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2012 Petit Le Mans

The 15h Annual Petit Le Mans was an endurance auto race held at the Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Georgia on October 20, 2012. The race served as the final round of both the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series seasons.

Nicolas Prost, Neel Jani, and Andrea Belicchi of Rebellion Racing won the event by a three lap margin after qualifying on pole position in only the team's second attempt at the race. Level 5 Motorsports's two cars finished in second and third overall and lead the P2 category, while TDS Racing led home the European Le Mans Series contingent with fourth place overall. CORE Autosport won the PC category by two laps over RSR Racing. In GT Extreme Speed Motorsports led the class for Ferrari over Corvette Racing, while IMSA Performance Matmut was the sole survivor in the GTE Am category. NGT Motorsport dominated the GTC class with five laps over TRG who held second and third place.

RaceEdit

ResultEdit

 
Rebellion Racing won the race overall and in P1
 
Level 5 Motorsports won the P2 class.
 
CORE Autosport won the LMPC class.
 
The GT class winners were Extreme Speed Motorsports.
 
The GTE-Am class for ELMS competitors was won by IMSA Performance.
 
NGT Motorsports took honors in the GTC class.

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of their class winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P1 12   Rebellion Racing   Neel Jani
  Nicolas Prost
  Andrea Belicchi
Lola B12/60 M 394
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
2 P2 95   Level 5 Motorsports   Scott Tucker
  Christophe Bouchut
  Luis Díaz
HPD ARX-03b D 391
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
3 P2 055   Level 5 Motorsports   Scott Tucker
  Dario Franchitti
  Marino Franchitti
HPD ARX-03b D 390
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
4 P2 46   Thiriet by TDS Racing   Pierre Thiriet
  Christophe Tinseau
  Mathias Beche
Oreca 03 D 390
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
5 0   DeltaWing Nissan   Gunnar Jeannette
  Lucas Ordoñez
DeltaWing M 388
Nissan 1.6 L Turbo I4
6 PC 06   CORE Autosport   Alex Popow
  Ryan Dalziel
  Mark Wilkins
Oreca FLM09 M 385
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
7 P2 35   OAK Racing   Jacques Nicolet
  Olivier Pla
  Bertrand Baguette
Morgan LMP2 D 383
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 PC 9   RSR Racing   Bruno Junqueira
  Tomy Drissi
  Ricardo Vera
Oreca FLM09 M 383
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
9 PC 52   PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports   Rudy Junco, Jr.
  Ken Dobson
  Elton Julian
Oreca FLM09 M 382
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
10 PC 05   CORE Autosport   Colin Braun
  Jon Bennett
  Ricardo González
Oreca FLM09 M 381
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
11 PC 8   Merchant Services Racing   Kyle Marcelli
  Matt Downs
  Chapman Ducote
Oreca FLM09 M 376
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
12 GT 01   Extreme Speed Motorsports   Scott Sharp
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 375
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
13 GT 3   Corvette Racing   Jan Magnussen
  Antonio García
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 375
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
14 GT 55   BMW Team RLL   Bill Auberlen
  Jörg Müller
  Jonathan Summerton
BMW M3 GT2 D 374
BMW 4.0 L V8
15 GT 56   BMW Team RLL   Dirk Müller
  Uwe Alzen
  Jonathan Summerton
BMW M3 GT2 D 373
BMW 4.0 L V8
16 GT 45   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Patrick Long
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 373
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
17 GT 17   Team Falken Tire   Bryan Sellers
  Wolf Henzler
  Martin Ragginger
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 372
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 PC 25   Dempsey Racing   Duncan Ende
  Henri Richard
  Ryan Lewis
Oreca FLM09 M 372
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
19 GT 44   Flying Lizard Motorsports   Seth Neiman
  Marco Holzer
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 369
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
20 GT 91   SRT Motorsports   Kuno Wittmer
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Ryan Hunter-Reay
SRT Viper GTS-R M 369
SRT 8.0 L V10
21 GT 02   Extreme Speed Motorsports   Ed Brown
  Guy Cosmo
  Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 368
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
22 GT 48   Paul Miller Racing   Bryce Miller
  Sascha Maassen
  Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 367
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 GTE
Am
67   IMSA Performance Matmut   Anthony Pons
  Nicolas Armindo
  Raymond Narac
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 363
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 GT 23   Lotus Alex Job Racing   Townsend Bell
  Bill Sweedler
  Johnny Mowlem
Lotus Evora GTE Y 360
Toyota-Cosworth 3.5 L V6
25 GTC 30   NGT Motorsport   Henrique Cisneros
  Mario Farnbacher
  Jakub Giermaziak
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 356
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 GTC 66   TRG   Emilio Di Guida
  Spencer Pumpelly
  Nelson Canache
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 GTC 68   TRG   Emmanuel Collard
  Mike Hedlund
  Manuel Gutierrez, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTC 11   JDX Racing   Chris Cumming
  Michael Valiante
  Sean Johnston
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29
DNF
GTC 22   Alex Job Racing   Leh Keen
  Cooper MacNeil
  Dion von Moltke
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 349
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30 GT 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Richard Westbrook
  Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 348
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
31 P1 16   Dyson Racing Team   Chris Dyson
  Guy Smith
  Steven Kane
Lola B12/60 D 338
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Hybrid Butanol)
32 P2 1   Greaves Motorsport   Alex Brundle
  Alex Buncombe
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN D 338
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
33 P1 6   Muscle Milk Pickett Racing   Klaus Graf
  Lucas Luhr
  Romain Dumas
HPD ARX-03a M 334
Honda 3.4 L V8
34
DNF
P2 118   Murphy Prototypes   Warren Hughes
  Jody Firth
  Brendon Hartley
Oreca 03 D 330
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
35
DNF
P1 20   Dyson Racing Team   Tony Burgess
  Chris McMurry
  Mark Patterson
Lola B11/66 D 322
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Butanol)
36 GTC 31   NGT Motorsport   Angel Benitez, Jr.
  Mark Bullitt
  Jeff Segal
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 318
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
37
DNF
GTC 24   Competition Motorsports   Andrew Davis
  Michael Avenatti
  David Calvert-Jones
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 267
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
38
DNF
GTE
Am
60   AF Corse   Piergiuseppe Perazzini
  Marco Cioci
  Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 232
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
39
DNF
GT 93   SRT Motorsports   Tommy Kendall
  Jonathan Bomarito
  Marc Goossens
SRT Viper GTS-R M 224
SRT 8.0 L V10
40
DNF
P2 27   Dempsey Racing   Patrick Dempsey
  Joe Foster
  Dane Cameron
Lola B12/87 M 220
Judd DB 3.6 L V8
41
DNF
GTC 34   Green Hornet Racing   Peter LeSaffre
  Brian Wong
  Damien Faulkner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 40
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ
1
P2 37   Conquest Endurance   Martin Plowman
  David Heinemeier Hansson
  Eric Lux
Morgan LMP2 D 391
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
  • ^ – The #37 Conquest Morgan-Nissan was disqualified for exceeding the maximum number of hours a single driver could be in the car.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Provisional Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 20 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012.


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