Laguna Seca: Warmup notes

PENSKE PORSCHES STILL STRONG IN MONTEREY The stage is set for the final round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Ryan Briscoe set the fastest time in a 25-minute warmup session for the Monterey Sports Car Championships at...

PENSKE PORSCHES STILL STRONG IN MONTEREY

The stage is set for the final round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Ryan Briscoe set the fastest time in a 25-minute warmup session for the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap of 1:11.995 and 111.908 mph in the pole-winning No. 6 Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder.

Briscoe's time in the entry he will share with pole-winner Sascha Maassen was 0.732 seconds better than the No. 7 sister car of Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard. Coincidentally that is how they will start on the grid for today's four-hour endurance race.

Dindo Capello was third overall and first in LMP1 for Audi Sport North America with the diesel-powered Audi R10. Capello's time of 1:13.131 in the entry he will share with Allan McNish was nearly a half second better than the Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX of Tony Kanaan and Bryan Herta. Second in P1 and sixth overall was the No. 2 Audi of Mike Rockenfeller and Marco Werner.

In GT1, class pole-winner Jan Magnussen again was quickest Saturday in the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R. His lap of 1:20.795 put him 0.317 seconds ahead of the sister car of Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen.

Wolf Henzler went fastest in GT2 with the No. 71 Tafel Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR he will share with Dominik Farnbacher. His lap of 1:23.986put him not quite a half second ahead of the class championship-leading Ferrari F430 GT of Risi Competizione and drivers Mika Salo and Jaime Melo. The Petersen/White Lightning Porsche of Peter Dumbreck and Lucas Luhr were third at 1:24.614.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jan Magnussen , Allan McNish , Mika Salo , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Johnny O'Connell , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Peter Dumbreck , Jaime Melo , Ryan Briscoe , Romain Dumas , Mike Rockenfeller , Wolf Henzler , Dominik Farnbacher , Dindo Capello
Teams Team Penske , Corvette Racing , Risi Competizione