dsc 2005 Awards 9 – North American Team of the Year
Corvette Racing and their season long tormentors
ACEMCO are both mentioned fondly here - a fine GT1 season long battle
meant that the factory team could never relax. Not for results but
rather for their persistence throughout the season, with a car that
proved to be off the pace and ineligible for points, they were there
throughout and that’s enough to gain a vote for Maserati Corse
from one of our panel.
IMSA’s race day crew are an unusual but very
worthy nomination here too: there is no better team of behind the
scenes professionals in sportscar racing.
The top three here though are all racers through
Third slot goes to Dyson Racing for the gallant
pursuit of the Audis throughout the season and the pair of race
wins along the way.
Second place, but only just, goes to a popular winner
in the GT2 category – Petersen White Lightning has long been
in the shadow of the Alex Job Racing freight train, but 2005 saw
that change. Pace, great strategy and openness are a great combination
– a season long driver pairing of Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick
Long is tough on the seat runner mechanism but proved to be a winning
formula in a season of world class GT racing.
winning team here though saw off a spirited attack from a top class
outfit. The team’s two car effort was spotlessly prepared
and raced, driven by a stellar driving squad and provided yet more
race wins for the evergreen Audi R8, despite ever increasing obstacles
placed in its path. A win at Le Mans was a great big juicy cherry
on top of its season.
The dailysportscar.com Team of the Year
2005 for North America is ADT Champion Audi.
“Attention to detail.” – Graham
Le Mans, Petit Le Mans and the ALMS – enough said!”
– Russell Wittenberg.