Audi damaged in track testing Audi's R8 Le Mans car has been severely damaged in a testing crash at Magny Cours. It is expected to hamper their testing, and has stopped them testing this week in Vallelunga. The crash happened during the ...
Audi damaged in track testing
Audi's R8 Le Mans car has been severely damaged in a testing crash at Magny Cours. It is expected to hamper their testing, and has stopped them testing this week in Vallelunga. The crash happened during the night.
Scuderia Italia to run GTs
Provisional Sports Car Calendar
Four events have yet to be agreed, so this is the "unpublished" calendar:
April 11 Monza May 9 Silverstone June 27 Nurburgring July 18 Zolder Sept 5 Hockenheim Sep 19 A1-Ring
An August date is expected at Brno for one.
Konrad confirms GT2 programme
Konrad Motorsport has confirmed another dual programme in the FIA GT series with a Porsche GT2 and the American Le Mans series.
Franz Konrad gets second Lola
Franz Konrad has ordered another Lola B98/10. He aims to tackle a European and American programme of races. His co-driver will be Jan Lammers.
Davy Jones aims for comeback
Davy Jones, who pulled out of racing after a serious accident in the IRL, is aiming to return to sports cars this year. He is aiming to get back into endurance racing, where he won the Le Mans 24 hour race in 1996.
GTs face February deadline
The new FIA GT series has a mid-February deadline to get at least 20 entries or it will be dropped by the FIA from the calendar. In a similar move for the FIA International Prototype Cup, the FIA World Council has decreed that it also must raise 20 entries or face being dropped.
Stephane Ratel, organiser of the championships, is pushing hard to find enough entries. "We expect to have 4 Mercedes and if we can get 4 Ferraris, four Lolas one or two Riley & Scotts and one or two BMW V12s we will be getting close."
Total withdrawl at BMW
BMW have pulled out of all motor sport for the coming season. The reason is to prepare their entry to F1. This wil directly affect touring cars, notably the German series which has been scrabbling around for factory supported teams. From the wording it is also expected to affect BMWs Le Mans efforts as well.
-- Stephen M Baines