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Tue 07 May 2002
Preliminary practice ALMS teams notes

Preliminary practice ALMS teams notes

Audi, Racers Group teams lead classes in Le Mans testing; 16 American Le Mans Series teams participate in test. LE MANS, France (May 5, 2002) -- American Le Mans Series teams Audi Sport North America and The Racer's Group led their respective ...

Thu 13 Jun 2002
Entry list

Entry list

<pre> Entry List Nº Team Car Drivers Class 1 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi F. Biela/E. Pirro/T. Kristensen LMP 900 2 Audi ...

Fri 07 Jun 2002
Orbit Racing readies for 24 Hours race

Orbit Racing readies for 24 Hours race

JUPITER, Fla.- Orbit Racing is busy making the final preparations for their inaugural 24 Hours of Le Mans, June 15-16. The team leaves for France this weekend to compete in the world's most prestigious endurance race. The ...

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
Final results

Final results

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

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 ...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Porsche GT leads at halfway

Porsche GT leads at halfway

Porsche is position for GT podium sweep as Le Mans reaches halfway. ATLANTA -- June 15 -- With the California-based The Racers Group Porsche 911 GT3 RS of Kevin Buckler/Lucas Luhr/Timo Bernhard capturing the pole and leading the GT class for the...

MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

MG dominating LMP675 at Le Mans

The "junior" prototype class at Le Mans, LMP675, looks like an MG rout early on in the race. After three hours, the Anthony Reid-Warren Hughes-Jonny Kane ...

Thu 06 Jun 2002
Over 101 drivers have American Le Mans experience

Over 101 drivers have American Le Mans experience

Drivers in 24 Hours of Le Mans should be familiar to ALMS fans The drivers who will be competing in the 70th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans June 15-16 should be familiar to fans of the American Le Mans Series as 101 of the 150 drivers ...

Sat 04 May 2002
Team Ascari secures Dunlop tyres

Team Ascari secures Dunlop tyres

Team Ascari secures partnership with Dunlop Tyres. Bankbury, UK-- 2nd May 2002: Team Ascari has confirmed that Dunlop Tyres has become an official partner for the teams 2002 race programme. With the 24 Hours of Le Mans now the main focus of...

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...

Thu 25 Apr 2002
CHAMPCAR/CART: Dan Gurney - Alligator hatched

CHAMPCAR/CART: Dan Gurney - Alligator hatched

World Premiere of Gurney Alligator Motorcycle. Dan Gurney introduces his Alligator motorcycle at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles on April 24, 2002. Chassis No.1 is presented to Mr. Robert E. Petersen for permanent display at the ...

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...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
Ascari improves time and is ready for 24-hours

Ascari improves time and is ready for 24-hours

La Sarthe Circuit, Le Mans, France - 14th June 2002: The Judd-powered Ascari KZR1 of Werner Lupberger, Ben Collins and American TJ Bell will line up 14th on the grid for the 70th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend. South African...

Thu 21 Feb 2002
Don Panoz speaks at National Press Club

Don Panoz speaks at National Press Club

Don Panoz Speaks at National Press Club in Washington, D.C. BRASELTON, Ga. (February 20, 2002) -- Dr. Don Panoz, founder of the American Le Mans Series, was a guest speaker Wednesday at one of America's most prestigious and exclusive locations,...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Le Mans Standings after 24 hours

Le Mans Standings after 24 hours

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

Sun 16 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 11 hours

Le Mans standings after 11 hours

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

MG Lola EX257 hour 4 update

MG Lola EX257 hour 4 update

MG XPOWER Hot Wheels Racing Weather / Track: Warm / Dry Car 26 driven by Warren Hughes ran faultlessly and during his session posted a fastest lap time of 3.38.92 on lap 53. The MG of Julian Bailey (No. 27) entered the pit on lap 38 for a ...

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...

Mon 20 May 2002
MG Spa test update 2002-05-16

MG Spa test update 2002-05-16

The two MG Lola EX257's made their way to Belgium this week for further testing prior to the Le Mans 24-hour race in June. The venue was Spa, one of the fastest Formula 1 circuits in the world. The three-day test focused on a race simulation of...

Mon 01 Apr 2002
IMSA officials happy with team selections for Le Mans

IMSA officials happy with team selections for Le Mans

CLEARWATER, Fla. (March 29, 2002) -- Officials of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) expressed excitement over the selection of many cars from the IMSA-sanctioned American Le Mans Series for the starting field of the 70th running of...

Thu 05 Sep 2002
Audi interested in McNish

Audi interested in McNish

Allan McNish has been in contact with Audi regarding a possible return to sportscars after being dropped by the Toyota F1 team. Wolfgang Ullrich, Audi's sports director, said McNish is one of the first choices for next year. Bentley have also put...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Le Mans standings after 18 hours

Le Mans standings after 18 hours

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

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...

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...

Wed 19 Jun 2002
LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 comes of age in 2002

LMP 675 has traditionally been looked upon as the "junior" class in Le Mans racing, but this year the MG team came close to disproving that stereotype. In spite of the power disadvantage and the narrower tires, the British team showed up just ...

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...

Schumacher doubts Le Mans safety
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Schumacher doubts Le Mans safety

Michael Schumacher is doubtful over the safety measures at the Le Mans 24 hour race, which takes place this weekend, and considers it dangerous. The four time Formula One champion started his career in sports cars and drove the Le Mans in 1991 but...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
The Racer's Group Wednesday evening practice session

The Racer's Group Wednesday evening practice session

The Racer's Group finished the first practice session with the fastest GT lap time of 4:11.486 minutes. The next closest GT competitor was more than one second behind No. 81's time. So far the first excursion to the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been ...

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...

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...

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
Panoz crew rebuilds car 11

Panoz crew rebuilds car 11

Panoz Motor Sport creew makes miracle comeback for car 11. SATURDAY, 15th June 2002 -- At 3.00am on Friday morning David Brabham, Jan Magnussen and Bryan Herta faced the realization that they could miss this year's Le Mans 24 Hour. A fire had...

Sun 07 Apr 2002
The Racer's Group - Vive la France

The Racer's Group - Vive la France

SONOMA, CA. - April 5, 2002 - The Racer's Group has been invited to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 81 Porsche 911GT3-RS will make the trip to France for the 70th running of the world-famous race to be held on June 15 and 16, ...

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 ...

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...

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