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Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Michele Alboreto Killed in Testing Accident

Wednesday April 25th, 2001 Former Formula One driver Michele Alboreto was killed today during testing, Italian Press Agency ANSA reports. Alboreto was killed at the Lausitzring circuit in Germany while he was preparing for this year's Le Mans...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
The

The "Bentley Boys"

The "Bentley Boys" It is true that without the cars there would have been no "Bentley Boys"; but it is equally true that the "Bentley Boys" lent excitement, drama and prestige to the Cricklewood Bentley. Hard driving on the track, they ...

Fri 13 Jul 2001
Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Remembering Pedro Rodr?guez July 11, 1971

Nuremberg: A Sunday 30 Years Ago by Carlos Eduardo Jalife Villalón -Scuderia Rodríguez - México (Taken from the biography "The Rodríguez Brothers" soon to be published) In Nuremberg, the second Sunday in July is race day, just like ...

Wed 20 Jun 2001
Gemini Gearbox goes the distance

Gemini Gearbox goes the distance

The Gemini gearbox could be crowned king of the long distance runners after a highly successful race with the Roc Auto team. The team were the highest placed finishers to complete the race without having to change their gearbox and not only did...

Tue 13 Feb 2001
GTC Motorsport to run Aston Martins

GTC Motorsport to run Aston Martins

Michael Cane and his GTC Motorsport team have begun preparations for Le Mans 2002 with Aston Martin. Aston's engineers are now working on a three-month feasibility study commissioned by long-standing customer, computer millionaire Les Edgar who...

Fri 16 Mar 2001
Bob Wollek dies in highway accident

Bob Wollek dies in highway accident

SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2001) -- French sports car racer Bob Wollek, 58, died Friday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near Sebring International Raceway. Wollek was to compete in Saturday's 12 Hours of...

Sat 28 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Funeral

Basiglio, Italy -- Family, friends, companions and fans attended the funeral of Audi works driver Michele Alboreto (44) at a service held on Friday afternoon at the Catholic Parrocchia Gesu Salvatore church in Basiglio, Italy, situated south-west...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto biography

Michele Alboreto biography

Michele Alboreto Date of birth: 23 December 1956 Place of birth: Milan (I) Place of residence: Monte Carlo (MC) Status: Married to Nadia, two daughters Previous Le Mans races: 8 (Winner in 1997) Started career in: 1976 (Audi driver since ...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Pedro Rodr?guez statistics

Pedro Rodr?guez statistics

<pre> Highlights Statistics: Pedro Rodríguez Year Race & Track Type Car Result Comments 1949 National Youth Champ Cycling 1954 National Champ Motorcycles125cc 1957 LA Times GP...

Mon 19 Nov 2001
Lewis to debut in ARCA at Atlanta

Lewis to debut in ARCA at Atlanta

Shane Lewis to Make ARCA Debut in Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga., Monday, November 12, 2001 -- Shane Lewis, of Jupiter, Fla., will make his professional stock car racing debut with ARCA on Saturday, November 17th in the "Pork The Other White Meat 400" at...

Fri 23 Mar 2001
Wollek funeral arrangements

Wollek funeral arrangements

ATLANTA, Georgia - March 22 -- Bob Wollek, of Strasbourg, France, who died on March 16 in a non-racing traffic accident in Sebring, Florida, will be laid to rest on Friday, March 30, in Klingenthal, France -- at the church where he was christened...

Fri 15 Jun 2001
Team Bentley preview, part I

Team Bentley preview, part I

TEAM BENTLEY - the people and major suppliers INTRODUCTION Crewe, 12 June 2001.... Welcome to Team Bentley, the racing arm of Bentley Motors and the organisation charged with taking Bentley back to Le Mans for the first time in 71 years. ...

Sat 01 Dec 2001
Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Chrysler withdraws factory effort and support

Motorsport.com -- Chrysler announced in London today that it has officially withdrawn its support of Team Oreca and its effort to win the Le Mans 24 hour race. The team fielded a LMP900 prototype for the last two years, fourth overall was the best...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cena de Gala
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IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cena de Gala

CENA DE GALA MEZCLA DE EMOCION Y SENTIMIENTO El día viernes no será una jornada más. No solo por la puesta en marcha del Master Kart Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez sino porque se realizará la Noche de Gala con la presencia de importantes ...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Michele Alboreto est mort

Michele Alboreto est mort

La nouvelle est tombée mercredi dans la soirée dans un ccommuniqué du constructeur automobile Audi : Michele Alboreto est décédé au volant d'une Audi R8 sur le circuit de l'Eurospeedway Lausitz, près de Dresde (Allemagne). Une tragédie...

Thu 12 Jul 2001
Jost Capito to lead Ford SVE

Jost Capito to lead Ford SVE

Cologne, Germany, 9 July, 2001 -- Jost Capito, former COO of the Swiss-based Formula 1 team Red Bull Sauber Petronas, will join Ford of Europe as Director Special Vehicle Engineering (SVE) -- Ford's UK-based specialist engineering division - from...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

IRL: IF3: Alboreto Eulogy

Richard Sloop - Motorsport.com - This makes one to many times this year that I have had to start a story with the words "Racing has lost a great driver today". Michele Alboreto lost his life today on a testing track in Saxony, Germany. The...

Mon 07 May 2001
Audi Fastest in Le Mans practice

Audi Fastest in Le Mans practice

New Audi Sport updated body work designed for LeMans. Photo: Audi Sport Le Mans, France -- Audi was fastest in the pre-practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. Tom Kristensen recorded the quickest lap of the day in his Infineon...

Fri 30 Mar 2001
Cadillac LMP presentation

Cadillac LMP presentation

KERSHAW, S.C., March 28, 2001 - Cadillac today rolled out its 2001 Cadillac Northstar LMP racecar at the 2.5-mile Carolina Motorsports Park track in Kershaw, S.C., for its first test session of the season. The car, a heavily revamped version of...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
Alboreto Fatally Injured

Alboreto Fatally Injured

Michele Alboreto Fatally Injured During Testing Michele Alboreto. Photo by Audi Sport. The Italian racing driver Michele Alboreto (44) is dead. It is with deep regret and sadness that AUDI AG must announce the death of their ...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Lista de Participantes
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IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Lista de Participantes

<pre> LISTA DE PARTICIPANTES DEL MASTER KART - COPA GONZALO RODRIGUEZ- Clay Regazzoni Wilson Fittipaldi Tamara Vidali Giovana Amati Derek Bell Arturo Merzario Franco Forini Juan Manuel Fangio Fulvio Ballabio Emilio De ...

Tue 04 Sep 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: NMSPA Hall of Fame induction

2001 Hall of Fame Class Inducted Thomas Chemris Darlington South Carolina The National Motor Sports Press Association inducted its class of 2001 Hall Of Fame inductees in a ceremony at the Darling Country club, Darlington South ...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cronograma de Actividades
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IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez: Cronograma de Actividades

CRONOGRAMA DE ACTIVIDADES <pre> Jueves 18 de Enero 19.30 Horas. Conferencia de prensa de todos los pilotos en el Hotel Conrad, sector Piscina Viernes 19 de Enero 10.30 a 13.30 horas. Entrenamientos Kart Codasur 15.30 a 18.00 horas.

Mon 24 Dec 2001
IRL: GM Racing completes

IRL: GM Racing completes "vintage" season

GM brands Complete "Vintage" Season Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Cadillac gain Podiums and Titles Detroit, Mich., Dec.21, 2001 - With the extremely short time between the end of one racing season and the start of the next, General Motors...

Thu 08 Mar 2001
Reynard 01Q Sportscar set to race in Usa and

Reynard 01Q Sportscar set to race in Usa and

The Reynard 01Q sportscar, evolved from the original 2KQ model launched in 1999, is set to race in the American Le Mans Series and the FIA Sportscar Championship and Le Mans 24 Hour race this year, with three top teams fielding cars. The Dick ...

Wed 06 Jun 2001
CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola Cars International's growth continues

CHAMPCAR/CART: Lola Cars International's growth continues

Chris Tate becomes Group Marketing Director Lola Cars International today announces a further stage in its growth with the appointment of Christopher Tate as Group Marketing Director. Tate will work closely with Managing Director, David Bowes,...

Fri 02 Mar 2001
Reynard invests in Sportscar development

Reynard invests in Sportscar development

Reynard Motorsport has developed its 2KQ-LM sports racing car in preparation for this year's race season with the new car, the 01Q, set to be out on track in Europe and the USA. The original model, launched in autumn 1999 for the 2000 season, has...

Tue 13 Feb 2001
Chrysler LMP unveiled at Barcelona

Chrysler LMP unveiled at Barcelona

Chrysler's LMP Le Mans challenger was unveiled at the Barcelona Grand Prix circuit on Tuesday by Team ORECA president Hugues de Chaunac and Chrysler Europe president Stephen Landry. The silver-on-grey car is new from end to end, the chassis...

Thu 15 Feb 2001
Johansson announces ELMS program

Johansson announces ELMS program

Johansson Racing will campaign one privateer Audi R8 in the full ELMS Series and also enter the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The day-to-day operation and all racing activities will be managed by Mike Earle's Arena International Motorsport, which most...

Sun 21 Jan 2001
IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez; Breve Reseqa de la Trayectoria
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IRL: CHAMPCAR/CART: Master Kart - Copa Gonzalo Rodriguez; Breve Reseqa de la Trayectoria

BREVE RESEÑA DE LA TRAYECTORIA DE LOS PILOTOS INVITADOS CLAY REGAZZONI: Piloto suizo, subcampeón mundial de F-1 en 1974. Fue el primer ganador que tuvo el equipo Williams en su historia, GP de Inglaterra en 1979. Uno de los mas reconocidos...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
IRL: Bailey named Executive Director of Infiniti Pro Series

IRL: Bailey named Executive Director of Infiniti Pro Series

INDIANAPOLIS, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001 - Roger Bailey has been named as executive director of the new Indy Racing Infiniti Pro Series, Indy Racing League officials announced today. Bailey will start in his new position Nov. 5. He will...

Sat 27 Oct 2001
Interview in Melbourne with Allan McNish

Interview in Melbourne with Allan McNish

New Formula One team Toyota's rookie driver for the 2002 Foster's Australian Grand Prix on the first weekend of March, Scotsman Allan McNish, has already made his "debut" in Melbourne - on radio. McNish was interviewed on radio station Talk 1116...

Fri 27 Apr 2001
LGTRS: Michele Alboreto tribute

LGTRS: Michele Alboreto tribute

Michele Alboreto tribute It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Michele Alboreto. The 44-year old veteran of 194 Formula One races succumbed to injuries received when the Audi R8 he was testing left the road at the Lausitzring in...

Tue 10 Apr 2001
Johnny Herbert joins Champion for Le Mans

Johnny Herbert joins Champion for Le Mans

New York, New York - At the traditional April Audi luncheon at the Tavern on the Green, Champion Racing announced that former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert will pilot the Champion Audi R8 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. The Florida based ...

Thu 01 Mar 2001
Bentley announces final three drivers

Bentley announces final three drivers

Geneva, February 27th 2001... Bentley Motors today revealed the names of the drivers who will pilot the second Team Bentley EXP Speed 8 at the Le Mans 24 hours race in June. Martin Brundle, Stéphane Ortelli and Guy Smith will join the already ...

Fri 18 May 2001
Gleason, Fairbanks to do Le Mans

Gleason, Fairbanks to do Le Mans

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., May 16 - Chris Gleason of Johnstown, Pa. will use the next round of the Rolex Grand American Sports Car Series, where he is currently fourth in the national driver point standings in the GT category, at Watkins Glen, N.Y., this...