2001 American Le Mans Series season

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2001 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2001 American Le Mans Series season was the third 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 4 classes: LMP900, LMP675, GTS, and GT. It began March 4, 2001 and ended October 6, 2001 after 10 races.

This season shared events with the new European Le Mans Series, with two events being held in Europe.

Schedule[edit]

The schedule for the 2001 featured the only time in ALMS history that the opening event was not the 12 Hours of Sebring, instead being preceded by the Grand Prix of Texas. After Sebring, the two ELMS rounds at Donington Park and Jarama were optional for ALMS teams as the next North American event was not until after Le Mans. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was added to the schedule, replacing previous races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. This was the last season to feature events held on road courses at oval circuits.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 United States Leather Center Grand Prix of Texas Texas Motor Speedway March 4
2 United States Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway March 17
3 United Kingdom ELMS Race at Donington Park Donington Park April 14
4 Spain ELMS Race at Jarama Circuito Permanente Del Jarama May 20
5 United States X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma Sears Point Raceway July 22
6 United States Grand Prix of Portland Portland International Raceway August 5
7 Canada Gran Turismo 3 Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport August 19
8 United States Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio August 25
9 United StatesMonterey Sports Car Championships presented by Mazda Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 9
10 United States Audi presents Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta October 6

† - Joint event with ELMS.

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP900 Winning Team LMP675 Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP900 Winning Drivers LMP675 Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Texas Germany #1 Audi Sport North America None United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Lucas Luhr
2 Sebring Germany #1 Audi Sport North America None Germany #26 Konrad Team Saleen United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Italy Michele Alboreto
France Laurent Aïello
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Terry Borcheller
Austria Franz Konrad
Germany Sascha Maassen
Germany Lucas Luhr
France Emmanuel Collard
3 Donington Germany #1 Audi Sport Team Joest United Kingdom #21 Rowan Racing United Kingdom #41 Ray Mallock Ltd. United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Martin O'Connell
United Kingdom Warren Carway
Belgium Bruno Lambert
United Kingdom Ian McKellar Jr.
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
4 Jarama Germany #1 Audi Sport Team Joest United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Germany #23 Konrad Team Saleen Germany #42 Team Schnitzer Results
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Belgium Eric van de Poele
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Switzerland Toni Seiler
Switzerland Walter Brun
Austria Franz Konrad
Germany Dirk Müller
Sweden Fredrik Ekblom
5 Sears Point Germany #1 Audi Sport North America United States #57 Dick Barbour Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing Germany #42 BMW Motorsport Results
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Italy Rinaldo Capello
Canada John Graham
Venezuela Milka Duno
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
6 Portland United States #50 Panoz Motor Sports United States #57 Dick Barbour Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #6 PTG Results
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
Canada John Graham
Venezuela Milka Duno
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Germany Hans Joachim Stuck
United States Boris Said
7 Mosport Germany #2 Audi Sport North America United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing Germany #42 BMW Motorsport Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Belgium Bruno Lambert
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
8 Mid-Ohio United States #50 Panoz Motor Sports United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing Germany #42 BMW Motorsport Results
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
Belgium Bruno Lambert
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
9 Laguna Seca Germany #2 Audi Sport North America United States #5 Dick Barbour Racing Germany #26 Konrad Team Saleen Germany #42 BMW Motorsport Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Belgium Didier de Radigues
Venezuela Milka Duno
United States Terry Borcheller
Austria Franz Konrad
Finland J.J. Lehto
Germany Jörg Müller
10 Road Atlanta Germany #2 Audi Sport North America United States #57 Dick Barbour Racing United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #6 PTG Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Canada Scott Maxwell
Canada John Graham
Venezuela Milka Duno
United States Kelly Collins
United States Andy Pilgrim
France Franck Fréon
Germany Hans Joachim Stuck
United States Boris Said
United States Bill Auberlen

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 and Petit Le Mans which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Points were awarded in two separate ways. Only the best finish out of the two European rounds (3 and 4) was included. In addition to this, only the top eight finishes for the entire season were included. Points earned but not counting towards the team's total are listed in italics.

Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP900 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 25 30 25 25 25 21 25 21 25 30 206
2 United States Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP07
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S
Élan (Zytek) 4.0L V8
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
19

17

14

17

19


25

21

25

14

19
162
3 United States Champion Racing Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 17 24 17 19 14 15 21 24 151
4= United States Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP01 Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8 15 19 13 17 22 86
4= United Kingdom Johansson Motorsport Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 22 19 19 19 26 86
6 United States Intersport Racing Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 20 14 11 13 15 73
7 United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III C Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8 19 15 19 18 71
8 France Pescarolo Sport Courage C60 Peugeot A32 3.2L Turbo V6 18 17 35

LMP675 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 United States Dick Barbour Racing Reynard 01Q Judd GV675 3.4L V8 21 25 25 25 25 25 25 30 180
2 United States Roock-KnightHawk Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6 25 30 21 21 19 21 19 22 178
3 United States Archangel Motorsport Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 26 26
4 United States Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 20 20
5= United States Southern Comfort Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 19 19
5= France Racing Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 19 19

GTS standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 25 26 25 25 25 25 21 30 202
2 Germany Konrad Team Saleen Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 30 21 25 19 19 21 19 25 26 184
3 United States American Viperacing Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0L V10 21 22 17 21 17 17 17 24 156
4 United States Park Place Racing Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 22 22
5 Germany Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 19 19
6 United Kingdom Prodrive All-Stars Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 5.9L V12 18 18
7 United Kingdom Brookspeed Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 17 17

GT standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1 Germany BMW Motorsport BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2L I6
BMW 4.0L V8
15


24

10

25

25

19

25

25
25

26

194
2 United States Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 25 30 25 19 15 21 17 19 19 24 180
3 United States Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2L I6
BMW 4.0L V8
19

22


21

25

19

17

17

30
170
4 Germany Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 19 17 13 11 15 12 8 18 112
5 Canada Kyser Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 18 15 8 13 14 10 11 17 106
6 United States Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 17 14 14 10 15 15 19 104
7 United States Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 10 11 13 11 10 11 76
8 United States The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 13 13 39
9 United States Aspen Knolls/MCR Callaway C12-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 9 13 22
10 France Larbre Compétition Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 20 20
11 Germany Jürgen Alzen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 17 17
12= Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 16
12= United Kingdom Sebah Automotive Ltd. Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 16
14= United States Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 15 15
14= United States Orbit Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 15 15
16= United States Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 14 14
16= United States Gunnar Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 14 14
18= United States Trinkler Racing LLC Chevrolet Corvette LM-GT Chevrolet 5.7L V8 11 11
18= Germany RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 11 11

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