Petit Le Mans fact sheet

<pre> EVENT: Audi presents Petit Le Mans (Fourth Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 8 of 8 LOCATION: Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia 2.54-mile road...

<pre> EVENT: Audi presents Petit Le Mans (Fourth Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 8 of 8

LOCATION: Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia 2.54-mile road racing circuit (12 turns)

WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2001 - 12 noon (ET)

LENGTH: 10 hours or 1,000 miles

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: Speedvision (Live) Airtime: 11:30 a.m. (ET) Eurosport (Tape delay) Airtime: 20:45 (Central European Time), Oct. 14, 2001

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

TICKET INFO: Online: www.roadatlanta.com. Telephone: 1-800-849-7223.

SUPPORT RACES: Historic IMSA GTP Series; Panoz GT Pro Series; SPEEDVISION World Challenge; Star Mazda Series; CART Dayton Indy Lights.

SCHEDULE: Wednesday, October 3

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sanctioned ALMS Testing

Thursday, October 4 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes) 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes) 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes)

Friday, October 5 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ALMS Practice (all four classes) 4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT) 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675)

Saturday, October 6 8:25 a.m. - 8:55 a.m. ALMS Warm-up 12 noon Start of race

QUAL. RECORDS: LMP 900: 1:10.379 (129.925 mph) by Allan McNish, Audi R8, 9/00. LMP 675: To be established (2001 event will be first at Road Atlanta for LMP 675 class) GTS: 1:18.632 (116.289 mph) by Ron Fellows, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R, 9/00. GT: 1:23.922 (108.958 mph) by Dirk Muller, Porsche 911 GT3 R, 9/99.

2000 TOP 10 AT AUDI PRESENTS PETIT LE MANS

1.      Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello/Michele Alboreto, Audi R8
2.      Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Tom Kristensen, Audi R8
3.      David Brabham/Jan Magnussen, Panoz LMP-1
4.      Klaus Graf/Johnny O'Connell/Hiroki Katoh, Panoz LMP-1
5.      JJ Lehto/Jorg Muller, BMW V12 LMR
6.      Eric Bernard/Emmanuel Collard, Cadillac Northstar LMP
7.      Wayne Taylor/Max Angelelli/Eric van de Poele, Cadillac Northstar LMP
8.      Andy Wallace/Butch Leitzinger/Franck Lagorce, Cadillac Northstar LMP
9.      Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
10.     Tommy Archer/Patrick Huisman/Boris Derichebourg, Dodge Viper GTS-R

2000 CLASS WINNERS AT AUDI PRESENTS PETIT LE MANS

LMP 900: Allan McNish/Rinaldo Capello/Michele Alboreto, Audi R8 (1st overall) GTS: Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins/Franck Freon, Chevrolet Corvette C5-R (9th overall) GT: Sascha Maassen/Bob Wollek, Porsche 911 GT3 R (15th overall)

2000 AUDI PETIT LE MANS RACE STATS

TIME OF RACE: 9 hours, 8 minutes, 40.619 seconds LAPS COMPLETED BY WINNER: 394 for 1,000.76 miles MARGIN OF VICTORY: 3 LAPS LMP 900 AVERAGE SPEED: 109.437 mph GTS AVERAGE SPEED: 99.425 mph GT AVERAGE SPEED: 95.266 mph

NOTES OF INTEREST The final event of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season, Audi presents Petit Le Mans will determine many driving, team and manufacturer titles for the season. It is also a qualifying event for the 2002 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the class winners receiving automatic invitations to compete in the French classic. The first Petit Le Mans in 1998 was the race that became the model for the American Le Mans Series, which started the following year. The race was designed to be a smaller version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In its three previous runnings, the 1,000-mile mark has been reached by the race winner before the 10-hour maximum time was completed. The fastest was in 1999 at eight hours, 56 minutes, while the inaugural event in 1998 came within 11 minutes of reaching 10 hours. In only four years, Audi presents Petit Le Mans has become one of the most important sports car races in the world, and a stellar field of cars and drivers is expected to compete in this year's version.

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 Road Atlanta is www.roadatlanta.com.

-ALMS

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , David Brabham , Rinaldo Capello , Tom Kristensen , Dirk Müller , Jan Magnussen , Allan McNish , Frank Biela , Butch Leitzinger , Klaus Graf , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Franck Freon , Andy Pilgrim , Emmanuel Collard , Wayne Taylor , Eric van de Poele , Franck Lagorce , Jorg Muller , Tommy Archer , Sascha Maassen , Kelly Collins , Patrick Huisman , Michele Alboreto , Max Angelelli , Hiroki Katoh , Boris Derichebourg , Bob Wollek , Emanuele Pirro , JJ Lehto