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Mon 24 Dec 2001
Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

Dick Barbour Motorsports moves to LMP900 for 2002

(December 18, 2001 Toronto On.) In the past two seasons Dick Barbour has led his team to two American LeMans Series Championships. In 2000 it was the GT Championship with Porsche and in 2001 it was the LMP675 Championship with Reynard. Dick ...

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 18 Dec 2001
Team Bentley returns in 2002

Team Bentley returns in 2002

Crewe, 12 December, 2001. ...Team Bentley confirmed today that it will return to the famous Circuit International du Mans for the Le Mans 24 Hour race in 2002. Said newly announced chairman-elect Franz-Josef Paefgen: "I am thrilled that my first...

Thu 13 Dec 2001
Kane, MG Sport Lola Sebring test report

Kane, MG Sport Lola Sebring test report

Kane on the Florida pace in the MG Lola EX257 MG Sport and racing's Jonny Kane has just returned from the US where he tested the MG Lola EX257 Le Mans car at the famous Sebring circuit in Florida. As well as the opportunity to further develop...

Sun 09 Dec 2001
Corvette Racing adds Oliver Gavin to 2002 lineup

Corvette Racing adds Oliver Gavin to 2002 lineup

DETROIT, Dec. 6 - With the 2001 season and a manufacturers' championship barely under its belt, Corvette Racing has named Oliver Gavin of Great Britain to its team for 2002. Gavin, a roadracing veteran, will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans and...

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Motorsport.com -- Chrysler announced in London today that it has officially withdrawn its support of Team Oreca and its effort to win the Le Mans 24 hour race.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...

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...

Sat 17 Nov 2001
Reynard links up with strong supplier

Reynard links up with strong supplier

Reynard Links Up With Strong Supplier Portfolio For New 02S Sportscar 15 November -- The new 02S sports racing car from Reynard has been designed with optimum efficiency and high level performance as the two main goals, with supplier selection...

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...

Wed 07 Nov 2001
Chief Executive leaves Rolls-Royce, Bentley

Chief Executive leaves Rolls-Royce, Bentley

Crewe, 5 November, -- Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars announced today that chief executive Tony Gott would by mutual consent be leaving the company to pursue new challenges. His replacement will be announced in due course. In the meantime, Member...

Fri 02 Nov 2001
Reynard to introduce new Sportscar for 2002

Reynard to introduce new Sportscar for 2002

Reynard Motorsport has today confirmed the introduction of a new Sportscar for 2002. The Reynard 02S-P675 sports racing car is being developed for Sportscar Series on both sides of the Atlantic including the American Le Mans Series, FIA Sportscar...

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...

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 23 Sep 2001
Marketing Alliance brings Le Mans color to ALMS

Marketing Alliance brings Le Mans color to ALMS

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 23, 2001) -- In its three-year history, the American Le Mans Series has brought much of the color, excitement and pageantry of the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans to all of its events. Now, thanks to a new marketing ...

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 ...

Sat 11 Aug 2001
Guy Smith, 2001 Bentley confirmed for Silverstone Historic Festival

Guy Smith, 2001 Bentley confirmed for Silverstone Historic Festival

Le Mans racer Guy Smith is to drive the scintillating EXP Speed 8 in its Grand Prix circuit debut at this year's Silverstone Historic Festival - the largest historic racing event anywhere in the world (August 25, 26, 27). This magnificent...

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 ...

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...

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...

Tue 03 Jul 2001
ALMS teams fare well in Wednesday qualifying

ALMS teams fare well in Wednesday qualifying

LE MANS, France (June 13, 2001) -- Tom Kristensen turned the fastest lap of the day Wednesday to win the provisional pole position for the 69th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Other teams from the American Le Mans Series led the way in...

Sun 24 Jun 2001
Bondurant instructors successful

Bondurant instructors successful

CHANDLER, Ariz. ­ Two long time instructors at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving celebrated this week their successful runs in the 69th 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race last Sunday, their boss reports. ...

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 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...

Porsche full event notes

Porsche full event notes

FREISINGER PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS LEADS 24 HOURS OF LE MANS AFTER FOUR HOURS; PORSCHES HOLD TOP THREE POSITIONS IN GT AS HEAVY RAINS COME TO EIGHT-MILE COURSE --The German-prepared Freisinger Porsche 911 GT3 RS, third overall at this year's Rolex 24...

ALMS teams win three of five classes at Le Mans

ALMS teams win three of five classes at Le Mans

LE MANS, France (June 17, 2001) -- Teams from the American Le Mans Series came home first in three of the five competitive classes in the 69th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and American drivers were part of the winning team in two ...

Chrysler Team Oreca final report

Chrysler Team Oreca final report

Chrysler Team ORECA raced to fourth position at the 69th edition of the Le Mans 24 hours, the manufacturer's best result at the world famous Le Mans 24 hours since 1928. The Mopar 6-litre V8 powered Chrysler LMP, driven by Olivier Beretta, Karl ...

Audi takes one-two victory

Audi takes one-two victory

Audi drivers Frank Biela, Emanuele Pirro and Tom Kristensen pulled out a dominant performance to win their second successive 24 Hour of Le Mans. The trio headed an Audi 1-2 result with team-mates Dindo Capello, Laurent Aiello and Christian ...

Tue 19 Jun 2001
Team Bentley finishes on the podium

Team Bentley finishes on the podium

After 71 Years, Bentley is Back on The Podium at Le Mans Le Mans, 17TH June 2001, 4.00PM... It's taken a lifetime but Bentley is back where it belongs, on the podium at Le Mans. During the toughest race in a generation, Team Bentley's number 8...

Audi repeats 24 hour win

Audi repeats 24 hour win

Le Mans, France -- For the second consecutive year, Audi has won the toughest motor race in the world: the Le Mans 24 Hours. After last year's searing heat, the Audi sportscar now had to prove its mettle in torrential rain. "This success is even...

Standings after 22 hours

Standings after 22 hours

1 1 BIELA, PIRRO, KRISTENSEN P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 295 2 2 AIELLO, CAPELLO, PESCATORI P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 294 3 8 WALLACE, LEITZINGER, VAN DE POELE GTP BENTLEY EXP SPEED 8 282 4 16...

Final Le Mans results (PROVISIONAL)

Final Le Mans results (PROVISIONAL)

1 1 BIELA, PIRRO, KRISTENSEN P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 321 2 2 AIELLO, CAPELLO, PESCATORI P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 320 3 8 WALLACE, LEITZINGER, VAN DE POELE GTP BENTLEY EXP SPEED 8 306 4 16...

Standings after 23 hours

Standings after 23 hours

1 1 BIELA, PIRRO, KRISTENSEN P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 307 2 2 AIELLO, CAPELLO, PESCATORI P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 306 3 8 WALLACE, LEITZINGER, VAN DE POELE GTP BENTLEY EXP SPEED 8 294 3 16...

Standings after 22 hours

Standings after 22 hours

1 1 BIELA, PIRRO, KRISTENSEN P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 295 2 2 AIELLO, CAPELLO, PESCATORI P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 294 3 8 WALLACE, LEITZINGER, VAN DE POELE GTP BENTLEY EXP SPEED 8 282 4 16...

Standings after 21 hours

Standings after 21 hours

1 1 BIELA, PIRRO, KRISTENSEN P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 284 2 2 AIELLO, CAPELLO, PESCATORI P900 INFINEON AUDI R8 282 3 8 WALLACE, LEITZINGER, VAN DE POELE GTP BENTLEY EXP SPEED 8 271 4 16...