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Tue 21 Dec 2004
Nicolas Minassian re-joins Creation Autosportif

Nicolas Minassian re-joins Creation Autosportif

Nicolas Minassian confirmed today that he will race once again with Creation Autosportif in the Le Mans Endurance Series in 2005. The talented Frenchman joined the team at the start of 2004 and competed in the inaugural European LMES ...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Creation Autosportif re-signs Minassian, Campbell-Walter

Creation Autosportif re-signs Minassian, Campbell-Walter

Creation re-sign Minassian and Campbell-Walter to lead 2005 attack Creation Autosportif, the only team to have seriously challenged the all conquering Audi R8s in this year's Le Mans Endurance Series, has clinched the driving services of the ...

Care Racing, BMS announce 2005 plans

Care Racing, BMS announce 2005 plans

BMS To Continue With Care Racing For 2005 Double FIA GT Championship winners, BMS Scuderia Italia, have finalised an agreement with Care Racing Development to campaign two of its Prodrive-developed Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the GT1 category of...

Thu 02 Dec 2004
2005 Le Mans Endurance Series tentative schedule

2005 Le Mans Endurance Series tentative schedule

<pre> Le Mans Endurance Series 2005 Provisional Calendar 16-17 April 1000 km Spa (B) 9-10 July 1000 km Monza (I) 12-14 August 1000 km Silverstone (GB) 3-4 September 1000 km Nurburgring (D) TBC October Circuit ...

2005 provisional calendar announced

2005 provisional calendar announced

Provisional 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series Calendar Released In a reversal of the 2004 schedule, the second full season of LMES competition will get underway with the 1000km of Spa, 16-17 April. The championship will then move to Monza for...

Tue 30 Nov 2004
McNish switches from sportscars to touring
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McNish switches from sportscars to touring

McNish switches from sportscars to DTM with Audi Allan McNish will race for defending German Touring Car Masters (DTM) champions Audi in next year's series. The Monaco-based Scotsman makes his début in the powerful, ultra-competitive touring...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
RML announces 2005 sportscar plans

RML announces 2005 sportscar plans

RML announced today that they will enter the 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series and the 24 Heures du Mans with the MG Lola backed by the AD Group. The existing MG EX257 will undergo an up-grade programme during the winter and will enter the series in...

Wed 10 Nov 2004
Veloqx announces withdrawal from motorsport

Veloqx announces withdrawal from motorsport

After three highly successful years competing in endurance and sportscar races in the UK, Continental Europe and the USA, Veloqx announces its withdrawal from competitive motorsport. Formed at the end of the 2001 season, Veloqx's successes have...

Fri 29 Oct 2004
Panoz Motor Sports test 2005 GT LM

Panoz Motor Sports test 2005 GT LM

Panoz Motor Sports GT LM 2005 Test Program Kicks Into Gear Braselton, Ga. (October 28, 2004) - Following hard on the heels of a trouble-free run earlier this month at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's tough day-night, four-hour enduro, Panoz...

Tue 26 Oct 2004
Tracsport test Courage C65 at Le Mans

Tracsport test Courage C65 at Le Mans

Le Mans Endurance Series team Tracsport began their preparations for the 2005 season at Le Mans on Thursday. The Daventry-based outfit were testing a Courage C65 under the guidance of works team Courage Competition for the second time in three ...

Wed 13 Oct 2004
Panoz launches Esperante race cars

Panoz launches Esperante race cars

Panoz Esperante GT-LM Now Available as Customer Race Car; Cars Expected To Race in America and Europe in 2005 BRASELTON, Ga. - From its successful introduction on the American Le Mans Series earlier this year, the Panoz Esperante GT-LM race car...

Tue 05 Oct 2004
Tracsport Courage C65 Le Mans test notes

Tracsport Courage C65 Le Mans test notes

Tracsport Test Courage C65 at Le Mans Tracsport driver John Ingram tested a Courage C65 at the Le Mans Bugatti circuit last Friday. The Daventry team are hoping to run the car in the 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series and selected rounds of the ...

Sun 03 Oct 2004
Final 2004 team standings

Final 2004 team standings

@>LM P1: Pos Num Team Car Points --- --- ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------- 1. 88 Audi UK/Veloqx Audi R8 ...

Final 2004 driver standings

Final 2004 driver standings

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Points --- ------------------------------ ---------- 1. Johnny Herbert 34 = Jamie Davies 34 3. Allan McNish 28 = ...

Wed 15 Sep 2004
Spa: Adam Sharpe race report

Spa: Adam Sharpe race report

British GT Championship contender Adam Sharpe competed in this weekend's Spa 1000kms driving the Salisbury Motorsports TVR alongside Steve Hyde and team regular John Hartshorne. "It's great to be back at Spa again, I got a third here ...

Tue 14 Sep 2004
Spa: Tracsport race report

Spa: Tracsport race report

Tracsport Race To Dream Result With Perfect Weekend at Spa Tracsport claimed a dream result in the fourth and final round of the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series at Spa Francorchamps last weekend, taking fourth in class on track and...

Spa: RML race report

Spa: RML race report

RML's sportscar team bought the MG Lola EX257 home in 5th position in class today in the 4th and final round of the Le Mans Endurance Series at Spa, Belgium. With over 1000km of the challenging circuit complete Tommy Erdos, Mike Newton and...

Sun 12 Sep 2004
Herbert, Davies take Spa for Audi Sport UK

Herbert, Davies take Spa for Audi Sport UK

Audi Sport UK drivers Johnny Herbert and Jamie Davies took the spoils of victory at the Spa 1000 km event, the final race of the inaugural Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES) season. The win clinched the LMES drivers' championship for Davies and ...

Spa: Nicolas Minassian race notes

Spa: Nicolas Minassian race notes

In the final race of the inaugural LMES season, Minassian ended his day on the podium in dramatic style. An exploding Dunlop tyre on the Creation DBA4 going into Eau Rouge on lap one dropped Minassian from Pole to plum last as he pitted to take on...

Spa: Audi Sport UK race notes

Spa: Audi Sport UK race notes

Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert plus Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx have claimed the Driver's and Teams' Le Mans Endurance Series (LM P1) titles respectively. The British pairing won the fourth and final round of the LMES at Spa-Francorchamps in...

Spa: Audi Motorsport race notes

Spa: Audi Motorsport race notes

By winning the Spa 1000-km race in Spa-Francorchamps, Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert crowned themselves with equal points the first ever champions of the new Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES). The British driver pairing of the Audi Sport UK Team ...

Spa: Team Nasamax race notes

Spa: Team Nasamax race notes

It was a frantic start to the 1000km at Spa at 13.00 CET, where Werner Lupberger started in ninth position. Although rain was forecast, the race started dry but with drop of rain, and Technical Director John McNeil kept a close watch on the skies...

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-09-12
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Audi Motorsport newsletter 2004-09-12

LMES: Davies and Herbert win LMES title with Audi R8 Audi drivers Jamie Davies and Johnny Herbert clinched the Drivers' title in the first ever Le Mans Endurance Series (LMES) by winning the 1000-kilometre race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium)....

Spa race results

Spa race results

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Laps Fast lap --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ----- ---------- 1. 88 LM P1 Davies, ...

Spa: Nasamax warmup report

Spa: Nasamax warmup report

Warmup Set Back For Team Nasamax On lap two of the 40 minute warm up for today's 1000km race, Werner Lupberger went off the circuit near marshals' post 17, the Pif Paf. Drivers had already reported the changeable grip on the circuit today due...

Spa Sunday warmup times

Spa Sunday warmup times

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.

Spa: Team Nasamax Saturday notes

Spa: Team Nasamax Saturday notes

Team Nasamax's French driver Romain Dumas set the team's fastest laps early in the afternoon session, which thankfully was dry. After 5 minutes he was 6th with a 2 min 10.223, and then set the best time with 2 min 09.942. Unfortunately, although a...

Spa starting grid

Spa starting grid

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.

Spa Saturday qualifying 2 times

Spa Saturday qualifying 2 times

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.

Spa Saturday qualifying 1 times

Spa Saturday qualifying 1 times

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.

Audi Motorsport Saturday notes

Audi Motorsport Saturday notes

All three Audi R8 will start from the first two rows in the season final of the Le Mans Endurance Series in Spa-Francorchamps/Belgium. Fastest Audi driver was Allan McNish in the Audi R8 of the Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx. The Scotsman and his team...

Audi UK Sport Saturday notes

Audi UK Sport Saturday notes

The Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx R8s line-up in second and third positions on the 41-car grid for the fourth and final round of the Le Mans Endurance Series at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on Sunday. Allan McNish claimed the British Audi team's ...

Nicolas Minassian Saturday notes

Nicolas Minassian Saturday notes

Nicolas Minassian took his second pole of the season this afternoon at Spa for the Creation Autosportif team, beating the works Audi of Pierre Kaffer and Allan McNish by 0.038 seconds. "I said this morning that it wasn't over yet and we'd get them...

Spa: Team Nasamax Friday notes

Spa: Team Nasamax Friday notes

'We had no grand plan for the day, other than evaluating the changes we'd made since Silverstone. We wanted to make sure that all the drivers had a reasonable number of laps - it is really difficult to get much work done when you have to get 3 ...

Sat 11 Sep 2004
Spa Friday practice 2 times

Spa Friday practice 2 times

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.

Spa Friday practice 1 times

Spa Friday practice 1 times

Pos Num Class Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- --- ------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- -------------------- ---------- -------- -------- 1.