2005 American Le Mans Series season

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2005 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2005 American Le Mans Series season was the seventh 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: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It began March 19, 2005 and ended October 16, 2005 after 10 races.

Schedule[edit]

The schedule change from 2004 to 2005 was minimal, with only one event being added to the existing schedule. The Grand Prix of Atlanta returned once more, once again shortly after the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring Raceway March 19
2 Sportsbook.com Grand Prix of Atlanta Road Atlanta April 17
3 American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio May 22
4 New England Grand Prix Lime Rock Park July 4
5 Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway July 17
6 Portland Grand Prix Portland International Raceway July 30
7 Generac 500 at Road America Road America August 21
8 Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport September 4
9 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta October 1
10 Monterey Sports Car Championships Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 16

Season results[edit]

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Sebring United States #1 ADT Champion Racing United States #10 Miracle Motorsports United Kingdom #57 Aston Martin Racing United States #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
Denmark Tom Kristensen
United States Jeff Bucknum
United States Chris McMurry
United States Ian James
United Kingdom Darren Turner
Australia David Brabham
France Stephane Ortelli
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Germany Lucas Luhr
2 Road Atlanta United States #1 ADT Champion Racing United States #37 Telesis Intersport Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #50 Panoz Motorsports Results
Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
United States Bill Auberlen
United Kingdom Robin Liddell
3 Mid-Ohio United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #8 B-K Motorsports United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States James Bach
United States Guy Cosmo
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
4 Lime Rock United States #1 ADT Champion Racing United States #10 Miracle Motorsports United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Finland JJ Lehto
Germany Marco Werner
United States Jeff Bucknum
United States Chris McMurry
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
5 Infineon United States #2 ADT Champion Racing United States #37 Intersport Racing United States #3 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
United States Clint Field
United States Liz Halliday
Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
6 Portland United States #2 ADT Champion Racing United States #37 Intersport Racing United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
United Kingdom Gregor Fisken
United States Clint Field
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
7 Road America United States #2 ADT Champion Racing United States #10 Miracle Motorsports United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
United States Jeff Bucknum
United States Chris McMurry
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
8 Mosport United States #16 Dyson Racing United States #37 Intersport Racing United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Clint Field
United States Liz Halliday
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
9 Road Atlanta United States #2 ADT Champion Racing United States #37 Intersport Racing United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Liz Halliday
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
10 Laguna Seca United Kingdom #15 Zytek Engineering United States #6 Penske Racing United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
United Kingdom Tom Chilton
Japan Hayanari Shimoda
Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long

† - The #8 B-K Motorsports entry failed to finish but completed enough laps to score points.

Teams Championship[edit]

Points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

Exceptions were for the 4 Hour Monterey Sports Car Championships was scored in the following order:

  • 23-19-16-13-11-9-7-6-5-4

And for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which award the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 26-22-19-16-14-12-10-9-8-7

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.

LMP1 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 ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 26 20 13 20 20 20 20 16 26 19 200
2 United States Dyson Racing MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 19 16 20 13 16 16 16 20 22 16 174
3 United States Autocon Motorsports Riley & Scott Mk III C Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 10 10 16 9 45
4 United Kingdom Zytek Motorsports Zytek 04S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 10 23 33

LMP2 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 Intersport Racing Lola B2K/40
Lola B05/40
Judd KV675 3.4L V8
AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4

20

16

20

20

20

26

11
133
2 United States Miracle Motorsports Courage C65 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 26 20 16 20 16 19 117
3 United States B-K Motorsports Courage C65 Mazda R13B 1.3L 2-rotor 16 20 13 16 13 2 16 116
4 United States Van der Steur Racing Lola B2K/40 AER P07 2.0L Turbo I4 13 16 16 13 58
5 United States Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder Porsche MR6 3.4L V8 23 23
6 United States BAT Competition Lola B2K/40 AER P14 3.0L V6 19 19

GT1 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 C6.R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 22 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 26 23 211
2 United States ACEMCO Motorsports Saleen S7R Ford 7.0L V8 16 10 13 13 13 6 13 19 11 114
3 United States Carsport America Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0L V10 10 6 6 8 8 10 8 10 9 75
4 United States Pacific Coast Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 12 8 10 8 6 13 8 65
5 United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0L V12 26 22 16 64
  • Note - Although Maserati Corse was allowed to race the non-homologated Maserati MC12, it was not allowed to score championship points.

GT2 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 Petersen/White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 26 13 16 16 16 3 20 20 26 23 179
2 United States Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 20 20 20 20 16 16 22 11 161
3 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 19 10 6 13 10 13 13 10 19 13 126
4 United States BAM! Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 4 8 2 13 16 10 13 14 16 96
5 United States J3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 22 6 13 8 6 6 2 8 12 9 92
6 United States Panoz Motor Sports Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Elan) 5.0L V8 20 10 6 8 10 8 4 19 85
7 United States The Racer's Group (TRG) Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 16 16
8 United Kingdom IN2 Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 14 14
9 United States ZIP Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 12

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