NEW DATE FOR MOSPORT'S 2007 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES RACE BOWMANVILLE, ON (September 29, 2006) - Canada's biggest sports car racing event of the year, The Grand Prix of Mosport, will move to a new date for the 2007 season. Mosport International...
NEW DATE FOR MOSPORT'S 2007 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES RACE
BOWMANVILLE, ON (September 29, 2006) - Canada's biggest sports car racing event of the year, The Grand Prix of Mosport, will move to a new date for the 2007 season. Mosport International Raceway will host the American Le Mans Series on August 24-26, one week earlier than the Labour Day weekend slot it held in 2005 and 2006.
Once again Mosport is the only Canadian round in the Series, which today announced their 2007 schedule. The expanded 12-race line-up opens March 17 at Sebring, Fla. and wraps-up in Monterey, Calif. on October 20. There are three new venues on the schedule, with stops at Long Beach, Detroit and St. Petersburg. The top Series teams and drivers will also compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
"We're really excited about this new date and continuing our eight-year association with the American Le Mans Series to bring world-class sports car racing to the Toronto area and Canadian motorsports fans in 2007," said Mosport's President and General Manager, Myles Brandt. "The Grand Prix of Mosport's rise in popularity mirrors the growth of the Series. The addition of new markets like Detroit and Long Beach, along with new manufacturers like Acura, shows the popularity of this brand of racing. With talented hometown racers like Ron Fellows and Scott Maxwell competing at the top level of sports car racing, it's great that the Toronto-area is on the schedule and a part of this fast-growing form of motorsports. Mosport's proud to be the host. "
Established in 1999 (the same year as the American Le Mans Series), the Grand Prix of Mosport will be the ninth race of the 2007 season and will be broadcast live across North American on the SPEED network. Tickets will go on sale December 1.
The American Le Mans Series is the premium brand of motorsport in North America, featuring high-tech sports cars from the most prestigious automobile manufacturers in the world, including top marques such as Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Corvette, Ferrari, Mazda, Porsche and Panoz. Its unique four classes of competition showcase exotic, open-top prototypes and sophisticated production-based GT cars, all competing on the track at the same time.
Mosport has been Canada's Home of Motorsports since 1961. Located less than an hour east of downtown Toronto, this 750-acre, multi-purpose facility boasts a 4-kilometre road course, a 2.4 kilometre driver development centre with skid pad, a 1.4 km kart circuit and a half-mile paved oval. The four circuits hold more than 400 events a year.