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Wed 15 Dec 2010
Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancerHeadline

Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancer

Former racing driver and team principal Tom Walkinshaw died today, December 12, at the age of 64, after fighting a battle with cancer. He was born at Mauldslie Farm, near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland on November 17, 1946. Tom ...

Mon 13 Dec 2010
Audi unveils R18 prototype, plans DTM future carHeadline

Audi unveils R18 prototype, plans DTM future car

Audi AG showed off their new sportscar prototype contender, the Audi R18 TDI, at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt, Germany today. The new closed coupe will be the car they hope will allow them to score their tenth victory at the 24 Hours of Le ...

Sun 31 Oct 2010
Tribute to a classic gentleman - Hugh HaydenHeadline

Tribute to a classic gentleman - Hugh Hayden

It is with sadness that we at Motorsport.com have to report the loss of a very fine gentleman who will be missed in the endurance racing paddock. Sebah Racing team principal, and founder of Sebah Automotive, Hugh Hayden died on Saturday, October...

Sun 20 Jun 2010
JJ Lehto injured in boating accidentHeadline

JJ Lehto injured in boating accident

Former Formula One driver, 2004 American Le Mans Series champion and two-time Le Mans 24 hour winner JJ Lehto was injured in a boating accident in southern Finland early Friday morning, in a crash that resulted in the death of another ...

Fri 05 Nov 2010
Nick Leventis skydives Everest

Nick Leventis skydives Everest

30,000 foot skydive seals new record for Strakka's Nick Leventis 2010 Le Mans class-winner Nick Leventis has just returned from Nepal having completed a 30,000 foot leap into the record books. His skydive over Mount Everest with jump partner Tom...

Thu 10 Jun 2010
Rules guidelines issued for Le Mans 2011Headline

Rules guidelines issued for Le Mans 2011

Another step has been taken to clarify the long-awaited rules for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and its associated series in 2011. The focus was on regulations for hybrid entries, which will be brought into compliance with fuel-powered cars by limiting...

Fri 11 Jun 2010
Le Mans Notebook: HPD reveals 2011 engineHeadline

Le Mans Notebook: HPD reveals 2011 engine

A mock-up of next year's Honda engine for the new LMP1 category -- a 2.6-liter V-6 twin turbo -- was on display in front of the pits of Highcroft Racing during the first two days of practice and qualifying at Le Mans. Not only is the mock-up an ...

Tue 15 Jun 2010
Felbermayr-Proton brings Porsche back to topHeadline

Felbermayr-Proton brings Porsche back to top

Speed, endurance and luck all played major roles in the always intense battle for the GT2 crown at this year's edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although the name of Porsche often plays a role, this year the 911 GT3 RSR of Felbermayr-Proton...

Wed 16 Jun 2010
Audi takes 9th Le Mans win with 1-2-3Headline

Audi takes 9th Le Mans win with 1-2-3

In the end, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP proved to be fast but fragile compared to the Audi R15 TDI "plus" that added another victory for the German manufacturer from Ingolstadt at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. ...

Sat 12 Jun 2010
BMW Art Car retirement report

BMW Art Car retirement report

No. 79 BMW M3 GT2 retires early from 24-hour race in Le Mans. Le Mans, 12th June 2010. The BMW M3 GT2 Art Car has retired early from the Le Mans 24 Hours (FR). Despite the fact Andy Priaulx (GB) should have been able to finish the lap without...

Wed 27 Oct 2010
Hugh Hayden of Rebellion Racing passes away

Hugh Hayden of Rebellion Racing passes away

REBELLION Racing loses an inspirational leader. The REBELLION Racing team is sad to announce that Hugh Hayden, Team Principal and founder of SEBAH Automotive, passed away last Saturday in Portugal. Hugh suffered a suspected heart attack whilst...

Mon 07 Jun 2010
The 'Ring prepares Leh Keen for Le MansHeadline

The 'Ring prepares Leh Keen for Le Mans

In the world of Leh Keen, competing in this year's Le Mans 24-hour is another step in a fast-moving parade. After getting a victory at the Sebring 12-hour in the GT Challenge class aboard a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, Keen co-drove to a runner-up ...

Fri 12 Nov 2010
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Team tactics hurt the sportHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Team tactics hurt the sport

Ingram's Flat Spot On Team Tactics Hurt The Sport by Jonathan Ingram Is motor racing a team sport? It's a question that was brought up in three major series over the past weekend -- and a situation still yet to be given a rest as the Formula...

Fri 11 Jun 2010
ILMC will spread Le Mans magic around the worldHeadline

ILMC will spread Le Mans magic around the world

In a press conference at the Museum of the 24 Hours in Le Mans the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) announced their plans to bring the Le Mans magic to most continents around the world. By creating the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), a new ...

Sun 13 Jun 2010
Risi streak ends at Le MansHeadline

Risi streak ends at Le Mans

As daylight faded into night, the best duel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans belonged to the red Risi Competizione Ferrari and the No. 64 yellow C6.R of Corvette Racing. Midway in the seventh hour, the two GT2 combatants familiar to fans of the American...

Sat 12 Jun 2010
Le Mans Notebook: Is Audi playing a game?Headline

Le Mans Notebook: Is Audi playing a game?

Le Mans Notebook: Friday Is Audi playing hide and seek at Le Mans? Peugeot has overshadowed Audi in all practice sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans by being dominating in every session. This while Audi had built a completely new car over the...

Tue 14 Dec 2010
Porsche Cup winners 1970-2010

Porsche Cup winners 1970-2010

@>Porsche Cup Winners, 1970-2010 Year Driver Nat Team ------- ------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- 1970 Gijs van Lennep NL Wihuri 1971 Erwin ...

Porsche factory drivers announced for 2011

Porsche factory drivers announced for 2011

Marco Holzer new works driver - established pilots stay under contract Stuttgart - December 12 -- Porsche Motorsport heads into the 2011 racing season with strong factory driver lineup as the works squad grows from eight to nine pilots. After...

Sun 13 Jun 2010
Reliability breaks Peugeot, Audi takes over the leadHeadline

Reliability breaks Peugeot, Audi takes over the lead

In a surprising turn of events, Audi has taken the overall lead in the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the No. 2 Peugeot had to retire at 7am (just past the end of the 16th hour). While Franck Montagny had a comfortable lead with the...

Mon 06 Dec 2010
Zytek KERS test summary

Zytek KERS test summary

Successful Track Test of Zytek KERS System Honda HEV Super GT Test Car Completes Two-day test at Suzuka Circuit. The last of three, two-day tests of the Zytek KERS system installed in Honda R&D's HEV Super GT test car was successfully...

Mon 14 Jun 2010
Corvette Racing retirement report

Corvette Racing retirement report

Corvette Racing's Le Mans Ends with No. 64 Corvette Retirement Mechanical Problem Sidelines Gavin at 18 Hours LE MANS, France, June 13, 2010 -- Corvette Racing's bid for its first GT2 title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended this morning at...

Mon 06 Dec 2010
BMW presents comprehensive racing programme for 2011

BMW presents comprehensive racing programme for 2011

Jens Marquardt introduced as next BMW Motorsport Director. Munich, 4th December 2010. BMW announced details concerning its 2011 motor racing programme during the BMW Sports Trophy Awards Ceremony held in Munich on Saturday. The company's...

Fri 05 Nov 2010
Audi R8 LMS at Race of Champions

Audi R8 LMS at Race of Champions

Ingolstadt, November 5, 2010 - When the prestigious Race of Champions as a contest of the world's best race and rally drivers visits Dussseldorf on November 27 and 28, Audi will be part of the action too. The Audi R8 LMS will be one of the cars in...

Thu 28 Oct 2010
Le Mans Series mourns the loss of Hayden

Le Mans Series mourns the loss of Hayden

Le Mans Series and Endurance racing are in mourning... Hugh Hayden, a pillar of our series prematurely passed away last Saturday, after a heart attack. Creator of the Sebah team, Hugh Hayden managed the team with success from 2001; first ...

Sun 13 Jun 2010
Halfway at Le Mans: Audi on the moveHeadline

Halfway at Le Mans: Audi on the move

With half of the 24 hours of Le Mans completed, Audi continues its climb to the top. While the Peugeots have been the faster cars all week long, the reliability of the Audis seem to be of a higher value. Night lights at Le Mans. Photo...

Tue 14 Dec 2010
Audi debuts new R18 TDI, outlines 2011 plans

Audi debuts new R18 TDI, outlines 2011 plans

Audi extends motorsport commitment Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a completely new LMP1 sports car development. Since its debut in 1999, the brand with the Four Rings has won the world's most ...

Sat 12 Jun 2010
Bourdais' fastest time gave Peugeot the poleHeadline

Bourdais' fastest time gave Peugeot the pole

Peugeot scored Le Mans pole, Audi reduces gap The expected heavy rain stayed out, but also with the competition having a shot on pole Peugeot was able to keep the four fastest lap times on the time sheets to score its sixth pole in Le Mans ...

Tue 21 Dec 2010
ILMC: Series 2011 season in detail

ILMC: Series 2011 season in detail

REGULATIONS, ENTRIES, TRANSPORT THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE L'OUEST IS WORKING FLAT OUT FOR THE ORGANISATION OF THE 2011 ILMC. On 29th November the ACO published the calendar of seven races on three continents. This week it has launched thepermanent...

Thu 23 Sep 2010
NISMO statement on new LMP2 engine

NISMO statement on new LMP2 engine

NISMO LMP2 engine launched Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Head office at Minami-Oi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Shoichi Miyatani, "NISMO") announces the launch of the NISMO-prepared NISSAN VK45DE (4.5L ...

Mon 20 Dec 2010
BMW Motorsport 2010 season review

BMW Motorsport 2010 season review

2010 once again sees BMW celebrate victories across the world. BMW Motorsport can once again look back on a successful motor racing season. Whether with the BMW M3 GT2 in endurance racing, the BMW 320si WTCC in the FIA World Touring Car ...

Mon 14 Jun 2010
Audi pushes Peugeot over the edge at Le MansHeadline

Audi pushes Peugeot over the edge at Le Mans

By involuntarily giving Peugeot a shot for the second position, Audi has pushed the final Team Peugeot Total car over the edge. While driving on the limit to carry in the No. 8 Audi, Alexander Wurz asked too much of his car and blew his ...

Sat 11 Sep 2010
Cyndie Allemann news 2010-09-09

Cyndie Allemann news 2010-09-09

Cyndie Allemann new Ambassador of TAG Heuer Bremgarten, Switzerland: An accurate watch is important to Swiss race driver Cyndie Allemann as she rockets around a track, knowing a split second can mean the difference between victory and ...

Fri 26 Nov 2010
Jens Marquardt to head BMW Motorsport

Jens Marquardt to head BMW Motorsport

Change at the top of BMW Motorsport: Mario Theissen to hand over to Jens Marquardt on 1 July 2011. Munich, 24 November 2010. After more than 12 uninterrupted years, a changeover at the head of BMW Motorsport is in the offing. On 30 June 2011,...

Sat 12 Jun 2010
Kristensen hits barriers, more woes for AudiHeadline

Kristensen hits barriers, more woes for Audi

Prior to the 78th edition of the Le Mans 24-hour, Tom Kristensen said drivers would have to "expect the unexpected." When the eight-time Le Mans winner encountered Andy Priaulx nursing a flat tire on his BMW M3 in the racing line at the high-speed...

Thu 10 Jun 2010
ACO release on 2011 regulations

ACO release on 2011 regulations

The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hour regulations have been drawn up under the context of sustainable development and respect for the environment. The ACO and the motor industry have concentrated on two aspects that are crucially important from their point of...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Panoz pushing pace againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Panoz pushing pace again

Ingram's Flat Spot On Panoz Pushing Pace Again by Jonathan Ingram Long before the Audi versus Peugeot contretemps became the backbone of endurance racing, it was suggested that Don Panoz saved the Le Mans 24-hour. Since the suggestion came...