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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Pescarolo wins in PortugalHeadline

Pescarolo wins in Portugal

Jean-Christophe Boullion and Christophe Tinsau won a closely-fought third round of the Le Mans Series in Portimao, Portugal in their Pescarolo-Judd. ...

Lapierre earns first pole for Oreca at PortimaoHeadline

Lapierre earns first pole for Oreca at Portimao

Nicolas Lapierre landed Team Oreca Matmut AIM their first Le Mans Series pole today at Autodromo International do Algarve circuit in Portimao, Portugal. His fast time of 1:31.020 shut the door not only on their rival from Aston Martin Racing but...

Oreca win at Silverstone, Aston Martin takes titleHeadline

Oreca win at Silverstone, Aston Martin takes title

The Team Oreca Matmut-AIM pairing of Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Panis won the 1000km race of Silverstone in a closely fought battle, but the day belonged to Aston Martin Racing, who took the Le Mans Series LM P1 championship titles for both ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Peugeot dominates at Spa to land the victoryHeadline

Peugeot dominates at Spa to land the victory

Peugeot won the second round of the European Le Mans Series at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP driven in the 1000km race by Nicolas Minassian, Simon Pagenaud and Christian Klien crossed the line a mere 27 seconds...

Peugeot on front row for Spa 1000km Headline

Peugeot on front row for Spa 1000km

The top two grid slots for tomorrows Le Mans Series 1000km at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps were collected by both of the LMP1 Team Peugeot Total 908 Hdi-FAP cars. In an eventful 20 minute qualifying session where the red flag was brought out twice...

ACO moves to slow down Audi, PeugeotHeadline

ACO moves to slow down Audi, Peugeot

It may be bad news for the powerful Audi and Peugeot works teams, but it may be a boon for the fans looking for closer competition. Whatever it may be, Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has made its call, and decided that further rebalancing is ...

Aston Martin team takes first win at BarcelonaHeadline

Aston Martin team takes first win at Barcelona

Aston Martin Racing secured the first win of the season in the European Le Mans Series in Barcelona, Spain, after a tense and dramatic race. The Factory AMR Lola completed the 209 laps in just over six hours clocking up some 621 miles in the first...

Watts claims pole for Barcelona season openerHeadline

Watts claims pole for Barcelona season opener

Danny Watts set a best time of 1m32.492 driving a LMP1 Strakka Racing Ginetta Zytek GZ09S to claim pole for first race of the new year for the Le Mans Series on the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. He will be joined on the front row by ...

Oreca quickest in testing at Paul RicardHeadline

Oreca quickest in testing at Paul Ricard

Team Oreca Matmut has set the early benchmark in the Le Mans Series, as the French squad topped the time charts in official pre-season testing at the Paul Ricard High Speed Test Track. Former Formula One star Olivier Panis turned a 1:40.903 second...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survivalHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survival

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sports Car Survival There was a time when it was standard procedure to leave the track for dinner during endurance races, even for journalists. These days, the intensity of major endurance races calls for an ...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, BourdaisHeadline

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, Bourdais

Team Peugeot Total heads into the 2009 season with one objective in mind: conquering Le Mans. The factory French squad unveiled its plan of attack Monday, which includes a two-car entry in the American Le Mans Series season-opening Twelve Hours of...

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with SaleenHeadline

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with Saleen

The GT1 category doesn't appear to be dead after all. French GT specialists Larbre Competition is the latest team to commit to running in the premier Grand Touring category, revealing plans to enter a Saleen S7-R in the European-based Le Mans...

Strakka steps up to P1 with Ginetta-ZytekHeadline

Strakka steps up to P1 with Ginetta-Zytek

With two seasons of LM GT1 racing under their belts, Strakka Racing is moving up to the prototype ranks for 2009. The British-based team led by Peter Hardman confirmed Monday that it will enter the LM P1 category of the European-based Le Mans...

Audi R10s revived, Kolles enters customer teamHeadline

Audi R10s revived, Kolles enters customer team

Audi will be represented on the 2009 Le Mans Series grid after all, following an arrangement with former Formula One managing director Colin Kolles to purchase two Audi R10 TDIs for the European-based championship. Kolles, whose TME Racing team ...

Leo Mansell takes up new challenge in LMSHeadline

Leo Mansell takes up new challenge in LMS

Following in his father's footsteps, Leo Mansell continues to climb the ladder in motorsports. The son of 1992 Formula One World Champion, Nigel, has made the move to sportscars for 2009, signing with Team Modena in the European-based Le Mans ...

Drayson to return with new GT2 teamHeadline

Drayson to return with new GT2 team

Following a promising debut season in the American Le Mans Series, Paul Drayson will return to the cockpit of his Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for more action in 2009, but with a few new twists. The former Minister of Defense Procurement in Britain's...

Tue 20 Jan 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Vive the evolutionHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Vive the evolution

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram VIVE THE EVOLUTION The Le Mans rules have been announced for next year and beyond. They remain as complicated as ever. (Please note the French version is the only official one.) But the rules actually look more...