EXTREME SPEED FERRARIS LATEST TO MOVE TO E85 Biofuel now powering 10 of 13 GT entries this weekend at Utah The alternative energy revolution continues in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Extreme Speed Motorsports became...
EXTREME SPEED FERRARIS LATEST TO MOVE TO E85
Biofuel now powering 10 of 13 GT entries this weekend at Utah
The alternative energy revolution continues in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Extreme Speed Motorsports became the latest team to switch to cellulosic E85R for the 2010 season; both its Ferrari F430 GTs will compete for the first time on the energy source at this weekend's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix.
Risi Competizione's two Ferraris also will compete for the first time on the biofuel this weekend.
"It's mostly a development by Ferrari to improve the performance of the cars," said Derek Granison, ESM's team manager. "And everyone in the paddock wants to go green as well. "We're still looking over the data from the test earlier this week and compiling information. Generally, it has shown to be improvement that needed to be made."
Ten of the 13 cars in the GT class will be powered by cellulosic E85 - Corvette Racing, BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team and Flying Lizard Motorsports (all two-car efforts) are the others; Drayson Racing, Autocon Motorsports and Intersport Racing are all on the biofuel from the prototype ranks. In addition, Dyson Racing's Mazda-powered Lola coupe uses isobutanol.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron is the unquestioned Global Leader of Green Racing. It allows automobile manufacturers to test and develop new technologies on the track that will be passed down to their road cars; certainly the use of alternative fuels and energies fits into that category. There are five approved fuels for Series competition - E10, cellulosic E85, clean diesel, isobutanol and hybrid technologies.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron field is ready to kick off the summer stint with the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The two-hour, 45-minute race will begin at 2:35 p.m. MT on Sunday, July 11, with coverage beginning on SPEED at 4:30 p.m. ET. Live radio coverage will be available on American Le Mans Radio presented by Porsche - a production of Radio Show Limited - as well as Sirius Channel 127 and XM Channel 242. Visit the Series' schedule page for ticket and accommodation information. Live Timing and Scoring, track schedule, entry list and much, much more will be available on Racehub at americanlemans.com.