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2001 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES EVENT FACT SHEET EVENT: GT3 Grand Prix at Mosport (Third Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 5 of 9 LOCATION: Mosport International Raceway ...

2001 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES EVENT FACT SHEET

EVENT: GT3 Grand Prix at Mosport (Third Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 5 of 9

LOCATION: Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada 2.459-mile road racing circuit (10 turns)

WHEN: Sunday, August 19, 2001 - 1 p.m. (EDT)

LENGTH: Two hours, 45 minutes (timed event)

CARS: Four classes of American Le Mans Series sports cars: Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 900; LMP 675; Grand Touring Sport (GTS); Grand Touring (GT).

SANCTION: Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc.

TELEVISION: NBC Sports (Live) Airtime: 2:00 p.m. (EDT) Eurosport (Tape delay) Airtime: 21:30 (Central European Time), August 26, 2001

RADIO: American Le Mans Series Radio Web (Live) http://www.americanlemans.com

TICKET INFO: Online: www.mosport.com. Telephone: 1-800-866-1072.

SUPPORT RACES: Panoz GT Pro Series; Star Mazda Series; Canada GT Cup; Canadian Champ Car Lights; FF 1600.

SCHEDULE:       Friday, August 17
        1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Sanctioned ALMS Testing
        Saturday, August 18
        9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  ALMS Practice (all four classes)
        1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.   ALMS Practice (all four classes)
        4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT)
        4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.   ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675)
        Sunday, August 5
        9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.   ALMS Warm-up
        1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.   GT3 Grand Prix at Mosport

QUAL. RECORDS: LMP 900: 1:08.432 (129.361 mph) by Frank Biela, Audi R8, 8/00. LMP 675: To be established (2001 event will be first at TMS for LMP 675 class) GTS: 1:19.745 (111.009 mph) by Ron Fellows, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, 8/00. GT: 1:21.155 (109.080 mph) by Randy Pobst, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 9/00.

2000 TOP 10 AT MOSPORT

1. Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello, Audi R8 2. JJ Lehto/Jorg Muller, BMW V12 LMR 3. Bill Auberlen/Jean-Marc Gounon, BMW V12 LMR 4. Olivier Beretta/Karl Wendlinger, Dodge Viper GTS-R 5. Ron Fellows/Andy Pilgrim, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R 6. Tommy Archer/David Donohue, Dodge Viper GTS-R 7. Stefan Johansson/Guy Smith, Reynard 2KQ-Judd 8. Johnny O'Connell/Hiroki Katoh, Panoz LMP-1 9. Randy Pobst/Bruno Lambert, Porsche 911 GT3 R 10. Hans Stuck/Boris Said, BMW M3

2000 CLASS WINNERS AT MOSPORT

LMP 900: Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello, Audi R8 (1st overall) GTS: Olivier Beretta/Karl Wendlinger, Dodge Viper GTS-R (4th overall) GT: Randy Pobst/Bruno Lambert, Porsche 911 GT3 R (9th overall)

2000 MOSPORT RACE STATS

TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 46 minutes, 5.662 seconds LAPS COMPLETED BY WINNER: 94 for 231.146 miles MARGIN OF VICTORY: .148 second LMP 900 AVERAGE SPEED: 83.499 mph GTS AVERAGE SPEED: 81.088 mph GT AVERAGE SPEED: 79.237 mph

NOTES OF INTEREST Mosport International Raceway has been a fixture on the American Le Mans Series schedule since the formation of the series in 1999 and the annual event marks the only appearance of the ALMS in Canada. The raceway is located 100 km east of Toronto, north of Highway 401 at Bowmanville. Exit at Durham 57 (Exit 431) North to Regional Road 20, East. Last year's ALMS race at Mosport featured the closest finish in the history of the series as the Audi R8 of Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello nipped the BMW V12 LMR of JJ Lehto/Jorg Muller by just .148 second. The race will be a "hometown" event for ALMS regulars Tony Burgess, Ron Fellows, John Graham, Jeff Pabst and Kye Wankum, who all live in the Toronto area. The race is sponsored by Gran Turismo 3 (GT3), the exciting new video game for Sony Playstation.

WEBSITES: The official website of the American Le Mans Series is located at www.americanlemans.com. Professional Sports Car Racing's website is www.professionalsportscar.com. The website for Mosport International Raceway is www.mosport.com. kkk -ALMS

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Series ALMS
Drivers Stefan Johansson , Rinaldo Capello , Allan McNish , Bruno Lambert , Guy Smith , Frank Biela , Boris Said , Karl Wendlinger , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Andy Pilgrim , Jorg Muller , Bill Auberlen , Tommy Archer , John Graham , Randy Pobst , Tony Burgess , David Donohue , Hiroki Katoh , Jean-Marc Gounon , Olivier Beretta , Jeff Pabst , JJ Lehto