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Wed 10 Nov 2004
Veloqx announces withdrawal from motorsport

Veloqx announces withdrawal from motorsport

After three highly successful years competing in endurance and sportscar races in the UK, Continental Europe and the USA, Veloqx announces its withdrawal from competitive motorsport. Formed at the end of the 2001 season, Veloqx's successes have...

Sat 12 Jun 2004
Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans awardHeadline

Ickx, Joest receive Spirit of Le Mans award

In ceremonies at the 24H village today, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizer of the famed Le Mans 24H event, honored lifetime contributors to the event, and laid out some of the plans for the future of the race. ACO President...

Mon 14 Jun 2004
Gavin Pickering race report

Gavin Pickering race report

Galant Le Mans Effort Ends in Retirement for Pickering Gavin Pickering's 2004 Le Mans 24 Hours ended in retirement when his Epsilon Sport Courage C65 engine cried enough at approximately 2.10am. This was the first non-finish for the 24 year...

Wed 09 Jun 2004
Le Mans 24H Michelin preview

Le Mans 24H Michelin preview

At the stroke of 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Saturday June 12th, the 2004 Le Mans 24 Hours will get under way in the form of a rolling start. Exactly half the field - twenty-four cars out of forty-eight - will be running on Michelin tyres which...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
ALMS' Clint Field race report

ALMS' Clint Field race report

Clint Field's 24 Hours of Le Mans Win Starting to Sink in BRASELTON, Georgia - Only a few days removed from scoring a class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend, and being awake for 48 straight hours in the process, Clint Field is...

Sat 19 Jun 2004
Christian Vann race report

Christian Vann race report

So Far ~ So Near Christian Vann and the Taurus Sports Racing Lola came within a whisker of recording a remarkable top-ten finish at last weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours. The former privateer World GT Champion was co-driving the ...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
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,...

Wed 15 Dec 2004
Care Racing, BMS announce 2005 plans

Care Racing, BMS announce 2005 plans

BMS To Continue With Care Racing For 2005 Double FIA GT Championship winners, BMS Scuderia Italia, have finalised an agreement with Care Racing Development to campaign two of its Prodrive-developed Ferrari 550 Maranellos in the GT1 category of...

Thu 22 Apr 2004
Xavier Pompidou to drive for Epsilon Sport

Xavier Pompidou to drive for Epsilon Sport

Xavier Pompidou will drive for Epsilon Sport during the 72th 24 Heures du Mans Xavier Pompidou will drive one of the two Courage-JPX LMP2 of Epsilon Sport during the during the 72th 24 Heures du Mans in june. Endurance specialist (GT winner of...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Davies leads despite incident with MagnussenHeadline

Davies leads despite incident with Magnussen

Jamie Davies had an eventful stint in the early hours for Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx as he served a stop-go penalty for an earlier infringement and then he collided with Jan Magnussen, leading the GTS category, sending the Dane into the tyres....

Corvette in front in GTS classHeadline

Corvette in front in GTS class

Tomas Enge was comfortably leading the GTS class with his Prodrive Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello five laps ahead of the pursuing Oliver Beretta in the Chevrolet Corvette Racing C5-R and pulling away by around a couple of seconds per lap. Enge, ...

Mon 14 Jun 2004
Adam Sharpe race report

Adam Sharpe race report

Sharpe makes his point in Le Mans Adam Sharpe successfully completed his debut in the gruelling Le Mans 24 Hours yesterday, the 19 year old from Taunton, Somerset, joining team mates Neil Cunningham and Steve Hyde in bringing the Morgan ...

Sat 05 Jun 2004
Audi teams prepare for Le Mans, Nurburgring 24 Hour

Audi teams prepare for Le Mans, Nurburgring 24 Hour

Audi teams contest two 24-hour races on only one weekend "25-hour race" for Audi The weekend of the 12th and 13th June ranks very highly for Audi: With a total of six cars, Audi teams simultaneously compete at Le Mans (France) and at the ...

Sun 18 Jan 2004
ACO, IMSA agree to delay ALMS rule changes

ACO, IMSA agree to delay ALMS rule changes

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today an agreement with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) that will now delay the implementation of the new technical changes for the American Le Mans Series Prototypes. The ACO gave...

Sun 28 Mar 2004
Morgan Works receives invite

Morgan Works receives invite

Morgan wins entry for Le Mans 24 Hour race 26th March 2004 -- The Morgan Works Race Team, favourite underdog of the international motor racing scene, has secured a place in the 2004 Le Mans 24 Hour race in June. The Team has battled for a...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
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...

Wed 28 Apr 2004
Audi on top in Le Mans preliminary testsHeadline

Audi on top in Le Mans preliminary tests

The rules may have been changed, and the teams may be different in 2004, but the Audi R8 appears to be as formidable competitor as ever. ...

Sun 25 Apr 2004
Michelin 24 hour pre-test preview

Michelin 24 hour pre-test preview

The keys to Michelin's success at Le Mans can be summed up in just three words: performance, endurance and consistency. Victory in the French long distance classic effectively demands tyres that are capable not only of running at speeds of up to...

Wed 10 Mar 2004
ETCC: Tom Coronel 2004 program

ETCC: Tom Coronel 2004 program

Tom Coronel storms into Europe. This week Dutch racing driver Tom Coronel revealed his motorsport plans for the 2004 season. As in 2003 Coronel will have a busy schedule. No less than 36 races are currently scheduled in his agenda. Fortunately...

Tue 30 Mar 2004
Adam Sharpe joins Morgan Works Race Team

Adam Sharpe joins Morgan Works Race Team

Sharpe Secures Seat for Le Mans 24hrs British sports car racer Adam Sharpe will drive the works Morgan Aero 8 at the 2004 Le Mans 24hour race in June after the Morgan Works Race Team today secured its place in the race. Still buzzing...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Sat 05 Jun 2004
Gavin Pickering preview

Gavin Pickering preview

Pickering to Start his Third Le Mans 24 Hours Onboard Epsilon Courage British Sportscar and GT all-rounder Gavin Pickering has signed to the Epsilon Courage team, confirming his third Le Mans start in as many years. The Surrey (UK) based...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
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...

Thu 17 Jun 2004
SBR drivers' race notes

SBR drivers' race notes

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (June 14) - The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most prestigious sports car race, has been won overall by Skip Barber grad Seiji Ara in an Audi R8 for Audi Sport Team Goh, along with co-drivers Tom Kristensen (now a six-time...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
Petersen/White Lightning transmission report

Petersen/White Lightning transmission report

Petersen/ White Lightning Faces First Crisis of Weekend With Broken Shifter Cable LE MANS, France, June 13, 2004 -- The No. 90 Petersen Motorsports/ White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR returned to the famous Circuit Des 24 Heures Du Mans...

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...

Wed 24 Nov 2004
RML announces 2005 sportscar plans

RML announces 2005 sportscar plans

RML announced today that they will enter the 2005 Le Mans Endurance Series and the 24 Heures du Mans with the MG Lola backed by the AD Group. The existing MG EX257 will undergo an up-grade programme during the winter and will enter the series in...

Fri 23 Apr 2004
RML adds driver, strenghtens engineering group

RML adds driver, strenghtens engineering group

RML Le Mans Preparations Gather Pace Nathan Kinch Joins Team Peter Elleray Strengthens Engineering Group RML are pleased to announce that Nathan Kinch will join the team for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Nathan will line-up alongside ...

Mon 29 Mar 2004
Teams named for the 2004 Le Mans 24 Hours

Teams named for the 2004 Le Mans 24 Hours

Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has announced the invites for the prestigious running of the 72nd 24 Hours of Le Mans. Audi tops the list with four teams: Audi UK Sport Team Veloqx, Team Goh and Champion Racing. Audi UK will have two team cars...

Tue 09 Nov 2004
Lamborghini R-GT test notes 2004-11-08

Lamborghini R-GT test notes 2004-11-08

Lamborghini R-GT runs well in tyre test, with more performance to come 8 November 2004-- At the invitation of Michelin, the Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT sports racing car participated in four days of tyre testing at the Misano circuit in Italy...

Mon 14 Jun 2004
Allan McNish interviewHeadline

Allan McNish interview

Allan McNish spoke early on Sunday morning about his accident in the opening hours of the race. The Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx driver had spun on oil and hit the barriers but was able to get the car back to the pits before having to be taken to the...

Thu 10 Jun 2004
Ralph Firman preview

Ralph Firman preview

Firman heads for Le Mans debut Ralph Firman is heading to Le Mans where he will make his debut in the French classic this weekend in the Racing for Holland Dome sports prototype car. The 29 year old Englishman will partner Tom Coronel...

Fri 23 Apr 2004
Thomas Erdos test preview

Thomas Erdos test preview

Erdos in MG Lola Le Mans test Plenty of encouraging news for Thomas Erdos ahead of this weekend's Le Mans test. Confirmation came through today (Friday) that Scottish racing driver Nathan Kinch will be the third driver in the RML MG Lola squad,...

Wed 15 Sep 2004
2005 date for 24 Heures du Mans

2005 date for 24 Heures du Mans

Mark your calendars if you are a sports car fan as the dates for the 2005 most prestigious and challenging endurance event have been moved down one weekend on the June calendar. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest list new dates for the 2005 24 Heures...

Sun 13 Jun 2004
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 ...

Mon 26 Apr 2004
Corvette Racing preliminary test notes

Corvette Racing preliminary test notes

Max Papis with Corvette Smashes Records in Le Mans Test Session Chevrolets run more laps than any other competitor in preparation for June race LE MANS, France -- The General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team set record times today during ...