With a complete triumph for Porsche the American Le Mans Series for 2006 drew to a close in California’s Laguna Seca.
After the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer had already clinched the manufacturers and team championship titles in the LMP2 class with the RS Spyder, Porsche factory drivers Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr claimed the drivers title in a fiercely-contested season-final.
In qualifying for the 1000 mile Petit Le Mans race, the Porsche RS Spyder secured a promising starting position.
For the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series that takes off on
Saturday on the traditional circuit in the US State of Georgia, the
Porsche RS Spyders set the quickest lap times to qualify on the third
Porsche is proudly presenting the new RS Spyder at the Paris Motor Show, where the car is making its first public appearance.
Developed at Porsche's R&D Centre in Weissach near Stuttgart, this
racing car is an evolution of the sports prototype currently going
all-out for the winner's title in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in
the hands of the US Penske-Motorsports-Team.
With victory in the eighth race of the season at Mosport (Canada), Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy) in their Audi R10 TDI clinched the LM-P1 title in the American Le Mans Series ahead of time.
With their fifth outright race victory of the season, the two Audi "works” drivers now have an unassailable championship lead with