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Event: Road America 500 presented by Chicago TribuneDate: 24.8.2003
Track: Road America, Elkhart Lake (United States), 6.437 kmsOrganiser: unknown

Road America 500 Miles

Weather:warm, dry
Start time:13:05
Grid:2-2-2, PP right, rolling start
Distance:2 hours 45 minutes
Attendance:unknown
Entered:39
Practiced:37
Qualified:37
Started:36
Finished:30
Classes:PractStart
Le Mans Prototype 900/Grand Touring Prototype66
Le Mans Prototype 67566
Grand Touring Sport87
Grand Touring1717
Race notes:
1 full-course caution for 4 laps, 13 minutes: laps 34-37 (car 4 off course)
Pre-race sessions:
official test session held on 22/8 in 1 session for a total of 90 minutes
2 practice sessions held for a total of 120 minutes on 23/8
1 qualifying session held for a total of 20 minutes on 23/8
25 minute pre-race warm-up held
Winners:
Overall:38Audi R8Herbert / Lehto
Le Mans Prototype 675:20Lola EX257 AERDyson / Wallace
Grand Touring Sport:80Ferrari 550 MaranelloMagnussen / Brabham
Grand Touring:31Porsche 996 GT3-RSStanton / Mowlem
Leaders:
laps 1-6:16MG Lola EX257Butch Leitzinger
laps 29-36:38Audi R8Johnny Herbert
laps 37-79:38Audi R8JJ Lehto
laps 7-28:1Audi R8Marco Werner
Fastest Laps:
Overall:1Audi R8Frank Biela (D)1:54.613204.625 km/hlap 57
Le Mans Prototype 675:16Lola EX257 AERButch Leitzinger (USA)1:57.295199.947 km/hlap 5
Grand Touring Sport:4Chevrolet Corvette C5-ROliver Gavin (GB)2:03.398190.057 km/hlap 60
Grand Touring:24Porsche 996 GT3-RSTimo Bernhard (D)2:11.205178.748 km/hlap 41
Pole Positions:
Overall:1Audi R8Marco Werner (D)1:52.265208.904 km/h
Le Mans Prototype 675:16Lola EX257 AERJames Weaver (GB)1:52.442208.576 km/h
Grand Touring Sport:4Chevrolet Corvette C5-ROliver Gavin (GB)2:01.969192.284 km/h
Grand Touring:23Porsche 996 GT3-RSLucas Luhr (D)2:09.124181.629 km/h
Notes of interest:
Top makes by numbers:Porsche (13), Ferrari (7), Lola (4), Audi (2), Panoz (2), Chevrolet (2), Riley & Scott (2)
Top engines by numbers:Porsche (13), Ferrari (7), AER (3), Audi (2), Elan (2), Chevrolet (2), Ford (2)
Top car types by numbers:Porsche 996 GT3-RS (11), Ferrari 360 Modena (4), Lola EX257 (3), Ferrari 550 Maranello (3)
Driver nationalities:USA (42), D (10), GB (7), I (2), NL (2), AUS (2), CH (2)
Team nationalities:USA (28), GB (4), D (3)
Most used colours:white (21%), yellow (21%), red (14%), blue (14%), silver (14%), black (6%)
Engine positions:mid-engined (41%), rear-engined (36%), front-engined (23%)
Average engine size:4298 cc (with regard to 14% turbocharged cars an applicable size is 4538 cc)
Oldest known drivers:Joe Policastro (62), Jim Downing (61), Chris Gleason (60)
Youngest known drivers:Clint Field (20), Gunnar Jeannette (21), James Gue (22)

Official Race Programme:

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