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Mon 22 Dec 2008
Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009Headline

Saulnier goes with Mazda power for 2009

The good news keeps coming for the European-based Le Mans Series, as Saulnier Racing announced Friday that it will expand its operations to campaign two LM P2-class Pescarolo Mazda MZR-Rs next season. The French squad led by Jacques Nicolet has ...

Fri 19 Dec 2008
Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entriesHeadline

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Thu 04 Dec 2008
ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test dayHeadline

ACO takes cost-cutting measures, cancels test day

Following in the footsteps of other auto racing sanctioning bodies, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has taken cost-cutting measures into its own hands. The organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans announced Monday that it has canceled its test day at...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubtHeadline

Team Modena moves to GT2, future of GT1 in doubt

The face of the LM GT1 category in both the American and European-based Le Mans Series champions has evolved over the last two seasons, and with Monday's announcement of Le Mans Series stalwart Team Modena moving to LM GT2 for 2009, further ...

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Fri 14 Nov 2008
EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaignHeadline

EU3: Barwell moves back to Europe for 2009 campaign

As the 2008 American Le Mans Series season dawned, a unique team with a green approach was on the grid. A partnership by British-based Barwell Motorsport and Paul Drayson, former Minister of Defense Procurement for Britain's House of Lords, became...

Fri 07 Nov 2008
RML switches to Mazda power for 2009Headline

RML switches to Mazda power for 2009

The face of the LM P2 category of the European-based Le Mans Series has been transforming during the off-season. While a number of top-flight teams have discontinued its programs, others have been forging ahead with plans for the coming year. RML...

Fri 31 Oct 2008
Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009Headline

Quifel-ASM goes with Zytek for 2009

Le Mans Series stalwarts Quifel-ASM Team will have a new weapon of choice as it embarks on the 2009 season. The Portuguese team announced Tuesday that it has purchased a Ginetta-Zytek 09S for the LM P2 category of the European-based championship,...

Fri 20 Jun 2008
Audi still celebrating historic Le Mans victoryHeadline

Audi still celebrating historic Le Mans victory

Following Audi's win in Sunday's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the German automaker is still basking in the international media spotlight. Drivers Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen claimed the historic victory for the ...

Tue 17 Jun 2008
Audi wins thrilling Le Mans 24 HoursHeadline

Audi wins thrilling Le Mans 24 Hours

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go down in the history books as the battle of the diesels. And it went right down to the dramatic rain-soaked final hour. In the end, Audi Sport Team Joest pulled through to score their third...

Aston Martin, Ferrari take class wins at Le MansHeadline

Aston Martin, Ferrari take class wins at Le Mans

Aston Martin Racing took a second consecutive win in LM GT1 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans Sunday. David Brabham, Antonio Garcia and Darren Turner battled against rivals from Corvette Racing to take the victory in the endurance classic by less...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
Kristensen leads as two hours remain at Le MansHeadline

Kristensen leads as two hours remain at Le Mans

With only two hours remaining, Tom Kristensen and Audi are in control of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, holding a two-minute plus lead over the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total HDi-FAP of Marc Gene. The 8.5-mile Circuit de La Sarthe has dried up, and the ...

Audi hanging on to lead in closing hoursHeadline

Audi hanging on to lead in closing hours

The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello leads the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but Jacques Villeneuve in the second-placed No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDI is now on the same lap as Capello's Audi, praying for a...

McNish leads with six hours remainingHeadline

McNish leads with six hours remaining

With only six hours remaining in the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Allan McNish continues to lead, holding a one lap margin over the second placed No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP of...

Audi takes lead in the rainHeadline

Audi takes lead in the rain

The No.2 Audi Sport R10 with Tom Kristensen at the wheel has made the best of the wet conditions in the early morning of Le Mans 24 Hours, taking the overall lead for Audi from their French rivals, Peugeot. ...

Kristensen reigns in the wet at Le MansHeadline

Kristensen reigns in the wet at Le Mans

As teams settle into the rather damp Circuit de La Sarthe, Audi has shown that it has the advantage in the wet over the Peugeots. The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen has taken over the lead, pulling out to a one-minute ...

Peugeot, Villeneuve up front at halfwayHeadline

Peugeot, Villeneuve up front at halfway

With half of the race complete, Jacques Villeneuve leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP now holds a one-lap advantage over the second-placed No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello, who hasn't been...

Peugeot ahead of Audi in hour 11Headline

Peugeot ahead of Audi in hour 11

The battle between Peugeot and Audi is still raging. The Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP still has the edge for now. Nicolas Minassian leads Dindo Capello in the Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI by one lap. The No. 3 Audi has a driver change as ...

Peugeot leads as safety car comes outHeadline

Peugeot leads as safety car comes out

Nicolas Minassian continues to lead the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with ten hours now complete in the twice-around-the-clock marathon. The No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP holds a two-minute plus lead after benefiting from a...

Minassian leads at the nine-hour markHeadline

Minassian leads at the nine-hour mark

With nine hours now in the books, Team Peugeot Total's Nicolas Minassian now leads the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Frenchman's No. 7 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP has completed 152 laps, holding a one-minute plus lead over the No. 2 Audi ...

Kristensen takes second as Klien spins offHeadline

Kristensen takes second as Klien spins off

Christian Klien went off at around 11:20 pm CET in the leading Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP at the Ford chicane. The car was not seriously damaged but some three-and-a-half minutes were lost as he struggled to get the car out of the gravel trap he...

Peugeot still on top, RS Spyders swap spotsHeadline

Peugeot still on top, RS Spyders swap spots

Peugeot still retains the overall lead in the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours, although Tom Kristensen still remains close in the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI. The team continues to hold the two top spots, as the No. 9 Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP stays...

Montagny takes over lead from VilleneuveHeadline

Montagny takes over lead from Villeneuve

The Peugeots are still leading the Le Mans 24 Hours, although Jacques Villeneuve in the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP lost the lead to the No. 9 sister car with Franck Montagny at the wheel. ...

Capello leads overall, GT1 battle eruptsHeadline

Capello leads overall, GT1 battle erupts

While the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has settled into a solid, caution-free race, a number of great battles have started to develop in the four different categories. Up front, the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Dindo Capello...

Peugeots hit trouble, Audi leads in hour threeHeadline

Peugeots hit trouble, Audi leads in hour three

With just three hours into the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the favorites for the overall win have struck trouble. At the two-hour and 15-minute mark, Stephane Sarrazin brought the leading No. 8 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP into the...

Incidents plague hour two at Le MansHeadline

Incidents plague hour two at Le Mans

While the Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs continue to lead the 24 Hours of Le Mans, accidents have plagued the second hour of the twice-around-the-clock French classic. No less than four major incidents occurred at Circuit de La Sarthe, throwing up some...

Peugeot sets early pace at Le MansHeadline

Peugeot sets early pace at Le Mans

The opening hour of the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has gone relatively uneventful, with Peugeot pulling out to an early 1-2-3 lead. The No. 8 Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP of Pedro Lamy led the 55-strong field to the start at...

Audi closes the gap in morning warmupHeadline

Audi closes the gap in morning warmup

In today's morning warmup session at the Le Mans 24 Hours, Peugeot was still heading the time sheets, but the Audis were just half a second behind the slowest of the Peugeots. ...

Sat 14 Jun 2008
Peugeot retains Le Mans 24H poleHeadline

Peugeot retains Le Mans 24H pole

While some teams made improvements during Thursday's four hours of qualifying, Team Peugeot Total's 908 HDi-FAPs didn't better its times from Wednesday. But that didn't change things up front, as the French Lions retained the first three starting...

Lola celebrates '50' with a record 24H entryHeadline

Lola celebrates '50' with a record 24H entry

Lola, a true success story, celebrates 50 years in motorsports this year, and the highlight of the year must be Le Mans 24 Hours, where the UK firm has no less than seven cars this year, challenging in both the LM P1 and LM P2 classes. ...

Fri 13 Jun 2008
Team Oreca aiming for the futureHeadline

Team Oreca aiming for the future

Team Oreca Matmut makes a return to the LM P1 category in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, but the goal for the successful French outfit isn't an overall win. Team principal Hugues de Chaunac knows there's no way to match the might of the ...

ACO plans controlled evolution for Le MansHeadline

ACO plans controlled evolution for Le Mans

The future for Le Mans racing worldwide was outlined Thursday as the Automobile Club de l'Ouest unveiled its game plan for the next three years. Daniel Poissenot, the ACO's clerk of the course, spoke to teams, manufacturers and media at its annual...

Asian Le Mans Series set for 2009 launchHeadline

Asian Le Mans Series set for 2009 launch

Following the recent cancellation of this year's Shanghai 1000km race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has forged ahead with plans of launching its Asian Le Mans Series. Organizers announced Thursday that the series will begin in 2009 with a...

Thu 12 Jun 2008
Peugeot sweeps Wednesday qualifyingHeadline

Peugeot sweeps Wednesday qualifying

As expected, Team Peugeot Total set the pace on Wednesday at Circuit de La Sarthe, as the Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs swept the first three starting positions provisionally for Saturday's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Stephane Sarrazin in the...

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