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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 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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 17 Jun 2008
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...

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 ...

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...

Fri 13 Jun 2008
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...

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 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...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
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. ...

Sat 14 Jun 2008
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 06 Jun 2008
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...

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 ...

Fri 13 Jun 2008
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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
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...

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...

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 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...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
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, 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...

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. ...

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...

Sun 15 Jun 2008
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 ...

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...