Road Atlanta: Lola Cars race notes

James Weaver split the three Audi R8s and set pole position in the LMP675 class for the final round of the 2002 American Le Mans Series. The Briton lapped the Road Atlanta circuit in a time of 1m11.883s in his Dyson Racing MG Lola EX257, and will...

James Weaver split the three Audi R8s and set pole position in the LMP675 class for the final round of the 2002 American Le Mans Series. The Briton lapped the Road Atlanta circuit in a time of 1m11.883s in his Dyson Racing MG Lola EX257, and will line up for the 1000-mile event on the second row of the grid.

Weaver and team manager Rob Dyson, were delighted with the performance that will see the car line up ahead of the customer Audi R8 of Johnny Herbert and behind the two factory LMP900 class Audis of Frank Biela and Tom Kristensen.

AER, Lola, our guys and Goodyear are all participating in improving the car," said Dyson. "It has been very gratifying to get the results, which are good so far, but it is a long race tomorrow and we need to make the car last and make it work. We have got a lot of input with Lola, playing on the strengths and minimising the weaknesses and this results justifies the effort."

Jon Field finished the day second fastest in class, eighth overall in the Intersport Racing MG Lola EX257 shared with Michael Durand and Duncan Dayton. The KnightHawk Racing Lola EX257 of Steve Knight, Andy Lally and Chad Block was 13th overall, fourth in class and two places ahead of Ben Devlin in the Archangel Lola B2K/40 Millington

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Series ALMS
Drivers Duncan Dayton , Tom Kristensen , Frank Biela , James Weaver , Rob Dyson , Ben Devlin , Chad Block , Jon Field , Steve Knight , Michael Durand
Teams Dyson Racing