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Tue 18 Jan 2000
Adelaide winners to get automatic Le Mans 24 Hour entry

Adelaide winners to get automatic Le Mans 24 Hour entry

Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz yesterday announced that outright and class winners at Adelaide's Race of Thousand Years next New Year's Eve will be given automatic entry to the 2001 Le Mans 24 Hour. Adelaide will be one of only three races in...

Wed 15 Mar 2000
Chrysler Enters Two Mopar-Powered Prototypes in Le Mans 24 Hours

Chrysler Enters Two Mopar-Powered Prototypes in Le Mans 24 Hours

Auburn Hills, Mich- -- Chrysler has officially entered two Mopar V-8-powered Prototypes for the 2000 Le Mans 24-Hour race, scheduled for June 10 and 11, Chrysler's factory-backed effort, entered under the organization of Mopar Team ORECA,...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

MG, ROC-Volkswagen retrun to Le Mans

While this year's Le Mans 24-Hour race had no British entered cars on the grid, perhaps for the first time in the event's history, there should be a strong revival next June with two-car teams from Bentley and MG among the 48 accepted. A source at...

Mon 12 Jun 2000
Le Mans series - Le Mans history

Le Mans series - Le Mans history

LE MANS HISTORY - Le Mans was actually the home of the first French Grand Prix - not at the current circuit, but on a 103km road circuit to the east of the city. - The first Le Mans 24 Hour was staged in 1923. At the time there was ...

Thu 03 Feb 2000
Panoz Motor Sports signs Mario Andretti

Panoz Motor Sports signs Mario Andretti

One of the world's best known motor racing names will be driving for Panoz Motor Sports at the Le Mans 24 Hour race in June. Mario Andretti, former F1 World Champion, Indy 500 winner and CART star, will be lining up alongside David Brabham, Jan...

Tue 20 Jun 2000
Encouraging Debut for Reynard 2KQ-LM

Encouraging Debut for Reynard 2KQ-LM

Le Mans circuit, France. 18th June 2000 The Reynard 2KQ-LM sports racing car made history for this leading British race car manufacturer in its debut at this famous event - the first sports car to bear the Reynard name at this prestigious ...

Tue 18 Apr 2000
Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Withdraws from 24 Hours of LeMans

Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Withdraws from 24 Hours of LeMans

The Risi Competizione team announced today that it has withdrawn its entry for the 24 Hours of LeMans. After careful analysis of the existing Ferrari 333 SP package, the team decided it was in their best interest to withdraw. "Due to the...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Guy Smith wins rookie of the year trophy at Le Mans

Guy Smith wins rookie of the year trophy at Le Mans

Le Mans circuit, France. 16th June 2000 - Hull-based British racing driver, Guy Smith, receives the coveted Le Mans 24 Hours Rookie of the Year trophy today with a presentation by Robert Jarry, Mayor of Le Mans, in front of an estimated 50,000...

Wed 12 Jan 2000
Dodge Viper GTS-R Named

Dodge Viper GTS-R Named "Racing Car of the Year"

Automobile Magazine Names Dodge Viper GTS-R "Racing Car of the Year" Dodge Viper Runs Undefeated In ALMS, Wins Le Mans and Walks Away With FIA GT Series Title DETROIT, Jan. 12, 2000 - With its recent overall victory in the FIA GT Series,...

Tue 02 May 2000
Le Mans races to the home of motorsport - Network Ten

Le Mans races to the home of motorsport - Network Ten

Fans of the Le Mans Series have received a major boost with the announcement that Network Ten will be the host broadcaster for Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years. Network Ten will not only broadcast highlights packages from all rounds of the...

Wed 19 Apr 2000
Chrysler and Oreca to enter Prototype sports car

Chrysler and Oreca to enter Prototype sports car

PARIS - DaimlerChrysler motorsports officials are looking to translate the success of the Viper GTS-R/T endurance racer into a winning program at the highest level of sports car racing with the new Chrysler Le Mans Prototype sports car. Chrysler...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Promising start for Reynard 2KQ-LM at Le Mans debut

Promising start for Reynard 2KQ-LM at Le Mans debut

The Reynard 2KQ-LM sports racing car has been causing a stir at its debut for the Le Mans 24 Hour race. After two days of qualifying Johansson Matthews finished 7th fastest overall to take a place on the fourth row of the starting grid. Also in...

Fri 16 Jun 2000
Final  qualifying, starting line up

Final qualifying, starting line up

Le Mans, France, June 15 Final qualifying results, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Allan McNish/Laurent Aiello/Stéphane Ortelli, No. 9 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:36.124* 2. Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro, ...

Tue 04 Jul 2000
Coopers bring added cheer to New Year celebration

Coopers bring added cheer to New Year celebration

For the first time since 1985, South Australian race fans will be able to celebrate the speed and spectacle of motorsport on the streets of Adelaide with a local brew. Le Mans Adelaide organisers today proudly announced Coopers Brewery have won...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Mopar Team ORECA Report at 1900

Mopar Team ORECA Report at 1900

Le Mans, June 17, 2000, at 19.00 - Chrysler Mopar Team ORECA's fact finding mission during this year's Le Mans 24-hours has been reduced to one car. A freak oil pressure problem within the Mopar 6-litre V8 engine has been cited as the cause of the...

Tue 13 Jun 2000
Guy Smith prepares for Le Mans 24 Hour race debut

Guy Smith prepares for Le Mans 24 Hour race debut

Guy Smith, 25, has been preparing hard for his first Le Mans 24 Hour race, which takes place at the famous French circuit next week. At the team's final test session before the event, which took place at Silverstone last week, Smith had a chance...

Wed 03 May 2000
Michelin heads to Europe

Michelin heads to Europe

MICHELIN HEADS TO EUROPE FOR Le MANS, SILVERSTONE AND NURBURGRING Audi, Panoz, Dodge Viper, Porsche and Others To Ride On Michelin Pilot Radials (Greenville, S.C.) - After scoring its first-ever overall victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona and...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola reveals MG sportscar

Lola Cars International reveals today the first image of its exciting Le Mans 24-Hours challenger for 2001. The MG Lola, designed in-house by a dedicated team of sportscar specialists, is due to have its shakedown test in March next year before ...

Fri 16 Jun 2000
Session three qualifying results

Session three qualifying results

Qualifying results, Session 3, 24 Hours of Le Mans: 1. Allan McNish/Laurent Aiello/Stéphane Ortelli, No. 9 LMP Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R, 3:36.124 2. Frank Biela/Tom Kristensen/Emanuele Pirro, No. 8 LMP...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Bentley's 'satisfying' test Optimism surrounds the Bentley EXP Speed 8 which completed a two-day test at Monza last week with James Weaver at the wheel, a week after its roll-out run at Snetterton. "It was a systems check and to see if we have ...

Sun 18 Jun 2000
Michelin Tires on Leading Cars at 8 Hour Mark

Michelin Tires on Leading Cars at 8 Hour Mark

(Le Mans, FRANCE) - At the eight-hour mark, Michelin teams were leading all three categories of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. Leading the way was the ...

Sun 11 Jun 2000
2000 entry list

2000 entry list

List of competitors and cars eligible to take part in Scrutineering on 12 and 13 June 2000 PROTOTYPE "LM" P900 Category Num. Team Car Engine Types Cyl. 1 TEAM ...

Sat 10 Jun 2000
Three Audi's entered at Le Mans

Three Audi's entered at Le Mans

Auburn Hills, Mich., The three R8 prototypes entered by Audi Sport are anticipating a competitive race for the June 17th classic of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a one-two victory at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March, Audi Sport Team Joest...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Chrysler reveals new Le Mans prototype

Brussels, December 8, 2000 -- Chrysler Motorsport's 2001 Le Mans Prototype challenger, the Chrysler LMP, is scheduled to have its first track test next month and will take part in the Le Mans 24-hour race on June 16/17. The Chrysler LMP will,...