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2010 American Le Mans Series

2010 American Le Mans Series
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The 2010 American Le Mans Series season was the 40th overall season for the IMSA GT Championship, and the twelfth as the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. It was also the first season in which the ALMS used a revised structure for its four classes, as well as the first year in a three-year sponsorship deal with Patrón.[1] The season began with the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 20 and ended with the Petit Le Mans on October 2, completing nine total races.

The senior class, LMP, the new combination class of the old LMP1 and LMP2 classes, saw defending LMP1 champions Patrón Highcroft Racing with defending champion driver David Brabham and new teammate Simon Pagenaud took a 23-point victory in their Honda over Porsche driver Klaus Graf. The other carry over category GT (the former GT2 class) Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche duo of Patrick Long and Jörg Bergmeister successfully defended their class championship over Risi Competizione Ferrari driver Gianmaria Bruni. There was no GT1 category left in the series.

In the two spec-racer classes Scott Tucker of Level 5 Motorsports was the dominant driver in the LMP Challenge class, winning five of the nine races in the class' first full season. After debuting for half of the 2009 season, the new GT Challenge class saw the Black Swan Racing Porsche of Jeroen Bleekemolen and Tim Pappas claim the class victory.

ScheduleEdit

The 2010 American Le Mans Series season features nine events, dropping the St. Petersburg round from 2009. Laguna Seca will no longer end the season but is instead moved to May and has been extended from four hours to six hours; this will allow the Petit Le Mans to conclude the season. The Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park has also had its date pushed back to July due to the move by Laguna Seca.[2] The Petit Le Mans will also form part of the inaugural Intercontinental Le Mans Cup for LMP1s.[3]

Rnd Race Length Circuit Location Date
American Le Mans Series Winter Test Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida February 22–23
1 58th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 20
2 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach 1 Hour 40 Minutes Long Beach street circuit Long Beach, California April 17
3 American Le Mans Series Monterey 6 Hours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California May 22
4 Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah July 10
5 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 24
6 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio August 7
7 American Le Mans Series powered by eStar 2 Hours 45 Minutes Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 22
8 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, Ontario August 29
9 13th Annual Petit Le Mans 1,000 mi (1,600 km) or 10 Hours Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 2

Regulation changesEdit

Introduced on August 16, 2009, IMSA announced a new class structure for the 2010 season in order to address costs. Several previous classes will be retained, while some new classes will be added. Le Mans Prototypes, which previously ran in the LMP1 and LMP2 categories, will be combined into a single LMP category for much of the season.[4] IMSA will modify the LMP1 and LMP2 rules through performance balancing in order to allow the two to compete equally in the new single category.[5] However, the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans endurance races will not use this unified class, instead reverting to the 2009 regulations as used by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[4] The championship points payout for these two events have yet to be determined by IMSA.[5]

A new Le Mans Prototype category will be established as a feeder system for young or amateur drivers. This category, known as Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC), will borrow from the Formula Le Mans Cup series in Europe by utilizing a spec racing format. All teams will use Oreca FLM09 chassis, Chevrolet production V8s, and other standardized equipment.[4] Along with the European Le Mans Series' (2010 season) Formula Le Mans, the ALMS LMPC makes up as its own class in the races throughout the season rather than racing as a support series.

With a lack of competitors in the former GT1 category, GT2 has been renamed to just GT and will be the premiere category for grand tourers in ALMS in 2010. The ALMS Challenge category, first established in 2009, will be expanded in 2010 and renamed as GT Challenge (GTC). The category will race for the full season for the first time. Porsche 911 GT3s from racing series other than the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge will also be accepted for the first time.[4]

Season resultsEdit

Note that the Sebring and Petit Le Mans events will be held under ACO regulations requiring the LMP class to be split amongst LMP1 and LMP2. The overall race winner, regardless of their LMP category, is listed here.

Class winners in the Petit Le Mans (LMP1, LMP2 and GT) receive an automatic entry to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team LMPC Winning Team GT Winning Team GTC Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers LMPC Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #07 Team Peugeot Total   #55 Level 5 Motorsports   #62 Risi Competizione   #81 Alex Job Racing Results
  Marc Gené
  Alexander Wurz
  Anthony Davidson
  Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  Mark Wilkins
  Jaime Melo
  Gianmaria Bruni
  Pierre Kaffer
  Butch Leitzinger
  Leh Keen
  Juan González
2 Long Beach   #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing   #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports   #81 Alex Job Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Simon Pagenaud
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Elton Julian
  Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Butch Leitzinger
  Juan González
3 Laguna Seca   #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing   #55 Level 5 Motorsports   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports   #54 Black Swan Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Simon Pagenaud
  Marino Franchitti
  Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  Mark Wilkins
  Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Tim Pappas
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
  Sebastiaan Bleekemolen
4 Miller   #1 Patrón Highcroft Racing   #55 Level 5 Motorsports   #62 Risi Competizione   #54 Black Swan Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Simon Pagenaud
  Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  Jaime Melo
  Gianmaria Bruni
  Tim Pappas
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
5 Lime Rock   #6 Muscle Milk Team Cytosport   #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports   #63 TRG Results
  Greg Pickett
  Klaus Graf
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Elton Julian
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Long
  Henri Richard
  Andy Lally
6 Mid-Ohio   #16 Dyson Racing   #55 Level 5 Motorsports   #62 Risi Competizione   #54 Black Swan Racing Results
  Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
  Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  Jaime Melo
  Gianmaria Bruni
  Tim Pappas
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
7 Road America   #8 Drayson Racing   #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar   #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing   #54 Black Swan Racing Results
  Paul Drayson
  Jonny Cocker
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Elton Julian
  Dirk Müller
  Joey Hand
  Tim Pappas
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
8 Mosport   #6 Muscle Milk Team Cytosport   #99 Green Earth Team Gunnar   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports   #88 Velox Motorsports Results
  Romain Dumas
  Klaus Graf
  Gunnar Jeannette
  Elton Julian
  Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Shane Lewis
  Lawson Aschenbach
9 Road Atlanta   #08 Team Peugeot Total   #95 Level 5 Motorsports   #4 Corvette Racing   #63 TRG Results
  Franck Montagny
  Stéphane Sarrazin
  Pedro Lamy
  Scott Tucker
  Burt Frisselle
  Marco Werner
  Oliver Gavin
  Jan Magnussen
  Emmanuel Collard
  Henri Richard
  Duncan Ende
  Andy Lally

ChampionshipsEdit

Points were awarded to the top ten cars and drivers which complete at least 70% of their class winner's distance. Teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race. Drivers were required to drive a minimum of 45 minutes to earn points, except for the Long Beach event which required only 30 minutes.

Starting with the Utah race, drivers are required to complete a particular amount of the minimum number of laps in order to earn points. The number of laps vary depending on the course size.[6]

Points System
Race Distance Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Less than three hours 20 16 13 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Between four and eight hours 25 21 18 15 13 11 9 8 7 6
More than eight hours 30 26 23 20 18 16 14 13 12 11

Team championshipsEdit

Teams with full season entries are awarded points in the team championships. Teams which participated in a partial season or on a race-by-race basis are not included in these championships.

As long as they compete full season and comply with ACO regulations, the top LMP1, LMP2 and GT team at the end of the season receive an automatic entry to the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.

LMP standingsEdit

Although combined into a single LMP class for seven events, the LMP1 and LMP2 category rules are utilized for the Sebring and Petit Le Mans races. The individual results and points for LMP1 and LMP2 are combined into the overall LMP standings.

Pos Team Class Chassis Engine SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1   Patrón Highcroft Racing LMP2 HPD ARX-01C HPD AL7R 3.4 L V8 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
2   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport LMP2 Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 30 16 21 13 20 16 20 26 162
3   Drayson Racing LMP1 Lola B09/60 Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10 30 8 16 0 0 20 10 26 110
4   Dyson Racing Team LMP2 Lola B09/86 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 23 13 18 6 0 20 10 8 0 98
5   Intersport Racing LMP1 Lola B06/10 AER P32T 4.0 L Turbo V8 6 10 13 10 0 0 30 69
6   Autocon Motorsports LMP1 Lola B06/10 AER P32T 4.0 L Turbo V8 10 15 8 0 13 8 13 0 67

LMPC standingsEdit

All teams utilize the Oreca FLM09 chassis with Chevrolet LS3 engine.

Pos Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1   Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 13 20 13 16 30 183
2   Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 16 20 13 20 20 16 169
3   Genoa Racing 23 13 21 10 6 0 13 18 104
4   Intersport Racing 18 10 15 0 0 10 10 6 26 95
5   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 0 0 13 16 16 16 8 23 92
6   Performance Tech 20 8 28

GT standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 26 13 21 16 16 13 20 13 20 158
2   Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
3   Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GTE Ferrari 4.0 L V8 30 10 15 20 10 20 6 16 23 150
4   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 13 16 18 13 8 16 13 10 30 137
5   Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari F430 GTE Ferrari 4.0 L V8 16 4 13 4 6 8 8 6 26 91
6   Team Falken Tire Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 12 40
7   Robertson Racing Ford GT-R Mk. VII Ford 5.0 L V8 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 18
8   Jaguar RSR Jaguar XKRS Jaguar 4.2 L V8 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 5

GTC standingsEdit

All teams utilize variations of the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup.

Pos Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1   Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
2   Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 3 6 13 10 13 16 129
3   Velox Motorsports 18 10 11 10 13 8 13 20 23 126
4   TRG 16 2 21 16 20 6 8 0 30 119
5   WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
6   GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 0 60
7   Orbit Racing 8 13 8 8 10 0 10 57
8   911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43

Driver championshipsEdit

Drivers who participated in races but failed to score points over the course of the season are not listed.

LMP standingsEdit

Although combined into a single LMP class for seven events, the LMP1 and LMP2 category rules are utilized for the Sebring and Petit Le Mans races. The individual results and points for LMP1 and LMP2 are combined into the overall LMP standings.

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1=   David Brabham   Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
1=   Simon Pagenaud   Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 20 25 20 16 16 13 16 30 182
2   Klaus Graf   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 16 21 13 20 16 20 26 162
3   Jonny Cocker   Drayson Racing 30 8 0 16 0 0 20 10 26 110
4   Chris Dyson   Dyson Racing Team 23 13 18 6 0 20 10 8 0 98
5   Paul Drayson   Drayson Racing 30 8 0 0 0 20 10 26 94
6   Guy Smith   Dyson Racing Team 23 13 18 0 0 20 10 8 0 92
7   Marino Franchitti   Patrón Highcroft Racing 26 25 30 81
8   Greg Pickett   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 16 13 20 79
9   Sascha Maassen   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 30 21 26 77
10   Clint Field   Intersport Racing 6 0 10 13 10 0 0 30 69
11   Jon Field   Intersport Racing 6 0 10 13 0 0 0 30 59
12   Emanuele Pirro   Drayson Racing 30 0 16 46
13   Bryan Willman   Autocon Motorsports 15 8 13 8 0 44
14   Andy Meyrick   Dyson Racing Team 23 18 0 41
15   Ben Devlin   Intersport Racing 30 30
16   Tony Burgess   Autocon Motorsports 0 8 8 13 0 29
17   Lucas Luhr   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 26 26
18   Tomy Drissi   Autocon Motorsports 10 13 23
19   Johnny Mowlem   Autocon Motorsports 8 13 21
20   Romain Dumas   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 20 20
21   Timo Bernhard   Muscle Milk Team Cytosport 16 16
22   Pierre Ehret   Autocon Motorsports 15 15
23   Ken Davis   Autocon Motorsports 10 10

LMPC standingsEdit

Drivers in the LMPC category are allowed to drive for more than one car during an event. If a driver is in each car for a minimum of two hours each, he is allowed to score the points from whichever car he chooses.

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1   Scott Tucker   Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 13 20 13 16 30 183
2   Gunnar Jeannette   Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 16 20 13 20 20 16 169
3   Elton Julian   Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 20 18 20 13 20 20 16 153
4   Christophe Bouchut   Level 5 Motorsports 30 16 25 20 0 20 0 16 20 147
5   Kyle Marcelli   Performance Tech 20 8 101
  Genoa Racing 21
  Intersport Racing 0 0 10 10 6 26
6   Christian Zugel   Green Earth Team Gunnar 26 18 16 0 89
  Genoa Racing 10 6 0 13
7   Andy Wallace   Genoa Racing 23 77
  Level 5 Motorsports 0 10 13 8 13 10
8   Mark Wilkins   Level 5 Motorsports 30 25 20 75
9=   Ricardo González   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 16 16 8 23 63
9=   Luis Díaz   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 16 16 8 23 63
10   David Ducote   Intersport Racing 18 15 26 59
11   Tom Sutherland   Genoa Racing 23 13 21 57
12   Brian Wong   Intersport Racing 18 10 15 0 0 10 53
13   Alex Figge   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 13 16 47
  Genoa Racing 18
14   Mitch Pagerey   Intersport Racing 18 10 15 43
15   Chapman Ducote   Intersport Racing 10 6 26 42
16   Frankie Montecalvo   Genoa Racing 6 13 18 37
17   J. R. Hildebrand   Genoa Racing 23 13 36
18=   Marco Werner   Level 5 Motorsports 30 30
18=   Burt Frisselle   Level 5 Motorsports 30 30
19   Ryan Lewis   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 23 23
20=   Joel Feinberg   Primetime-Braille Battery Race Group 20 20
20=   Tom Weickardt   Primetime-Braille Battery Race Group 20 20
21   Eric Lux   Genoa Racing 18 37
22   Tom Papadopoulos   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 0 0 16 16
23   Max Hyatt   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 13 13
24   Tom Sedivy   Genoa Racing 10 10
25   Gerardo Bonilla   Performance Tech 8 8

GT standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1=   Jörg Bergmeister   Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
1=   Patrick Long   Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 20 25 8 20 10 16 20 18 157
2   Gianmaria Bruni   Risi Competizione 30 10 15 20 0 20 6 16 23 140
3=   Bill Auberlen   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 13 8 16 16 13 0 13 20 125
3=   Tommy Milner   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 13 8 16 16 13 0 13 20 125
4   Jaime Melo   Risi Competizione 30 10 15 20 0 20 6 14 115
5   Oliver Gavin   Corvette Racing 12 2 18 1 8 16 13 10 30 110
6   Jan Magnussen   Corvette Racing 13 16 11 13 0 0 10 10 30 103
7=   Dirk Müller   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 8 21 10 13 6 20 0 0 101
7=   Joey Hand   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 8 21 10 13 6 20 0 0 101
8   Olivier Beretta   Corvette Racing 12 2 18 1 8 16 13 8 16 94
9   Johnny O'Connell   Corvette Racing 13 16 11 13 0 0 10 8 16 87
10=   Scott Sharp   Extreme Speed Motorsports 0 4 13 4 6 8 3 6 26 70
10=   Johannes van Overbeek   Extreme Speed Motorsports 0 4 13 4 6 8 3 6 26 70
11   Toni Vilander   Risi Competizione 6 1 16 23 46
12   Dirk Werner   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 26 20 46
13=   Ed Brown   Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 3 0 3 1 0 8 3 11 45
13=   Guy Cosmo   Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 3 0 3 1 0 8 3 11 45
14   Pierre Kaffer   Risi Competizione 30 10 4 44
15   Seth Neiman   Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 0 0 0 4 4 2 2 13 43
16   Emmanuel Collard   Corvette Racing 12 30 42
17   Bryan Sellers   Team Falken Tire 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 12 40
18   Darren Law   Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 0 0 0 4 2 2 13 39
19   Marc Lieb   Flying Lizard Motorsports 20 18 38
20   Antonio García   Corvette Racing 13 16 29
21   Mika Salo   Risi Competizione 10 4 14 28
22   Wolf Henzler   Team Falken Tire 0 6 9 2 3 3 1 4 28
23   João Barbosa   Extreme Speed Motorsports 16 11 27
24   Dominik Farnbacher   Extreme Speed Motorsports 26 26
25   Andy Priaulx   BMW Rahal Letterman Racing 23 0 23
26   Giancarlo Fisichella   Risi Competizione 6 1 14 21
27=   Tracy Krohn   Risi Competizione 14 7 21
27=   Niclas Jönsson   Risi Competizione 14 7 21
28   Richard Lietz   Flying Lizard Motorsports 18 18
29=   David Murry   Robertson Racing 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
29=   David Robertson   Robertson Racing 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 18
30   Andrea Robertson   Robertson Racing 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 17
31   Eric van de Poele   Risi Competizione 14 14
32   Marco Holzer   Flying Lizard Motorsports 13 13
33   Martin Ragginger   Team Falken Tire 12 12
34   Marc Goossens   Jaguar RSR 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 5
35   Patrick Pilet   Flying Lizard Motorsports 4 4
36   Paul Gentilozzi   Jaguar RSR 2 0 1 0 3
37   Ryan Dalziel   Jaguar RSR 0 0 0 2 0 2

GTC standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA MIL LRP MDO ROA MOS ATL Total
1=   Jeroen Bleekemolen   Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
1=   Tim Pappas   Black Swan Racing 3 25 20 16 20 20 16 26 146
2   Shane Lewis   Velox Motorsports 18 10 11 10 13 8 13 20 23 126
3   Andy Lally   TRG 16 2 21 16 20 8 0 30 113
4   Henri Richard   TRG 16 2 21 16 20 6 0 30 111
5   Bill Sweedler   Alex Job Racing 26 13 9 3 6 13 10 13 16 109
6   Romeo Kapudija   Alex Job Racing 26 13 9 3 6 13 10 16 96
7=   Galen Bieker   WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
7=   Robert Rodriguez   WERKS II Racing 20 6 8 13 16 18 81
8   Lawson Aschenbach   Velox Motorsports 18 11 20 23 72
9=   Juan González   Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 0 68
9=   Butch Leitzinger   Alex Job Racing 30 20 18 0 68
10=   Bret Curtis   GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 60
10=   James Sofronas   GMG Racing 14 16 0 4 10 16 60
11   Jerry Vento   Velox Motorsports 18 10 10 13 8 0 59
12   Bryce Miller   Orbit Racing 8 13 8 8 10 10 57
13   Duncan Ende   TRG 16 8 30 54
14   Jan-Dirk Leuders   Alex Job Racing 26 9 16 51
15=   Doug Baron   911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43
15=   Loren Beggs   911 Design 0 7 6 4 6 20 43
16=   Luis Díaz   Car Amigo AJR 23 4 15 0 42
16=   Ricardo González   Car Amigo AJR 23 4 15 0 42
17   René Villeneuve   TRG 21 20 41
18   Luke Hines   ORBIT 0 8 8 10 10 36
19   Leh Keen   Alex Job Racing 30 30
20   Sebastiaan Bleekemolen   Black Swan Racing 26 26
21   Patrick Kelly   Car Amigo AJR 23 23
22   John McMullen   Orbit Racing 8 13 21
23   Cory Friedman   WERKS II Racing 20 20
24   Kris Wilson   WERKS II Racing 18 18
25   Andy Pilgrim   GMG Racing 14 14
26   Vic Rice   Velox Motorsports 13 13
27   Mitch Pagerey   Alex Job Racing 13 13
28   Spencer Pumpelly   TRG 6 6

Team changesEdit

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