Monterey, Calif. – May 12 – Armed with a new aerodynamic package for Round #3 of the 2012 American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a six-hour endure. the four Porsche 911 GT3 RSR entries improved their performance, but bad luck near the end of the race prevented them from improving their final finishing positions. Read more
A gripping finale in the American Le Mans Series event at Road Atlanta combines the drama of Porsche customers battling for three of the four class championships, and a special treat – the first race in the USA for the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid racing laboratory. Read more
Chicago, IL As part of its annual press conference at Le Mans on Thursday, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest unveiled the 55 entries and 10 reserves for this year’s twice-around-the-clock June classic. Led by a continued strong factory contingent of manufacturers with Peugeot, Audi and Aston Martin in the premier LMP1 ranks, three automakers – BMW, Jaguar and Ford – make their return to Circuit de La Sarthe in the production-based categories.
Peugeot and Audi will again square off with three cars each in the twice-around-the-clock French marathon.
Defending Le Mans winners Team Peugeot Total lead the way with three Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs, while Audi Sport Team Joest return with a trio of Audi R15 ‘Plus’ TDIs. Aston Martin Racing is again represented but with two Lola-Aston Martins instead of the three entered last year. Team ORECA Matmut gains two entries – one being the customer Peugeot 908 and the other for its AIM-powered ORECA 01.