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Tue 18 Jan 2000
Adelaide winners to get automatic Le Mans 24 Hour entry

Adelaide winners to get automatic Le Mans 24 Hour entry

Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz yesterday announced that outright and class winners at Adelaide's Race of Thousand Years next New Year's Eve will be given automatic entry to the 2001 Le Mans 24 Hour. Adelaide will be one of only three races in...

Wed 15 Mar 2000
Chrysler Enters Two Mopar-Powered Prototypes in Le Mans 24 Hours

Chrysler Enters Two Mopar-Powered Prototypes in Le Mans 24 Hours

Auburn Hills, Mich- -- Chrysler has officially entered two Mopar V-8-powered Prototypes for the 2000 Le Mans 24-Hour race, scheduled for June 10 and 11, Chrysler's factory-backed effort, entered under the organization of Mopar Team ORECA,...

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...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
Le Mans series - Le Mans history

Le Mans series - Le Mans history

LE MANS HISTORY - Le Mans was actually the home of the first French Grand Prix - not at the current circuit, but on a 103km road circuit to the east of the city. - The first Le Mans 24 Hour was staged in 1923. At the time there was ...

Thu 03 Feb 2000
Panoz Motor Sports signs Mario Andretti

Panoz Motor Sports signs Mario Andretti

One of the world's best known motor racing names will be driving for Panoz Motor Sports at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in June. Mario Andretti, former F1 World Champion, Indy 500 winner and CART star, will be lining up alongside David Brabham, Jan...

Tue 20 Jun 2000
Encouraging Debut for Reynard 2KQ-LM

Encouraging Debut for Reynard 2KQ-LM

Le Mans circuit, France. 18th June 2000 The Reynard 2KQ-LM sports racing car made history for this leading British race car manufacturer in its debut at this famous event - the first sports car to bear the Reynard name at this prestigious ...

Wed 12 Jan 2000
Dodge Viper GTS-R Named

Dodge Viper GTS-R Named "Racing Car of the Year"

Automobile Magazine Names Dodge Viper GTS-R "Racing Car of the Year" Dodge Viper Runs Undefeated In ALMS, Wins Le Mans and Walks Away With FIA GT Series Title DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2000 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series,...

Tue 04 Jul 2000
Coopers bring added cheer to New Year celebration

Coopers bring added cheer to New Year celebration

For the first time since 1985, South Australian race fans will be able to celebrate the speed and spectacle of motorsport on the streets of Adelaide with a local brew. Le Mans Adelaide organisers today proudly announced Coopers Brewery have won...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Mopar Team ORECA Report at 1900

Mopar Team ORECA Report at 1900

Le Mans, June 17, 2000, at 19.00 - Chrysler Mopar Team ORECA's fact finding mission during this year's Le Mans 24-hours has been reduced to one car. A freak oil pressure problem within the Mopar 6-litre V8 engine has been cited as the cause of the...

Promising start for Reynard 2KQ-LM at Le Mans debut

Promising start for Reynard 2KQ-LM at Le Mans debut

The Reynard 2KQ-LM sports racing car has been causing a stir at its debut for the Le Mans 24 Hour race. After two days of qualifying Johansson Matthews finished 7th fastest overall to take a place on the fourth row of the starting grid. Also in...

Guy Smith wins rookie of the year trophy at Le Mans

Guy Smith wins rookie of the year trophy at Le Mans

Le Mans circuit, France. 16th June 2000 - Hull-based British racing driver, Guy Smith, receives the coveted Le Mans 24 Hours Rookie of the Year trophy today with a presentation by Robert Jarry, Mayor of Le Mans, in front of an estimated 50,000...

Tue 18 Apr 2000
Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Withdraws from 24 Hours of LeMans

Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Withdraws from 24 Hours of LeMans

The Risi Competizione team announced today that it has withdrawn its entry for the 24 Hours of LeMans. After careful analysis of the existing Ferrari 333 SP package, the team decided it was in their best interest to withdraw. "Due to the...

Tue 02 May 2000
Le Mans races to the home of motorsport - Network Ten

Le Mans races to the home of motorsport - Network Ten

Fans of the Le Mans Series have received a major boost with the announcement that Network Ten will be the host broadcaster for Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years. Network Ten will not only broadcast highlights packages from all rounds of the...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
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 ...

Sun 11 Jun 2000
2000 entry list

2000 entry list

List of competitors and cars eligible to take part in Scrutineering on 12 and 13 June 2000 PROTOTYPE "LM" P900 Category Num. Team Car Engine Types Cyl. 1 TEAM ...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Reynard ready for Le Mans

Reynard ready for Le Mans

Less than a year ago, the Reynard 2KQ-LM only existed as a computer model. Next weekend, five of the new sports car from the leading race car manufacturer will be lining up for the famed Le Mans 24 Hour race for the first time in the history of...

Fri 16 Jun 2000
Audi sets the pace

Audi sets the pace

Le Mans, France, Audi Sport R8's will start from the top three positions for the 2000 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the early evening the number 9 Audi of Allan McNish put up the pole position time of 1:37.653. "This is Audi's first...

Tue 26 Sep 2000
Audi news 2000-09-26

Audi news 2000-09-26

New technical regulations LMP 675 The LMP 675 category is to be given a boost that will give 'junior class' competitors a real chance of winning the Le Mans 24-hours outright. New technical regulations were announced by the Automobile Club de ...

Sat 10 Jun 2000
Aspen Knolls Porsch heads for Le Mans

Aspen Knolls Porsch heads for Le Mans

LE MANS, FRANCE (JUNE 9, 2000) - The Aspen Knolls Porsche team travels to France next week, set to tackle the most prestigious - and perhaps most grueling - endurance sports car race in the world: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Buoyed by a very ...

Chrysler Mounts a Five Car Assault

Chrysler Mounts a Five Car Assault

Brussels, 8 June, 2000 - Three Chrysler Viper GTS R/Ts will be defending Viper Team ORECA's class title that the manufacturer has won for the past two years, and two Le Mans Prototypes will be preparing the ground for a shot at outright victory...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Chrysler and Oreca to enter Prototype sports car

Chrysler and Oreca to enter Prototype sports car

PARIS - DaimlerChrysler motorsports officials are looking to translate the success of the Viper GTS-R/T endurance racer into a winning program at the highest level of sports car racing with the new Chrysler Le Mans Prototype sports car. Chrysler...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Team Joest in Action

Team Joest in Action

June 18, 2000 12:00 a.m. Le Mans, France, Audi Sport Team Joest jumped into action seven hours into the race to change the rearend of the number nine car. Having dropped off of the pace, Laurent Aiello pitted the car for refueling and tires...

At dusk, Audi's up a lap

At dusk, Audi's up a lap

Le Mans, France, Audi R8's are leading the 24-hour classic with one lap on the field. The number nine R8 driven by Laurent Aiello leads overall. On lap 74 the Audi's put a lap on the next closest competitor when Tom Kristensen put the Panoz...

Wed 03 May 2000
Michelin heads to Europe

Michelin heads to Europe

MICHELIN HEADS TO EUROPE FOR Le MANS, SILVERSTONE AND NURBURGRING Audi, Panoz, Dodge Viper, Porsche and Others To Ride On Michelin Pilot Radials (Greenville, S.C.) - After scoring its first-ever overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and...