Maassen/Luhr leads Petit Le Mans GT after two hours; Bernhard/Bergmeister/Lieb has flat tire as Ortelli moves into second. ATLANTA, Georgia -- October 12 -- The ...
Maassen/Luhr leads Petit Le Mans GT after two hours; Bernhard/Bergmeister/Lieb has flat tire as Ortelli moves into second.
ATLANTA, Georgia -- October 12 -- The #23 Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS, driven by Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr -- aiming to become American Le Mans Series GT co-champions -- leads the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta at the two hour mark.
The first part of their multi-task mission has been complete as Maassen has run the required number of laps to score points; now Lucas Luhr is circulating the track in order to put in his require laps (25 minumum). When Lucas completes 25 laps, they will both be eligible for points, and then Sascha has to spend more laps in the car than Lucas to earn that extra point to earn both drivers a dual championship.
Meanwhile, the #22 Alex Job team Porsche was running a close second when starting driver Timo Bernhard picked up some debris and suffered a left rear flat tire, causing a pit stop under the green flag. Jorg Bergmeister has taken over the car -- now in seve nth place - and will also put in his 25 laps; then Marc Lieb will do a long stint towards gaining the extra point so Bergmeister/Bernhard tied for second place in class.
Second is the #98 Freisinger Motorsports Porsche of Stephane Ortelli/Christophe Bouchut, while the #43 Orbit Racing Porsche of Leo Hindery/Peter Baron is in third, with Baron carrying the load for the first two hours.
AUDI PETIT LE MANS GT Top Ten -- Two hours Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
1. #23, Lucas Luhr, Monaco; Sascha Maassen, Aachen, Germany; Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche Xybernaut Mobil 1 Michelin Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 71 laps
2. #98, Stephane Ortelli, Monaco; Christophe Bouchut, Paris, France; Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 71 laps
3. #43, Leo Hindery, Hillsborough, CA; Peter Baron / San Mateo, CA; Orbit YES Network Michelin Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 71 laps
4. #35, Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, GA; Ralf Kelleners, Duesseldorf, Germany; Risi Competition Ferrari Modena 360, 71 laps
5. #31, Michael Petersen, Las Vegas, NV; Randy Pobst, Atlanta, GA; Johnny Mowlem, London, England; Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 70 laps
6. #22, Timo Bernhard, Miesau, Germany; Jorg Bergmeister, Langenfeld, Germany; Marc Lieb/Germany, Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche Xybernaut Mobil 1 Michelin Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 70 laps
7. #40, Carlos de Quesada, Miami, FL; Scooter Gable, Tampa, FL , Boris Said, Carlsbad, CA; Alegra Motorsports, BMW M3, 70 laps
8. #29, Bart Hayden, Carlton, England; Richard Dean, Yorkshire, England; Jurgen Von Gartzen, Germany; Sebah Automotive Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 69 laps
9. #60, Robin Liddell, Northampton, England; Philipp Peter, Austria; Joe Foster, Lawrenceville, GA; P.K. Sport Porsche 911 GT3 RS, 68 laps
10. #66, Kevin Buckler, Sonoma, CA; Brian Cunningham / Danville, KY; The Racers Group Mail2Web.com Adobe Road Winery Rennlist.com / Brackenridge Racing,Porsche 911 GT3 RS,
#79, Justin Jackson, Buford, GA; Mike Fitzgerald, Phoenix, AZ; David Murry, Atlanta, GA J3 Racing, J3 Motorsport, Inc., Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Retired (engine)
#61, Steve Donovan, Nottingham, England; Gavin Pickering, England; Piers Masarati; P.K, Sport Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Retired (crash)