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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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Sat 10 Jun 2000
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...

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 ...

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...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
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, ...

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...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
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...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
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...

Tue 02 May 2000
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...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
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 ...

Tue 02 May 2000
Adelaide Fast Facts

Adelaide Fast Facts

Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years will be staged from December 29 to 31, 2000. The main event, the six hour final round of the 2000 Le Mans Series, will kick off at 4:00 pm on New Year's Eve and finish at 10:00 pm. The Adelaide event will be...

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 ...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
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 ...

Thu 08 Jun 2000
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 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...

Thu 02 Mar 2000
News 2000-03-01

News 2000-03-01

Sintura to enter 2 cars for Le Mans Sintura are to enter a Lola B2K/10 and one of their own S99 GTPs in this years Le Mans 24 Hours. It is planning a full assault on the ALMS series with the Lola, whilst the S99 is better suited to the ...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Reynard Gears Up For Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Reynard Gears Up For Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Reynard Motorsport's plans for Le Mans with its new 2KQ sports racing car are moving forward rapidly as the company prepares for its debut at the famous Le Mans circuit. Development of the car has been continuing apace since its launch in October...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
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 ...

Tue 20 Jun 2000
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...