All season rumors have been flying around the American Le Mans paddocks that Acura will be campaigning at least one car in the LMP1 class in 2009. This weekend the series is in Detroit for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge. According to an article written by David Phillips on the American Le Mans Series website, “Acura has requested time for a press announcement.”
I’ve been an avid fan of the preeminent sports car series in America for the last two seasons. While the competition has been good between the LMP1 Audis and the LMP2 Porches, and Acuras this year, I’ve been longing to see another full-time LMP1 team. The 24 Horus of Le Mans has been great the last two years because the Audis have gone head-to-head against the Peugeots in the LMP1 class.
I’ll be eagerly awaiting the news this weekend!