Acura is making their American Le Mans Series debut at the 55th running of the Mobil One 12 Hours of Sebring sports car classic set to take place on March 17. Acura will be tackling the legendary 12 Hours of Sebring with 3 new Acura American Le Mans Series LMP2 sports car teams - Andretti Green Racing, Lowe's Fernandez Racing and Highcroft Racing. The Acura factory prototype cars will be powered by a 3.4-liter V-8 Acura ALMS engine, the first racing power plant completely designed and developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD) of Santa Clarita, Calif.
LUIS DIAZ (Co-driver of the No. 15 Lowe's Fernandez Racing Acura Lola) said:
"We are on a learning curve right now with the Acura program. This is the best race car I have ever driven and the Acura program is exciting for me. The team just keeps making the car better and better. It is a professional process that the Acura people have put together. I know we will be successful."
Mobil 1 12 Hours Of Sebring
Date: March 14-17, 2007
Location: Sebring, Fla., International Raceway
Track Type: 3.7-Mile Road Course, 17 Turns
Race: Round 1 of 12 Races, 10 a.m. American Le Mans Series
Distance: 12 Hours
Television: SPEED Channel, Live, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
2007 Upcoming ALMS Races
March 17 Sebring, Florida
March 31 St. Petersburg, Florida
April 14 Long Beach, California
April 21 Houston, Texas
May 20 Salt Lake City, Utah