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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
Third generation Andretti at LeMans next weekend

24 Hours of Le Mans
Friday, June 4, 2010

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Andretti tested for the Swiss Rebellion team at Paul Ricard earlier this year
23-year old Marco Andretti, grandson of famous multiple champion Mario Andretti, will participate in the 78th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which will start on Saturday, 12 June at 3 PM local time. Grandson Andretti’s father, Michael, as well as his uncle John Andretti, also ran in this ultimate endurance sports car race.

After finishing 3rd in last Sunday’s Indianapolis 500-mile race, the young Andretti is very motivated to race in Le Mans. “I love to race and when I was contacted by the Swiss Rebellion Racing team I thought,, ‘why not?’ I love those long stints even at night, therefore I immediately accepted the invitation,” said Andretti.

The Young IZOD IndyCar Series driver will join former colleagues Nicolas Prost (FRA) and Neel Jani (CH) in a Lola Rebellion Coupe (CH). “I met both Nicolas – son of former Formula One World Champion Alain Prost - and Neel while I was competing in the A1 Series two years ago and we became good friends. I am very excited to race at this famous track where my family was very successful.”

Mario Andretti had his first 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1966 and his eighth and final race in 2000. “I loved to race in this wonderful event but I am still a bit disappointed never having won it. When talking to my grandson, I fully supported the idea,” said Mario about his reaction.

Although the former Indianapolis 500 winner and 1978 Formula 1 World Champion never won at Le Mans, he did win the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 1972. The Andretti family is best known for their successes in open wheeler racing cars, however they also have a rich history in sports cars. On several occasions three family members ran together in long endurance sports car races. John Andretti, son of Mario’s twin brother Aldo, won the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 1989. “I wish I could race at Le Mans again, it is such an exciting race,” commented a rather jealous John.

It will not be Marco’s fist sports car race as he participated in several events in America including driving an Acura in the ALMS Series at Lime Rock and Sebring. “Earlier last month, I tested with the team at the Paul Ricard track near Le Castellet in southern France and I quickly adopted,” said Marco. “Even in the rain, I did some fast laps and we are all excited about the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans race. I know we have a slight disadvantage not driving a diesel engine LM1 class car like Peugeot and Audi, but a top five finish is realistic.”

Marco will not have any on-site support from his family as Mario will be attending the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix, held the same weekend. His father Michael, who owns Andretti Autosport for which Marco races in America, has conflicting commitments in America: “It is a good learning experience for my son. You learn so much during that race and also, Marco is the right age to do the 24 Hours of Le Mans. I am sorry I’m not able to attend.”

The 78th edition of this classic endurance race will start on Saturday, 12 June at 15.00. In addition to the LMP1 class, a close battle is also expected in both the GT classes. In the GT2 class German manufacturer BMW will be back for the first time in several years and will face strong competition from several Porsches, Ferraris and Chevrolet Corvettes.

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