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Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 Former Formula One driver Michele Alboreto was killed today during testing, Italian Press Agency ANSA reports. Alboreto was killed at the Lausitzring circuit in Germany while he was preparing for this year's Le Mans...

Fri 16 Mar 2001
Bob Wollek dies in highway accident

Bob Wollek dies in highway accident

SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2001) -- French sports car racer Bob Wollek, 58, died Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near Sebring International Raceway. Wollek was to compete in Saturday's 12 Hours of...

Tue 27 Feb 2001
APLMS: Dean Rainsford Adelaide cancellation transcript

APLMS: Dean Rainsford Adelaide cancellation transcript

The following is a transcript of a media conference conducted in Adelaide this morning regarding the South Australian Government's cancellation of the Adelaide Le Mans Series event. Good morning Firstly, I would like to tell some facts about ...

Sun 11 Mar 2001
Cinjo Viper set for Sebring

Cinjo Viper set for Sebring

St. Clair, Mich. - Cinjo Racing is ready to unveil its 2001 Viper Trans-Am entry at the Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring race weekend. The team, which began operating in October of 2000, has been working diligently to build the series' first Viper...

Sun 05 Aug 2001
Milka Duno profile

Milka Duno profile

By Lee Elder Milka Duno has five Masters Degrees, but she is trying now to master one of the toughest arts there is: She wants to be a winning driver at the highest levels in the world of motorsports. Duno, 29, has been racing professionally...

Fri 28 Sep 2001
Kyser Racing on the move

Kyser Racing on the move

Toronto, Canada - September 26, 2001 - Kyser Racing Team Owner and regular driver, Kye Wankum, today announced that would-be partner Ganendran Subramaniam had opted not to pursue an ownership stake in the team after all, in favour of pursuing his...

Wed 16 May 2001
Dennis Huth Joins Panoz Motor sports Group

Dennis Huth Joins Panoz Motor sports Group

BRASELTON, Ga. (May 14, 2001) -- Veteran motorsports executive Dennis Huth has joined the Panoz Motor Sports Group in a newly-created dual role that will include becoming President of Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc., as well as involvement...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
ETCC: Boris Said wins BMW Sports Trophy

ETCC: Boris Said wins BMW Sports Trophy

Munich/Going. American Boris Said has won the historic BMW Sports Trophy for the most successful BMW non-works racing driver in the 2001 season. A team-mate of Hans-Joachim Stuck, he was presented with the award at the BMW Motorsport Party held...

Wed 21 Mar 2001
Current standings post-Sebring

Current standings post-Sebring

<pre> AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES Prototype 900 Last race won by Rinaldo Capello, Michele Alboreto and Laurent Aiello at Sebring, Fla. Next race July 22 at Sonoma, Calif. 1 Rinaldo Capello (2) 59 2 Tom Kristensen (1) ...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Wollek funeral arrangements

Wollek funeral arrangements

ATLANTA, Georgia - March 22 -- Bob Wollek, of Strasbourg, France, who died on March 16 in a non-racing traffic accident in Sebring, Florida, will be laid to rest on Friday, March 30, in Klingenthal, France -- at the church where he was christened...

Tue 18 Dec 2001
Kuzzins Kustoms joins Shane Lewis' helmet design

Kuzzins Kustoms joins Shane Lewis' helmet design

JUPITER, Fla., Monday, December 17, 2001 -- Bill Cousins has added his company, Kuzzins Kustoms, as a backer of the helmet design contest created by Shane Lewis, TheRaceSite.com and Stand 21 to celebrate the 50th annual Mobil1 12 Hours at Sebring,...

Sat 28 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

Basiglio, Italy -- Family, friends, companions and fans attended the funeral of Audi works driver Michele Alboreto (44) at a service held on Friday afternoon at the Catholic Parrocchia Gesu Salvatore church in Basiglio, Italy, situated south-west...

Wed 05 Sep 2001
Audi S4 Laguna Seca preview

Audi S4 Laguna Seca preview

Auburn Hills, Mich. - Derek Bell and teammate Michael Galati, are ready to return to the track after more than a month off for round eight of the SCCA Pro Racing Speedvision World Challenge GT series race at Laguna Seca Raceway this ...

Fri 11 May 2001
Goodyear LeMans tire test wrap-up

Goodyear LeMans tire test wrap-up

American LeMans Series: In preparation for the 24 Hours of LeMans endurance racing classic this summer, 10 cars using Goodyear tires participated in a test session for race entrants at the venue. The test is an important event, as it is the only...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto biography

Michele Alboreto biography

Michele Alboreto Date of birth: 23 December 1956 Place of birth: Milan (I) Place of residence: Monte Carlo (MC) Status: Married to Nadia, two daughters Previous Le Mans races: 8 (Winner in 1997) Started career in: 1976 (Audi driver since ...

Sun 18 Mar 2001
Sebring standings after 8 hours

Sebring standings after 8 hours

Pos Car Class Driver/Team Car/Sponsor Lap Gap ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 2 P900 Tom Kristensen Audi R8 250 -- 2. 1...

Mon 19 Nov 2001
Lewis to debut in ARCA at Atlanta

Lewis to debut in ARCA at Atlanta

Shane Lewis to Make ARCA Debut in Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga., Monday, November 12, 2001 -- Shane Lewis, of Jupiter, Fla., will make his professional stock car racing debut with ARCA on Saturday, November 17th in the "Pork The Other White Meat 400" at...

Sun 18 Mar 2001
Sebring standings after 9 hours

Sebring standings after 9 hours

Pos Car Class Driver/Team Car/Sponsor Lap Gap ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 2 P900 Tom Kristensen Audi R8 278 -- 2. 1...

Wed 26 Sep 2001
An interview with Tom Purves

An interview with Tom Purves

The following is a transcript of an interview with Tom Purves, Chairman and CEO of BMW U.S. Holding, covering timely subjects such as BMW's involvement with Formula One, the company's support of the BMW M3 GTR in the American Le Mans Series, as...

Sat 03 Nov 2001
Fannin to head Media, Marketing at Road Atlanta

Fannin to head Media, Marketing at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, GA (Nov. 2, 2001) - Motorsports veteran Earl C. Fannin has been named Director of Media & Marketing at Road Atlanta and will be responsible for public relations, marketing, media buys and promotions. He will also assist with...

Fri 31 Aug 2001
IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

IRL: Elan Motorsport Technologies enjoys winning weekend

Elan Motorsport Technologies Enjoys Winning Weekend On Three Continents BRASELTON, Ga. (August 29, 2001) -- With two major race wins in the United States, two wins and a sweep of the top four positions in a European event, and two wins and a ...

Fri 07 Dec 2001
Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

Sears Point opens ticket sales for 2002

SONOMA, Calif. - Individual race tickets for NASCAR, NHRA and other 2002 events at the newly renovated Sears Point Raceway will go on sale Monday, Dec. 10. A variety of new seating options, including all-reserved advance tickets for the NASCAR ...

Sun 07 Oct 2001
Road Atlanta Porsche race report

Road Atlanta Porsche race report

TEN OF 12 PORSCHES ENTERED FINISH TOUGH 10 HOURS OF PETIT LE MANS; ALEX JOB RACING MCKENNA PORSCHES BATTLE BMW V8s TO THE END -Despite .5 - 1.5 second lap differences and a 30 hp. handicap, the 12 Porsche 911 GT3 RS racers at Petit Le Mans show...

Thu 12 Apr 2001
Westward Racing Donington preview

Westward Racing Donington preview

Successful Snetterton Shakedown Donington Park, Leicestershire, England: Westward Racing Group LLC and their Panoz LMP-1 Roadster S will make their debut today at this weekend's round of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) at Donington Park....

Sun 26 Aug 2001
BMW PTG M3 Mid-Ohio race report

BMW PTG M3 Mid-Ohio race report

LEXINGTON, Ohio. (August 25, 2001) - The fourth win in a row for BMW in round six of the 2001 American Le Mans Series in the ALMS Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio name today vaulted BMW into a 16-point lead in the GT manufacturer's championship and put Jorg...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Motorsport.com -- Chrysler announced in London today that it has officially withdrawn its support of Team Oreca and its effort to win the Le Mans 24 hour race. The team fielded a LMP900 prototype for the last two years, fourth overall was the best...

Wed 21 Mar 2001
Johansson Motorsport Sebring race report

Johansson Motorsport Sebring race report

17/03/01 : Race Notes at Four Hours Stefan Johansson started the No. 18 Gulf Oil sponsored Audi R8, which features the historic Gulf Racing livery from fourth position on the grid. Losing one position at the start to Jon Field in the Lola, ...

Fri 05 Oct 2001
Porsche Motorsports Petit Le Mans qualifying

Porsche Motorsports Petit Le Mans qualifying

-In a qualifying session which featured both wet and dry conditions, Porsche 911 GT3 RS racers ran well, but turn focus to 10-hour race to try and outlast faster BMWs- FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - October 5, 2001 - Determined to outlast the faster BMWs...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

Richard Sloop - Motorsport.com - This makes one to many times this year that I have had to start a story with the words "Racing has lost a great driver today". Michele Alboreto lost his life today on a testing track in Saxony, Germany. The...

Michele Alboreto est mort

Michele Alboreto est mort

La nouvelle est tombée mercredi dans la soirée dans un ccommuniqué du constructeur automobile Audi : Michele Alboreto est décédé au volant d'une Audi R8 sur le circuit de l'Eurospeedway Lausitz, près de Dresde (Allemagne). Une tragédie...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
BMW Team PTG to nnveil M3 GTRs at Sears Point

BMW Team PTG to nnveil M3 GTRs at Sears Point

SONOMA, Calif., (July 12, 2001) - First on BMW Team PTG's to-do list this month is to introduce another winning thoroughbred at the X-Factor Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sears Point Raceway, the third round of the 2001 American Le Mans Series, as BMW...

Sat 17 Mar 2001
ALMS partners With HSR for Historic IMSA GTP Series

ALMS partners With HSR for Historic IMSA GTP Series

INDIANAPOLIS (March 16, 2001) -- Fans of historic sports cars will have three opportunities later this year to see famous cars of the past in action prior to American Le Mans Series races thanks to a new alliance. The Historic...

Tue 21 Aug 2001
RACE: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

RACE: Mid-Ohio fact sheet

<pre> WHAT: American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio American Le Mans Series Round Six of Nine The weekend marks the Midwest debut of the American Le Mans Series and the return of the Trans-Am Series to Mid-Ohio Sports Car...

Fri 23 Nov 2001
Staff promotions, new admin position announcement

Staff promotions, new admin position announcement

Evenson Joins ALMS Staff In New Television Position; Purgason, Marr Promoted, Receive New Duties BRASELTON, Ga. (November 20, 2001) -- Longtime sports business and media executive John Evenson has joined the American Le Mans Series in ...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
New sports car team links up with Reynard

New sports car team links up with Reynard

8th November 2001 - Vic Lee Racing (VLR) is set to expand its motorsport operation with a move into Sportscar racing next year and plans to link up with Reynard for the teams' debut are moving ahead in preparation for the 2002 season. The...

Sat 18 Aug 2001
Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche Mosport preview

Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche Mosport preview

Alex Job Racing, Mckenna Porsche Look Forward To A Repeat American Le Mans Series Mosport Performance Bowmanville, ON - August 16, 2001- If history repeats itself, the Alex Job Racing, McKenna Porsche racing team will be in good shape come...