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Looks for something new in ALMS? How about a non-Audi Victory?

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At Grand Prix of Portland, this became a reality as the Panoz LMP-1 of Brabham and Magnussen took the pole, on route to a overall win in the ALMS win. The Panoz fought hard with the No.1 Audi of Capello and Kristenson in the first half of the race, until the Audi developed a rare mechanical problem and dropped back. This secures the win for the Panoz. This is the first non-Audi win since the July of 2000 when the ALMS visited Nurburgring. After that Race, Audi won 11 consecutive ALMS race, on top of that, they also scored the 1-2 at Le Mans this year.

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i'm probably gonna go to that Laguna Seca ALMS race, i was supposed to go to the Sears Point one but tickets were so fucking expensive.

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It's about damn time I say.

 

What do you credit this too Racing Maniac? Might the Audi's just not have hit their setup this weekend? Hard to imagine. Or is there some new development in the LMP-1 that makes it faster?

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Not to take any credit away from Panoz, they ran a perfect race. Perfect strategy, perfect driving, and perfect setup. According to the commentator, the LMP-1(or LMP-1R, as it is designated now), has a improved front suspension and a slightly revised front end. The thing is, though, Audi ran a poor race. Their pit strategy is flawed(when the track is clearly better suited for fresh rubber, they opted for double stint the tire), and then you add on top of their problem(gearbox electronic). No wonder they losted it.

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Chrysler Oreca team does not participate the ALMS rounds full time. They will only compete in the major races this year. I think they'll go to the Petit Le Mans. In GTS class, Saleen blown the motor, so the victory went to the Corvette C5-R of Ron Fellows/Johnny O'connell. One thing to note about the current C5-R situation, the Fellows car has a new rear transaxle instead of a seperate gearbox up front, and a diff in the rear. And the new transaxle is a 6 speed unit as opposed to the old 5 speed. This new configuration was for lowering the car's weight to the 1150kg GTS class limit. Andy Pilgrim's C5-R though, is still running the older configuration. And their car is still heavier.

 

In GT, the BMW V8 M3 GTR of PTG won, driven by Boris Said and Hans Stuck. with the Alex Job Porsche 2nd. Interestingly, in qualifying, the M3 GTR qualify just 1 sec slower than the C5-R Pole sitting car in GTS.

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