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Thu 12 Jun 2008
Lucchini withdrawn, Epsilon Euskadi is inHeadline

Lucchini withdrawn, Epsilon Euskadi is in

As the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans nears, the entry list for the twice-around-the-clock marathon is now complete. Late news broke yesterday that the Racing Box Lucchini would not be allowed to race, giving the No. 21 Epsilon Euskadi...

Wed 11 Jun 2008
Peugeot recovers from test day crashHeadline

Peugeot recovers from test day crash

During testing at La Sarthe the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP set the pace but the achievements were somewhat overshadowed by Marc Gene's accident at the Karting curve. ...

Sat 07 Jun 2008
The history behind Le MansHeadline

The history behind Le Mans

The estimated 260,000 spectators will once again make their annual pilgrimage the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the ramshackle canvas shanty towns will spring up to house the vast majority of them. The city's own population of around 150,000 will be...

Fri 06 Jun 2008
Anticipation building for Le Mans 24HHeadline

Anticipation building for Le Mans 24H

With the first day of qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans only one week away, a lot of off-track action has occurred since the end of last Sunday's official test day at Circuit de La Sarthe. Whether it be finalizing driver lineups or recovering...

Peugeot lands quickest times at 24H test dayHeadline

Peugeot lands quickest times at 24H test day

Heading into official test day at Le Mans, Peugeot had the upper hand over archrival Audi. After sweeping the first three Le Mans Series races, the French lions were not about to give in, especially heading into their biggest race of the year. And...

French teams prepare for Le Mans challengeHeadline

French teams prepare for Le Mans challenge

This year, French teams are back in force and again looking for the overall win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The last French marque to take the overall crown on the 8.5-mile Circuit de La Sarthe came over ten years ago, and it was Peugeot. The ...

Tue 03 Jun 2008
France's successful past at Le MansHeadline

France's successful past at Le Mans

There are no fewer than 13 entrants under the French banner at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, making up one of the strongest French challenges for all-out victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe. French teams have had their share of success at Le...

Sat 31 May 2008
American teams gear up for Le Mans gloryHeadline

American teams gear up for Le Mans glory

Every year, a number of American teams make the journey across the Atlantic to compete in the "Grand Prix of Endurance," the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The twice-around-the-clock French marathon lends itself well to Stateside teams, as it's run under...

Thu 29 May 2008
55 starters confirmed for 24 Hours of Le MansHeadline

55 starters confirmed for 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has released the official list of entrants for next month's 24 Hours of Le Mans. The field of 55 starters remains relatively unchanged from the original list of invitees issued in February. However, none of the...

Sat 24 May 2008
Pagenaud lands ride, fills in for Ortelli at OrecaHeadline

Pagenaud lands ride, fills in for Ortelli at Oreca

Simon Pagenaud's dream to race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans has come a little earlier than expected. The de Ferran Motorsports Acura LMP2 racer has received a late call from Hugues de Chaunac to drive for Team Oreca Matmut in this year's race. The...

Thu 01 May 2008
Sportscar aces, F1 stars lineup for AMR title defenseHeadline

Sportscar aces, F1 stars lineup for AMR title defense

Aston Martin Racing have announced their driver line up to take on the famous 13.65km Circuit de la Sarthe for the 76th 24 Heures du Mans race. The annual event held yearly in Le Mans, France is the top prize for sportscar teams, manufacturers...

Tue 01 Apr 2008
Leslie and Lloyd killed in plane crashHeadline

Leslie and Lloyd killed in plane crash

Veteran racer David Leslie and Apex Motorsport team principal Richard Lloyd died Sunday in a plane crash in Kent, England. The two, along with team member Christopher Allarton and two pilots, were en route to Nogaro, France for Monday's FIA GT3 ...

Tue 19 Feb 2008
Peugeot steps up 2008 programHeadline

Peugeot steps up 2008 program

Team Peugeot Total launched its 2008 racing program Friday, with a primary focus again on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs have been entered for the twice-around-the-clock French classic. A two-car attack in the European-based...

Sun 03 Feb 2008
Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crashHeadline

Colin McRae reported dead in helicopter crash

Colin McRae (39) and his son Johnny (5) have been reported dead in a helicopter crash near the McRae home in Lanarkshire, Scotland, shortly after 4 PM local time. The helicopter burst into flames on contact, though, making identification ...

Tue 29 Jan 2008
Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le MansHeadline

Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le Mans

After a successful debut season in the American Le Mans Series, Team Cytosport has announced that will compete in select rounds of the European-based Le Mans Series, all leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entry permitting. The Greg Pickett-led...

Tue 15 Jan 2008
Panis, Lapierre among ORECA drivers for 2008Headline

Panis, Lapierre among ORECA drivers for 2008

Team ORECA revealed Sunday its driver line-up for the 2008 Le Mans Series season. Former Formula One veteran Olivier Panis will join GP2 racer Nicolas Lapierre with team regulars Stephane Ortelli and Soheil Ayari behind the wheel of two ...

Sat 12 Jan 2008
Charouz to race Lola Aston Martin LMP1Headline

Charouz to race Lola Aston Martin LMP1

Lola Cars announced Thursday at the Autosport International Show that the first customer of its new B08/60 LMP1 coupe will be Charouz Racing Systems, utilizing a V12 Aston Martin engine. The unique entry will compete in the European-based Le Mans...

Thu 10 Jan 2008
IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American FriendHeadline

IRL: Stephan Gregoire - The American Friend

Let's keep this between ourselves STEPHAN GREGOIRE: THE AMERICAN FRIEND By Christian Courtel (Auto Hebdo magazine, France) Stephan took his Rookie Test at Indy alongside Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet Unlike Sebastien Bourdais, who has ...