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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...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
New cars, new teams

New cars, new teams

Tom Kristensen, the Dane with two Le Mans and two Sebring victories to his credit, has effectively replaced Allan McNish in Audi Sport Team Joest's lineup. McNish will concentrate on his Toyota Formula One test contract, although he hopes to...

Wed 13 Dec 2000
Crysler to test, Panoz has new drivers

Crysler to test, Panoz has new drivers

The Mopar V8 powered Chrysler LMP will begin testing next month in Spain, in the hands of four-times Le Mans winner Yannick Dalmas. Chrysler's bid to win the 24-Hours of Le Mans has involved a switch from Reynard chassis to Dallara, and since June...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola Cars International reveals today the first image of its exciting Le Mans 24-Hours challenger for 2001. The MG Lola, designed in-house by a dedicated team of sportscar specialists, is due to have its shakedown test in March next year before ...

Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Brussels, December 8, 2000 -- Chrysler Motorsport's 2001 Le Mans Prototype challenger, the Chrysler LMP, is scheduled to have its first track test next month and will take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race on June 16/17. The Chrysler LMP will,...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Audi to return to Le Mans in 2001

Audi to return to Le Mans in 2001

Auburn Hills, Mich. -- Audi will continue its successful motorsport involvement in the 2001 season, competing at the Le Mans 24 Hour race and in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), with two modified Audi R8 racing sportscars. "I am delighted...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Weekly notes 2000-11-28

Weekly notes 2000-11-28

Aston Martin to Le Mans in 2002 Aston Martin could return to Le Mans for the first time since 1989 and become the third historic British manufacturer to line up on the grid alongside Bentley and MG in 2002. Their entry would signal a ...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Adelaide news and driver notes

Adelaide news and driver notes

- Greg Murphy and Mark Noske's test aboard the Panoz LMP-1 has been switched to the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia. The duo will now leave for the U.S. on Friday, November 24 and will test alongside David Brabham who will be testing the new 2001...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

Munich. The end of its second season in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) marks the retirement of one of the most successful open-topped sports cars of recent decades. Triumphs before capacity crowds, action-packed races and happy endings - the...

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 ...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

The Bentley marque will return to Le Mans next June, 71 years after achieving its fifth and last victory in the 24-Hour race. An entirely new car, the Bentley EXP Speed 8, has been under secret development by Racing Technology Norfolk for the past...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Bentley Motors returns to Le Mans

Bentley Motors returns to Le Mans

CREWE, England, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Bentley Motors announced today its intention to return to the famous Circuit International du Mans for the Le Mans 24 Hour race. Said chief executive Tony Gott, "I am thrilled to confirm that ...

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 ...

Fri 25 Aug 2000
Lola returns MG to racing

Lola returns MG to racing

Lola Cars International is to design, build and develop a sportscar to return famous British marque MG to the international motor racing arena. The MG Lola will compete at next year's 24-Hours of Le Mans, arguably the most well-known and toughest...

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...

Mon 26 Jun 2000
Class Victory for Lola

Class Victory for Lola

As Audi swept to an all conquering 1-2-3 victory at Le Mans, Lola Cars International owned by Ballina native Martin Birrane, had every reason to celebrate too with a memorable Class win in the world's toughest 24-hour endurance race. The B2K/40...

Tue 20 Jun 2000
First and Second for Chrysler Viper Team at Noon

First and Second for Chrysler Viper Team at Noon

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 12.00 -Karl Wendlinger, Olivier Beretta and Dominique Dupuy lead the class by five laps from Ni Amorim, David Donohue and Anthony Beltoise. Chrysler's dream of filling the top three positions in the GTS class at...

Chrysler Mopar Ahead of Two Cadillacs After 20 Hours

Chrysler Mopar Ahead of Two Cadillacs After 20 Hours

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 11.00 - Chrysler currently holds the upper hand in the battle between two of America's largest motor manufacturers with just four hours to go to the chequered flag at Le Mans. The Chrysler Mopar of Didier Theys, Jeffrey...

Number 6 Chrysler Mopar Still Running After 15 Hours

Number 6 Chrysler Mopar Still Running After 15 Hours

Le Mans, June 15, 2000, at 07.00 - The number 6 Chrysler Mopar is still running with drivers Didier Theys, Didier Andre and Jeffrey van Hooydonk continuing through the night despite four lengthy pit stops. The car has had a water pump and a fuel...

Chrysler Vipers Maintain 1-2-3 Through the Night

Chrysler Vipers Maintain 1-2-3 Through the Night

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 08.00 - Chrysler Viper Team ORECA has maintained its dominant position at the head of the GTS field and has broken into the top ten overall with eight hours remaining. The three cars were running eighth, ninth and 11th...

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 ...

20 Hours in, Three Audi's at Front

20 Hours in, Three Audi's at Front

Le Mans, France, at the twenty hour mark the three Audi R8's are still leading Le Mans. "There are no team orders, we are all still racing to win," said Laurent Aiello. "We are caring for the car and taking no risks, but still pushing." "The...

Sunrise at Le Mans - Audi's 1,2 and 3

Sunrise at Le Mans - Audi's 1,2 and 3

Le Mans, France, Audi R8's are leading the 24 Hours of Le Mans at sunrise more than six laps ahead of the fourth place Cadillac. The Audi R8 driven by Biela/Pirro/Kristensen is leading Le Mans in the early morning having completed 246...

Mon 19 Jun 2000
Notes from the 24 hours of Le Mans

Notes from the 24 hours of Le Mans

Audi continued their barnstorming performance at the Le Mans 24 Hours, taking the top three spot on the podium in the world's most famous motor race. The event was won by Audi's Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen and Emanuele Pirro aboard the ...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
Chrysler Viper GT team leads the way

Chrysler Viper GT team leads the way

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 16.00 - Chrysler Viper Team ORECA continued their amazing season by recording their third consecutive class win at the Le Mans 24 hours. The most successful trio in modern endurance racing Karl Wendlinger, Olivier...

Chrysler Mopar Viper achives race goals

Chrysler Mopar Viper achives race goals

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 16.00 - Chrysler Mopar Team ORECA achieved all of the team's goals at the Le Mans 24 hours this year when Didier Theys, Didier Andre and Jeffrey van Hooydonk brought their Mopar 6-litre, V8-powered car home in 21st ...

Audi in a different class

Audi in a different class

Le Mans, France, In a field of naturally aspirated (LOUD) V10 Judds, V-12 BMWs and a host of V-8 Panoz cars, the whisper quiet Audi's screamed to a one, two and three finish at the legendary 24-hour race. The Audi R8 driven by Frank Biela, ...

Lola takes laurels in LMP675 class

Lola takes laurels in LMP675 class

Lola Cars International recorded a memorable victory with its B2K/40 SR2 sportscar at Le Mans today. The car, run by Canadian team Multimatic Motorsports, took the laurels in the LMP675 class, finishing eight laps ahead of its nearest rival after...

Michele Alboreto Leads for Audi at 8 Hours

Michele Alboreto Leads for Audi at 8 Hours

Le Mans, France, Michele Alboreto is putting in a solid drive for Audi leading the race eight hours in. Teammates Frank Biela and Stephane Ortelli have their Audi's in second and fourth place respectively. The problems with the number nine Audi...

Michelin Tires on Leading Cars at 8 Hour Mark

Michelin Tires on Leading Cars at 8 Hour Mark

(Le Mans, FRANCE) - At the eight-hour mark, Michelin teams were leading all three categories of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Leading the way was the ...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Viper Gt's running strong

Viper Gt's running strong

Le Mans, June 17, 2000, at 20.00 - Reigning Le Mans champions Karl Wendlinger, Olivier Beretta and Dominique Dupuy led the GTS class shortly before the four-hour mark of this year's Le Mans 24-hours and Beretta reported that the car is "very...

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...

Audi Fourth Hour Report

Audi Fourth Hour Report

Le Mans, France, the Audi Sport R8's maintain the lead and second place, one lap in front of the third place Panoz, into the fourth hour at Le Mans. On lap 34 the Audi's pitted leaving Alboreto in the car for an incredible four stints for gas ...

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...