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Petit Le Mans

Petit Le Mans
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United SportsCar Championship
Venue Road Atlanta
Corporate sponsor Mazda
First race 1998
First ALMS race 1999
Distance Script error: No such module "convert". (1998-2013)
Laps 394
Duration 1,000.76 mi.
(1,610.57 km) or 10 hrs. (1998-2013)
10 hrs. (2014-Present)
Most wins (driver) Rinaldo Capello (5)
Most wins (team) Audi Sport North America (6)
Most wins (manufacturer) Audi (9)

The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. It uses the rules established for the 24 Hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete.

The race was founded by Road Atlanta owner Don Panoz and first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season. The 1999 edition was one of the original events of the American Le Mans Series. The 2010 and 2011 editions were also part of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, but the 2012 race for the brand-new World Endurance Championship was dropped in favour of Bahrain. This caused a lot of controversy after the calendar was published. In 2014 the race will be part of the inaugural Tudor United Sports Car Championship season.

From 1998 until 2013, Petit Le Mans covered a maximum of Script error: No such module "convert". (which is approximately 394 laps) or a maximum of 10 hours, whichever came first; only once, in the rain-stopped 2009 race, had the leading team failed to complete Script error: No such module "convert".. Since 2014, the duration is 10 hours, without distance limitations.[1][2] In addition to the overall race, teams of two or three drivers per car compete for class victories in different categories, divided into Le Mans prototypes and grand tourers. Class winners of this event receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, however in 2012 this was removed from the regulations.

Rinaldo Capello holds the record of most race wins, having won in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Overall winners

Year Drivers Team Chassis-Engine Championship(s)
1998 23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Wayne Taylor
23x15px Emmanuel Collard
23x15px Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP Professional SportsCar Racing Championship
1999 23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Éric Bernard
23x15px Andy Wallace
23x15px Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S-Ford American Le Mans Series
2000 23x15px Allan McNish
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Michele Alboreto
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
2001 23x15px Frank Biela
23x15px Emanuele Pirro
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
European Le Mans Series
2002 23x15px Tom Kristensen
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
2003 23x15px JJ Lehto
23x15px Johnny Herbert
23x15px ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
2004 23x15px Marco Werner
23x15px JJ Lehto
23x15px ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
2005 23x15px Frank Biela
23x15px Emanuele Pirro
23x15px ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 American Le Mans Series
2006 23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Allan McNish
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI American Le Mans Series
2007 23x15px Allan McNish
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI American Le Mans Series
2008 23x15px Allan McNish
23x15px Rinaldo Capello
23x15px Emanuele Pirro
23x15px Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI American Le Mans Series
2009 23x15px Franck Montagny
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
23x15px Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP American Le Mans Series
2010 23x15px Franck Montagny
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
23x15px Pedro Lamy
23x15px Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP American Le Mans Series
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
2011 23x15px Franck Montagny
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin
23x15px Alexander Wurz
23x15px Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 American Le Mans Series
Intercontinental Le Mans Cup
2012 23x16px Neel Jani
23x15px Nicolas Prost
23x15px Andrea Belicchi
23x16px Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60-Toyota American Le Mans Series
European Le Mans Series
2013 23x16px Neel Jani
23x15px Nicolas Prost
23x15px Nick Heidfeld
23x16px Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60-Toyota American Le Mans Series
2014 23x15px Jordan Taylor
23x15px Ricky Taylor
23x15px Max Angelelli
23x15px Wayne Taylor Racing Chevrolet Corvette DP United SportsCar Championship

Overall winners

Drivers

Rank Driver Wins Years
1 23x15px Rinaldo Capello 5 2000, 2002, 2006-2008
2 23x15px Allan McNish 4 2000, 2006-2008
3 23x15px Emanuele Pirro 3 2001, 2005, 2008
23x15px Franck Montagny 2009-2011
23x15px Stéphane Sarrazin 2009-2011
4 23x15px Frank Biela 2 2001, 2005
23x15px JJ Lehto 2003-2004

Makes

Rank Maker Wins Years
1 23x15px Audi 9 2000-2008
2 23x15px Peugeot 3 2009-2011
3 23x15px Lola 2 2012-2013
4 23x15px Ferrari 1 1998
23x15px Panoz 1999
23x15px Chevrolet 2014

See also

References

  1. ^ IMSA.com http://www.imsa.com/races/petit-le-mans-7?invalidate-cache=1408747848. Retrieved 2 October 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Dagys, John. Twitter.com https://twitter.com/sportscar365/status/514970994478690306. Retrieved 2 October 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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