1-2 for Audi at Laguna Seca

Audi finished the American Le Mans Series as they began it with victory for their R10 TDI, with the second R10 TDI following it home in second place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

1-2 for Audi at Laguna Seca

Allan McNish and Dindo Capello took Audi's eighth victory of the season, and the R10 TDI's seventh, ahead of teammates Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro, with the Creation of Nicolas Minassian and Harold Primat also finishing on the lead lap in third place.

"There is no way we could have made that number of laps without the diesel," said McNish . "The team gave me all the info I required in terms of distances required to make sure we could get to the end. I'll tell you it was right at the limit."

Lucas Luhr and Romain Dumas finished fourth overall in their Porsche RS Spyder, one place ahead of teammates Sascha Maassen and Bernhard. The result meant that Luhr and Maassen ended the season in a tie, sharing the class championship. Luhr was pressing McNish late in the race before a spin saw him take a more conservative run to the end.

GT1 saw victory for the Aston Martin DB9 of Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy ahead of the Corvettes of Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin, and Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell, with the second Aston of Darren Turner and Tomas Enge. All four cars led the class at one point, the quartet finishing the race eighth through to eleventh.

Beretta and Gavin's result saw them claim their second consecutive GT1 title, with Corvette Racing taking the teams' title as well.

Finally, in GT2, Mika Salo and Stephane Ortelli in their Ferrari 430 GT Berlinetta won the class but it was Jorg Bergmeister in the Porsche 911 RSR he shared with Patrick Long who claimed the GT2 title. Bergmeister and Long had been leading their class in the closing laps before the Ferrari passed them ten minutes before the end.

Pos  Cl.  Drivers                Car                       Laps
 1.   P1  Capello/McNish         Audi R10 TDI Power         159
 2.   P1  Pirro/Biela            Audi R10 TDI Power         159
 3.   P1  Minassian/Primat       Creation CA06/H-01 Judd    159
 4.   P2  Dumas/Luhr             Porsche RS Spyder          158
 5.   P2  Maassen/Bernhard       Porsche RS Spyder          158
 6.   P1  Weaver/Dyson           Lola B06/10 AER            158
 7.   P1  Johansson/Mowlem       Zytek 06S                  157
 8.  GT1  Sarrazin/Lamy          Aston Martin DB9           153
 9.  GT1  Beretta/Gavin          Corvette C6.R              153
10.  GT1  Fellows/O'Connell      Corvette C6.R              152
11.  GT1  Turner/Enge            Aston Martin DB9           152
12.   P   J Field/Halliday/      Lola B05/40 AER            151
          C Field
13.  GT2  Salo/Ortelli           Ferrari 430 GT Berlinetta  149
14.  GT2  Bergmeister/Long       Porsche 911 GT3 RSR        149
15.   P2  Bach/Cosmo             Courage C65 Mazda          148
16.  GT2  Rockenfeller/Tiemann   Porsche 911 GT3 RSR        148
17.  GT2  Law/Neiman             Porsche 911 GT3 RSR        145
18.  GT2  Milner/Jeannette       Panoz Esperante GTLM       145
19.  GT2  van Overbeek/Henzler   Porsche 911 GT3 RSR        141
20.  GT2  Auberlen/Hand          BMW E46 M3                 139
21.  GT2  Bertolini/Mediani      Ferrari 430 GT Berlinetta  139
22.   P2  Moseley/Vergers        Radical SR9 AER            134
23.   P1  Lewis/Willman/Graham   Lola EX257 AER             127
24.   P2  Devlin/Pecorari/       Radical SR 9 AER           100
          Van der Steur
25.  GT2  Sellers/James/Marks    BMW E46 M3                  80
26.   P2  Theys/Lienhard Sr      Lola B05/40 Judd            78
27.  GT2  Brabham/Maxwell        Panoz Esperante GTLM        76
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