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Sun 18 Jun 2000
Chrysler Viper GT team leads the way

Chrysler Viper GT team leads the way

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 16.00 - Chrysler Viper Team ORECA continued their amazing season by recording their third consecutive class win at the Le Mans 24 hours. The most successful trio in modern endurance racing Karl Wendlinger, Olivier...

Chrysler Mopar Viper achives race goals

Chrysler Mopar Viper achives race goals

Le Mans, June 18, 2000, at 16.00 - Chrysler Mopar Team ORECA achieved all of the team's goals at the Le Mans 24 hours this year when Didier Theys, Didier Andre and Jeffrey van Hooydonk brought their Mopar 6-litre, V8-powered car home in 21st ...

Audi in a different class

Audi in a different class

Le Mans, France, In a field of naturally aspirated (LOUD) V10 Judds, V-12 BMWs and a host of V-8 Panoz cars, the whisper quiet Audi's screamed to a one, two and three finish at the legendary 24-hour race. The Audi R8 driven by Frank Biela, ...

Lola takes laurels in LMP675 class

Lola takes laurels in LMP675 class

Lola Cars International recorded a memorable victory with its B2K/40 SR2 sportscar at Le Mans today. The car, run by Canadian team Multimatic Motorsports, took the laurels in the LMP675 class, finishing eight laps ahead of its nearest rival after...

Michele Alboreto Leads for Audi at 8 Hours

Michele Alboreto Leads for Audi at 8 Hours

Le Mans, France, Michele Alboreto is putting in a solid drive for Audi leading the race eight hours in. Teammates Frank Biela and Stephane Ortelli have their Audi's in second and fourth place respectively. The problems with the number nine Audi...

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 ...

Sat 17 Jun 2000
Viper Gt's running strong

Viper Gt's running strong

Le Mans, June 17, 2000, at 20.00 - Reigning Le Mans champions Karl Wendlinger, Olivier Beretta and Dominique Dupuy led the GTS class shortly before the four-hour mark of this year's Le Mans 24-hours and Beretta reported that the car is "very...

Team Joest in Action

Team Joest in Action

June 18, 2000 12:00 a.m. Le Mans, France, Audi Sport Team Joest jumped into action seven hours into the race to change the rearend of the number nine car. Having dropped off of the pace, Laurent Aiello pitted the car for refueling and tires...

At dusk, Audi's up a lap

At dusk, Audi's up a lap

Le Mans, France, Audi R8's are leading the 24-hour classic with one lap on the field. The number nine R8 driven by Laurent Aiello leads overall. On lap 74 the Audi's put a lap on the next closest competitor when Tom Kristensen put the Panoz...

Audi Fourth Hour Report

Audi Fourth Hour Report

Le Mans, France, the Audi Sport R8's maintain the lead and second place, one lap in front of the third place Panoz, into the fourth hour at Le Mans. On lap 34 the Audi's pitted leaving Alboreto in the car for an incredible four stints for gas ...

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...

Audi's Lead Into Second Hour

Audi's Lead Into Second Hour

Le Mans, France, the Audi Sport Team is leading into the second hour of the 24 Hour of Le Mans. Starting the Audi's were Allan McNish from pole in the number nine, Frank Beila in the number eight from second and Michele Alboreto in the seven car...

Audi Preps for the 24 hour event

Audi Preps for the 24 hour event

Le Mans, France, Audi Sport Team Joest spent the day Friday preparing the three R8's to go the 24 Hour of Le Mans distance and organize their race strategy. "I will not issue any team orders," said Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, head of Audi Sport. ...

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...

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...

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, ...

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...

Qualifying day two

Qualifying day two

15th JUNE 2000 QUALIFYING - LE MANS 24 HOUR - JUNE 17-18 Audi has pulled out a dominating performance to take the first three spots on the grid for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hour. 1998 winners Alan McNish, Laurent Aiello and Stephane Ortelli...

Audi sets the pace

Audi sets the pace

Le Mans, France, Audi Sport R8's will start from the top three positions for the 2000 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the early evening the number 9 Audi of Allan McNish put up the pole position time of 1:37.653. "This is Audi's first...

Thu 15 Jun 2000
Audi first session practice results

Audi first session practice results

Le Mans, France, the three Audi Sport R8's set the pace in the first official practice of the 24 Hour of Le Mans weekend. Driving the number seven R8, Rinaldo Capello laid down a time of 3:37.523 outpacing his second place teammate Frank...

FRANCE: Qualifying Day One 24 Hour Le Mans

FRANCE: Qualifying Day One 24 Hour Le Mans

The crack Audi team dominated the opening qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hour in France tonight, but Australian David Brabham has closed the gap to the German trio. The Audi of Michele Alboreto, Christian Abt and Rinaldo Capello set the...

Strong line up for Lola's Le Mans attack

Strong line up for Lola's Le Mans attack

Leading British racecar manufacturer Lola Cars International is entering the most famous race of them all - the Le Mans 24 Hours - with a strong chance of success from its three-car attack. The company's 2000 model sportscars have already taken...

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti looks to add chapter

CHAMPCAR/CART: Mario Andretti looks to add chapter

At age 60, American racing legend Mario Andretti returns to challenge the 24 Hours of Le Mans in an attempt to capture the only major motorsport victory that he has yet to capture. Andretti will drive with Atlanta-area based Panoz Motorsports,...