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Tue 29 Dec 1998
Sports Car News 98-12-29

Sports Car News 98-12-29

Carlos Sainz' chances of racing for Toyota in the Le Mans 24 Hours race have gone away, after the new rally callendar just published means a clash of events for the Spaniard. The Acropolis Rally ends on the day of Le Mans qualifying. BMW to...

Mon 30 Nov 1998
Porsche Redefines Its Motorsport Policy

Porsche Redefines Its Motorsport Policy

Porsche not Entering Le Mans 1999 Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has redefined its motorsport activities for the next millenium. As a result, there will be no Porsche works team in 1999 at the 24 hours of Le Mans or in the...

Tue 27 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Race Report
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Laguna Seca Race Report

John Francis - Motorsport News International The weather had been the big story on Saturday. But Sunday was just another picture-perfect California day - an ideal setting for the final round of the 1998 FIA GT championship. At the end of the...

Laguna Seca Qualifying
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Laguna Seca Qualifying

John Francis - Motorsport News International The morning qualifying session for the FIA GT race was abandoned after only fifteen minutes because of a typical California wet-weather problem: Mudslides! The most serious was across the track on...

Mon 26 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Michelin Review
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Laguna Seca Michelin Review

MICHELIN SCORES FIRST WSC VICTORY AND SECOND OVERALL VICTORY; BMW LEADS PANOZ CARS TO CHECKERED FLAG IN SPORTS CAR FINALE Viper Team ORECA Wins FIA GT2 Race (MONTEREY, CALIF.) --- Michelin was victorious in their first-ever North American World...

Sun 25 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Mercedes Review
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Laguna Seca Mercedes Review

Ludwig and Zonta Take Race and Championship at Laguna AMG-Mercedes Ten for Ten in 1998 FIA GT Championship MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 25, 1998) – After 30 successful years behind the wheel, Klaus Ludwig will retire as a champion. The German racer...

Laguna Seca Panoz Post Race Quotes
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Laguna Seca Panoz Post Race Quotes

PANOZ RACE EFFORT YIELDS FOURTH-PLACE FINISH IN MONTEREY FIA GT MONTEREY, CA, October 25 -- David Brabham and Eric Bernard finished the season with a strong performance in the FIA GT event at Laguna Seca this afternoon. With three separate ...

Laguna Seca Results
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Laguna Seca Results

MONTEREY, Calif., -- Results from Sunday's 139-lap, 311.082-mile (500-kilometer) FIA GT Championship race at Laguna Seca Raceway, with finishing position, starting position in parenthesis, drivers and country, car and laps. 1, (1), Klaus...

Sat 24 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Mercedes Qualifying Report
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Laguna Seca Mercedes Qualifying Report

Zonta and Schneider Share Front Row at Laguna Team AMG-Mercedes Claims Eighth FIA GT Pole of Season MONTEREY, Calif. (Oct. 24, 1998) – AMG-Mercedes driver Ricardo Zonta scored his fourth pole position of the 1998 FIA GT Championship ...

Laguna Seca Panoz Race Report
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Laguna Seca Panoz Race Report

VISTEON PANOZ RACING TAKES GT1 WIN AT LAGUNA SECA WALLACE AND BRABHAM SHARE DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP HONORS MONTEREY, CA, October 24 -- Despite the rain and fog, the Visteon Panoz Racing team took first in GT1 and second and third overall in the ...

Laguna Seca Starting Grid
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Laguna Seca Starting Grid

FIA-GT Endurance, Final Round Monterey, California Saturday, October 24, 1998 The AMG Mercedes of Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta took its fourth consecutive pole Saturday for the final round of the FIA-GT Endurance series race at Laguna Seca.

Wed 21 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Michelin preview
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Laguna Seca Michelin preview

MICHELIN LAGUNA SECA FIA GT AND SPORTS CAR ENTRIES INCLUDE LE MANS WINNING PORSCHE AND ORECA VIPER AND SEBRING WINNING PANOZ (GREENVILLE, SC) --- Michelin will be well represented in this weekend's Visa Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca...

Mon 19 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca School Days Begin

Laguna Seca School Days Begin

LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY, Monterey, California (October 19) - The first ‘School Day at Laguna Seca’ will start when a group of 125 students arrive here on Friday, October 23, the opening day of the Visa Sports Car Championships presented by Honda.

Homestead Race Story
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Homestead Race Story

David Reininger - Motorsport News International Homestead, FL (October 18, 1998) - Klaus Ludwig and Ricardo Zonta won today's FIA Grand Touring Championship race on the 2.21 mile road course at Homestead Motorsports Complex. Ludwig and Zonta...

Homestead Panoz Race Report
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Homestead Panoz Race Report

Visteon Panoz Team Fights Full Out to the Finish HOMESTEAD, Florida, October 18 -- A number of factors, including weather and competitors' misfortunes, helped the ...

Sun 18 Oct 1998
Homestead Michelin Race Report
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Homestead Michelin Race Report

MICHELIN FITTED VIPER CONTINUES DOMINATION OF GT2 IN HOMESTEAD FIA GT Porsche and Panoz Cars Run Strong in GT1 (HOMESTEAD, FLA.) --- The Michelin-fitted Viper Team ORECA continued its domination of the GT2 class in Sunday's 500 kilometer...

Homestead Mercedes Race Report
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Homestead Mercedes Race Report

Homestead FIA GT Victory and Championship Lead for Ludwig and Zonta Driver's Championship to be Decided at Final Race in FIA GT and Formula One The driver's championship for the FIA GT Championship will have a thrilling finish at Laguna...

Sat 17 Oct 1998
Homestead Qualifying
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Homestead Qualifying

David Reininger - Motorsport News International Homestead, FL (October 17, 1998) - Ricardo Zonta set the fastest lap of the weekend in this morning's first qualifying session. Zonta, driving for the AMG Mercedes team, which is undefeated this ...

Homestead Saturday Report
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Homestead Saturday Report

David Reininger - Motorsport News International Homestead, FL (October 17, 1998) - The FIA-GT Championship made two stops in the United States last year, Sebring and Laguna Seca. While Laguna Seca remains as one of this season's two U.S. stops,...

Homestead Mercedes Saturday Report
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Homestead Mercedes Saturday Report

Team AMG Mercedes to Start One-Two at Homestead Brazilian Ricardo Zonta Takes Pole Over Charging Bernd Schneider Ricardo Zonta put his Mercedes CLK-LM on pole today (1:14.298 seconds) while Bernd Schneider qualified number two (1:14.400...

Thu 15 Oct 1998
Homestead Michelin Preview
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Homestead Michelin Preview

MICHELIN HOMESTEAD FIA GT ENTRIES INCLUDE LE MANS WINNING PORSCHE AND ORECA VIPER, AS WELL AS DAMS PANOZ (GREENVILLE, SC) --- Two Le Mans winning teams are among those entering Michelin-fitted sports cars in this Sunday's 500 kilometer FIA...

Wed 14 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Holds Oktoberfest
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Laguna Seca Holds Oktoberfest

A LOT OF FUN THINGS TO DO LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY, Monterey, California (October 14) -Oktoberfest at the Raceway, it’s just one of the many special attractions, and many things to see and do, at next weekend’s Visa Sports Car Championships ...

Tue 13 Oct 1998
David Donohue To Carry American Colors
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David Donohue To Carry American Colors

DAVID DONOHUE TO CARRY AMERICAN COLORS IN FIA GRAND TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP AT HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Oct. 13, 1998) - David Donohue will be carrying the hopes of the Red, White and Blue when the world's top sports car drivers converge...

Mon 12 Oct 1998
Homestead Mercedes Preview
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Homestead Mercedes Preview

Champion Silver Arrows Return to the United States Mercedes-Benz CLK-LM Takes Up Where the CLK-GTR Left Off MONTVALE, N.J. (Oct. 12, 1998) -- The 1998 FIA GT driver’s championship will be decided in the United States, but the ...

Fri 09 Oct 1998
Miami
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Miami "Race-Toberfest"

'RACE-TOBERFEST' FESTIVITIES TO JOIN HOMESTEAD FIA GRAND TOURING CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Oct. 9, 1998) - While fabulous German cars take to the track in the Oct. 16-18 FIA Grand Touring Championship Presented ...

Laguna Seca Schedule
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Laguna Seca Schedule

The Visa Sports Car Championships presented by Honda is the final event at Laguna Seca Raceway in 1998 and features two season finales for major championship series. On Saturday, October 24, there will be a 2½-hour SPORTS CAR race for the...

Thu 08 Oct 1998
Road Atlanta PTG BMW M3 Petit Le Mans Practice

Road Atlanta PTG BMW M3 Petit Le Mans Practice

PROTOTYPE TECHNOLOGY GROUP BMW M3 TEAM - THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 1998 The Inaugural Petit Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga. PTG BMW M3s OFF TO FAST START IN PRACTICE Bill Auberlen recorded the fastest GT3-class lap of the opening day of practice...

Wed 07 Oct 1998
Ricardo Zonta Homestead Preview
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Ricardo Zonta Homestead Preview

BRAZILIAN NATIVE RICARDO ZONTA TO COMPETE IN HOMESTEAD FIA GT RACE HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Oct. 7, 1998) - Brazilian native Ricardo Zonta may soon be headed to the elite Formula One series, but he'll first be making a stop at the Miami-Dade Homestead...

Tue 06 Oct 1998
Laguna Seca Preview
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Laguna Seca Preview

FANTASTIC FINALES COMING UP! LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY, Monterey, California (October 6) -- The world's best sports car racers have one last chance for championship titles and glory in 1998. That's here at Laguna Seca Raceway where they'll race for...

Wed 30 Sep 1998
Petit LeMans TV

Petit LeMans TV

The Inaugural Petit Le Mans At Road Atlanta Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc. GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive PROTOTYPE TECHNOLOGY GROUP BMW M3 TEAM BROADCAST SCHEDULE DATE NETWORK ...

Tue 22 Sep 1998
Perfect Season For Mercedes-Benz
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Perfect Season For Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz CLK-LMs Finish One-Two in Austria Undefeated Team AMG Mercedes Leads FIA GT to America MONTVALE, N.J. (Sept. 21, 1998) -- Mercedes-Benz will bring an eight-race win streak to the United States when the FIA GT Championship comes to...

Mon 21 Sep 1998
Sebring Panoz, Michelin Race Report

Sebring Panoz, Michelin Race Report

(SEBRING, FLA.) --- Michelin's wet weather tires gave the No. 4 Visteon Panoz GTR-1 of Andy Wallace the grip and traction it needed in the closing laps to capture the GT1 and overall victory in last Saturday's rain soaked SPORTS CAR event at ...

Sebring Todd Lamb Report

Sebring Todd Lamb Report

LAMB QUALIFIES SECOND AT SEBRING ENGINE TROUBLE STIFLES RACE DAY POTENTIAL SEBRING, Florida - September 18,1998 - Driver Todd Lamb continues to turn heads with his outstanding driving performance in the Speedvision Cup Series Sports class. ...

Sun 20 Sep 1998
A1-Ring Results
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A1-Ring Results

Results 1 2 AMG Mercedes Klaus Ludwig/Ricardo Zonta Mercedes CLK-LM '98 2:47:34.975 116 laps 1:23.963 2 1 AMG Mercedes Bernd Schneider/Mark Webber Mercedes CLK-LM '98 2:48:07.029 116 laps 1:23.802 3 7 Porsche AG Yannick Dalmas/Allan...

A1-Ring Race Story
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A1-Ring Race Story

FIA GT Championship 18 - 20 September 1998 A1 Ring Austria Round Sunday 20 September 1998 - Race Report The weather in Austria remains cool, overcast and dry, with no sign of the high winds originally forecast for today. The 500 km race starts...