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.
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.
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.