2000 American Le Mans Series season

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2000 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2000 American Le Mans Series season was the second season for the IMSA American Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into 3 classes: LMP, GTS, and GT. It began March 18, 2000 and ended December 31, 2000 after 12 races.

This season was the only time that the ALMS held races outside of North America, with two events held in Europe and one in Australia. These events helped with the creation of the 2001 European Le Mans Series season, although it was short lived. An Asian Le Mans Series was also discussed but not developed.

Schedule[edit]

The 2000 schedule greatly expanded from the previous season, adding not only three races outside North America, but an additional North American round as well. Silverstone Circuit and the Nürburgring were scheduled before and after the 24 Hours of Le Mans, while the Race of a Thousand Years in Australia was held long after the North American season ended. Road courses at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway replaced the previous year's Grand Prix of Atlanta at Road Atlanta.

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 United States Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 18
2 United States Grand Prix of Charlotte 2 Hours 45 Minutes Charlotte Motor Speedway April 1
3 United Kingdom Silverstone 500 USA Challenge 500 Kilometers Silverstone Circuit May 13
4 Germany Bitburger/AvD 1000 km of Nürburgring 1000 Kilometers Nürburgring July 9
5 United States Grand Prix of Sonoma 2 Hours 45 Minutes Sears Point Raceway July 23
6 Canada globemegawheels.com Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport Park August 6
7 United States Grand Prix of Texas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Texas Motor Speedway September 2
8 United States Decision Point Applications Rose City Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Portland International Raceway September 10
9 United States Petit Le Mans presented by Audi 1000 Miles or 10 Hours Road Atlanta September 30
10 United States Globalcenter Monterey Sports Car Championships 2 Hours 45 Minutes Laguna Seca Raceway October 15
11 United States Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Las Vegas Motor Speedway October 29
12 Australia Race of a Thousand Years 1000 Kilometers Adelaide Street Circuit December 31

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring Germany #78 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
Germany Frank Biela
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Lucas Luhr
2 Charlotte Germany #42 BMW Motorsport France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
3 Silverstone Germany #42 BMW Motorsport France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
4 Nürburgring United States #1 Panoz Motor Sports France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Belgium Marc Duez
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Lucas Luhr
5 Sears Point Germany #77 Audi Sport North America France #92 Viper Team Oreca United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United States David Donohue
United States Tommy Archer
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Lucas Luhr
6 Mosport Germany #77 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
United States Randy Pobst
Belgium Bruno Lambert
7 Texas Germany #78 Audi Sport North America United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Andy Pilgrim
United States Randy Pobst
Belgium Bruno Lambert
8 Portland Germany #77 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
9 Road Atlanta Germany #77 Audi Sport North America United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Italy Michele Alboreto
United States Kelly Collins
United States Andy Pilgrim
France Franck Fréon
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
10 Laguna Seca Germany #77 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #7 PTG Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
United States Boris Said
11 Las Vegas Germany #78 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #51 Dick Barbour Racing Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Bob Wollek
Germany Sascha Maassen
12 Adelaide Germany #77 Audi Sport North America France #91 Viper Team Oreca United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Results
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
France Dominique Dupuy
Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Lucas Luhr

Teams Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the finishers in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exceptions being for the 12 Hours of Sebring, 1000 km of Nurburgring, Petit Le Mans, and Race of a Thousand Years which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Points were only awarded for the best 10 finishes in the 12 race season. Points won but not counted towards the season championship are listed in italics.

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP Standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1 Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8R
Audi R8
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
30
14

19


24

25

25

25

25

30

25

25

30
264
2 Germany BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 24 25 25 26 19 21 17 19 20 19 21 219
3 United States Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8 18 21 21 30 15 15 19 21 24 11 11 24 208
4 Italy Team Rafanelli SRL Lola B2K/10 Judd (Rafanelli) GV4 4.0 L V10 10 19 11 9 11 13 15 9 17 22 136
5 United States Johansson-Matthews Racing Reynard 2KQ
Reynard 2KQ-LM
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 11


7

13

13

17

13

15

11

15

15
136
6 United States Intersport Racing Lola B98/10
Lola B2K/10
Ford 5.1 L V8
Judd GV4 4.0 L V8
17


14

12

11

14

14

12
130
7 France Motorola-DAMS Cadillac Northstar LMP Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8 15 14 20 19 19 87
8 United States Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8 19 12 18 13 62
9 Germany Konrad Motorsport Lola B2K/10 Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8 12 11 9 26 58
10 Germany Pole Team Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 13 6 12 31
11 United States Champion Racing Lola B2K/10 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 16 11 27
12 United States Martin Snow Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 12 13 25
13 United States Doran/Lista Racing Ferrari 333 SP Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 20 20
14 France Racing Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0 L Turbo I4 19 19
15 Monaco GLV Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 18 18
16 France PiR Competition Debora LMP299 BMW 3.0 L I6 15 15
17 Canada Multimatic Competition Lola B98/10 Ford Cosworth XD 2.6 L Turbo V8 14 14
18 France Pescarolo Sport Courage C52 Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6 13 13
19 France SMG Competition Courage C60 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 12 12
20= Germany Kremer Racing Lola B98/K2000 Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8 10 10
20= Italy Conrero Riley & Scott Mk III Ford Cosworth 4.0 L V8 10 10
22 United States KnightHawk Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 8 8
23 United States Phillips Motorsports Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0 L V6 7 7

GTS Standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1 France Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 30 25 25 30 25 25 21 25 26 25 25 30 266
2 United States Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 18 21 13 24 19 17 17 19 19 17 184
3 United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0 L V8 20 21 25 30 21 19 136
4 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 14 26 18 15 15 24 112
5 Germany Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 22 17 19 58
6= Germany Proton Competition Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 22 22
6= United States Intersport Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 22 22
8 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 19 19
9 United States DonMcGill.com Porsche Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 17 17
10 United States Patriot Motorsports Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 16 16
11 United Kingdom BVB Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 15 15
12 United States Saleen/Allen Speedlab Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0 L V8 14 14
13= Canada Multimatic Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 13
13= Netherlands Carsport Holland Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 13 13

GT Standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 R11 R12 Total
1 United States Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 30 25 25 30 25 19 21 25 30 10 25 30 266
2 United States Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 19 21 20 17 25 25 19 26 21 12 205
3 United States Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2 L I6 21 14 22 19 21 14 21 16 25 19 24 202
4 Australia Skea Racing International Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 26 15 13 26 10 13 15 15 11 11 15 17 166
5 United States Michael Colucci Racing (MCR) Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 18 13 19 24 15 17 9 10 17 14 5 151
6 United States White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 12 14 13 11 14 15 17 11 18 125
7 United States The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 12 12 13 13 12 13 20 112
8 Canada Kyser Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 8 16 6 10 14 13 9 15 91
9 Germany Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 9 18 11 9 20 15 6 88
10 Germany RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 22 11 33
11 Switzerland Team LR Organization Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 20 12 32
12 United States Orbit Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 18 9 27
13 United States Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 24 24
14 United States G & W Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 22 22
15 Switzerland Haberthur Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 19 19
16 United States Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 15 15
17 France Noël del Bello Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 13 13

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