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The 2002 mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport was a sports car racing event held at Mosport International Raceway near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada from August 16 to the 18, 2002. The race was the seventh round of the 2002 American Le Mans Series season, and was the 17th IMSA sanctioned sports car race held at the facility.

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RaceEdit

The overall race was won by Audi Sport North America's Audi R8 driven by Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello for their third win of the season. Johnny Herbert and Stefan Johansson brought the Champion Racing Audi R8 home for second, while Max Angelelli and JJ Lehto produced Team Cadillac's first podium since 2001 in the Cadillac Northstar LMP02.

The LMP 675 class was won by Team Bucknum Racing's Pilbeam MP84 driven by Jeff Bucknum, Chris McMurry and Bryan Willman. Ontario native and Mosport veteran Ron Fellows along with Corvette Racing teammate Johnny O'Connell drove the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R to victory in the GTS class. The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-RS driven by Kevin Buckler and Brian Cunningham took the GT class win.[1]

The race attracted a crowd of 30,000[2] and was broadcast on NBC Sports with Rick Benjamin and Bill Adam calling the race.

Official resultsEdit

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 2   Audi Sport North America   Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
Audi R8 M 121
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 38   Champion Racing   Johnny Herbert
  Stefan Johansson
Audi R8 M 120
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
3 LMP900 8   Team Cadillac   Max Angelelli
  JJ Lehto
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 119
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
4 LMP900 50   Panoz Motor Sports   David Brabham
  Jan Magnussen
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 118
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
5 LMP900 51   Panoz Motor Sports   Bryan Herta
  Bill Auberlen
Panoz LMP01 Evo M 118
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
6 LMP900 7   Team Cadillac   Emmanuel Collard
  Éric Bernard
Cadillac Northstar LMP02 M 118
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
7 GTS 3   Corvette Racing   Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 113
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
8 GTS 4   Corvette Racing   Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 112
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
9 GTS 26   Konrad Motorsport   Franz Konrad
  Terry Borcheller
Saleen S7-R P 110
Ford 7.0L V8
10 LMP900 30   Intersport   Clint Field
  Mike Neuhaus
Lola B2K/10B G 108
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
11 LMP675 56   Team Bucknum Racing   Jeff Bucknum
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
Pilbeam MP84 A 107
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6
12 GTS 45   American Viperacing   Marino Franchitti
  Marc Bunting
Dodge Viper GTS-R P 107
Dodge 8.0L V10
13 GT 66   The Racer's Group   Kevin Buckler
  Brian Cunningham
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 106
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14 GTS 44   American Viperacing   Kevin Allen
  Tom Weickardt
Dodge Viper GTS-R P 104
Dodge 8.0L V10
15 GT 43   Orbit   Leo Hindery
  Peter Baron
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 103
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
16 LMP675 19   Essex Racing   Melanie Paterson
  Ross Bentley
Lola B2K/40 D 103
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6
17 GT 23   Alex Job Racing   Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 103
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GTS 0   Team Olive Garden   Mimmo Schiattarella
  Emanuele Naspetti
Ferrari 550 Maranello M 99
Ferrari 6.0L V12
19
DNF
GT 52   Seikel Motorsport   Hugh Plumb
  Jeffrey Pabst
  Tony Burgess
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 93
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
20
DNF
LMP675 13   Archangel Motorsports   Marc-Antoine Camirand
  Ben Devlin
  David Sterenberg
Lola B2K/40 D 91
Ford (Millington) 2.0L Turbo I4
21
DNF
GT 67   The Racer's Group   Michael Schrom
  Darren Law
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 91
Porsche 3.6L Turbo Flat-6
22
DNF
LMP900 1   Audi Sport North America   Emanuele Pirro
  Frank Biela
Audi R8 M 88
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
23 GT 22   Alex Job Racing   Timo Bernhard
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 85
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
24
DNF
GT 89   Porschehaus Racing   Robert Julien
  Adam Merzon
Porsche 911 GT3-RS D 25
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP675 11   KnightHawk Racing   Claudia Hürtgen
  Steven Knight
MG-Lola EX257 A 59
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
26
DNF
LMP675 16   Dyson Racing Team   Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
MG-Lola EX257 G 28
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
27
DNF
LMP675 37   Intersport   Jon Field
  Mike Durand
MG-Lola EX257 G 12
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #1 Audi Sport North America - 1:07.169
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:09.568
  • Distance - 478.843 km
  • Average Speed - 173.898 km/h

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Audi in charge again as Capello, Kristensen take Grand Prix of Mosport". Autoweek.com. August 17, 2002. Retrieved January 9, 2015.
  2. ^ Ingram, Jonathan (August 22, 2002). "On Top Of Their Game - Mosport Park ALMS Report". Autosport. London: Haymarket Media Group. pp. 78–79.

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