the track.[2] Following offseason upgrades to Mosport, the team returned to the track for the 2000 edition of the race.

After back to back 24 Hours of Le Mans class victories in 1998 and 1999 and FIA GT Championships in 1997 and 1998, Dodge Viper Team Oreca debuted their Dodge Viper GTS-R in the American Le Mans Series at Mosport, taking the GTS class victory with drivers Olivier Beretta and David Donohue.

Alex Job Racing took the GT class win with drivers Cort Wagner and Dirk Müller in a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR.[3]

The race was broadcast across North America on CNBC with Joel Meyers and Bill Adam calling the race.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP 2   Panoz Motor Sports   Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 122
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8
2 LMP 1   Panoz Motor Sports   David Brabham
  Éric Bernard
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 122
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8
3 LMP 0   Team Rafanelli SRL   Érik Comas
  Mimmo Schiattarella
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 122
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
4 LMP 20   Dyson Racing   Butch Leitzinger
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Riley & Scott Mk III G 121
Ford 5.0 L V8
5 LMP 11   Doyle-Risi Racing   Max Angelelli
  Didier de Radiguès
Ferrari 333 SP P 120
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
6 LMP 38   Champion Racing   Allan McNish
  Ralf Kelleners
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 119
Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
7 LMP 12   Doyle-Risi Racing   Alex Caffi
  Wayne Taylor
Ferrari 333 SP P 118
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
8 LMP 27   Doran Enterprises   Didier Theys
  Fredy Lienhard
Ferrari 333 SP M 117
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
9 LMP 06   Multimatic Motorsports   Scott Maxwell
  Ken Wilden
Lola B98/10 P 116
Ford 5.1 L V8
10 LMP 15   Hybrid R&D   Chris Bingham
  Ross Bentley
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 115
Ford 5.0 L V8
11 GTS 91   Dodge Viper Team Oreca   Olivier Beretta
  David Donohue
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 111
Dodge 8.0 L V10
12 GTS 92   Dodge Viper Team Oreca   Karl Wendlinger
  Tommy Archer
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 111
Dodge 8.0 L V10
13 LMP 63   Downing Atlanta   Jim Downing
  A.J. Smith
Kudzu DLY G 110
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
14 GTS 55   Saleen/Allen Speedlab   Terry Borcheller
  Ron Johnson
Saleen Mustang SR P 109
Ford 8.0 L V8
15 LMP 28   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Martin Guimont
Lola B98/10 G 108
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
16 GT 23   Alex Job Racing   Cort Wagner
  Dirk Müller
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 108
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
17 GT 10   Prototype Technology Group   Christian Menzel
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 Y 106
BMW 3.2 L I6
18 GTS 99   Schumacher Racing   Larry Schumacher
  John O'Steen
Porsche 911 GT2 M 106
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
19 GT 7   Prototype Technology Group   Brian Cunningham
  Johannes van Overbeek
BMW M3 Y 105
BMW 3.2 L I6
20 GTS 04   CJ Motorsport   John Graham
  John Morton
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 100
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
21 GT 40   Team PRC   Scott Peeler
  Geoff Auberlen
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup G 100
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
22 GT 03   Reiser Callas Rennsport   Grady Willingham
  Joel Reiser
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 99
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
23 GT 22   Alex Job Racing   Mike Fitzgerald
  Darryl Havens
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 99
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
24 GT 02   Reiser Callas Rennsport   Johnny Mowlem
  Craig Stanton
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 98
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP 75   DAMS   Jean-Marc Gounon
  Christophe Tinseau
Lola B98/10 P 97
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
26 GTS 56   Martin Snow Racing   Martin Snow
  Kelly Collins
Porsche 911 GT2 M 97
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
27 GT 76   Team ARE   Peter Argetsinger
  Richard Polidori
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 92
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28
DNF
LMP 16   Dyson Racing   Andy Wallace
  James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III G 83
Ford 5.0 L V8
29 GT 6   Prototype Technology Group   Peter Cunningham
  Mark Simo
BMW M3 Y 81
BMW 3.2L I6
30
DNF
GTS 83   Chiefie Motorsports   Andy Pilgrim
  Zak Brown
Porsche 911 GT2 P 72
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
31
DNF
LMP 18   Dollahite Racing   Bill Dollahite
  Mike Davies
Ferrari 333 SP P 61
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
32
DNF
GT 17   GT Contemporary Motorsports   Mike Conte
  Nick Holt
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 11
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
33
DNF
LMP 36   Doran Enterprises
  Jim Matthews Racing
  Anthony Lazzaro
  Jim Matthews
Ferrari 333 SP M 8
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
DNS LMP 42   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
BMW V12 LMR M -
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
DNS LMP 43   BMW Motorsport
  Schnitzer Motorsport
  Joachim Winkelhock
  Bill Auberlen
BMW V12 LMR M -
BMW S70 6.0 L V12

[4][5]

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #2 Panoz Motor Sports - 1:10.514
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Panoz Motor Sports - 1:12.093
  • Time of race - 2:45:11.871
  • Distance - 482.800 km (299.998 mi)
  • Average Speed - 175.353 km/h (108.959 mph)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Codling, Stuart (August 1999). "Red Dawn - Race Report Mosport ALMS". Le Mans & Sportscar Racer. Indianapolis, Indiana: Haymarket Media Group. pp. 18–25.
  2. ^ Baser, Ken (July 15, 1999). "Symmetry - Don Panoz's cars finish one-two on Don Panoz's track". On Track. Charlotte, North Carolina: Street & Smith's Sports Publication. pp. 70–73.
  3. ^ American Le Mans Series Yearbook 1999. London, England: Haymarket Specialist Publications Ltd. 1999. pp. 45–47. ISBN 0-86024-966-2.
  4. ^ "Official Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 1999. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2005-11-29. Retrieved 2007-11-02.
  5. ^ "American Le Mans Series 1999". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Archived from the original on 2008-09-19.

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