2008 Northeast Grand Prix

The 2008 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut on July 12, 2008. It was the first event to take place at Lime Rock since portions of the track were redesigned and the entire surface repaved.[1]

Race summaryEdit

Acura scored their first overall win in the American Le Mans Series since they debuted their ARX-01 program in 2007. The #9 Highcroft Racing Acura of Scott Sharp and David Brabham managed to accomplish the feat with Brabham making a late charge and taking the overall lead in the final 90 seconds of the race, passing the #7 Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder of Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.[2]

Race resultsEdit

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP2 9   Patrón Highcroft Racing   Scott Sharp
  David Brabham
Acura ARX-01B M 168
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
2 LMP2 7   Penske Racing   Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 168
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
3 LMP2 6   Penske Racing   Patrick Long
  Sascha Maassen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 168
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
4 LMP1 2   Audi Sport North America   Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
Audi R10 TDI M 167
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
5 LMP2 15   Lowe's Fernández Racing   Adrian Fernández
  Luis Díaz
Acura ARX-01B M 166
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
6 LMP2 26   Andretti Green Racing   Franck Montagny
  Marco Andretti
Acura ARX-01B M 165
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
7
DNF
LMP2 20   Dyson Racing   Butch Leitzinger
  Marino Franchitti
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 164
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 GT1 3   Corvette Racing   Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 157
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
9 GT2 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 154
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
10 LMP1 37   Intersport Racing   Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 154
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
(E85 ethanol)
11 GT2 87   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports   Richard Westbrook
  Dirk Werner
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 153
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 62   Risi Competizione   Jaime Melo
  Mika Salo
Ferrari F430GT M 153
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
13 GT2 71   Tafel Racing   Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller
Ferrari F430GT M 152
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
14 LMP2 66   de Ferran Motorsports   Gil de Ferran
  Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-01B M 151
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
15 GT2 21   Panoz Team PTG   Tommy Milner
  Tom Sutherland
Panoz Esperante GT-LM D 150
Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8
16
DNF
GT1 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 146
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
17 GT2 61   Risi Competizione   Patrick Friesacher
  Harrison Brix
Ferrari F430GT M 145
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18
DNF
GT2 46   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Johannes van Overbeek
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 144
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 GT2 54   Black Swan Racing   Tim Pappas
  Anthony Lazzaro
Ford GT-R Mk.VII F 142
Ford 5.0 L V8
20 GT2 73   Tafel Racing   Jim Tafel
  Alex Figge
Ferrari F430GT M 142
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21 LMP1 1   Audi Sport North America   Rinaldo Capello
  Emanuele Pirro
Audi R10 TDI M 137
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
22
NC
GT2 11   Primetime Race Group   Joel Feinberg
  Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe H 107
Dodge 8.3 L V10
23
DNF
LMP2 16   Dyson Racing   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 94
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
24
DNF
GT2 44   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44   Darren Law
  Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 81
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP2 8   B-K Motorsports   Gerardo Bonilla
  Ben Devlin
Lola B07/46 Y 74
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(E85 ethanol)
26
DNF
GT1 008   Bell Motorsports   Terry Borcheller
  Chapman Ducote
Aston Martin DBR9 D 61
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
27
DNF
GT2 007   Drayson-Barwell   Paul Drayson
  Jonny Cocker
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 24
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
DNS GT2 40   Robertson Racing   David Robertson
  Andrea Robertson
  David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk.VII D -
Ford 5.0 L V8

StatisticsEdit

  • Pole Position - #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing - 0:46.696[4]
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport North America - 0:48.007[3]
  • Average Speed - 91.105 mph[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Michelin Ready to Attack Fresh Lime Rock Track". American Le Mans Series. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-07-13.[dead link]
  2. ^ "Victory for Brabham, Sharp at Lime Rock". American Le Mans Series. 2008-07-12. Retrieved 2008-07-13.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "2008 Race Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2008-07-12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-09-20. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  4. ^ "Lime Rock-Friday Qualifying". Retrieved 2008-07-13.[dead link]


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