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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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Fri 24 Oct 2008
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Porsche back to Le Mans?

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Porsche Back To Le Mans? The American Le Mans Series finale at Laguna Seca was a blogger's dream. There was a twisted rumor behind every gnarly tree on the hills and outcroppings surrounding the northern ...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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. ...

Thu 25 Sep 2008
Peugeot Sport Chief Engineer leaves team

Peugeot Sport Chief Engineer leaves team

Following a period of three years of fruitful cooperation together, and by common accord, Paolo CATONE and Peugeot Sport have decided not to extend the contract between them which extended until the end of 2008. Indeed, Paolo Catone wishes...

Fri 21 Nov 2008
The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The ACO regulations 2009 and now 2011

The 2009 set of regulations defined by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest has already come out; it contains the technical regulations for all entrants in the LM P1 and LM P2 prototype categories and LM GT1 and LM GT2 grand touring car categories. This...

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...

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. ...

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 01 Apr 2008
EU3: Lloyd and Leslie reported killed in plane crash

EU3: Lloyd and Leslie reported killed in plane crash

Richard Lloyd and David Leslie have been reported as having died in a plane crash near Kent, England according to the British media. Neither of their deaths have been officially confirmed. The two were among five on board the private Cessna ...

Fri 05 Dec 2008
Porsche engineer Laudenbach wins awards

Porsche engineer Laudenbach wins awards

PORSCHE ENGINEER THOMAS LAUDENBACH WINS AWARD FROM BRITISH MAGAZINE "RACE TECH" FOR RACE ENGINE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR FOR DFI RS SPYDER DESIGN ATLANTA - December 2 - The 2008 World Motorsport Symposium Awards for the Race Engine Designer of the...

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...

Thu 23 Oct 2008
2009 ACO calendar

2009 ACO calendar

Keep these weekends free! The Automobile Club de l'Ouest's 2009 season is going to be an intense one full of exciting events for 2, 4 and 6-wheel vehicles on the Bugatti track as well as on the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit. Get out your diaries...

Fri 13 Jun 2008
Martin Birrane awarded 'Spirit of Le Mans' trophy

Martin Birrane awarded 'Spirit of Le Mans' trophy

Martin Birrane, Executive Chairman of Lola awarded with the prestigious 'Spirit of Le Mans' trophy Huntingdon based marque also celebrates qualifying success as highest placed petrol powered LMP1 car On Thursday 12 June, Lola Cars were...

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,...

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...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
2009 Test Day cancelled

2009 Test Day cancelled

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest always listens attentively to the manufacturers' needs, and so in agreement with teams that may be invited to the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Club, remaining faithful to its firmly-held objective to reduce costs, has...

Sun 28 Sep 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-09-28
DTM

Audi newsletter 2008-09-28

Second Le Mans Cup for Audi Le Mans: Next Wednesday AUDI AG will receive a Le Mans Cup in Paris for the second time. An automobile manufacturer may only keep the challenge cup after winning the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a...

Thu 09 Oct 2008
Audi newsletter 2008-10-08

Audi newsletter 2008-10-08

Audi Sport on success track Ingolstadt -- In the hot phase of the 2008 motorsport season Audi again underlined their "Vorsprung durch Technik" last weekend with two victories linked to "Le Mans" -- in the DTM and in the American Le Mans Series....

Fri 02 May 2008
David Richards greets Aston Martin drivers

David Richards greets Aston Martin drivers

David Richards visits Prague with gifts for his drivers When he walked into the Four Seasons Hotel at the very heart of Prague, cameras started snapping and rolling full throttle. David Richards, who is, among other positions, the head of the ...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
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 06 Jun 2008
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 ...