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Sun 19 Oct 2003
Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2003) -- American Le Mans Series competitors have been allowed up to eight pre-selections for the 2004 running of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including four that will be earned in Saturday's running of the Petit Le ...

Thu 09 Oct 2003
JML Team Panoz to run

JML Team Panoz to run "Batmobile" at Le Mans 1000km

The "Batmobile" rides again - JML Team Panoz to run Coupe at Le Mans 1000km JML Team Panoz will go "back to the future" at the forthcoming Le Mans 1000km on November 9 by entering one of the original Panoz GTR1 roadsters which first competed in...

Mon 06 Oct 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Roadracer Guy Smith waits for Champ Car test

CHAMPCAR/CART: Roadracer Guy Smith waits for Champ Car test

6 October 2003../Guy Smith, Le Mans 24 hour race winner, returned from the Miami Grand Prix of Americas this week with high praise for CART and a potential test drive in his pocket. A former Indy Lights rookie of the year, Smith is determined...

Wed 01 Oct 2003
Audi R8 at Le Mans 1000 km race

Audi R8 at Le Mans 1000 km race

The Audi R8, the most successful racing sportscar of the modern era, will also be the car to beat during the 1000-kilometre race at Le Mans on 9 November 2003. Following their convincing victory in the 1000-kilometre race at Spa-Francorchamps in...

Wed 03 Sep 2003
New series 1000km first race set for November

New series 1000km first race set for November

"Le Mans 1000 km" 7th- 8th- 9th november 2003 With the rules being ratified by the French Federation and 1st September 2003 being the opening date for entries, the first and only edition of the "Le Mans 1000 km" has been launched. Created by...

Guy Smith prepares for 2004

Guy Smith prepares for 2004

September 1 2003../Victory at Le Mans 24 Hour race earlier this year for Guy Smith with Team Bentley, has brought more success for the Englishman and given him the opportunity to participate in a host of events to mark this historic win. This...

Tue 29 Jul 2003
Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-07-27

Audi Motorsport newsletter 2003-07-27

Audi 1-2 at Infineon Raceway ALMS: Round three of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) will go down in history. Not only did the spectators see the first overall victory of an LMP675 sportscar, but also one of the most exiting races that remained...

Sun 20 Jul 2003
Audi newsletter 2003-07-19

Audi newsletter 2003-07-19

Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom pulls further away STCC: Audi driver Fredrik Ekblom has increased his lead in the Swedish Touring Car Championship (STCC) with two-second places at Knutstorp. After ten of 16 races, Ekblom now has a 37-point advantage...

Mon 14 Jul 2003
Petersen Motorsports honored by Porsche Club

Petersen Motorsports honored by Porsche Club

LAS VEGAS, July 9, 2003 - 24 Hour of Le Mans winners Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing will add to its growing list of accolades with a special celebration in the team's honor on Saturday, July 19. The Las Vegas Region of the Porsche...

Mon 07 Jul 2003
Audi newsletter 2003-07-06

Audi newsletter 2003-07-06

Audi R8 drives through the streets of Beijing Le Mans: Emanuele Pirro has an extraordinary appointment on his schedule for next Sunday (13 July): The Audi works driver will chauffer the Audi R8, with which he won the legendary 24 Hours of Le...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Thu 03 Jul 2003
ProRally: Prodrive aids rally and endurance teams

ProRally: Prodrive aids rally and endurance teams

Subaru Rally Team USA takes first and second at SCCA Rally at the 81st Annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari team wins Le Mans 24 Hours Subaru World Rally Team wins Cyprus IRVINE, CA -- July 1, 2003 -- Prodrive USA,...

Sat 21 Jun 2003
Borcheller Le Mans review, Watkins Glen preview

Borcheller Le Mans review, Watkins Glen preview

Le Mans wrap Terry Borcheller completed his third 24 Heures du Mans on June 14/15, although the team didn't finish as high as hoped. The Phoenix driver shared driving duty with Ralf Kelleners of Germany and Anthony Lazzaro of Acworth, Ga., in...

Thu 19 Jun 2003
Goodyear Racing final notes

Goodyear Racing final notes

24 Hours of Le Mans: Corvette Racing, which races exclusively on Goodyear tires, finished second and third in the GTS class of the legendary endurance race. It was the fourth straight year the team placed both cars on the GTS podium. It marked...

Wed 18 Jun 2003
Veloqx Prodrive post-race quotes

Veloqx Prodrive post-race quotes

GTS success sinks in for Veloqx Prodrive Frederic Dor , Care Racing Development "This is the high point of a three-year project, a win at Le Mans, and I thank all the drivers [Burt, Davidson, Davies, Enge, Kox, Turner] and the team members -...

Graham Nash Motorsport final report

Graham Nash Motorsport final report

22nd overall for Graham Nash Motorsport at Le Mans Graham Nash Motorsport's No64 Saleen S7-R, driven by an all FIA GT line-up of Erdos, Newton and Chaves, suffered a double blow after running strongly for 5 minutes shy of 23 hours in the GTS...

Bentley wins again, after 73 years

Bentley wins again, after 73 years

The Bentley Speed 8 of Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Guy Smith won the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours with a dominant display that including leading at the end of every hour. The Bentley pair quickly pulled out a large lead over the pursuing Audi...

Mon 16 Jun 2003
Michelin by the numbers

Michelin by the numbers

Le Mans, France - Call this a perfect 10! After taking nine of the top ten spots in last year's 24 hours of Le Mans, Michelin teams did Bibendum one better, sweeping the top ten spots and winning all four classes at the 71st (2003) running of the...

Max Papis final report

Max Papis final report

The JML Team Panoz No. 11 entry of "Mad Max" Papis, Olivier Beretta and Gunnar Jeannette finished an impressive fifth overall in the 71st running of the 24 Heures du Mans race. "Fifth place is the best finish we could have expected and I am very...

Orbit Racing final report

Orbit Racing final report

podium finish Orbit Racing finished the 24 Heures du Mans second in the GT class after a grueling race that gave the young team several charges to the front, punctuated by two mechanical issues. German Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb and ...

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Veloqx Prodrive hour 14 report

Veloqx Prodrive hour 14 report

News Update 2 - 0530 hrs, Sunday 15 June 2003 Anthony Davidson bruised but safe after big accident Anthony Davidson, driving the Veloqx Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello no.80, suffered a big accident at 0420hrs at the Mulsanne corner, some ten ...

JML Team Panoz hour 12 report

JML Team Panoz hour 12 report

JML TEAM PANOZ - LE MANS UPDATE - 12 HOURS JML Team Panoz and Beretta dodges a bullet in Le Mans JML Team Panoz may have held their positions of 6th and 9th through to the half way point of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but Olivier Beretta...

Dawn brings changes, Bentley keeps the lead

Dawn brings changes, Bentley keeps the lead

The second-placed Bentley again suffered a problem during the Le Mans 24 Hours as Johnny Herbert was unable to leave the pit lane at the end of a stop until the battery had been replaced. Meanwhile in the LM GTS class Anthony Davidson crashed his...

Alex Job/Petersen hour 12 report

Alex Job/Petersen hour 12 report

LE MANS, France, June 15, 2003 - Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing, who has joined with Alex Job Racing (AJR) to compete at the 71st running of the 24 Heures Du Mans, is currently leading the Le Mans Grand Touring (LM GT) class at the...

Orbit Racing hour 12 report

Orbit Racing hour 12 report

2003 24 Heures du Mans race 12h - 15 June second quarter Orbit Racing was second in the GT class after 12 hours of the 24 Heures du Mans. Peter Baron took the wheel of the No. 87 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RS just after the six-hour mark. ...

Shane Lewis out of race

Shane Lewis out of race

Shane Lewis' 24 Hours of Le Mans ends while leading LE MANS, France, June 15, 2003 - Shane Lewis' number 95 ACEMCO Automotive Ferrari 360 GT Modena fell victim to an engine malfunction while leading the LM GT class at the 71st running of the 24...

Kristensen, Smith hang on to lead at midway point

Kristensen, Smith hang on to lead at midway point

Tom Kristensen put in an extremely fast series of stints behind the wheel of the lead Bentley during the early hours of Sunday morning to build a comfortable cushion over the second-placed Bentley and the chasing Audi pair. Two further extended...

Acemco Motorsport race ends early

Acemco Motorsport race ends early

Le Mans, Sunday 15 June at 02.35 hrs ACEMCO Motorsport Ferrari retires while leading class The ACEMCO Motorsport Ferrari 360 Modena has retired from the Le Mans 24-hours after ten-and-a-half hours. British driver Johnny Mowlem pulled to the...