Miami: Biela and Pirro in charge

Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro kept their Audi R8 out of the walls of the tight Miami Downtown circuit to take their second straight lights-to-flag ALMS victory

Miami: Biela and Pirro in charge

Behind the dominant Joest pairing was the Cadillac of Max Angelelli and JJ Lehto, who gave the LMP 02 its best ever finish. The second works Audi of Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen ran second for most of the race, but finished third after incurring a stop-and-go penalty for unnecessary contact with a slower car.

"We tried not to change tyres because we were afraid that by changing under yellow, the other car wouldn't change tyres and it would get the lead," Pirro said on the strategy of going through the race on the same set of Michelins. "We've lost some races this year by not getting the strategy right, so in the end it was very difficult for Frank."

Jan Magnussen and David Brabham took fourth in the lead Panoz LMP-1, ahead of fifth-placed Johnny Herbert and Stefan Johansson in the Champion Audi, who were also hampered by a stop-and-go, theirs for snagging an air hose on the way out of the pits.

Claudia Huertgen and Chad Block claimed Knighthawk Racing's second straight LMP675 class win in the team's MG/Lola, outrunning and outlasting the similar cars from Banana Joe's (Jon Field and Michael Durand) and Dyson Racing (James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger). Jimmy Adams, Joe Blacker and Orlam Sonora took their Pilbeam/Nissan to a second-place finish, with Weaver and Leitzinger hanging on for third.

In GTS it was back to business as usual with the Pratt & Miller factory Corvettes taking first and second, with Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell leading home team-mates Andy Pilgrim and Kelly Collins. Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen completed the "Laguna Sweep" that had all four California class winners repeating the feat in Florida. They took the GT class win by a full lap over their Alex Job Porsche team-mates, Timo Bernhard and Jörg Bergmeister.

Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 Audi Sport North America P900 122 laps
Max Angelelli/JJ Lehto Cadillac LMP02 Team Cadillac P900 +14.021s
Rinaldo Capello/Tom KristensenAudi R8 Audi Sport North America P900 +14.536s
David Brabham/Panoz LMP01 Panoz Motor Sports P900 +48.620s
Johnny Herbert/Stefan Johansson Audi R8 Champion Racing P900 +1 lap
Marc Gossens/Tony Ave Riley & Scott MKIIIC Riley & Scott Racing P900 +1 lap
Eric Bernard/Emmanuel Collard Cadillac LMP02 Team Cadillac P900 +2 laps
Claudia Huertgen/Steve Knight/Chad Block Lola EX257 KnightHawkRacing P675 +3 laps
Ron Fellows/Johnny O'Connell Corvette C5-R Corvette Racing GTS +3 laps
Andy Pilgrim/Kelly Collins Corvette C5-R Corvette Racing GTS +4 laps
Lucas Luhr/Sascha Maassen Porsche 911 GT3 RS Alex Job Racing +4 laps

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