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20 for 20: IMSA celebrates 20th Petit Le Mans with 20 quick info

20 for 20: IMSA celebrates 20th Petit Le Mans with 20 quick info

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sequence employees pulled 20 statistics about drivers, groups and producers which have competed within the well-known 10-hour endurance race.

zero.172: The closest Motul Petit Le Mans margin of victory (2011- Ken Dobson, Ryan Lewis and Henri Richard received for PR1/Mathiasen within the LMPC class in an ORECA FLM09).

2: Drivers who began the 1998 Motul Petit Le Mans who shall be beginning this yr. Scott Pruett and Invoice Auberlen are the drivers who began in 1998 and who shall be on the grid this Saturday.

2.709: The common beginning place for Motul Petit Le Mans race winners.

three: Drivers who’ve received each the Motul Petit Le Mans and the Continental Tire SportsCar Problem race at Street Atlanta (nonetheless, none of which got here on the identical weekend).

three: Drivers in WeatherTech Championship historical past who’ve received the Motul Petit Le Mans and sophistication championship in the identical yr (Patrick Pilet, 2015 GTLM; Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, 2015 Prototype).

three: The quantity of pole awards Jeroen Bleekemolen, David Brabham, Jaime Melo and James Weaver have received in Motul Petit Le Mans historical past. This weekend Dane Cameron, Olivier Pla and Richard Westbrook have the possibility to affix this main group.

four: Doyle-Risi Racing, now Risi Competizione, received the primary Motul Petit Le Mans within the LMP1 class with a Ferrari 333 SP, in addition to the newest Motul Petit Le Mans within the GTLM class with a Ferrari 488 GTE. Risi has two further victories on the occasion from 2008 and 2009 within the GT2 class.

Dario Franchitti, left, visits with Oliver Gavin on the Petit Le Mans grid in 2005. Gavin has 5 Petit Le Mans victories. Picture by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

5: Essentially the most Motul Petit Le Mans wins by a driver. Oliver Gavin, Jorg Bergmeister, Rinaldo Capello and Sascha Maassen are on the prime of the all-time wins checklist. Jan Magnussen is the one lively driver with 4 wins.

5: Jorg Bergmeister’s 5 Motul Petit Le Mans wins got here consecutively, within the GT class from 2003-04 and within the GT3 class from 2005-07.

6: Of the 13 chassis marques and 14 engine marques which have competed within the Motul Petit Le Mans, six of every shall be competing in 2017.

eight: Essentially the most variety of wins by an entrant (Chevrolet Corvette Racing). Alex Job Racing and Risi Competizione are the subsequent closest lively entrants with 4 wins every.

eight: Drivers on this yr’s Motul Petit Le Mans entry checklist who received final yr’s race.

9: Essentially the most lead-lap finishers for any class on the Motul Petit Le Mans (2015, GTLM).

16: Drivers on the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans entry checklist who’ve received a pole on the occasion.

Bergmeister wins in 2007 - pic

Jorg Bergmeister received his fifth consecutive Petit Le Mans in 2007. Picture by LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC

19: The best variety of wins by an engine producer (Porsche). In second place are Audi and Chevrolet with 10.

24: Drivers on the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans entry checklist who’ve posted the quickest laps at school on the occasion.

35: Drivers on the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans entry checklist who’ve received the race previously.

141: Drivers who’ve received the Motul Petit Le Mans.

400: Invoice Auberlen shall be making his 400th profession begin with BMW this weekend on the Motul Petit Le Mans. He additionally received the GT3 class pole on the first Motul Petit Le Mans in a BMW M3.

1046.48: The farthest distance (miles) pushed in a Motul Petit Le Mans race (2016 Prototype).

On Saturday, Oct. 7, the 20th Motul Petit Le Mans broadcast kicks off on FS1 at 10:30 a.m. ET with Rolex 24 at Daytona champion and four-time Monster Vitality NASCAR Cup Collection champion Jeff Gordon becoming a member of the sales space as visitor commentator.

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