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Mon 22 Dec 2008
Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009Headline

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009

The good news keeps coming for the European-based Le Mans Series, as Saulnier Racing announced Friday that it will expand its operations to campaign two LM P2-class Pescarolo Mazda MZR-Rs next season. The French squad led by Jacques Nicolet has ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entriesHeadline

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing...

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challengesHeadline

Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challenges

Following last week's driver announcement from Flying Lizard Motorsports, fellow Porsche competitor Farnbacher Loles Racing confirmed that reigning American Le Mans Series GT2 co-champion and Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will pair with 2007...

Whincup pilots his way to his first championshipHeadline

Whincup pilots his way to his first championship

The Winner, Three Retirements and Two New Tracks in 2009 Team Vodafone pilot Jamie Whincup won his first V8 Supercar Championship on Saturday afternoon during the first of the three race format for the final round of the Series. However, all...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test dayHeadline

ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test day

Following in the footsteps of other auto racing sanctioning bodies, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has taken cost-cutting measures into its own hands. The organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced Monday that it has canceled its test day at...

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...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

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...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaignHeadline

EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaign

As the 2008 American Le Mans Series season dawned, a unique team with a green approach was on the grid. A partnership by British-based Barwell Motorsport and Paul Drayson, former Minister of Defense Procurement for Britain's House of Lords, became...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
RML switches to Mazda power for 2009Headline

RML switches to Mazda power for 2009

The face of the LM P2 category of the European-based Le Mans Series has been transforming during the off-season. While a number of top-flight teams have discontinued its programs, others have been forging ahead with plans for the coming year. RML...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009Headline

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009

Le Mans Series stalwarts Quifel-ASM Team will have a new weapon of choice as it embarks on the 2009 season. The Portuguese team announced Tuesday that it has purchased a Ginetta-Zytek 09S for the LM P2 category of the European-based championship,...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Audi takes surprise Silverstone win and titleHeadline

Audi takes surprise Silverstone win and title

Heading into Sunday's season-ending Le Mans Series race, Team Peugeot Total was the odds on favorites for taking LM P1 top honors. Wins in all four of the previous races this season gave the French Lions a comfortable margin over their German ...

Sun 14 Sep 2008
Peugeot sweeps front row in qualifying at SilverstoneHeadline

Peugeot sweeps front row in qualifying at Silverstone

Team Peugeot Total once again flexed its muscle in qualifying, as Stephane Sarrazin claimed the overall pole for Sunday's Le Man Series season-ending Silverstone 1000km. Sarrazin turned a 1:30.359 lap time in his No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP,...

Sat 26 Jul 2008
Bomarito wins first race in Edmonton doubleheaderHeadline

Bomarito wins first race in Edmonton doubleheader

Jonathan Bomarito capitalized on an error by pole sitter James Hinchcliffe to take the lead and eventually the win the first of two races at the Rexall Edmonton Indy in the Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Series Championship Powered by Mazda.

Thu 24 Jul 2008
Carl Skerlong's one lap of EdmontonHeadline

Carl Skerlong's one lap of Edmonton

Pacific Coast Motorsports' Katie Brannan, public relations and team driver Carl Skerlong, treat the Motorsport.com readers to what it takes to run one lap of Edmonton. The Atlantic Championship series team is preparing for a doubleheader this ...

Fri 20 Jun 2008
Audi still celebrating historic Le Mans victoryHeadline

Audi still celebrating historic Le Mans victory

Following Audi's win in Sunday's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the German automaker is still basking in the international media spotlight. Drivers Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen claimed the historic victory for the ...

Tue 17 Jun 2008
Audi wins thrilling Le Mans 24 HoursHeadline

Audi wins thrilling Le Mans 24 Hours

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go down in the history books as the battle of the diesels. And it went right down to the dramatic rain-soaked final hour. In the end, Audi Sport Team Joest pulled through to score their third...

Aston Martin, Ferrari take class wins at Le MansHeadline

Aston Martin, Ferrari take class wins at Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing took a second consecutive win in LM GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday. David Brabham, Antonio Garcia and Darren Turner battled against rivals from Corvette Racing to take the victory in the endurance classic by less...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
Kristensen leads as two hours remain at Le MansHeadline

Kristensen leads as two hours remain at Le Mans

With only two hours remaining, Tom Kristensen and Audi are in control of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, holding a two-minute plus lead over the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total HDi-FAP of Marc Gene. The 8.5-mile Circuit de La Sarthe has dried up, and the ...

Audi hanging on to lead in closing hoursHeadline

Audi hanging on to lead in closing hours

The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello leads the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but Jacques Villeneuve in the second-placed No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDI is now on the same lap as Capello's Audi, praying for a...

McNish leads with six hours remainingHeadline

McNish leads with six hours remaining

With only six hours remaining in the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Allan McNish continues to lead, holding a one lap margin over the second placed No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP of...

Audi takes lead in the rainHeadline

Audi takes lead in the rain

The No.2 Audi Sport R10 with Tom Kristensen at the wheel has made the best of the wet conditions in the early morning of Le Mans 24 Hours, taking the overall lead for Audi from their French rivals, Peugeot. ...

Kristensen reigns in the wet at Le MansHeadline

Kristensen reigns in the wet at Le Mans

As teams settle into the rather damp Circuit de La Sarthe, Audi has shown that it has the advantage in the wet over the Peugeots. The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen has taken over the lead, pulling out to a one-minute ...

Peugeot, Villeneuve up front at halfwayHeadline

Peugeot, Villeneuve up front at halfway

With half of the race complete, Jacques Villeneuve leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP now holds a one-lap advantage over the second-placed No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello, who hasn't been...

Peugeot ahead of Audi in hour 11Headline

Peugeot ahead of Audi in hour 11

The battle between Peugeot and Audi is still raging. The Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP still has the edge for now. Nicolas Minassian leads Dindo Capello in the Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI by one lap. The No. 3 Audi has a driver change as ...

Peugeot leads as safety car comes outHeadline

Peugeot leads as safety car comes out

Nicolas Minassian continues to lead the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with ten hours now complete in the twice-around-the-clock marathon. The No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP holds a two-minute plus lead after benefiting from a...

Minassian leads at the nine-hour markHeadline

Minassian leads at the nine-hour mark

With nine hours now in the books, Team Peugeot Total's Nicolas Minassian now leads the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Frenchman's No. 7 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP has completed 152 laps, holding a one-minute plus lead over the No. 2 Audi ...

Kristensen takes second as Klien spins offHeadline

Kristensen takes second as Klien spins off

Christian Klien went off at around 11:20 pm CET in the leading Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP at the Ford chicane. The car was not seriously damaged but some three-and-a-half minutes were lost as he struggled to get the car out of the gravel trap he...

Peugeot still on top, RS Spyders swap spotsHeadline

Peugeot still on top, RS Spyders swap spots

Peugeot still retains the overall lead in the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours, although Tom Kristensen still remains close in the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI. The team continues to hold the two top spots, as the No. 9 Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP stays...

Montagny takes over lead from VilleneuveHeadline

Montagny takes over lead from Villeneuve

The Peugeots are still leading the Le Mans 24 Hours, although Jacques Villeneuve in the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP lost the lead to the No. 9 sister car with Franck Montagny at the wheel. ...

Capello leads overall, GT1 battle eruptsHeadline

Capello leads overall, GT1 battle erupts

While the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has settled into a solid, caution-free race, a number of great battles have started to develop in the four different categories. Up front, the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello...

Peugeots hit trouble, Audi leads in hour threeHeadline

Peugeots hit trouble, Audi leads in hour three

With just three hours into the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the favorites for the overall win have struck trouble. At the two-hour and 15-minute mark, Stephane Sarrazin brought the leading No. 8 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP into the...

Incidents plague hour two at Le MansHeadline

Incidents plague hour two at Le Mans

While the Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs continue to lead the 24 Hours of Le Mans, accidents have plagued the second hour of the twice-around-the-clock French classic. No less than four major incidents occurred at Circuit de La Sarthe, throwing up some...

Peugeot sets early pace at Le MansHeadline

Peugeot sets early pace at Le Mans

The opening hour of the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has gone relatively uneventful, with Peugeot pulling out to an early 1-2-3 lead. The No. 8 Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP of Pedro Lamy led the 55-strong field to the start at...