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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...

Thu 01 May 2003
New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

DETROIT - Fresh from a dominating victory at The 12 Hours of Sebring in March, the General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June with two all-new cars to defend their GTS title. Already the most...

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 ...

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2003) -- American Le Mans Series competitors have been allowed up to eight pre-selections for the 2004 running of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including four that will be earned in Saturday's running of the Petit Le ...

Fri 29 Aug 2003
STRANA: STRANA Super Truck races rock Road America

STRANA: STRANA Super Truck races rock Road America

Justin Bell wins inaugural Tonka Series race by 0.012 seconds; Gunnar Jeannette claims second race New Albany, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2003) The sight and sound of dueling 10,000-pound Super Trucks amazed and delighted all who saw them at Road America...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

The "Batmobile" enjoys flawless shakedown for Le Mans 1000km JML Team Panoz has completed the final shakedown of the newly badged Panoz GTP coupe in preparation for the forthcoming Le Mans 1000km on the Bugatti circuit on November 9. Olivier...

Wed 29 Jan 2003
Hessert's team up for Daytona 24

Hessert's team up for Daytona 24

Young Jersey driver in 24 Hours of Daytona with his dad, Tom Hessert Jr. Hessert III will be youngest driver in history to race in classic. CHERRY HILL, NJ/DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, January 26, 2003 . . . Racing with his son in the Rolex 24 Hours...

Sat 06 Sep 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

CHAMPCAR/CART: Rahal Straight dedication at Laguna Seca report

Rahal Straight dedicated to racing legend Bobby Rahal MONTEREY, Calif. (September 5, 2003) - Racing legend Bobby Rahal was honored today with naming of the backstraight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the "Rahal Straight." Rahal has won more...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Guy Smith on his Peugeot 206 rally test

Guy Smith on his Peugeot 206 rally test

Guy Smith - Rally Driver?     '..A bit different to the Mulsanne Straight at 3am..' [YORK] Cottingham based Le Mans 24 Hour winner Guy Smith recently swapped his Bentley race car for something quite different, as he ...

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...

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...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Andrea Piccini signs with Lister

Andrea Piccini signs with Lister

It's official: Andrea Piccini will be with Lister in 2004 for the "LMES" and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andrea Piccini first test on board the Lister Storm LMP was on November 28th and at that time the negotiations between the Tuscan and the...

Thu 12 Jun 2003
Pierre LaChance passed away

Pierre LaChance passed away

For those of you who knew Pierre LaChance, a steward in Quebec, I am saddened to pass along that he passed away this past weekend in Montreal. Pierre was a long time member of our family in motorsport, his involvement went back over 30 years and...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

John Bosh and Danny Sullivan run at Ferrari's Fiorano circuit First test for Barron Connor Racing Ferrari 575 GTC Barron Connor Racing have tested the first of their two Ferrari's 575 GTC at Ferrari's own test track in Italy last Tuesday....

Wed 18 Jun 2003
Graham Nash Motorsport final report

Graham Nash Motorsport final report

22nd overall for Graham Nash Motorsport at Le Mans Graham Nash Motorsport's No64 Saleen S7-R, driven by an all FIA GT line-up of Erdos, Newton and Chaves, suffered a double blow after running strongly for 5 minutes shy of 23 hours in the GTS...

Fri 28 Feb 2003
Matteo Bobbi joins BMS Scuderia Italia FIA-GT team

Matteo Bobbi joins BMS Scuderia Italia FIA-GT team

Matteo Bobbi, the official test driver for the Minardi F1 team, will also be committed to the FIA GT 2003 championship. Matteo Bobbi will be behind the steering wheel of a Ferrari 550 Maranello for the BMS Scuderia Italia race team. The young...

Wed 19 Feb 2003
Prodrive Racing Snetterton test notes

Prodrive Racing Snetterton test notes

A successful Sebring shakedown for Veloqx Prodrive Racing. The final shakedown test took place today for the Veloqx Prodrive Racing team before the two scarlet Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS cars are shipped off to the United States for the 12 Hours...

Thu 10 Apr 2003
Second place GT excluded from Sebring results

Second place GT excluded from Sebring results

BRASELTON, Ga. (March 20, 2003) -- The White Lightning-Petersen Motorsports Porsche, which had finished second in the GT class in Saturday's American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, has been excluded from the final race results due...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

At the 1000 kilometre race in Le Mans (France), the Audi R8 is again the car to beat. Tom Kristensen secured pole position for himself and team colleague Seiji Ara in the Audi R8, entered by Audi Sport Japan Team Goh. The race doubles as ...

Sun 30 Nov 2003
Andrea Piccini tests Lister Storm LMP

Andrea Piccini tests Lister Storm LMP

The development of the Lister Storm LMP has started in Donington. The Lister Storm LMP will be participating in the 24 hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Endurance Series 2004. It was Andrea Piccini's first experience with this type of ...