The Petit Le Mans (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. 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 was founded by Road Atlanta owner Don Panoz and first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season. The 1999 edition was one of the original events of the American Le Mans Series.
Petit Le Mans News
Corvette C7.Rs Finish 1-2 For Closest Class Finish In Rolex 24 History +Gavin Edges Garcia To Win GTLM By Only 0.034 Seconds For Corvette Racing, the question entering the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona was simple: How do you top 2015? Last year, the team’s pair of Corvette C7.Rs won the Rolex 24, Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh… Read More
Derani Wins For Tequila Patrón Honda In 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona +Driving like a seasoned veteran, 22-year-old Pipo Derani took the lead with one-hour, 17-minutes remaining and pulled away down the stretch to lead Tequila Patrón ESM to victory in the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona, capping off a sensational race in the opening round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar… Read More
Porsche Shocks The Field With Petit Le Mans Overall Victory +Pilet Earns Driver Title, Clinches GTLM Manufacturer Title From winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall in a prototype to winning the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda overall in a GT Le Mans (GTLM) car, something about “Le Mans” style endurance races suits Porsche North America driver Nick… Read More
Earl Bamber Wins Petit Le Mans GTLM Pole At Road Atlanta +To say today’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying session was unusual would be an understatement. The 15-minute session for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta saw multiple on-track incidents, penalties and failed post-session inspections. While Earl Bamber posted the fastest time of the qualifying session, he… Read More
Negri Leads Opening Practice For Petit Le Mans in No. 60 Honda Prototype +Competitors Brave Challenging Conditions At Road Atlanta It was a good news, bad news scenario for Michael Shank Racing in Thursday’s opening preparations at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the final round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. Again demonstrating the potential of… Read More