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2009 Le Mans Series
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The 2009 Le Mans Series season was the sixth season of Automobile Club de l'Ouest's Le Mans Series. It was contested over five events between 5 April and 13 September 2009.

Aston Martin Racing trio Jan Charouz, Tomáš Enge and Stefan Mücke finished every race on the podium en route to the LMP1 championship. In LMP2, the pro-amateur pairing of Olivier Pla and Miguel Amaral won the title, with two class wins. Yann Clairay and Patrice Goueslard shared the honours in GT1, driving for former skier Luc Alphand's team. In the tightest battle out of the classes, Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz took GT2 honours by a single point ahead of JMW Motorsport pairing Rob Bell and Gianmaria Bruni.

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ScheduleEdit

On 10 October 2008, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced a preliminary 2009 schedule consisting of five rounds. The 1000 km of Algarve in Portugal notionally replaced the 1000 km of Monza, while the rest of the events from 2008 remain. In a first for the Le Mans series, the Algarve ran at night.[1] A second testing event was added to the schedule later, consisting of two days in April at the Bugatti Circuit in Le Mans, France.[2]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
 –   Test Session Paul Ricard HTTT 8–9 March
1   1000 km of Catalunya Circuit de Catalunya 5 April
 –   Test Session Bugatti Circuit 25–26 April
2   1000 km of Spa Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps 10 May
3   1000 km of Algarve Autódromo Internacional do Algarve 1 August
4   1000 km of Nürburgring Nürburgring 23 August
5   1000 km of Silverstone Silverstone Circuit 13 September

Season resultsEdit

Rnd. Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Catalunya   No.007 AMR Eastern Europe   No.30 Racing Box   No.55 IPB Spartak Racing   No.77 Felbermayr-Proton Results
  Jan Charouz
  Tomáš Enge
  Stefan Mücke
  Matteo Bobbi
  Andrea Piccini
  Thomas Biagi
  Peter Kox
  Roman Rusinov
  Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
2 Spa   No.7 Team Peugeot Total   No.31 Team Essex   No.72 Luc Alphand Aventures   No.77 Felbermayr-Proton Results
  Nicolas Minassian
  Simon Pagenaud
  Christian Klien
  Casper Elgaard
  Kristian Poulsen
  Emmanuel Collard
  Luc Alphand
  Patrice Goueslard
  Yann Clairay
  Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
  Horst Felbermayr, Sr.
3 Algarve   No.16 Pescarolo Sport   No.40 Quifel ASM Team   No.72 Luc Alphand Aventures   No.92 JMW Motorsport Results
  Jean-Christophe Boullion
  Christophe Tinseau
  Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
  Julien Jousse
  Patrice Goueslard
  Yann Clairay
  Rob Bell
  Gianmaria Bruni
4 Nürburgring   No.007 AMR Eastern Europe   No.40 Quifel ASM Team   No.50 Larbre Compétition   No.77 Felbermayr-Proton Results
  Jan Charouz
  Tomáš Enge
  Stefan Mücke
  Miguel Amaral
  Olivier Pla
  Roland Berville
  Sébastien Dumez
  Laurent Groppi
  Marc Lieb
  Richard Lietz
5 Silverstone   No.10 Team Oreca AIM   No.33 Speedy Racing Team Sebah   No.60 Gigawave Motorsport   No.92 JMW Motorsport Results
  Olivier Panis
  Nicolas Lapierre
  Benjamin Leuenberger
  Xavier Pompidou
  Jonny Kane
  Ryan Sharp
  Peter Kox
  Rob Bell
  Gianmaria Bruni

ChampionshipsEdit

Points were awarded to the top 8 finishers in the order of 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. One bonus point was also awarded for winning pole position (denoted by bold). Cars which failed to complete 70% of the winner's distance were not awarded points. Drivers who did not drive for at least 45 minutes did not receive points. Entries which changed an engine prior to the two race minimum were penalized two points, with a four-point penalty for every subsequent engine change.

Team championshipsEdit

The top two finishers in each teams championship earned automatic entry to the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans.

LMP1 standingsEdit

Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 007   AMR Eastern Europe Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 10 6 8 11 6 -2 39
2 16   Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 8 8 10 0 0 26
3 10   Team Oreca Matmut AIM Courage-Oreca LC70E AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 6 23
Oreca 01 AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 0 6 11
4 009   Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 0 4 4 8 5 21
5= 13   Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola B08/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 2 1 0 3 8 14
5= 12   Signature Plus Courage-Oreca LC70E Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 5 0 3 4 2 14
7 14   Kolles Audi R10 TDI Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 1 3 0 5 3 12
8= 7   Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 11 11
8= 11   Team Oreca Matmut AIM Courage-Oreca LC70E AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 0 11
Oreca 01 AIM YS5.5 5.5 L V10 5 6
10= 008   Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 6 0 6
10= 15   Kolles Audi R10 TDI Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 0 2 0 0 4 6
12 23   Strakka Racing Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8 5 0 0 0 1 -2 4
13 17   Pescarolo Sport Pescarolo 01 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 3 0 3
 – 3   Scuderia Lavaggi Lavaggi LS1 AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8 0 0 0
 – 22   Team LNT Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8 0 0
 – 9   Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 0 0
 – 5   Team LNT Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8 0 -2 0

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 40   Quifel ASM Team Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 8 2 11 11 1 33
2 33   Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola B08/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 2 8 4 2 10 -2 24
3 29   Racing Box Lola B08/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 7 0 8 8 23
4 30   Racing Box Lola B08/80 Judd DB 3.4 L V8 10 0 5 3 -2 16
5 41   GAC Racing Team Zytek 07S/2 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 1 0 6 4 4 15
6 24   OAK Racing Team Pescarolo 01 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 3 0 1 5 6 -2 13
7 31   Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 11 11
8 35   OAK Racing Team Pescarolo 01 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 4 6 3 6 0 -10 9
9 26   Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 5 0 0 0 3 8
10 38   Pegasus Racing Courage-Oreca LC75 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 5 1 1 7
11= 37   WR Salini WR LMP2008 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 3 0 0 0 3
11= 45   Team WFR Embassy WF01 Zytek ZG348 3.4 L V8 5 -2 3
13 39   KSM Lola B07/46 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 4 -2 2
14 28   Ibañez Racing Service Courage LC75 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0
 – 43   Q8 Oils Hache Team Lucchini LMP2/08 Judd XV675 3.4 L V8 0 0 0 0 0 0
 – 32   Team Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07S/2 Zytek 2ZG348 3.4 L V8 0 0
 – 42   Ranieri Randaccio Lucchini LMP2/08 Nicholson-McLaren 3.3 L V8 0 0 -2 0
 – 25   RML Lola B08/86 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 0 0 2 0 8 -14 0

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 72   Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8 9 10 11 8 6 44
2 50   Larbre Compétition Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 6 8 11 9 34
3 55   IPB Spartak Racing Lamborghini Murciélago R-GT Lamborghini 6.0 L V12 10 8 18
4 60   Gigawave Motorsport Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 10 10
5 66   Jetalliance Racing Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 7 7
 – 51   ARC Bratislava Kaneko Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 0 0

GT2 standingsEdit

Pos No. Team Chassis Engine Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1 77   Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 10 11 2 10 3 36
2 92   JMW Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 9 6 10 0 10 35
3 84   Team Modena Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 4 8 6 1 5 24
4 90   FBR Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 5 5 5 6 0 21
5 89   Hankook Farnbacher Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 6 0 4 6 4 20
6 76   IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 3 8 4 6 -2 19
7 85   Snoras Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2-R Audi 4.0 L V8 0 4 0 8 8 -6 14
8= 99   JMB Racing Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 3 0 3 0 0 6
8= 91   FBR Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 0 3 3 6
10 88   Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 2 0 0 2 1 5
11 81   Easyrace Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 0 2 0 0 2
12= 87   Drayson Racing Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 1 2 0 0 0 -2 1
12= 96   Virgo Motorsport Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 1 1
 – 78   Advanced Engineering Ferrari F430 GT2 Ferrari 4.0 L V8 0 0 0 0
 – 94   Prospeed Competition Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 0
 – 79   Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 Lamborghini 5.2 L V10 0 0
 – 95   James Watt Automotive Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 0 0

Driver championshipsEdit

LMP1 standingsEdit

 
Jan Charouz, Tomáš Enge and Stefan Mücke won the LMP1 class title for Aston Martin Racing.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1=   Jan Charouz   AMR Eastern Europe 10 6 8 11 6 -2 39
1=   Tomáš Enge   AMR Eastern Europe 10 6 8 11 6 -2 39
1=   Stefan Mücke   AMR Eastern Europe 10 6 8 11 6 -2 39
4=   Jean-Christophe Boullion   Pescarolo Sport 8 8 10 0 0 26
4=   Christophe Tinseau   Pescarolo Sport 8 8 10 0 0 26
6=   Nicolas Lapierre   Team Oreca Matmut AIM 0 5 6 11 22
6=   Olivier Panis   Team Oreca Matmut AIM 0 5 6 11 22
8=   Darren Turner   Aston Martin Racing 0 4 4 8 5 21
8=   Harold Primat   Aston Martin Racing 0 4 4 8 5 21
10=   Marcel Fässler   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 2 1 0 3 8 14
10=   Andrea Belicchi   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 2 1 0 3 8 14
10=   Nicolas Prost   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 2 1 0 3 8 14
10=   Miguel Ramos   Aston Martin Racing 0 4 4 14
  AMR Eastern Europe 6 0
10=   Pierre Ragues   Signature Plus 5 0 3 4 2 14
10=   Franck Mailleux   Signature Plus 5 0 3 4 2 14
16=   Bruno Senna   Team Oreca Matmut AIM 6 0 6 12
16=   Charles Zwolsman, Jr.   Kolles 1 3 0 5 3 12
16=   Andrew Meyrick   Kolles 1 3 0 5 3 12
19=   Nicolas Minassian   Team Peugeot Total 11 11
19=   Simon Pagenaud   Team Peugeot Total 11 11
19=   Christian Klien   Team Peugeot Total 11 11
19=   Narain Karthikeyan   Kolles 3 0 5 3 11
23=   Stéphane Ortelli   Team Oreca Matmut AIM 6 0 6
23=   Tiago Monteiro   Team Oreca Matmut AIM 6 6
23=   Stuart Hall   AMR Eastern Europe 6 0 6
23=   Chris Buncombe   AMR Eastern Europe 6 0 6
23=   Christijan Albers   Kolles 0 2 0 0 4 6
23=   Christian Bakkerud   Kolles 0 2 0 0 4 6
29=   Nick Leventis   Strakka Racing 5 0 0 0 1 -2 4
29=   Danny Watts   Strakka Racing 5 0 0 0 1 -2 4
31=   Peter Hardman   Strakka Racing 5 0 -2 3
31=   Bruce Jouanny   Pescarolo Sport 3 0 3
31=   João Barbosa   Pescarolo Sport 3 0 3
34   Giorgio Mondini   Kolles 2 0 0 2
35   Michael Krumm   Kolles 1 1

LMP2 standingsEdit

 
Miguel Amaral and Olivier Pla won the LMP2 class title for Quifel ASM.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1=   Miguel Amaral   Quifel ASM Team 8 2 11 11 1 33
1=   Olivier Pla   Quifel ASM Team 8 2 11 11 1 33
3=   Xavier Pompidou   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 2 8 4 2 10 -2 24
3=   Jonny Kane   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 2 8 4 2 10 -2 24
5=   Andrea Ceccato   Racing Box 7 0 8 8 23
5=   Filippo Francioni   Racing Box 7 0 8 8 23
5=   Giacomo Piccini   Racing Box 7 0 8 8 23
8   Benjamin Leuenberger   Speedy Racing Team Sebah 8 4 2 10 -2 22
9=   Matteo Bobbi   Racing Box 10 0 5 3 -2 16
9=   Andrea Piccini   Racing Box 10 0 5 3 -2 16
9=   Thomas Biagi   Racing Box 10 0 5 3 -2 16
12=   Karim Ojjeh   GAC Racing Team 1 0 6 4 4 15
12=   Philipp Peter   GAC Racing Team 1 0 6 4 4 15
14=   Jacques Nicolet   OAK Racing 3 0 1 5 6 -2 13
14=   Richard Hein   OAK Racing 3 0 1 5 6 -2 13
16=   Casper Elgaard   Team Essex 11 11
16=   Kristian Poulsen   Team Essex 11 11
16=   Emmanuel Collard   Team Essex 11 11
19=   Matthieu Lahaye   OAK Racing 4 6 3 6 0 -10 9
19=   Karim Ajlani   OAK Racing 4 6 3 6 0 -10 9
21   Pierre Bruneau   Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team 5 0 0 0 3 8
22=   Julien Schell   Pegasus Racing 0 5 1 1 7
22=   Philippe Thirion   Pegasus Racing 0 5 1 1 7
24=   Stuart Moseley   Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team 5 0 5
24=   Nigel Greensall   Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team 5 5
24=   Francesco Sini   KSM 0 4 -2 5
  Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team 0 0 3
24=   Claude-Yves Gosselin   GAC Racing Team 1 0 4 0 5
28=   Darren Manning   Team WFR 5 -2 3
28=   Warren Hughes   Team WFR 5 -2 3
28=   Stéphane Salini   WR Salini 0 3 0 0 0 3
28=   Philippe Salini   WR Salini 0 3 0 0 0 3
28=   Tristan Gommendy   WR Salini 0 3 0 0 3
28=   Tim Greaves   Bruichladdich-Bruneau Team 0 0 3 3
34=   Hideki Noda   KSM 0 4 -2 2
34=   Matthew Marsh   KSM 0 4 -2 2
34=   Jean-Christophe Metz   Pegasus Racing 1 1 2
37=   José Ibañez   Ibañez Racing Service 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0
37=   William Cavailhès   Ibañez Racing Service 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0
37=   Frédéric Da Rocha   Ibañez Racing Service 0 0 0 0 2 -2 0

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1=   Patrice Goueslard   Luc Alphand Aventures 9 10 11 8 6 44
1=   Yann Clairay   Luc Alphand Aventures 9 10 11 8 6 44
3   Roland Bervillé   Larbre Compétition 6 8 11 9 34
4   Peter Kox   IPB Spartak Racing 10 8 28
  Gigawave Motorsport 10
5   Julien Jousse   Luc Alphand Aventures 11 8 6 25
6   Laurent Groppi   Larbre Compétition 11 9 20
7   Luc Alphand   Luc Alphand Aventures 9 10 19
8   Sébastien Dumez   Larbre Compétition 6 11 1 18
9=   Roman Rusinov   IPB Spartak Racing 10 10
9=   Ryan Sharp   Gigawave Motorsport 10 10
11=   Filip Salaquarda   IPB Spartak Racing 8 8
11=   Erik Janiš   IPB Spartak Racing 8 8
11=   Stéphane Lémeret   Larbre Compétition 8 8
14=   Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer   Jetalliance Racing 7 7
14=   Thomas Gruber   Jetalliance Racing 7 7
16   Steve Zacchia   Larbre Compétition 6 6

GT2 standingsEdit

 
Marc Lieb and Richard Lietz won the GT2 class title for Felbermayr-Proton.
Pos Driver Team Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Rnd 5 Penalty Total
1=   Marc Lieb   Team Felbermayr-Proton 10 11 2 10 3 36
1=   Richard Lietz   Team Felbermayr-Proton 10 11 2 10 3 36
3=   Rob Bell   JMW Motorsport 9 6 10 0 10 35
3=   Gianmaria Bruni   JMW Motorsport 9 6 10 0 10 35
5=   Antonio García   Team Modena 4 8 6 1 5 24
5=   Leo Mansell   Team Modena 4 8 6 1 5 24
7   Pierre Ehret   FBR 5 5 5 6 0 21
8=   Jaime Melo   Team Modena 8 6 5 19
8=   Patrick Pilet   IMSA Performance Matmut 0 3 8 4 6 -2 19
8=   Raymond Narac   IMSA Performance Matmut 0 3 8 4 6 -2 19
11=   Allan Simonsen   Hankook Team Farnbacher 6 0 4 6 16
11=   Anthony Beltoise   FBR 5 5 6 0 16
11=   Dominik Farnbacher   FBR 5 5 6 0 16
14=   Tom Coronel   Snoras Spyker Squadron 0 4 0 8 8 -6 14
14=   Pierre Kaffer   Hankook Team Farnbacher 0 4 6 4 14
16=   Jaroslav Janiš   Snoras Spyker Squadron 0 8 8 -6 10
16=   Christian Montanari   Hankook Team Farnbacher 6 4 10
18=   John Hartshorne   JMB Racing 3 0 3 0 0 6
18=   Andrea Montermini   FBR 0 0 3 3 6
18=   Gabrio Rosa   FBR 0 0 3 3 6
21=   Horst Felbermayr, Jr.   Team Felbermayr-Proton 2 0 0 2 1 5
21=   Christian Ried   Team Felbermayr-Proton 2 0 0 2 1 5
21=   Francisco Cruz Martins   Team Felbermayr-Proton 2 0 0 2 1 5
24   Peter Dumbreck   Snoras Spyker Squadron 4 4
25=   Albert von Thurn und Taxis   Reiter Engineering 0 3
  JMB Racing 3
25=   Johan-Boris Scheier   JMB Racing 3 0 3
25=   Romain Ianetta   JMB Racing 3 3
25=   César Campaniço   JMB Racing 3 3
25=   Niki Cadei   FBR 3 3
30=   Maurice Basso   Easyrace 0 0 2 0 0 2
30=   Roberto Plati   Easyrace 0 0 2 0 0 2
30=   Gianpaolo Tenchini   Easyrace 0 0 2 0 0 2
33=   Paul Drayson   Drayson Racing 1 2 0 0 0 -2 1
33=   Jonny Cocker   Drayson Racing 1 2 0 0 0 -2 1
33=   Sean McInerney   Virgo Motorsport 0 1 1
33=   Michael McInerney   Virgo Motorsport 0 1 1
33=   Michael Vergers   Virgo Motorsport 0 1 1
33=   Toni Vilander   Team Modena 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The 2009 calendar is ready!". Automobile Club de l'Ouest. 2008-10-10. Archived from the original on 2008-11-19. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
  2. ^ "Five races and two tests". Le Mans Series. 2009-01-06. Archived from the original on 2009-05-25. Retrieved 2009-01-11.

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