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Sheesh, at least Jaguar tried in Formula 1 for a few years before throwing in the towel.

http://www.speedtv.com/articles/auto/roadracing/13137/

Oh well, maybe if Audi decided to put some money into something besides their R8 race program, there might be some money left for Lamborghini racing.

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This Sucks!

I was just about to order my tickets for the ALMS season final at Laguna Seca. I still enjoy the ALMS series but this was the icing on the cake.

WTF, can't Lamborghini support it only chance at having a credible racing program. The other Italian teams (F-Car) are finally getting established.

Disappointed! :mad:
 

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Jalpa LeMans Racing Team ~ Applications now being taken!

OK, I'm taking my Jalpa to the shop for big fat racing slicks, bigger wing, turbo's, radical body lit, harnesses.

We need the L-T Jalpa racing team to fill the gap.

Somebody's gotta give Lambo a presence in the racing world. Lookout ProDrive :whip:

Those C5R Vettes days are numbered.

Saleen S7's don't have a chance.

So who wants to sign on, Sorry Jalpa's only, apparently the V12's can't cut it.
 

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Well, that's some disapointing news. I was just starting to get excited about the ALMS precisely because Lambo was involved. Besides, Lambo needs to have track representation. Racing heritage helps sell cars, and helps push engineering development. Hopefully, Lambo will see the error of their ways and get more factory participation in the future.

Good luck with the Jalpa Team! :)
 

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ALMS - Krohn-Barbour Racing Discontinues Lamborghini Program
Written by: RACER staff
Houston, Texas – 9/28/2004 The Krohn-Barbour Lamborghinis apparently have raced for the last time. (LAT photo)

Krohn-Barbour Racing has announced it will not enter its two Lamborghini Murciélago R-GTs in the season finale of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca, Oct. 14-16, and has discontinued its program with the Italian cars.

Krohn-Barbour Racing was established this year by Tracy Krohn and sports car legend Dick Barbour, and has contested most rounds of the ALMS since taking delivery of the two Lamborghinis in mid-June, shortly before the second of the series’ nine races. The team’s two cars were driven by David Brabham/Peter Kox and Tracy Krohn/Scott Maxwell.

“We always knew the Lamborghini would need some development work, being a new race car, but we went into this program having been promised a level of factory support that in my opinion was not delivered,” said Krohn. “Krohn-Barbour negotiated with Lamborghini ahead of the season and reached an agreement in good faith. Krohn-Barbour has honored all of its commitments. Unfortunately Lamborghini didn’t provide the draft contract until the day before delivery of the second car, and in my opinion this failed to reflect the original agreement. Discussions with Lamborghini at Petit Le Mans last weekend failed to resolve this.

“This is a disappointment, but it’s also an opportunity. There are other race cars and other types of race cars out there. Krohn-Barbour Racing has set very high standards in preparation, engineering, and presentation, and is evaluating options with a view to a new program in 2005 and beyond.”

ALMS president Scott Atherton expressed the organization’s disappointment at the news.

“The Lamborghinis have been some of the most popular cars that have ever competed in the American Le Mans Series and were very well-received by fans everywhere they went this season,” Atherton said. “We are very sad to see the Lamborghini program discontinued.

"Tracy Krohn, Dick Barbour and everyone at Krohn-Barbour Racing have put forth a very strong and professional effort with these cars and we certainly applaud their work ethic and presentation. Tracy has kept us in the loop every step of the way and it is most unfortunate that this program could not reach its full potential
 

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Yeah, I was so excited when Lamborghini first announced it! And, the icing on the cake was hearing that Aston Martin was going to compete next year too!

Man, the GTS field would have been great! Corvette's, Saleen, Viper, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and possibily the Ferrari 550's!

I guess we can scrub Lambo off that list now... :mad:

Larry, do you think the motormounts on our Jalpa's could stand up to 1000 miles at the Petit LeMans????? :eek:

Mike
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Of course we don't know all the details but I would imagine that KB would not have thrown in the towl without good reason. From what I read it was not a money issue but a lack of support from the factory. There is no excuse for it. Lamborghini could have been on the verge of racing greatness with a little more time and money spent. It is just a little frustrating to see Maserati (Ferrari) putting the MC12 on the podium in two races.

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http://www.motorsport.com/news/article.asp?ID=169771&FS=ALMS-LEMANS
 

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Some photos I found on another site.

The duct tape is a nice touch.


Opps, off ya go.


PUSH!! PUSH!! PUSH!! A little help here please?
 

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Not Quite ALMS But Still Cool

To bad about the Lambo ALMS but maybe this pic can tide you guys over. I'm chasing (but not catching) an F40 LM driven by 3 time Le Mans winner Roland Linder at Pikes Peak Raceway in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Good fun!!!!
 
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