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Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

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...

Mon 07 Dec 2009
BMW Motorsport presents 2010 programme

BMW Motorsport presents 2010 programme

BMW Motorsport presents 2010 programme: focus on production car racing, continuation of junior promotion. Munich, 5th December 2009. Having bid farewell to Formula One, BMW will intensify its involvement in GT and touring car racing in the ...

Tue 13 Oct 2009
Professional Motorsport World Expo 2009 award nominees

Professional Motorsport World Expo 2009 award nominees

UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS FOR BRAWN GP IN PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORT WORLD EXPO 2009 AWARDS Professional MotorSport World Expo, central Europe's leading trade-only motorsport exhibition, today reveals the nominees for its...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Drayson Racing announces LMP1 programme

Drayson Racing announces LMP1 programme

Drayson Racing To Launch Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) Programme at Petit Le Mans LONDON - Paul, Lord Drayson and Elspeth, Lady Drayson proudly announce Drayson Racing's move to the pinnacle of motorsports; the Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) ...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
EU3: Marc VDS 2010 season preview

EU3: Marc VDS 2010 season preview

NEW BELGIAN MOTORSPORT TEAM SPLITS ITS PASSION BETWEEN CARS AND BIKES! The Belgian motor racing scene is set to enjoy a new addition to its community with the creation of a brand new structure regrouping several professional racing teams which...

Thu 10 Dec 2009
ACO launches the

ACO launches the "2010 Le Mans Intercontinental Cup"

During its press conference at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours in June, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest confirmed its intention to link the various Le Mans Series, so in 2010, it will launch a cup reserved for entrants in the top endurance category,...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Allan McNish awarded Seagrave Trophy

Allan McNish awarded Seagrave Trophy

AUDI ACE McNISH AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS SEGRAVE TROPHY Allan McNish has been awarded the prestigious Segrave Trophy in recognition of the Scotsman's historic Le Mans 24 Hour race victory last year combined with his "exceptional endeavour in ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys Announces His Retirement as Driver SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 2 - Didier Theys, one of the most successful and popular endurance sports car drivers on either side of the Atlantic, today announced his retirement as a professional race...

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 ...

Tue 10 Nov 2009
Honda JAS Motorsport will run two Acura LMP2 entries

Honda JAS Motorsport will run two Acura LMP2 entries

JAS MOTORSPORT AT THE LE MANS 24 HOURS WITH ACURA LMP2 Thanks to a well-established relationship with Honda Performance Development, Honda America's motorsport department, JAS Motorsport is developing a programme to contest the European Le Mans...

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...

Lola releases 2009 LMP2 specs

Lola releases 2009 LMP2 specs

LOLA LMP2 CAR TO SET THE PACE IN 2009 Lola Cars International Ltd today reveal the 2009 development updates to its LMP2 Coupe sportscar, which will see significant performance gains for this already successful design. During the winter Lola...

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 ...

Audi is honoured for best teamwork

Audi is honoured for best teamwork

Ingolstadt -- In the 2008 season Audi won everything the brand had set its sights on: The Four Rings stood for the four victories in the DTM, the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series in Europe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in what has so far...

Team Essex to Le Mans in 2009

Team Essex to Le Mans in 2009

Team Essex will be returning to Le Mans this year. After having won three driver titles in the Danish Touringcar Championship, numerous team titles and taken second place in last year's 24 hour Le Mans race as well as finishing second in the Le...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

@>Porsche Cup Winners, 1970-2009 Year Driver Nat Team ------- ------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- 1970 Gijs van Lennep NL Wihuri 1971 Erwin ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

New Team ECOSpeed ready for 2009

New Team ECOSpeed ready for 2009

Team ECOSpeed: a new challenger for Endurance Racing Newly founded Team ECOSpeed, based in Lugano, Switzerland, is ready to challenge the established competitors in Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, selected events of American Le Mans...

Tue 20 Oct 2009
Matteo Cressoni tests Audi R10 TDI with Team Kolles

Matteo Cressoni tests Audi R10 TDI with Team Kolles

Matteo Cressoni tested in an Audi R10 TDI, the "queen car" of many 24 Hours of Le Mans. It happened on the tarmac track of the Rothenburg airport where on 14th October the Italian driver had contact with the made-in-Ingolstadt Sport Prototype from...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Portimao: Autodromo Do Algrave installs Inis system

Portimao: Autodromo Do Algrave installs Inis system

Autodromo Do Algarve Installs Inis Warning Lights System Autodromo Do Algarve, based in Portmiao, Portugal the latest F1 standard race circuit in Europe has installed a full Inis wireless warning lights system in advance of the first LeMans...

Porsche newsletter 2009-08-14

Porsche newsletter 2009-08-14

Porsche Motorsport around the world Stuttgart. The Motorsport Newsletter regularly provides information on Porsche Motorsport around the world. More detailed information and additional photographs are available for accredited journalists from...

Fri 30 Oct 2009
Gregory Guilvert Peugeot test summary

Gregory Guilvert Peugeot test summary

"THAT WAS FANTASTIC!" They were practically the only words on Gregory Guilvert's lips following his test at the wheel of the 908 HDi FAP at Le Castellet, in the south of France, on Wednesday October 28. After wrapping up the 2009 THP Spider...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Zytek powered Team LNT test notes

Zytek powered Team LNT test notes

Team LNT take delivery of brand new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 British team complete shakedown of 2009 challenger. Yorkshire based Team LNT renewed their acquaintance with Ginetta-Zytek machinery today, running their new GZ09S for the first time...

Tom Coronel joins Spyker Squadron

Tom Coronel joins Spyker Squadron

Tom Coronel will rejoin the Spyker Squadron, the works racing team of Dutch car sports Car manufacturer Spyker. Coronel will participate in the full race program of Spyker, which consists of the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 hour race. These...

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...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
JMW Motorsport to run Aston Martin GT2 program

JMW Motorsport to run Aston Martin GT2 program

JMW MOTORSPORT TO SPEARHEAD ASTON MARTIN RACING GT2 RACE PROGRAMME JMW Motorsport, runners up in their debut Le Mans Series GT2 season in 2009, will be switching allegiance for 2010 and 2011 with the announcement they will be competing...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Audi Winter Camp notes

Audi Winter Camp notes

Audi driver squad stronger than ever before Ingolstadt/Ofterschwang -- Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich left the traditional Audi Winter Camp in Ofterschwang, Bavaria, at which the AUDI AG factory drivers prepared for a week together...

Fri 20 Nov 2009
2010 24 Heures du Mans invitation list

2010 24 Heures du Mans invitation list

2010 24 Heures du Mans: The official list of the 29 automatically selected entrants The Le Mans 24 Hours, the Petit Le Mans, the Le Mans Series in the United States, Europe and Asia and the winner of the Michelin Green X Challenge make up the ...

Fri 18 Dec 2009
Team Oreca Matmut to be Peugeot Sport customer

Team Oreca Matmut to be Peugeot Sport customer

PEUGEOT SPORT CHOOSES TEAM ORECA MATMUT After taking time to consult the various teams which expressed an interest in running a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in 2010, Peugeot Sport has finally decided to provide Team ORECA MATMUT with a car. The...

Mon 26 Oct 2009
EU3: Audi newsletter 2009-10-25
DTM

EU3: Audi newsletter 2009-10-25

Audi achieves hat-trick in the DTM DTM: As the first ever automobile manufacturer, Audi achieved a title hat-trick in the DTM: After 2007 and 2008, the brand with the four rings captured the coveted trophy for the third consecutive time. In...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Porsche Motorsport newsletter 2009-09-17

Porsche Motorsport newsletter 2009-09-17

Porsche Motorsport around the world Stuttgart. The Motorsport Newsletter regularly provides information on Porsche Motorsport racing around the world. More detailed information and additional photographs are available for accredited journalists...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Aston Martin to challenge for outright victory

Aston Martin to challenge for outright victory

Fifty years ago this coming June, Aston Martin took the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, David Richards, Chairman of the British-based marque, announced that they will return to La Sarthe Circuit with two LMP1s, in a big step up from...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Porsche 2010 news 2009-12-11

Porsche 2010 news 2009-12-11

BERGMEISTER/LONG LEAD PORSCHE'S DEFENSE OF GT TITLES STUTTGART, Germany - December 11 -- Porsche will remain loyal to its successful customer teams and drivers in major international GT series around the world for 2010, including those in the ...