Scott Atherton Statement
Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, offered this statement following yesterday’s announcement (December 18) regarding Dyson Racing's plans for the 2007 season with Porsche and two of its RS Spyders:

"This is a tremendous development for Dyson Racing, Porsche and the American Le Mans Series. As everyone is aware, Porsche's customer program in GT2 is second-to-none, and from the beginning we received commitments from Porsche that its LMP2 program would be a replica: a world-class manufacturer providing top-notch customer service with a very competitive race car. The groundwork was laid in 2006 and with this announcement we are seeing the leading edge of fulfillment in this program."

"At the same time, we are aware of the potential effect this could have on our LMP1 class. While Audi has not finalized its plans for 2007, we fully expect the diesel-powered R10 TDIs to be actively competing in the American Le Mans Series. We are proud and pleased to see the commitment of Michael Lewis and everyone at Autocon Motorsports for their two-car LMP1 effort for next season. In addition there also has been significant interest from Creation Autosportif following its tremendous showing at Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and the same can be said about Zytek and its potential participation next year. Needless to say we believe the content and quality of our premier class will continue to be a focal point and featured element of the American Le Mans Series."


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