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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

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
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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulationsHeadline

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulations

This morning, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)'s annual press conference in advance of Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans released the 2010 and 2011 regulations, aimed at balancing the divide between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the 24H's ...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top storiesHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Johnson, F1 exodus - top stories

Ingram's Flat Spot On By: Jonathan Ingram Johnson, F1 exodus: top stories The Top Ten motor racing stories in 2009, according to one man's opinion. 1. Jimmie Johnson wins four straight -- This is the story of the decade. It only changes...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practiceHeadline

Peugeot protests Audi ahead of 24H practice

Team Peugeot has lodged a protest with the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) , the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ahead of the start if this evening's first practice session. The complaint concerns the front wing of the team's archrival, ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Treluyer in a massive early-morning crashHeadline

Treluyer in a massive early-morning crash

Updated 11:05 AM CET.</I> Benoit Treluyer suffered a massive crash in the early morning crash at the Le Mans 24 Hours, losing control of his ...

Tue 15 Dec 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?Headline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Same orbit for NASCAR, F1?

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Same Orbit For NASCAR, F1? The subjects of NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for PeugeotHeadline

Sarrazin takes Le Mans pole for Peugeot

The official Audi and Peugeot statements on tonight's qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours said that the two rival teams were going to work on race settings rather than taking part in a competition for the pole position. ...

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le MansHeadline

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le Mans

Both Corvette Racing and Risi Competizione had points to prove and history to write for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both cases, it's mission accomplished. ...

ACO adds trophies, expands driving schoolHeadline

ACO adds trophies, expands driving school

At its annual press conference during the 24 Hours of Le Mans weekend, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) expanded the scope of its racing programs with a pair of new trophies, and unveiled a new Pescarolo-designed-and-built endurance racing car...

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challengeHeadline

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challenge

Aston Martin's LM P1 program is currently the company's flagship racing program, and the 007 car, piloted by Jan Charouz, Stefam Mucke and Tomas Enge is clearly the team's best hope for a top result in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. ...

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans Headline

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans

The formbook held true in both GT classes at qualifying for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams primarily worked on race setups. A factory Corvette Racing C6.R took the GT1 pole, while the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR scored...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Peugeot comes through with a 1-2 Le Mans victoryHeadline

Peugeot comes through with a 1-2 Le Mans victory

With the French newspaper headlines demanding "Now go win Le Mans" after Team Peugeot won the pole at the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday, it was clear that the pressure was on, with the entire country expecting the French team to win the race over...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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. ...

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 ...

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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Team Goh looking to repeat successHeadline

Team Goh looking to repeat success

Team Goh has been to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, seen it and conquered it, with an overall victory in 2001 with an Audi R8. This time the team will be aiming for a class victory in a Porsche RS Spyder rather than an overall one, but again they look...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
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 ...

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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark Headline

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark

Peugeot may have made a pit faux pas early in this 24-hour race, but at present they still have four of their 908 HDi FAP diesels in the running for both the win and overall victory. Audi now has but one. It is the defending champions of Tom ...

Audi says R15 aero confirmed as legalHeadline

Audi says R15 aero confirmed as legal

While Team Peugeot has lodged a protest with ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizers of the 24 Hours of Le Mans) against the front wing design of the Audi R15 (see separate story), the response from the German manufacturer is clear: the...

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...

ACO denies protest, Peugeot appealsHeadline

ACO denies protest, Peugeot appeals

As was expected by most observers, the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest) stewards turned down the protest Peugeot lodged yesterday against the front wing design on the Audi R15. Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI front wing detail. Photo...

Titanic battle set for P1 at Le Mans 24HHeadline

Titanic battle set for P1 at Le Mans 24H

The LM P1 class has not only a bumper crop of entrants -- twenty in all -- at this year's Le Mans 24H, but the strongest set of works entries in years, from Aston Martin, Audi and Peugeot. Each of the three factory teams has entered three cars,...

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,...

Mon 12 Oct 2009
McNish, Russell School search for new talentHeadline

McNish, Russell School search for new talent

Call him "Professor McNish." It is worlds apart from his day job in the American Le Mans Series wheeling the latest rocket ship on wheels, the latest Audi Le Mans prototype, the R15 TDI, but Allan McNish is now focused on his newest ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
A date with destiny for Drayson RacingHeadline

A date with destiny for Drayson Racing

Prime Minister Gordon Brown held the first meeting of his new cabinet in London this morning. His Minister of Science, Paul Drayson, was in Le Mans, though, going through scrutineering with his team's Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for his first career...