2001 Grand Prix of Mosport

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The 2001 Gran Turismo 3 Grand Prix of Mosport was an American Le Mans Series professional sports car race held at Mosport International Raceway near Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada from August 17 to the 19, 2001. It was the seventh round of the 2001 American Le Mans Series season and the 16th IMSA / Professional SportsCar Racing sanctioned sports car race held at the facility.

Race[edit]

The overall race victory went to Audi Sport North America drivers Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro marking the Audi R8's second consecutive win at Mosport. Second place went to Jan Magnussen and David Brabham in the Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S, with Team Cadillac drivers Emmanuel Collard and Christophe Tinseau picking up the first American Le Mans Series podium for the Cadillac Northstar LMP01.

Dick Barbour Racing took the LMP675 victory with drivers Bruno Lambert and Didier de Radigues in the Reynard 01Q.

Corvette Racing drivers Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell drove the Chevrolet Corvette C5-R to the GTS class victory with BMW Schnitzer Motorsport drivers Jörg Müller and JJ Lehto taking the GT win in the BMW M3 GTR.[1]

The race was held under cool and rainy conditions and was broadcast across North America on NBC Sports with Rick Benjamin and Bill Adam calling the race.

Official results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP900 2 Germany Audi Sport North America Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R8 M 115
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
2 LMP900 50 United States Panoz Motor Sports Denmark Jan Magnussen
Australia David Brabham
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 113
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
3 LMP900 7 United States Team Cadillac France Emmanuel Collard
France Christophe Tinseau
Cadillac Northstar LMP01 M 112
Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8
4 LMP900 8 United States Team Cadillac South Africa Wayne Taylor
Italy Max Angelelli
Cadillac Northstar LMP01 M 112
Cadillac Northstart 4.0L Turbo V8
5 LMP900 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III C G 112
Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8
6 LMP675 5 United States Dick Barbour Racing Belgium Bruno Lambert
Belgium Didier de Radigues
Reynard 01Q G 111
Judd GV675 3.4L V8
7 GTS 3 United States Corvette Racing Canada Ron Fellows
United States Johnny O'Connell
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 109
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
8 GTS 26 Germany Konrad Team Saleen United States Terry Borcheller
Austria Franz Konrad
Saleen S7-R G 108
Ford 7.0L V8
9 GTS 4 United States Corvette Racing United States Andy Pilgrim
United States Kelly Collins
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 107
Chevrolet 7.0L V8
10 GT 42 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Jörg Müller
Finland JJ Lehto
BMW M3 GTR M 107
BMW 4.0L V8
11 GT 43 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Dirk Müller
Sweden Fredrik Ekblom
BMW M3 GTR M 107
BMW 4.0L V8
12 GT 6 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Boris Said
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 GTR Y 107
BMW 4.0L V8
13 GT 23 United States Alex Job Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 106
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
14
DNF
LMP900 38 United States Champion Racing United Kingdom Andy Wallace
United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Audi R8 M 104
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
15 GTS 45 United States American Viperacing United States Shane Lewis
United States David Donohue
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 103
Dodge 8.0L V10
16 GT 52 Germany Seikel Motorsport Canada Tony Burgess
Sweden Magnus Wallinder
Porsche 911 GT3-RS Y 102
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
17 GT 69 Canada Kyser Racing Canada Kye Wankum
United States Jeffrey Pabst
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 96
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
18 GT 15 United States Dick Barbour Racing United States Grady Willingham
Mexico Randy Wars
Porsche 911 GT3-R D 95
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
19 LMP675 57 United States Dick Barbour Racing Canada John Graham
Venezuela Milka Duno
Reynard 01Q G 95
Judd GV675 3.4L V8
20
DNF
GT 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Randy Pobst
Germany Christian Menzel
Porsche 911 GT3-RS M 92
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
21 GTS 44 United States American Viperacing United States Tom Weickardt
United States Kevin Allen
Dodge Viper GTS-R D 88
Dodge 8.0L V10
22
DNF
LMP675 11 United States Roock-KnightHawk Racing United States Steven Knight
Germany Claudia Hürtgen
Lola B2K/40 A 56
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6
23
DNF
GT 10 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Joe Foster
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
BMW M3 GTR Y 27
BMW 4.0L V8
24
DNF
LMP900 1 Germany Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
Denmark Tom Kristensen
Audi R8 M 24
Audi 3.6L Turbo V8
25
DNF
GT 30 United States Petersen Motorsports United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Germany Timo Bernhard
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 21
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
26
DNF
LMP900 51 United States Panoz Motor Sports Germany Klaus Graf
France Franck Lagorce
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 1
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #1 Audi Sport North America - 1:08.222
  • Fastest Lap - #2 Audi Sport North America - 1:10.002
  • Time of race - 2:46:03.805
  • Distance - 455.098 km
  • Average Speed - 164.430 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watkins, Gary (September 2001). "Red Alert - Race Report Mosport". Le Mans Series & Sportscar Racer. Indianapolis, Indiana: Haymarket Media Group. pp. 44–49. 

External links[edit]


American Le Mans Series
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2001 Grand Prix of Portland
2001 season Next race:
2001 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio