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Fri 02 Oct 2009
RML AD Group Snetterton shakedown summary

RML AD Group Snetterton shakedown summary

RML Completes Final Shakedown before Le Mans RML AD Group Lola Mazda, Spa 1000 kms. Photo: David Downes, Dailysportscar Snetterton circuit has been busy recently with teams completing their final shakedown tests ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours ...

Corvette farewell to GT1

Corvette farewell to GT1

O'CONNELL: SAYING GOODBYE TO GT1 Just because he has competed in two American Le Mans Series events this year doesn't mean things aren't busy for Johnny O'Connell (and for that matter, anyone at Corvette Racing. On the contrary, it has been one...

Risi Competizione by the letter

Risi Competizione by the letter

THE A-Z OF RISI COMPETIZIONE A...American Le Mans Series. Our racing home from home. B...is for Brilliant Brazilian - our own Mr Melo. Obrigado Jaime. C...Corse Clienti. Without the support of Ferrari, we wouldn't be where we are ...

Allan McNish salutes Jon Field

Allan McNish salutes Jon Field

AUDI'S McNISH: A SALUTE TO JON FIELD Scottish star pays tribute to longtime prototype competitor Allan McNish has a worldwide popularity that few drivers in the American Le Mans Series - and endurance racing as a whole - can match. But the wee...

Aston Martin goes back to the future

Aston Martin goes back to the future

Gaydon, 4 June 2009. The 77th Le Mans 24 Hours marks a milestone in the history of Aston Martin as the iconic sports car manufacturer celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first win at Le Mans. As will be the case in 2009, Aston Martin...

Xavier Maassen preview

Xavier Maassen preview

Xavier Maassen heads off FOR 77th EDITION 24 HOURS OF LE MANS with ONE ambition LANAKEN. 'Newcomer and achiever', these are Xavier Maassen's key words regarding his first participation at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This promising...

Matteo Bobbi Franciacorta shakedown summary

Matteo Bobbi Franciacorta shakedown summary

LAST TESTING KILOMETRES BEFORE HEADING LE MANS Matteo Bobbi and team Racing Box shaking down their car at the circuit of Franciacorta in sight of the 24h of Le Mans, scheduled for this coming 13 June. The Italian champion is involved today with...

Benoit Treluyer preview

Benoit Treluyer preview

Benoit Treluyer prepares for the Le Mans 24 Hours Frenchman Benoit Treluyer spends most of his year in Japan, racing in the Formula Nippon and Super GT series, but is now back on home ground and ready to drive the Pescarolo Sport Peugeot 908 HDi...

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. ...

Guy Smith preview

Guy Smith preview

2003 Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Guy Smith heads for Le Mans to contest this year's twice-around-the-clock encounter next weekend (13-14 June) aiming for further glory. Smith, from Driffield, drives for the Portuguese Quifel-ASM team for...

Stuart Moseley preview

Stuart Moseley preview

STUART MOSELEY RETURNS TO LE MANS IN BARAZI-EPSILON ZYTEK Stuart Moseley, (31, St Ives, Cambs, UK) is set to drive the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race in the same Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07s as last year. This will be the Loughborough born driver's...

ALMS interview with Simon Pagenaud

ALMS interview with Simon Pagenaud

MORE FROM PAGENAUD ON PESCAROLO PEUGEOT A week away from the first on-track session for the 77th 24 Hours of Le Mans, Simon Pagenaud and Pescarolo Sport continue to dissect and analyze their first test with a diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi. It's...

Aston Martin preview

Aston Martin preview

ASTON MARTIN FACES NEW CHALLENGES AT LE MANS Gaydon, 3 June 2009. Aston Martin's debut in the LMP1 class at Le Mans this year coincides with a number of rule changes -- posing another challenge to the British team as it gears up for its ...

Peugeot Sport preview

Peugeot Sport preview

PEUGEOT: A CHALLENGER AVID FOR LE MANS SUCCESS After the disappointment which followed its unsuccessful bid to win the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours with the 908 HDi FAP, which stood out as endurance racing's best car, Peugeot Sport has not eased up in...

Darren Turner preview

Darren Turner preview

COUNTDOWN TO LE MANS The countdown has begun and the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours is now just ten days away. Darren Turner returns to the scene of his two class victories as part of Aston Martin's LMP1 squad, competing for the outright win in what is...

Guillaume Moreau preview

Guillaume Moreau preview

Moreau back in a prototype Guillaume Moreau will start his third Le Mans 24 Hours in one of the Oak Racing Team Mazda France LM P2 Pescarolos. It is a great opportunity for the Frenchman after the Luc Alphand Adventures team decided to end ...

Liz Halliday returns to Le Mans with Eurosport

Liz Halliday returns to Le Mans with Eurosport

Liz Halliday returns to Le Mans with Eurosport Liz Halliday will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours this season after rejoining Eurosport's commentary team for the second successive year for their live coverage of the world's most famous motor race...

Darren Law heads to Le Mans

Darren Law heads to Le Mans

LIZARDS' LAW TO LE MANS AT LAST In an illustrious career that spans three decades, Darren Law is finally getting his crack at the biggest auto race in the world. For the first time he will be on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a long ...

Strakka Racing preview

Strakka Racing preview

Strakka Racing Ready for La Sarthe Peter Hardman in the Strakka Racing Ginetta-Zytek. Photo: David Lord Strakka Racing completed a final shakedown test of the team's Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 prototype at Snetterton today (Monday 1st June) ahead...

ALMS teams road to Le Mans notes

ALMS teams road to Le Mans notes

PREPARATION A KEY COMPONENT TO LE MANS SUCCESS The numbers from Le Mans grow more and more staggering each year. On a circuit that measures 8.3 miles, the average lap speeds for prototypes are in excess of 150 mph. And the winning Audi R10 TDI...

Darren Law news 2009-06-01

Darren Law news 2009-06-01

Darren Law - bicontinental triple Darren Law will travel about 15,000 miles to compete in three very different sports-car races on two continents in the next few weeks. He will warm up with a six-hour endurance race in New York, follow with ...

Quifel-ASM Team qualifying report

Quifel-ASM Team qualifying report

Quifel-ASM Team starts in 5th place at Le Mans The Quifel-ASM Team, the only Portuguese team taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hour race, yesterday clocked the fifth best time in the LMP2 class (25th overall) and thus sets off in a good position...

Team Modena qualifying report

Team Modena qualifying report

Team Modena Complete Le Mans Qualifying Ready to Race! Thursday's Le Mans qualifying sessions saw Team Modena at last getting some dry running at the French circuit ready for Saturday's 77th running of the Le Mans 24-Hour race, with the team...

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...

IMSA Performance qualifying report

IMSA Performance qualifying report

IMSA Performance finally ready for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours The IMSA Performance Matmut team continued with their preparations for this season's Le Mans 24 Hours during yesterday's two qualifying sessions. Despite the traditional emphasis...

OAK Racing qualifying report

OAK Racing qualifying report

OAK Racing continues its race preparation OAK Racing used Thursday's four-hour qualifying session to continue its work in preparing its pair of LMP2 Pescarolo-Mazda prototypes for the biggest endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours, ...

Pescarolo qualifying report

Pescarolo qualifying report

A milestone in the Pescarolo Sport ambiance for this qualification practice session with a fantastic evolution: at last fighting for the first rows! The crew in car ...

Spyker Squadron qualifying report

Spyker Squadron qualifying report

The Dutch SNORAS Spyker Squadron will start from an eleventh position in Saturday's Le Mans 24 Hours. The Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R will be driven by Spyker regulars Jarek Janis (CZE) and Tom Coronel (NLD). 2008 LMP2 class winner Jeroen...

Guy Smith qualifying report

Guy Smith qualifying report

The British-built Ginetta-Zytek that Yorkshireman Guy Smith drives in the Le Mans 24 Hours will start the race on Saturday (2pm BST) from fifth place on the LM P2 category grid. Smith, from Beverley, won the 2003 Le Mans race outright in...

Audi qualifying quoteboard

Audi qualifying quoteboard

Ingolstadt/Le Mans -- The three Audi R15 TDI start the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) on Saturday from the first four rows of the grid. The quotes after qualifying on Thursday evening. Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): "Today we...

Drayson Racing qualifying report

Drayson Racing qualifying report

Drayson Racing to Make Le Mans Premiere from 9th on LM GT2 Grid with Aston Martin and All-British Line-up LE MANS, FRANCE- Drayson Racing is set to make its premier in the 24 Hours of Le Mans from the ninth position of the LM GT2 grid. In ...

Flying Lizard qualifying report

Flying Lizard qualifying report

Bergmeister Puts the No. 80 Porsche on the GT2 Pole for Le Mans June 11, 2009 - Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France -- Joerg Bergmeister put the Flying Lizard No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the GT2 pole today for the 2009 24 Heures du Mans....

David Brabham qualifying report

David Brabham qualifying report

Brabham On Solid Form Ahead Of Le Mans 24 Hours Friday 12 June 2009, UK; Sports car star David Brabham is fully focussed and ready to tackle his 16th career Le Mans 24 Hours race after valuable running time in the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP saw the...

ALMS Teams qualifying report

ALMS Teams qualifying report

MAGNUSSEN, BERGMEISTER LEAD SERIES CONTINGENT IN QUALIFYING AT LE MANS Jan Magnussen and Jorg Bergmeister captured pole positions Thursday for the 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams and drivers from the American Le Mans Series asserted themselves well...

Audi qualifying report

Audi qualifying report

Audi R15 TDI on front row for Le Mans debut Ingolstadt/Le Mans -- Although Audi Sport Team Joest concentrated exclusively on preparing for the race throughout qualifying for the 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the three Audi R15...