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Petit Le Mans

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The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA.

The race was first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season, then in 1999 became one of the original events of the American Le Mans Series. It uses the rules established for the 24 hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete.

The race covers a maximum of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) (which is approximately 394 laps) or a maximum of 10 hours, whichever comes first; in its history the leading team has never failed to complete 1,000 miles (1,600 km). In addition to the overall race, teams of two or three drivers per car compete for class victories in four different classes of cars, two for Le Mans prototypes and two for grand tourer cars. Class winners of this event receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The race was founded by Dr. Don Panoz, the owner of the Panoz Motor Sports Group. Panoz also owns the American Le Mans Series, Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway, and Mosport International Raceway.

Rinaldo Capello holds the record of most race wins, having won in 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Winners

Season Class Winning Drivers Team Chassis-Engine
1998 LMP1
WSC
Template:Country flagicon Eric van de Poele
Template:Country flagicon Wayne Taylor
Template:Country flagicon Emmanuel Collard
Template:Country flagicon Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP
LMGT1
GT1
Template:Country flagicon Thierry Boutsen
Template:Country flagicon Bob Wollek
Template:Country flagicon Ralf Kelleners
Template:Country flagicon Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98
LMGT2
GT2
Template:Country flagicon Michel Ligonnet
Template:Country flagicon Lance Stewart
Template:Country flagicon Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2
GT3 Template:Country flagicon Peter Argetsinger
Template:Country flagicon Richard Polidori
Template:Country flagicon Angelo Cilli
Template:Country flagicon Team A.R.E. Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
1999 LMP Template:Country flagicon David Brabham
Template:Country flagicon Éric Bernard
Template:Country flagicon Andy Wallace
Template:Country flagicon Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP1-Ford
GTS Template:Country flagicon Olivier Beretta
Template:Country flagicon Karl Wendlinger
Template:Country flagicon Marc Duez
Template:Country flagicon Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R
GT Template:Country flagicon Dirk Müller
Template:Country flagicon Sascha Maassen
Template:Country flagicon Cort Wagner
Template:Country flagicon Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R
2000 LMP Template:Country flagicon Allan McNish
Template:Country flagicon Rinaldo Capello
Template:Country flagicon Michele Alboreto
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R8
GTS Template:Country flagicon Andy Pilgrim
Template:Country flagicon Kelly Collins
Template:Country flagicon Franck Fréon
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
GT Template:Country flagicon Sascha Maassen
Template:Country flagicon Bob Wollek
Template:Country flagicon Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R
2001 LMP900 Template:Country flagicon Frank Biela
Template:Country flagicon Emanuele Pirro
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R8
LMP675 Template:Country flagicon Scott Maxwell
Template:Country flagicon Milka Duno
Template:Country flagicon John Graham
Template:Country flagicon Dick Barbour Racing Reynard 01Q-Judd
GTS Template:Country flagicon Andy Pilgrim
Template:Country flagicon Kelly Collins
Template:Country flagicon Franck Fréon
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
GT Template:Country flagicon Hans-Joachim Stuck
Template:Country flagicon Boris Said
Template:Country flagicon Bill Auberlen
Template:Country flagicon Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 GTR
2002 LMP900 Template:Country flagicon Tom Kristensen
Template:Country flagicon Rinaldo Capello
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R8
LMP675 Template:Country flagicon Jon Field
Template:Country flagicon Duncan Dayton
Template:Country flagicon Michael Durand
Template:Country flagicon Intersport Racing MG-Lola EX257
GTS Template:Country flagicon Ron Fellows
Template:Country flagicon Johnny O'Connell
Template:Country flagicon Oliver Gavin
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
GT Template:Country flagicon Lucas Luhr
Template:Country flagicon Sascha Maassen
Template:Country flagicon Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS
2003 LMP900 Template:Country flagicon JJ Lehto
Template:Country flagicon Johnny Herbert
Template:Country flagicon ADT Champion Racing Audi R8
LMP675 Template:Country flagicon Jon Field
Template:Country flagicon Duncan Dayton
Template:Country flagicon Larry Connor
Template:Country flagicon Intersport Racing Lola B01/60-Judd
GTS Template:Country flagicon Alain Menu
Template:Country flagicon Peter Kox
Template:Country flagicon Tomáš Enge
Template:Country flagicon Prodrive Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello
GT Template:Country flagicon Timo Bernhard
Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister
Template:Country flagicon Romain Dumas
Template:Country flagicon Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS
2004 LMP1 Template:Country flagicon Marco Werner
Template:Country flagicon JJ Lehto
Template:Country flagicon ADT Champion Racing Audi R8
LMP2 Template:Country flagicon Clint Field
Template:Country flagicon Robin Liddell
Template:Country flagicon Milka Duno
Template:Country flagicon Intersport Racing Lola B2K/40-Judd
GTS Template:Country flagicon Olivier Beretta
Template:Country flagicon Oliver Gavin
Template:Country flagicon Jan Magnussen
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
GT Template:Country flagicon Timo Bernhard
Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister
Template:Country flagicon Sascha Maassen
Template:Country flagicon Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
2005 LMP1 Template:Country flagicon Frank Biela
Template:Country flagicon Emanuele Pirro
Template:Country flagicon ADT Champion Racing Audi R8
LMP2 Template:Country flagicon Jon Field
Template:Country flagicon Clint Field
Template:Country flagicon Liz Halliday
Template:Country flagicon Intersport Racing Lola B05/40-AER
GT1 Template:Country flagicon Olivier Beretta
Template:Country flagicon Oliver Gavin
Template:Country flagicon Jan Magnussen
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
GT2 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Long
Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister
Template:Country flagicon Petersen/White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
2006 LMP1 Template:Country flagicon Rinaldo Capello
Template:Country flagicon Allan McNish
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI
LMP2 Template:Country flagicon Sascha Maassen
Template:Country flagicon Timo Bernhard
Template:Country flagicon Emmanuel Collard
Template:Country flagicon Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder
GT1 Template:Country flagicon Darren Turner
Template:Country flagicon Tomáš Enge
Template:Country flagicon Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin DBR9
GT2 Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister
Template:Country flagicon Patrick Long
Template:Country flagicon Niclas Jönsson
Template:Country flagicon Petersen/White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
2007 LMP1 Template:Country flagicon Allan McNish
Template:Country flagicon Rinaldo Capello
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI
LMP2 Template:Country flagicon Timo Bernhard
Template:Country flagicon Romain Dumas
Template:Country flagicon Patrick Long
Template:Country flagicon Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder
GT1 Template:Country flagicon Oliver Gavin
Template:Country flagicon Olivier Beretta
Template:Country flagicon Max Papis
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
GT2 Template:Country flagicon Johannes van Overbeek
Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister
Template:Country flagicon Marc Lieb
Template:Country flagicon Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RSR
2008 LMP1 Template:Country flagicon Allan McNish
Template:Country flagicon Rinaldo Capello
Template:Country flagicon Emanuele Pirro
Template:Country flagicon Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI
LMP2 Template:Country flagicon Ryan Briscoe
Template:Country flagicon Hélio Castroneves
Template:Country flagicon Penske Motorsports, Inc Porsche RS Spyder
GT1 Template:Country flagicon Johnny O'Connell
Template:Country flagicon Jan Magnussen
Template:Country flagicon Ron Fellows
Template:Country flagicon Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R
GT2 Template:Country flagicon Jaime Melo
Template:Country flagicon Mika Salo
Template:Country flagicon Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT

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