The Alley

The Centurions: Bill Auberlen

Celebrating the achievements of the centurions – Bill Auberlen is the fourth driver celebrating his 100th ALMS start joining Jan Magnussen Joerg Bergmeister and Butch Leitzinger. The Californian hot-shoe celebrated the milestone by putting his BMW on pole for today’s Northeast Grand Prix. Team-mate, close friend and fellow Californian Joey Hand holds Auberlen in high esteem. “Bill and I have become really good...

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GT Class – Getting Crowded

The hottest, most competitive class in sportscar racing worldwide sees frequent lead changes and nose-to-tail full race fights for the top several spots, but something curious seems to happen when the race ends: Corvette Racing and BMW Team RLL are monopolizing the early season podiums. Through the first three races of the 2012 American Le Mans Series GT class competition, BMW and Corvette have scored eight of the nine podium...

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Thousandths of a Second Separate GT Field

Reflecting the fierce level of competition in the ALMS GT class, qualifying for today’s American Le Mans–Monterey saw starting grid positions determined not by tenths, but rather by hundredths and even thousandths of a second. Darren Turner’s #007 Aston Martin Vantage took the GT pole on the hilly 2.238 mile circuit with a lap of 1:22.229, an impressive 0.432 seconds clear of the next qualifiers. The spread from second...

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Joey’s European adventure

  American Le Mans Series BMW ace Joey Hand is a busy boy in 2012 – doing battle again in ALMS competition as well as running for the championship in the German DTM series. Hand becomes the first American to drive in the championship this year with BMW returning to do battle with fellow German marques Mercedes-Benz and Audi. His championship win last season in the ALMS showed he had the talent and a very successful...

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The Ferrari pack is “Extremely” Fast

Extreme Speed Motorsports pulled out a surprise to top the timesheets in the GT class in the afternoon session today at the Sebring Winter Test – outpacing the likes of BMW, the Flying Lizard Porsches and Corvette Racing. Johannes van Overbeek stopped the clocks at 2:01.401, with Guy Cosmo just over a 10th of a second slower. With ESM assisting the factory Michelotto car of ex-Corvette man Olivier Beretta with Gianmaria Bruni...

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