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2000 American Le Mans Series
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The 2000 American Le Mans Series was the second running of the IMSA American Le Mans Series, and overall the 30th season of an IMSA GT Championship, dating back to the 1971 edition. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into 3 classes: LMP, GTS, and GT. It began March 18, 2000 and ended December 31, 2000 after 12 races.

This season was the only time that the ALMS held races outside of North America, with two events held in Europe and one in Australia. These events helped with the creation of the 2001 European Le Mans Series season, although it was short-lived. An Asian Le Mans Series was also discussed but not developed.

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ScheduleEdit

The 2000 schedule greatly expanded from the previous season, adding not only three races outside North America, but an additional North American round as well. Silverstone Circuit and the Nürburgring were scheduled before and after the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while the Race of a Thousand Years in Australia was held long after the North American season ended. Road courses at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway replaced the previous year's Grand Prix of Atlanta at Road Atlanta.

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1   Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 18
2   Grand Prix of Charlotte 2 Hours 45 Minutes Charlotte Motor Speedway April 1
3   Silverstone 500 USA Challenge 500 Kilometers Silverstone Circuit May 13
4   Bitburger/AvD 1000 km of Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers Nürburgring July 9
5   Grand Prix of Sonoma 2 Hours 45 Minutes Sears Point Raceway July 23
6   globemegawheels.com Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport Park August 6
7   Grand Prix of Texas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Texas Motor Speedway September 2
8   Decision Point Applications Rose City Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Portland International Raceway September 10
9   Petit Le Mans presented by Audi 1000 Miles or 10 Hours Road Atlanta September 30
10   Globalcenter Monterey Sports Car Championships 2 Hours 45 Minutes Laguna Seca Raceway October 15
11   Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 29
12   Race of a Thousand Years 1000 Kilometers or 6 Hours Adelaide Street Circuit December 31

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #78 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Tom Kristensen
  Emanuele Pirro
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Dominique Dupuy
  Dirk Müller
  Lucas Luhr
2 Charlotte   #42 BMW Motorsport   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Bob Wollek
  Sascha Maassen
3 Silverstone   #42 BMW Motorsport   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Bob Wollek
  Sascha Maassen
4 Nürburgring   #1 Panoz Motor Sports   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Marc Duez
  Dirk Müller
  Lucas Luhr
5 Sears Point   #77 Audi Sport North America   #92 Viper Team Oreca   #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  David Donohue
  Tommy Archer
  Dirk Müller
  Lucas Luhr
6 Mosport   #77 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Randy Pobst
  Bruno Lambert
7 Texas   #78 Audi Sport North America   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Ron Fellows
  Andy Pilgrim
  Randy Pobst
  Bruno Lambert
8 Portland   #77 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Bob Wollek
  Sascha Maassen
9 Road Atlanta   #77 Audi Sport North America   #4 Corvette Racing   #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Michele Alboreto
  Kelly Collins
  Andy Pilgrim
  Franck Fréon
  Bob Wollek
  Sascha Maassen
10 Laguna Seca   #77 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #7 PTG Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Boris Said
11 Las Vegas   #78 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Bob Wollek
  Sascha Maassen
12 Adelaide   #77 Audi Sport North America   #91 Viper Team Oreca   #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Dominique Dupuy
  Dirk Müller
  Lucas Luhr

Drivers ChampionshipEdit

The Drivers Championship was won by Allan McNish with Rinaldo Capello placed second.[1]

Manufacturers ChampionshipEdit

The Manufacturers Championship was won by Audi.[1]

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the finishers in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exceptions being for the 12 Hours of Sebring, 1000 km of Nurburgring, Petit Le Mans, and Race of a Thousand Years which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Points were only awarded for the best 10 finishes in the 12 race season. Points won but not counted towards the season championship are listed in italics.

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1   Audi Sport North America Audi R8R
Audi R8
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
30
14

19


24

25

25

25

25

30

25

25

30
264
2   BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 24 25 25 26 19 21 17 19 20 19 21 219
3   Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8 18 21 21 30 15 15 19 21 24 11 11 24 208
4   Team Rafanelli SRL Lola B2K/10 Judd (Rafanelli) GV4 4.0 L V10 10 19 11 9 11 13 15 9 17 22 136
5   Johansson-Matthews Racing Reynard 2KQ
Reynard 2KQ-LM
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 11


7

13

13

17

13

15

11

15

15
130
6   Intersport Racing Lola B98/10
Lola B2K/10
Ford 5.1 L V8
Judd GV4 4.0 L V8
17


14

12

11

14

14

12
94
7   Motorola-DAMS Cadillac Northstar LMP Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8 15 14 20 19 19 87
8   Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8 19 12 18 13 62
9   Konrad Motorsport Lola B2K/10 Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8 12 11 9 26 58
10   Pole Team Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 13 6 12 31
11   Champion Racing Lola B2K/10 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 16 11 27
12   Martin Snow Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 12 13 25
13   Doran/Lista Racing Ferrari 333 SP Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 20 20
14   Racing Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0 L Turbo I4 19 19
15   GLV Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 18 18
16   PiR Competition Debora LMP299 BMW 3.0 L I6 15 15
17   Multimatic Competition Lola B98/10 Ford Cosworth XD 2.6 L Turbo V8 14 14
18   Pescarolo Sport Courage C52 Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6 13 13
19   SMG Competition Courage C60 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 12 12
20=   Kremer Racing Lola B98/K2000 Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8 10 10
20=   Conrero Riley & Scott Mk III Ford Cosworth 4.0 L V8 10 10
22   KnightHawk Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 8 8
23   Phillips Motorsports Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 7 7

GTS StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1   Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 30 25 25 30 25 25 21 25 26 25 25 30 266
2   Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 18 21 13 24 19 17 17 19 19 17 184
3   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0 L V8 20 21 25 30 21 19 136
4   Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 14 26 18 15 15 24 112
5   Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 22 17 19 58
6=   Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 22 22
6=   Intersport Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 22 22
8   Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 19 19
9   DonMcGill.com Porsche Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 17 17
10   Patriot Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 16 16
11   BVB Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 15 15
12   Saleen/Allen Speedlab Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 14 14
13=   Multimatic Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 13
13=   Carsport Holland Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 13 13

GT StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1   Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 30 25 25 30 25 19 21 25 30 10 25 30 266
2   Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 19 21 20 17 25 25 19 26 21 12 205
3   Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2 L I6 21 14 22 19 21 14 21 16 25 19 24 202
4   Skea Racing International Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 26 15 13 26 10 13 15 15 11 11 15 17 166
5   Michael Colucci Racing (MCR) Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 18 13 19 24 15 17 9 10 17 14 5 151
6   White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 12 14 13 11 14 15 17 11 18 125
7   The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 12 12 13 13 12 13 20 112
8   Kyser Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 8 16 6 10 14 13 9 15 91
9   Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 9 18 11 9 20 15 6 88
10   RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 22 11 33
11   Team LR Organization Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 20 12 32
12   Orbit Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 18 9 27
13   Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 24 24
14   G & W Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 22 22
15   Haberthur Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 19 19
16   Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 15 15
17   Noël del Bello Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 13 13

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