To Martin Short – A “Prix Special”
The Rollcentre boss had pleasant surprise to lift his gloomy mood last weekend – at the Le Mans Series Awards evening in Paris.

The champions in each category were presented with their trophies – and then Martin Short was called up to receive a “Prix Special” on behalf of his Rollcentre Racing, which in his words “recognised our efforts and our miserably bad luck this year”.

“We’re a family race team and we really feel part of the Le Mans family.”

That story continues into 2007 as the English team jumps back up to LMP1, with its new Pescarolo chassis.

“I think the Le Mans Series organisers thought that we should have had some really good results this year, but something always seemed to happen ten minutes from the end.”

The classic tale of misfortune occurred at Donington Park, with the broken ring gear indeed happening ten minutes from the end of the 1000 km. RML took the victory – and then received their massive dose of misfortune four weeks later at Jarama. That occurred six minutes from the end of the Spanish race.

Here’s Rob Barff – when he looked to be stroking it home at Donington Park, in the Rollcentre Radical. More Rollcentre news on Wednesday.

These were the final Le Mans Series Team Points for 2006:

LMP1 Team Points
1 PESCAROLO SPORT 17 PESCAROLO C60 JUDD 50
CHAMPIONS LM ENTRY
2 CREATION AUTOSPORTIF 9 CREATION CA06/H - 002 20 LM ENTRY
- CHAMBERLAIN - SYNERGY MOTORSPORT 19 LOLA B06-10 - AER 20
4 SWISS SPIRIT 5 COURAGE LC70 - JUDD 19
5 ZYTEK 2 ZYTEK 06S 10
6 LISTER STORM RACING 6 LISTER STORM HYBRID 8
- CREATION AUTOSPORTIF 10 CREATION CA06/H - 001 8
8 COURAGE COMPETITION 12 COURAGE LC 70 MUGEN 7
9 RACING FOR HOLLAND 14 DOME MUGEN 6
10 COURAGE COMPETITION 13 COURAGE LC 70 MUGEN 4
11 PROTRAN COMPETITION 15 PROTRAN RS06/H 1

LMP2 Team Points
1 BARAZI - EPSILON 32 COURAGE C65-AER 28
CHAMPIONS LM ENTRY
2 RML 25 MG LOLA EX264 26 LM ENTRY
3 PIERRE BRUNEAU 20 PILBEAM MP93-01PB - JUDD 24
4 ASM TEAM RACING FOR PORTUGAL 40 LOLA B05/40 - AER 20
BINNIE MOTORSPORTS 24 LOLA 05/42 20
6 KRUSE MOTORSPORT 44 COURAGE C65 JUDD 12
7 PAUL BELMONDO RACING 36 COURAGE C65 - FORD 12
8 CHAMBERLAIN - SYNERGY MOTORSPORT 39 LOLA B05/40 - AER 10
9 G-FORCE 35 COURAGE C65-JUDD 7
10 ROLLCENTRE RACING 22 RADICAL SR9 JUDD 6
11 PAUL BELMONDO RACING 37 COURAGE C65 5
12 TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL 21 RADICAL SR9 AER 4

GT1 Team Points
1 ASTON MARTIN RACING LARBRE 50 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 32
CHAMPIONS LM ENTRY
2 CONVERS MENX TEAM 67 FERRARI 550 MARANELLO 28 LM ENTRY
3 TEAM ORECA 55 SALEEN S7R 25
- LUC ALPHAND AVENTURES 72 CORVETTE C5-R 25
5 TEAM MODENA 63 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 16
- PSI EXPERIENCE 70 CORVETTE C6-R 16
7 CIRTEK MOTORSPORT 61 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 13
8 CIRTEK MOTORSPORT 62 ASTON MARTIN DBR9 9

GT2 Team Points
1 AUTORLANDO SPORT 76 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 34
CHAMPIONS LM ENTRY
2 TEAM LNT 82 PANOZ ESPERANTE GTLM 21 LM ENTRY
3 TEAM LNT 81 PANOZ ESPERANTE GTLM 20
4 VIRGO MOTORSPORT 99 FERRARI F430 GT 19
5 IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT 92 PORSCHE 996 RSR 18
6 GPC SPORT SRL 97 FERRARI F430 GT 17
7 SPYKER SQUADRON 86 SPYKER C8 SPYDER GT-2R 12
8 GPC SPORT SRL 83 FERRARI 430 GT 10
- SPYKER SQUADRON 85 SPYKER C8 SPYDER GT-2R 10
10 AUTORLANDO SPORT 78 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 8
11 FARNBACHER 90 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 8
12 PERSPECTIVE 75 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 8
13 FARNBACHER 80 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 5
14 SEIKEL 77 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 2
15 JWA 96 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 1
- ICE POL 73 PORSCHE GT3 RSR 1

 

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