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Sun 13 Jun 2004
Petersen/White Lightning four hour report

Petersen/White Lightning four hour report

LE MANS, France, June 12, 2004 -- The No. 90 Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR took the French Tri-Color flag at 4 pm this afternoon signaling the start of the 72nd Annual 24 Heures Du Mans. Sascha Maassen (Raeren,...

Audi Le Mans, N?rburgring early notes

Audi Le Mans, N?rburgring early notes

Audi leads Le Mans, weather chaos at Nürburgring The two 24-hour races held simultaneously at Le Mans and at the Nürburgring, started turbulently for the Audi teams. At the beginning of the Le Mans race, all four Audi A4 were leading the race.

Champion Racing early report

Champion Racing early report

Unfortunate Situation For Team ADT Champion Racing Just Two Hours into The Race LE MANS, France (June 12, 2004) - An unforeseen incident on lap 30 caused considerable damage to the left front end of the ...

McNish and Lehto crash during 24H

McNish and Lehto crash during 24H

Allan McNish and J.J. Lehto sensationally spun off the circuit at the same time shortly before the end of the second hour of the 24 Heures du Mans. The Audi drivers, who were running in second and third places at the time, hit a patch of oil at...

Davies pulls away at front of 24HHeadline

Davies pulls away at front of 24H

Jamie Davies pulled out a twenty second-three lead over the first hour of the 24 Heures du Mans. The Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx made a good pit stop and took advantage as Allan McNish in the sister car dropped back by around one to two seconds per...

Davies leads opening laps of 24H for AudiHeadline

Davies leads opening laps of 24H for Audi

Jamie Davies held on to pole position to lead the opening laps of the 24 Heures du Mans 2004. The Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx driver was under immense pressure from the sister car of Allan McNish during the opening lap but put in some fastest laps...

Audi warmup report

Audi warmup report

Le Mans: Audi also fastest in warm-up The Audi importer teams were also setting the pace in the warm-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours on Saturday morning. JJ Lehto set the fastest time (3m 36.078s) with Team ADT Champion Racing's Audi R8 which is ...

Champion Racing Audi quickest in 24H warm-upHeadline

Champion Racing Audi quickest in 24H warm-up

Champion Racing headed the times in the warm-up for this weekend's 24 Heures du Mans. The Audi, driven by JJ Lehto, was quickest with a 3:36.078 lap in the 45-minute session. All cars took to the track under sunny conditions and, despite a few ...

Chris Dyson race report

Chris Dyson race report

Chris Dyson Top Yank in France Highs & Lows at Le Mans with Racing For Holland POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, June 12, 2004 -- For Chris Dyson and his Racing For Holland teammates, the 24 Hours of Le Mans proved to be a drama in three acts, with a promising...

Audi race report

Audi race report

"Japanese" Audi R8 wins Le Mans Roughly 200,000 spectators witnessed a triple Audi victory at the 24-hour race at Le Mans and one of the tightest finishes in Le Mans' history. Leading by merely 41.354 seconds, Seiji Ara in the cockpit of the...

Petersen/White Lightning race report

Petersen/White Lightning race report

Petersen/ White Lightning Takes GT Title at 24 Heures Du Mans LE MANS, France, June 13, 2004 -- A 24 Heures Du Mans ranks as one of a handful of sporting events that transcends the everyday and makes its victors legends. Today, Petersen ...

ALMS teams Le Mans report

ALMS teams Le Mans report

American Le Mans Series Teams Win Three of Four Classes at Le Mans; Former Alms Champion Kristensen Ties Record With Win Le Mans, France - Racing teams from the American Le Mans Series won three of the four classes of competition in the 72nd ...

Porsche race report

Porsche race report

Porsche Sweeps Le Mans GT Class Poduim, Sixth Straight Class Win at French 24 Hour Race ATLANTA -- June 13, 2004 --A Porsche 911 GT3 race car has now won the GT class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans every year since its introduction in 1999. The ...

Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx final report

Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx final report

"British" Audi Claims Top Results at Le Mans Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx recorded second and fifth positions in the 72nd Le Mans 24 Hours which finished today (13 June). The Jamie Davies/Johnny Herbert/Guy Smith Audi started from pole-position...

Care Racing and Prodrive Ferrari race report

Care Racing and Prodrive Ferrari race report

Podium Finish After the Longest Battle The Prodrive Ferrari team finished a disappointed 3rd and 4th in class today (9th and 11th overall), after having led the GTS category for many hours and seemingly been poised to repeat last year's victory.

Corvette Racing race report

Corvette Racing race report

Corvette Takes 1-2 GTS Class Victory at The 24 Hours of Le Mans Corvette Tops Ferrari in legendary endurance race LE MANS, France - The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team won a dramatic GTS class battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on...

Michelin race report

Michelin race report

Audi-Michelin. another 1-2-3 at Le Mans, and a seventh consecutive success for Michelin! our years after the German make's first win at Le Mans back in 2000, Audi- Michelin monopolised the podium in the French ...

Post-race press conference

Post-race press conference

The winning drivers - Tom Kristensen, Rinaldo Capello and Seiji Ara - spoke to the media immediately after the podium ceremony and answered questions about the race. Tom Kristensen. Photo by Tom Haapanen. Q: Tom, was this the toughest...

Audi Le Mans, Nurburgring summary

Audi Le Mans, Nurburgring summary

Audi victorious again at Le Mans The two 24-hour races, held simultaneously at Le Mans and at the Nurburgring, ended with a 1-2-3 victory for Audi in France. In the French endurance classic, the Audi importer teams Audi Sport Japan Team Goh,...

Champion Racing race report

Champion Racing race report

Audi, Audi, Audi on the Podium at Le Mans! LE MANS, France (June 13, 2004) - Team ADT Champion Racing proudly claimed third position at the conclusion of today's 72nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Sarthe, France. This was only the ...

The Racer's Group race report

The Racer's Group race report

TRG Finishes 18th Overall, 6th in Class at Le Mans Le Mans, France -- June 13, 2004 -- After a flawless race in which the most serious problem that befell the ...

Capello keeps lead after pitlane fire

Capello keeps lead after pitlane fire

Rinaldo Capello's Audi Sport Japan Team Goh R8 caught fire as he was exiting the pits on lap 324 after some fuel splashed on the rear of the car. The driver unfastened himself very quickly as flames spread over the right rear of the car but the ...

Corvette Racing 20 hour report

Corvette Racing 20 hour report

Corvettes Takes GTS Class Lead at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Corvette catches Ferrari as the race enters the final hours LE MANS, France -- The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team has taken the lead in the GTS class during the 19th...

Petersen/White Lightning 20 hour report

Petersen/White Lightning 20 hour report

Petersen/ White Lightning -- LM GT Class Leader -- Le Mans 20 Hour Report LE MANS, France, June 13, 2004 -- With the final four hours in sight, the battle for supremacy of the LM GT class at this year's 24 Heures Du Mans has come down to a ...