INDIANAPOLIS (December 11, 2000) -- The 2001 schedule for the American
Le Mans Series has been completed with the addition of an event at
Britain's Donington Park, series officials have announced.
The Donington Park event will take place on...
Local stars Jason Bright and Greg Murphy have completed their first laps
aboard the Panoz LMP-1 sportscar which they will drive in Adelaide's Race of
a Thousand Years from December 29 to 31.
The Australian/New Zealand combination spent two days...
- The Race of a Thousand Years will have an added touch of glamour with
exciting fashion parades scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the race
weekend. Featuring the latest fashions from Kloe, Morrisey, Wayne Cooper,
Razak, Vlad, Tim O'Conner and...
Peter Cunningham has won the BMW Sports Trophy 2000 to become
the world's most successful non-works BMW driver. The American was at the
wheel of a BMW M3 in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as
well as the Speedvision World ...
With three Australian Grand Prix celebrity races under his belt, Iron Man
legend Grant Kenny already has a host of experience on the Adelaide circuit.
But the Queenslander is now set to do battle with "real racers" rather than
celebrities in the...
** Tom Kristensen
has been named as the replacement for departing Allan McNish on the American
Le Mans Series championship-winning Audi R8 team for the 2001 season, Audi
officials announced on Tuesday.
Kristensen will join returnees
While you may not be able to join the winners on the podium at the Race of a
Thousand Years on New Year's Eve, race fans will get a unique opportunity to
welcome the international stars today.
The newest founding sponsor to join Le Mans...
Audi has finally made the decision to sell the two American Le Mans
Series-spec R8 chassis to private teams. Stefan Johansson is favourite to
land one chassis for competition in the European Le Mans Series which
includes the Sebring 12 hours, the...
has been dropped from the GM Chevrolet Corvette team after a
single season of racing.
in the lead
joins the line-up for the long distance events.
Edwards, a young...
- The Race of a Thousand Years could not take place without the help of
volunteer marshals who ensure the smooth running of all the on-track action.
In total, there are more than 900 volunteer officials involved including
four from the U.S., two...
Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver
Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the
Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany.
Fitzgerald, the 2000 ...
It is with great sadness that Panoz Motor Sports report the sudden and
unexpected death of John Baldwin.
John, who was 59, died of heart failure in the early hours of Tuesday
morning (28th) while in Kershaw, South Carolina where the Panoz team...
With Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years now less than a month away, changes
to roads around South Australia's internationally renowned street circuit
begin tomorrow, Saturday, December 2.
Dequetteville Terrace will be restricted to two lanes...
** American Le Mans Series race teams are in the process of shipping
cars and equipment across the Pacific for the Dec. 31 Race of a Thousand
Years in Adelaide, Australia. The event will be the 12th and final race
of the 2000 season for the ...
Aston Martin to Le Mans in 2002
Aston Martin could return to Le Mans for the first time since 1989 and
become the third historic British manufacturer to line up on the grid
alongside Bentley and MG in 2002. Their entry would signal a ...
- Construction is continuing for Le Mans Adelaide with two of the spectator
bridges now in place. Lane closures on Dequetteville Terrace begin on
December 2 with traffic restricted to two lanes each way. Please note
access to the city via...
** The date is drawing closer for the 2000 American Le Mans Series
season finale, the "Race of a Thousand Years" on the Adelaide,
Australia, street circuit, on Sunday, Dec. 31. The event will be a
ALMS cars will take to the ...
INDIANAPOLIS (November 21, 2000) -- Three standout drivers from the American
Le Mans Series have been nominated for the 2000 Auto Racing All-America
Team, a 12-driver group chosen by the motorsports media.
Nominated in the road racing category...
- Greg Murphy and Mark Noske's test aboard the Panoz LMP-1 has been switched
to the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia. The duo will now leave for the U.S.
on Friday, November 24 and will test alongside David Brabham who will be
testing the new 2001...
INDIANAPOLIS (November 20, 2000) -- At this moment, Dick Barbour
Racing's three Porsche 911 GT3 R race cars are literally riding the high
seas, and will be for the next few weeks.
Except for drivers and crew, everything the team needs to compete...
Excitement is beginning to build in the Canadian province of Quebec
for the Aug. 25, 2001, debut of the American Le Mans Series at historic
le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Motorsports enters a new era as the venerable
track, which has embodied the ...
Munich. The end of its second season in the American Le Mans Series
(ALMS) marks the retirement of one of the most successful
open-topped sports cars of recent decades. Triumphs before capacity
crowds, action-packed races and happy endings - the...
Bentley's 'satisfying' test
Optimism surrounds the Bentley EXP Speed 8 which completed a two-day test at
Monza last week with James Weaver at the wheel, a week after its roll-out
run at Snetterton. "It was a systems check and to see if we have ...
Last year's Bathurst winner Greg Murphy is set to join Mark Noske in the
third Panoz LMP-1 prototype car at the Race of a Thousand Years. Murphy has
been called in to replace Craig Lowndes who has run into contract
difficulties with his V8...
Local heroes Greg Murphy and Mark Noske are set to head to the United States
next week to get their first taste of a Le Mans Prototype racecar.
The duo are scheduled to do battle with the international stars in
Adelaide's Race of a Thousand...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 13, 2000) -- Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc.
(SPORTS CAR), the sanctioning body which organizes and officiates the
American Le Mans Series, has announced the addition of driver, manufacturer
and team championships...
The American Le Mans Series is in a schedule break, but will conclude its
12-race 2000 season with the running of the "Race of a Thousand Years" in
Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31. The six-hour race will be run on the famed
Adelaide street circuit...
V8 Supercar star Craig Lowndes may be forced out of the Panoz Le Mans Series
team for the season-closing Race of Thousand Years on the streets of
Lowndes was confirmed in August to co-drive a Panoz LMP-1 with Mark Noske in
The Bentley marque will return to Le Mans next June, 71 years after
achieving its fifth and last victory in the 24-Hour race. An entirely new
car, the Bentley EXP Speed 8, has been under secret development by Racing
Technology Norfolk for the past...
** The American Le Mans Series will conclude its 12-race 2000 season
with the running of the "Race of a Thousand Years" in Adelaide,
Australia, on Dec. 31. The six-hour race will be run on the famed
Adelaide street circuit that formerly hosted ...
Professional Sports Car Racing has issued a revision in
the Prototype Driver point standings.
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES POINT STANDINGS
Las Vegas Motor Speedway event
(As of 11/1/00)
1. Allan McNish 260
AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES POINT STANDINGS
Las Vegas Motor Speedway event
(As of 10/30/00)
1. Allan McNish 264
2. Rinaldo Capello 253
3. Emanuele Pirro 236
4. Frank Biela 235
5. Jorg Muller 233
6. JJ Lehto 231
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 29, 2000) -- BMW scored podium
finishes in two classes of the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix
of Las Vegas. The two-hour 45-minute sprint on the 2.25-mile Las
Vegas Motor Speedway road course was the final race...
Las Vegas, Nevada - Michael Galati, driving the Champion Audi/Audi S4
Competition, won the Speedvision GT race at the Grand Prix of Las Vegas from
The win is the first for the Audi S4 program this season. The previous best
Las Vegas, Nevada - Audi clinched the driver's title of the American Le Mans
Series (ALMS) with a 1-2 at Las Vegas. Only his teammate Rinaldo Capello can
catch championship leading Audi driver Allan McNish in the final round at
Adelaide on ...
Audi duo Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro dodged a dramatic crash to take
victory in round 11 of the Le Mans Series Championship at Las Vegas today.
For the second race in a row, Australia's David Brabham had his chances of
victory stolen with...