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Mon 25 Dec 2000
MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

While this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race had no British entered cars on the grid, perhaps for the first time in the event's history, there should be a strong revival next June with two-car teams from Bentley and MG among the 48 accepted. A source at...

Rafanelli to run two Ferrari 550;s in 2001
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Rafanelli to run two Ferrari 550;s in 2001

Gabriele Rafanelli, Italy's leading private team owner, will run two Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the FIA Grand Touring Championship. Rafanelli disclosed his plan on Friday morning following the completion of an "excellent test" at Misano, where...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
New cars, new teams

New cars, new teams

Tom Kristensen, the Dane with two Le Mans and two Sebring victories to his credit, has effectively replaced Allan McNish in Audi Sport Team Joest's lineup. McNish will concentrate on his Toyota Formula One test contract, although he hopes to...

Bailey dropped by Lister team
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Bailey dropped by Lister team

FIA GT Champion Julian Bailey, mainstay of the Lister Storm team for the past three seasons, was sensationally dropped by team owner Laurence Pearce on the eve of the FIA prizegiving last week. Bailey will be replaced by former TVR Tuscan racer...

Ratel qualifying for FIA GT Championship
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Ratel qualifying for FIA GT Championship

The FIA has approved Stephane Ratel's plan to hold Super Pole qualifying practice sessions in the FIA GT Championship, and the scheme will begin at the opening round at Monza on 1 April. Ratel plans to give the six fastest cars in the GT and N-GT...

Wed 13 Dec 2000
Crysler to test, Panoz has new drivers

Crysler to test, Panoz has new drivers

The Mopar V8 powered Chrysler LMP will begin testing next month in Spain, in the hands of four-times Le Mans winner Yannick Dalmas. Chrysler's bid to win the 24-Hours of Le Mans has involved a switch from Reynard chassis to Dallara, and since June...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola Cars International reveals today the first image of its exciting Le Mans 24-Hours challenger for 2001. The MG Lola, designed in-house by a dedicated team of sportscar specialists, is due to have its shakedown test in March next year before ...

Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Brussels, December 8, 2000 -- Chrysler Motorsport's 2001 Le Mans Prototype challenger, the Chrysler LMP, is scheduled to have its first track test next month and will take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race on June 16/17. The Chrysler LMP will,...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Belmondo gets ride, Chamberlain to Dome
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Belmondo gets ride, Chamberlain to Dome

Anthony Kumpen, the Belgian who has driven for the GL PK team for two yearsand who missed out on this year's Belcar Championship by a single point, will switch allegiance to Paul Belmondo's Viper squad next season for a full attack on the FIA GT...

Audi to return to Le Mans in 2001

Audi to return to Le Mans in 2001

Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Audi will continue its successful motorsport involvement in the 2001 season, competing at the Le Mans 24 Hour race and in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), with two modified Audi R8 racing sportscars. "I am delighted...

PGTS: Panoz Motor Sports forms new racing series

PGTS: Panoz Motor Sports forms new racing series

BRASELTON, Ga. (December 5, 2000) -- The Panoz Motor Sports Group, which includes the American Le Mans Series, has announced the formation of a new road racing series to be known as the Panoz GT Series. The new series will feature the same cars...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Weekly update 2000-11-29

Weekly update 2000-11-29

** 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 ...

Ferrari 333 to continue
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Ferrari 333 to continue

Both the BMS Scuderia Italia and GLV Brums teams plan to run their Ferrari 333 SP sports cars for a further season in the FIA Sportscar Championship, although the 1994 design is showing its age. "The chassis is excellent, the problem is that the...

Weekly notes 2000-11-28

Weekly notes 2000-11-28

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 ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Adelaide news and driver notes

Adelaide news and driver notes

- 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...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

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...

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

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 ...

Sun 12 Nov 2000
CHAMPCAR/CART: Silly Season ends for Hundertmark, Popielarz

CHAMPCAR/CART: Silly Season ends for Hundertmark, Popielarz

Las Vegas, October 30, 2000 -- Following a busy weekend of racing for both professional race car driver Terri Hundertmark and CART chief mechanic Dave Popielarz met at the Circus-Circus wedding chapel here in Las Vegas to close the deal on a ...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

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...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Bentley Motors returns to Le Mans

Bentley Motors returns to Le Mans

CREWE, England, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Motors announced today its intention to return to the famous Circuit International du Mans for the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Said chief executive Tony Gott, "I am thrilled to confirm that ...

Weekely notes 2000-11-02

Weekely notes 2000-11-02

** 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 ...

Points after Las Vegas

Points after Las Vegas

<pre> WOMEN'S GLOBAL GT SERIES (Final) 1. Sonja Bayer 123 2. Divina Galica 116 3. Belinda Endress 97 4. Milka Duno 85 5. Audrey Zavodsky 71 6. Cindi Lux 70 7. Nikki LaRue 58 8. Terri Hundertmark 57 9. Dana Moore 54 10. Amy Ruman 44 ...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
Moore earns

Moore earns "Rookie of the Year"

Dana Moore set two track records this year at Sebring, Fl. And Road Atlanta, GA.She started on the pole in the Road Atlanta race and qualified in the top seven in all of the series events. "It was a hard fought year with many ups and downs. I...

Mon 30 Oct 2000
Six of a kind for Hundertmark in Las Vegas

Six of a kind for Hundertmark in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS- Sunday, October 29, 2000- A season of perfect top-ten finishes was guaranteed today as Terri Hundertmark brought home a tenth-place finish in the ...

Las Vegas results

Las Vegas results

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 29) -- Divina Galica held off Belinda Endress to win the season finale for the Women's Global GT Series Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. By finishing fourth, German Sonja Bayer secured the series championship for the 2000...

Las Vegas qualifying results

Las Vegas qualifying results

Starting lineup for Sunday's Women's Global GT Series Race Rock sports car race at 2.25-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway showing driver, hometown or country and qualifying speed in miles per hour. (All cars Panoz Esperantes): 1. Divina Galica, ...

Las Vegas qualifying report

Las Vegas qualifying report

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (October 28, 2000) -- Divina Galica set a Las Vegas Motor Speedway qualifying record Saturday in winning the pole for Sunday's Women's Global GT Series sports car race, setting the stage for a battle between herself and Sonja Bayer...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
Las Vegas notes

Las Vegas notes

The stars and cars of the American Le Mans Series have descended upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend's Grand Prix of Las Vegas, presented by enjoythedrive.com. The racing weekend will mark the final appearance of the ALMS this year in...

Wed 25 Oct 2000
Coronel Magny Cours report
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Coronel Magny Cours report

He gave it all, but it was not enough. Dutch driver Tom Coronel drove his heart out in the final FIA GT race of the season in order to bring his teammate Mike Hezemans the title. Despite the efforts Mike Hezemans could only drink champagne for ...

JCTC: Krumm Suzuka race report

JCTC: Krumm Suzuka race report

The No.2 Nissan Skyline, which Michael qualified in second position was later excluded from qualifying and all the car's times were cancelled. Michael and Ukyo had to take the start from twentieth position at the back of the GT 500 class ...

Sun 22 Oct 2000
Weekly notes 2000-10-18

Weekly notes 2000-10-18

The American Le Mans Series will appear in the United States for the last time of the 2000 season with the Oct. 29 running of the Grand Prix of Las Vegas, presented by SEMA, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The two-hour, 45-minute race will be held...

JCTC: Krumm on front row at Suzuka

JCTC: Krumm on front row at Suzuka

Michael Krumm qualified the no.2 Nissan Skyline on the front row of the grid, for the final round of the 2000 Autobacs All Japan GT Championship. The first qualifying session was held in dry conditions and Michael and the Nismo Team worked ...

Sun 15 Oct 2000
BMW Laguna Seca news

BMW Laguna Seca news

BMW has announced that it will not modify the V12 LMR following Bill Auberlen's back-flip at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta last weekend. The American walked away unscathed but was roundly blamed for the crash by following the Team Rafanelli...

Fri 13 Oct 2000
Dana Moore Laguna Seca preview

Dana Moore Laguna Seca preview

Dana Moore set a new track record of 01:41.2 at Road Atlanta that earned her a pole position start for the Women's Global Gt Series Race. Beating out the two series points leaders Davina Galicia and Sonja Bayer for her first pole position in the...

Wed 04 Oct 2000
2001 Calender

2001 Calender

ALMS 2001 calendar The controversial 2001 American Le Mans Series calendar was revealed at the Petit Le Mans. The schedule features 13 races around the world, and is supplemented by a further three European dates. The second round, labelled TBA,...

Hundertmark gains in points battle

Hundertmark gains in points battle

BRASELTON, Georgia - Tuesday, October 3, 2000- Indianapolis resident Terri Hundertmark took her first Women’s Global GT Series (WGGTS) top-five finish with a fifth-place during the Petit Le Mans weekend here at Road Atlanta. The WGGTS rookie...