It’s on to Baltimore for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n and the final street race of the 2011 season. The inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix is the seventh round of this year’s championship and the 19th street circuit race in ALMS history.
There have been eight previous street races in the American Le Mans Series, dating back to the Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, Australia in 2000. The mid-Atlantic offers familiar surroundings to the Series, which raced at RFK Stadium in Washington DC during the 2002 season.
Corvette Racing’s Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin are the most successful ALMS drivers on street circuits. They each have seven victories, followed by Paul Miller Racing’s Sascha Maassen with six. No one has had more pole positions on street circuits than Beretta with five, and Gavin has six fastest race laps.
As far as recent performances, CORE autosport’s Gunnar Jeannette has won two straight street races in ALMS – Long Beach in 2010 and 2011 in LMP Challenge.
The Baltimore Grand Prix is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 3. The race will air on ABC, Sunday, Sept. 4 at 4 p.m. (ET) and be shown live in the U.S. on ESPN3.com or americanlemans.com outside the U.S. Live coverage also will be available on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada and MotorsTV in Europe. Ticket and schedule information is available on the ALMS schedule page.
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