2012 Petit Le Mans

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The 15h Annual Petit Le Mans was an endurance auto race held at the Road Atlanta circuit in Braselton, Georgia on October 20, 2012. The race served as the final round of both the American Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series seasons.

Nicolas Prost, Neel Jani, and Andrea Belicchi of Rebellion Racing won the event by a three lap margin after qualifying on pole position in only the team's second attempt at the race. Level 5 Motorsports's two cars finished in second and third overall and lead the P2 category, while TDS Racing led home the European Le Mans Series contingent with fourth place overall. CORE Autosport won the PC category by two laps over RSR Racing. In GT Extreme Speed Motorsports led the class for Ferrari over Corvette Racing, while IMSA Performance Matmut was the sole survivor in the GTE Am category. NGT Motorsport dominated the GTC class with five laps over TRG who held second and third place.

Race[edit]

Result[edit]

Rebellion Racing won the race overall and in P1
Level 5 Motorsports won the P2 class.
CORE Autosport won the LMPC class.
The GT class winners were Extreme Speed Motorsports.
The GTE-Am class for ELMS competitors was won by IMSA Performance.
NGT Motorsports took honors in the GTC class.

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of their class winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).[1]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P1 12 Switzerland Rebellion Racing Switzerland Neel Jani
France Nicolas Prost
Italy Andrea Belicchi
Lola B12/60 M 394
Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8
2 P2 95 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Mexico Luis Díaz
HPD ARX-03b D 391
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
3 P2 055 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
HPD ARX-03b D 390
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
4 P2 46 France Thiriet by TDS Racing France Pierre Thiriet
France Christophe Tinseau
Switzerland Mathias Beche
Oreca 03 D 390
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
5 0 United States DeltaWing Nissan United States Gunnar Jeannette
Spain Lucas Ordoñez
DeltaWing M 388
Nissan 1.6 L Turbo I4
6 PC 06 United States CORE Autosport Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Canada Mark Wilkins
Oreca FLM09 M 385
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
7 P2 35 France OAK Racing France Jacques Nicolet
France Olivier Pla
Belgium Bertrand Baguette
Morgan LMP2 D 383
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
8 PC 9 United States RSR Racing Brazil Bruno Junqueira
United States Tomy Drissi
Puerto Rico Ricardo Vera
Oreca FLM09 M 383
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
9 PC 52 United States PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Mexico Rudy Junco, Jr.
United States Ken Dobson
Ecuador Elton Julian
Oreca FLM09 M 382
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
10 PC 05 United States CORE Autosport United States Colin Braun
United States Jon Bennett
Mexico Ricardo González
Oreca FLM09 M 381
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
11 PC 8 United States Merchant Services Racing Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Matt Downs
United States Chapman Ducote
Oreca FLM09 M 376
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
12 GT 01 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Finland Toni Vilander
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 375
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
13 GT 3 United States Corvette Racing Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 375
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
14 GT 55 United States BMW Team RLL United States Bill Auberlen
Germany Jörg Müller
United States Jonathan Summerton
BMW M3 GT2 D 374
BMW 4.0 L V8
15 GT 56 United States BMW Team RLL Germany Dirk Müller
Germany Uwe Alzen
United States Jonathan Summerton
BMW M3 GT2 D 373
BMW 4.0 L V8
16 GT 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 373
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
17 GT 17 United States Team Falken Tire United States Bryan Sellers
Germany Wolf Henzler
Austria Martin Ragginger
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 372
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
18 PC 25 United States Dempsey Racing United States Duncan Ende
France Henri Richard
United Kingdom Ryan Lewis
Oreca FLM09 M 372
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
19 GT 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
Germany Marco Holzer
United Kingdom Nick Tandy
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 369
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
20 GT 91 United States SRT Motorsports Canada Kuno Wittmer
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay
SRT Viper GTS-R M 369
SRT 8.0 L V10
21 GT 02 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Ed Brown
United States Guy Cosmo
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 368
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
22 GT 48 United States Paul Miller Racing United States Bryce Miller
Germany Sascha Maassen
Austria Richard Lietz
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 367
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 GTE
Am
67 France IMSA Performance Matmut France Anthony Pons
France Nicolas Armindo
France Raymond Narac
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 363
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
24 GT 23 United States Lotus Alex Job Racing United States Townsend Bell
United States Bill Sweedler
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Lotus Evora GTE Y 360
Toyota-Cosworth 3.5 L V6
25 GTC 30 United States NGT Motorsport United States Henrique Cisneros
Germany Mario Farnbacher
Poland Jakub Giermaziak
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 356
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 GTC 66 United States TRG Venezuela Emilio Di Guida
United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Nelson Canache
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 GTC 68 United States TRG France Emmanuel Collard
United States Mike Hedlund
Mexico Manuel Gutierrez, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTC 11 United States JDX Racing Canada Chris Cumming
Canada Michael Valiante
United States Sean Johnston
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 351
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29
DNF
GTC 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Leh Keen
United States Cooper MacNeil
South Africa Dion von Moltke
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 349
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30 GT 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 348
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
31 P1 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Steven Kane
Lola B12/60 D 338
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Hybrid Butanol)
32 P2 1 United Kingdom Greaves Motorsport United Kingdom Alex Brundle
United Kingdom Alex Buncombe
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Zytek Z11SN D 338
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
33 P1 6 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
France Romain Dumas
HPD ARX-03a M 334
Honda 3.4 L V8
34
DNF
P2 118 Republic of Ireland Murphy Prototypes United Kingdom Warren Hughes
United Kingdom Jody Firth
New Zealand Brendon Hartley
Oreca 03 D 330
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
35
DNF
P1 20 United States Dyson Racing Team Canada Tony Burgess
United States Chris McMurry
South Africa Mark Patterson
Lola B11/66 D 322
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Butanol)
36 GTC 31 United States NGT Motorsport Venezuela Angel Benitez, Jr.
United States Mark Bullitt
United States Jeff Segal
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 318
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
37
DNF
GTC 24 United States Competition Motorsports United States Andrew Davis
United States Michael Avenatti
Australia David Calvert-Jones
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 267
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
38
DNF
GTE
Am
60 Italy AF Corse Italy Piergiuseppe Perazzini
Italy Marco Cioci
Republic of Ireland Matt Griffin
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 232
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
39
DNF
GT 93 United States SRT Motorsports United States Tommy Kendall
United States Jonathan Bomarito
Belgium Marc Goossens
SRT Viper GTS-R M 224
SRT 8.0 L V10
40
DNF
P2 27 United States Dempsey Racing United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Joe Foster
United States Dane Cameron
Lola B12/87 M 220
Judd DB 3.6 L V8
41
DNF
GTC 34 United States Green Hornet Racing United States Peter LeSaffre
United States Brian Wong
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 40
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
DSQ
1
P2 37 United States Conquest Endurance United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
United States Eric Lux
Morgan LMP2 D 391
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
  • ^ – The #37 Conquest Morgan-Nissan was disqualified for exceeding the maximum amount of hours a single driver could be in the car.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Provisional Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 20 October 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 


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