The American Le Mans Series, fresh from a competitive and successful Petit Le
Mans at Road Atlanta, will have a weekend off before the GlobalCenter Sports
Car Championships, Presented by Honda, at Laguna Seca Raceway in
Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Can BMW fight back, the race is important for the out come of the championship.
Will Joerg Mueller and Jan Magnussen loos the second respectively fourth
position in the championship to Biela & Pirro ?
With five consecutive wins, Le Mans winner Audi has impressively proven the
extraordinary qualities of the Audi R8 in the American Le Mans Series. "Now we
are earning the rewards of our hard work. But we will keep the pressure on for
the rest of the season, because nothing has been decided yet," declares team
director Reinhold Joest. "Our wins are the reward for a perfect car and a brilliant
So far this season Audi has clinched four double victories in the American Le
Mans Series. Although the manufacturer´s title is within reach, and the Audi
pilots have taken over the points lead in the drivers´ championship, Dr Wolfgang
Ullrich, Head of Audi Sport, warns against complacency: "It is, of course, fantastic
that we are leading. But you cannot afford to relax for one moment, because the
competition is fierce and the season doesn´t finish until the flag drops in
Laguna Seca will see 14 prototypes at the start. Compared to the 1000 mile
"Petit Le Mans" marathon, this regarded as more of a sprint race.