The Michelin Green X Challenge competition ends at Petit Le Mans
The race was the first in which all five energy and fuels permitted in ALMS competition (GTL-diesel, E85R; E10; Isobutanol, and hybrid electric) were on track together in competition.
The Hilliard, Ohio-based BMW Rahal Letterman Racing team captured GT category honors and became the 12th different car from 10 teams and seven manufacturers to claim a Michelin Green X Challenge victory in 2010 ALMS competition.
Meanwhile, the Gloucestershire U.K/Bozeman, Mon. based Drayson Racing Lola Judd scored its third Michelin Green X Challenge Prototype victory of the season.
The big winners of the day however were the Danbury, Conn. based Highcroft HPD that claimed the year-long Michelin Green X Challenge Prototype honors and the Sonoma, Calif.-based Flying Lizard Porsche team that successfully defended its Michelin Green X Challenge GT championship.
“We are very proud to win the 2010 Michelin Green X Challenge championship,” said Highcroft team owner Duncan Dayton. “The ALMS has become a spot for rapid prototyping of technologies that can help the world. Hats off to the ALMS, and EPA, the DOE and the Michelin Green X Challenge. It’s only going to get more exciting as we bring in more and more technologies to make cars better.”