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GRAND-AM: Road Atlanta


When:
April 18, 2013 @ 10:45 am – April 20, 2013 @ 11:45 am
Where:
Road Atlanta
5300 Winder Highway
Braselton,GA 30517
USA

About GRAND-AM
Several independent race teams fielding the Audi R8 GRAND-AM spec version of the R8 LMS compete in GRAND-AM’s GT class.

LIVE timing and scoring is available during every event weekend on GRAND-AM.COM or from your mobile device on M.GRAND-AM.COM Just open up your browser and visit the GRAND-AM homepage for details!

Timing and scoring allows you, the fan, to follow your favorite team and driver from your computer or mobile device. With LIVE timing and scoring you won’t miss any of the action as all event sessions including practice and qualifying leading up to and including the race are available for FREE!

About Road Atlanta
The Road Atlanta circuit is in Braselton (Georgia, United States) and has been open since September 1970 when a round of the defunct CanAm Series took place there. It measures 4,088 kms and hosts a number of events for bikes and cars. Don Panoz bought it in 1996 and made it his home base for his motor sport activities, as well as giving it a major revamp. The first Petit Le Mans took place there in 1998 and became part of the American Le Mans Series when this championship was created in 1999. The Petit Le Mans is a race of 1000 Miles (1609 kms) or 10 hours maximum. The Road Atlanta circuit is a particularly challenging one with an average lap speed equivalent to that of Spa-Francorchamps (the 2010 pole average speed was 219,023 km/h), and the engine is under full load for 75% of the time, equivalent to Le Mans!

Timo Bernhard about Road Atlanta
“You reach an incredible speed on this track. Except for turn seven all the corners are very fast. The many directional changes within a lap also stand out. Particularly the ‘Esses’ are very challenging. It’s difficult to find a good set-up for them. After you’ve been at the wheel for a long time you can really tell what you’ve accomplished because of the high ’g’ forces. In addition, there are many differences in elevation. You often can’t see the track behind the crests. It’s very dusty when it’s dry and it floods the circuit when it’s wet. The best places for overtaking are in turns 10 and 11. But watch out, if you overtake a car in the left-hand turn it is normally perfectly placed to counter in the next right!”

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