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Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Mowlem renews with Corsa Motorsports

Mowlem renews with Corsa Motorsports

CORSA MOTORSPORTS RETAINS MOWLEM IN 2009 1st December 2008 -- Announced today is that British racing star Johnny Mowlem will remain with the Corsa Motorsports team with full factory support from Zytek Engineering for the...

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing complete first test

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing complete first test

BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING TEAM SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES FIRST ROUND OF TESTING WITH NEW BMW M3 HILLIARD, Ohio (December 1, 2008) -- The all-new BMW M3 that signals the return of BMW to American sportscar competition in 2009 successfully completed...

BMW newsletter 2008-11-29

BMW newsletter 2008-11-29

BMW lines up again in 2009 WTCC - Return to the ALMS. Munich, 29th November 2008. In 2009 BMW Motorsport will put its touring and sports car programmes into action on several popular stages, and will use racing versions of the BMW 3 series to ...

NA-F2000: Mosport releases 2009 schedule

NA-F2000: Mosport releases 2009 schedule

MOSPORT RELEASES 2009 MAJOR EVENT SCHEDULE BOWMANVILLE, ON (December 1, 2008) - Mosport International Raceway's 2009 major event schedule, released today, will again feature the only Canadian stop in North America's premier...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Series notes on Audi R15 debut at Sebring 2009

Series notes on Audi R15 debut at Sebring 2009

SEBRING DEBUT FOR NEW AUDI R15 TDI The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has long seen debuts of the most successful sports cars in endurance racing. The 57th edition - presented by Fresh from Florida on March 21, 2009 - will be no different as...

Audi Motorsport based on three pillars in the future

Audi Motorsport based on three pillars in the future

Ingolstadt -- In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM. Additionally, with the new Audi R8...

de Ferran Motorsports re-sign Pagenaud

de Ferran Motorsports re-sign Pagenaud

DE FERRAN SECURES PAGENAUD FOR ACURA'S 2009 LMP1 DEBUT INDIANAPOLIS, IN (26 NOVEMBER, 2008) -- Frenchman Simon Pagenaud will return to the cockpit of the de Ferran Motorsports Acura in 2009 after being re-signed by the team following his ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Nine American teams invited to Le Mans

Nine American teams invited to Le Mans

NINE SERIES TEAMS AMONG EARLY LE MANS INVITEES Eleven entries and nine teams from the American Le Mans Series received automatic invitations to next year's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest announced the first 29...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Sun 23 Nov 2008
Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Muller

Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Muller

TAFEL RACING REFLECTIONS: DIRK MÜLLER It almost seems like Dirk Müller never left the American Le Mans Series. In his first full season back since 2001, a year after he won the Series' GT driver championship. After driving...

Fri 21 Nov 2008
Brabham family statement

Brabham family statement

50th ANNIVERSARY 1959 - 2009 Celebrating Sir Jack Brabham's first Formula 1 World Championship Official statement from the Brabham family Ferndown, Dorset, November 20, 2008: The Brabham family would like to absolutely and categorically...

The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The 2009 set of regulations defined by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has already come out; it contains the technical regulations for all entrants in the LM P1 and LM P2 prototype categories and LM GT1 and LM GT2 grand touring car categories. This...

Series notes on BMW, RLR first test of new M3

Series notes on BMW, RLR first test of new M3

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team got its first "meet and greet" with the new BMW M3 on Wednesday at Road Atlanta, a chilly day that saw the North American debut of BMW's newest GT2 challenger. Jorg Muller, the 2001 GT champion in the American Le...

Wed 19 Nov 2008
Series on Rahal Letterman Racing drivers announcement

Series on Rahal Letterman Racing drivers announcement

AUBERLEN, HAND JOIN BMW, RAHAL LETTERMAN For its return to the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series in 2009, BMW of North America signed Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand as its first two drivers for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team's new BMW M3....

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing names Auberlen, Hand

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing names Auberlen, Hand

BILL AUBERLEN AND JOEY HAND TO DRIVE FOR BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING TEAM IN THE AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES HILLIARD, Ohio -- BMW of North America, LLC and Rahal Letterman Racing have named Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand as the first two drivers of...

Mon 17 Nov 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-11-16

Audi newsletter 2008-11-16

Le Mans Series honours the winning Audi team LMS: The successful Le Mans Series winning squad Audi Sport Team Joest was honoured in a celebratory atmosphere in front of 500 guests on Saturday evening in Paris. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Farnbacher

Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Farnbacher

TAFEL RACING REFLECTIONS: DOMINIK FARNBACHER Tafel Racing's Dominik Farnbacher came of age in 2008. The 24-year-old German didn't just score his first American Le Mans Series victory last season...he won four times and also finished second in...

Patrick Long 2008 season review

Patrick Long 2008 season review

Patrick Long put the wraps on a successful season a few weeks ago at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a season in which he and teammate Sascha Maassen claimed four podium finishes and helped Porsche claim another manufacturer's championship in the ...

Wed 12 Nov 2008
VICI Racing reflects on inaugural season

VICI Racing reflects on inaugural season

VICI RACING - 2008 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES - SEASON REFLECTIONS Miami, Florida - A promising inaugural season in the world's most competitive sports car championship, one that offers a solid platform to build upon, and highlights that a strong...

Series interview - Dirk Werner memories

Series interview - Dirk Werner memories

A SEASON OF MEMORIES FOR DIRK WERNER To be sure, the 2008 American Le Mans Series was a season to remember for Farnbacher Loles Racing's Dirk Werner. The 27-year-old German was the lead driver for the team's first full season with a Porsche 911...

Tue 11 Nov 2008
David Brabham recognized by Autosport readers

David Brabham recognized by Autosport readers

Brabham Voted Number One Again David Brabham captured the imagination of motorsport fans across the globe with his characteristic last lap charges that kept crowds on the edge of their seats and saw him narrowly miss out on the American Le ...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Audi 2008 season review

Audi 2008 season review

Audi celebrates most successful motorsport season Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm -- Four rings, four wins. The end of season party at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most...

Sat 08 Nov 2008
Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Tony Dowe

Series spotlight - Tafel Racing's Tony Dowe

TAFEL RACING REFLECTIONS: TONY DOWE Tony Dowe has long been considered one of sports car racing's most brilliant minds. It showed again in 2008 as Tafel Racing scored four GT2 victories and a runner-up championship finish in...

Thu 06 Nov 2008
Dyson Racing ends Porsche partnership

Dyson Racing ends Porsche partnership

Dyson Racing statement on Porsche Partnership POUGHKEEPSIE, NY November 6, 2008 -- Dyson Racing has announced that with the end of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season, they will be concluding their partnership with Porsche Motorsport and ...

Tue 04 Nov 2008
Mazda statement on B-K Motorsports closing

Mazda statement on B-K Motorsports closing

Mazda statement regarding the retirement of Bob Bach/closing of B-K Motorsports "Retirements always leave mixed feelings. We're happy for Bob, but we're sad that we won't be seeing him at the track on a regular basis. Bob and the entire B-K...

Bob Bach retirement announced

Bob Bach retirement announced

Bob Bach Announces Retirement; B-K Motorsports Puts Checkered Flag on Four Seasons of Campaigning Mazda's American Le Mans Series Program (Saukville, Wisc.) Friday, October 31, 2008 -- B-K Motorsports announced today that they will be closing ...

Sat 01 Nov 2008
Laguna Seca: Pierre Ehret race report

Laguna Seca: Pierre Ehret race report

Pierre Ehret at Finale Round of the American Le Mans Series at California For the 10th round of the American Le Mans Series Pierre Ehret started at Laguna Seca (California) in the team of Tafel Racing in a Ferrari F430 GTC. After a hard race he...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Series post-season spotlight - Jonny Crocker

Series post-season spotlight - Jonny Crocker

LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD WITH JONNY COCKER Jonny Cocker recently completed his first year driving against the teams and racing on the circuits of the American Le Mans Series. Reflecting on the speed and performance of his and co-pilot Paul...

Thu 30 Oct 2008
Primetime's Chris Hall reflects on 2008 season

Primetime's Chris Hall reflects on 2008 season

2008 REFLECTIONS FROM PRIMETIME'S HALL In the traditional sense, Chris Hall is one of those drivers who wasn't quite a rookie in 2008. Oh sure, it was his first full season of competition in the American Le Mans Series but the British-born ...

Mon 27 Oct 2008
McNish quotes on Driver of the Decade award

McNish quotes on Driver of the Decade award

AUDI'S McNISH SAYS THANK YOU Ever gracious, Allan McNish has a simple message for the fans who recently voted him the American Le Mans Series' Driver of the Decade: Thank you. "I'd like to thank everybody from the American Le Mans Series who...

Sun 26 Oct 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-10-26

Audi newsletter 2008-10-26

First DTM title for Timo Scheider DTM: The most extensive motorsport programme in the history of AUDI AG is now the most successful one as well: following the triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the title wins at the Le Mans series in ...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Porsche Back To Le Mans? The American Le Mans Series finale at Laguna Seca was a blogger's dream. There was a twisted rumor behind every gnarly tree on the hills and outcroppings surrounding the northern ...

Series post-season spotlight - Corvette Racing

Series post-season spotlight - Corvette Racing

CORVETTE RACING READIES FOR GT2 CHALLENGE The start of the 2009 American Le Mans Series will mark the end of an era for Corvette Racing. GM's factory team will focus on its transition to a new GT2 program that will debut in the second half of...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
Laguna Seca: Darren Law race report

Laguna Seca: Darren Law race report

Darren Law Takes Top Five Finish in ALMS Season Finale After a season of ups and downs, Porsche endurance racing specialist Darren Law finished 2008 on a high note taking a well earned fifth place in the Saturday running of the Monterey Sports...

Corvette Racing Night of Champions report

Corvette Racing Night of Champions report

Corvette Racing Celebrates Post-Season Awards; Doug Fehan Wins "From the Fans" Award, Mike West Named GT1 Mechanic of the Year MONTEREY, Calif. -- Corvette Racing won accolades in the American Le Mans Series award ceremony following the season...

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