ALMS » Highcroft to continue with Acura


Patron Highcroft Racing to defend ALMS title in 2010 with David Brabham leading driver line-up

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BoSox

November 23, 2009 10:29 PM

It'll be interesting to see what cars the ARX-01c will be competing with next year. Combining the two classes, or slowing down the P1s and speeding up the P2 is not new, it's reverting back to 2007 where the RS Spyders could and did beat the R10s. I wish Audi would return but it will continue to participate in the P1 class for Le Mans and may not want to take part in a series that does not distinguish the two classes.

Kris - Unregistered

November 24, 2009 2:49 PM

Does anybody know if the Audi R15 TDI will be racing in the ALMS 2010 full season!? I seriously hope they do! What about Le Mans 24 Hours!? Does the Audi have to make some kind of adjustment to the car before it can race I think! Audi needs to run a full season in the ALMS! I just hope they come up with a decission before the first of 2010.

BoSox

November 24, 2009 4:19 PM

Kris:

Audi has not announced that they will return to the ALMS for 2010. I doubt they will return though with the new rules for the prototypes, there's not enough class distinction. If they do return to Le Mans with the R15 I'd be surprised if it was a factory effort. In the past with the R8 privateers have run and won Le Mans including Champion and Goh so they may go that route.

Just_Observing - Unregistered

November 26, 2009 10:24 AM

Not so surprising they would use the Courage based chassis... all the lmp2 Acuras were based on Courage monocoque but so many changes were made they were forced to re-homologate...

Besides, the Acura LMP1 car wasn't as "successful" as intended and with the ALMS combining LMP1 and LMP2 with equivalency rules, American style circuits, and the 2011 rule changes the LMP2 car is going to be a better choice...

Audi has made it pretty clear they no longer consider the ALMS important to their marketing and even the LMS is only for selected events... Le Mans is the only focus Audi has and after their problems in '09, they are even more focused on long events

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