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Tue 30 Dec 2008
Guillaume Moreau 2009 season preview

Guillaume Moreau 2009 season preview

FIA GT and the Le Mans 24 Hours for Guillaume Moreau Guillaume Moreau's first season with the Luc Alphand Adventures team yielded a Le Mans Series title in LM GT1, and they have renewed their collaboration for 2009. The man from the Limousin ...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Harold Primat news 2008-12-21

Harold Primat news 2008-12-21

Harold Primat Broadcast - Crans Montana hosts Pescarolo drivers' winter training camp for second successive year Crans Montana hosts Pescarolo drivers' winter training camp for second successive year Primat was once again joined in the Swiss...

Mazda and Saulnier partner for 2009

Mazda and Saulnier partner for 2009

Mazda and Saulnier Racing form Endurance partnership Saint-Germain-en-Laye, december, 20th 2008 - Following a strong 2008 season*, Saulnier Racing will expand their LMP2 sportscar program in 2009. The French team, based in Nevers, will run two...

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009Headline

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009

The good news keeps coming for the European-based Le Mans Series, as Saulnier Racing announced Friday that it will expand its operations to campaign two LM P2-class Pescarolo Mazda MZR-Rs next season. The French squad led by Jacques Nicolet has ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entriesHeadline

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing...

Mon 15 Dec 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-12-15
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Audi newsletter 2008-12-15

"Golden Helmets" for Audi and Dindo Capello Le Mans: Dindo Capello was presented with the "Golden Helmet" for the third time after 2003 and 2006. The award given by the Italian specialist magazine "Autosprint" is regarded as the "Motorsport...

Patrick Long announces 2009 plans

Patrick Long announces 2009 plans

Porsche announced today that factory driver Patrick Long, 2-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will return to action in the American Le Mans Series in 2009, driving the ...

Fri 12 Dec 2008
Gulf Retail BRDC Awards notes

Gulf Retail BRDC Awards notes

GULF PRESENTS PRESTIGIOUS LE MANS TROPHY AT BRDC AWARDS The British Racing Drivers Club 2008 annual awards took place on Monday 08 December at the Cafe Royal, London. Gulf Retail CEO, Jonathan Turner, was on hand to present The Woolf Barnato ...

Tue 09 Dec 2008
David Brabham BRDC Awards notes

David Brabham BRDC Awards notes

Brabham Collects BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy David Brabham was awarded the BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy, sponsored by Gulf, on Monday 8 December during the British Racing Drivers' Club Awards 2008 ceremony at the Cafe Royal, London. For the second...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
David Brabham awarded BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy

David Brabham awarded BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy

Brabham Adds BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy To Season Honours Sportscar legend David Brabham will receive the BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy for the second time in his illustrious career, at the annual prestigious British Racing Drivers' Club Awards 2008...

Peugeot Sport visits Michelin factory

Peugeot Sport visits Michelin factory

PEUGEOT SPORT PAYS A VISIT TO THE MICHELIN FACTORY Yesterday (Wednesday, December 3) saw Peugeot Sport's management staff and six of the drivers who raced for the team in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours travel to Clermont-Ferrand for a visit of ...

Porsche engineer Laudenbach wins awards

Porsche engineer Laudenbach wins awards

PORSCHE ENGINEER THOMAS LAUDENBACH WINS AWARD FROM BRITISH MAGAZINE "RACE TECH" FOR RACE ENGINE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FOR DFI RS SPYDER DESIGN ATLANTA - December 2 - The 2008 World Motorsport Symposium Awards for the Race Engine Designer of the...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test dayHeadline

ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test day

Following in the footsteps of other auto racing sanctioning bodies, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has taken cost-cutting measures into its own hands. The organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced Monday that it has canceled its test day at...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

2009 Test Day cancelled

2009 Test Day cancelled

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest always listens attentively to the manufacturers' needs, and so in agreement with teams that may be invited to the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Club, remaining faithful to its firmly-held objective to reduce costs, has...

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Audi Motorsport based on three pillars in the future

Audi Motorsport based on three pillars in the future

Ingolstadt -- In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM. Additionally, with the new Audi R8...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Nine American teams invited to Le Mans

Nine American teams invited to Le Mans

NINE SERIES TEAMS AMONG EARLY LE MANS INVITEES Eleven entries and nine teams from the American Le Mans Series received automatic invitations to next year's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest announced the first 29...

Team Modena to race GT2 Ferrari for 2009

Team Modena to race GT2 Ferrari for 2009

Team Modena are delighted to today announce the first of their 2009 race campaigns to be unveiled, the team entering a Ferrari F430 GT in the LM GT2 category of the Le Mans Series and, entry permitting, the Le Mans 24-Hour race itself. Having won...

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Mon 24 Nov 2008
ACO finalizes rules for 2009 and beyond

ACO finalizes rules for 2009 and beyond

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest released its much-anticipated new regulations package Wednesday, officially confirming evolutionary rules that will be phased in beginning next year. Minor changes will be seen in 2009, leading up to more drastic ...

Fri 21 Nov 2008
Dindo Capello Rally di Monza summary

Dindo Capello Rally di Monza summary

AUDI'S CAPELLO ALSO A RALLYING MAN Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans again apparently wasn't enough for Dindo Capello. So Audi's Italian factory ace decided to cap his 2008 season with a victory at the Rally di Monza over the ...

The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The 2009 set of regulations defined by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has already come out; it contains the technical regulations for all entrants in the LM P1 and LM P2 prototype categories and LM GT1 and LM GT2 grand touring car categories. This...

Mon 17 Nov 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-11-16

Audi newsletter 2008-11-16

Le Mans Series honours the winning Audi team LMS: The successful Le Mans Series winning squad Audi Sport Team Joest was honoured in a celebratory atmosphere in front of 500 guests on Saturday evening in Paris. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaignHeadline

EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaign

As the 2008 American Le Mans Series season dawned, a unique team with a green approach was on the grid. A partnership by British-based Barwell Motorsport and Paul Drayson, former Minister of Defense Procurement for Britain's House of Lords, became...

Mon 10 Nov 2008
Audi 2008 season review

Audi 2008 season review

Audi celebrates most successful motorsport season Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm -- Four rings, four wins. The end of season party at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
RML switches to Mazda power for 2009Headline

RML switches to Mazda power for 2009

The face of the LM P2 category of the European-based Le Mans Series has been transforming during the off-season. While a number of top-flight teams have discontinued its programs, others have been forging ahead with plans for the coming year. RML...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009Headline

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009

Le Mans Series stalwarts Quifel-ASM Team will have a new weapon of choice as it embarks on the 2009 season. The Portuguese team announced Tuesday that it has purchased a Ginetta-Zytek 09S for the LM P2 category of the European-based championship,...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Porsche Back To Le Mans? The American Le Mans Series finale at Laguna Seca was a blogger's dream. There was a twisted rumor behind every gnarly tree on the hills and outcroppings surrounding the northern ...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
2009 ACO calendar

2009 ACO calendar

Keep these weekends free! The Automobile Club de l'Ouest's 2009 season is going to be an intense one full of exciting events for 2, 4 and 6-wheel vehicles on the Bugatti track as well as on the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit. Get out your diaries...

Wed 15 Oct 2008
Lola celebrates 50th Anniversary

Lola celebrates 50th Anniversary

Thousands of fans pay tribute to Lola's Golden Anniversary On Sunday 12 October, an estimated 10,000 spectators packed the streets of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire to support Lola Cars landmark 50th Anniversary parade of racing cars. The...

Thu 09 Oct 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-10-08

Audi newsletter 2008-10-08

Audi Sport on success track Ingolstadt -- In the hot phase of the 2008 motorsport season Audi again underlined their "Vorsprung durch Technik" last weekend with two victories linked to "Le Mans" -- in the DTM and in the American Le Mans Series....

Sun 05 Oct 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-10-05

Audi newsletter 2008-10-05

Audi achieves ninth consecutive "Petit Le Mans" win ALMS: With an impressive success at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) Audi continued its winning streak at the prestigious 1000-mile race "Petit Le Mans". In front of a record crowd of...

Fri 03 Oct 2008
ACO presents Le Mans trophy to Audi

ACO presents Le Mans trophy to Audi

ACO presents Le Mans trophy to Audi Ingolstadt/Paris -- In addition to twelve Volkswagen Group world premieres more than 1,000 journalists from around the world witnessed yet another highlight on the eve of the Paris Motor Show: ...