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Mon 10 Nov 2003
1000km starting grid

1000km starting grid

Pos Drivers Team Car Time --- ------------------------------------ -------------------------- -------------------- -------- 1. Ara, Kristensen Audi Sport...

1000km qualifying 2 times

1000km qualifying 2 times

Pos Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- ------------------------------------ -------------------------- -------------------- -------- ------ ------ 1. Ara, Kristensen ...

1000km qualifying 1 times

1000km qualifying 1 times

Pos Drivers Team Car Time Gap To 1st --- ------------------------------------ -------------------------- -------------------- -------- ------ ------ 1. Ara, Kristensen ...

JML Team Panoz 1000km qualifying report

JML Team Panoz 1000km qualifying report

The Panoz "Batmobile" GTP car made strong improvement in qualifying today, recording a time that will place it on the fourth row of the grid for tomorrow's inaugural Le Mans 1000km. Panoz drivers David Saelens and Olivier Beretta shared the...

Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

At the 1000 kilometre race in Le Mans (France), the Audi R8 is again the car to beat. Tom Kristensen secured pole position for himself and team colleague Seiji Ara in the Audi R8, entered by Audi Sport Japan Team Goh. The race doubles as ...

Sat 08 Nov 2003
American teams/drivers to compete at Le Mans 1000km

American teams/drivers to compete at Le Mans 1000km

American Teams, Drivers Competing at Le Mans This Weekend BRASELTON, Ga. (November 7, 2003) -- The 2003 season for the American Le Mans Series ended a few weeks ago, but two American-based teams from the series and five American drivers are in...

Michelin plans to continue success

Michelin plans to continue success

LAS VEGAS - Vehicle manufacturers and technology developers often claim that their motorsports programs provide a proving ground for new technologies. When pressed, they can sometimes point to an electronics package, transmission or an engine ...

Fri 07 Nov 2003
JML Team Panoz Le Mans 1000km test report

JML Team Panoz Le Mans 1000km test report

The Panoz "Batmobile" hits the track at Le Mans. The sound of the Elan Power Products V8 may have had a familiar ring, but sportscar fans this week have been treated to the sight of the Panoz "Batmobile" for the first time since 1998. JML Team...

Wed 05 Nov 2003
Roman Rusinov Le Mans 1000km test notes

Roman Rusinov Le Mans 1000km test notes

The 6-th day of tests in Le Mans On the 3d of November Roman Rusinov and team Courage continued testing C65 SP which Russian pilot plans to drive in 1000 Km race this weekend. 4 days prior to the race weekend Le Mans comes to life. The ...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
John Graham to join Intersport at 1000km

John Graham to join Intersport at 1000km

Canadian John Graham will make his 8th start at Le Mans on November 9th in the inaugural Le Mans 1000KM. Graham will drive for Intersport in the newly acquired Riley & Scott MK111C LMP 900 prototype, with Americans Clint Fields and Rick ...

Morgan Works Team Le Mans 1000km preview

Morgan Works Team Le Mans 1000km preview

The Morgan Works Race Team heads to France soon to race in the Le Mans 'Bugatti Circuit' 1000km race, which takes place on November 9th. The new event, run by the ACO - the organisation that is also responsible for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race - is...

JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

The "Batmobile" enjoys flawless shakedown for Le Mans 1000km JML Team Panoz has completed the final shakedown of the newly badged Panoz GTP coupe in preparation for the forthcoming Le Mans 1000km on the Bugatti circuit on November 9. Olivier...

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,...