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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

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...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
World Challenge news 2000-12-18
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World Challenge news 2000-12-18

Three-time and defending SCCA Club Racing Showroom Stock C National Champion Paul Bonaccorsi will make his Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car debut in 2001 with newly-formed TriPoint Motorsports in one of the team's two Mazda Protege MPS. ...

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

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

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 ...

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Peter Cunningham has won the BMW Sports Trophy 2000 to become the world's most successful non-works BMW driver. The American was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as the Speedvision World ...

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

"Rogaine Hair-Raising Pass of the Day" announced

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (December 7, 2000) -- The Speedvision World Challenge, in conjunction with At Speed Motorsports, has announced Rogaine as the official sponsor of the "Rogaine Hair-Raising Pass of the Day" for the 2001 Speedvision GT season. ...

Belmondo gets ride, Chamberlain to Dome

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...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany. Fitzgerald, the 2000 ...

Ferrari 333 to continue

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 ...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
2001 awards up 75 percent
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2001 awards up 75 percent

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (November 22, 2000) -- The 2001 Speedvision World Challenge season will be the richest in series' history, with per-race awards increasing over 75 percent and season awards up 48 percent. The boost, based on heavy involvement...

Revised 2001 Speedvision World Challenge schedule
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Revised 2001 Speedvision World Challenge schedule

Speedvision World Challenge Championships 2001 Dates (Subject to Change) <pre> Race Date Venue With March 2-4 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas ...

Revised 2001 schedule released
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Revised 2001 schedule released

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (November 22, 2000)—The Speedvision World Challenge has released a revision to its 2001 season schedule, initially announced September 29. The originally scheduled date of July 6-8 at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant has moved to ...

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 ...

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...

Tue 07 Nov 2000
Galati second in GT season standings
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Galati second in GT season standings

San Diego, Calif.- Michael Galati completed an up-and-down season, finishing in second place in the Speedvision GT series drivers' standings, after an extreme season finale in San Diego. Following his win in Las Vegas one week ago, Galati ...