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03/15/07
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Wallace says LMP2 competition stiff
Coming into 2007, Andy Wallace already had driven for some of the best manufacturers in sports car racing history: Audi, Bentley, Zytek, Creation, Jaguar, Toyota…the list goes on and on. This year he finally adds Porsche to his résumé as Dyson Racing embarks on the new season with a pair of Porsche RS Spyders.

“We’re very, very happy with the new Porsche,” said Wallace, who has been the fastest Dyson driver this week at Sebring. “It handles very well. You press the button and it starts the first time. Everything is great.”

So is the competition in the American Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class. In addition to Porsche RS Spyders from Dyson Racing and Penske Racing, Acura has three new prototypes on the grid and there also is a new Mazda-powered effort with B-K Motorsports’ Lola. So it naturally should make for a sterling race and season, Wallace said.

“I’m sure GT2 is quite strong but I think LMP2 is the strongest of all the classes,” he said. “If you look at prototypes as a whole, we have more prototypes this year than we had last year. But I think it’s quite exciting for the drivers and the fans because we have a great mixture of cars.”

The 2007 American Le Mans Series opens with the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17 at Sebring International Raceway. The green flag will fall shortly after 10 a.m. with SPEED providing live coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. The race also will be broadcast by American Le Mans Radio with IMSA Live Timing & Scoring available at americanlemans.com.

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