New ALMS Tire Regs.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California, USA – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), sanctioning body for the American Le Mans Series, today announced new regulations regarding tire usage and testing designed to help racing teams and tire manufacturers control costs.

The regulations take effect immediately upon the conclusion of the season-ending Audi Sports Car Championships event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., Oct. 16.

Referring to the committee of teams and manufacturers recently created to advise the sanctioning body on rules and previously reported on dailysportscar, Tim Mayer, Chief Operating Officer of IMSA said, "For the first time, a cooperative mechanism has been established in which we can work with teams and manufacturers to establish rules that are good for everyone and sensibly limit the costs of racing. The ACO is working hand in glove with us to help create this environment."

The new rules cap the number of tires any American Le Mans Series car can use in pre-race sessions, including the race day warm-up, to 20 dry tires. The number of tires that can be used in the race will remain open. Intermediate tires will be eliminated, and a single wet tire per tire manufacturer, per class, will be allowed. Teams may also use only one set of tires in qualifying.

 

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