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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat Headline

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat

The question looming over LM GT2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, while neither the depth nor number of cars in class, is whether Porsche or Ferrari will emerge from their battle royale to capture the class title. There are ten Ferraris to five...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Kristensen leads Audi Le Mans 24H lineupHeadline
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Kristensen leads Audi Le Mans 24H lineup

Tom Kristensen, popularly known as "Mr Le Mans," will once again lead Audi's driver lineup in 2009, also his final year of DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) racing for the German marque. Tom Kristensen. Photo by xpb.cc. The Dane,...

Racing never stops for 24-hour warriorsHeadline

Racing never stops for 24-hour warriors

On the surface, it appeared a joke when Patrick Long suggested at the American Le Mans Series event at Salt Lake City, Utah two weeks ago that he needed to pry Jorg Bergmeister out of the car in order to get his own stint in. ...

Vitaphone drops out of 24H with funding woesHeadline

Vitaphone drops out of 24H with funding woes

Vitaphone Racing had been looking forward to this year's Le Mans 24H, and challenging for an LM P2 class victory with the Porsche RS Spyder, but the team's hopes were finally dashed with the announcement from the Le Mans organizers ACO (Automobile...

ACO moves to slow down Audi, PeugeotHeadline

ACO moves to slow down Audi, Peugeot

It may be bad news for the powerful Audi and Peugeot works teams, but it may be a boon for the fans looking for closer competition. Whatever it may be, Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has made its call, and decided that further rebalancing is ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survivalHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survival

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sports Car Survival There was a time when it was standard procedure to leave the track for dinner during endurance races, even for journalists. These days, the intensity of major endurance races calls for an ...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?Headline

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?

The Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans are two of road racing's most prestigious events. While both twice-around-the-clock enduros may appear similar for the obvious reasons, the two races each have its unique characteristics. The high ...

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, BourdaisHeadline

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, Bourdais

Team Peugeot Total heads into the 2009 season with one objective in mind: conquering Le Mans. The factory French squad unveiled its plan of attack Monday, which includes a two-car entry in the American Le Mans Series season-opening Twelve Hours of...

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le MansHeadline

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le Mans

The gloomy global economic forecast hasn't stopped competitors from turning up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. In fact, 82 entries were received by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, with the race organizers narrowing it down to 55 starters...

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with SaleenHeadline

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with Saleen

The GT1 category doesn't appear to be dead after all. French GT specialists Larbre Competition is the latest team to commit to running in the premier Grand Touring category, revealing plans to enter a Saleen S7-R in the European-based Le Mans...

Audi's new R15 TDI revealedHeadline

Audi's new R15 TDI revealed

Following the public unveiling of Acura's all-new ARX-02a last month at the American Le Mans Series Sebring Winter Test, the spotlight turned to Audi and its new R15 TDI racer. The German automaker, though, had been keeping its next-generation ...

Strakka steps up to P1 with Ginetta-ZytekHeadline

Strakka steps up to P1 with Ginetta-Zytek

With two seasons of LM GT1 racing under their belts, Strakka Racing is moving up to the prototype ranks for 2009. The British-based team led by Peter Hardman confirmed Monday that it will enter the LM P1 category of the European-based Le Mans...

Audi R10s revived, Kolles enters customer teamHeadline

Audi R10s revived, Kolles enters customer team

Audi will be represented on the 2009 Le Mans Series grid after all, following an arrangement with former Formula One managing director Colin Kolles to purchase two Audi R10 TDIs for the European-based championship. Kolles, whose TME Racing team ...

Leo Mansell takes up new challenge in LMSHeadline

Leo Mansell takes up new challenge in LMS

Following in his father's footsteps, Leo Mansell continues to climb the ladder in motorsports. The son of 1992 Formula One World Champion, Nigel, has made the move to sportscars for 2009, signing with Team Modena in the European-based Le Mans ...

Drayson to return with new GT2 teamHeadline

Drayson to return with new GT2 team

Following a promising debut season in the American Le Mans Series, Paul Drayson will return to the cockpit of his Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for more action in 2009, but with a few new twists. The former Minister of Defense Procurement in Britain's...

Sat 02 May 2009
29th Le Mans start comes naturally to TeradaHeadline

29th Le Mans start comes naturally to Terada

Yojiro Terada may be 61, but his spirit is still strong, and his speed is still all there. The veteran sportscar driver, dubbed "Mr Le Mans", is back again at this year's 24 Hours for a 29th effort at the legendary race, this time with the new ...

Tue 20 Jan 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Vive the evolutionHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Vive the evolution

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram VIVE THE EVOLUTION The Le Mans rules have been announced for next year and beyond. They remain as complicated as ever. (Please note the French version is the only official one.) But the rules actually look more...