A Natural Gas Prototype at the 2013 ALMS (CNG - Patrick Racing)25 June 2012
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) authorized Patrick Racing to race with a natural gas vehicle for the 2013 American Le Mans Series, famous North American Endurance Championship.
This first is part of a general will of the ALMS to be a laboratory for alternative energies. For several years many cars are using biofuels of first or second generation, the ALMS also welcomed the Porsche GT3R Hybrid for tests in real conditions.
Scott Elkins, COO of the IMSA states that the use of natural gas is an important step for positioning the Championship as a world leader in responsible racing, and that the ALMS is already the only race series to meet the Green Racing protocol launched by the U.S. Department of energy.
Competing in the Prototype Challenge class, Patrick Racing will aim to demonstrate that natural gas can meet the requirements of an endurance race ... For example, its very high octane (130) is ideal fuel for the race!
After the 24 hours of Le Mans and a 2012 edition won by hybrids Endurance and Racing become laboratories of new technologies as GreenGT will have the chance to demonstrate at the 2013 edition of the 24h of Le Mans, racing their hydrogen prototype, the GreenGT H2 presented this year.
Article by Quentin Maizières
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