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Mon 22 Dec 2008
Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009Headline

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009

The good news keeps coming for the European-based Le Mans Series, as Saulnier Racing announced Friday that it will expand its operations to campaign two LM P2-class Pescarolo Mazda MZR-Rs next season. The French squad led by Jacques Nicolet has ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entriesHeadline

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaignHeadline

EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaign

As the 2008 American Le Mans Series season dawned, a unique team with a green approach was on the grid. A partnership by British-based Barwell Motorsport and Paul Drayson, former Minister of Defense Procurement for Britain's House of Lords, became...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
RML switches to Mazda power for 2009Headline

RML switches to Mazda power for 2009

The face of the LM P2 category of the European-based Le Mans Series has been transforming during the off-season. While a number of top-flight teams have discontinued its programs, others have been forging ahead with plans for the coming year. RML...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009Headline

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009

Le Mans Series stalwarts Quifel-ASM Team will have a new weapon of choice as it embarks on the 2009 season. The Portuguese team announced Tuesday that it has purchased a Ginetta-Zytek 09S for the LM P2 category of the European-based championship,...

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Audi takes surprise Silverstone win and titleHeadline

Audi takes surprise Silverstone win and title

Heading into Sunday's season-ending Le Mans Series race, Team Peugeot Total was the odds on favorites for taking LM P1 top honors. Wins in all four of the previous races this season gave the French Lions a comfortable margin over their German ...

Sun 14 Sep 2008
Peugeot sweeps front row in qualifying at SilverstoneHeadline

Peugeot sweeps front row in qualifying at Silverstone

Team Peugeot Total once again flexed its muscle in qualifying, as Stephane Sarrazin claimed the overall pole for Sunday's Le Man Series season-ending Silverstone 1000km. Sarrazin turned a 1:30.359 lap time in his No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP,...

Wed 14 May 2008
Peugeot shows muscle at Spa-FrancorchampsHeadline

Peugeot shows muscle at Spa-Francorchamps

Team Peugeot Total took a dominating win Sunday in the Spa 1000km, the third round of the Le Mans Series season. The driving trio of Nicolas Minassian, Marc Gene and Jacques Villeneuve outlasted its sister machine and out powered the two Audi R10...

Tue 29 Apr 2008
Lamy, Sarrazin score thrilling Monza winHeadline

Lamy, Sarrazin score thrilling Monza win

Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin claimed the overall victory in the Monza 1000km, round two of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. The five-hour marathon came down to a 20-lap shootout between the No. 8 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi FAP and the No. 2...

Sun 27 Apr 2008
Minassian, Peugeot sweep front row in MonzaHeadline

Minassian, Peugeot sweep front row in Monza

Since unloading for practice on Friday, both Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi FAPs have been lightning quick around the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza circuit. That didn't change today as Nicolas Minassian claimed the pole position for Sunday's...

Wed 16 Apr 2008
Peugeot scores season opener win in BarcelonaHeadline

Peugeot scores season opener win in Barcelona

Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gene stormed to a convincing victory in the Catalunya 1000km, giving Peugeot a first round win in the Le Mans Series. The weather was good, glorious Spanish sunshine, as the field of 46 entrants lined up on the 20km...

Fri 04 Apr 2008
Season revs up in BarcelonaHeadline

Season revs up in Barcelona

After a long and busy winter, the Le Mans Series kicks off its 2008 season this weekend at Barcelona. The five-round European endurance championship begins its season at the 4.655-km Circuit de Catalunya, home of the Spanish Grand Prix. This...

Wed 02 Apr 2008
Audi, Peugeot battle moves on to BarcelonaHeadline

Audi, Peugeot battle moves on to Barcelona

After facing off at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, LM P1 powerhouse teams Audi Sport Team Joest and Team Peugeot Total will begin their European seasons this weekend in Barcelona, for the Le Mans Series opening race at Circuit de Catalunya.

Wed 12 Mar 2008
Enge joins Team Modena for GT1 attackHeadline

Enge joins Team Modena for GT1 attack

Team Modena announced Tuesday that it has signed Tomas Enge to co-drive its Aston Martin DBR9 in the European-based Le Mans Series. The Czech star will join team regular Antonio Garcia in the five-round championship which begins at Barcelona in ...

Tue 19 Feb 2008
Peugeot steps up 2008 programHeadline

Peugeot steps up 2008 program

Team Peugeot Total launched its 2008 racing program Friday, with a primary focus again on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs have been entered for the twice-around-the-clock French classic. A two-car attack in the European-based...

Mon 18 Feb 2008
Dino Lunardi discovers Peugeot 908 HDi FAPHeadline

Dino Lunardi discovers Peugeot 908 HDi FAP

Guest Author: Anthony Megevand - Endurance-Info.com Dino Lunardi will remember for a long time this Saturday, December 8, 2007. The French driver received an early Christmas' present, and what a gift: an one-day test at the wheel of the Peugeot...

Thu 07 Feb 2008
Asian series to kick off with race in ShanghaiHeadline

Asian series to kick off with race in Shanghai

With successful sports car racing series in North America and Europe, Le Mans-style racing now heads to the Far East. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced Monday the formation of the Asian Le Mans Series, which will begin in 2009. As a...

Wed 30 Jan 2008
Team Joest to sport two Audi R10 TDIs in 2008Headline

Team Joest to sport two Audi R10 TDIs in 2008

Audi Sport Team Joest has earned seven 24 Hours of Le Mans wins and over the past few year, the team has been a major player with Audi AG in the developing of the Audi R10 TDI. The diesel-powered LM P1 Audi won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and landed...

Tue 29 Jan 2008
Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le MansHeadline

Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le Mans

After a successful debut season in the American Le Mans Series, Team Cytosport has announced that will compete in select rounds of the European-based Le Mans Series, all leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entry permitting. The Greg Pickett-led...

Tue 15 Jan 2008
Panis, Lapierre among ORECA drivers for 2008Headline

Panis, Lapierre among ORECA drivers for 2008

Team ORECA revealed Sunday its driver line-up for the 2008 Le Mans Series season. Former Formula One veteran Olivier Panis will join GP2 racer Nicolas Lapierre with team regulars Stephane Ortelli and Soheil Ayari behind the wheel of two ...

Sat 12 Jan 2008
Charouz to race Lola Aston Martin LMP1Headline

Charouz to race Lola Aston Martin LMP1

Lola Cars announced Thursday at the Autosport International Show that the first customer of its new B08/60 LMP1 coupe will be Charouz Racing Systems, utilizing a V12 Aston Martin engine. The unique entry will compete in the European-based Le Mans...

Sun 06 Jan 2008
Aston Martin unleashes the Vantage GT2Headline

Aston Martin unleashes the Vantage GT2

Aston Martin Racing (AMR) officially revealed its latest endurance racing car Friday, the Vantage GT2. The new GT2 car based on the road-going V8 Vantage will be eligible to compete in a variety of sports car championships, including the American...