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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulationsHeadline

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulations

This morning, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)'s annual press conference in advance of Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans released the 2010 and 2011 regulations, aimed at balancing the divide between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the 24H's ...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practiceHeadline

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practice

Team Peugeot has lodged a protest with the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) , the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ahead of the start if this evening's first practice session. The complaint concerns the front wing of the team's archrival, ...

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

FRANK GARDNER Australian motorsport legend Frank Gardner sadly passed away at his Gold Coast home at the weekend after a long-time battle with illness -- he was 78. Following is the last biography written when he was BMW Team Manager,...

Treluyer in a massive early-morning crashHeadline

Treluyer in a massive early-morning crash

Updated 11:05 AM CET.</I> Benoit Treluyer suffered a massive crash in the early morning crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours, losing control of his ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le MansHeadline

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le Mans

Both Corvette Racing and Risi Competizione had points to prove and history to write for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both cases, it's mission accomplished. ...

ACO adds trophies, expands driving schoolHeadline

ACO adds trophies, expands driving school

At its annual press conference during the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) expanded the scope of its racing programs with a pair of new trophies, and unveiled a new Pescarolo-designed-and-built endurance racing car...

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 ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Stuart Hall joins Aston Martin

Stuart Hall joins Aston Martin

STUART HALL JOINS ASTON MARTIN RACING FOR LE MANS 24 HOURS London, 21 May, 2009. Young British racing driver, Stuart Hall, will join Aston Martin Racing to drive their Gulf-liveried LMP1 prototype as part of a three-car assault at this year's...

IPB Spartak withdraws 24H entry

IPB Spartak withdraws 24H entry

Withdrawal of the IPB Spartak Racing team's Lamborghini Murcielago (LM GT1) The Barazi Epsilon team's Zytek 07S (LM P2) invited to practice on 10th June The Russian team IPB Spartak's Lamborghini Murcielago (LM GT1) will not be present at ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

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 19 Jun 2009
ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le MansHeadline

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le Mans

The gloomy global economic forecast hasn't stopped competitors from turning up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. In fact, 82 entries were received by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, with the race organizers narrowing it down to 55 starters...

Sat 21 Nov 2009
ALMS teams invited to 2010 Le Mans

ALMS teams invited to 2010 Le Mans

HEAVY SERIES FLAVOR IN FIRST LISTOF 2010 LE MANS INVITES Risi Competizione and Flying Lizard Motorsports are each on the list of the first 27 invites to the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours. Five teams and six entries from the American Le Mans Series are...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Aston Martin 007: Licence to challengeHeadline

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challenge

Aston Martin's LM P1 program is currently the company's flagship racing program, and the 007 car, piloted by Jan Charouz, Stefam Mucke and Tomas Enge is clearly the team's best hope for a top result in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. ...

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 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) ...

Carroll Shelby remembers 1959 with Aston Martin

Carroll Shelby remembers 1959 with Aston Martin

CARROLL SHELBY LOOKS BACK AT 1959 LE MANS WIN WITH ASTON MARTIN Gaydon, 5 June 2009. Fifty years ago, American racing legend Carroll Shelby formed one half of the Le Mans-winning Aston Martin DBR1 team, together with Englishman Roy Salvadori....

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for PeugeotHeadline

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for Peugeot

The official Audi and Peugeot statements on tonight's qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours said that the two rival teams were going to work on race settings rather than taking part in a competition for the pole position. ...

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans Headline

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans

The formbook held true in both GT classes at qualifying for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams primarily worked on race setups. A factory Corvette Racing C6.R took the GT1 pole, while the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR scored...

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
Pierre Ehret race report

Pierre Ehret race report

24h Le Mans: Pierre Ehret takes Rank 7 with Team Modena Racing Driving his fifth edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans on the 13th/14th of June, Pierre Ehret and the team Modena Racing took rank seven on their Ferrari F430 GTC. In the end Ehret...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
SPEED to continue Le Mans coverage

SPEED to continue Le Mans coverage

SPEED SIGNS THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT to CONTINUE LIVE COVERAGE FROM Le MANS EXTENDED COVERAGE WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH SPEEDTV.COM; MULTI-PLATFORM DELIVERIES SPEED'S MINER SAYS, "Le MANS HAS LONG BEEN ONE OF THE NETWORK'S STAPLE ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Michelin newsletter 2009-07-06

Michelin newsletter 2009-07-06

MICHELIN TEAMS TOP 100,000 MILES IN 24 HOURS OF LE MANS RACE The World's Biggest Race is also the World's Best R&D Session GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 6, 2009) - In the world of research and development, some days are more productive...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...