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IMSA Point Standings
After Austin
Prototype Drivers
Pos Drivers Total
1 Jordan Taylor 226
1 Ricky Taylor 226
2 Christian Fittipaldi 207
2 Joao Barbosa 207
3 Misha Goikhberg 200
3 Stephen Simpson 200
4 Dane Cameron 199
4 Eric Curran 199
5 Ryan Dalziel 183
5 Scott Sharp 183
6 Tristan Nunez 181
6 Jonathan Bomarito 181
7 Tom Long 168
7 Joel Miller 168
8 Johannes Van Overbeek 162
9 Renger Van Der Zande 148
9 Marc Goossens 148
10 Ed Brown 117

PC
1 Patricio O'ward 216
1 James French 216
2 Don Yount 182
3 Buddy Rice 120
4 Kyle Masson 108
5 Gustavo Yacaman 89
6 Nicholas Boulle 68
7 Garett Grist 62
8 Ryan Lewis 62
9 Sean Rayhall 60
10 Daniel Burkett 60

GTLM
1 Jan Magnussen 182
1 Antonio Garcia 182
2 Alexander Sims 179
2 Bill Auberlen 179
3 Joey Hand 172
3 Dirk Mueller 172
4 Richard Westbrook 169
4 Ryan Briscoe 169
5 Dirk Werner 159
5 Patrick Pilet 159
6 Oliver Gavin 151
6 Tommy Milner 151
7 John Edwards 151
7 Martin Tomczyk 151
8 Laurens Vanthoor 151
9 Giancarlo Fisichella 104
9 Toni Vilander 104
10 Kevin Estre 78

GTD
1 Christina Nielsen 203
1 Alessandro Balzan 203
2 Jeroen Bleekemolen 195
2 Ben Keating 195
3 Andy Lally 179
3 Katherine Legge 179
4 Jens Klingmann 168
5 Lawson Aschenbach 166
5 Andrew Davis 166
6 Madison Snow 165
6 Bryan Sellers 165
7 Daniel Morad 162
8 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 152
8 Jeff Segal 152
9 Patrick Lindsey 150
10 Cooper Macneil 147

Prototype Teams
Rank Teams Total
1 #10 Konica Minolta Cadillac 226
2 #5 Mustang Sampling Racing 207
3 #85 Jdc-Miller Motorsports 200
4 #31 Whelen Engineering 199
5 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 183

PC
1 #38 Performance Tech 216
2 #26 Bar1 Motorsports 185
3 #20 Bar1 Motorsports 182
4 #8 Starworks Motorsports 58
5 #88 Starworks Motorsport 28

GTLM
1 #3 Corvette Racing 182
2 #25 BMW Team Rll 179
3 #66 Ford Chip Ganassi 172
4 #67 Ford Chip Ganassi 169
5 #911 Porsche Gt Team 159
6 #4 Corvette Racing 151
7 #24 BMW Team Rll 151
8 #912 Porsche Gt Team 151
9 #62 Risi Competizione 104
10 #68 Ford Chip Ganassi Uk 50

GTD
1 #63 Scuderia Corsa 203
2 #33 Riley Motorsports - AMG 195
3 #93 M. Shank W/ Curb-Aga 179
4 #96 Turner Motorsport 168
5 #57 Stevenson Motorsports 166
Aston Martin tops Tuesday test times in Sebring

ALMS
Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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They were fast....until they crashed
Aston Martin Racing ended the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n’s annual Winter Test at the top of the time sheets but with a lot of work to do for the 2010 season opener. The factory Aston Martin-powered Lola B09/60 set the fastest time Tuesday with a lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) at Sebring International Raceway.

Adrian Fernandez, Chris Buncombe and Harold Primat will drive the Lola-Aston Martin coupe at the season-opening 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Already heavy work has started for the team after the crashed in the afternoon session at Turn 1 hard into the wall.

Primat was transported to a local hospital for observation but released later in the evening.

Intersport Racing’s Lola B06/10-AER of Jon and Clint Field sat second with a 1:47.925 (123.419 mph) pass around the 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit, not far off the pace of the Aston Martin team. Intersport’s best time came in the afternoon session.

Patr¢n Highcroft Racing
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing was the next quickest entry and first in LMP2 with its HPD ARX-01c. The car – driven by David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud and Marino Franchitti – set a best time of 1:48.153 (123.159 mph) in the morning session. Patr¢n Highcroft won the LMP1 championship last year and is running an updated version of the LMP2 car it fielded in 2008 and won four times in class – once overall.

Less than 0.4 seconds back was Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe of Chris Dyson and Guy Smith. The team is continuing its tire development program with new technical partner Dunlop. The car’s best time was a 1:48.496 (122.770 mph) in the morning session.

Muscle Milk Team Cytosport and its Porsche RS Spyder sat third in P2 with a lap of 1:49.318 (121.846 mph) in the morning. Team owner Greg Pickett and Klaus Graf did the bulk of the time in the car over the two days with Sascha Maassen on hand as well.

In GT2, Risi Competizione’s Ferrari F430 GT was quickest in both of Tuesday’s sessions. The car of Jaime Melo and Gianmaria Bruni set a best lap of 2:02.559 (108.682 mph) in the morning. Risi is the two-time and reigning class winner at Le Mans and hasn’t lost an endurance race since the Sebring race in 2008.

A pair of Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs were close behind. The entry of Darren Law and Seth Neiman sat second with a lap of 2:02.929 (108.355 mph). Porsche factory drivers Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, last year’s GT2 class champions, were third at 2:03.021 (108.274 mph).

All total, the eight fastest cars Tuesday were within one second of each other.

The Sebring test also marked the debut of the Le Mans Prototype Challenge class and the ORECA FLM09. Genoa Racing’s Larry Connor was credited with the fastest lap in class, a 1:56.753 (114.087 mph). He was less than 0.2 seconds quicker than Green Earth Team Gunnar’s entry of Gunnar Jeannette, Christian Zugel and Elton Julian.

Level 5 Motorsports was fifth in class with a lap of 1:57.054 (113.794 mph) with Scott Tucker and Christophe Bouchut driving.

In the GT Challenge class for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entries, Rob Walton went quickest for Kelly Moss Racing. His lap of 2:07.795 (104.229 mph) gave him a slim, near half-second advantage over Darrell Carlisle in another Kelly Moss entry. GMG Racing’s Brent Holden was third in class at 2:08.412 (103.729 mph).

Joel Feinberg, Primetime Race Group
ORECA FLM09 (LMPC)
“We came here with not many expectations – just wanting to shake down the car a bit, get to know it and try some setup stuff. There were a lot of things we wanted to see if work and turns out it did. There are a lot of ins and outs with the car that will take some fine tuning to figure out but we had good pace. But we’re on a good track and on pace with the other cars. It was great to drive with my new teammate (Kyle Marcelli). We raced against each other last year so this year being teamed up is pretty cool. I think we’ll work really well together as a strong driver combo.”

Wolf Henzler, Team Falken Tire
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2)
“I’m new to the team this year and the team is new in itself. I’m happy to be with them and back in the American Le Mans Series. We’re trying to put things together to make progress with the Falken Tires which are new to the Porsche. Our goal is continue the development from last year on every year. Hopefully by the end of the season.

“We will do another two days (of testing at Sebring). There is a lot of work to do since everything is new – the tires, the team, the car. For sure we need to test and find out what we need, what the tires need and what the car needs. We need the two extra days for this. We are seeing in what direction we need to go for the first race.”

David Brabham, Patr¢n Highcroft Racing
HPD ARX-01c (LMP2)
“I feel like we had a good test. We’re getting back to the P2 car after the P1 (from 2009) so we’re relearning a lot about the car. But the P2 has always been a very reliable car. We learned a lot the last two days that will help us not only for Sebring but for the season as well. The P2 is different from the P1 in terms of tires and engine so we started with a clean sheet of paper again. The P2 is really good with turning and downforce so there is a lot to like about this. We now need a little time to go through the data we gathered on tires, engine, etc. But I think we leave here in reasonable shape.”

Brian Wong, Intersport Racing
ORECA FLM09 (LMPC)
“It’s a whole new car and a whole new track for me. And this is definitely a big step in my racing career, so I’m looking forward to it. This should be a good year. We’re struggling a little bit now but we’re getting it. It’s only a test, and it’s a new car to everyone so we’re trying to learn as much as we can. We’re looking forward to a good year.”

Andy Meyrick, Dyson Racing
Lola B09/86-Mazda MZR-R (LMP2)
“This is my first time racing outside of Europe and my first time at Sebring. The track is as bumpy as people say. My ‘dentures’ fell out every time I went around (Turn) 17! It is a very challenging circuit, especially the way it changes. The test has been a learning experience for me. That is why it is good to work with the Dysons, Lola and Mazda – you have the benefit of their resources and heritage and history.”

The American Le Mans Series will open its 12th season with America’s greatest sports car race, the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida from March 17-20. The green flag will fall at 10:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 with live coverage on SPEED. Visit the American Le Mans Series' schedule page for ticket and accommodation information. Live Timing and Scoring, and American Le Mans Radio will be available on Racehub at americanlemans.com.

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