2012 Grand Prix of Mosport

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The 2012 Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport was a multi-class sports car and GT motor race held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada on July 22, 2012. It was the fifth round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season and the 30th Grand Prix of Mosport. The race was held a two hour and 45 minute time period, during which 117 laps of the 3.9 kilometre circuit were completed for a race distance of 463 kilometres.

The race was won by the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing team. German drivers Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf driving a HPD ARX-03a Honda sports car took an eleven second victory over the Dyson Racing Team run Lola B12/60 sports car. It was the fourth consecutive victory for Luhr and Graf[1] and also for both drivers it was their third victories in the Grand Prix of Mosport.

Third place, and first in the P2 division was Conquest Endurance team of Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson in their Morgan LMP2. It was their first victory in the class and the first time Level 5 Motorsports had not won in the 2012 season. Any chance Level 5's HPD ARX-03b had of victory ended when Christophe Bouchut acquired a stop-go penalty late in the race crossing the blend-line at the exit of pit lane.[1]

Fifth was the second Dyson Racing Team Lola-Mazda ahead of the PC class winners, the RSR Racing pair of Bruno Junqueira and Tomy Drissi in their Oreca FLM09. It was the team's first victory in the Prototype Challenge class.

Tenth outright was the GT class winners, Extreme Speed Motorsports pair of Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek in their Ferrari 458 Italia. It was the first win of the year for Ferrari and the fourth different manufacturer to win in GT in five races. It was also Extreme Speed's debut ALMS win. The Ferrari crossed the finish line in second position, just behind the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche of Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long but the Porsche failed post-race scrutineering. Van Overbeek only moved into the race winning position on the last lap after Jan Magnussen's Chevrolet Corvette slide wide while attacking Bergmeister for the lead of the class.[1]

Back in 19th were the GT Challenge class winners, TRG driver Emilio Di Guida and Spencer Pumpelly.

22 of the 26 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 P1 6 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Klaus Graf
HPD ARX-03a M 117
Honda 3.4 L V8
2 P1 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B12/60 D 117
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
3 P2 37 United States Conquest Endurance United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2 D 117
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
4 P2 055 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
HPD ARX-03b D 117
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
5 P1 20 United States Dyson Racing Team Canada Tony Burgess
United States Eric Lux
Lola B11/66 D 115
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
6 PC 9 United States RSR Racing Brazil Bruno Junqueira
United States Tomy Drissi
Oreca FLM09 M 115
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
7 PC 05 United States CORE Autosport United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
Oreca FLM09 M 114
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
8 PC 06 United States CORE Autosport Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Oreca FLM09 M 113
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
9 PC 25 United States Dempsey Racing France Henri Richard
United States Duncan Ende
Oreca FLM09 M 112
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
10 GT 01 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 112
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
11 GT 3 United States Corvette Racing Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 112
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
12 GT 56 United States BMW Team RLL United States Joey Hand
Germany Dirk Müller
BMW M3 GT2 D 111
BMW 4.0 L V8
13 GT 17 United States Team Falken Tire Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Bryan Sellers
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 111
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
14 GT 48 United States Paul Miller Racing United States Bryce Miller
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 110
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
15 GT 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
United States Andy Lally
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 110
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
16 GT 55 United States BMW Team RLL Germany Jörg Müller
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW M3 GT2 D 110
BMW 4.0 L V8
17 GT 23 United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
Lotus Evora GTE Y 110
Toyota-Cosworth 3.5 L V6
18 GT 02 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Ed Brown
United States Guy Cosmo
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 109
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 GTC 66 United States TRG Venezuela Emilio Di Guida
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 104
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 104
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21
DNF
GTC 11 United States JDX Racing Canada Chris Cumming
Canada Michael Valiante
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 98
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22
DNF
PC 8 United States Merchant Services Racing Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Antonio Downs
Oreca FLM09 M 97
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
23 GT 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 91
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
24
DNF
PC 52 United States PR1/Mathiasan Motorsports United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United States Ken Dobson
Oreca FLM09 M 26
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
25
DNF
GTC 34 United States Green Hornet Racing United States Peter LeSaffre
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 23
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26
EXC
GT 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 112
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Muscle Milk, Extreme Speed Big Winners in Canada". American Le Mans Series. 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Official Race Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Official Race Results" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 


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