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Thu 03 Apr 2003
IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancerHeadline

IRL: Fermin Velez loses battle with cancer

BRASELTON, Ga. (April 2, 2003) -- Former IMSA World Sports Car and Group C2 champion Fermin Velez died Monday in Barcelona, Spain, three days shy of his 44th birthday, following a battle with cancer. Former IMSA champion Fermin Velez,...

Sat 01 Mar 2003
Bentley returns to North American at SebringHeadline

Bentley returns to North American at Sebring

BRASELTON, Ga. (February 28, 2003) -- Nothing screams "England" quite like a Bentley, and a British racing green Bentley sporting Union Jacks in its motif almost conjures up the familiar strains of "Rule Britannia." After an absence of more than...

Tue 13 May 2003
Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le MansHeadline

Don Panoz to start the 24 Hour of Le Mans

For this exceptional edition of the "24 Heures" which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the creation of the race, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, François Fillon - Minister of Employment, Roland du Luart - President of the Sarthe County Council,...

Thu 01 May 2003
New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

New C5-R Corvette ready for 24 Hours of Le Mans

DETROIT - Fresh from a dominating victory at The 12 Hours of Sebring in March, the General Motors Chevrolet Corvette Racing team returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June with two all-new cars to defend their GTS title. Already the most...

Fri 14 Nov 2003
Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for AudiHeadline

Kristensen, Ara take 1000km for Audi

Le Mans specialist Team Goh took the overall victory in the first-ever ACO-sanctioned Le Mans 1000 km event. Tom Kristensen and Seiji Ara started from the pole and ran comfortably in the lead throughout the race to take a flag-to-flag ...

Sun 19 Oct 2003
Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

Eight ALMS teams to qualify for Le Mans automatically

BRASELTON, Ga. (October 18, 2003) -- American Le Mans Series competitors have been allowed up to eight pre-selections for the 2004 running of 24 Hours of Le Mans, including four that will be earned in Saturday's running of the Petit Le ...

Fri 04 Jul 2003
Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs S. Cunningham 1907-2003

Briggs Swift Cunningham, 96, a renowned competitor in sports car racing and competitive sailing, died July 2, 2003 at his home in Las Vegas from complications of Alzheimer's disease. From the 1940s to his last race in 1965, Cunningham was a...

Sat 01 Nov 2003
JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

JML Team Panoz GTP Le Mans 1000km preview

The "Batmobile" enjoys flawless shakedown for Le Mans 1000km JML Team Panoz has completed the final shakedown of the newly badged Panoz GTP coupe in preparation for the forthcoming Le Mans 1000km on the Bugatti circuit on November 9. Olivier...

Sat 13 Dec 2003
Guy Smith on his Peugeot 206 rally test

Guy Smith on his Peugeot 206 rally test

Guy Smith - Rally Driver?     '..A bit different to the Mulsanne Straight at 3am..' [YORK] Cottingham based Le Mans 24 Hour winner Guy Smith recently swapped his Bentley race car for something quite different, as he ...

Fri 24 Jan 2003
CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am teamHeadline

CHAMPCAR/CART: Pruett to join Rocketsports Trans-Am team

LANSING, Mich. - Two-time Trans-Am champion Scott Pruett will join the Rocketsports Racing stable for the 2003 Trans-Am Series for the BFGoodrich Tires Cup announced team owner Paul Gentilozzi. Pruett, who claimed his Trans-Am titles in 1987 and...

Sat 14 Jun 2003
Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le MansHeadline

Bentleys on front row for 24 Hours of Le Mans

Bentley secured the front row for the Le Mans 24 Hours race after staying on top over all four two-hour qualifying sessions. The team went into the final session with the two fastest times, although Tom Kristensen underlined his dominance with a...

Thu 12 Jun 2003
Pierre LaChance passed away

Pierre LaChance passed away

For those of you who knew Pierre LaChance, a steward in Quebec, I am saddened to pass along that he passed away this past weekend in Montreal. Pierre was a long time member of our family in motorsport, his involvement went back over 30 years and...

Wed 31 Dec 2003
Andrea Piccini signs with Lister

Andrea Piccini signs with Lister

It's official: Andrea Piccini will be with Lister in 2004 for the "LMES" and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andrea Piccini first test on board the Lister Storm LMP was on November 28th and at that time the negotiations between the Tuscan and the...

Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

Barron Connor Racing test notes 2003-12-28

John Bosh and Danny Sullivan run at Ferrari's Fiorano circuit First test for Barron Connor Racing Ferrari 575 GTC Barron Connor Racing have tested the first of their two Ferrari's 575 GTC at Ferrari's own test track in Italy last Tuesday....

Sun 15 Jun 2003
Wed 18 Jun 2003
Graham Nash Motorsport final report

Graham Nash Motorsport final report

22nd overall for Graham Nash Motorsport at Le Mans Graham Nash Motorsport's No64 Saleen S7-R, driven by an all FIA GT line-up of Erdos, Newton and Chaves, suffered a double blow after running strongly for 5 minutes shy of 23 hours in the GTS...

Mon 10 Nov 2003
1000km race results

1000km race results

Pos Drivers Team Car Laps --- ------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------- -------------------- -------- 1. Seiji Ara,...

1000km starting grid

1000km starting grid

Pos Drivers Team Car Time --- ------------------------------------ -------------------------- -------------------- -------- 1. Ara, Kristensen Audi Sport...

Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

Audi R8 on pole at 1000km

At the 1000 kilometre race in Le Mans (France), the Audi R8 is again the car to beat. Tom Kristensen secured pole position for himself and team colleague Seiji Ara in the Audi R8, entered by Audi Sport Japan Team Goh. The race doubles as ...

Wed 26 Nov 2003
Guy Smith to compete in Race of Champions

Guy Smith to compete in Race of Champions

Following his victory at The 24 Hours of Le Mans for Team Bentley earlier this year, Guy Smith will be representing England in The Michelin Race of Champions at Telde, Gran Canaria from 28 to 30 November 2003. The event will see Smith...

Wed 19 Feb 2003
Prodrive Racing Snetterton test notes

Prodrive Racing Snetterton test notes

A successful Sebring shakedown for Veloqx Prodrive Racing. The final shakedown test took place today for the Veloqx Prodrive Racing team before the two scarlet Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS cars are shipped off to the United States for the 12 Hours...

Wed 30 Apr 2003
Orbit Racing Le Mans test preview

Orbit Racing Le Mans test preview

twos and threes Orbit Racing has been invited to compete in the prestigious 24 Heures du Mans scheduled for June 14 and 15 in Le Mans, France. It is the second- consecutive invitation for the young Florida team, after just two full seasons of...

Tue 11 Nov 2003
ACO confirms 2004 automatic entries

ACO confirms 2004 automatic entries

ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest), the organizers of the Le Mans 24H races, have announced the set of automatic qualifiers for the 2004 edition of the June classic. The qualifiers are based on the top finishers in the 2003 Le Mans 24H, the...

Thu 16 Jan 2003
Michelin names Henry-Biabaud to competition staff

Michelin names Henry-Biabaud to competition staff

Mr. Frédéric Henry-Biabaud has been appointed Directeur Adjoint of Michelin competition activities, under the authority of Mr. Pierre Dupasquier. Mr Henry-Biabaud's direct responsibilities will include rally and endurance activities along with...