2000 Silverstone 500 USA Challenge

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The 2000 Silverstone 500 USA Challenge was the third round of the 2000 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom, on May 13, 2000.

This event was the first American Le Mans Series race held outside of North America. It served as a precursor to the creation of the European Le Mans Series by gauging the willingness of European teams from the FIA Sportscar Championship and FIA GT Championship to participate in a series identical to the American Le Mans Series. This event also shared the weekend at Silverstone with an FIA GT round, with some GT teams running both events.

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP 42 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Jörg Müller
Finland JJ Lehto
BMW V12 LMR M 98
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
2 LMP 1 United States Panoz Motor Sports Australia David Brabham
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 98
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
3 LMP 77 Germany Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Audi R8R M 98
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
4 LMP 78 Germany Audi Sport North America Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8R M 97
Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8
5
DNF
LMP 2 United States Panoz Motor Sports United States Johnny O'Connell
Japan Hiroki Katou
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 97
Élan 6L8 6.0 L V8
6 LMP 31 France Motorola DAMS France Emmanuel Collard
France Éric Bernard
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 97
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
7 LMP 16 France Pescarolo Sport France Sébastien Bourdais
France Olivier Grouillard
France Emmanuel Clérico
Courage C52 M 94
Peugeot A32 3.2 L Turbo V6
8 GTS 91 France Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
Austria Karl Wendlinger
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 91
Dodge 8.0 L V10
9 GTS 92 France Viper Team Oreca United States David Donohue
United States Tommy Archer
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 90
Dodge 8.0 L V10
10 LMP 17 France SMG France Philippe Gache
South Africa Gary Formato
Courage C60 P 88
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
11 GTS 49 Germany Freisinger Motorsport France Stéphane Ortelli
Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
Porsche 911 GT2 D 88
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
12 LMP 0 Italy Team Rafanelli SRL Italy Mimmo Schiattarella
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Lola B2K/10 M 88
Judd (Rafanelli) GV4 4.0 L V10
13 GT 51 United States Dick Barbour Racing Germany Sascha Maassen
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 87
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
14 GTS 33 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
Germany Jürgen von Gartzen
Porsche 911 GT2 D 87
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
15 GT 23 United States Alex Job Racing United States Randy Pobst
Belgium Bruno Lambert
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 87
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
16 GT 21 United States MCR/Aspen Knolls United States Shane Lewis
United States Cort Wagner
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 86
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
17 GTS 44 United Kingdom BVB Motorsport United Kingdom Geoff Lister
United Kingdom Max Beaverbroock
Porsche 911 GT2 D 86
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
18 GT 5 United States Dick Barbour Racing Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Lucas Luhr
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 86
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
19 GTS 61 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport Switzerland Walter Brun
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 86
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
20 GT 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Mike Fitzgerald
United States Robert Nagel
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 86
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
21 GTS 08 United States Roock Motorsport North America United States Zak Brown
United States Vic Rice
Germany Hubert Haupt
Porsche 911 GT2 Y 86
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT 6 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Boris Said
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 Y 85
BMW 3.2 L I6
23 GTS 62 United Kingdom Chamberlain Motorsport Austria Horst Felbermayr, Jr.
Canada Michael Culver
Chrysler Viper GTS-R M 85
Chrysler 8.0 L V10
24 GT 70 Australia Skea Racing Kingston United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
United States David Murry
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 85
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
25 GT 41 Switzerland LR Organisation France Christophe Bouchut
France Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 84
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
26 LMP 20 Germany Kremer Racing United Kingdom Christian Vann
Germany Christian Gläsel
Lola B98/K2000 G 84
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
27 GT 07 Germany RWS Red Bull Motorsport Austria Dieter Quester
Austria Hans-Jörg Hofer
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 84
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
28
DNF
GT 10 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Peter Cunningham
United States Brian Cunningham
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
BMW M3 Y 82
BMW 3.2 L I6
29 GT 68 Germany Seikel Motorsport Belgium Michel Neugarten
Canada Tony Burgess
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 82
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
30 GT 69 Canada Kyser Racing Canada Kye Wankum
Canada Greg Doff
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 74
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
31
DNF
GT 71 Australia Skea Racing Kingston Australia Rohan Skea
United States Doc Bundy
Porsche 911 GT3-R P 62
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
32
DNF
LMP 43 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
France Jean-Marc Gounon
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW V12 LMR M 56
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
33
DNF
LMP 32 France Motorola DAMS France Christophe Tinseau
Belgium Marc Goossens
Cadillac Northstar LMP P 39
Cadillac Northstar 4.0 L Turbo V8
34
DNF
LMP 36 United States Johansson-Matthews Racing Sweden Stefan Johansson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Reynard 2KQ-LM Y 32
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
35
DNF
LMP 02 Germany Pole Team Germany Norman Simon
Germany Günther Blieninger
United States Mark Simo
Riley & Scott Mk III M 22
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
DNS LMP 24 United Kingdom Team Ascari Netherlands Klaas Zwart
Brazil Max Wilson
Ascari A410 P -
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #0 Team Rafanelli - 1:37.030
  • Fastest Lap - #0 Team Rafanelli - 1:39.748
  • Distance - 503.744 km
  • Average Speed - 172.607 km/h

References[edit]


American Le Mans Series
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2000 Grand Prix of Charlotte
2000 season Next race:
2000 1000 km of Nürburgring