2012 Baltimore Sports Car Challenge

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The 2012 Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT was a multi-class sports car and GT motor race held on the streets of Baltimore in Maryland, United States on September 1, 2012. It was the eighth round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season and the second race Baltimore Sports Car Challenge, and event co-located with the Grand Prix of Baltimore IndyCar race. The race was held over a two hour time period, during which 67 laps of the 3.3 kilometre circuit were completed for a race distance of 218 kilometres.

The race was won by Level 5 Motorsports duo of Scott Tucker and Christophe Bouchut driving a HPD ARX-03b. The race was dominated by the P2 class cars as trouble struck all three P1 class prototypes. When Conquest Endurance broke a gearbox in their Morgan LMP2 it set up the first outright victory by a P2 prototype since Andretti Green Racing's Franck Montagny and James Rossiter took victory at the 2008 Detroit Sports Car Challenge, also driving a HPD ARX.[1] Second place was also a Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b, driven by Tucker, Luis Díaz and Ricardo González.

Third was the first of the Prototype Challenge Oreca FLM09s, the CORE Autosport car of Alex Popow and Ryan Dalziel.

Even more notable the Level 5 Motorsports' 1–2 victory, the Team Falken Tire Porsche of Wolf Henzler and Bryan Sellers finished fourth, winning the GT class, finishing on the same lap as the Level 5 HPDs. They finished ahead of the factory Chevrolet Corvette of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, the Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari of Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek, the BMW Team RLL BMW of Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche of Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long and the second Corvette of Jan Magnussen and Antonio García as GTs dominated the top ten finishers.

Thirteenth was the P1 class survivor, the Dyson Racing Team Lola B11/66 of Michael Marsal and Eric Lux.

GT Challenge was claimed when the TRG Porsche of Patrick Pilet and debutant Al Carter crossed the line in 19th position.

24 of the 30 entries were running at races conclusion.

Race[edit]

Race result[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of their class winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P2 055 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
HPD ARX-03b D 67
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
2 P2 95 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
Mexico Luis Díaz
Mexico Ricardo González
HPD ARX-03b D 67
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
3 PC 06 United States CORE Autosport Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Oreca FLM09 M 67
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
4 GT 17 United States Team Falken Tire Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Bryan Sellers
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 67
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
5 GT 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 67
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
6 GT 01 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 67
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
7 GT 56 United States BMW Team RLL United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Müller
BMW M3 GT2 D 67
BMW 4.0 L V8
8 GT 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 67
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
9 GT 3 United States Corvette Racing Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 67
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
10 PC 9 United States RSR Racing Brazil Bruno Junqueira
United States Tomy Drissi
Oreca FLM09 M 67
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
11 GT 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
Germany Marco Holzer
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 67
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT 55 United States BMW Team RLL Germany Jörg Müller
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW M3 GT2 D 67
BMW 4.0 L V8
13 P1 20 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Michael Marsal
United States Eric Lux
Lola B11/66 D 67
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
14 GT 48 United States Paul Miller Racing United States Bryce Miller
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 66
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
15 GT 23 United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
Lotus Evora GTE Y 66
Toyota-Cosworth 3.5 L V6
16 PC 25 United States Dempsey Racing France Henri Richard
United States Duncan Ende
Oreca FLM09 M 66
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
17 GT 02 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Ed Brown
United States Guy Cosmo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 66
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
18
DNF
GT 93 United States SRT Motorsports Belgium Marc Goossens
United States Tommy Kendall
SRT Viper GTS-R M 65
Dodge 8.0 L V10
19 GTC 68 United States TRG United States Al Carter
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 65
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
20 GTC 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Cooper MacNeil
United States Leh Keen
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 65
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 GTC 34 United States Green Hornet Racing United States Peter LeSaffre
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 65
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22 GTC 66 United States TRG United States Marc Bunting
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 65
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 P1 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B12/60 D 65
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
24
DNF
P1 6 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Klaus Graf
HPD ARX-03a M 62
Honda 3.4 L V8
25 PC 7 United States Merchant Services Racing United States Lucas Downs
United States Matt Downs
Oreca FLM09 M 58
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
26
DNF
P2 37 United States Conquest Endurance United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2 D 56
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
27 GTC 11 United States JDX Racing Canada Chris Cumming
Canada Michael Valiante
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 49
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28
DNF
PC 8 United States Merchant Services Racing Canada Kyle Marcelli
Canada Tony Burgess
Oreca FLM09 M 43
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
29
DNF
PC 05 United States CORE Autosport United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
Oreca FLM09 M 31
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
30
DNF
PC 18 United States Performance Tech Motorsports Brazil Raphael Matos
United States Rodin Younessi
Oreca FLM09 M 0
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8

References[edit]


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