ALMS: Potential Petit Le mans Entry List

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by rabbitl1, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. On the LMS broadcast today, Hindy mentioned something about Penske running a 3rd RS Spyder for Petit (presumably to bolster the #7 car's championship lead which has fallen from 24 points to just 4 going into Petit).
     
  2. Well, I'm sure they've got the money to do it....at least for one race anyway.
     
  3. They own 4 chassis, so it's not really a big deal at all. He'll just use the crew from one of the Indy Cars or something, and it should be a relatively easy operation to add.
     
  4. Here's a few more bits of Petit news:

    The Andretti-Green Acura will be driven by Franck Montagny, Marco Andretti, and Tony Kanaan at Petit Le MAans.

    Intersport Racing has now officially purchased the ex-Charouz LMP1 Lola B07/17 Judd to replace the Lola they destroyed at Mosport and will have it in time for Petit. Intersport now has one of the fastest petrol powered LMP1s in the world. If only they could get Michelins...
     
  5. The entry list should be coming out later today, or early next week, and here's more or less what we can likely expect:

    LMP1
    1 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - TBA/TBA
    2 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - Luhr/Werner
    07 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Gene/Minassian/Klein
    08 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Lamy/Sarrazin/Wurz
    10 - Eco Racing Radical SR10 AER - Collins/Wright/Toivonen
    12 - Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER - McMurray/Willman/Burgess
    30 - Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER - Lewis/TBA/TBA
    37 - Intersport Racing Lola B07/17 Judd - Field/Field/Berry
    48 - Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S - Jeanette/Mowlem/Biela
    XX - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Campbell-Walter/Ortiz/Hall
    XX - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Halliday/Simpson
    XX - Zytek Engineering Zytek 07S - TBA/TBA/TBA (possibly run by Cytosport)

    LMP2
    X - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - TBA/TBA/TBA (May infact be the Van Merksteijn Porsche from Europe)
    6 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Long/Maassen/TBA
    7 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Berhard/Dumas/TBA
    8 - BK Motorsports Lola B08/80 Mazda - Bonilla/Devlin/Matos
    9 - Patron Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01B - Brabham/Sharp/Johansson
    15 - Lowes Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01B - Diaz/Fernandez/Jourdain Jr.
    16 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Dyson/Smith
    20 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Leitzinger/Franchitti/TBA
    26 - Andretti-Green Racing Acura ARX-01B - Montagny/TBA/TBA
    32 - Barazi Epsilon Zytek 07S/2 - Barazi/Vergers/Rees
    33 - Team Sebah Speedy Racing Lola B08/80 Judd - Pompidou/Zacchia/Belicchi
    44 - Kruse-Schiller Motorsport Lola B07/46 Mazda - Pourteles/Noda/TBA
    66 - de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01B - de Ferran/Pagenaud/Dixon

    GT1
    3 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - O'Connell/Magnussen/Fellows
    4 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - Beretta/Gavin/Papis
    008 - Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 - Borcheller/Ducote/TBA

    GT2
    5 - VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - TBA/TBA/TBA
    11 - Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Competition Coupe - Feinberg/Hall/TBA
    18 - VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - TBA/TBA/TBA
    21 - Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GTLM - Milner/Sutherland/TBA
    28 - LG Motorsports/Riley Engineering Corvette C6 - Giglotti/TBA/TBA
    40 - Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Robertson/Robertson/Murray
    44 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Law/Nieman/Pechnik
    45 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Bergmeister/Henzler/TBA
    46 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - van Overbeek/Pilet/TBA
    54 - Black Swan Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Pappas/Lazarro/TBA
    61 - Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT - Krohn/Jonsson/TBA
    62 - Risi Competizione Ferrrai 430 GT - Melo/Salo
    71 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Farnbacher/Mueller
    73 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Tafel/Figge/TBA
    87 - Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Werner/Westbrook/Miller
    99 - JMB Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Aucott/Ferte/Daoudi
    007 - Drayson-Barwell Motorsports Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 - Cocker/Drayson/Turner
    ____________________________

    LMP1: 12
    LMP2: 13
    GT1: 3
    GT2: 17

    Total: 45
     
  6. Penske Racing announced today that it will enter a 3rd RS Spyder in this year's Petit Le Mans to attempt to hold off the surging Patron Highcroft Acura.

    The cars will be broken up like so:

    #5 - Ryan Briscoe/Helio Castroneves
    #6 - Pat Long/Sascha Maassen
    #7 - Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas
    And Emanuelle Collard will be entered to drive for all 3 cars if he's needed.
     
  7. LMP1
    1 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - TBA/TBA
    2 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - Luhr/Werner
    10 - Eco Racing Radical SR10 AER - Collins/Wright/Toivonen
    12 - Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER - McMurray/Willman/Burgess
    30 - Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER - Lewis/TBA/TBA
    37 - Intersport Racing Lola B07/17 Judd - Field/Field/Berry
    48 - Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S - Jeanette/Mowlem/Biela
    50 - Team LNT Zytek 07S - Watts/TBA/TBA
    88 - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Campbell-Walter/TBA/TBA
    07 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Gene/Minassian/Klein
    08 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Lamy/Sarrazin/Wurz
    888 - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Halliday/Simpson/TBA

    LMP2
    5 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Briscoe/Castroneves/Collard
    6 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Long/Maassen/Collard
    7 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Berhard/Dumas/Collard
    8 - BK Motorsports Lola B08/80 Mazda - Bonilla/Devlin/Matos
    9 - Patron Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01B - Brabham/Sharp/Johansson
    15 - Lowes Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01B - Diaz/Fernandez/Jourdain Jr.
    16 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Dyson/Smith
    20 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Leitzinger/Franchitti/Lally
    26 - Andretti-Green Racing Acura ARX-01B - Montagny/Andretti/Kanaan
    32 - Barazi Epsilon Zytek 07S/2 - Barazi/Vergers/Rees
    33 - Team Sebah Speedy Racing Lola B08/80 Judd - Pompidou/Zacchia/Belicchi
    44 - Kruse-Schiller Motorsport Lola B07/46 Mazda - Pourteles/Noda/TBA
    66 - de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01B - de Ferran/Pagenaud/Dixon

    GT1
    3 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - O'Connell/Magnussen/Fellows
    4 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - Beretta/Gavin/Papis
    008 - Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 - Borcheller/Ducote/TBA

    GT2
    11 - Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Competition Coupe - Feinberg/Hall/TBA
    17 - VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - TBA/TBA/TBA
    18 - VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - N. Pastorelli/F. Pastorelli/Basseng
    21 - Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GTLM - Milner/Sutherland/Hand
    28 - LG Motorsports/Riley Engineering Corvette C6 - Giglotti/TBA/TBA
    40 - Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Robertson/Robertson/Murray
    44 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Law/Nieman/Pechnik
    45 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Bergmeister/Henzler/TBA
    46 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - van Overbeek/Pilet/TBA
    54 - Black Swan Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Pappas/Lazarro/TBA
    61 - Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT - Krohn/Jonsson/Van de Poele
    62 - Risi Competizione Ferrrai 430 GT - Melo/Salo
    71 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Farnbacher/Mueller
    73 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Tafel/Figge/TBA
    87 - Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Werner/Westbrook/Miller
    99 - JMB Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Aucott/Ferte/Daoudi
    007 - Drayson-Barwell Motorsports Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 - Cocker/Drayson/Turner
     
  8. Lets go Corsa, lets go!
     
  9. #59 rabbitl1, Sep 16, 2008
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    Multiple versions of the official entry list came out today and while it's by far the best entry of the year, I'm left yearning for more.

    Due to a big crash in the final LMS race, Peugeot may end up bringing just 1 car over (which is a BIG mistake if you ask me. This will by far be the hardest, most competitive sports car race of the year, moreso than Le Mans or Sebring, so coming with just 1 car against 2 Audis, 5 Porsches, and 4 Acuras will make victory that much more challenging). It may just be a typo on the list though...

    I've also been told the KSM Lola Mazda and Speedy Lola Judd will not be entering. The Barazi Epsilion Zytek is still expected to be added though.

    So figure 40-42 cars for Petit

    http://www.americanlemans.com/Events/PetitLeManspoweredbytheTotallynewMAZDAi6i/2008/Entry.pdf

    LMP1
    1 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - TBA/TBA
    2 - Audi Sport North America Audi R10 - Luhr/Werner
    10 - Eco Racing Radical SR10 AER - Collins/Wright/Toivonen
    12 - Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER - McMurray/Willman/Burgess
    30 - Intersport Racing Lola B06/10 AER - Lewis/TBA/TBA
    37 - Intersport Racing Lola B07/17 Judd - Field/Field/Berry
    48 - Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S - Jeanette/Mowlem/Biela
    50 - Team LNT Zytek 07S - Watts/TBA/TBA
    88 - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Campbell-Walter/TBA/TBA
    07 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Gene/Minassian/Klein
    08 - Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDI *** - Lamy/Sarrazin/Wurz
    888 - Creation/AIM Creation CA07 Judd - Halliday/Simpson/TBA

    LMP2
    5 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Briscoe/Castroneves/Collard
    6 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Long/Maassen/Collard
    7 - Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Berhard/Dumas/Collard
    8 - BK Motorsports Lola B08/80 Mazda - Bonilla/Devlin/Matos
    9 - Patron Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01B - Brabham/Sharp/D. Franchitti
    15 - Lowes Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01B - Diaz/Fernandez/Jourdain Jr.
    16 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Dyson/Smith
    20 - Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder - Leitzinger/M. Franchitti/Lally
    26 - Andretti-Green Racing Acura ARX-01B - Montagny/Andretti/Kanaan
    32 - Barazi Epsilon Zytek 07S/2 - Barazi/Vergers/Rees
    66 - de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01B - de Ferran/Pagenaud/Dixon

    GT1
    3 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - O'Connell/Magnussen/Fellows
    4 - Corvette Racing Corvette C6.R - Beretta/Gavin/Papis
    008 - Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 - Borcheller/Ducote/TBA

    GT2
    11 - Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Competition Coupe - Feinberg/Hall/TBA
    18 - VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - N. Pastorelli/F. Pastorelli/Basseng
    21 - Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GTLM - Milner/Sutherland/Hand
    28 - LG Motorsports/Riley Engineering Corvette C6 - Giglotti/TBA/TBA
    40 - Robertson Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Robertson/Robertson/Murray
    44 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Law/Nieman/Pechnik
    45 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Bergmeister/Henzler/TBA
    46 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - van Overbeek/Pilet/TBA
    54 - Black Swan Racing Doran Ford GT-R - Pappas/Lazarro/TBA
    61 - Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT - Krohn/Jonsson/Van de Poele
    62 - Risi Competizione Ferrrai 430 GT - Melo/Salo
    71 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Farnbacher/Mueller
    73 - Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Tafel/Figge/Ehret
    87 - Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR - Werner/Miller/Hardt
    99 - JMB Racing Ferrari 430 GT - Aucott/Ferte/Daoudi
    007 - Drayson-Barwell Motorsports Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 - Cocker/Drayson/Turner
     
  10. Here's a nice suprise... Dario Franchitti will be the 3rd driver of the Patron Highcroft Acura. Feel kinda bad that Stefan Johansson is out of a drive though.
     
  11. GT1 is just useless.
     
  12. We all know this. No further commentary is necissary.
     
  13. I can't wait! Hey Rabbit, do you go to Petit?
     
  14. Nope. I want to, but I live too far away. I'll be at Laguna Seca though.
     
  15. Hey Gunman are you going to be at Petit?
     
  16. I see that Peugeot #08 has been removed from the list.
     
  17. Yep, only 1 Peugoet since Peugeot is in general just not that prepared to race at this level.

    They built 5 chassis, destroyed 2, turned one into the hybrid mule, and I think one has just been cannibalized for parts, so they've only got 1 full race car left...
     
  18. I don't think so.

    fyi, the drivers for the LG car will be:
    Lou Gigilotti, Marc Goossens, and Tomy Drissi
     
  19. Yea, I've already got that updated in the stickied PLM thread. I'm no longer updating this one.

    Any chance you could let us in on what the "Art-Car" livery will be? I'm assuming it'll be mostly Drissi promoting some movie?
     
  20. Perhaps another time.

    These next two weeks are going to be busy. First Mid Ohio for some testing and then we are off to Jersey for a double header race weekend. Monday we start making our way south to Georgia for the Petit.

    When I get back home I am sleeping for a week.

     
  21. Do you work for Riley as well?
     
  22. I have not seen the car, since it's being prepped at LG's shop. From the press release, I sounds like it's still black, with flames, and the movie is “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

    Can't tell you anything more than that, since that's all I know.
     
  23. Yea, that's what I'm hearing now. I'd originally heard it'd have an "art-car" livery, but I'm happy to have the flames back. If you can find out, try to see if Lou is planning on doing Laguna Seca as well?
     
  24. No, VW Motorsports, through Arciero/Miller.

     
  25. I see the Radical SR10/AER has been scratched off the entry list as well.
     

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