After winning the European LMP2 title in 2004, Courage won this weekend the ALMS LMP2 manufacturer title in the USA with the C65.
Courage led the manufacturer standings from race one (12 Hours of Sebring in March) and never gave this position away to obtain this important title in its first year of full presence in the ALMS.
The C65's of Miracle Motorsports and B-K Motorsports finished respectively 2nd and 3rd in LMP2 at the Laguna Seca race scoring more points than was needed to secure this title for Courage.
Yves Courage: "I'm very happy and very proud with this title and would like to thank all involved at Miracle Motorsports and B-K Motorsports as they did great this season with their victories and podium finishes. I also thank all our staff in Le Mans and our people at Courage Assistance who assist our customer teams 24 hours on 24".
With the current standings in the LMES, the C65 could has still the possibility to become champion again in that series with the last race to be held in Istanbul mid November.
Yves Courage: " Yes that's still possible, but let's await the outcome of that race! I'm sure that the Belmondo team will be well prepared and they showed to be one of the best LMP2 teams around".
The C65 has proven to be a state of the art product designed and build by Courage known as the Le Mans Prototype Manufacturer. Since it's launch mid 2003, the C65 obtained 11 victories and 2 titles. The car did also the pole position in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2 years in a row.
Yves Courage: "I said it before. When the ACO presented the LMP2 class, I was one of the first believers and immediately started to build a car for it. Now 2,5 years later, our car was one of the most successful ones. I'm also happy to see that today that even the car manufacturers believe in this class and are competing in it. I think more will follow. This is also why we started some months ago with the development of our new cars that will race in 2006. As we worked following a new concept with the best people in their fields, I'm confident that our new LMP's will be impressive".