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Fri 15 Jun 2001
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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 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 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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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
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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Fri 09 Nov 2001
New sports car team links up with Reynard

New sports car team links up with Reynard

8th November 2001 - Vic Lee Racing (VLR) is set to expand its motorsport operation with a move into Sportscar racing next year and plans to link up with Reynard for the teams' debut are moving ahead in preparation for the 2002 season. 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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Thu 07 Jun 2001
Five American auto manufacturers to race at Le Mans

Five American auto manufacturers to race at Le Mans

INDIANAPOLIS (June 6, 2001) -- Since it was first organized in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been a highly-visible proving ground for automobile manufacturers. Five American makers will be seeking victory in the 69th running of the classic ...

Tue 13 Mar 2001
Chrysler Playstation LMP in ELMS

Chrysler Playstation LMP in ELMS

CHRYSLER PLAYSTATION LMP IN THE EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES Bicester, UK, Monday 12th March 2001: ORECA has today confirmed that it is entering the brand new Chrysler Playstation LMP in the European Le Mans Series race at Donington Park over the ...

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...

Tue 13 Feb 2001
News and updates January 23

News and updates January 23

Chrysler LMP misses Valencia Test Chrysler has withdrawn its LMP from this week's Michelin test in Valencia. Four-time Le Mans winner Yannick Dalmas was able to complete a handful of laps in the new Chrysler LMP before an electrical failure...

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...

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...

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,...

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 ...

Wed 03 Oct 2001
Lola Cars introduces customer car

Lola Cars introduces customer car

Lola Cars International Ltd, designers and manufacturers of the MG Lola EX257 Le Mans car, today unveiled the details of the new 675 LMP customer car for 2002. In a simultaneous launch in Japan and in the United States, models of the new cars...

Sun 28 Jan 2001
Team Cadillac to develop new car

Team Cadillac to develop new car

DETROIT, Jan. 26 significantly revised Cadillac Northstar LMP program will see two interim design cars at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and selected North American rounds of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). An all-new Cadillac Northstar...

Thu 05 Apr 2001
24 Hours preliminaries entry list

24 Hours preliminaries entry list

24 Heures Du Mans 2001 List Of Cars And Competitors Invited To The Preliminaries Sunday, May 6th, 2001 Concurrents Categories Denominations Cyl. Officielles Categorie "Prototype" : "LM" P 900 1 * Audi Sport Team Joest / D LM P 900 Audi ...

Fri 22 Jun 2001
Goodyear race recap

Goodyear race recap

GOODYEAR DOMINATES GTS CLASS IN LE MANS ENDURANCE CLASSIC 24 Hours of Le Mans: Goodyear continued its domination of the GTS class of world sports car racing, sweeping the first three finishing spots in that class in the soggy 2001 edition of the...

Wed 06 Jun 2001
Gulf Audi driver line-up

Gulf Audi driver line-up

Lemarie & Coronel Join Johansson In British Audi Assault For Le Mans Former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Stefan Johansson will be joined by Patrick Lemarie, of France, and Dutchman Tom Coronel in a Gulf Oils sponsored Audi R8 for this year's ...

Mon 18 Jun 2001
Team Bentley preview, part II

Team Bentley preview, part II

John Wickham, Manager, Team Bentley John is in charge of all matters relating to the logistics and administration of the race, from deciding the race strategy to making sure the entire team is properlypresented, fed and accommodated. His ...