Road Atlanta: Ferrari race report

Ferrari second and third in class Maranello, 3 October 2010 -- The twelfth year of the prestigious American Le Mans Series came to an end at the Road Atlanta circuit in the United States, with a race lasting just over nine hours. The GT2 class...

Ferrari second and third in class

Maranello, 3 October 2010 -- The twelfth year of the prestigious American Le Mans Series came to an end at the Road Atlanta circuit in the United States, with a race lasting just over nine hours. The GT2 class win went down to the very last corner, with the Corvette ZR1 of Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Emmanuel Collard emerging victorious, ahead of the Ferrari entered by Extreme Speed Motorsports, driven by Scott Sharp, Johannes van Overbeek and Dominik Farnabacher. In third place was one of the two Risi Competizione F430s, crewed by Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander. The duo staged a fantastic climb back up the order after being penalised for a collision in the early stages, then losing the lead in the classification when they ran out of fuel with only ten laps remaining. This meant their hopes of taking the championship evaporated, with the title going to Patrick Long who finished down in fifth at the wheel of the Flying Lizard Porsche 911.

The other F430 entered by the Houston Ferrari dealership completed 353 laps, or around 1431 kilometres on its way to seventh in class, in the hands of Jaime Melo, Giancarlo Fisichella and Mika Salo.

After the previous round at Silverstone and this Petit Le Mans race, the Ferrari men move on to tackle the third round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, a 1000 kilometre race at China's Zhuhai circuit over the weekend of 7 November

-source: ferrari

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Series ALMS
Drivers Giancarlo Fisichella , Gianmaria Bruni , Jan Magnussen , Scott Sharp , Mika Salo , Emmanuel Collard , Oliver Gavin , Jaime Melo , Patrick Long , Johannes van Overbeek , Toni Vilander
Teams ESM Racing , Risi Competizione