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Sat 17 Jun 2000
Audi's Lead Into Second Hour

Audi's Lead Into Second Hour

Le Mans, France, the Audi Sport Team is leading into the second hour of the 24 Hour of Le Mans. Starting the Audi's were Allan McNish from pole in the number nine, Frank Beila in the number eight from second and Michele Alboreto in the seven car...

Audi Preps for the 24 hour event

Audi Preps for the 24 hour event

Le Mans, France, Audi Sport Team Joest spent the day Friday preparing the three R8's to go the 24 Hour of Le Mans distance and organize their race strategy. "I will not issue any team orders," said Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi Sport. ...

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...

Fri 16 Jun 2000
Final  qualifying, starting line up

Final qualifying, starting line up

Le Mans, France, June 15 Final qualifying results, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Allan McNish/Laurent Aiello/Stéphane Ortelli, No. 9 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:36.124* 2. Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro, ...

Session three qualifying results

Session three qualifying results

Qualifying results, Session 3, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Allan McNish/Laurent Aiello/Stéphane Ortelli, No. 9 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:36.124 2. Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro, No. 8 LMP...

Qualifying day two

Qualifying day two

15th JUNE 2000 QUALIFYING - LE MANS 24 HOUR - JUNE 17-18 Audi has pulled out a dominating performance to take the first three spots on the grid for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hour. 1998 winners Alan McNish, Laurent Aiello and Stephane Ortelli...

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...

Thu 15 Jun 2000
Audi first session practice results

Audi first session practice results

Le Mans, France, the three Audi Sport R8's set the pace in the first official practice of the 24 Hour of Le Mans weekend. Driving the number seven R8, Rinaldo Capello laid down a time of 3:37.523 outpacing his second place teammate Frank...

FRANCE: Qualifying Day One 24 Hour Le Mans

FRANCE: Qualifying Day One 24 Hour Le Mans

The crack Audi team dominated the opening qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hour in France tonight, but Australian David Brabham has closed the gap to the German trio. The Audi of Michele Alboreto, Christian Abt and Rinaldo Capello set the...

Strong line up for Lola's Le Mans attack

Strong line up for Lola's Le Mans attack

Leading British racecar manufacturer Lola Cars International is entering the most famous race of them all - the Le Mans 24 Hours - with a strong chance of success from its three-car attack. The company's 2000 model sportscars have already taken...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti looks to add chapter

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti looks to add chapter

At age 60, American racing legend Mario Andretti returns to challenge the 24 Hours of Le Mans in an attempt to capture the only major motorsport victory that he has yet to capture. Andretti will drive with Atlanta-area based Panoz Motorsports,...

Wed 14 Jun 2000
Audi and Le Mans Scrutineering

Audi and Le Mans Scrutineering

Le Mans, France, the Audi Sport Team began the week leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the city center putting the cars through scrutineering, technical inspection. The three Audi's were trucked to downtown Le Mans where the ACO ...

Qualifying session two

Qualifying session two

Qualifying results, Session 2, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Michele Alboreto/Rinaldo Capello/Christian Abt, No. 7 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:37.523 2. Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro, No. 8 LMP...

Qualifyiing session one

Qualifyiing session one

Qualifying results, Session 1, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Allan McNish/Laurent Aiello/Stéphane Ortelli, No. 9 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:37.653 2. Michele Alboreto/Rinaldo Capello/Christian Abt, No. 7...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Torture test of man and machine around the clock

Torture test of man and machine around the clock

The world's great motor manufacturers have triumphed at the Le Mans 24 Hour including Ford, Ferrari, BMW, Porsche and Jaguar ­ but next weekend a new name could be added to that list. Audi, Cadillac, Chrysler and brash newcomer in Panoz will...

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...

Guy Smith prepares for Le Mans 24 Hour race debut

Guy Smith prepares for Le Mans 24 Hour race debut

Guy Smith, 25, has been preparing hard for his first Le Mans 24 Hour race, which takes place at the famous French circuit next week. At the team's final test session before the event, which took place at Silverstone last week, Smith had a chance...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
Goodyear Tire Fast Facts, 24 Hours of Le Mans

Goodyear Tire Fast Facts, 24 Hours of Le Mans

AKRON, Ohio - There are just a handful of magic words in motorsports; words that convey speed and competition. Le Mans, Corvette and Goodyear are three of those words. This weekend the three come together again, the result of a major effort on...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Three Audi's entered at Le Mans

Three Audi's entered at Le Mans

Auburn Hills, Mich., The three R8 prototypes entered by Audi Sport are anticipating a competitive race for the June 17th classic of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a one-two victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March, Audi Sport Team Joest...

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...

Thu 08 Jun 2000
MCR Racing pre-Le Mans notes

MCR Racing pre-Le Mans notes

Silverstone in the spring - The American Le Mans Series' (ALMS) European swing commenced at Silverstone on May 13, and the MCR-prepared No. 21 Aspen Knolls Porsche started the European tour on a high note with a strong 3rd place showing in the...

Australians at Le Mans

Australians at Le Mans

VERN SCHUPPAN - DEBUT 1973 "It is such a tough race because there are so many factors that can influence the result. Just getting to the finish can be half the battle. I have been lucky to win but there are other guys like Brian Redman...

Mon 05 Jun 2000
Michelin prepares for tire war

Michelin prepares for tire war

(Greenville, S.C.) - After scoring its first-ever overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and its second consecutive victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring earlier this year, Michelin is preparing to take on its competitors to defend its 1999 ...

Tue 09 May 2000
Silverstone; Series heads to U.K. for first overseas event

Silverstone; Series heads to U.K. for first overseas event

The magic started in France, then spread to America, but now the Le Mans Series heads back overseas for its first international event in the UK. Round three of the championship will be staged this Saturday at Silverstone, the home of the...

Wed 03 May 2000
MCR Set for Le Mans After Successful Test

MCR Set for Le Mans After Successful Test

LE MANS, FRANCE (May 3, 2000) -- The Michael Colucci Racing (MCR) prepared Aspen Knolls Porsche GT3 R looks set to be firmly in the field for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, arguably the most prestigious sports car race in the world, following...

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...

First Taste of LeMans for Guy Smith

First Taste of LeMans for Guy Smith

British race driver, Guy Smith, was given his first taste of the famed Le Mans circuit this weekend at the official test day for the forthcoming Le Mans 24 Hours race in the Johansson Matthews Racing Reynard 2KQ-LM, and was totally exhilarated by...

Tue 02 May 2000
Reynard 2KQ-LM Shines at Le Mans Test Day

Reynard 2KQ-LM Shines at Le Mans Test Day

The Reynard 2KQ-LM recorded 6th fastest (unofficial) time at the Le Mans circuit yesterday in official testing for the Le Mans 24 Hour race next month with the Johannson Matthews Racing team Judd powered car. The team was also 2nd fastest in a ...

Count down to Le Mans

Count down to Le Mans

The world's leading sportscar teams are set to the hit the track this weekend for final preparations for the 2000 Le Mans 24 Hour. The official preliminary practice session will be staged this weekend as a preview to the main event which is run...

New year, top gear, party here...

New year, top gear, party here...

International motor racing is set to return to the streets of Adelaide for a real millennium party that you will never forget. Tickets were officially launched today at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre for Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years,...

Corporate guests race in for Adelaide''s New Year party

Corporate guests race in for Adelaide''s New Year party

Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years is expected to become Australia's largest ever corporate New Year's Eve party with more then 55 per cent of the corporate entertainment platforms already sold. Only weeks after the release of the corporate ...

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...