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Sun 15 Jun 2008
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...

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 ...