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Fri 02 Oct 2009
Gene holds the lead for Peugeot at midnight Headline

Gene holds the lead for Peugeot at midnight

Marc Gene continues to drive in the lead as midnight approaches at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Peugeot has held the lead for all but a few minutes of the race so far, and the ...

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark Headline

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark

Peugeot may have made a pit faux pas early in this 24-hour race, but at present they still have four of their 908 HDi FAP diesels in the running for both the win and overall victory. Audi now has but one. It is the defending champions of Tom ...

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attritionHeadline

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attrition

At the moment, this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans' battle for LM P2 is between both leading Porsche RS Spyders. Within the last half hour Keisuke Kunimoto in the ...

Peugeot running away after the four-hour markHeadline

Peugeot running away after the four-hour mark

After four hours of racing at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs are flexing their muscles and pulling away from their rivals, including the Audi R15 TDIs. Polesitter Stephane Sarrazin in the ...

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Dumas learning the R15 on the jobHeadline

Dumas learning the R15 on the job

Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard finally made it to the Le Mans in top prototype cars -- each has driven LM GT2 cars here, and Dumas has been with Team Pescarolo the past two years -- but it wasn't to be in the pair's usual Porsche RS Spyder from...

Prost looking forward to Speedy race in Le MansHeadline

Prost looking forward to Speedy race in Le Mans

Nicolas Prost may have the famous last name, but he doesn't need any help from his father to make his mark in racing. In a few hours he'll be getting on track for Speedy Racing Team Sebah in their Lola B08/60-Aston Martin, for the 24 Hours of Le...

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challengeHeadline

Aston Martin 007: Licence to challenge

Aston Martin's LM P1 program is currently the company's flagship racing program, and the 007 car, piloted by Jan Charouz, Stefam Mucke and Tomas Enge is clearly the team's best hope for a top result in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. ...

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat Headline

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat

The question looming over LM GT2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, while neither the depth nor number of cars in class, is whether Porsche or Ferrari will emerge from their battle royale to capture the class title. There are ten Ferraris to five...

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010 Headline

ALMS confirms class structure change in 2010

Confirming rumors that have been speculated for weeks, on Sunday morning the American Le Mans Series announced a class structure change in advance of the 2010 season. The series maintains a four-class structure but has made regulations adjustments...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Kristensen leads Audi Le Mans 24H lineupHeadline
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Kristensen leads Audi Le Mans 24H lineup

Tom Kristensen, popularly known as "Mr Le Mans," will once again lead Audi's driver lineup in 2009, also his final year of DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) racing for the German marque. Tom Kristensen. Photo by xpb.cc. The Dane,...

Racing never stops for 24-hour warriorsHeadline

Racing never stops for 24-hour warriors

On the surface, it appeared a joke when Patrick Long suggested at the American Le Mans Series event at Salt Lake City, Utah two weeks ago that he needed to pry Jorg Bergmeister out of the car in order to get his own stint in. ...

Vitaphone drops out of 24H with funding woesHeadline

Vitaphone drops out of 24H with funding woes

Vitaphone Racing had been looking forward to this year's Le Mans 24H, and challenging for an LM P2 class victory with the Porsche RS Spyder, but the team's hopes were finally dashed with the announcement from the Le Mans organizers ACO (Automobile...

ACO moves to slow down Audi, PeugeotHeadline

ACO moves to slow down Audi, Peugeot

It may be bad news for the powerful Audi and Peugeot works teams, but it may be a boon for the fans looking for closer competition. Whatever it may be, Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has made its call, and decided that further rebalancing is ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survivalHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survival

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sports Car Survival There was a time when it was standard procedure to leave the track for dinner during endurance races, even for journalists. These days, the intensity of major endurance races calls for an ...

Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?Headline

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?

The Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans are two of road racing's most prestigious events. While both twice-around-the-clock enduros may appear similar for the obvious reasons, the two races each have its unique characteristics. The high ...

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, BourdaisHeadline

Peugeot confirms Sebring, adds Brabham, Bourdais

Team Peugeot Total heads into the 2009 season with one objective in mind: conquering Le Mans. The factory French squad unveiled its plan of attack Monday, which includes a two-car entry in the American Le Mans Series season-opening Twelve Hours of...

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le MansHeadline

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le Mans

The gloomy global economic forecast hasn't stopped competitors from turning up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year. In fact, 82 entries were received by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, with the race organizers narrowing it down to 55 starters...

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with SaleenHeadline

Larbre returns to GT1 competition with Saleen

The GT1 category doesn't appear to be dead after all. French GT specialists Larbre Competition is the latest team to commit to running in the premier Grand Touring category, revealing plans to enter a Saleen S7-R in the European-based Le Mans...