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2001 American Le Mans Series
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The 2001 American Le Mans Series season was the third season for the IMSA American Le Mans Series, and the 31st overall season of the IMSA GT Championship. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into 4 classes: LMP900, LMP675, GTS, and GT. It began March 4, 2001 and ended October 6, 2001 after 10 races.

This season shared events with the new European Le Mans Series, with two events being held in Europe.

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ScheduleEdit

The schedule for the 2001 featured the only time in ALMS history that the opening event was not the 12 Hours of Sebring, instead being preceded by the Grand Prix of Texas. After Sebring, the two ELMS rounds at Donington Park and Jarama were optional for ALMS teams as the next North American event was not until after Le Mans. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was added to the schedule, replacing previous races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. This was the last season to feature events held on road courses at oval circuits.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1   Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Texas Motor Speedway March 4
2   Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway March 17
3   ELMS Race at Donington Park Donington Park April 14
4   ELMS Race at Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama May 20
5   X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma Sears Point Raceway July 22
6   Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway August 5
7   Gran Turismo 3 Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport August 19
8   Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio August 25
9  Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Mazda Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 9
10   Audi presents Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta October 6

† - Joint event with ELMS.

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP900 Winning Team LMP675 Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP900 Winning Drivers LMP675 Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Texas   #1 Audi Sport North America None   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
2 Sebring   #1 Audi Sport North America None   #26 Konrad Team Saleen   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Rinaldo Capello
  Michele Alboreto
  Laurent Aïello
  Oliver Gavin
  Terry Borcheller
  Franz Konrad
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
  Emmanuel Collard
3 Donington   #1 Audi Sport Team Joest   #21 Rowan Racing   #41 Ray Mallock Ltd.   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Martin O'Connell
  Warren Carway
  Bruno Lambert
  Ian McKellar Jr.
  Lucas Luhr
  Sascha Maassen
4 Jarama   #1 Audi Sport Team Joest   #5 Dick Barbour Racing   #23 Konrad Team Saleen   #42 Team Schnitzer Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Eric van de Poele
  Didier de Radiguès
  Toni Seiler
  Walter Brun
  Franz Konrad
  Dirk Müller
  Fredrik Ekblom
5 Sears Point   #1 Audi Sport North America   #57 Dick Barbour Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #42 BMW Motorsport Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  John Graham
  Milka Duno
  Didier de Radiguès
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
6 Portland   #50 Panoz Motor Sports   #57 Dick Barbour Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #6 PTG Results
  Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
  John Graham
  Milka Duno
  Didier de Radiguès
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Hans Joachim Stuck
  Boris Said
7 Mosport   #2 Audi Sport North America   #5 Dick Barbour Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #42 BMW Motorsport Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Bruno Lambert
  Didier de Radiguès
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
8 Mid-Ohio   #50 Panoz Motor Sports   #5 Dick Barbour Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #42 BMW Motorsport Results
  Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
  Bruno Lambert
  Didier de Radiguès
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
9 Laguna Seca   #2 Audi Sport North America   #5 Dick Barbour Racing   #26 Konrad Team Saleen   #42 BMW Motorsport Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Didier de Radigues
  Milka Duno
  Terry Borcheller
  Franz Konrad
  JJ Lehto
  Jörg Müller
10 Road Atlanta   #2 Audi Sport North America   #57 Dick Barbour Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #6 PTG Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Scott Maxwell
  John Graham
  Milka Duno
  Kelly Collins
  Andy Pilgrim
  Franck Fréon
  Hans Joachim Stuck
  Boris Said
  Bill Auberlen

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 and Petit Le Mans which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Points were awarded in two separate ways. Only the best finish out of the two European rounds (3 and 4) was included. In addition to this, only the top eight finishes for the entire season were included. Points earned but not counting towards the team's total are listed in italics.

Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP900 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Audi Sport North America Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 25 30 25 25 25 21 25 21 25 30 206
2   Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP07
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
19

17

14

17

19


25

21

25

14

19
162
3   Champion Racing Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 17 24 17 19 14 15 21 24 151
4=   Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP01 Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8 15 19 13 17 22 86
4=   Johansson Motorsport Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 22 19 19 19 26 86
6   Intersport Racing Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 20 14 11 13 15 73
7   Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III C Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8 19 15 19 18 71
8   Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 18 17 35

LMP675 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Dick Barbour Racing Reynard 01Q Judd GV675 3.4L V8 21 25 25 25 25 25 25 30 180
2   Roock-KnightHawk Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6 25 30 21 21 19 21 19 22 178
3   Archangel Motorsport Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 26 26
4   Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 20 20
5=   Southern Comfort Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 19 19
5=   Racing Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 19 19

GTS standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 25 26 25 25 25 25 21 30 202
2   Konrad Team Saleen Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 30 21 25 19 19 21 19 25 26 184
3   American Viperacing Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0L V10 21 22 17 21 17 17 17 24 156
4   Park Place Racing Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 22 22
5   Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 19 19
6   Prodrive All-Stars Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 18 18
7   Brookspeed Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 17 17

GT standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2L I6
BMW 4.0L V8
15


24

10

25

25

19

25

25
25

26

194
2   Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 25 30 25 19 15 21 17 19 19 24 180
3   Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2L I6
BMW 4.0L V8
19

22


21

25

19

17

17

30
170
4   Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 19 17 13 11 15 12 8 18 112
5   Kyser Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 18 15 8 13 14 10 11 17 106
6   Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 17 14 14 10 15 15 19 104
7   Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 10 11 13 11 10 11 76
8   The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 13 13 39
9   Aspen Knolls/MCR Callaway C12-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 9 13 22
10   Larbre Compétition Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 20 20
11   Jürgen Alzen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 17 17
12=   Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 16
12=   Sebah Automotive Ltd. Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 16
14=   Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 15 15
14=   Orbit Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 15 15
16=   Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 14 14
16=   Gunnar Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 14 14
18=   Trinkler Racing LLC Chevrolet Corvette LM-GT Chevrolet 5.7L V8 11 11
18=   RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 11 11

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