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Video: Closest-ever finish in ALMS thriller at Road America

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    Keith Collantine
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    Guy Smith held off Lucas Luhr by 0.083s in a thrilling finish to yesterday’s American Le Mans Series race at Road America.

    Luhr and team mate Klaus Graf had a race of recovery in the Pickett Racing HPD after a water leak cost them four laps.

    However they were able to recover the deficit through the four-hour race and a final safety car period brought them within range of the leaders with a quarter of an hour to go.

    Luhr spent the final laps of the race chasing down Guy Smith (Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda). The leaders also had to make up ground after starting near-last following a gearbox glitch in qualifying.

    The video below takes up the story from there – the final two laps are especially intense viewing as the leaders dodge through traffic around the high-speed Road America track – and Luhr makes a do-or-die move at the final corner…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5-0-auqptg&t=55s

    #207705
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    The_Pope
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    Wow. I’ve never watched it before but this was great. I don’t know who the Geordie commentator is but he makes a nice change :)

    #207706
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    91jb12
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    John Hindhaugh (I think i got the surname right!), he’s a really entertaining commentator and he does loads of sportscar stuff for radio le mans etc, I think he’s great

    #207707
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    MethylONE
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    Great finish, I couldn’t call it at any point, I kept changing my mind. Fantastic.

    #207708
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    Omar de la Cruz
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    Wow, great to see the battle go on even through heavy traffic! I thought it was about Bergmeister and Magnussen again, reminds me of this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brNtbaMadX4&feature=related

    #207709
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    -A-
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    That’s skill and a few delicate chunks of luck in combination. I really enjoyed watching this. Especially since you can see they respected each other and didn’t manage to take each other off on the run to the checkered flag…

    #207710
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    F1Yankee
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    John Hindhaugh (I think i got the surname right!), he’s a really entertaining commentator and he does loads of sportscar stuff for radio le mans etc, I think he’s great

    i agree, he’s 1 of my top 5. his partner there, who’s name escapes me, is also good. at le mans, he had some some excellent racing stories from the good/bad old days.

    #207711
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    Victor_RO
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    his partner there, who’s name escapes me, is also good. at le mans, he had some some excellent racing stories from the good/bad old days.

    Jeremy Shaw. Ex-pat Brit, runs a “driver ladder” for young US drivers and used to commentate on CART alongside Ben Edwards for Eurosport.

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