The Alley

Fernandez is back

Former IndyCar ace and American Le Mans Series LMP2 class champion Adrian Fernandez returns to the American Le Mans Series paddock this weekend with Aston Martin Racing – back to the scene of one of his finest races. With the factory Aston squad parking their 2011 car and returning with the same model that has been used to great effect by the Muscle Milk squad this year, Fernandez is back on track teamed with Harold Primat and...

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Championship “Zoom” at Laguna

There are two kinds of teams at this weekend’s six-hour round of the American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: Those that are in their respective championship fights, and those that are not. With two races remaining, manufacturers, teams and drivers in the 2011 ALMS championship hunt have one eye on the race and the other on the championship. For the rest, there is nothing to lose – they will go all out for the wins....

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Porsche Hybrid 2.0

While carbureted pushrod V8 engines still provide the power in some racing series, Porsche is providing American Le Mans Series fans an early look at some of the most innovative technology in global motorsports today, the Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0. Already in its second generation, the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid 2.0 features a flywheel hybrid and electric front wheel motors. Since its 2010 introduction, the 911 GT3 R Hybrid has...

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Porsche Hybrid 2.0 for Laguna

The latest version of Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid is set to make its global debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Version 1.0 raced at last year’s Petit Le Mans, but the new 2.0 model will debut on American soil at the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series. Two Porsche works pilots, Romain Dumas (France) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will share the cockpit of the Michelin-equipped orange and white racer from...

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2011 ALMS Schedule Announced

American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton reveals the 2011 ALMS schedule in the Road America press room. In a departure from the usual announcement of the next year’s schedule at the American Le Mans Series’ “State of the Series” meeting at Petit Le Mans, this morning ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton revealed the 10-race schedule for the 2011 ALMS season. The 10-race schedule is a one-race...

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