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Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Fri 11 Apr 2003
The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstatedHeadline

The Petersen Porsche Sebring second place reinstated

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 10, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche has been reinstated to its original second-place finishing position in the GT class in the March 15 American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It had...

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for AudiHeadline

Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for Audi

Le Mans specialist Team Goh took the overall victory in the first-ever ACO-sanctioned Le Mans 1000 km event. Tom Kristensen and Seiji Ara started from the pole and ran comfortably in the lead throughout the race to take a flag-to-flag ...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le MansHeadline

Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Bentley secured the front row for the Le Mans 24 Hours race after staying on top over all four two-hour qualifying sessions. The team went into the final session with the two fastest times, although Tom Kristensen underlined his dominance with a...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am team

LANSING, Mich. - Two-time Trans-Am champion Scott Pruett will join the Rocketsports Racing stable for the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup announced team owner Paul Gentilozzi. Pruett, who claimed his Trans-Am titles in 1987 and...

Tue 04 Mar 2003
Max Papis joins JML Team Panoz for endurosHeadline

Max Papis joins JML Team Panoz for enduros

Highly experienced Formula One, CART and sportscar ace Max Papis will contest the opening three races of the 2003 sportscar year with JML Team Panoz. The Italian racer, nicknamed "Mad Max", will drive the lead Panoz LMP-01 with Olivier Beretta...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Audi drivers on qualifying and 24 Hour raceHeadline

Audi drivers on qualifying and 24 Hour race

Audi hosted their press conference in the impressive ACO Headquarters building which is opposite the pit lane and overlooks the pit straight. All nine drivers were present along with their team principals to talk to the media and answer ...

Kristensen: Le Mans pole position interviewHeadline

Kristensen: Le Mans pole position interview

Tom Kristensen: "Thank you for staying up so late! I am very very happy to be on the pole position. The car has, as you already saw, showed the pace for qualifying. We used one set of Michelin's hard qualifying tyre and it was successful because...

Tue 06 May 2003
Bentleys, Audis lead the way in preliminariesHeadline

Bentleys, Audis lead the way in preliminaries

LE MANS, France (May 4, 2003) - Bentleys and Audis led the way overall Sunday as racing teams had eight hours of testing at the Circuit de La Sarthe to help them prepare for next month's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Regular American Le Mans...

Wed 19 Feb 2003
Davidson joins Ferrari for Sebring and LeMansHeadline

Davidson joins Ferrari for Sebring and LeMans

BAR test driver Anthony Davidson is to drive a Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS in the 24hrs of Le Mans in June and at the American Le Mans Sebring 12hr in March for Prodrive. The British driver competed in two Formula One races last year for Minardi,...

Sat 07 Jun 2003
American team, Champion Racing ready for Le MansHeadline

American team, Champion Racing ready for Le Mans

American team takes on world's best in classic enduro, the Florida-based road racing outfit contest legendary 24 Hour of Le Mans. Team ADT Champion Racing sets out next weekend (14-15 Jun) to become the first American team to win the 24 Hours of...

Thu 27 Mar 2003
ACO announces entries for Le Mans 2003Headline

ACO announces entries for Le Mans 2003

The A.S.A. A.C.O "24 Heures du Mans" has just published the list of the 50 cars which have been admitted to take part in the administrative checks and scrutineering of the "24 Heures du Mans" preliminary practice sessions (4th May 2003). The list...

Fri 13 Jun 2003
Bentley remains fastest on second qualifying, part oneHeadline

Bentley remains fastest on second qualifying, part one

Bentley remained fastest after an incident-packed first part of the second qualifying session for Le Mans 24 Hours despite coming under increasing pressure from Audi. The car of Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Guy Smith remained comfortably ...