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2007 Petit Le Mans

The 2007 Petit Le Mans was the eleventh round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season and tenth running of the Petit Le Mans. It took place at Road Atlanta, Georgia on October 6, 2007. This race also marked the closest finish in Petit Le Mans history, with the top two finishers being separated by 0.923 seconds after the 1,000-mile (1,600 km) race.

Audi driver Emanuele Pirro was initially going to drive the No. 2 entry, but suffered a concussion due to an accident in practice a few days earlier. Due to his inability to drive, Audi factory driver Lucas Luhr moved from the Petersen/White Lightning entry to take the seat in the Audi R10 TDI.[1]

Unofficial resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 75% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 1   Audi Sport North America   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
Audi R10 TDI M 394
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
2 LMP2 7   Penske Racing   Romain Dumas
  Timo Bernhard
  Patrick Long
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 394
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
3 LMP2 20   Dyson Racing   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 386
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
4 LMP2 5   Zytek Motorsports   Danny Watts
  Stefan Mücke
  Jan Charouz
Zytek 07S/2 M 383
Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8
5 LMP1 88   Creation Autosportif   Jamie Campbell-Walter
  Christophe Tinseau
  Harold Primat
Creation CA07 D 377
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5L V10
6 LMP2 16   Dyson Racing   Butch Leitzinger
  Andy Wallace
  Andy Lally
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 372
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
7 LMP2 6   Penske Racing   Sascha Maassen
  Ryan Briscoe
  Emmanuel Collard
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 370
Porsche MR6 3.4L V8
8 LMP2 9   Highcroft Racing   David Brabham
  Stefan Johansson
  Robbie Kerr
Acura ARX-01a M 365
Acura AL7R 3.4L V8
9 GT1 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
  Max Papis
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 364
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0L V8
10 GT2 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Johannes van Overbeek
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Marc Lieb
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 353
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
11 GT2 71   Tafel Racing   Wolf Henzler
  Dominik Farnbacher
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 351
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
12
DNF
LMP2 8   B-K Motorsports
  Mazdaspeed
  Jamie Bach
  Ben Devlin
  Raphael Matos
Lola B07/46 K 350
Mazda MZR-R 2.0L Turbo I4
13 GT2 18   Rahal Letterman Racing   Tommy Milner
  Ralf Kelleners
  Graham Rahal
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 350
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
14 LMP1 06   Team Cytosport   Greg Pickett
  Klaus Graf
  Memo Gidley
Lola B06/10 D 346
AER P32T 4.0L Turbo V8
15 GT2 54   Team Trans Sport Racing   Terry Borcheller
  Tim Pappas
  Marc Basseng
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Y 342
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
16 GT2 44   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Darren Law
  Lonnie Pechnik
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 341
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
17 LMP1 2   Audi Sport North America   Lucas Luhr
  Marco Werner
Audi R10 TDI M 330
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
18 GT2 62   Risi Competizione   Mika Salo
  Jaime Melo
  Johnny Mowlem
Ferrari F430GT M 330
Ferrari 4.0L V8
19
DNF
GT1 27   Doran Racing   Didier Theys
  Fredy Lienhard
  Andrea Bertolini
Maserati MC12 GT1 M 314
Maserati 6.0L V12
20 LMP1 12   Autocon Motorsports   Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Michael Lewis
Creation CA06/H D 304
Judd GV5 5.0L V10
21 GT2 21   Panoz Team PTG   Bill Auberlen
  Joey Hand
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 302
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
22
DNF
LMP1 10   Arena Motorsports International   Tom Chilton
  Darren Manning
Zytek 07S M 288
Zytek 2ZG408 4.0L V8
23
NC
GT2 61   Risi Competizione
  Krohn Racing
  Tracy Krohn
  Niclas Jönsson
  Darren Turner
Ferrari F430GT M 279
Ferrari 4.0L V8
24
DNF
GT2 31   Petersen Motorsports
  White Lightning Racing
  Peter Dumbreck
  Dirk Müller
Ferrari F430GT M 123
Ferrari 4.0L V8
25
DNF
GT2 53   Robertson Racing   David Robertson
  Andrea Robertson
  Arie Luyendyk Jr.
Panoz Esperante GT-LM D 106
Ford (Élan) 5.0L V8
26
DNF
LMP2 15   Lowe's Fernández Racing   Adrian Fernández
  Luis Diaz
Lola B06/43 M 87
Acura AL7R 3.4L V8
27
DNF
LMP1 37   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 60
AER P32T 4.0L Turbo V8
28
DNF
LMP2 26   Andretti Green Racing   Bryan Herta
  Vitor Meira
  Tony Kanaan
Acura ARX-01a M 50
Acura AL7R 3.4L V8
29
DNF
GT2 73   Tafel Racing   Jim Tafel
  Nathan Swartzbaugh
  Lars-Erik Nielsen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 28
Porsche 3.8L Flat-6
30
DNF
GT1 3   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 15
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0L V8
DNQ GT2 11   Primetime Race Group   Joel Feinberg
  Chapman Ducote
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe M -
Dodge 8.3L V10

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - No. 2 Audi Sport North America - 1:08.906[3]
Note - #2 Audi did not start the race from the pole position due to a tire change, which placed it at the back of the field.
  • Fastest Lap - No. 1 Audi Sport North America - 1:09.195

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luhr replaces Pirro in No.2 Audi for Petit". American Le Mans Series. 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2007-10-06.[dead link]
  2. ^ "American Le Mans Series Provisional Results" (PDF). IMSA - International Motor Sports Association. 2007-10-06. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. ^ "Petit Le Mans Qualifying". American Le Mans Series. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2007-10-06.[dead link]
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