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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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Thu 24 Jan 2002
Daytona 24: Ni Amorim to race Rolex 24

Daytona 24: Ni Amorim to race Rolex 24

Ni Amorim, a portuguese driver normally seen at the wheel of ORECA VIPER's (GT2-GTS) or ORECA-CHRYSLER prototypes in the LMP900 class will co-drive Stephane Ortelli and Raymond Dumas in a Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R at the next Rolex...

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
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 ...

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 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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

Tue 18 Jun 2002
Team Bentley comes fourth at Le Mans

Team Bentley comes fourth at Le Mans

Le Mans, June 16th 2002, 4.00pm S. Team Bentley has again proved its class and pace at the Le Mans 24-hours, coming home fourth overall and second only to the works Audi R8s. The result is testament to the design of the Bentley EXP Speed 8, the ...

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 ...

Mon 17 Jun 2002
Team Oreca final report

Team Oreca final report

ORECA - "First and second behind Planet Audi". PlayStation Team ORECA brought their three cars home in a triumphant finish, the first privately-entered cars across the line after 24 hours of hard racing at the 70th edition of the Le Mans 24 ...

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...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
Wednesday provisional qualifying times

Wednesday provisional qualifying times

<pre> Pos N° Participants Drivers Laps Gap Best lap Last lap 1 2 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA (DEU) Capello R. (ITA)  43     ...

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 ...

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),...

Tue 11 Jun 2002
Team Ascari preview

Team Ascari preview

Lighter and leaner for Le Mans. La Sarthe Circuit, Le Mans, France - 10th June 2002: Team Ascari's trio of International drivers will compete in this weekend's classic Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with a much revised version of the...

Sun 06 Jan 2002
Ford introduces new GT-40 concept

Ford introduces new GT-40 concept

The GT40 -- the legendary car brought to life by Henry Ford II to change performance car history -- finds new life in a modern road car that re-ignites Ford's hallmarks of passion, performance and speed. Ford GT40 Concept. Photo by...

Fri 14 Jun 2002
Michelin tires on top ten qualifiers

Michelin tires on top ten qualifiers

Top ten Le Mans qualifiers fitted with Michelin tires. Tiremaker claims all of the top ten spots as it seeks fifth straight victory LE MANS, FRANCE - Final qualifying for this weekend's 24 hours of Le Mans is complete and Michelin-shod cars...

Michelin looks toward fifth victory

Michelin looks toward fifth victory

Michelin looks towards 5th Le Mans victory. Top Audi, Cadillac, Panoz, MG, Ferrari and Porsche Teams Choose Michelin. LE MANS, FRANCE - As Audi seeks its third straight victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans, Michelin is preparing for its fifth win...

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...

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
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...

Thu 09 May 2002
Preliminary practice Morgan notes

Preliminary practice Morgan notes

Allez Morgan! DeWalt Morgan steals the limelight at Le Mans test, despite engine setback. A small piece of history was made this weekend at Le Mans when the DeWalt Morgan Aero 8 took to the track in the preliminary test sessions for the 2002 24...

Sun 16 Jun 2002
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...