Seventh consecutive overall victory for the Porsche RS Spyder
The Porsche RS Spyder is still the benchmark in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). With the seventh straight overall win, Porsche has further extended its head position in the race series featuring the world’s fastest sportscars. Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) not only beat their opponents in the LMP2 class by 19.576 seconds but also dominated the Audi R10 with its extra 200 horsepower and a superior power-to-weight ratio in the LMP1 class on the Mosport International Raceway.
Sascha Maassen (Germany) and Ryan Briscoe (Australia) put in a strong drive and brought their #6 Porsche RS Spyder home in third overall. Thanks to the double victory in the LMP2 class, the Penske Motorsports team has already claimed the team classification title before the end of the season. Bernhard and Dumas have further extended their lead in the ALMS drivers classification after securing their eighth class victory from nine races. For the German-French duo the overall win in Canada is their fifth this season after Long Beach, Houston, Mid-Ohio and Elkhart Lake.
The Porsche-supported US privateer team, Dyson Racing, also earned precious points in the fiercely contested LMP2 class. Chris Dyson (USA) and Guy Smith (Great Britain) claimed fifth position in the #20 RS Spyder, with Andy Wallace (Great Britain) and Butch Leitzinger (USA) bringing their # 16 vehicle across the finish line in seventh.
In the GT2 class for modified production sportscars, Ralf Kelleners (Germany) and Tom Milner (USA) secured third position in the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR fielded by Rahal Lettermann Racing. Title defender Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Johannes van Overbeek (USA) came fifth at the wheel of a Flying Lizards Motorsports 911 GT3 RSR.