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Sun 03 Feb 2002
Bentley regroups Le Mans 2002

Bentley regroups Le Mans 2002

Winning Bentley Boys Regroup for Le Mans 2002 New Bentley Engine and 2003 Programme Confirmed Crewe, 30 January 2002.... Bentley Motors confirmed today that the winning line up of Bentley Boys Andy Wallace, Butch Leitzinger and Eric van de Poele...

Sat 22 Jun 2002
Strong showing for Lola at 24 hours

Strong showing for Lola at 24 hours

Lola stun Le Mans crowd with impressive running in 2002 24 Hours race. The MG Lola EX257s put on a stunning show during the 70th edition of the Le Mans 24 hours at the weekend, with both cars running at a similar pace to the AudiR8s that ...

Sat 04 May 2002
Audi dress rehearsal preview

Audi dress rehearsal preview

Le Mans dress rehearsal for Audi. On Sunday 5 May, the Le Mans pre-practice serves as a Le Mans dress rehearsal for Audi Sport Team Joest. To date, only a few car manufacturers have managed to win the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race three times...

Mon 29 Apr 2002
Bob Akin upgraded to critical

Bob Akin upgraded to critical

BRASELTON, GA (April 27, 2002) -- Bob Akin's condition was upgraded to Critical Saturday as he remained in the neurological intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta recovering from injuries suffered Thursday during a testing ...

Sun 10 Feb 2002
Knighthawk Racing to run MG Lola at Le Mans, ALMS

Knighthawk Racing to run MG Lola at Le Mans, ALMS

KnightHawk Racing, runner up in the 2001 American Le Mans Series' LMP 675 Championship, announced today that the team has acquired the first MG Lola 675 LMP to be provided to a privateer team by Lola Cars International, the UK based designers and...

Wed 05 Jun 2002
Sascha Maassen drives for Freisinger Motorsport

Sascha Maassen drives for Freisinger Motorsport

Successful guest start and what comes out of it Sunny weather, and hot 34 degrees Celsius and Sascha was racing in Jarama. The first free training was set for Friday morning and Stephane drove the fastest lap in the N-GT class in 1:36.424...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Alex Job racers win GT class

Alex Job racers win GT class

Alex Job Racing drivers finished first and second in the GT class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. Lucas Luhr took the GT pole position in The Racer's Group Porsche and went on to win the class with his Alex Job teammate Timo...

Tue 07 May 2002
Preliminary practice Audi notes

Preliminary practice Audi notes

Audi enjoyed a successful dress rehearsal for the Le Mans 24 hour race on 15/16 June 2002. During the pre-practice on Sunday, the three Infineon Audi R8 sports cars from Audi Sport Team Joest and Audi Sport North America once again run like ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Only minor ailments for Audis at Le Mans

Only minor ailments for Audis at Le Mans

With just over four hours left in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi maintains a stranglehold on a third consecutive victory, holding the top three positions on track. Frank Biela, Audi R8. Photo by Eric Gilbert. However, Frank ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
LE Mans standings after 1 hour

LE Mans standings after 1 hour

Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 2 LMP900 Capello Herbert Pescatori ...

Tue 11 Jun 2002
Werner Lupberger looks forward to the 24 Hours

Werner Lupberger looks forward to the 24 Hours

It's that time of year again isn't it? The butterflies are back and so to is the feeling that I will be a part of the greatest race on earth. The Le Mans 24 Hours should never be underestimated because unlike any other race it has so many...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Suspension failure ends Ascari quest

Suspension failure ends Ascari quest

Suspension failure ends Ascari quest for Le Mans success. Le Mans, France-- 15th June 2002: The Judd-powered Ascari KZR1 of Team Ascari has officially been retired from the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the British car suffered left rear suspension...

Wed 12 Jun 2002
Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear Racing preview

Goodyear teams looking for victory in 2002 Le Mans. LE MANS, France (June 12, 2002)-- Every June the eyes of the motor racing world turn to France for the annual running of one of the world's greatest races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year...

Wed 20 Feb 2002
BGTC: Harlow Motorsport 2002 plans announced

BGTC: Harlow Motorsport 2002 plans announced

Harlow Confirms Ricardo Tie-up Following a highly successful run in the European Le Mans Series last season UK-based Harlow Motorsport has confirmed a return to international competition in 2002 in association with Ricardo plc. The Harlow ...

Sun 17 Mar 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

CHAMPCAR/CART: Sebring honors Dan Gurney with turn name

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2002) -- One of America's greatest racing legends now has a turn named in his honor at one of America's most famous racing tracks. Dan Gurney, a charter member of the Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame, has been...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 13 hours

Le Mans standings after 13 hours

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro...

Fri 25 Jan 2002
Peter Kox joins Spyker Cars

Peter Kox joins Spyker Cars

Baarn, January 24, 2002 Spyker Cars of Baarn, the Netherlands, announces that it has signed up Dutch racing driver Peter Kox, the reigning European production car champion, as the number one driver of its Spyker Squadron factory team. Victor ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 14 hours

Le Mans standings after 14 hours

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro...

Sat 08 Jun 2002
K&N Filters CEO to compete in 24 hour race

K&N Filters CEO to compete in 24 hour race

RIVERSIDE, CA, (June 7, 2002) - Rodney Mall, President and CEO for K&N Engineering in Riverside, California is set to compete in the famed 24 hours of Le Mans in France. Mall will team up with Konrad Motorsports to campaign a Saleen S7 in the ...

Thu 17 Jan 2002
Panoz Motorsports 2002 drivers announced

Panoz Motorsports 2002 drivers announced

US stars give added bite to Panoz 2002 driver line-up There will be some added stars and stripes flavor for the leading US-based prototype team in 2002 for the American Le Mans Series - Panoz Motor Sports. The Braselton, Georgia based squad ...

Fri 27 Sep 2002
Audi accepts historic Le Mans Trophy

Audi accepts historic Le Mans Trophy

Audi accepts historic Le Mans trophy in Paris. Auburn Hills, Mich. -- The idea to run a 24-hour race in Le Mans was born in 1922 at the Salon de l´Automobile in Paris. Eighty years later at the same place the Automobile Club de l´Ouest (ACO),...

Mon 01 Apr 2002
NA-F2000: RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Reynard Motorsport placed in receivership

NA-F2000: RACE: CHAMPCAR/CART: FNIPPON: Reynard Motorsport placed in receivership

28th March 2002 -- Reynard Motorsport has today announced that the company has been placed in receivership with immediate effect. Recent efforts to recapitalise the company did not reach fruition and without further financial investment the...

Thu 14 Feb 2002
FCS: Auberlen, Wagner, Scuderia Ferrari in 2002 Rolex series

FCS: Auberlen, Wagner, Scuderia Ferrari in 2002 Rolex series

STERLING, VA February 13, 2002 . Scuderia Ferrari of Washington today announced that young American road racing stars Bill Auberlen and Cort Wagner have been signed to drive a Ferrari 360 GT in the 2002 Rolex Grand American series. " I have...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 7 hours

Le Mans standings after 7 hours

<pre> Pos No Class Drivers Team Car Laps Gap --- -- ------ ------------------------------- --------------------- --------------- ---- --------- 1. 1 LMP900 Biela Kristensen Pirro...

Audi hour 6 update

Audi hour 6 update

Le Mans, France -- Audi has dominated the early stages of the 2002 Le Mans 24 Hour race. After four hours in warm and humid summer weather, the three Infineon Audi R8 sportscars hold the first three positions. Customer team Audi Sport Japan Team...

Tue 11 Jun 2002
Milka Duno visits Venezuelan Embassy

Milka Duno visits Venezuelan Embassy

Milka Duno officially received at Venezuelan Embassy in France June 10, 2002 Venezuelan Embassy in Paris -- American Le Mans Series Driver Milka Duno was officially received today by the Venezuelan Embassy to France in Paris. Milka is in...

Fri 26 Apr 2002
KnightHawk Racing adds Duncan Dayton to driver lineup

KnightHawk Racing adds Duncan Dayton to driver lineup

Knighthawk test in England, Dayton joins for Le Mans. April 26, 2002, Road Atlanta, GA - KnightHawk Racing, in preparation for the Le Mans Practice Session on May 5th, will be testing their MG Lola 675 LMP at Britain's Snetterton circuit on ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Team Orbit makes steady Le Mans debut

Team Orbit makes steady Le Mans debut

Team Orbit's first ever race at Le Mans has developed into a respectable showing. Equipped with a Porsche 911 GT3 and piloted by a trio of drivers that have never competed on this famed 13km track, the team has nevertheless come here to ...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
24 hours schedule

24 hours schedule

<pre> Timetable - 24 Hours of Le Mans Monday, June 10th 01.30 - 17.00 Technical Verifications Tuesday, June 11th 07.30 - 16.00 Technical Verifications Wednesday, June 12th 18.00 - 20.00 1st Qualification session for the...

Sat 04 May 2002
Panoz Motor Sports - Bryan Herta comments

Panoz Motor Sports - Bryan Herta comments

Herta excited about Le Mans debut after first track tour Panoz Motor Sports' Le Mans debutante Bryan Herta is eagerly awaiting the chance to get behind the wheel of the Panoz "Spirit of America" LMP900 car for pre-qualifying on Sunday after...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Team Oreca hour 6 update

Team Oreca hour 6 update

PlayStation Team ORECA in good shape for a long night! Saturday 15th June at 10 pm Saturday evening -- PlayStation Team ORECA completed the first quarter of the 70th anniversary Le Mans 24-Hours without any problems, the ...

Sat 08 Jun 2002
Stefan Johansson steps down at Team Oreca

Stefan Johansson steps down at Team Oreca

After speaking with PlayStation Team Oreca and with the full blessing of the team, Stefan Johansson has decided against taking part in the 2002 Le Mans 24 Hours. "I have decided to withdraw from this year¹s Le Mans race due to a combination of...

Thu 06 Jun 2002
MG Rover K Series engine ready to prove reliability

MG Rover K Series engine ready to prove reliability

K Series Engine - Performance and Reliability. The high performing XPOWER K Series engines proved once again, at the start of an important month for British motorsport, their immense capability to deliver both performance and reliability. At the...

Tue 25 Jun 2002
MBD Sportscars' race review

MBD Sportscars' race review

MBD Sportscars' Le Mans Challenge June 24, 2002 -- Ontario, Canada - The MBD Sportscars Team fought valiantly to complete the 70th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend in France, only to have their hopes dashed with only two hours ...

Fri 21 Jun 2002
Historic triple for Audi at Le Mans

Historic triple for Audi at Le Mans

For the first time in the 70-year history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the same driver squad has been victorious three years in a row. The trio of Emmanuele Pirro, Tom Kristensen and Frank Biela drove a flawless race in the ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
The Racer's Group wins GT class

The Racer's Group wins GT class

Rookie experience pays off at 24 Hours Of Le Mans. LE MANS, France– June 16, 2002– Rookie experiences can pay off and The Racer’s Group has proven this to be true. The team took the GT class win at the 70th running of the 24 ...