Le Mans Series

Le Mans Series

Volume 11

Volume 10

    • A Post Christmas News Catchup:

      Today we look at what has happened while we were away, which is a bit actually...We have news from the Le Mans Series and the ALMS.

    • ACO Announces 2011 Regulations:

      On the 20th December, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest released the technical regulation of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011 which also applies to ILMC Series, ALMS and LMS. In addition, it is philosophy of regulatory evolution until 2015 that the sports legislature wished to unveil.

    • Name The 2011 Aston Martin Le Mans LMP1 Race Car:

      Aston Martin will be entering a new LMP1 car into the Le Mans 24-hour race in 2011 with a view to challenging for outright victory. As with all Aston Martins, the marque will be searching for an emotive name* that truly captures the personality behind this year's entry.

    • Pierre Ragues Rejoins OAK Racing for 2011 LMP1 Campaign:

      OAK Racing has confirmed the second of its drivers for the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup with the signing of Frenchman Pierre Ragues, who returns to the team having successfully raced with them in 2008.

    • Porsche Show the 2011 Version of the 911 GT3 RSR:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR takes off into the new motorsport season with extensive modifications. The 2011 version of the world’s most successful GT race car celebrated its international premiere at the “Night of Champions” party held at the R&D Centre in Weissach to mark the end of the motorsport season. Priority in the further development of the GT3 RSR was given to the newly designed aerodynamics at the front and rear, changes to the suspension kinematics and to the engine.

    • Marco Holzer Joins Porsche Factory Squad:

      Stuttgart. Porsche Motorsport heads into the 2011 racing season in strong form. The works driver squad grows from eight to nine pilots. After his three year training stint as a Porsche Junior, Marco Holzer has now been signed on as a factory pilot. Established pilots Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet continue their contracts in 2011.

    • Gianluca Roda first Italian to win the Porsche Cup:

      Stuttgart - December 12, 2010 -- Gianluca Roda is the first Italian to win the Porsche Cup, which has been awarded by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, since 1970. As the brainchild of Ferry Porsche, the company honours the best private Porsche race driver each year with this trophy.

    • Le Mans Series Announces Location of Series Finale:

      The official Le Mans Series 2011 calendar revealed last week is now confirmed! The final round will be held in Portugal, precisely on the Estoril circuit, still with a 6-Hour race, on 23, 24 and 25 September.

    • Audi R18 Revealed:

      Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a completely new LMP1 sports car development. Since its debut in 1999, the brand with the Four Rings has won the world’s most important endurance race as many as nine times with the R8, R10 TDI and R15 TDI models. In doing so, Audi has equaled this feat in the race’s roll of honor with Ferrari. With the new R18, which was presented at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt on the evening of Friday, December 10, 2010, Audi is aiming for its tenth Le Mans success in 2011.

    • Motul and Michelin to Partner Pescarolo in 2011:

      Reconstruction of Pescarolo Team has continued with a partnershipm agreement for the 2011 season with the French lubricant specialist Motul. This is a new chapter for a cooperation that has been almost continuous since Henri Pescarolo in Formula 2 in the 1960s, and was extended when he decided to hang up his helmet to start his own endurance racing team.

    • BMW Announces 2011 Racing Plans, New Motorsport Director:

      Munich, 4th December 2010. BMW announced details concerning its 2011 motor racing programme during the BMW Sports Trophy Awards Ceremony held in Munich on Saturday. The company’s programme for the coming season has four main stays: Numerous campaigns with the BMW M3 GT2 in endurance racing, with a simultaneous ramping up of the successful Customer Racing programme. Preparations for BMW’s return to the DTM in 2012 are running flat out, while the brand’s decades-long young driver development commitment continues under the Formula BMW Talent Cup banner.

    • It's Official - Toyota is Back in Endurance Racing:

      It's official, Toyota Motorsport will return next year's endurance as an engine manufacturer. The Japanese company will supply two units for Rebellion Racing Team Lola LM P1.

    • Gary Chalandon Joins Team Bruichladdich for the 2011 season:

      LMS champion in the Formula Le Mans Series 2010, Gary Chalandon has signed
      with Team Bruichladdich to drive the Zytek LMP2 car for 2011.

    • Details Added to the 2011 ILMC Calendar :

      BRASELTON, GA (Monday, November 29, 2010) -- The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) today confirmed that the two premier races on the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón 2011 schedule would be featured as part of the prestigious Intercontinental Le Mans Cup championship next season.

    • The Le Mans Series Announces 2011 Calendar:

      It is now official; the 2011 Le Mans Series calendar is finally available. A 100% European season, divided between the North and the South. France, Belgium, Italy, Great Britain and Portugal are among the countries represented.

    • Pescarolo Signs Partner for 2011 Season:

      Henri Pescarolo has lost no time getting on with recreating his team. Just a week after the announcement of his partnership with vehicle inspection giant Autovision, the four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is already up to speed in his premises.

    • The Riley LMP2 Car to be Available in Open or Closed Versions:

      Next year, the LM P2 prototypes meet a new specification that sets a strict budget ceiling. Lola, Lotus, Oreca Oak-Pescarolo have already announced their programs to meet these new regulations. In America, Riley Technologies is working on its project, the MkXXV.

    • News in Brief for 18 November:

      Today we have news from the Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series.

    • Marino Franchitti's Career in Pictures:

      Today we are publishing an exclusive feature on Marino Franchitti. To view this feature, >please click this link. As part of our feature, we though we we would bring you pictures of some of David's cars and moments in his career. Some pictures can be viewed in higher resolution and can be done so by clicking on the photo.

    • EXCLUSIVE: We Catch Up with Highcroft's Marino Franchitti:

      Recently we were able to catch with with ALMS driver Marino Franchitti while he was holidaying on the Gold Coast and supporting his brother Dario, while he competed in the Armor All Gold Coast 600. Marino has been a stalwart of the sportscar scene for the last decade, competing in Europe and in America. He has competed in the FIA GT Championship in a Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari and in the ALMS with Panoz, Dyson, Andretti-Green and most recently Highcroft. He as raced the Acura ARX-01a and c models, the Lola Mazda and the Porsche RS Spyder. He has also competed in Grand Am. He took his, do date only outright win in the ALMS at Laguna Seca this year and has taken 13 class wins. I'd like to thank Marino for taking the time to sit with us and do the interview.

    • OAK Racing Selected as Dunlop’s Official LMP1 Development Partner :

      The OAK Racing will step up to the pinnacle of sportscar competition in 2011 as Dunlop’s official LMP1 tyre development partner following the team’s first two-day test as an LMP1 manufacturer at Portimao last week.

    • EXCLUSIVE: An In Depth Q&A With David Brabham:

      Recently we were able to catch up with ALMS Champion David Brabham. Competing at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Stone Brothers Racing, Brabham was completing another successful year of racing. Brabham's career in sportscar racing has been something to behold, with 25 wins and 23 class wins from 221 starts in ALMS, Grand Am, Le Mans, Le Mans Series, World Sportscar Championship and All Japanese GT Championship, Brabham has become a true elderstatsman of the sportscar world. He also has an All Japanese GT Championship, ALMS Championships, a Le Mans GT1 and overall win, a win at the Spa 24 Hours, a win at the Bathurst 1000 and has raced in Formula 1. The man has become a sportscar great and it was an honour to catch up with him and to be able to bring you this in depth interview.

    • David Brabham's Career in Pictures:

      David Brabham's Career in Pictures

    • News in Brief for 27 October:

      Today we catch up with news from Europe.

    • Zhuhai: Strong Field to Line Up for Final 2010 ILMC Event:

      No less than 27 Prototype and GT cars are on their way to China to participate in the 1000km of Zhuhai. On Sunday 7 November, the racetrack near the south Chinese beach resort of Zhuhai will host the third and final race of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), a race series that was initiated this spring. Rolex is proud to be associated as the Official Watch and Timekeeper for the inaugural ILMC series.

    • Zhuhai: Entry List:

      Zhuhai: ILMC - Entry List

    • Breaking: Audi Preparing to Test New Car:

      Feedmesportscars has learned that the Audi team are nearing completion of the new R18 car and are expecting to start testing in November.

    • Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Points after Round 2:

      Intercontinental Le Mans Cup Points after Round 2

    • Peugeot on Le Mans, the Rest of 2010 and 2011:

      Three weeks after the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, and after inspecting the cars that contested this year’s event, Peugeot Sport looks back at the problems that affected the 908 HDi FAPs in the French race and provides details of its plans for its Intercontinental Le Mans Cup programme during the second half of the season.

    • News in Brief for 07 July:

      In other news, RML have announced a new driver, Spyker take full control of Saab and sad news from the SCCA.

    • PICS: Exclusive: Ickx/Mass Porsche 935:

      This weekend at Queensland Raceway, two rare Porsches are on display. The first for our gallery is the Porsche 935 of Le Mans legends, Jacky Ickx and Joachan Mass. This car, usually located in Porsche's Stuttgart Museum raced, is chassis #Porsche 935/77 2.0 (chassis 935/2-001). More information can be found at the >RacingSportscars.com dedicated page on this car.

    • Exclusive Pics of the Porsche GT1 Road Car:

      This weekend at Queensland Raceway, two rare Porsches are on display. The second gallery is the Porsche GT1 Road Car that was created in order to achieve homologation for Le Mans in the late 1990s. This car is on loan from Porsche's Stuttgart Museum and is one of 25 examples made.

    • Q&A With Duncan Dayton: "We Will Be So Much Stronger Next Time":

      Highcroft Racing has returned from its first assault on the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and have now set their sights on defending its points lead in the American Le Mans Series.

    • News in Brief and Racing Round Up for 23 June:

      News in Brief and Racing Round Up for 23 June

    • Le Mans: Entry List and Results Page:

      Le Mans: Entry List and Results Page

    • LM24: Strakka Racing Race Report:

      The final hours of the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours ran every gamut of emotion, from the abject despair of Peugeot, to the euphoric delight of those who won their classes. Strakka Racing is proud not only to have won LMP2 at the team’s first attempt, but to have done so in dominant style; leading from pole to finish; setting a new class lap record; completing the greatest distance ever covered by an LMP2 car; crossing the line in the highest position yet achieved in LMP2 (5th overall), and winning the Michelin Green X Challenge award for Le Mans 2010.

    • LM24: Larbre Competition Race Report:

      At the end of his 18th attempt in the 24 Heures of LeMans, team Larbre Compétition has signed a victory quite simply history. First private team to win GT1 category GT1, Larbre Compétition puts thus fine at one domination era of factory teams like Corvette Racing, Aston Martin Racing or Chyrsler.

    • LM24: Rebellion Racing Race Report:

      The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010 saw an unusually high number of "Did Not Finishes" even amongst the Factory cars in the LMP1 category (only five LMP1 cars finished compared to eighteen on the starting grid). Unfortunately for REBELLION Racing, both of their cars were amongst those that failed to make it to the chequered flag.

    • LM24: RML AD Race Report:

      RML AD Group at Le Mans 2010. Photo: David Lord, Dailysportscar The RML AD Group Lola HPD, driven by Mike Newton, Thomas Erdos and Andy Wallace, added another Le Mans LMP2 podium to their tally by finishing third in this year's 78th Le Mans 24 Hours. The team won the class in 2005 and 2006, but despite a near perfect run last weekend, couldn't match the outright pace of 2010 winners Strakka Racing.

    • LM24: Team Bruichladdich Race Report:

      Once again the 78th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours was the race of all thrills and feats, and also of all satisfactions for Team Bruichladdich and drivers Tim Greaves, Karim Ojjeh and Gary Chalandon.

    • LM24: Pegasus Race Report:

      Pegasus Racing overcame all the obstacles in its path to be at the start of the Le Mans 24 Hours. The fledgling team from Strasbourg and its new car handled their Sarthe debut with all the expertise of a well-honed top-level endurance squad. But a misunderstanding on the track led to the French car's retirement in a race in which the favourites also had their fair share of misfortune!

    • Mixed Emotions for Le Mans Competitors:

      Going into the final hours of the 78th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, some teams are in a good position for a fine result, some are hoping to make it to the finish and some have already packed up and gone home.

    • LM24: Audi Race Report:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans, June 13, 2010 - For the ninth time Audi has won the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans and thus equalized Ferrari's position in the roll of honor in the French endurance classic. Only Porsche's track record reflects more victories

    • LM24: Peugeot Race Report:

      In 2009 Peugeot took the `double' at the 24 Heures du Mans. In 2010 Peugeot was up against a redoubtable adversary. The decider will be played next year, promised Olivier Quesnel, Director of Peugeot Sport.

    • LM24: Oreca Peugeot Race Report:

      The No.4 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP battle for a podium position in the 24 Hours of Le Mans until 80 minutes from the finish...

      The drivers were among the quickest on track, authors of the fastest lap of the race!

    • LM24: Oreca Aim Race Report:

      The AIM Team Matmut had set one objective for the 24 Hours of Le Mans: repeat their performance from last year. The team accomplished their mission as Soheil Ayari, Didier Andre and Andy Meyrick finish the grueling race in fourth place overall and first in the petrol-powered cars, ahead of Aston Martin. After finishing in fifth in 2009, the ORECA 01, now with Dunlop tyres, confirms its strengths, both in reliability and performance.

    • LM24: Drayson Race Report:

      - To those who know Le Mans, they know the intangible "Spirit of Le Mans" that permeates the event. A special drive to succeed, to overcome any obstacle in pursuit of finishing the 24 hours. Drayson Racing personified "The Spirit of Le Mans" at this weekend's 24 Heures du Mans. Despite a myriad of obstacles put in front of them, the team behind the No. 11 Drayson Racing Lola Coupé with Judd Power never wavered in its commitment to see the chequered flag at the conclusion of the 12-13 June classic. It was a determination rewarded by finishing as the sixth highest Le Mans Prototype One (LM P1) with the trio of drivers: Paul Drayson (London and Gloucestershire, UK), Jonny Cocker (Guisborough, Yorks, UK) and Emanuele Pirro (Rome).

    • LM24: Lola Race Report:

      The Lola-HPD LMP2 Coupe of RML took a richly merited 3rd place podium result at the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours. In one of the most gruelling races of recent years the red, white and blue Lola, driven by Mike Newton, Tommy Erdos and Andy Wallace ran an excellent race, which also saw then claim an incredible 8th position overall.

    • LM24: Aston Martin Race Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. Despite proving to be the fastest petrol-powered car at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, Aston Martin’s hopes of claiming the accolade of top petrol competitor were cruelly dashed by scenes of barely believable drama in the closing hour.

    • LM24: Highcroft Race Report:

      Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Sunday, June 13, 2010: Highcroft Racing completed its goal of finishing the toughest endurance sportscar race in the world today at the 24 Hours of Le Mans - but the reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions discovered why the classic event is the ultimate test of man and machine.

    • LM24: Zytek Race Report:

      The Ginetta-Zytek of Team Bruichladdich has finished in the top 10 at this year's Le Mans 24-hour race while three of the top seven cars in the LMP2 category used Zytek's highly successful 3.4-litre ZG348 engine.

    • LM24: Honda Performance Division Race Report:

      First and Third-Place Finishes in Inaugural Attempt at 24-Hour Classic TORRANCE, Calif. (June 13, 2010) - In its first attempt at one of the toughest challenges in motorsports, Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm of American Honda Motor Company, Inc., powered the first- and third-place finishers in the LMP2 category Sunday at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • LM24: Spyker Race Report:

      LE MANS, JUNE 13 - For the second time in a row Spyker Squadron finished the Le Mans 24 Hours in the top 10. In the 78th edition of the famous endurance race the team overcame several serious problems and eventually finished the race in ninth place in the GT2 category.

    • LM24: Corvette Race Report:

      Corvette Racing's bid for its first GT2 title in the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended Sunday morning at 9:42 a.m. when the No. 64 Corvette C6.R retired with an apparent engine problem. Driver Oliver Gavin nursed the car to a marshal's station at Mulsanne corner, where it was pushed behind the barriers and officially retired.

    • LM24: OAK Racing Race Report:

      OAK Racing Team Mazda France continued their incredible run of form at the Le Mans 24 Hours in recent years with a third consecutive podium finish.

    • Young Driver AMR Race Report:

      Young Driver AMR had a successful debut at the 24h of Le Mans. In the first start of the new team at the French endurance classic, Christoffer Nygaard (DK), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Peter Kox (NL) brought the Young Driver-Aston Martin DBR9 home in third place in the GT1-class in front of 238.150 spectators. In total, the three Young Driver AMR-drivers raced 4238 km (311 laps) on the epic track in Le Mans in 24 hours, a combination of public roads and permanent racetrack.

    • LM24: Marc VDS Race Report:

      They started the Le Mans 24 Hours as second of the GT1-cars, but the Ford GT of the Marc VDS Racing Team did not go all the way in the French classic, after a crash on Saturday.

    • LM24: Matech Race Report:

      At 00:15 am, Thomas Mutsch came back to the stand after having had an encounter at the back of the car with an LMP2. Brought to a standstill for one hour and five minutes, Thomas left the steering wheel to Jonathan Hirschi who went back to the track at the same time as the Corvette C6.R which has also been brought to a standstill for long minutes.

    • LM24: Porsche Race Report:

      Stuttgart. The success story of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR continues: After winning the 24 hour race in Dubai and holding the championship lead of the Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series, the most successful GT racer of 2009 has now won the GT2 class of the Le Mans 24 hour race. This victory at the 78th running of the 24 hour race in Le Mans marks the 98th success for Porsche at the prestigious long distance classic. For the ninth time, a race car based on the street legal 911 GT3 prevailed over its rivals. Positions three, five, seven and eight also went to drivers of the 450 hp Porsche. Moreover, the winning 911 also clinched the environmental “Michelin Green X Challenge” award as the GT car with the best efficiency.

    • LM24: BMW Race Report:

      Le Mans, 13th June 2010. Team BMW Motorsport experienced a turbulent return to the Le Mans 24 Hours. Lady luck did not necessarily smile on the two BMW M3 GT2s. Car number 78, with Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Uwe Alzen (DE) alternating at the wheel, completed 320 laps to finish sixth in the LM GT2 class in front of 240,000 spectators.

    • Ferrari Race Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June – A Ferrari F30GTC, maybe the least expected one, made it to the podium in the LMGT2 category in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The Hankook Farnbacher car numer 89, crewed by Simonsen-Farnbacher-Keen, finished second behind the Porsche of Lieb-Lietz-Henzler.

    • LM24 Race Results:

      LM24 Race Results

    • LM24 Hour 23 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 23 Standings

    • BMW 22 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13th June 2010. The Le Mans 24 Hours is entering the crucial final phase. Team BMW Motorsport suffered another set-back with four hours to go when Jörg Müller (DE), at that point in fourth place in his BMW M3 GT2, came into the pits with a faulty drive shaft. The team worked feverishly to get the car back onto the track as quickly as possible. Müller rejoined the race 35 minutes later. The no. 78 BMW M3 GT2 is now in sixth place in the LM GT2 class.

    • LM24 Hour 22 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 22 Standings

    • Aston Martin 21 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. With only three hours remaining, Aston Martin is poised for another top result at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Aston Martin 009 is currently sixth in the hands of Darren Turner, as the race draws to a thrilling conclusion in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

    • Peugeot 21 Hour Report:

      The hours roll by but the pace does not diminish. The Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No 1 goes flat out to fight for victory all the way to the last lap of the 78th edition of the 24H du Mans. Third after 21 hours of racing, Anthony Davidson, Marc Gené and Alexander Wurz continue to pull back time and are increasingly menacing. Fifth, the Peugeot Oreca adopts the same race philosophy.

    • Audi 21 Hour Report:

      24h Le Mans – Race Facts (Hour 21)

      # André Lotterer into tire barrier

    • LM24 Hour 21 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 21 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 20 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 20 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 19 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 19 Standings

    • Audi 18 Hour Report:

      24h Le Mans – Race Facts (Hour 18)

      # Audi maintains 1-2 lead

    • Peugeot 18 Hour Report - Retirement of #2:

      At 7h02 flames start to shoot out of the rear right hand side of the leading car, the Peugeot 908 being driven, at that moment, by Frank Montagny. Car No 2's race is over. With the retirement of car No3, also in the lead at the moment it was forced to pull out, car No 1 remains the sole surviving Team Peugeot Total entry.

    • Aston Martin 18 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. With just six hours remaining of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours -- the time equivalent of a complete Le Mans Series race -- the lead 007 Aston Martin has been hit with a transmission problem.

    • Corvette 18 Hour Report:

      LE MANS, France, June 13, 2010 -- The No. 63 Corvette C6.R retired from the 24 Hours of Le Mans shortly after 7 a.m. this morning after completing 225 laps. Antonio Garcia was on his out-lap after replacing Johnny O'Connell in a routine pit stop when he reported a noise entering Mulsanne corner. Telemetry confirmed a problem, and the engine expired before he reached Indianapolis corner.

    • LM24 Hour 18 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 18 Standings

    • BMW 17 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13th June 2010. The no. 78 BMW M3 GT2 is currently seventh in the LM GT2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours (FR). With seven hours to go, Augusto Farfus (BR) is at the wheel of the 500 bhp GT sports car, following on after stints from Uwe Alzen (DE) and Jörg Muller (DE) at the "Circuit de la Sarthe". The BMW M3 GT2 Art Car retired from the race on Saturday evening.

    • LM24 Hour 17 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 17 Standings

    • Krohn Risi Retirement Report:

      There was to be no repeat of the fairy tale finish experienced by Risi Competizione at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the last two years, as both cars were retired from the race by the 16th hour. It also brings to an end the wonderful run of six GT2 endurance victories enjoyed by the Houston-based privateer team since June 2008.

    • LM24 Hour 16 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 16 Standings

    • Peugeot 15 Hour Report:

      As dawn breaks over the Le Mans circuit the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No 2 is still in the lead after 15 hours of racing and is managing its lead. The gap has steadied but the race is far from decided. Car No 1 continues to edge towards the podium. Team Oreca's Peugeot remains sixth.

    • Audi 15 Hour Report:

      Audi Report After 15 Hours

    • Aston Martin 15 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. As dawn broke over the La Sarthe region, the Aston Martin LMP1 cars maintained their stranglehold over the top three 'petrol' places in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • LM24 Hour 15 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 15 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 14 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 14 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 13 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 13 Standings

    • Peugeot 12 Hour Report:

      Halfway through the race, the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No 2 of Nicolas Minassian, Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin occupies first place. Despite an excursion in the gravel trap, car No 1 (Davidson/Gene/Wurz) continues to close on the leaders at 2h33 moves up to fourth place. The Peugeot Oreca has been delayed by the replacement to part of the transmission.

    • Audi Report After 12 Hours:

      24h Le Mans – Race Facts (Hour 12)

      # Audi R15 TDI on positions two, three and four after first half of Le Mans

    • Spyker Squadron 12 Hour Report:

      LE MANS, JUNE 13, 03:00 - At the halfway point of the Le Mans 24 Hours Spyker Squadron is twelfth in the GT2 category. After bad luck in the opening hours the team and the drivers picked up the threads again and are now fully back in the right rhythm.

    • Aston Martin 12 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. The two Works Aston Martins have been racing for 12 hours, with both cars showing pace and reliability in what is widely acknowledged to be the toughest motor race in the world. Adrian Fernandez completed his second set of stints without incident before handing over 007 to Harold Primat, in seventh overall.

    • Young Driver AMR 12 Hour Report:

      Young Driver AMR is in the recovery mode after a turbulent start into the 24h of Le Mans. After leading the GT1-class in the first hour of the race, a broken driveshaft cost 60 minutes in the pits. Beside the problem with the driveshaft, the Young Driver AMR-Aston Martin DBR9 of Christoffer Nygaard (DK), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Peter Kox (NL) is running like clockwork. At the 12h-mark, the Young Driver AMR-team is running fourth in the GT1-class and has recorded 2098 km in 154 laps so far.

    • Highcroft 12 Hour Report:

      Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Sunday, June 13, 2010: At the half way mark of the world's toughest endurance race, Highcroft Racing has kicked off a fightback at Le Mans after suffering an unfortunate series of debris inflicted punctures.

    • Guy Smith Retirement Report:

      Former Le Mans winner Guy Smith suffered disappointment in this year's 24 Hour race staged this weekend (12-13 June).

    • LM24 Hour 12 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 12 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 11 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 11 Standings

    • Risi Competizione 10 Hour Report:

      The No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GTC will have no opportunity in 2010 to challenge for a third consecutive GT2 victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the car has been retired in the 10th hour of the race due to gear selection problems.

    • LM24 Hour 10 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 10 Standings

    • Peugeot 9 Hour Report:

      While holding the lead, the Peugeot No 1 of Davidson/Gene/Wurz losses 13 minutes with an alternator and starter motor change. As a result the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No 2 of Minassian/Montagny/Sarrazin takes over the lead after nine hours of racing, ahead of the Oreca Peugeot. Slipping down to seventh, car No 1 starts to claw its way back as night sets in.

    • Corvette 9 Hour Report:

      LE MANS, France, June 12, 2010 -- Competition in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans took an eventful turn in the hours before midnight. After a safety car period had threatened to split the GT2 field, a brilliant battle broke out between Oliver Gavin in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R and Jaime Melo in the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GTC. The fight for first was finally resolved when the Ferrari went to the garage with a reported gearbox problem. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R then pulled back into contention with a strategic triple stint by Jan Magnussen.

    • BMW Art Car Retirement Report:

      Le Mans, 12th June 2010. The BMW M3 GT2 Art Car has retired early from the Le Mans 24 Hours (FR). Despite the fact Andy Priaulx (GB) should have been able to finish the lap without any problems, based on the amount of fuel calculated to have been put into the car at the previous pit stop, he ran out of fuel on the way into the Indianapolis curve. The exact cause is yet to be analysed. Car number 79 had already lost a lot of time due to unscheduled pit stops for repairs.

    • Aston Martin 9 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 13 June 2010. As midnight came and went, the two Works Aston Martin drivers who started the race were back behind the wheel of the Gulf-liveried LMP1 cars. Aston Martin 007, guided through the darkness by Stefan Mucke, held seventh place while Darren Turner maintained eighth in the 009 machine.

    • LM24 Hour 9 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 9 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 8 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 8 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 7 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 7 Standings

    • Peugeot 6 Hour Report:

      Six hours into the race the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No1 of Marc Gene, Anthony Davidson and Alexander Wurz leads ahead of the No2, driven by Nicolas Minassian, Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin. The gap between the two Team Peugeot Total cars increases with the intervention of the safety car. The Peugeot of Team Oreca holds third place and is also maintaining a good pace.

    • Highcroft 6 Hour Report:

      Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Saturday, June 12, 2010: Highcroft Racing took the LMP2 class lead just after the six-hour mark in the American team's debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Corvette Racing Le Mans Six-Hour Report:

      LE MANS, France, June 10, 2010 -- Corvette Racing's Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars ran consistently at the front of the GT2 class throughout the first quarter of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The sixth hour featured an intense battle for P1 between Emmanuel Collard in the No. 64 Corvette C6.R and Pierre Kaffer in the No. 82 Ferrari 430 GTC. After running within a car length for lap after lap, the duel was ended by a pit stop during a safety car period that temporarily split the two racers. The No. 63 Corvette C6.R was holding third after six hours of racing.

    • Flying Lizards Retire their #80 Porsche:

      Flying Lizard No. 80 Retired from 24 Heures du Mans in Hour 4 June 12, 2010 -- Circuit de la Sarthe -- The Flying Lizard No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR of Joerg Bergmeister, Darren Law and Seth Neiman was retired from the 24 Heures du Mans due to mechanical issues. After starting ninth on the grid, all three drivers cycled uneventfully through their stints until halfway through hour 4, when an incident damaged the right radiator. The crew replaced the radiator and front undertray and repaired some minor body damage. Unfortunately, after one outlap, the car had to return to the garage again and was retired due to unrepairable mechanical issues.

    • Risi Competizione 6 Hour Report:

      By the quarter distance mark in the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Risi Competizione had demonstrated its class by coming through from the back of the starting grid to hold the lead in the highly competitive GT2 class.

    • Aston Martin 6 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 12 June 2010. Aston Martin has continued to make progress as the first quarter of the Le Mans 24 Hours draws to a close. Harold Primat (CH) is now at the wheel of the 007 car, which has climbed to sixth place overall thanks to another fast and incident-free run.

    • LM24 Hour 6 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 6 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 5 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 5 Standings

    • BMW 4 Hour Report:

      Le Mans, 12 June 2010. The Le Mans 24 Hours is underway. BMW M3 GT2 number 78 is in the top ten of the LM GT2 category. Jorg Muller (DE) got the team off to a good start, driving two stints before handing the car over to Augusto Farfus (BR) on lap 28. After a further pit stop, the Brazilian is currently in ninth.

    • LM24 Hour 4 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 4 Standings

    • 'Spirit of Le Mans' - Roland du Luart:

      Every year, a special 'Spirit of Le Mans' trophy is presented by the ACO to personalities who best embody the spirit of the 24 Heures of Le Mans. This prestigious trophy is a Rolex timepiece that has the words 'Spirit of Le Mans' and the name of the recipient engraved on the underside of the watch case.

    • Peugeot 3 Hour Report:

      Three hours into the race the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP No2 (Minassian/Montagny/Sarrazin) leads car No1 (Davidson/Gene/Wurz) while car No3 of Bourdais, Lamy and Pagenaud has retired following a broken front right suspension fix point which damaged the carbon fibre monocoque. In third place now is the Peugot 908 of Team Oreca.

    • RSR Jaguar Retires:

      Le Mans, France (June 12, 2010) - Le Mans marked Jaguar's return to motorsport. This was the much anticipated fourth race for the RSR team. We would like to thank the ACO and have been delighted with the support we have had from the public and the media.

    • Commemorative Start Kicks off 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      Jean-Claude Killy, former 24 Hours of Le Mans participant and triple Olympic Gold medallist in alpine skiing, together with Rolex CEO Bruno Meier, gave the start signal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010 at exactly 15:00 hours, following a ceremonial start done in memory of the famous ‘Le Mans Start’ used at the race until 1969.

    • LM24 Hour 3 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 3 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 2 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 2 Standings

    • LM24 Hour 1 Standings:

      LM24 Hour 1 Standings

    • LM24: Warm Up Times:

      LM24: Warm Up Times

    • Updates through the race:

      For updates through the Le Mans 24 Hours, check out >my Twitter and a range of those I follow >here

    • Ferrari Statement on Risi Competizione Penalty:

      Maranello, 11 June -- A hard knock for the Risi Competizione crew at the end of last night's qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours: having dominated the long qualifying session to decide the grid for this historic race which starts tomorrow at 15.00, one of the two F430 GT2 cars entered by Ferrari of Houston, crewed by Jaime Melo, Gimmi Bruni and Pierre Kaffer, was knocked back from first to last place on the grid because the stewards deemed the rear wing did not conform to the regulations.

    • Peugeot Take Front 2 Rows at Le Mans:

      For the fourth time in as many years a Peugeot 908 HDi FAP takes pole for tomorrow's 78th 24 Heures du Mans, with the team's three cars occupying the first three places just ahead of Team Oreca's Peugeot in fourth. Changeable weather on the second day of qualifying prevented a new battle for the top spot but allowed Team Peugeot Total to concentrate on perfecting their set up in preparation for Saturday's 15h00 start.

    • Audi banks on efficiency at Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans, June 11, 2010 - Audi Sport Team Joest fully concentrated on race preparations at the Le Mans 24 Hours on Wednesday and Thursday. The three Audi R15 TDI cars did not actively participate in the chase for times in qualifying. Instead the Audi squad used every available minute to fine-tune the set-up of the cars for the race.

    • Oreca Qualifying Report:

      Prepare well for the race: this was the philosophy of the AIM Team ORECA Matmut as they began qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Soheil Ayari, Didier André and Andy Meyrick did just that: third in the petrol prototypes between the Aston Martins, the ORECA 01 fits the trio of drivers and the spirit of their driving: have a smart race with no mistakes.

    • OAK Racing in contention as Le Mans qualifying concludes :

      OAK Racing Team Mazda France will line up 5th and 8th on the LMP2 grid for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours following two rain-interrupted final qualifying sessions on Thursday evening.

    • Highcroft Dominates LMP2 Qualifying:

      Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Thursday, June 10, 2010: American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Highcroft Racing played a key role in a Honda Performance Development domination in LMP2 qualifying at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France tonight.

    • RML on Qualifying "Podium" at Le Mans:

      RML AD Group's Lola B09/83 HPD will start from third in LMP2 for this weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, making it a clean sweep of the qualifying "podium" for Honda Performance Development. Having worked assiduously with the engineers to perfect a race set-up for the car, Brazilian Thomas Erdos came through with a best of 3:39.648 to secure the team's best grid position since he took pole in 2006.

    • Four Zytek-engined Prototypes to Start at Le Mans:

      The four Zytek-engined teams competing in the Le Mans 24-hour race all completed qualifying yesterday and now look forward to this weekend's round-the clock contest. With one of the car entered in the LMP1 class, the other three in LMP2, the quartet finished 18th, 21st, 25th and 29th overall in a highly competitive field of 56.

    • Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in GT2 at 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      LE MANS, France, June 10, 2010 -- Corvette Racing took the top two spots on the qualifying list in its debut in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Oliver Gavin improved his time in the Thursday night session to 3:59.435 in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The Risi Competizione Ferrari, which had been on the provisional GT2 pole, was subsequently disqualified for a technical infraction, promoting Gavin to the No. 1 spot in GT2. Jan Magnussen also posted a quicker lap at 3:59.793 to put the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R second in the GT2 category. The two Corvettes and the No. 95 AF Corse Ferrari were the only GT2 cars to qualify under four minutes on the 8.47-mile circuit.

    • Jaguar Makes the Grid at Le Mans:

      (June 11, 2010) - The second and third qualifying sessions for the Le Mans 24 Hours saw the JaguarRSR team make valuable improvements from Wednesday. Ryan Dalziel, Paul Gentilozzi and Marc Goossens had adequate time behind the wheel and gains were made in time. Le Mans rookie Dalziel recorded the #81 JaguarRSR XKR GT2's fastest lap of 4:12.431 minutes, putting it 15thin class.

    • Ferrari Qualifying Report:

      Risi Competizione's Gianmaria Bruni retained the honor of setting the fastest GT2 lap time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the third and final qualifying session, despite some strong competition from both Corvettes and the No. 95 AF Corse Ferrari. These four cars broke under the four-minute lap barrier and followed a trend seen in the LMP1, LMP2 and GT2 class of a reduction in time of 3 seconds a lap compared to 2009.

    • Flying Lizard No. 80 Qualifies Tenth in GT2 for the 24 Heures du Mans:

      Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) qualified the No. 80 Flying Lizard Porsche 911 GT3 RSR tenth in GT2 for this weekend's 24 Heures du Mans. Bergmeister set his fast time on Thursday of 4:02.685, in the second of the three qualifying sessions on the 8.468 mile circuit. (Qualifying position is determined by the fastest time set over any of the three qualifying sessions.) The team had been dogged by problems on Wednesday during practice and the first qualifying session, and had started Thursday's sessions fourteenth in class. Heavy rain on Thursday afternoon threatened to sideline the session, but luckily the storm passed quickly and the track was nearly dry by session start.

    • Risi Competizione Face Fight Through the Field:

      Risi Competizione’s Gianmaria Bruni retained the honor of setting the fastest GT2 lap time for the 24 Hours of Le Mans after the third and final qualifying session, despite some strong competition from both Corvettes and the No. 95 AF Corse Ferrari. These four cars broke under the four-minute lap barrier and followed a trend seen in the LMP1, LMP2 and GT2 class of a reduction in time of 3 seconds a lap compared to 2009.

    • LM24: Qualifying Class Times:

      LM24: Qualifying Class Times

    • LM24: Qualifying 3 Combined Times:

      LM24: Qualifying 2 Class Times

    • LM24: Qualifying 1 and 2 Combined Times:

      LM24: Qualifying 2 Times

    • ACO Releases Provisional Intercontinental Le Mans Cup 2011 Calendar:

      The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup will be launched in the second six months of the 2010 season on 3 continents: Europe, America and Asia.

    • ACO Announces 2011 Regulations at Press Conference:

      The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hour regulations have been drawn up in the context of sustainable development and respect forthe environment. The ACO and the motor industry have concentrated on two aspects that are crucially important from their point of view:

    • The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup for 2010 Confirmed:

      The Intercontinental Le Mans Cup will be launched in the second six months off the 2010 season on all continents: Europe, America and Asia. Here are the objectives, the base and the 2010-2011 programmes for this future monument of endurance with the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • LM24: Peugeot Dominate on Day 1:

      The 78th edition of the 24 Heures du Mans has started in the best possible way for Peugeot. After having dominated free practice, Sebastien Bourdais took provisional pole with 3'19"711. The four Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs this evening occupy the first four places.

    • LM24: Audi Looking for Race Pace During Practice and Qualifying 1:

      Audi Sport Team Joest used the entire first day of practice for Le Mans 24 Hours to prepare for the race.

    • LM24: AMR has a Positive First Day Track Day:

      Le Mans, 9 June 2010. For Aston Martin, along with all the other teams that will start at Le Mans this year, the waiting is finally over. After a year of anticipation, the team took to the track for the first time this afternoon for the opening free practice session from 16:00 to 20:00. Later on this evening, the team will embark on the first of three qualifying sessions – from 22:00 until midnight.

    • LM24: Highcroft on the Pace in Qualifying 1:

      Le Mans LE MANS, FRANCE, Wednesday, June 9, 2010: Highcroft Racing made a strong start to its debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans by leading the opening practice session in the LMP2 class and posting the second fastest class time in opening qualifying in the Malaria No More car.

    • LM24: Risi Competizione Take Provisional GT2 Pole:

      Risi Competizione's Gianmaria Bruni, driving the No.82 Ferrari F430 GTC, was the only GT2 driver to break the four minute per lap barrier in the first qualifying session for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous and prestigious sports car race.

    • LM24: A Difficult Start to the Event for BMW:

      Le Mans, 9th June 2010. Team BMW Motorsport completed its first laps of the "Circuit de la Sarthe" on Wednesday. After the afternoon's free practice for the 24- hour race in Le Mans (FR), the two BMW M3 GT2 racing cars took to the track for the first qualifying session, which got underway at 22:00hrs. At the end of the twohour session, Jorg Muller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Uwe Alzen (DE) in car number 78 were 10th in the LM GT2 class with a time of 4:04.986 minutes. The no.79 BMW M3 GT2 with drivers Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE) and Andy Priaulx (GB) at the wheel was 0.865 seconds slower, ending the session in 11th.

    • LM24: Fast Start for Corvette Racing in First Le Mans Qualifying Session:

      LE MANS, France, June 9, 2010 -- Corvette Racing made a fast start in its GT2 debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Corvette C6.Rs were first and third in the opening four-hour free practice session. After a two-hour break, the first of three qualifying sessions for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans ran from 10 p.m. to midnight on the immense 8.47-mile circuit. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R second on the provisional GT2 grid at 4:00.097, and Oliver Gavin was third at 4:01.012 in the No. 64 Corvette C6.R. Gianmaria Bruni put the Risi Competizione Ferrari 430 GT on the provisional GT2 pole with the fastest lap at 3:59.233.

    • Le Mans: Qualifying 1 Class Results :

      Le Mans: Qualifying 1 Class Results

    • Le Mans: Qualifying 1 Times:

      Le Mans: Qualifying 1 Times

    • Le Mans: Practice 1 Times:

      Le Mans: Practice 1 Times

    • Peugeot Aims to Defend Le Mans Title:

      On the momentum of its one-two finish at Le Mans this time last year, Peugeot is on the hunt for a second straight win in the prestigious French competition. Twelve months of hard preparation work since June 2009 have kept the team under pressure in its bid to secure repeat success on this uniquely popular event which attracts more than 250,000 spectators annually.

    • Q&A With Autocon's Michael Lewis Coming into Le Mans:

      Q&A With Autocon's Michael Lewis Coming into Le Mans

    • Audi Previews their Le Mans 24 Hours:

      ngolstadt, June 4, 2010 - The race is just around the corner: on the weekend of June 12/13 the Le Mans 24 Hours will be held for the 78th time. Like no other motorsport event, the world's most famous endurance race has always been instrumental in accelerating the technological development of the automobile.

    • Q&A With Young AMR Drivers Coming Into Le Mans:

      Q&A With Young AMR Drivers Coming Into Le Mans

    • Aston Martin Racing Passes Scrutineering :

      Scrutineering is designed to ensure that all the cars taking part in the Le Mans 24 Hours comply with the strict technical rules that govern the race. The drivers also have to present their racing licences to event officials, but most of all scrutineering is a great opportunity for the fans to come face to face with the drivers and cars.

    • Signature Plus Aiming to Improve on Last Year's Le Mans Result :

      The Signature Plus team will be looking to put all of their accumulated sports car and endurance racing experience to good use as the 78th running of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans gets underway.

    • Spyker are Ready for Le Mans!:

      LE MANS, JUNE 8 2010 - Spyker Squadron is ready for the 78th 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R passed scrutineering on Monday morning at the Place des Jacobins in the centre of Le Mans and is now gearing up for action.

    • Quotes from Prototype Drivers Coming into Le Mans:

      In this post we have quotes from the Drayson Racing squad and the Oak Pescarolo Mazda drivers.

    • Presenting The New Panoz Abruzzi + Video!:

      LE MANS, France – Don Panoz again has captured the Spirit of Le Mans. This time, one of the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs is pairing his newest automotive masterpiece with the legacy of the world’s greatest auto race. The Panoz Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” broke cover today at the Circuit de La Sarthe, an appropriate venue for the world debut of a ground-breaking automobile with a very appropriate delivery and acquisition program for its customers.

    • A Rundown of the Risi Drivers and What they are Saying coming into Le Mans:

      A Rundown of the Risi Drivers and What they are Saying coming into Le Mans

    • Quotes from GT Drivers Coming into Le Mans:

      Here you can find what the drivers are saying coming into Le Mans. BMW, RSR Jaguar and Young Driver AMR are all featured here!

    • Spyker Withdraws Their Reserve Car while 56 Slot is Prepared :

      The Le Mans 24-Hours organizers have been thinking about increasing the capacity of the pits of their big circuit (13,629 Km), the longest in Europe. The FIA regulations allow the Le Mans circuit to accept more cars on the track provided that there are more pits.

    • The BMW Art Car:

      Paris, 2nd June 2010. At the premiere of the 17th BMW Art Car Jeff Koons unveiled and signed his car in front of 300 international VIP guests on 1st June in the Centre Pompidou, one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions for modern and contemporary art. It is the same venue where Roy Lichtenstein, back in 1977, first presented and signed his Art Car.

    • A Thrid Generation of the Andretti Family to Race at Le Mans:

      23-year old Marco Andretti, grandson of famous multiple champion Mario Andretti, will participate in the 78th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which will start on Saturday, 12 June at 15.00. Grandson Andretti’s father, Michael, as well as his uncle John Andretti, also ran in this ultimate endurance sports car race.

    • EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Allan Simonsen:

      Allan Simonsen was racing at Eastern Creek on the weekend, helping out old friend and former team boss, Teg Huglin. Allan has history in Australia, winning the Australian GT Championship in 2007 and competing with success in the V8 Supercars and a variety of Targa events.

      While he was at the track, we were able to catch up with him and talk about his success at the Nurburgring, the Le Mans Series, the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans and more.

    • Has Pescarolo Sport Raced its Last Race?:

      It appears that we may have seen the last of Pescarolo Sport. It has been reported, at Endurance-info.com and elsewhere that the deal with Genii Capital (the same investment firm that have a stake of Renault F1) have ceased negotiations to purchase the team. Henri Pescarolo has officially left the team and current owner John Py has confirmed that the current situation is not favourable.

    • News in Brief for 24 April:

      Today we have exciting news from Peugeot, not so exciting news from Grand Am and we are still sitting on the fence for our last story on the SuperCarnival from the Gold Coast

    • News in Brief for 21 April:

      Big news update today with news from the Australian GT Championship, ALMS, Peugeot and more!
      Ascari, Level 5, Tyre testing, South African prototype, F1 with Lola and Prodrive, Volcano

    • Q&A With Vanina Ickx:

      Before tackling the 1000km of Spa-Francorchamps and the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of the Team Signature-Plus Lola-Aston Martin, Vanina Ickx started her season with the first round of the Le Mans Series at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit. With her two new teammates, Franck Mailleux and Pierre Ragues, she garnered sixth place overall in a race that proved to be a good learning experience and promising for the future. Time for the debrief…

    • News in Brief for 15 April:

      News today comes from the ALMS, Le Mans, GT1 World Championship and a quick recap of weekend results from some friends of Feedmesportscars!
      Bryce Miller, Oreca, Nissan, Wirth, Drewer

    • Le Castellet: GT - In Their Words:

      Quotes from the top GT runners from Le Castellet

    • Le Mans Series Points After Round 1:

      Le Mans Series Points After Round 1

    • Le Castellet: LMP - In Their Words:

      Quotes fromt the top LMP runners from Le Castellet

    • Le Castellet: Audi Take Out Win as Double Points :

      What did we learn from the 8 Hours of Le Castellet? 2010 has all the hallmarks thus far of a brilliant season, with Audi battling it out with reigning champion Aston Martin Racing, and ORECA-Matmut moving forward to challenge both of them with the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.

    • Le Castellet: Race Results:

      Le Castellet: Race Results

    • Le Castellet: Warm Up Times:

      Le Castellet: Warm Up Times

    • Le Castellet: Oreca Peugeot at Home in Qualifying:

      The wait is finally – almost – over. The qualification sessiona lready gave the first patterns of the season, but tomorrow is the D day. The first race of the season is a leap in the dark for everybody, but there are very few brand-new cars in 2010. The engineers have worked hard for the whole off-season to improve the existing cars.

    • Le Castellet: Qualifying Times:

      Le Castellet: Qualifying Times

    • Le Castellet: Practice 3 Times:

      Le Castellet: Practice 3 Times

    • Le Castellet: Practice 2 Times:

      Le Castellet: Practice 2 Times

    • Le Castellet: Practice 1 Times:

      Le Castellet: Practice 1 Times

    • News in Brief for 07 April:

      In today's news we have major news from WR and for this year's Le Mans plus an update from a friend of FMSC, Andreas Wirth!

    • Le Castsellet: Entry List:

      Le Castsellet: Entry List

    • BMW and Audi Launch 2010 Liveries:

      BMW and Audi have relased images of what their 2010 cars shall look like. BMW will be running an Art Car in the 2010, 24 Hours of Le Mans, while Audi have gone for a different look with their R15+.

    • News in Brief for 02 April:

      In today's news we have a driver update from Oreca, good and bad news for Grand Am and Patrick Dempsey will drive at Long Beach.

    • News in Brief for 26 February:

      Today we have news from the ALMS, LMS, 24 Hours of Le Mans and SCCA World Challenge.
      Risi, Flying Lizard, RML, Brass Monkey

    • Peugeot's 2010 Plans in Detail:

      Just over a month ago, Peugeot pulled the wraps off its new corporate identity which encapsulates high standards and excitement, two qualities that are especially applicable to motor sport.

    • Q&A With Peugeot's Bruno Famin and Olivier Quesnel:

      As Peugeot launches their 2010 season, Technical Director Bruno Famin talks of their plans.

    • First Pics: Peugeot's 2010 Challenger :

      First Pics: Peugeot's 2010 Challenger

    • News in Brief for 22 February:

      I love it when we get days like this - days with great driver announcements for the endurance events and the ALMS season.

    • Q&A With Jean Alesi:

      Jean Alesi, F1 racing driver for 11 years with 201 races will take part in the 2010 Le Mans Series season. As you may know, the French racing driver will be at the steering wheel, of the Ferrari F430 GT in the Team AF Corse. For this seventh Le Mans Series season; he will race with Toni Vilander & Giancarlo Fisichella, a reserve driver for the Scuderia Ferrari.

    • Le Mans Series Test Entry List:

      Le Mans Series Test Entry List

    • News in Brief for 16 February :

      Today we have driver announcements from the Le Mans Series and a team announcement from the ALMS.
      Guy Smith, Rebellion, Oak Racing, de Ferran, Cytosport

    • Geoff Brabham's Career in Numbers:

      Geoff Brabham has an enviable record in sportscar racing and motorsport in general. The son of three time F1 champ Sir Jack Brabham had racing in his blood but, at some point he had to separate himself from his father’s legacy – something all the Brabham boys did at some point.

    • News in Brief for 13 February:

      Grand Am again has bad news connected to it, while we look at engine changes and driver signings today in our news.
      RML, KSM, Young AMR, All-Inkl, MarcVDS, SRT Nissan, Level 5

    • News in Brief for 11 February:

      Today we have driver announcements from Corvette and Nissan to bring you up to speed on the ALMS, SuperGT and GT1 World Championship.

    • A Rumour Round Up - 08 February:

      Rumours on Grand Am, Le Mans Series, ALMS and GT1 World Championship are all inside!

    • News in Brief for 08 February :

      An additional entry in the Le Mans Series and GT Open make today's news, plus more driver news.

    • Reactions to Le Mans Selections:

      Words from some of those lucky enough to make the Le Mans 24 Hours for 2010.

    • The 2010 Le Mans Selections:

      The 2010 Le Mans Selections

    • Audi Confirms Driver Lineup for Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans, February 4, 2010 – Audi will start the 78th edition of the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 12/13 with a total of three diesel-powered racing sports cars. At a press conference of the organizer, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), in Le Mans (France), Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich announced Audi’s driver line-up for the most important sports car race of the year.

    • Highcroft to Make Le Mans Debut:

      LE MANS, FRANCE, Thursday,4 February, 2010: Reigning American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Highcroft Racing will race in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans after being announced this morning as one of the 55 teams selected to contest the French endurance classic.

    • The Full Season Le Mans Series Entry List:

      The Full Season Le Mans Series Entry List

    • The Details of the 2010 Full Season LMS Entries:

      Le Mans Series lifts the curtain on the impressive list of competitors entered in the 2010 season! 44! No less than 44 Prototypes & GTs are entered for the five races of the seventh Le Mans Series season. We will present a fuller list than in 2010, with renowned teams, new cars in Endurance racing and exceptional drivers!

    • Audi Announce Entry to the 8 Hours of Le Castellet:

      Audi has announced that they will participate in the first round of the Le Mans Series - the 8 Hours of Le Castellet to help them prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • News in Brief for 02 February:

      As we catch up on some news, here is some ALMS and Le Mans Series updates!

    • Audi Announces New Drivers and Further 2010 Plans:

      Ingolstadt, January 28, 2010 – Audi Sport leaves nothing to chance in its endeavor to bring the prestigious Le Mans trophy back to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Not only the technology of the Audi R15 TDI is being subjected to further development. The drivers’ line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) has been extended as well.

    • News in Brief for 27 January:

      A giant day of news with new cars, engine deals to the Le Mans Series, driver announcement to FIA GT1, rumours and a little something (laughable)from Grand Am.

    • News in Brief for 25 January:

      More information has come to light about the Fernandez Aston Martin rumours. That plus Toyota rumours update, news from the Le Mans Series and the Prototype Lites Series

    • ACO To Confirm Final Dates Of Scrutineering For 2010:

      The Automobile Club de l’Ouest confirms that at the end of 2009 it asked the Le Mans town hall if scrutineering* for the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours could begin on Sunday afternoon 6th June. This would enable many people to take advantage of this free event on what is a rest day, and would also attract a large crowd from the neighbouring departments and the Parisian region.

    • News in Brief for 22 January :

      More on the Aston Martin to Sebring rumour plus other ALMS and LMS make today's news.

    • So What Have We Learnt From the Porsche Driver Announcement?:

      Well it seems that with Timo Bernhard (28, Germany) and Romain Dumas (32, France) only racing in major events they have two too many drivers - what are they holding on to them for??? Something exciting?

    • Porsche Confirms Works Drivers for 2010:

      Stuttgart. Eight works drivers compete for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, this motorsport season. The professional racers, all of whom held a Porsche contract last year, will support Porsche customer teams around the world.

    • EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Le Mans and IMSA GTP Legend - Geoff Brabham:

      Late last year were able to catch up with Geoff Brabham, 1993 Le Mans Winner and four times IMSA GT Champion. He was at the SuperGP as part of his father, Sir Jack Brabham's 50th anniversary of his first F1 Championship celebrations. It must be said that those celebrations, particularly the ontrack aspect was truly one of the most awesome motorsport experiences that I have witnessed.

    • News in Brief for January 18:

      Major team and driver announcements from the ALMS, Le Mans Series and a few rumours for you too!

    • Q&A with Julian Sole, Chief Engineer, Lola Cars:

      Q&A with Julian Sole, Chief Engineer, Lola Cars

    • Q&A With Jean-Christophe Boullion:


      Q - Jean-Christophe, how do you look at this new challenge with REBELLION Racing?

    • Gallery: Part 2 of our FOUR Part Geoff Brabham Series:

      Part two of our Geoff Brabham series - to see part 1 - the exclusive interview, please click >here. Otherwise enjoy our gallery of some of Brabham's moments. Stay tuned for a video gallery of Geoff Brabham and a rundown of his

    • News in Brief for 14 January:

      Confirmed entries into the Le Mans Series, British GT and Australian GT make today's news.

    • A Couple 2010 Liveries for You!:

      Here we have Beechdean Mansell Motorsport Zytek and the Signature Plus Aston Martin all in computer rendered detail for you!

    • News in Brief for 13 January:

      Another massive day of announcements with good news from Risi, Aston Marin Young Driver team, Luc Alphand and RSR.

    • News in Brief for 12 January Pt1:

      A massive day of news today! We have split it into 2 parts and the first part we have ALMS and LMS announcements!

    • Q&A with Rebellion Racing's Neel Jani:

      The newly named Rebellion Racing team look set to have one of the strongest driver line ups in this years Le Mans Series. Keeping very much to their Swiss roots, the team have snapped up the highly rated Neel Jani to race one of its brace of Lola LMP1 designs.

    • News in Breif for 06 January:

      In today's news we have a Daytona 24 update, news on one very popular sportscar driver, updates from Lola and the SCCA World Challenge.

    • Mansell Brothers Announce Entry into 2010 Le Mans Series:

      The Le Mans Series organisers must be happy with their start to 2010. After a couple of announcements yesterday, today the Mansell family announce that they will race in the 2010 Le Mans Series in a Ginetta Zytek in the LMP1 category. Greg and Leo Mansell will do the entire year with 1992 F1 Champ, Nigel Mansell joining for the 1000km of Silverstone and Le Mans.

    • News in Brief for 03 January:

      It may only be the third day of 2010 but the big stories are already beginning for the year. Today we have a couple of major announcements for the Le Mans Series and one for the Japanese Super GT category.

    • News In Brief for 02 January:

      For our first news brief for the year, GT1 World news, Le Mans Intercontinental Challenge and an acknowledgement from the Queen is all here!

Volume 9

    • News in Brief - 30 December:

      Today we look into news from Grand Am, Le Mans Series and what a bunch of ALMS drivers are up to.

    • News Aplenty from Aston Martin:

      JMW Motorsport have announced that they will race an Aston Martin Vantage GT2 in 2010. This was the first of a number of announcements from Aston Martin just before Christmas.

    • Kolles Commits to Le Mans Series:

      Team Kolles will be back in the Le Mans Series in 2010 racing the Audi R10 TDI. The team also aims to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Intercontinental Cup.

    • Strakka Confirms Switch to Acura for 2010:

      Strakka Racing has confirmed its move to Acura for the 2010 Le Mans Series. The team will compete in an Acura ARX-01 LMP2 sports prototype.

    • News in Brief for 21 December :

      WTCC, PK Carsport, Porsche and their RS Spyder, Racing Box and Spyker makes up today's news in brief

    • News in Brief - 19 December:

      News today includes major Signature-Plus news, de Ferran and Grand Am updates!

    • Its True - Oreca to Race a Peugeot in 2010:

      After months of speculation, it has been confirmed by Peugeot and Oreca that the two French companies will work together in 2010.

    • News in Brief - 17 December - pt 1:

      Rumours about Peugeot and Porsche make today's news, plus Oliver Pla and Grand Am announce good news.

    • News in Brief - 17 December - pt 2:

      ALMS rumours and an expectation from JWM are in today's second helping of news!

    • OAK Racing Takes Control of Pescarolo the Manufacturer:

      French Le Mans Series team, OAK Racing has taken over the manufacturer and marketing of the Pescarolo prototype P1 and P2 cars.

      OAK Racing will also develop the car and ensure its continued adherence to the ACO rules.

    • News in Brief for 08 December:

      News in Brief for 08 December

    • ACO Releases Full Regulations for 2010:

      The ACO has released the Le Mans branded races regulations for 2010. Items of note include revised front and rear body work. While most cars would have been effected, Pescarolo LMP1/P2, ORECA LMP1, Lola LMP1/LMP2 and Acura ARX-01C LMP2 have been given waivers.

    • BMW Announce Their 2010 Sportscar Programs:

      BMW has announced their 2010 plans which include a number of exciting sportscar programs. Firstly, they plan to contest the 2010 ALMS Championship with Rahal Letterman Racing. They will have an unchanged lineup of Dirk Muller, Tommy Milner, Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.

    • Le Mans Series Confirms 2010 Calendar:

      At the same time as the past season is officially declared over and many guests are gathered at the Le Mans circuit for the 2009 prize giving ceremony, the complete 2010 calendar is finally disclosed. Five races for this seventh season, including some novelties.

    • Speedy Racing Team Sebah Turn Into Rebellion Racing:

      Speedy Racing Team Sebah have announced today a rebranding of their team for the 2010 season. The Anglo/Swiss team will now be known as Rebellion Racing in deference to their main partner, Rebellion time pieces and race two Lola LMP1 Coupes in 2010.

    • Loeb Closer to a Ride with Peugeot:

      Last week saw Peugeot Sport organise a test session with the 908 HDi FAP at the new Motorland circuit in Aragon, Spain. The drivers present at this test were Sébastien Bourdais, Marc Gené, Franck Montagny, Alexander Wurz and Sébastien Loeb.

    • News in Brief for 02 December:

      On the brief today is - will Abu Dhabi be part of the Le Mans Series Calendar, will Eco Racing race, VdeV and Porshce GT3 Challenge race updates.

    • News on Highcroft, Wurz and Callaway!:

      News on Highcroft, Wurz and Callaway!

    • A News Update from the USA and Europe:

      The Formula Le Mans Champ tests for Oreca, Grand Am could-be drivers looking around, Kolles and a Peugeot update makes up today's news.

    • The Le Mans Series Announces Evolved Regulations:

      Motor sport racing advances thanks to regulations which are alive and change as years go by, adapting to new technologies and enforcing others. Just like the backbone of an organism which grows and changes with the years, with the times.

    • Sportscar News from Around the World:

      News from all round the world today, including Trans Am, ALMS, LMS and Porsche racing from Australia.

    • A News Update on Le Mans and the Le Mans Series:

      Today we have a new addition to the 2010 Le Mans Series field, changes in TV for the ACO, and more!

    • The Weekend's Racing Round Up:

      More from the weekend in sports and touring car racing events including Australian V8 Supercars, Classic Adelaide, Formula Le Mans Winter Series and the Vallelunga 6 Hours.

    • 29 Auto Selections for the 2010, 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      The Le Mans 24 Hours, the Petit Le Mans, the Le Mans Series in the United States, Europe and Asia and the winner of the Michelin Green X Challenge make up the races, championships and trophies, which give an official selection for next year's Le Mans 24 Hours. As all the 2009 season's championships throughout the world have now finished, here follows the official list of the 29 teams invited.

    • A Deal Imminent on a Private Peugeot???:

      Feedmesportscars has received some new information on who might be running the private Peugeot 908 this year at Le Mans.

    • News from the LMS, GT Racing in the UK and Testing:

      News today from the Le Mans Series, GT racing from the UK and testing from Portugal.

    • Good News for Sportscars on the Way? + More!:

      Today we catch up with some driver movements, plus more from from the world of ACO racing!

    • Formula Le Mans to Race with LMS in 2010:

      FORMULA LE MANS is a genuine racing nursery and the "first step" towards endurance racing as such the Automobile Club de l'Ouest hold it dear and has granted the entrance to the "LE MANS SERIES" endurance races.

    • The Latest Manufacturers News and Rumour!:

      In the latest round of gossip and 2010 plans, we can update you on what BMW, Toyota and Peugeot may do, along with a strange piece of news from Porsche.

    • JAS To Compaign 2 Acura LMP2 Cars in Europe:

      Thanks to a well-established relationship with Honda Performance Development, Honda America's motorsport department, JAS Motorsport is developing a programme to contest the European Le Mans Series with one or two ACURA ARX-01b LMP2 sportscars next year. The programme will culminate with the most prestigious race in the world: the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • New Cars, Awards and an Annual all on Offer!:

      It's time to get your Christmas shopping done (or just a gift for yourself!) underway with some great gifts. Plus a new car and an award in today's article!

    • Aston Martins, Speedy Racing, A Green Match and More:

      It seems that the ACO world is keeping up with the news as we head towards the end of the year. Here is a selection of the news and opinion from the last few days.

    • The Internet Rumour Roundup:

      It has been a while since we updated you on all the rumour and gossip as to what could be happening in 2010 and beyond. So here is a quick update. You can decide what is fact and what is not...

    • The 2010 Le Mans Series Calendar Begins to take Shape:

      The 2010 season is taking shape. As of today, we can announce three dates and three circuits:

    • Danny Watts Signs Long Term Deal with Strakka:

      The Aylesbury-born driver joined Strakka at the beginning of 2009, and has raced for the squad in this season's Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours. His debut for the team at Barcelona in April included a stunning pole position start to Round 1, and he has consistently been one of the fastest drivers in the championship.

    • The Changes in Detail to the 2010 ACO Rules:

      As planned, the ACO is being more specific about its 2010 regulations, regarding the aerodynamics of the LMPs, and more particularly, the front bodywork.

      On the occasion of the 2009 “24 Heures du Mans”, the ACO promised to meet the constructors at regular intervals before proposing its regulations.

    • ACO Clarifies LMP and GT 2010 Regulations:

      On Tuesday, 6th October, the ACO held a meeting in Paris to which were invited those constructors involved, or who could become involved in the 24 Heures du Mans, and in the series which are run under the same rules (ALMS, LMS, Asian Le Mans Series).

    • Group C Manufacturer, Tiga is up for Sale!:

      http://RacecarsDirect.com are offering the unique opportunity
      to acquire the entire business, including manufacturing rights,
      etc, of Tiga Race Cars Ltd.

    • Silverstone: Aston Claim Titles after a Solid Home Race:

      Silverstone, 13 September, 2009. Aston Martin Racing is crowned the 2009 Le Mans Series champion claiming the Team and Driver titles 50 years on from Aston Martin winning the World Sportscar Championship in 1959 with the DBR1.

    • Silverstone: A Debut Win for the Oreca 01:

      The Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM has scored that elusive victory! For the first time, the ORECA 01 took the chequered flag in first place only 5 months after its initial shakedown. Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre were on the pace straight away, and put on a superb show to overcome strong opposition led by Aston Martin. After setting pole, and thanks to a flexible strategy decided by the technical team, the 2 drivers scored their maiden win in the Le Mans Series after a suspense-filled race. It is ORECA's first victory as a constructor, and is great preparation for the Petit Le Mans - and the future !

    • Silverstone: Great Driving but Bad Luck for Pescarolo Duo:

      What Jean-Christophe Boullion did at the wheel of the Pescarolo-Judd during the 1000 km of Silverstone will remain as a milestone in the history of endurance racing. The problem was basically simple : in order to win the Le Mans Series championship, it was necessarry for the Pescarolo-Judd to win the race whereas for the Aston Martin, leading the championship after the Nurburgring, to finish no better than sixth. Still, on the starting grid, the Aston was on the front row meanwhile the Pescarolo was on the last one ! 40 cars were in between Jean-Christophe Boullion and Stephan Mucke on a circuit where overtakings are difficult.

    • Silverstone: Another Podium for Spyker to End the Year:

      Although the team started this morning from ninth position on the fourteen car GT2 grid, both Jarek Janis and Tom Coronel fought their way to the front of the field to finish in a strong second place. It is the second time in a row that SNORAS Spyker Squadron finishes on the podium. In the previous round, the 1000 km of the Nurburgring, the team also finished in second place.

    • Silverstone: RML Ends a Tough Season on a High:

      RML AD Group has endured the most difficult season in a seven-year sportscar racing programme, but 2009 has ended on a high after Thomas Erdos, Mike Newton and the team's Lola Mazda recorded a long overdue podium in the final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone.

    • Silverstone: A Very Good Weekend for Speedy/Sebah:

      The weather was mild all weekend long in England for the last round of the 2009 Le Mans Series at Silverstone, and even though clouds appeared in the sky on Sunday morning, they didn't prevent SPEEDY RACING TEAM SEBAH from standing on the podium for both of their cars.

    • Le Mans Series Final Championship Standings:

      Le Mans Series Final Championship Standings

    • Sivlerstone: Oreca Wins the Battle, Aston Martin Wins the War:

      The race has been tough and exciting till the end, but there was no dramatic reversal of the standings in the final round this year, whatever the classes, as all the favorites clinched the title.

    • Silverstone: Race Results:

      Silverstone: Race Results

    • Silverstone: Warm Up Times:

      Silverstone: Warm Up Times

    • Silverstone: Oreca Takes Pole as Pescarolo Crashes:

      Team Oreca-Matmut AIM made a strong come back and posted the best time. The French team had decided not to enter the race at Nürburgring and so lost all chances for the title, but would like to end the season on a high note as a reward for the hard team work, as Nicolas Lapierre explained: “The practice sessions went well and the balance was getting better and better. Our package works well here and we want to finish the race tomorrow. It would be good for us to take the victory because we have been trying to win since the beginning of the season, but traffic and reliability will be key factors tomorrow.”

    • Silverstone: Qualifying Times:

      Silverstone: Qualifying Times

    • Silverstone: Practice 3 Times:

      Silverstone: Practice 3 Times

    • Silverstone: Practice 2 Times:

      Silverstone: Practice 2 Times

    • Silverstone: Practice 1 Times:

      Silverstone: Practice 1 Times

    • Silverstone: Entry List:

      Silverstone: Entry List

    • Silverstone: The Final Round Brings the Title Decider:

      Only a few contenders can still clinch the title after the race at Nürburgring, and even if the gap has increased between the competitors, Audi demonstrated last season that you have to fight till the end and that a happy ending can sometimes happen.

    • 'Red 5' Returns to Motorsport!:

      Motorsport fans are in a frenzy of excitement ahead of this weekend's Le Mans Series finale, '1000km of Silverstone', when F1 legend and UK World Champion Nigel Mansell will return to the competitive arena to race a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S.

    • Nurburgring: Spyker Return to the Podium:

      SNORAS Spyker Squadron took a brilliant second place in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring this afternoon. Despite starting from the back of the grid Spyker regular drivers Jarek Janis (CZE) and Tom Coronel (NLD) secured for the second time a podium place in the German Le Mans Series round.

    • Nurburgring: A Podium Lockout for Aston Martin:

      The 007 Gulf liveried LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Toma' Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mucke (DE) finished first, recording their second win of the season and fourth podium finish from four races.

    • Nurburgring: Quifel ASM Take P2 Victory:

      Miguel Pais do Amaral and teammate, France's Olivier Pla, today won a clear victory in the 1,000 Km race at Nurburgring, at the wheel of Portugal's Quifel ASM Team Ginetta-Zytek 09S, putting them just one point away from winning the title in the LMP2 category of the Le Mans Series Championship with just one more race to go, at Silverstone on 13th September.

    • Nurburgring: Pure Domination from Aston Martin:

      Aston Martin Racing fully achieved its goal: the British team scored as many points as possible and could take the lead of the series thanks to today's victory. Indeed, the pre-race four-point gap could seem very hard to fill and victory was the only option today to keep the team chances alive for the title chase, and obviously, the team used the necessary resources to achieve its goal. No less than three cars raced this weekend and will race at Silverstone, the last round of the season, which shows how important the title is for Aston Martin Racing.

    • Nurburgring: Race Results:

      Nurburgring: Race Results

    • Nurburgring: Warm Up Times:

      Nurburgring: Warm Up Times

    • Nurburgring: Aston Martin Dominates Qualifying:

      Three Lolas-Aston Martin will start from the first and second row tomorrow! The goal is clear for Aston Martin Racing this weekend: the Britons aim to secure as many points as possible in their championship chase. The team is currently second in both Drivers and Team standings, four points behind Pescarolo Sport. Had they not changed the engine after the qualifying session at Spa, the squad would only be short by two points, as the drivers of the # 007 Lola-Aston Martin climbed on the podium three times in a row, but only once on the first step.

    • Nurburgring: Qualifying Times:

      Nurburgring: Qualifying Times

    • Nurburgring: Practice 3 Times:

      Nurburgring: Practice 3 Times

    • ACO Announces Future Regulations:

      In accordance with the undertakings given after this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, and to enable manufacturers to have more time to prepare for the coming season, the ACO, today, unveils the 2010 Le Mans regulations. An update inspired by two main criteria: stability and consultation.

    • Nurburgring: Practice 2 Times:

      Nurburgring: Practice 2 Times

    • Nurburgring: Practice 1 Times:

      Nurburgring: Practice 1 Times

    • A Lap of the Nurburgring with Stefan Mucke:

      Nurburgring, 21 August, 2009. "The Nurburgring circuit is a pleasure to drive, I know the short version really well from my time in DTM and I tested here soon after the Le Mans 24 hour race with the Aston Martin LMP1 car.

    • Drayson Racing Moves to the Prototype Ranks:

      LONDON - Paul, Lord Drayson and Elspeth, Lady Drayson proudly announce Drayson Racing's move to the pinnacle of motorsports; the Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) division. Drayson Racing will debut its British built Judd V10-powered Lola B09/60 racing car - commonly known as the "Lola Coupe" - in the 12th Annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, 22-26 September, 2009. The move signifies Drayson Racing's serious motorsport intentions and focus on using the sport as a catalyst to advance environmental technologies.

    • Nigel Mansell to Return to the Cockpit at Silverstone:

      British motor racing legend Nigel Mansell will return to the international motorsport arena next month, when he races a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S in the Le Mans Series finale at Silverstone.

    • Nurburgring: Entry List:

      Nurburgring: Entry List

    • Le Mans Series Points After Round 3:

      Le Mans Series Points After Round 3

    • Algarve: Ginetta-Zytek Leads All LMP2 The Way In Portugal:

      The Ginetta-Zytek entered by local team Quifel-ASM totally dominated the LMP2 class of the 1,000km do Algarve, which finished in the early hours of this morning. The 3.4-litre GZ09S driven by Olivier Pla and Miguel Amaral led the class virtually from start to finish and set fastest lap, having already been the quickest in qualifying and in three practice sessions. Rarely can there have been such a display of supremacy in endurance racing.

    • Algarve: JMW Take their First Class Victory:

      JMW Motorsport fought with all their might after an early set back in the third round of the 2009 Le Mans Series at Portimao, Portugal to take their first ever team victory and the LMGT2 Championship lead.

    • Algarve: A Podium for Aston Martin:

      Portugal, 2 August, 2009. The 007 Aston Martin LMP1 car of Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ) and Stefan Mucke (DE) finished second, securing a place on the podium at the Algarve 1000 kilometres in Portugal.

    • Algarve: Disappointing End in Great LMS 1000 km for Spyker:

      Dutchman Tom Coronel started today's 1000 km race from the back of the grid as a result of missing the qualification yesterday. The team took their time to replace an engine that failed in the third and last free practice session and therefore missed qualifying. Although the SNORAS Spyker Squadron drivers Tom Coronel and Jarek Janis did really well in the race, less than an hour before the finish they had to give up due to an engine failure whilst running in fourth position and only 55 seconds behind the Ferrari F430 running in third.

    • Algarve: A Positive Race for RML:

      RML AD Group racing in Algarve 1000 kms. Photo: Marcus Potts / CMC Several minor delays curtailed what was still RML AD Group's best result of the season in Round 3 of the Le Mans Series on Saturday night. Tommy Erdos drove a blistering opening stint to work through from 32nd on the grid to challenge for second in LMP2, but during Mike Newton's middle stint in the RML Lola Mazda the car picked up a strange vibration, and in the final stages of the race a coolant leak and electrical issues added to the time lost.

    • Algarve: Podium finish for the Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM:

      After its excellent qualifying performance, the Team ORECA-Matmut's aim was to play a leading role in the Algarve 1000kms, and the team fought at the front during the race. At the wheel of no.10, Bruno Senna and Tiago Monteiro finished third giving the ORECA 01 its first podium. In no.11, Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre had the potential to win. They suffered a technical problem that cost them almost 4 laps, and then the two drivers made an incredible comeback and saw the flag in fourth place, 3 laps behind the leader.

    • Algarve: Pescarolo Shines in the Portuguese Night!:

      The Portimao race track has all the character of an old British or American track. There are twists, turns and elevation changes everywhere, making this track alike a tarmac rollercoaster. All of the drivers heaped praise on the new circuit, and it brought us some brilliant racing.

    • Algarve: Race Results:

      Algarve: Race Results

    • Algarve: Warm Up Times:

      Algarve: Warm Up Times

    • Algarve: Oreca Takes Closely Fought Pole:

      The brand-new circuit of Algarve was only completed late last year. Blind corner entries and abrupt changes of elevation are key elements of this track so drivers who could adapt quickly were at an advantage early on.

    • Algarve: Qualifying Times:

      Algarve: Qualifying Times

    • Algarve: Practice 2 Times:

      Algarve: Practice 2 Times

    • Algarve: Practice 1 Times:

      Algarve: Practice 1 Times

    • Algarve: Entry List:

      Algarve: Entry List

    • Jouanny to Race for WR in Portugal:

      One Frenchman will replace another on WR/Salini's WR/Zytek. Indeed, Brunce Jouanny will reinforce the team formed of Philippe and Stephane Salini for the 1000 Km of Algarve, replacing Tristan Gommendy, held back by another race in England.

    • Luc Alphand Update:

      The news is good, his back operation went well and « Lucho » was able to return home to Serre Chevalier 10 days ago to continue his convalescence. We are sure that his excellent physical condition will allow him to overcome this difficult phase with few after effects.

    • Fonsi Nieto with the Q8 Oils Hache Team in Algarve:

      The Spanish motorbike driver, Alfonso Nieto, better known as Fonsi, is starting a new career this year in the Le Mans Series races. The ex-champion of Spain in 125cc and winner of many 250cc World Championship races (he was even vice-champion in 2002) is now taking on four wheeled machines!

    • Michelin Teams Top 100,000 Miles In 24 Hours Of Le Mans Race:

      In the world of research and development, some days are more productive than others. Few, if any, days can match the scope of Michelin’s efforts in the world’s biggest race, the recent 24 Hours of Le Mans (June 13-14, 2009) where the 41 Michelin technical partner entries in the 55-car starting field racked up a staggering 101,153 miles during the actual race.

    • RUMOUR; LM24 - Will Spyker Move to GT1???:

      It has emerged that Spyker may move from GT2 to GT1 with the new rules and the 2010 GT1 World Championship.

    • Gallery: Memories of Corvette:

      The Corvette factory reign in the top class of GT racing came to an end a couple weeks ago at Le Mans. While they will still have customer teams in GT1 and will race in GT2, we thought it was appropriate to remember the mighty C5.R and C6.R as run by the the General Motors factory via Pratt & Miller. The cars raced in the GTS category and the GT1 category, beginning in 1999. In 2000 Pratt & Miller took over the operation of the cars. The rest is history with the team winning
      multiple ALMS titles, multiple Le Mans wins and an overall win at the Daytona 24

    • Luc Alphand Seriously Injured in Off Road Accident:

      GT Racer, Luc Alphand has been injured while competing in the Rand'Auvergne motorcycle rally.

    • Peter Hardman to Hand Over the Reins of Strakka Racing:

      Professional racing driver and entrepreneur Peter Hardman has confirmed that he is making plans to hand over the reins of Strakka Racing. Peter is in negotiations to sell Strakka Racing to an undisclosed buyer.

    • LM24: More Team and Driver Recaps:

      LM24: More Team and Driver Recaps
      Kolles Racing
      Julian Jousse
      Guillaume Moreau
      Pierre Ehret

    • LM24: The Time Cars Spent in the Pit Lane:

      LM24: The Time Cars Spent in the Pit Lane

    • LM24: Porsche Race Recap:

      ATLANTA - June 13 -- While the Porsche RS Spyder is just a memory in North America, it was certainly alive earlier today at the checkered flag for the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the iconic LMP2 sports prototype captured its second Le Mans class win in two tries thanks to the Danish customer team of Casper Elgaard, Kristian Poulsen, and Porsche factory driver Emmanuel Collard.

    • LM24: Ferrari Race Recap:

      An extraordinary result for the F430 GT at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: four Berlinette from Maranello on the first four places in the GT2 class at the end of the oldest and most prestigious endurance race in the world. Car number 82 from the Risi Competizione Team, driven by Jaime Melo, Mika Salo and Pierre Kaffer, was the first of the cars from Ferrari crossing the line -- this was the 18th overall position with 328 laps driven.

    • LM24: Teams Recaps pt2:

      LM24: Teams Recaps pt2
      Pescarolo
      Oak
      RML
      Zytek

    • LM24: Teams Recaps pt1:

      LM24: Teams Recaps pt1
      Drayson
      Team Modena
      Michelin
      Brembo

    • LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt3:

      LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt3
      Karim Ajlani
      Yann Clairay
      Marino Franchitti
      Patrick Long

    • LM24: Benoit Treluyer Survives Massive Shunt:

      It's shortly after 4am when Pescarolo Sport's Peugeot 908 HDI FAP is the victim of a serious accident on the run down towards La Chapelle, just before the S-bends of Tertre Rouge. The extremely violent impact leaves the car completely destroyed. Rescue teams are quickly on the scene and begin extracting Benoit from the cockpit, although the Frenchman has not lost consciousness. After being taken to the track's medical centre, he would be released two hours later miraculously unharmed, save for his bruised pride.

    • LM24: Dravid Brabham Race Report:

      Sunday 14 June 2009, UK; David Brabham proudly took a place in the annals of Le Mans 24 Hours history with his first overall race and LMP1 victory, finally gifting Team Peugeot Total the coveted spoils on home soil and ending an era of Audi domination at Le Mans.

    • LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt2:

      LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt2
      Paolo Ruberti
      Stuart Hall
      Harold Primat
      Olivier Pla

    • LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt1:

      LM24: Driver Post Race Recaps pt1
      Xavier Maassen
      Darren Turner
      Guy Smith
      Oliver Gavin

    • LM24: The Strakka Race:

      LM24: The Strakka Race
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours

    • LM24: ALMS and LMS Reacps:

      Corvette Racing, Risi Competizione and Patron Highcroft Racing's David Brabham were the big winners from the American Le Mans Series at the 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette ended its GT1 reign with a sixth class win, Risi repeated in GT2 and took two podium spots, and Brabham scored a long-awaited overall victory in the world's greatest race.

    • LM24: Risi's GT2 Class Winning Race:

      LM24: Risi's GT2 Class Winning Race
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours

    • LM24: Oreca's Race:

      LM24: Oreca's Race
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours
      Quotes

    • LM24: A Brief Race Recap:

      One hour before the end of the 77th edition of Les 24 Heures du Mans there was just as much agitation, excitement and uncertainty as at the start of this legendary race that marked the end of Audi’s nine years of dominance.

    • LM24: A Pre-Race Gallery:

      Practice and qualifying has been run and won at the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. Normally we would have had a more of our Le Mans fix by now, however without the test day, we have had to wait longer. So here is just a sample of what has been going on at Le Mans so far...

    • LM24: Corvette's Last GT1 Hurrah:

      LM24: Corvette's Last GT1 Hurrah
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours

    • LM24: Tiago Monteiro's Race:

      LM24: Tiago Monteiro's Race
      1st stint
      2nd stint
      Race recap

    • LM24: IMSA Performance Matmut Race Recap:

      LM24: IMSA Performance Matmut Race Recap
      8 Hours
      16 Hours

    • LM24: Flying Lizard Motorsports Race Recap:

      LM24: Flying Lizard Motorsports Race Recap
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      15 Hours and Retirement

    • RUMOUR: LM24 - Is Renault on their Way Back???:

      With the announcement of the new rules for ACO racing and the shenanigans in F1 at the moment, there are rumours that Renault could return to endurance racing.

    • LM24: Peugeot's Winning Story:

      3 Hours
      6 Hours
      9 Hours
      12 Hours
      15 Hours
      18 Hours
      21 Hours
      24 Hours

    • LM24: The Race According to Spyker:

      LM24: The Race According to Spyker
      5 Hours
      19 Hours
      24 Hours

    • LM24: Audi's Race Recap:

      LM24: Audi's Race Recap
      Post race recap
      Post race quotes
      #2 retirement notes

    • LM24: The Recap of Aston Martin's Return to the Top Flight:

      LM24: The Recap of Aston Martin's Return to the Top Flight
      3 Hours
      6 Hours
      9 Hours
      12 Hours
      15 Hours
      18 Hours
      21 Hours
      009 Retires
      24 Hours

    • LM24: Final Class Results:

      LM24: Class Results

    • LM24: Final Results:

      LM24: Final Results

    • LM24: After 24 Hours:

      The situation after 24 hours

    • LM24: After 23 Hours:

      The situation after 23 hours

    • LM24: After 22 Hours:

      LM24: After 22 Hours

    • LM24: After 21 Hours:

      The situation after 21 hours

    • LM24: After 20 Hours:

      The situation after 20 Hours

    • LM24: After 19 Hours:

      The state of play after 19 hours

    • LM24: Standings After 18 Hours:

      LM24: Standings After 18 Hours

    • LM24: After 18 Hours:

      The situation after 18 hours

    • LM24: After 17 Hours:

      The situation after 17 hours

    • LM24: After 16 Hours:

      The state of play after 16 hours

    • LM24: After 15 Hours:

      The state of play after 15 hours

    • LM24: After 14 Hours:

      The state of play after 14 hours

    • LM24: After 13 Hours:

      The state of play after 13 Hours

    • LM24: Standings After 12 Hours:

      LM24: Standings After 12 Hours

    • LM24: After 12 Hours:

      The state of play after 12 hours

    • LM24: After 11 Hours:

      LM24: After 11 Hours

    • LM24: After 10 Hours:

      The state of play after 10 hours

    • LM24: After 9 Hours:

      The situation after 9 hours

    • LM24: After 8 Hours:

      The state of play after 8 hours

    • LM24: After 7 Hours:

      The state of the race after 7 hours

    • LM24: Standings After 6 Hours:

      LM24: Standings After 6 Hours

    • LM24: After 6 Hours:

      The state of play after 6 hours

    • LM24: After 5 Hours
    • LM24: After 4 Hours:

      LM24: After 4 Hours

    • LM24: After 3 Hours:

      The state of the race after 3 hours

    • LM24: The Start in Detail:

      The start at 3pm sharp under the official Rolex clock confirmed the strength of two Peugeots (Franck Montagny with the #8 car and Petro Lamy with the #7). Behind them, Allan McNish who was in front line along Franck for the start is now third. Five minutes after the start, three Peugeots pulled into the lead as Wurz managed to pass McNish, now in fourth.

    • LM24: The Second Hour:

      The notable items from hour 2...

    • LM24: The First Hour:

      A recap from the first hour...

    • LM24: Warm Up Times:

      LM24: Warm Up Times

    • LM24: Outstanding Performance for Peugeot and Sarrazin:

      Stéphane Sarrazin, driving the #8 Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP has qualified for a third consecutive pole position in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The Frenchman, gave a shining performance at the very end of tonight's session, after gaining pole position in 2007 and 2008.

    • LM24: Notes After Qualifying:

      LM24: Notes After Qualifying

    • LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2
      Aston Martin
      Oreca
      David Brabham
      Guy Smith

    • LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3:

      LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Porsche

    • LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      LM24: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1
      Corvette
      Flying Lizards
      Risi
      Drayson

    • LM24: Combined Qualifying Times:

      LM24: Combined Qualifying Times

    • LM24: Qualifying 1 Times:

      LM24: Qualifying 1 Times

    • LM24: Q&A With Romain Dumas:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans – Romain Dumas contests the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2001. On June 13 and 14 the Frenchman experiences a premiere in his ninth race: Dumas tackles the track for the first time in a diesel prototype on the Le Mans début of the Audi R15 TDI. In the interview the 31-year old Frenchman explains to what extent he must relearn the 13.629-kilometer track in the Audi and what is important.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: David Brahbam and Marino Franchitti:

      The listing of storied motorsport names at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year is a long one. David Brabham and Marino Franchitti are firmly entrenched among the most popular at Le Mans this year, particularly among the legions of British fans who annually attend the event. Brabham, driving a factory Peugeot 908 HDi, and Franchitti, in Drayson Racing's Aston Martin Vantage GT2, are well aware and appreciative of the significance and meaning of Le Mans in racing.

    • LM24: ACO Looking for Common Ground with Teams:

      The ACO is organising a meeting with the entrants to find common ground

    • LM24: Practice 1 Team Recaps pt2:

      LM24: Practice 1 Team Recaps pt2
      Peugeot
      Aston Martin
      Zytek

    • LM24: Practice 1 Team Recaps pt1:

      LM24: Practice 1 Team Recaps pt1
      Corvette
      Drayson
      Risi
      Flying Lizard

    • LM24: Audi Wins Appeal but Peugeot Protest:

      Following the protest lodged by Team Peugeot Total, the Sporting Stewards of the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours have decided "not to uphold the protest". The team was notified of this decision at 23.33 on Wednesday, June 10.

    • LM24: Practice 1 Times:

      LM24: Practice 1 Times

    • LM24: Practice Notes of Interest pt2:

      LM24: Practice Notes of Interest pt2
      Peugeot #9 blows a clutch
      Joao Barbosa crashes the #16 Pescarolo
      Rollcage problems for Luc Alphand
      JLOC has issues

    • LM24: Practice Notes of Interest pt1:

      Situation at 1 Hour
      Situation at 2 Hours
      Situation at 4 Hours
      Situation at 5 Hours

    • LM24: Oak Preview:

      12 months after finishing on the LMP2 podium at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the new look OAK Racing returns to the scene of its most famous result hoping for a similar outcome in 2009.

    • LM24: Peugeot Explain the Protest Against Audi:

      At 10.35am today, Wednesday June 10, 2009, and in compliance with Article 29.2 of the specific regulations of the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, Team Peugeot Total lodged a protest with the Race Director and the President of the Sporting Stewards of the Le Mans 24 Hours concerning the entrant Audi and the non-compliance of the three Audi prototypes with the ACO’s 2009 technical regulations.

    • LM24: Spyker Squadron Preview:

      Last Friday the SNORAS Spyker Squadron exchanged their base in Holland for the ‘Circuit de la Sarthe’ just South of Le Mans, France, for their participation in the most gruelling races of all; the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Dutch team has been invited by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) to enter one Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R in the 24 hour race. The car will be driven by Spyker Squadron Le Mans Series-regulars Tom Coronel and Jarek Janis. The pair will be accompanied by 2009 LMP2 winner Jeroen Bleekemolen.

    • LM24: 2009 Promises to be an Action Packed Event:

      Les 24 Heures du Mans is a thrilling 24-hour non-stop race that takes place at the 13.629 kilometre Circuit de la Sarthe, a track about twice the length of most F1 circuits that is located about 200 kilometres southwest of Paris. The annual race attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators and this year is likely to be no exception.

    • LM24: Q&A With Allan McNish:

      No driver can appreciate the significance and drama of the 24 Hours of Le Mans more than Allan McNish. The ever-popular Scot and Audi Sport star returned to the top step of the famed podium last year after a decade of heartbreaks and near-misses. Only days before he attempts a repeat in tandem with Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello in the new Audi R15 TDI, McNish talks about the hype preceding this year’s race, going back a decade with Toyota and his lasting images of the 24 Hours.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: Jorg Bergmeister and Seth Neiman:

      Jörg Bergmeister and Seth Neiman are together again at Le Mans this weekend in Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. They are teaming with Darren Law in one of the deepest GT2 fields seen at Le Mans, nothing new for a team that won the American Le Mans Series GT2 title last year. Flying Lizard debuted at the 24 Hours in 2005 with a GT2 podium finish. Bergmeister and Neiman would like to get back there this year, preferably on the top step.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: Dominik Farnbacher:

      It has three years since Dominik Farnbacher burst onto the Le Mans scene with one of 2006's strongest performances on one hand but certainly the heartbreak of the year - all the same race. He was consistently the GT2 class' fastest driver in Farnbacher Racing's Porsche 911 GT3 RSR that suffered broken gearshift while leading in the race's final hour. Now a constant figure in the American Le Mans Series with Panoz Team PTG, the young German will pilot a Ferrari F430 GT for Hankook-Team Farnbacher in GT2.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: Pierre Kaffer:

      Already this year Pierre Kaffer has helped Risi Competizione recapture the GT2 championship at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Now can he help the Houston-based team do the same at the 24 Hours of Le Mans? Kaffer will rejoin Jaime Melo and Mika Salo in one of the team's two Ferrari F430 GTs in the world's most famous auto race, a year after the German finished third in GT2 as Ferrari swept the podium.

    • LM24: Drayson Preview:

      LE MANS, FRANCE- The 24 Heures du Mans holds a poignant place in the heart and mind of even the most casual observer. It is a special race that transcends cars and drivers to reach mythical status; an event of which dreams are made. The dream will be realised 13-14 June as Drayson Racing makes its debut appearance in the grandfather of all sports car races. In an all-British driver line-up, teaming behind the wheel of the No. 87 Drayson Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT2 will be Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK), Jonny Cocker (Guisborough, Yorks, UK) and Marino Franchitti (London/Edinburgh, UK). Dale White (Bozeman, MT, USA) will manage the Official Partner Team of Aston Martin Racing (AMR) to what he hopes will be his third LM GT2 class victory at Le Mans.

    • LM24: Record Breaking Ginetta-Zyteks at Le Mans:

      The Ginetta-Zytek teams entered for this weekend's Le Mans 24-hour race
      will be breaking records in more ways than one. As at last month's Spa
      1,000km, no fewer than five Zytek prototypes will be on the grid, the
      highest number of Repton-built cars ever to start the world's most
      famous endurance race. Driving one of the two Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1s
      will be Nigel Moore who, at 17 years 5 months old, will be the youngest
      British driver ever to compete here.

    • LM24: Team Oreca Preview:

      Shortly after the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours; Group ORECA began concentrating their efforts on the 2009 event with one objective: move up to the next level in the "Le Mans Endurance Challenge". In order to compete with the top manufacturers they developed the ORECA-01, the first prototype ever to be entirely developed in Signes!

    • LM24: Audi Looking for Victory Number 9:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans -- Logical lightweight construction, downsizing, efficiency and the best possible aerodynamics -- the same subjects which currently occupy the brains of the automobile industry development departments are also key elements in the 24 Hours of Le Mans held for the 77th time on the weekend of June 13/14.

    • LM24: Corvette Racing Aims for Sixth Le Mans Title in Final GT1 Race:

      LE MANS, France, June 5, 2009 -- Corvette Racing has unfinished business at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The most successful team in American Le Mans Series history has won its class five times in the classic 24-hour French endurance race (2001-02, 2004-06), establishing Corvette as a global performance icon. Now after runner-up finishes in Le Mans in 2007 and 2008, Corvette Racing is focused on winning its sixth Le Mans title at the immense Circuit des 24 Heures on June 13-14.

    • LM24: Brabham Returns to LMP1 as he Attempts to Take Outright Honours:

      David Brabham, two-time Le Mans GT1 winner, is aiming for his third consecutive class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours, 12-14 June 2009. Brabham makes his return to LMP1 at the 8.4 mile Circuit de la Sarthe for first time since 2003, presenting the opportunity to capture his first win in the category at the wheel of the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.

    • LM24: Benoit Treluyer Preview (he's in a diesel!):

      Frenchman Benoit Treluyer spends most of his year in Japan, racing in the Formula Nippon and Super GT series, but is now back on home ground and ready to drive the Pescarolo Sport Peugeot 908 HDi FAP at the Le Mans 24 Hours next week. He tested the car recently at Magny-Cours with his team-mates Jean-Christophe Boullion and Simon Pagenaud and the Normandy-based driver is now making his final preparations ahead of a race which has a very special place in his heart.

    • LM24: Stephane Gregoire Preview:

      Paris, May 28th 2009 -- On June 13th and 14th 2009, Stephan Gregoire will be back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a C6.R LM GT1 corvette with the Luc Alphand Aventures team. He has recently been selected to co-drive LAA car No. 72 with Luc Alphand and Patrice Goueslard at the 77th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • LM24: A-Z of Risi:

      A...American Le Mans Series. Our racing home from home.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: Chris Dyson:

      The surroundings will be familiar even if the team is not for Chris Dyson next week at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the first time since 2004, Dyson will drive in the world’s greatest auto race, this time with RML in a Mazda-powered Lola coupe - just as he does in the American Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class for his Dyson Racing team. Although he has participated at Le Mans once, Dyson is well aware of the significance and mystique it holds on both competitors and fans.

    • LM24: Voices of Le Mans: Wolf Henzler:

      For the second consecutive year, Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler will compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Team Felbermayr-Proton in a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Like many Le Mans rookies, last year’s American Le Mans Series GT2 champion was swept up in the magnitude and scope of the world’s greatest auto race. A fifth-place GT2 finish made his first experience that much more memorable. This year, the Farnbacher Loles Racing regular will drive with Marc Lieb (the pair was second in class at Miller Motorsports Park) and Richard Lietz.

    • Audi and Peugeot - A Battle for the Ages:

      Twice round the clock. The fight for victory will be between two manufacturers. Audi vs Peugeot.

      One has a record and a reputation to uphold and one as the promise to fulfil – both are desperate and committed to victory.

    • LM24: Aston Martin Goes Back to the Future:

      Gaydon, 4 June 2009. The 77th Le Mans 24 Hours marks a milestone in the history of Aston Martin as the iconic sports car manufacturer celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first win at Le Mans.

    • LM24: Saying Goodbye to Corvette GT1:

      Just because he has competed in two American Le Mans Series events this year doesn’t mean things aren’t busy for Johnny O’Connell (and for that matter, anyone at Corvette Racing. On the contrary, it has been one of the more productive pre-Le Mans periods the team has undertaken in several years.

    • LM24: Guillaume Moreau Shifts to OAK Racing Team Mazda for Le Mans:

      Guillaume Moreau will share the OAK Racing, Team Mazda France #35 LMP2 Pescarolo-Mazda with Matthieu Lahaye and Karim Ajlani at the Le Mans 24 Hours, in what will be his third participation in the iconic event at La Sarthe.

    • LM24: Stuart Moseley Joins Barazi Epsilon Zytek for Le Mans:

      Stuart Moseley, (31, St Ives, Cambs , UK ) is set to drive the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race in the same Barazi-Epsilon Zytek 07s as last year. This will be the Loughborough born driver’s fourth consecutive Le Mans assault. 2008 saw the team finish fifth in the LMP2 class, equalling Stuart’s previous best result. The team line up includes Juan Barazi, as last year, with French driver Roland Berville completing the line-up.

    • LM24: Peugeot Optimised for Le Mans Success:

      After the disappointment which followed its unsuccessful bid to win the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours with the 908 HDi FAP, which stood out as endurance racing's best car, Peugeot Sport has not eased up in the slightest. Twelve months on, it returns to the French classic even stronger thanks to the invaluable additional experience it has gained during its build-up to this year's competition. Having been able to focus solely on the race, the team goes into the 2009 event feeling composed and confident. That said, surprises are always possible in such an unforgiving contest as Le Mans, an event with a unique blend of human emotion and technical prowess which all manufacturers dream of winning one day, and the legend of which has been forged by countless dramatic turnarounds.

    • LM24: Aston Martin Lines Up for a New Challenge:

      Gaydon, 3 June 2009. Aston Martin's debut in the LMP1 class at Le Mans this year coincides with a number of rule changes -- posing another challenge to the British team as it gears up for its campaign at the La Sarthe circuit on the 13-14 June.

    • LM24: Darren Turner Preview:

      The countdown has begun and the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours is now just ten days away. Darren Turner returns to the scene of his two class victories as part of Aston Martin's LMP1 squad, competing for the outright win in what is arguably the world's most famous motor race.

    • Preparation is the Key to Le Mans:

      The numbers from Le Mans grow more and more staggering each year. On a circuit that measures 8.3 miles, the average lap speeds for prototypes are in excess of 150 mph. And the winning Audi R10 TDI raced for 381 laps and more than 3,220 miles in a 24-hour span. Yes, it’s the ultimate test of both man and machine.

    • Le Mans: Entry List:

      Le Mans: Entry List

    • LM24: The Rolex Precis of the 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      In just two weeks time the Circuit de la Sarthe, just south of Le Mans, France, will once again be overtaken by motorsport teams, media and fans in anticipation of the 24 Heures du Mans 2009. Considered to be the oldest endurance race in the world, this prestigious 24-hour non-stop automobile spectacle is set to begin this year on Saturday, 13 June at 15:00 CEST, regardless of weather conditions.

    • Gavin Prepares for the 24:

      Northamptonshire’s Oliver Gavin has been a busy man over the last four weeks. A personal best time of 3 hours and 10 seconds in the London Marathon, a hectic test and development schedule for Corvette Racing’s new GT challenger in North America, and an appearance discussing jet lag on the recent BBC1 documentary “10 Things You Need To Know About Sleep”.

    • LM24: Audi Finalises Driver Combinations for Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt – The three driver teams with which Audi Sport Team Joest will tackle the 77th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 13/14 have been confirmed.

    • LM24: Creation Announces Driver Lineup:

      The Villecresnes native joins the recently confirmed Jamie Campbell-Walter (Scotland) and Vanina Ickx (Belgium) completing the trio for the Anglo-American team, and will make his 4th start at La Sarthe circuit having previously campaigned the race in Courage LMP2 and Porsche GT3 machines.

    • LM24: LNT Ginetta Announce Driver Lineup:

      Ginetta will be making its debut at Le Mans this June, driven by in-house squad Team LNT. The previous Le Mans GT2 winners are hoping to repeat their 2006 success with a three strong team of driving talent including Team Principal Lawrence Tomlinson and Ginetta Managing Director Richard Dean. The pair will be joined by rising Ginetta star Nigel Moore to race the Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1.

    • Le Mans 24: 24 Good Reasons To Be There!:

      Out of the 82 entry forms received by the ACO 55 cars remain, many of which are contenders for outright victory, as well as for honours in each category: 20 LM P1s, 12 LM P2s, 6 LM GT1s, 17 LM GT2s. This is a spectacle not to be missed - for many good reasons!

    • Spyker In Pre Le Mans Test:

      After a well deserved fourth place at Spa-Francorchamps the team immediately continues to work on their Le Mans 24 Hours preparations. With only three weeks to go before the most gruelling race starts the team grabs the opportunity to test the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R once more at Monza, Italy.

    • Le Mans: JMW Motorsport Announces Driver Lineup:

      JMW Motorsport will be represented by one of the strongest driver line-ups at Le Mans this year with the announcement that regular driver Rob Bell will be joined by Andrew Kirkaldy and Tim Sugden for the prestigious 24 Hour race taking place on 13-14th June 2009.

    • ALMS Best and Brigthest Race to Le Mans:

      With the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix now in the proverbial rear-view mirror, a select group of American Le Mans Series drivers and teams can now turn their attention to the pinnacle of motorsport – Le Mans.

    • Aston Martin Announces 3 Car Team and Additional Drivers:

      Racing has recruited three new drivers to run a trio of Gulf-liveried LMP1 cars at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, which marks the 50th anniversary
      of Aston Martin's first victory at La Sarthe in 1959.

    • IPB Spartak Withdrawals Entry:

      Withdrawal of the IPB Spartak Racing team's Lamborghini Murcielago (LM GT1)

    • Spa: Race Recaps Pt4:

      Spa: Race Recaps Pt4
      Pescarolo
      RML
      Team Modena
      Olivier Pla

    • Le Mans Series Points After Round 2:

      Le Mans Series Points After Round 2

    • 31 Entries for the Asian Le Mans Series:

      The initial aim of 30 entries minimum has already been exceeded for the first two Asian Le Mans Series meetings in Okayama and Shanghai. The ACO is delighted about this, and the club is harvesting the fruits of its painstaking preparation.

    • Le Mans and Nurburgring 24 Hour Races offer New Prize:

      For the first time in their history the two major endurance races in Europe have decided to join forces and have come up with an exceptional idea: the awarding of a new Trophy and a new double ticket priced at 99 euros to enable its buyers to attend the Nürburgring 24 Hours (23rd/25th May) and the Le Mans 24 Hours (13th/14th June).

    • Spa: Post Race Recaps pt3:

      Spa: Post Race Recaps pt3
      Peugeot
      Aston Martin
      Zytek
      Darren Turner

    • Spa: Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Spa: Post Race Recaps pt2
      Strakka
      Quifel ASM
      OAK Racing
      Guy Smith

    • Spa: Post Race Recaps pt1:

      Spa: Post Race Recaps pt1
      Spyker
      Drayson
      Simon Pagenaud
      David Brabham

    • Spa: Peugeot and Porsche Come Back with a Bang:

      With its mixture of long straights, fast corners and varying gradients, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit ranks as one of the most technically challenging circuits visited by the Le Mans Series but is a firm favorite with drivers, teams and fans alike.

    • Spa: Race Results:

      Spa: Race Results

    • Spa: Warm Up Cancelled, but Sun Comes Out for the Race:

      The warm up, initially scheduled at 8.30 this morning, is cancelled because of the frog.

    • Spa: Team Peugeot Total Springs into Life:

      Unlike Barcelona, today's qualifying session did not result in a big surprise in the LMP1 class, as Team Peugeot Total snatched pole and second position under overcast weather conditions.

    • Spa: Qualifying Times:

      Spa: Qualifying Times

    • Spa: Practice 2 Times:

      Spa: Practice 2 Times

    • Spa: Brown and Simonsen Set the Qualifying Pace:

      Seventeen-year-old Daniel Brown confounded his elders yet again at Spa-Francorchamps today, securing pole position for round three of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship with a virtuoso qualifying performance on the Belgian Grand Prix circuit.

    • RUMOUR: LM24 - A Ferrari Return???:

      With F1 having a steely resolve to destroy themselves, rumours have emerged that Ferrari could be on their way back to the top flight of sportscar racing.

    • Spa: Within a Thousandth:

      We promised you some surprises for the week-end…you know that we never lie! The proof is that, from the first free practice session, the results are…amazing. The Oreca AIM n°11, driven by Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre, scored the exact same time as the Peugeot n°9 (with Marc Gené, Alexander Wurz and David Brabham) in the thousandth near!

    • One moment with...Bruno Senna!:

      This morning, while the teams were unpacking in the paddock of Spa-Francorchamps, we could spent some special time with Bruno Senna and talk to him about his commitment in the Le Mans Series, about him racing in Belgium this weekend and about his future. You will find selected extracts below.

    • Spa: Practice 1 Times:

      Spa: Practice 1 Times

    • Spa: Entry List:

      Spa: Entry List

    • Flying Lizards Reveal Le Mans Plans:

      April 30, 2009 -- Sonoma, Calif. -- Flying Lizard will campaign the team's No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for its fifth consecutive 24 Heures du Mans, June 13-14 at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. The team received an invitation to compete in the historic event after winning the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 team championship.

    • Spa: Peugeot Prepares for Le Mans:

      Peugeot has chosen the ultra-fast circuit of Spa-Francorchamps – where the best lap posted by the N°7 908 in 2008 represented an average speed of almost 210kph – to fine-tune its preparations for its prime objective of the 2009 season, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Ayari and Monteiro Join Oreca for Le Mans:

      Hugues de Chaunac now has his commando for the Le Mans Challenge! Bruno Senna and Stéphane Ortelli, the drivers of the no.10 ORECA 01, will team up with Tiago Monteiro for the Le Mans 24 Hours. Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre will be joined in no.11 by Soheil Ayari in the Sarthe. Tiago and Soheil are a couple of excellent recruits who will back up the usual Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM driver pairings this coming June.

    • Vitaphone Racing Withdraws from Le Mans:

      The Vitaphone Racing Team has officialised its withdrawal, as it was unable to find an agreement with Porsche to run an RS Spyder in LM P2 in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. Thus, the German team will not be present at the compulsory free practice session on 10th June.

    • Bugatti: Test Times:

      Bugatti: Test Times

    • Bugatti: Day 2 Recap:

      If yesterday looked like a warm-up session, today the teams have moved on to real business on the Bugatti circuit for the second day of testing, where the spectators could admire the rehearsing cars in bright sunshine.

    • Bugatti: Day 1 Recap:

      Quality trumps quantity! This is certainly the case at today's test session on the Bugatti circuit in Le Mans, a place so steeped in history that you can almost taste it in the air. Although only a few teams are participating, there has been no shortage of excitement on the track throughout the three classes.

    • An Interview with Patrick Dempsey:

      Let's find the interview of Patrick Dempsey, the famous "Grey's Anatomy" Docteur Sheperd , who drove for ht very first time in Le Mans.

      The actor was quite nervous but very happy of this experience. He explains how its role of motorsport driver is important in his life. Read the interview.

    • LNT Shakedown their New Zytek:

      Yorkshire based Team LNT renewed their acquaintance with Ginetta-Zytek machinery today, running their new GZ09S for the first time at a sunny Snetterton. Team LNT have enjoyed considerable success with Zytek Engineering in the past, finishing 2nd in LMP2 at the 2007 Silverstone LMS round and enjoying a stint in the overall lead of the 2008 Petit Le Mans (PLM) before eventually finishing 4th in LMP1 at the American flagship event.

    • Bugatti: Entry List:

      Bugatti: Entry List

    • Spa: Dempsey to Race, Changes at Kolles:

      We just received the confirmation: Patrick Dempsey, famous for acting Dr Shepherd in the soap Grey's Anatomy, will participate this week-end in the official Le Mans Series Tests on the Bugatti Circuit, joining Don Kinch on the Ferrari F430GT no. 78 from the Team Seattle - AE.

    • Further Performance Restrictions for Diesel Cars:

      Analysis of the performances of the diesel-engined and petrol-engined prototypes after the Sebring and Barcelona races showed that the diesel-engined cars still enjoyed an advantage. In order to guarantee the equivalence between the different engines, the ACO, in keeping with its undertakings, has decided to impose adjustments on diesel-engined prototypes from the Spa-Francorchamps race onwards

    • Catalunya: Podium for Simonsen to Kick Start his Season:

      With all the talk of doom and gloom throughout the race industry, it was a wonderful relief for the Danish Aussie sportscar ace Allan Simonsen to finally get back into a serious championship – the 2009 Le Mans Series (GT2 Class).

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Verstappen to Race with Pescarolo???:

      Rumours have emerged regarding Jos Verstappen's participation in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Spa: Peugeot to Enter 2 Cars:

      Following March's 12 Hours of Sebring, Team Peugeot Total is continuing its preparations for the Le Mans 24 Hours and, as announced at the pre-season presentation in February, the second phase of the programme will take the squad to Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

    • Drayson Racing Signs Marino Franchitti for Le Mans 24 Hours:

      LE MANS, FRANCE - April 8, 2009 - Drayson Racing is leaving no stone unturned in its first year effort at the 24 Heures du Mans. The Official Partner Team of Aston Martin Racing has signed star sports car racer Marino Franchitti (Edinburgh/Windsor, UK) to anchor full-season drivers Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK) and Jonny Cocker (Guisborough, Yorks, UK) in the No. 87 Drayson Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT2 for the sports car classic. Team Manager Dale White (Bozeman, MT, USA) and Aston Martin Racing (AMR) technical directors have also outlined a vigorous test and development schedule in advance of the 77th running of the French 24 hour event on 13-14 June.

    • Le Mans Series Points After Round 1:

      Le Mans Series Points After Round 1

    • Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt4:

      Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt4
      Lola
      Quifel-ASM
      Strakka

    • Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt3:

      Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt3
      Aston Martin
      Zytek
      Speedy Racing Team Sebah

    • Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt2:

      Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt2
      Audi
      Drayson
      JMW

    • Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt1:

      Catalunya: Team and Driver Race Recaps pt1
      Spyker Squadron
      Darren Turner
      Matteo Bobbi
      Thomas Biagi

    • RML Revel their Charity for 2009:

      RML Group is delighted to be able to announce a new partnership with international medical research charity Spinal Research. RML will work to help raise the charity’s profile and has pledged to help increase donations during the next 12 months.

    • Gallery: The Best Pictures from March:

      March saw the Le Mans Series official tests and, importantly, the 12 Hours of Sebring. We saw a fantastic race between Peugeot, Audi and Acura and while some the diesel/petrol equivalency came under dispute yet again, we were witness to a great race, one where Audi showed its supremacy. We also saw the finale of GT1 category at the Sebring event. A small series in Australia also held its first round. iRace round 1 was held at Morgan Park and we got hold of a couple of pictures - just for something different.

    • Catalunya: Aston Martin Racing leads the Spanish Armada!:

      No less than seven teams could have won the race in Spain today, emphasizing just how competitive the 2009 Le Mans Series season should be. IPB Spartak Racing returned to form, Aston Martin Racing was back on top, Racing Box scored their first victory in the class, and Team Felbermayr-Proton clinched their best result for a while.

    • Catalunya: Race Results:

      Catalunya: Race Results

    • Catalunya: At 3 Hours:

      The Pescarolo n°17 is leading the race, ahead the Aston Martin n°007 and the Courage-Oreca n°11 (driven by Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre) and which operated a spectacular recovery.

    • Catalunya: An Incredible First Hour!:

      We are living some incredible developments here, since more than one hour: the Aston Martins shoot off ahead the Strakka which was in pole position, but at this time, the leader of the category is the Pescarolo n°16 driven by Jean-Christophe Boullion.

    • Catalunya: Warm Up Times:

      Catalunya: Warm Up Times

    • Catalunya: Benjamin Leuenberger Swaps to Spyker for the Race:

      SNORAS Spyker Squadron driver Tom Coronel will be joined by Benjamin Leuenberger in the 1000 km race tomorrow. Swiss driver Benjamin Leuenberger will replace Jarek Janis after he suffered from an old neck injury. Spyker Squadron team management decided it was better for Jarek not to drive.

    • Catalunya: Viva Strakka!:

      You expected a big surprise? Here it is! The track record lap-time was not broken this afternoon, but the chase was really awesome. A brand new car and a brand new team are on pole and it seems that we are in for a tough and exciting race tomorrow.

    • Catalunya: Qualifying Times:

      Catalunya: Qualifying Times

    • Catalunya: Practice 2 Times:

      Catalunya: Practice 2 Times

    • Catalunya: Practice 1 Times:

      Catalunya: Practice 1 Times

    • Catalunya: Friday Notes:

      For the second time, the five-race Le Mans Series season kicks off at Barcelona. With 43 sportscars on the grid, the fight should be tough throughout the four classes.

    • Epsilon Euskadi Withdraw from Le Mans:

      The Epsilon Euskadi-entered Epsilon Euskadi-Judd is the second withdrawal among the 55 cars invited to take part in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, and will not be present at compulsory free practice on 10th June.

    • Catalunya: Bruno Senna to Kick Off Endurance Career:

      Bruno Senna’s motor racing season will officially start this Friday when he get into the Courage-Oreca LC70 prototype for the Catalonian 1000 Km free practice. The Brazilian driver will line up for Oreca team along with veteran Stephane Ortelli in the opening round of the Le Mans Series. The 205-lap race is scheduled to Sunday.

    • Catalunya: Late Driver Changes Coming into Round 1:

      Few changes in the Le Mans Series list of competitors. There have been a few recent changes in the llist of competitors of the 1000Km de Catalunya.

    • Audi Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans Lineup:

      Ingolstadt/Stuttgart – The Audi driver lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is complete: by signing Timo Bernhard (28/Germany) and Romain Dumas (31/France) Audi managed to engage two absolute endurance specialists for the most important sports car race of the year.

    • Gigawave Withdraw from 2009, 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      The ACO has been notified of the first withdrawal among the 55 entrants invited to take part in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. The Gigawave Motorsport Ltd Aston Martin DBR9 will not be present at free compulsory practice on 10th June. The British team has decided to concentrate all its energies on the homologation of the new Nissan GTR as well as its race programme.

    • Catalunya: Larbre Competition Confirms Driver Lineup:

      Larbre Competition has announced Steve Zacchia, Roland Berville and Sébastien Dumez as its driver line-up for the Barcelona 1000kms on 5 April.

    • Catalunya: Spyker Ready for 2009 Season:

      Spyker Squadron opens its Le Mans Series GT2 championship campaign at the F1 Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, this weekend. The 1000 km of Catalunya marks the first time the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R will race this season. Spyker will again compete in the five round Le Mans Series championship and, in June, in the famous and most gruelling race of all: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. As announced earlier, Dutchman Tom Coronel will share the wheel with the Czech race talent Jarek Janis.

    • Calatunya: 46 Cars for Opening Round:

      Le Mans Series come on strong for their second visit to the Catalan track, with no less than 12 LMP1s, 16 LMP2s, 4 LMGT1s and 14 LMGT2s!

    • Speedy Racing Team Sebah Test Summary:

      SPEEDY RACING - TEAM SEBAH is taking part in a two day test on the Algarve circuit, home of the third round of the 2009 Le Mans Series.

    • Wonderful Debut for Biagi in Lola at Misano Test:

      Misano, March 25th, 2009 - Team Racing Box halted its tests on Misano Adriatico's racing circuit yesterday. The stop came prematurely because of the rain. This session was set in preparation for the Les Mans Series's opening act, which will be held on April, 5th, in Barcelona.

    • Catalunya: Entry List:

      Catalunya: Entry List

    • Pagenaud Joins Peugeot's Reserve List:

      Having contested the ALMS with Acura since 2008, Poitiers-born Simon Pagenaud has joined Peugeot Sport's official line-up. His test programme will begin in the coming weeks with a view to him replacing Sebastien Bourdais alongside Montagny and Sarrazin for the 1,000km of Spa-Francorchamps (May 8-10). The same weekend, Bourdais will be taking part in the fifth round of the Formula One World Championship at Barcelona in Spain.

    • Senna Confirmed at Team Oreca:

      Bruno Senna will mark his official start of this year's racing program with a new challenge. The Brazilian ace will compete in Catalonian 1000 Km, the opening round of the Le Mans Series scheduled for Montmelò circuit (Barcelona) on 3/4/5 April.

    • Bruce Jouanny to Drive for Pescarolo in 2009:

      Bruce Jouanny has been awarded one of the coveted drives at Pescarolo Sport
      for the 2009 Le Mans Series Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • PHOTOS: The Audi R15:

      # Audi launches new LMP1 racing sports car
      # New TDI engine and many innovative approaches
      # Race debut on March 21 at Sebring (USA)

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Who Will Race for Kolles Audi???:

      With the Le Mans Series official testing over and the first race is just around the corner, details about the Kolles Audi R10 effort are starting to emerge.

    • Aston Martin Racing Debuts new LMP1 Car at Paul Ricard Test:

      Paul Ricard, 9 March 2009. Following weeks of intense preparation Aston Martin Racing ran its new LMP1 cars for the first time at the Le Mans Series test held at the Paul Ricard Circuit in France on 8/9 March.

    • Zytek Begins LMS Season in Impressive Style:

      Quifel-ASM topped the LMP2 timesheets with its Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 at the first Le Mans Series test of 2009, proving to be nearly a second faster than the next in class. The Portuguese team completed 1,500 kilometres of the Paul Ricard High Technology Test Track, whilst also performing a scheduled engine change on the first day.

    • RML Test Summary:

      RML Lola-Mazda at Paul Ricard. Photo: Marcus Potts/CMC Following on from the confirmation on Friday (March 6th) that Chris Dyson would be the third driver in RML AD Group's Lola-Mazda Coupe for Le Mans 2009, the team took a very disciplined approach to the ACO's official Le Mans Series test at the Paul Ricard circuit.

    • Strakka Racing Upbeat after Paul Ricard Test:

      Racing's trio of drivers, Peter Hardman, Nick Leventis and Danny Watts, came away from the official ACO Le Mans Series test at the Paul Ricard circuit feeling very positive about the outcome. The team's new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S took part in four out of the five available sessions, and emerged consistently third or fourth fastest in LMP1.

    • Quifel ASM Team fastest team in LMP2 class:

      9th March, 2009 -- The Ginetta-Zytek 09s of Portugal's Quifel ASM Team made its mark this weekend in the LMP2 class in the first two days of official tests of the Le Mans Series that took place on the Paul Ricard track in France.

    • Drayson Racing Makes Le Mans Series Debut at Paul Ricard Test:

      LE CASTELLET, FRANCE, March 8, 2009 - Following a winter of preparation, Drayson Racing made its Le Mans Series debut, and in fact its motorsports debut, today at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France.

    • Spyker Squadron Strong in Official Le Mans Series Test:

      Le Castellet, 10 March - After earlier tests at Papenburg and Vallelunga Spyker Squadron yesterday tested their Laviolette GT2R in 2009 specifications at the High Tech Test Track (HTTT) Paul Ricard. As Tom Coronel (NED) was racing in the first WTCC round in Brazil, Spyker Le Mans Series driver Jarek Janis (CZ) was accompanied by Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED) whom will join the pair later this year in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Jarek Janis Ends Test With 3rd Fastest in Class:

      Team Snoras Spyker Squadron entered new Le Mans Series season at official test days held at Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet (08-09/03/2009). Two of three team's drivers, Czech pilot Jarek Janis and his Dutch colleague Jeroen Bleekemolen got an opportunity to test the brand new blue and yellow Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R. Both drivers gradually improved their times and at the final test session on Monday afternoon they achieved third place in LMGT2 class.

    • Oreca Prove Pace in Pre Season Test:

      The no.10 Courage-Oreca covered its endurance simulation while no.11 brought its development programme to a successful conclusion.

    • Darren Turner Acquaints Himself with the Aston Martin LMP1:

      Darren Turner declared himself happy with progress yesterday after completing the first test in the car he will race at this year's Le Mans 24 Hours: the Aston Martin LMP1 car. As the Aston Martin Racing team prepares for an assault on the Le Mans Series and the big race itself, Darren, and his team-mates debuted the two new cars at the Paul Ricard circuit on Sunday.

    • OAK Racing Test Summary:

      Following the confirmation by the ACO of its two invitations to the Le Mans 24 Hours, OAK Racing-Team Mazda France launched its technical programme for the first time at the two-day Official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard. The Nevers-based team used the test to give a first roll-out out to its Dunlop-shod Pescarolo-Mazda LMP2 car.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Bruno Senna to Race for Oreca???:

      As the Official Test Sessions come for the Le Mans Series, the rumour mill is also starting to heat up.

    • The Le Mans Series Test Times:

      The Le Mans Series Test Times

    • Oreca Paces the Field as a Surprise Pace Setter in GT2 Emerges:

      · Number 11 Team Oreca Matmut-AIM of Olivier Panis and Nicolas Lapierre sets fastest times in all four Le Mans Series test sessions at the Paul Ricard HTTT test track

    • Michelin's Success and the Micheilin Green X Challenge:

      In line with its commitment to constant self-renewal, Michelin will rise to new challenges at the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Le Mans Series endurance races. The 2009 season features stricter rules with regard to tire changes, as well as new teams, new cars and an ever-greater focus on environmental issues.

    • Le Mans Series - A Green Caring Series:

      "Green Washing" is fashionable / Le Mans Series has always favoured "Green Caring"

      Motorsport has a function, an aim: that of making technological progress and applying the evolutions to everyday cars. Endurance is based on an essential rule:

      DRIVING FURTHER, CONSUMING LESS

    • News From the Le Mans Series Test:

      Bruno Senna takes his Endurance first steps in the Le Mans Series
      Endurance is a family business!
      3 500 spectators: a successful test!

    • Audi Officially Launches R15:

      Ingolstadt – AUDI AG is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to develop a "second” generation diesel racing sports car. Audi aims to underline its supremacy and consolidate its expertise in car technology once more at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans with the all-new Audi R15 TDI

    • The Entry List for Paul Ricard Tests:

      The last brush strokes have been given to the liveries, the stickers have been affixed, the teams get their reflexes back...everybody is in the starting blocks for this new season!

    • Chris Dyson Joins RML for Le Mans:

      Ahead of this weekend's official ACO Le Mans Series test at the Paul Ricard circuit at Le Castellet in southern France, RML AD Group is pleased to confirm that Chris Dyson will be joining the team's driver line-up for this year's Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Portugal's Migual Ramos Joins Aston Martin Racing:

      Aston Martin Racing has added Portuguese driver Miguel Ramos to its LMP1 line-up for 2009. Ramos will join Aston Martin Racing Works drivers, Jan Charouz (CZ), Tomas Enge (CZ), Stefan Mücke (DE), Harold Primat (CH) and Darren Turner (GB).

    • Didier Theys Announces His Retirement as Driver:

      SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 2 - Didier Theys, one of the most successful and popular endurance sports car drivers on either side of the Atlantic, today announced his retirement as a professional race car driver.

    • Spyker Squadron and Jeroen Bleekemolen Team Up for Le Mans:

      Completely inverse to the economic downturn a record breaking 82 teams applied to enter a car in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next June. Based on previous results, the Le Mans organising Automobile Club de l’ Ouest (ACO) already nominated 15 cars last January. The remaining 40 positions for the 77th edition of the 24 hour race were presented by the ACO to the teams and international motor sport press presented last Thursday in Paris.

    • Strakka Racing Heading for Le Mans:

      Only four weeks after announcing the team’s bold decision to move up from GT1 to race a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S in LMP1, the news that Strakka Racing’s entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours has been accepted by the ACO brought both delight and relief to the Silverstone-based outfit.

    • The 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry List:

      The ACO have announced the 2009 entry list for Le Mans.

    • Pescarolo Comments on Racing with Peugeot:

      The List of Invitations for the Le Mans 24 Hours, as announced by the ACO (Automobile Club de l'Ouest), revealed a well-kept secret: in order to strengthen its strategy for the conquest of a victory in Le Mans, Peugeot Sport decided to entrust a Peugeot 908 to Pescarolo Sport.

    • 55 Cars Invited for Le Mans:

      The greatest Le Mans 24 Hours have always been the theatre of thrilling battles between works cars, and the 77th event is no exception to the rule. There will be 3 manufacturers at the start: Aston Martin, Audi and Peugeot with a total of 12 cars all out for victory. You dreamed it: it’ll happen at Le Mans!

    • Bouchut Joins Full Speed Racing for Le Mans Series:

      Full Speed Racing has completed the signing of sportscar superstar Christophe Bouchut to drive their Saleen S7R in the Le Mans Series.

    • Luc Alphand Aventures WILL Return To Defend GT1 Crown:

      After an exceptional 2008 season -five podiums and two victories in five races - the LMGT1 title winner is back in the race.

    • Team Essex Aiming for the Le Mans P2 Crown:

      Team Essex will be returning to Le Mans this year. After having won three driver titles in the Danish Touringcar Championship, numerous team titles and taken second place in last year's 24 hour Le Mans race as well as finishing second in the Le Mans Series, Team Essex will be returning to the European circuits aiming for a Le Mans win.

    • ECOSpeed To Race with Dome in 2009:

      Newly founded Team ECOSpeed, based in Lugano, Switzerland, is ready to challenge the established competitors in Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, selected events of American Le Mans Series, and, if the entry is accepted, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Strakka and Zytek Complete Test for New LMP1 Racer:

      The first test of the LMP1 Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S proved every bit as successful as that of its LMP2 counterpart the week before. Now, with more Zyteks appearing in the Le Mans Series than ever, the year looks particularly promising for the Repton-based operation.

    • Vergers Moves to GT2 and Virgo for 2009:

      This is the news of the day: Michael Vergers, the Dutch driver who drove the Barazi Epsilon's LMP2 in 2008, will be the spearhead of the Virgo Motosport team this season.

    • Larbre Set to Return to the Le Mans Series:

      Multiple champions Larbre Competition will return to the Le Mans Series with one of their GT1 Saleen S7Rs in 2009.

    • Jarek Janis Completes Spyker's Driver Lineup:

      After last week’s confirmation of Tom Coronel as a Spyker factory driver, Spyker Squadron today reveals Tom’s team mate for the upcoming race season: Czech talent and former Spyker Squadron pilot Jarek Janis will share the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R with Tom in the Le Mans Series and in the most grueling endurance race of all; the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Although both have raced the Spyker GT2 race cars before they have never shared a car in the past.

    • Danny Watts Joins Strakka for 2009 Season:

      Strakka Racing confirmed today that Danny Watts will join the squad's driver line-up for the full Le Mans Series season in 2009, co-driving the team's Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S alongside Peter Hardman and Nick Leventis. Pending confirmation of an entry, Danny will also be the team's third driver for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

    • Jarek Janis Spyker Test Summary:

      Jarek Janis passed really impressive return to racing car wherewith he raced in season 2007. Team Snoras Spyker Squadron invited him to test in Italian Vallelunga circuit. Young Czech spent two days behind the wheel in Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R. The former factory driver of team raced with Dutch car in Le Mans Series and in 24h Le Mans two years ago. Jarek shared about approximately 200 laps with Dutch Tom Coronel on track not so far from Rome.

      Tests came through in sunny wheather in temperature over 10 centigrades. There was return for Jarek to car of LMS after one and half year. Last he raced with Spyker 1000 km in Spa LMS in July 2007. During that time he had serious accident in famous corner Eau Rouge due to burst tyre and he injured his backbone.

      First time after his medication, he raced twice in autumn last year. He raced with Mercedes AMG DTM C-Klasse of Charouz Racing System team in Czech Touring Car Championship. Once in Automn Prix of Brno and second time in Epilog at Brno as well. He got always on podium positions. The most important was that Jarek fixed up. The same is true of Vallelunga.

      Jarek Janis: "The tests were really very interesting. Together with Tom Coronel we had two days of testing with newly modified Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R. Everything went well. The wheather was very important. We ran together about 200 laps. We shared half and half. I'm really happy that I felt perfectly. It just proved that medication of my backbone injured in Spa 2007, was successfull. We mainly tried newly modified back axletree of the car. I raced in the team in season 2007, in Le Mans Series and in 24h Le Mans but car has changed a lot since that time. It's much better than before. The instrument board is completely new as well. Team sent me the instrument board on photos by e-mail and I studied rigorously every single buton on it. I was pleased to meet Tom Coronel individually. He is very experienced and very kindly and opened guy. We discussed everything together and we agreed on almost everything. I would be glad not to test only with this team. I thank to team boss Peter van Erp that he invited me."

    • New Ginetta Zytek Proves Fast in Testing:

      The new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S proved particularly rapid during a second round of testing at the Autódromo do Estoril in Portugal last week. During three days of trials, Zytek Motorsport and the Quifel-ASM team worked on the development of the LMP2 version. The result, after over 2,000kms, indicated that, despite the new ACO regulations, the latest Ginetta-Zytek is going to be an even more potent racecar than its class winning predecessor.

    • First Run for New Ferrari:

      Team Modena took possession of their new Ferrari 430GT racecar yesterday when it was handed over at Ferrari's Fiorano test track and immediately put through a shake-down by the team.

    • West-Tec to Enter Formula Le Mans:

      Team West-Tec is delighted to announce the unveiling of an attack on the inaugural Formula Le Mans Championship in 2009.

    • Franck Montagny To Team With Peugeot At Le Mans 24:

      For the second year in a row, Franck Montagny will drive a Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP in the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours (13th and 14th of June). The French driver, who finished 3rd last year after a very good race, will compete before in the 12 Hours of Sebring, California (14th of March) and the 1000 Kilometers of Spa in Belgium (10th of May) where the Peugeot team will be preparing for the French classic.

    • Brabham Heads To Le Mans with Peugeot:

      Double Le Mans GT1 class winner David Brabham is set to return to the P1 category for the Le Mans 24 Hours 2009 race with Peugeot Sport, it was announced at a Paris press conference today, Monday 9 February. Brabham, who lives in Henley-on-Thames, will chariot the new-liveried Peugeot 908 HDi FAP in his bid to take his third consecutive Le Mans victory in the year that his father, Sir Jack, celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first Formula One World Championship crown.

    • Peugeot Announce Early 2009 Plans:

      Despite today's difficult economic context, Peugeot has chosen to pursue its different motor sport activities in 2009. These range from its high profile endurance racing programme to the promotion of its products through its various single-make series. The current crisis has led Peugeot's management to seek synergies within Groupe PSA Peugeot Citroen with the appointment of Olivier Quesnel at the helm of Peugeot Sport.

    • RUMOUR (A)LMS: What New Cars Could We Expect in the Future:

      We might be in the middle of a financial crisis and we might have grids that are smaller than we would like for 2009, but it is likely that the world will recover and these are just some of what we could expect when things improve (or earlier!).

    • Moulton Tests Peugeot 908:

      Following in the footsteps of Frenchman Dino Lunardi, who won the 2007 THP Spider Cup, it was this weekend the turn of the 2008 champion Simon Moulton to profit from the opportunity to sample the 908 HDi FAP at a special test at Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday, February 7.

    • RML Tests Lola at Snetterton:

      Sub-zero temperatures and overnight snow were not enough to deter RML AD Group from carrying out a first shakedown of the team's new Mazda-powered Lola B08/80 LMP2 Coupe. The two-day test at Snetterton was also an opportunity to finalise the car's revised livery for the 2009 season, with Mazda's distinctive corporate blue now a significant element of the familiar colour scheme.

    • Tom Coronel Joins Spyker:

      Tom Coronel will rejoin the Spyker Squadron, the works racing team of Dutch car sports Car manufacturer Spyker. Coronel will participate in the full race program of Spyker, which consists of the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 hour race. These races neatly fit in with Tom's program in the FIA World Touring Car Championship with SEAT.

    • Corvette Announces 2009 Driver Line Up:

      DETROIT -- Corvette Racing will have a new driver lineup for the 2009 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia will join defending ALMS GT1 champions Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance races. Marcel Fassler will be teamed with 2005-07 GT1 champions Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R in the three long-distance races. Canadian Ron Fellows, a member of Corvette Racing since its inception, will continue with the team in an advisory and ambassadorial role.

    • Lola to Build Aston Martin LMP1:

      Lola will supply LMP1 sportscars to Aston Martin Racing for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Series. The Huntingdon designed and built cars will be powered by a production based V12 Aston Martin engine and race in the evocative blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil.

    • Lola Reveal Changes to P2 Car for 2009:

      Lola Cars International Ltd today reveal the 2009 development updates to its LMP2 Coupe sportscar, which will see significant performance gains for this already successful design.

    • Quifel-ASM Test their New Zytek:

      Quifel-ASM took delivery of its new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S/2 LMP2 last week. The Portuguese team successfully completed a shakedown of its new car at the Autódromo do Estoril. The Ginetta-Zytek ran faultlessly for 78 laps of the Portugeuse track, completing over 320km.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - 2 Cars for Spyker:

      It appears that despite only entering one car for the Le Mans Series, Spyker will enter two cars for Le Mans.

    • 82 Entries Received for the 2009, 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      The Le Mans 24-Hours event is in rude good health and doesn’t mind admitting it! The ACO has received 82 entry requests for the 2009 race. Despite the quality of all these candidatures only 55 cars will line up on the starting grid.

    • The Le Mans Series Reveals a Full Entry List for 2009:

      There will be 49 cars carefully selected -12 LMP1s, 16 LMP2s, 4 LMGT1s and 17 LMGT2s-, which will take place all along the season on the 2009 Le Mans
      Series starting line. The grid is rich and varied with six makes in LMP1, ten in LMP2, three in LMGT1 and five in LMGT2. In addition, when the circuit capacity will allow it, some more cars, entered race-by-race, will enrich the grid.

    • Aston Martin to Fight for Overall Win at Le Mans:

      Gaydon, 27 January 2009. On the 50th anniversary of its outright win at Le Mans, Aston Martin will return to La Sarthe with two Works LMP1 cars bearing the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil.

    • Saulnier Racing Rebrands as OAK Racing:

      After two seasons under the supervision of new owner Jacques Nicolet, and following a string of impressive results in 2008, Saulnier Racing has changed its name to become OAK Racing*.

    • Le Mans Series Organisers Prepare for the 2009 Selection:

      When some people hasten to announce that motor sport is passing away due to the financial crisis period, the number and quality of the 2009 Le Mans Series entry forms received is the best proof they are definitely misled!

    • 15 Entries Confirmed for 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Out of the 29 cars automatically selected for the 2009 Le Mans 24-Hours qualifications, 15 have confirmed their participation. The 2009 field is already taking shape!

    • Strakka To Move To LMP1 in 2009:

      Strakka Racing have confirmed that they will move from GT1 to LMP1 in 2009.

    • Strakka Racing To Move to P1 in 2009:

      Silverstone-based Strakka Racing has confirmed an agreement with Ginetta-Zytek that will see the team competing in the Le Mans Series this season with a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S LMP1 chassis. The deal came about following a very successful track test in Spain towards the end of November, and means that Strakka’s regular driver pairing of Peter Hardman and Nick Leventis will be moving up into the top level of sportscar and endurance racing.

    • Customer Audi R10 To be Raced in 2009:

      Ingolstadt – The successful Audi R10 TDI is likely to appear again on European race tracks in 2009. While Audi will contest the 24 Hours of Le Mans as part of its factory commitment with the new R15 TDI in 2009, Dr Colin Kolles is planning to buy two Audi R10 TDI cars for his racing team. The privately fielded prototypes are planned to return to the venues of their greatest exploits in 2009: to the European-based Le Mans Series and to the 24-hour race at Le Mans, in which the Audi R10 TDI has not been beaten so far.

    • Audi Honoured for Best Teamwork:

      Ingolstadt -- In the 2008 season Audi won everything the brand had set its sights on: The Four Rings stood for the four victories in the DTM, the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series in Europe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in what has so far been its most successful racing season. Audi now received special recognition for its string of successes with the R10 TDI and the A4 DTM by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), an important organisation of the British motorsport industry.

    • More Entries for the Le Mans Series:

      While the rest of the motorsport world struggles with car counts, the Le Mans Series seems to be standing up to the pressure with the addition of two new cars to the 2009 grid.

    • Leo Mansell To Race in Le Mans Series:

      Team Modena Ferrari 430 GT2 Team Modena are delighted to today announce that Leo Mansell, son of 1992 Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell, will be one of the drivers in the team's LM GT2 Ferrari 430GT for the 2009 Le Mans Series - and the Le Mans 24-Hour race itself. Leo will share the new car with team regular Antonio Garcia, one of the world's leading GT drivers, with Nigel himself lending his experience from a lengthy and successful race career to the team's cause.

    • Porsche Announce 2009 Factory Drivers:

      ATLANTA - January 15 -- The driver line-up for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is now complete. A total of ten works drivers will contest various sports car and GT series around the world in the 2009 season, with five factory drivers having season-long assignments in the United States.

    • A Brief News Update for the Le Mans Series:

      A Brief News Update for the Le Mans Series

    • The Progress of Sportscar Drivers on Dakar:

      The Dakar is considered one of the hardest races in the world. This edition running from Argentina to Chile to Argentina is proving to be as hard as ever. Some of sportscars best are taking it on - so how are they going.

    • Rob Bell Targets the Triple in 2009:

      Rob Bell has secured drives with two top level teams for an assault on three 2009 sportscar titles – the FIA GT championship, the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours race. Bell, double Le Mans Series GT2 champion, will drive a Ferrari 430 GT2 racer with CRS Racing in FIA GT and contend with the same model of car with JMW Motorsport in the Le Mans Series and the Le Mans 24 Hours race.

    • Brabham Helps Worthy Causes at Autosport International Motorshow:

      Sportscar legend David Brabham seized a rare opportunity to meet his British fans at Europe’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, held at the NEC Birmingham (UK) 8-11 January. The British-born Australian double Le Mans GT1 class winner and former Formula One driver attended the show to fulfil his various ambassadorial roles, make appearances and raise £45,000 for charity.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Charouz to Race with Audi Engines???:

      It seems talk on Charouz's and Audi's future in the Le Mans Series has started for 2009.

    • Paul Drayson Announces Exciting 2009 Plans:

      Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK) officially announced the formation of Drayson Racing at today's Autosport International Show. Drayson Racing (DraysonRacing.com) will contest a select number of professional sports car racing events on three continents in 2009 including the three most prominent races in the American Le Mans Series

    • RML Wins Business of the Year Award:

      RML last night collected the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) Business Excellence Award for Business of the Year 2008. The award was a result of nominations from fellow MIA members who voted for companies they feel have achieved outstanding performances in their field over the last year.

    • 1949 to 1965: Eligible Years for the 2009 Le Mans Legend:

      The eligible years for the 2009 Le Mans Legend, the historic support race organised by Motor Racing Legends on the Saturday morning of the Le Mans 24 Hours, have been announced. This great historic event, on 13th June 2009, will be for cars built between 1949 and 1965.

    • Lola Cars Announce New Managing Director:

      Lola Group Executive Chairman, Martin Birrane, has today announced the appointment of Robin Brundle as Managing Director of Lola Cars International, the Huntingdon based racecar manufacturer and provider of services to the motorsport and automotive sectors.

Volume 8

    • 2009 Le Mans Series Information:

      The 2009 calendar has been announced and the rumours are heating up for the 2009 driver and team line up. So we thought this would be an ideal time to get our 2009 page underway.

    • Franck Mailleux Joins Signature Racing for 2009:

      Frenchman Franck Mailleux will compete for Signature on the Le Mans Series in 2009 as well as the Le Mans 24 Hours, where he will share the team's LMP1 Oreca-Judd with his compatriot Pierre Ragues.

    • Moreau Announces 2009 Plans:

      Guillaume Moreau's first season with the Luc Alphand Adventures team yielded a Le Mans Series title in LM GT1, and they have renewed their collaboration for 2009. The man from the Limousin region will drive the French team's Corvette C6.R and has a double objective: fighting for the FIA GT title and taking the battle to the works teams in the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Primat Goes Winter Training:

      Harold Primat Broadcast - Crans Montana hosts Pescarolo drivers' winter training camp for second successive year

      Crans Montana hosts Pescarolo drivers' winter training camp for second successive year

    • Mazda and Saulnier Racing Form Endurance Partnership:

      Following a strong 2008 season*, Saulnier Racing will expand their LMP2 sportscar program in 2009. The French team, based in Nevers, will run two Pescarolo LMP2 prototypes powered by AER developed-Mazda MZR-R engines, the 4 cylinder 2.0 Turbo powerplant, which made its debut in the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Mazda Automobiles France partners with Saulnier Racing.

    • Speedy Racing Team Sebah Confirm Expanded 2009 Program:

      Speedy Racing Team Sebah have confirmed their plans for 2009 which involve an expansion into the LMP1 category in the Le Mans Series.

    • Racing Box Confirms Exciting 2009 Plans:

      Many weeks back we brought you the rumour that Racing Box was to return to the Le Mans Series with a new car for 2009. The team have now confirmed their plans.

    • Brabham Collects BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy:

      David Brabham was awarded the BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy, sponsored by Gulf, on Monday 8 December during the British Racing Drivers’ Club Awards 2008 ceremony at the Café Royal, London. For the second year in a row, Brabham jointly collected the award with Aston Martin Racing teammate Darren Turner, as the highest-placed finishing British or Commonwealth drivers in a British car, following their double GT1 Le Mans 24-Hour class victory in the Aston Martin DBR9 #009.

    • Alex Davison Wins the 2008 Porsche Cup:

      ATLANTA - December 7 - Alex Davison from Australia, who won his first big professional race in the Porsche Supercup contest at the Indianapoils Motor Speedway in 2002, has earned the 2008 Porsche Cup, awarded the world's most successful private Porsche driver.

    • Recolouring Green - Sportscar's Environmental Push:

      Without a shadow of a doubt, sportscar racing led the green push in the motorsport world and made quite a few PR, competitive and positive business blows in 2008.

    • Le Mans Test Days Cancelled:

      The Automobile Club de l’Ouest always listens attentively to the manufacturers’ needs, and so in agreement with teams that may be invited to the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Club, remaining faithful to its firmly-held objective to reduce costs, has taken the decision to cancel the test day scheduled for 31st May 2009, and to rethink the format of the Le Mans Series events.

    • Loeb and Sarrazin Swap Cars:

      On the initiative of Peugeot Sport, Citroën Sport and Total, which is a partner of both teams, Sébastien Loeb and Stéphane Sarrazin were today given a chance to sample each other’s cars, namely the Citroën C4 WRC and the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP.

    • Audi Announces New R15 for Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt – In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM. Additionally, with the new Audi R8 LMS, Audi Sport offers for the first time a racing sports car specifically developed for customer use.

    • Strakka Tests Zytek at Valencia:

      Strakka Racing's driver pairing of Nick Leventis and Peter Hardman were in Spain last week for some early winter testing ahead of finalising plans for next season. The two drivers have shared the team's Aston Martin DBR9 this year in the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Series, as well as raced their BMW M3 GTR in ETCS and Britcar events. With all the scheduled races for 2008 now completed, the team has a number of key decisions to make in preparation for 2009.

    • The 29 Le Mans 24 Entrants Auto-Selected:

      As the races and championships whose results are taken into account for the automatic selections for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours have finished, 29 entrants have been invited out of the 55 at the start.

    • Nine ALMS Teams Among Early Le Mans Invitees:

      Eleven entries and nine teams from the American Le Mans Series received automatic invitations to next year's running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest announced the first 29 entries for the June 13-14 endurance classic, the most prestigious race in the world.

    • Team Modena Moves to GT2 with Ferrari in 2009:

      Team Modena are delighted to today announce the first of their 2009 race campaigns to be unveiled, the team entering a Ferrari F430 GT in the LM GT2 category of the Le Mans Series and, entry permitting, the Le Mans 24-Hour race itself. Having won three out of five LMS races in the GT1 category this season, hopes are high the team can continue that form into 2009.

    • Pescarolo Celebrates a Positive Season at the Awards Night:

      The traditional Awards Ceremony closing the 2008 LMS Championship took place in Paris on last Saturday 15 November. All the Very Important Persons of the Endurance world met for what certain journalists called a "serious" evening!

    • Official Statement from the Brabham Family:

      Ferndown, Dorset, November 20, 2008: The Brabham family would like to absolutely and categorically state that the range of cars and accessories being publicised under the Brabham name at the Essen Motor Show 2008 and on global websites, has nothing to do with the Brabham family, or its long and respected motor racing heritage, in any way. It is clear to us, as it must be to the whole world, what these people are trying to do. In our opinion, it is a clear case of using our name, our history and our success, without the backing of the Brabham family.

    • The ACO Regulations for 2009 And 2011:

      The 2009 set of regulations defined by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest has already come out; it contains the technical regulations for all entrants in the LM P1 and LM P2 prototype categories and LM GT1 and LM GT2 grand touring car categories.

    • Barwell Motorsport to Enter LMS, FIA GT3 in 2009:

      British GT/sportscar team, Barwell Motorsport, is returning to European competition in 2009, having spent this season contesting the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The former British GT Champions operated under the banner of ‘Drayson-Barwell’ in the 2008 ALMS, as part of its joint venture with driver Paul Drayson. The Surrey-based outfit, which is an official partnership team of Aston Martin Racing, spent the season honing the new Aston Martin Vantage GT2 into a competitive proposition against world class opposition in the US.

    • Audi Celebrates Most Successful Motorsport Season:

      Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm – Four rings, four wins. The end of season party at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most successful motorsport season in the company’s history. Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler and Michael Dick, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Technical Development, emphasised the importance of motorsport for the brand.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - F1 Team Manager to Enter Customer Audi???:

      After the Swiss Spirit's aborted attempt at running a private Audi engine in a Lola, it appears that the Le Mans Series could see another customer Audi effort.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - An Update on the Charouz/Aston Martin Situation:

      New details have emerged regarding the sale of the Aston Martin Lola cars that we published a few days ago.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Racing Box, A Further Update:

      Last month we bought you the story that Racing Box could be entering the Le Mans Series in 2009 with a different car.

    • RML Confirm Mazda Engine for 2009-10:

      RML’s LMP2 sports prototype programme has been one of the most successful of the last five years, with back-to-back victories in the Le Mans 24 Hours, and the class title in the Le Mans Series in 2007. Co-drivers Mike Newton and Thomas Erdos have established an excellent reputation as the driving line-up to beat in LMP2, especially at Le Mans, and for seven years the team has championed the motorsport heritage of iconic British marque MG.

    • Stephane Sarrazin to Trade Paint with WRC Rally Champ Sebastien Loeb:

      Peugeot Sport, Citroën Sport and Total, which partners both operations, have taken the joint initiative of organising a special event that will see star drivers Sébastien Loeb and Stéphane Sarrazin share their respective experience and cars for a day.

    • Le Mans 24 Hours Counterfeit Clothing, A Record Haul!:

      The ACO has just won a major victory in its battle against counterfeit goods by having 13,000 counterfeit products worth a total of 200,000 euros seized and destroyed.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Has the Financial Crisis Taken Another Scalp???:

      The Charouz Aston Martin Lola Coupes have been advertised for sale on the website www.racingcars24.com.

    • AIM Chooses Oreca Over Creation:

      Japanese engine supplier, AIM has ended their four year association with Creation and has signed up to supply engines to Oreca.

    • Quifel-ASM To Run Ginetta-Zytek 09S for 2009 Season:

      Quifel-ASM, one of the leading LMP2 teams in the Le Mans Series, has become the first customer for the Ginetta-Zytek 09S, as Zytek Engineering's latest car is to be called. Developed from the already impressive Zytek 07S, the 09S will feature a revised aero package and will be powered by a new version of the 2007 Le Mans class winning, 3.4-litre Zytek ZG348 engine. The power unit improvements include a 3kg reduction in weight and increases in both power and torque.

    • The ACO Announces their 2009 Calendar:

      The Automobile Club de l'Ouest's 2009 season is going to be an intense one full of exciting events for 2, 4 and 6-wheel vehicles on the Bugatti track as well as on the big Le Mans 24-Hours circuit. Get out your diaries now -- weekends like these are not to be missed!

    • Le Mans Series 2008 Review - A Coming of Age in a Competitive Year:

      The 2008 Le Mans Series was truly a battle of the titans. Audi vs Peugeot – a battle for diesel and manufacturer glory. The Le Mans Series has always had battles, but not usually at the front. 2008 changed that.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Racing Box's Plans - Update:

      A few days ago we bought you the story that Racing Box is looking to enter the 2009 Le Mans Series P2 Class. More information has come to light.

    • Emanuele Pirro Announces Audi Retirement:

      Laguna Seca ALMS will be my last race with an Audi prototype.

      The agreement to end this part of my career together with the R10 TDI was taken a long time ago with Dr. Ullrich as Audi is preparing their future with a new generation of drivers.

    • Audi on Pirro's Retirement:

      Ingolstadt/Laguna Seca -- Emanuele Pirro will race an Audi sports prototype for the last time in his career at the American Le Mans Series finale on 18 October at Laguna Seca. The Italian has served the brand since 1994 and is one of the most successful Audi factory drivers ever with three touring car titles, two sportscar championship victories in the American Le Mans Series and five wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Will Racing Box be Back in 2009???:

      After Racing Box's disasterous foray into LMP2 with Lucchini, the team could be back for 2009.

    • The 2009 Le Mans Series Calendar Announced:

      2008 was a cracking season! The Le Mans Series races contributed to giving the colours of Le Mans and endurance racing an even higher profile on the international scene.

    • Silverstone 1000km: Darren Turner Joins Strakka Racing:

      Locally-based Strakka Racing will make a high-profile return to the 2008 Le Mans Series for the season finale at Silverstone on September 14th. The team's regular pairing of Nick Leventis and Peter Hardman will be calling upon the services of one of the trio of drivers who helped steer Aston Martin to a second successive GT1 victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, Darren Turner.

    • Silverstone 1000km Picks Up Media Interest and a Naming Partner:

      The fifth and final round of the Le Mans Series at Silverstone over 12-14 September will be sponsored by Autosport -- the UK's biggest selling weekly motorsport magazine.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - Who May Use Chevy Power in 2009???:

      With the relaxing of the engine rules for Le Mans Style series, rumour has been heating up on who may use the 7.0 litre Chevrolet unit that is currently been used in the GT1 car.

    • Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt4:

      Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt4
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Porsche
      Charouz Aston Martin

    • Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt3:

      Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt3
      Ferrari
      Modena
      Van Merksteijn
      Horag
      Saulnier Racing

    • Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt2:

      Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt2
      Spyker
      Lola
      Zytek
      QUIFEL-ASM

    • Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt1:

      Nurburgring: Recaps After the Race pt1
      Harold Primat
      Liz Halliday
      Rob Bell
      Tomas Enge
      Michelin

    • Nurburgring: Peugeot Win P1 as the P2 Title is Settled:

      A perfect race in perfect conditions saw Peugeot score a 1-2 finish at the fourth race in the 2008 Le Mans Series at the Nurburgring. In front of 22,000 spectators, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy led home their team-mates Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian, the two diesel-powered prototypes crossing the line 16 seconds apart after 1000kms. The race was completed in five hours, 44 minutes at an average speed of 174km/h (108 mph) around the 5.137km circuit.

    • Nurburgring: Gene Heads Peugeot 1-2 as Aston Martin Takes Third:

      Magnifique! What other word to describe the performance of the Peugeot Total team in qualifying at the Nurburgring, as Marc Gene snatched pole position from his team-mate Pedro Lamy to put the 908 HDi-FAP diesel prototypes on the front row of the grid. And in third place was the Aston Martin Lola of the Charouz Racing System team after a fantastic performance from Berliner Stefan Mucke, who out-paced Alexandre Premat and Rinaldo 'Dindo' Capello in their Audi R10 TDI diesel prototypes.

    • Peugeot to Compete at Petit Le Mans:

      In addition to its bid to defend its Le Mans Series title, Peugeot Sport is already focusing its resources on its preparations for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. To this end, an entry for October's Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta has been added to the 908 HDi FAP's programme.

    • Nurburgring: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin
      Porsche
      Van Merksteijn

    • Nurburgring: Post Qualifying Recaps:

      Speedy/Sebah
      QUIFEL-ASM
      Spyker Squadron
      Tomas Enge
      Michelin

    • Nurburgring: Liz Halliday to Race for Creation:

      After announcing a deal to race with Creation AIM at the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series earlier in the week, Liz Halliday will get a much earlier opportunity to race the team’s CA07 chassis than originally expected, having been called up to contest this weekend’s Nurburgring 1000kms.

    • Nurburgring: LMS Previews Ahead of Round 4 pt2:

      Nurburgring: LMS Previews Ahead of Round 4 pt2
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Porsche
      Pescarolo
      Harold Primat

    • Nurburgring: LMS Previews Ahead of Round 4:

      Nurburgring: LMS Previews Ahead of Round 4
      Van Merksteijn
      QUIFEL-ASM
      Spyker Squadron
      Michelin

    • Spyker and Volvo Come Together in Transportation Agreement:

      Zeewolde, 9 august 2008 - Earlier this year Volvo Truck Nederland and Spyker Squadron negotiated an agreement for the use of two Volvo trucks until the end of the 2010 race season. The trucks will be used to transport the race trailers with the race cars of the SNORAS Spyker Squadron team that races in the famous 24-hours of Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series. Last Friday, at the Spyker Cars factory in Zeewolde, Spyker Squadron took delivery of their two state of the art Volvo FH520 Trucks.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Is van Merksteijn's Mission Complete in Sportscars???:

      Rumour has surfaced surrounding van Merksteijn's continued participation in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2009.

    • Kruse Schiller Motorsport's Test of Young Drivers a Success:

      The test organized by the German based team KSM has become a great success for the two young Italian pilots that have participated at this test held on the "Lausitzring" Francesco Sini from Pescara (Italy), driver of the Radical SR8 of Radical Italy in the Radical European Masters has amazed even at his first experience with a LMP-2 racing car.

    • Kruse Schiller Motorsport To Test Italian Young Guns:

      Monday the 4th of August will be a good day for Italian Autosport and in particular for 2 young Italian pilots as they will have the opportunity to test in one of motorsports most appraised series.

  • July 2008
  • June 2008
    • Le Mans: 2008, A Gallery #3:

      Le Mans 2008 has, so far, provided many memorable moments

    • Le Mans: 2008, A Gallery #2:

      More memorable moments from Le Mans

    • Le Mans: 2008, A Gallery #1:

      Le Mans 2008 has, so far, provided many memorable moments

    • Le Mans: A Battle of the Goliaths in LMP1:

      The main battle at Le Mans was certainly a Goliath vs Goliath affair. A titanic diesel battle between the French Peugeot and the German Audi squads. But there was more – a petrol battle with Charouz, Oreca and Pescarolo and interlopers to the crown also in the field.

    • VIDEO: The Last Lap - 2008:

      The 2008 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was a great battle with Audi again taking the prize.

    • Saulnier Racing's Pierre Ragues on Le Mans:

      You said before Le Mans that it was likely to be the biggest challenge of your career so far. Did that turn out to be the case?

    • Le Mans: Egads - The Porsche Did It in LMP2:

      The LMP2 class is usually one that rewards they team that simply makes it to the end. This is something that was, again, expected in 2008. But it was something we did not get

    • Le Mans: Provisional Results:

      Le Mans: Provisional Results

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - What was Takuma Sato Doing at Le Mans???:

      Feedmesportscars has been tipped from a friend, Mike Harris, that Honda's favourite driver, Takuma Sato was hanging out at the Le Mans paddock.

    • Le Mans: A Summary for the Le Mans Series Teams:

      37 cars out of the 55 entrants of the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours are Le Mans Series regulars!

      Figures are edifying! There is no doubt about the sporting justification of the series which are celebrating this year their fifth season.

      In LMP1, is it necessary to underline Audi's strategic victory? Obviously based on their Le Mans -good!- experience, but also on the observation of their main challenger during the three first races of the season...

    • Le Mans: Allan Simonsen's Le Mans Recap:

      It was a last minute thing for Allan Simonsen. Originally the Aussie Dane was to pilot the Tafel Racing Ferrari 430 GT2 that he raced so successfully at Sebring earlier this year, teaming with hotshots Dominik Farnbacher and Dirk Müller. Without warning, Tafel pulled the pin, citing economic reasons. With only 55 cars allowed to start (all must be invited by the ACO other than those who are 1st and 2nd in each class in 2007 plus various LMS champions) that means 165 drivers are needed and everyone wants a shot at the worlds greatest race.

    • Le Mans: Yet Another Titanic Battle in GT1:

      Aston Martin vs Corvette - it seems to already be ingrained in Le Mans mythology. Its something that we look forward to each year and yet, even though it has only been with us for a few

    • Le Mans: How Ferrari Got It So Right in GT2:

      Well what can one say? A Ferrari wins without a Porsche in site.

      Not only do Ferrari win by they take second, third and fourth. The best Porsche is that of Feblermayr-Proton, some 17 laps off the winning Ferrari – that of Risi Competizione.

      So where did it all go wrong for Porsche? Or as we prefer to think – where did it all go right for Ferrari?

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Just Some of What Could Happen From What We Have Heard...:

      RUMOUR: Le Mans - Just Some of What Could Happen From What We Have Heard...

    • Le Mans: Guillaume Moreau Race Recap:

      A delighted Guillaume Moreau saw the chequered flag on his second outing in the famous Le Mans 24 Hours. The man from the Limousin region drove a fault-free race with Luc Alphand and Jerome Policand in the no.72 Corvette C6.R to finish 5th in the LM GT1 category.

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt5:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt5
      Porsche
      Pescarolo
      RML
      Team Modena
      Shell

    • Le Mans: The Facts About Audi's Win:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans – At one of the most exciting and fastest races in Le Mans history, AUDI AG clinched another triumph at what is arguably the world’s toughest motor race.

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt6:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt6
      Ferrari
      Trading Performance
      Loic Duval
      Johnny Mowlem

    • Le Mans: A Quick Race Recap:

      Alan McNish finally got his Rolex at Les 24 Heures du Mans after a tough fight to victory in the legendary 24-hour race. McNish's Audi team fought hard to overcome the three Peugeots ahead on the grid, eventually took the lead after thirteen hours and never looked back, winning in front of 285,500 spectators.

    • Le Mans: By Day...:

      Among the extraordinary elements that may convince you to pay Les 24 Heures du Mans circuit a visit during the event, there are some activities in the area that awaken the imagination and let you dream. Even once the teams have taken off from the start following the official Rolex countdown, there is plenty to see in Le Mans…

    • Le Mans: A Journey Through the Night:

      The 24 Heures du Mans are always held the weekend closest to the shortest night of the year in France, the 21st of June. In fact, there is something magic about the moment the race passes from day into night- it becomes a wholly different challenge, and as they say, it is the stuff that legends are made of.

    • Le Mans: Overcoming a 270km/hour Accident:

      At 14:51h on June 1st, while negotiating one of the Porsche curves of the Le Mans racetrack, the Peugeot 908 Hdi-FPA number 7 flew into the air going 270 km/h. Spaniard Marc Gené was driving. When watching the violence of the crash, no one could have imagined that the Catalan driver would drive the car again, especially not for the 2008 edition of Les 24 Heures du Mans.

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt4:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt4
      Tim Sugden
      Alex Davison
      Pierre Ragues
      Caparo

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt3:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt3
      Paolo Ruberti
      Stuart Moseley
      Guy Smith
      Cheng Congfu

    • Le Mans: A Winners Story - Audi:

      Le Mans: A Winners Story - Audi
      Taking the Lead
      Leading in the Rain
      Taking the Win

    • Le Mans: Peugeot's Race - the One That Got Away:

      Le Mans: Peugeot's Race - the One That Got Away
      2 Hours
      5 Hours
      8 Hours
      10 Hours
      12 Hours
      15 Hours
      18 Hours
      21 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Le Mans: The Race According to the GT1 Winners - Aston Martin:

      Le Mans: The Race According to the GT1 Winners - Aston Martin
      3 Hours
      6 Hours
      9 Hours
      12 Hours
      15 Hours
      18 Hours
      21 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Le Mans: The Corvette Race:

      Le Mans: The Corvette Race
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Le Mans: The Risi/Krohn Recap:

      Le Mans: The Risi/Krohn Recap
      4 Hours
      8 Hours
      15 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Le Mans: The Race by Larbre:

      Le Mans: The Race by Larbre
      8 Hours
      19 Hours
      Finish

    • Le Mans: Harold Primat's Race:

      Le Mans: Harold Primat's Race
      6 Hours
      19 Hours
      Finish

    • Le Mans: Quifel-ASM's Race:

      Le Mans: Quifel-ASM's Race
      5 Hours
      22 Hours
      Finish

    • Le Mans: The Michelin Race:

      Le Mans: The Michelin Race
      3 Hours
      6 Hours
      12 Hours
      18 Hours
      24 Hours

    • Le Mans: The Race According to the Flying Lizards:

      Le Mans: The Race According to the Flying Lizards
      3 Hours
      3.5 Hours
      7 Hours
      12 Hours
      21 Hours
      Finish

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps pt2
      Van Merksteijn Motorsport
      Saulnier Racing
      Charouz Racing Systems
      Spyker
      Vitaphone Racing

    • Le Mans: Post Race Recaps:

      Le Mans: Post Race Recaps
      Allan McNish
      Jos Menten
      Lola
      Zytek

    • Le Mans: After 24 Hours...The Checkered Flag:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 24 hours

    • Le Mans: After 23 Hours...Anyone Want to Guess the Weather?:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 23 hours

    • Le Mans: After 22 Hours...A Scare for Audi:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 22 hours

    • Le Mans: After 21 Hours...It Starts to Dry:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 21 hours

    • Le Mans: After 20 Hours...A Kink in Audi's Armour?:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 20 hours

    • Le Mans: After 19 Hours...Speedy/Sebah Retires After a Competitve Run:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 19 hours

    • Le Mans: After 18 Hours...Status Quo:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 18 hours

    • Le Mans: After 17 Hours...The Early Morning Blues:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 17 hours

    • Le Mans: After 16 Hours...Guessing the Weather:

      Le Mans: After 16 Hours...Guessing the Weather

    • Le Mans: After 15 Hours...Dawn Breaks:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 15 hours

    • Le Mans: After 14 Hours...Rain!!!:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 14 hours

    • Le Mans: After 13 Hours...Interesting Actions From Peugeot:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 13 hours

    • Le Mans: After 12 Hours...Half Distance:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 12 hours

    • Le Mans: After 11 Hours...P2 Favourites, RML Retires:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 11 hours

    • Le Mans: After 10Hours...And Sunday Begins:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 10 hours

    • Le Mans: After 9 Hours...Saturday Ends...:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 9 hours

    • Le Mans: After 8 Hours...It's All Over for Spyker:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 8 hours

    • Le Mans: After 7 Hours...In the Dark:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 7 hours

    • Le Mans: After 6 Hours...A Tough Time for Radical:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 6 hours

    • Le Mans: After 5 Hours...A Smooth Hour for Most:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 5 hours

    • Le Mans: After 4 Hours...More Problems for Some:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 4 hours

    • Le Mans: After 3 Hours..The First Signs of Trouble for Peugeot:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 3 hours

    • Le Mans: After 2 Hours...Things Start to Get Silly:

      All the news and the top three class positions after 2 hours

    • Le Mans: After 1 Hour...The Start:

      Le Mans: After 1 Hour...The Start

    • Le Mans: Interesting Michelin Facts:

      Ten wins in a row : Michelin boasts an outstanding record at Le Mans with no fewer than 16 victories on the famous circuit in the Sarthe. And we shouldn't forget that Bibendum was in on the very first running of the race that was to become the stuff of legend : in 1923 Michelin supported Lagache and Leonard in their Chenard and Walker Sport entry.

    • Le Mans: Caparo and Barazi Epsilon Team Up:

      Caparo is to make its first ever appearance at the 24 hours of Le Mans this year, after signing a partnering agreement with the Barazi Epsilon team. The team will be competing in the LMP2 category and will provide Caparo with the opportunity to develop lightweight structures and components in a competitive motorsport environment.

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt6:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt6
      Van Merksteijn
      Zytek
      RML
      Quifel ASM

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt5:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt5
      Larbre
      Modena
      Jos Menten
      Lola

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt4:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt4
      Rob Bell
      Harold Primat
      Stuart Moseley
      ALMS Teams

    • A Stable Future for Le Mans as the ACO Outlines Rule Changes:

      In a press conference at Le Mans, the planned rules for the next four year were outlined by Daniel Poissenot the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's (ACO) Clerk of Course. This press conference has become an annual tradition and the 2008 edition was eagerly awaited.

    • VIDEO: Le Mans - Coverage of Noda's Crash in the Kruse Lola:

      Le Mans qualifying offered up some surprises - some good, some bad.

    • Le Mans: Peugeot Sweep Front Row as Qualifying Delivers Lightning Pace + Grid:

      Peugeot have taken this years qualifying by storm and when the chequered flag fell they occupied a very impressive 1st, 2nd and 3rd in LM P1. The Audis did begin to speed up towards the end of the session but pole is safe for the #8 Team Peugeot Total, Peugeot 908 HDI FAP driven by Lamy, Sarrazin and Wurz.

    • Le Mans: Yojiro Terada To Line Up for his 29th 24 Hours:

      The great veteran of this year's 76th edition of the mythic 24 Heures du Mans is clearly Japanese driver Yojiro Terada. Terada's claim to fame is his record 29 participations in Les 24 Heures du Mans. To this day, there are only two other drivers that precede Terada's record: Bob Wolleck and Henri Pescarolo.

    • Lola's Martin Birrane Awarded the Prestigious 'Spirit of Le Mans' Award:

      On Thursday 12 June, Lola Cars were honoured in the build up to this weekend's 24 Heures Du Mans, as company owner and Executive Chairman, Martin Birrane received the prestigious ‘Spirit of Le Mans' trophy. Collecting the award from the President of the ACO, Jean-Claude Plassart during the official function held at the famed ACO Museum at the Circuit De La Sarthe in Le Mans. Birrane now joins the highly acclaimed list of previous winners that include Paul Frere, Derek Bell, Phil Hill, Jacky Icky, Tom Kristensen and Wolfgang Ullrich.

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt3:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Porsche
      Charouz

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt2:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt2
      Corvette
      Aston Martin
      Spyker
      Risi/Krohn

    • Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt1:

      Le Mans: Recaps after Thursday Qualifying pt1
      Alex Davison
      Pat Long
      Allan McNish
      Michelin

    • Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt4:

      Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt4
      Pescarolo
      Larbre
      Quifel-ASM
      Harold Primat

    • Le Mans: Peugeot All Powerful in Qualifying + Day 1 Combined Times:

      With the first part of qualifying now complete the Peugeots are definitely easily the fastest cars out there. They have totally dominated this session by showing astounding ‘out and out’ speed. To knock a few hundredths of a second off the fastest lap time is an achievement but to demolish the current lap record by 7.8 secs is amazing. The fastest of them all was the #8 Team Peugeot Total, Peugeot 908 HDI FAP driven by Sarrazin. He had been quick in testing but nobody expected this incredible performance.

    • Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt3:

      Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz
      Corvette

    • Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt2:

      Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt2
      Zytek
      Risi/Krohn
      Spyker

    • Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt1:

      Le Mans: Recaps After the First Night of Qualifying pt1
      Aston Martin
      Michelin
      Allan McNish
      ALMS Teams

    • Ove Andersson Dies in Rally Accident:

      Former boss of Toyota Team Europe, the organisation behind the legendary Toyota GT1 Le Mans cars, Ove Andersson has died in a rally accident in South Africa.

    • Le Mans: Luc Alphand From the Ski Fields to La Sarthe:

      Luc Alphand has made many a headline in his past, and it would appear as though he has far from finished. As a man who started out as a specialized downhill skier and who went on to win 12 FIS World Cup races in the sport, Alphand's successful transition to motor sport is right on track on he prepares to take on 54 other teams at the start of this year's 24 Heures du Mans.

    • Le Mans: A Return Journey for Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

      This Saturday, German Heinz-Harald Frentzen will once again find himself at the starting line of the legendary 24 Heures du Mans, now in it's 76th edition. This legendary endurance test has been in partnership with Rolex as the Official Timekeeper since 2001 and this year marks the second time in his career that Heinz-Harald Frentzen will face up to the demanding challenge.

    • Le Mans: Audi Ready for Qualifying:

      Ingolstadt/Le Mans – In Le Mans city centre on Tuesday, thousands of spectators followed Technical Scrutineering of the three Audi R10 TDI prototypes with which Audi Sport Team Joest will compete in next weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hours. This means the Audi squad is ready for one of the greatest challenges in motorsport.

    • Le Mans: Virgo Motorsport Prepared For Le Mans Debut:

      The reigning Le Mans Series GT2 champions, Virgo Motorsport, head to France today for the Le Mans 24 Hour race, the first time that the team has taken on this ultimate sportscar endurance challenge. With an experienced driver line-up of Rob Bell, Tim Sugden and Tim Mullen, the team is hoping to be one of the class front-runners this weekend.

    • Le Mans: Michelin Logistics 8000 Tyres Under One Roof !:

      The Le Mans 24 Hours is a priority fixture for Michelin. This year again, a fleet of semi-trailers will haul some 8,000 tyres to the French circuit.

      The final tyres come off the production line at the beginning of June before being trucked to La Sarthe early in race week.

    • Le Mans: Le Mans Is Our Home Battlefield!:

      Here we are, on the eve of the most famous automobile track in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours. For Michelin, this weekend holds a very special significance because we have just won ten consecutive victories in the 24 Hours and there is no doubt that this winning streak will continue. As I have already had the opportunity to emphasize, Le Mans is our battlefield.

    • Le Mans: Rob Bell - Insight Into The Magic Of Le Mans:

      Rob Bell returns to tackle the Le Mans 24 Hours race for the second time in his career. Driving with Virgo Motorsport, and the team’s debut at this eponymous event, he gives us the lowdown on the week ahead.

    • Le Mans: Nicolas Lapierre Replaced by Marcel Fässler in the #6 Courage Oreca:

      Nicolas Lapierre, who had to skip test day due to health issues, is still not on top form according to Team Matmut Oreca’s press release of Monday June 9. His replacement driver on car #6 will be Marcel Fässler, thus teaming up with Oliver Panis and Simon Pagenaud.

    • Le Mans: Racing Box Lucchini Withdraws!:

      The trio of Italien rookies; Francioni, Geri and Ceccato were to share the prototype LM P2 entered by the Italian "Racing Box SRL". A problem with conformity was the reason for this sad news. The name of a possible reserve will be announced on Wednesday morning by the course director.

    • Le Mans:Lola to Stage a Fitting Tribute to David Leslie:

      As part of Lola Cars 50th anniversary activities at the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours, the Huntingdon-based marque will be staging a fitting tribute to the late sports car driver David Leslie, who tragically died in a plane accident this year that also took the lives of 4 other people. On Friday 13 June, David's son Graham will drive his father's Mark 1 Lola to head up the vast array of vintage and classic cars taking part in this year's Grande Parade des Pilotes, the official parade of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Le Mans: The Diesel Battle to Again Headline the Race:

      There's little doubt that Audi will face the biggest challenge of its Le Mans career this week. Just ask anyone involved with Audi Sport, and they will confirm it. The second diesel showdown in the world's greatest motor race sees three R10 TDIs from the Audi camp matched up against a trio of diesel challengers from Peugeot, a year after Audi's 10-lap victory in a rain-soaked 24 Hours.

    • Le Mans: Autocon Makes their First Trip to France:

      This is the first race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Autocon Motorsports but not the first for Bryan Willman and Chris McMurry. The two, who will drive the Autocon Creation-Judd prototype with team owner Michael Lewis, made their Le Mans debut in 2002 with Jeff Bucknum in a Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam-Nissan but only lasted six hours before an engine failure. Nevertheless the Le Mans experience is one both are eager to relive this year.

    • Le Mans: The Corvette Drivers Recall their First Visit to Le Mans:

      Corvette Racing's group of drivers for the 24 Hours of Le Mans has a record any team in the paddock would envy. The six pilots have combined for 144 class wins in the American Le Mans Series and 17 at Le Mans with Corvette Racing winning five times since 2001. Despite all the success, the memories, history and significance of Le Mans still resonate throughout the team.

    • Le Mans: Flying Lizards Looking to Take ALMS Form to the 24 Hours:

      It's not as easy as just one car at Le Mans compared to three in the American Le Mans Series for Flying Lizard Motorsports. No, we're talking about the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans - a twice-around-the-clock classic enduro on one of the most demanding circuits in the world against sports car racing's best from all over the globe.

    • Le Mans: Porsche Head of Motorsports Talks About Le Mans:

      Stuttgart. After its successes in the American Le Mans Series and the Le Mans Series, the Porsche RS Spyder is on the verge of its next great challenge: On Saturday at 3pm, the Weissach-developed and built sports prototype tackles the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time. Hartmut Kristen, Head of Motorsport at Porsche, is relaxed about the debut at the world’s toughest long distance race: “I’m confident that we are very well prepared.”

    • Le Mans: Porsche Customer Teams Aim for Class Victories:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche customer teams are well prepared for the highlight of the sports car racing season. They contest the Le Mans 24 hour race (France) on 14/15 June with a total of five racing vehicles: two Porsche RS Spyder and three Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Bringing the pair of RS Spyder to the classic are the teams of Van Merksteijn Motorsport (Netherlands) and Essex (Denmark), after having already won the first three rounds of the Le Mans Series (LMS) this season. The 476 hp Weissach-built sports prototype experiences a double premiere in Le Mans in front of an anticipated 200,000 spectators. It is its first race over 24 hours and the first time on this historic circuit.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - The Test Day Rumour Round-Up:

      The Le Mans Test Day has come and gone and typically, a number of rumours has come from it. This is what has been reported.

    • Le Mans: Audi Relies On Efficiency For Le Mans Anniversary:

      On 14/15 June Audi starts for the tenth time in the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. For AUDI AG it is much more than just claiming a possible eighth overall victory in the French endurance classic: Quite probably the world’s hardest car race acts as test bench for new technology later used in street cars.

    • Le Mans: Frankie Cheng to Make History:

      On June 14th, 2008 Cong Fu Cheng is going to make history as the first Chinese driver to ever race Les 24 Heures du Mans. The 23 year old may be young, but his name is already well known in his home country and Cheng, Frankie to his mechanics, is ready to race.

    • Le Mans: Primat and Pescarolo Targeting High Result:

      Having seen the chequered flag at the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time in 2007, Geneva-based Harold Primat is raising the stakes in 2008 as he searches for his best ever finish in the 91st edition of the historic race.

    • Le Mans: Test Day Recap:

      There have been three main stories here at testing. The first has been the weather, the second the battle between Peugeot and Audi and thirdly two accidents that resulted in drivers having to go to hospital.

    • Le Mans: Larbre Competition Set to Challenge Works Teams:

      Having posted the second quickest time during the Official Test Day, Larbre Competition returns to Le Mans this weekend with the hope of challenging the works teams for honours in the GT1 category.

    • Le Mans: Corsa Motorsports To Be Well Represented at Le Mans:

      Despite not having an entry in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Corsa Motorsports team will be well represented at the event next week. Team owner Steve Pruitt plans to attend the race activities, and all three drivers on the Corsa roster have secured rides with other teams. Gunnar Jeannette will share the wheel of the Radical AER (LMP1), Johnny Mowlem will team with Creation AIM (LMP2), and Ralf Kelleners, who will drive with Mowlem and Jeannette at Petit Le Mans, is in the Spyker C8 Laviolette (GT2).

    • Le Mans: Guy Smith Preview:

      Former Le Mans 24 Hour race winner Guy Smith returns to Le Mans to contest this year's legendary 24 Hour race next weekend (14-15 June).

      Driffield-based Smith aged 33 last contested the world's "blue ribband" endurance sportscar race in 2004 when the Yorkshireman finished second -- one year after winning the French "classic" in a Bentley.

    • Le Mans: Allan Simonsen Secures Late P2 Drive:

      Last Sunday Allan Simonsen was having the weekend off. In the back of his mind however was disappointment.

    • Le Mans: Jos Menten Test Day Recap:

      Team Modena worked hard these last few weeks preparing the Aston Martin DBR9 for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The technical crew, led by Hans Muehlbauer, travelled down to the test day with the car in perfect and due form. On the other hand ideal weather conditions at Le Mans were not on hand. Intermittent rain and sunshine set the scene on an eventful training session, with several red flag interruptions. Team Modena's programme was also disrupted, because Jos Menten was unable to complete a single lap on a dry track.

    • Le Mans: Pirro Going for 10th Consecutive Podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      Audi "factory" driver Emanuele Pirro already holds a unique record: nine times in a row, the Italian, who was born in Rome, has been on the podium at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. For the weekend of 14/15 June, the former Formula 1 driver at the wheel of the Audi R10 TDI, has set his sights on clinching his tenth podium result.

    • Le Mans: Successful Test Day for Team Modena:

      The Le Mans test day, the only chance to run on the full Le Mans circuit prior to the famous 24-Hour race itself, saw Team Modena seventh quickest of the LM GT1 class cars. Any real opportunity to go for a quick time with the Aston Martin DBR9 was denied the squad as rain and red flags punctuated the day, but the team were happy with what they achieved.

    • Le Mans: Pierre Ragues Test Day Recap:

      Frenchman Pierre Ragues has completed his final preparations for the 76th Le Mans 24 Hours at the traditional test day on Sunday at the La Sarthe circuit, two weeks prior to the endurance classic.

      The 24 year-old is driving a Pescarolo in the LMP2 class for Saulnier Racing, sharing with Matthieu Lahaye and Chinese driver Franky Cheng.

    • Liz Halliday Joins Eurosport for the Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Racing driver Liz Halliday will form part of Eurosport’s commentary team for their exclusive coverage of the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours on 14-15 June.

      The dual sportswoman, who also competes in International 3 Day Eventing, has contested the world’s most famous motor race three times, finishing fourth in class in 2006 and leading the LMP2 category last year before gearbox failure, and will now provide expert analysis for the pan-European channel.

    • Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt4:

      Le Mans:Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt4
      Lola
      Charouz
      RML
      Vitaphone
      Alex Davidson

    • Le Mans: American Based Teams have a Mixed Day:

      A tight battle between Risi Competizione and Flying Lizard Motorsports highlighted the showing of American Le Mans Series teams at the annual Test Day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday. The two teams sat 1-2 in the GT2 standings on a soggy day in the Sarthe region France, two weeks before the 76th running of the world's most famous race will take the checkered flag.

    • Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt3:

      Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Aston Martin
      Zytek

    • Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt2:

      Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day pt2
      Corvette
      Porsche
      Larbre
      Quifel ASM

    • Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day:

      Le Mans: Selected Recaps after the Test Day
      Pescarolo
      Risi
      Michelin
      Stuart Moseley

    • Stuart Moseley Joins Team Barazi Epsilon For 24 Heures Du Mans:

      Stuart Moseley, (30, St Ives, Cambs, UK) has joined the Barazi- Epsilon team for the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. Stuart will partner 2006 Le Mans Series Driver Champions race team owner Juan Barazi and Michael Vergers in the Zytek 07S car in the LMP2 class.

    • Le Mans: Virgo Motorsport Set For First Taste Of Le Mans:

      Virgo Motorsport head to Le Mans today, preparing for the official test day of the Le Mans 24 Hours race which takes place on Sunday. The team will make its debut at the world-famous endurance event this year, although all three drivers – Rob Bell, Tim Sugden and Tim Mullen – and many of the team personnel have previous experience.

  • May 2008
    • The 2008, 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List:

      So who is competing in the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans? We have complied a list of the confirmed participants to date and what they are driving. This is a great field with a huge depth of talent and a great variety of machinery. We will update these tables as more updates come in!

    • Le Mans: QUIFEL-ASM Team Takes Part in Official Tests:

      The QUIFEL-ASM Team is already in Le Mans, France, to take part in the official test day for the Le Mans 24 Hours, which is due to take place on Sunday, 1st June.

    • VIDEO - Its 1956 and Mike Hawthorn Takes Us Round Le Mans:

      Le Mans 1956 - Le Mans was recovering from the tragic accident the year before but was determined to have a great race.

    • Shanghai Le Mans Race Put Off Until 2009:

      At the beginning of this year the ACO announced that it was working with its Chinese partner, the S2M Company, to organise the first race in Shanghai under the Le Mans label.

    • Audi R10 TDI Uses Biofuel Of The Next Generation For The First Time:

      World premiere in motorsport: At the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours on 14/15 June, the three Audi R10 TDI prototypes entered by Audi Sport Team Joest will race for the first time with the next generation of Biofuel manufactured from Biowaste and promising a reduction in the emission of CO2 by almost 90 per cent when compared with traditional diesel.

    • Le Mans: Zytek Test Day Preview:

      Zytek Engineering, which manufactured engines for the cars that came first and second in the LMP2 class at last year's Le Mans 24-hours, returns to the scene of its 2007 victory with two chassis and one engine customers. Two Zytek 07S cars have been entered by the Barazi-Epsilon and Trading Performance teams. These, and the new Embassy WF01 will use Zytek's successful 3.4-litre ZG348 V8 power plant. All three are participating in this Sunday's Test Day.

    • Le Mans: Larbre Competition Set For Test Day:

      Larbre Competition is set for this weekend’s official Le Mans 24 Hours Official Test Day having confirmed its driver line up for the race.

      The French squad has been granted an entry to the race for one of their Saleen S7Rs which will be piloted by sportscar star Christophe Bouchut and FFSA GT Championship front runners Patrick Bornhauser and David Hallyday.

    • Le Mans: A Doubly Vital Test For Michelin:

      For Michelin, which is this year targeting an 11th straight win in the French endurance classic, the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours has already begun with the production of some 8,000 tyres for the world's greatest motor race .

    • Le Mans: Harold Primat Test Day Preview:

      Ahead of the most important race of the year, the Le Mans 24 Hours, Harold Primat and Pescarolo Sport face a weekend of crucial work at the Official Test Day on Sunday 1 June. Geneva-based Primat and his regular Le Mans Series co-driver Christophe Tinseau, will be joined by Nissan works driver Benoit Treluyer at La Sarthe and the three will use their track time to re-acclimatise to the legendary 13.65km circuit and optimise their Pescarolo 01-Judd’s set up ahead of the race.

    • Le Mans: Alex Davidson Preview:

      Davison is currently second in GT2 class in the European Le Mans Series

      Melbourne driver Alex Davison will contest next month's 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the biggest races in motorsport, joining an elite club of Australians to race in the sportscar classic.

    • VIDEO: Allan McNish Takes up Round Le Mans:

      Our second video for you shows the Le Mans track in 2006 as according to Allan McNish and the whisper quiet Audi R10.

    • Peugeot Builds up to 2008 Race:

      Barely had the chequered flag come down on the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours than Peugeot Sport began focusing all its energy and resources on this year's race. The legendary French competition stands out as the priority objective of the brand's motor sport programme and, with less than a month to go before the start, the minds of everyone at Velizy are concentrated on this goal alone. And the team's physical preparation is considered just as crucial as the technical work.

    • Le Mans: Risi Going into the French Classic on a High:

      For once, it seems like luck is on the side of Risi Competizione. Both of the team's Ferrari F430 GTs are en route to Europe for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this despite a hard crash of the No. 62 car in the latter half of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. But only the right-rear quarter panel had to be replaced, and the car's shock tower needed repairs as well.

    • Le Mans: It's Settled - The 55 Cars are Locked In:

      As laid down in the 2008 24 Hours' supplementary regulations, Friday 23rd May was the cut-off date for bringing in reserves to make up the field of 55 starters for scrutineering and technical checks.

    • Le Mans: Creation Confirm Drivers as Campbell-Walter is Ruled Out:

      British sports car team Creation-AIM’s regular driver Stuart Hall (England) will be in good company on his second career start at Le Mans 24 Hours this year. The eagerly anticipated news is that he will share the LMP1 Creation-AIM CA07 with the experienced Belgian Marc Goossens and fellow Englishman Johnny Mowlem.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - What is Happening to Racing Box Entry??? UPDATE:

      Further to our story a few days ago (see here), Racing Box has made an indication of their planned participation at Le Mans.

    • VIDEO: Le Mans 1997:

      As Le Mans approaches we are bringing you some race highlights of years past. This week it is 1997.

    • Le Mans 24h: Speedy/Sebah Confirms Drivers:

      Speedy Racing Team Sebah announce today that their regular Le Mans Series drivers, namely Xavier Pompidou (France), Andrea Belicchi (Italy) and Steve Zacchia (Switzerland), will also form their driver line-up for the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - What is Happening to Racing Box Entry???:

      With 24 Hours of Le Mans only a few short weeks away, speculation about the field is increasing and the one car that seems to be giving the most room for conversation is the Racing Box Lucchini.

    • 24 Hours of Le Mans: 24 Good Reasons To Be There!:


      #1.
      Feel awed by the start between earth and space
      100 years ago the first flight by an aircraft on European soil took place on Les Hunaudières, and the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours will commemorate this historic event. A replica of the 1908 Flyer will be towed down the pit straight by a car from Le Mans, a Léon Bollée. On board will be French astronaut Jean-Loup Chrétien, American astronaut Mark Brown and Russian cosmonaut Vladimir Titov. They will give the start by waving the French flag at the same time as the residents in the International Orbiting Station, which will overfly Le Mans some 400 kms above the circuit!

    • VIDEO: Highlights of the 1000km of Spa:

      Another race, another Peugeot win. But like all the rest of them, it was not an easy job.

    • Virgo Motorsport Announces 24 Hours of Le Mans Drivers:

      Rob Bell, Tim Sugden and Tim Mullen are today announced as the driver line up for the Virgo Motorsport Ferrari 430 GT2 entry for the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours. This formidable driver lineup brings together three drivers with previous Le Mans experience as well as proven pace in the Ferrari 430 GT2.

    • PHOTOS - LMS: A Peugeot, Spyker and Audi Trying to be in the Same Spot at the Same Time:

      1996 Le Mans winner and former F1 pilot Alexander Wurz was meant to come to Spa to get some miles under his belt before Le Mans - what he got was a decent crash.

    • Strakka Racing Drivers to Join Vitaphone Racing at Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Strakka Racing's Peter Hardman and Nick Leventis will co-drive an Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 with Vitaphone Racing in next month's Le Mans 24 Hours. The third driver has been confirmed as former DTM racer Alexandros Margaritis.

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt4:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt4
      Team Modena
      Strakka Racing
      Rob Bell
      Guillaume Moreau

    • Spa: Another Dramatic 1000km, Another Peugeot Win + Results:

      In front of a record crowd of 35,000 spectators and in temperatures of more than 26 degrees Centigrade, the Le Mans Series put on another fantastic show at the third race of the 2008 season in Spa-Francorchamps with drama throughout the 1000km race.

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt3:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Porsche

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt2:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa pt2
      Zytek
      Charouz
      Horag

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after the 1000km of Spa
      Spyker
      Quifel-ASM
      Harold Primat
      Michelin

    • Spa: Sarrazin breaks two-minute barrier to demote McNish + Grid!:

      Peugeot and Audi will share the front row for the third race of the 2008 Le Mans Series, the Spa 1000kms after a record-breaking qualifying session. Stephane Sarrazin set a time of 1m58.069 to head Allan McNish, who was second fastest for Audi. Peugeot's Marc Gene will share the second row with Mike Rockenfeller.

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after Qualifying pt2:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after Qualifying pt2
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin
      Porsche

    • Spa: Selected Recaps after Qualifying pt1:

      Spa: Selected Recaps after Qualifying pt1
      Spyker
      Van Merksteijn
      Quifel-ASM
      Michelin

    • VIDEO: Le Mans - 1988 End of Race Highlights:

      In the lead up to the 2008, 24 Hours of Le Mans, we will be bringing you some videos from previous years.

    • Spa: Charouz Aston Martin to Again Mix it with the Big Factory Squads:

      Monza saw a thrilling battle a fortnight ago and the Le Mans Series competitors are heading for the third race of the season to Spa- Francorchamps this weekend. Like the Italian track also the track in the Ardennes belongs to the motorsport jewels thanks to its rich history. Moreover, the 1000 km races have a big tradition there. The Charouz Racing System team will not obviously miss the event and like in the previous two rounds they will race with a brand new Aston Martin powered LMP1 prototype.

    • Spa: Van Merksteijn To Have Plenty of Dutch Fans Cheering them On:

      SPA - This weekend, the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes region will be hosting the third season round of the Le Mans Series. For Dutch team, Van Merksteijn Motorsport by Equipe Verschuur the race at the Belgian Grand Prix circuit is some kind of home event, during which former F1-driver, Jos Verstappen and team owner, Peter van Merksteijn are obviously counting on the enthusiastic support of numerous Dutch fans.

    • Spa: Spyker Looking for More Encouraging Results:

      With three European endurance races in just six weeks, in a season full of national bank holidays , the last weeks have been time wise challenging for the team. Time was not only spent on the preparations for the Le Mans Series events but also on the ongoing development of the new cars and the essential but time consuming preparations for the upcoming 76th run of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Spa: Primat Confident Ahead of Round 3:

      A superb podium finish for Harold Primat and Christophe Tinseau in the last round of the Le Mans Series at Monza has left the Pescarolo Sport duo lying fourth overall in the championship and the best-placed petrol-powered car heading to round 3 at Spa-Francorchamps this weekend. With confidence already high, the pair's Pescarolo 01-Judd gets a new aero package for the trip to Belgium, leaving the Geneva-based Primat hopeful of another strong result.

    • Spa: QUIFEL-ASM Optimistic Ahead of Belgian race:

      The QUIFEL-ASM Team is due tomorrow to start preparing for the Spa-Francorchamps race, which is part of the 2008 Le Mans Series Championship. After two unlucky races, in which podium places had been in sight, the team is confident ahead of this event.

    • Spa: A Unique Challenge for Michelin:

      Following the first two encounters at Barcelona and Monza, this weekend sees the 2008 Le Mans Series move on to the rollercoaster ride of Spa-Francorchamps for round three. This legendary venue and its succession of sweeping corners represent a unique challenge for tyre manufacturers, yet Michelin will be looking to keep up its unbeaten by securing its third win of the season.

    • Spa: Final Countdown to Le Mans as Spa Prepares for 1000kms:

      The 7.004km Belgian circuit of Spa Francorchamps, nestled in the heart of the Ardennes region of Belgium, has a long association with endurance racing having run its first 24 hour race in 1924, one year after the inaugural Le Mans 24 hours, and ran its first 1000km race in 1966.

    • Spa: Peugeot Training for Le Mans:

      The third round of the 2008 Le Mans Series calendar is the 1,000km de Spa- Francorchamps which stands out as Team Peugeot Total's final opportunity to prepare competitively for the season's highlight, the Le Mans 24 Hours. Following its wins at Barcelona and Monza, the team has no intention of taking its eye off the ball and has enlisted the services of Jacques Villeneuve and Alexander Wurz for the Belgian event which will give them race practice and strengthen the bonds between its crews.

    • Spa: Back to a Historic Track for Audi:

      Ingolstadt -- On the Whitsun weekend, the Audi R10 TDI will make its racing debut at Spa-Francorchamps, on one of the world's most demanding race tracks. For Audi, the race in the Belgian Ardennes is more than just the third round of the Le Mans Series: with every racing kilometre, valuable know-how is being collected, which is fed into the next generation of Audi TDI engines. The same applies to the diesel fuel used in the V12 TDI engine of the Audi R10 TDI: Shell V-Power Diesel is a extremely clean diesel fuel delivering a very high performance, which is subjected to continuous development by means of motorsport.

    • Spa: Pescarolo Looking to Gain Momentum Coming into Le Mans:

      Third test in the Le Mans Series 2008 Championship, but the final meeting before the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this race on the legendary circuit of Ardennes will, for some, be the confirmation of what everyone has been observing since the start of the season, but for others the final opportunity to turn the tables before the arrival of Le Mans. For Peugeot, it will mean maintaining dominance over Audi, and for the German manufacturer it will be vital to show that the king of Endurance has not yet lost his crown!

    • Spa: Farnbacher's Allan Simonsen Talks about the Classic Belgian Event:

      The next Le Mans Series event is Round 3 at Spa, Belgium, on May 9–11. Spa is one of the world's greatest tracks and Simonsen regularly performs well there.

  • April 2008
    • VIDEO: LMS - Jamie Campbell-Walter's Heavy Qualifying Crash:

      As if to prove that heavy accidents can happen at any time in Monza, Jamie Campbell-Walter crashes his Creation in qualifying.

    • VIDEO: LMS - Rinaldo Capello's Wild Spin:

      The 1000km of Monza was truly an exciting race and not even Audi could escape the drama.

    • VIDEO: LMS - Replay of Stephane Ortelli's Huge Shunt:

      Usually our video day is Thursday but this shunt is worth a special posting.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans Series - The Zytek Plans:

      A Radio Le Mans interview with Zytek's John Manchester turned up some interesting plans for the future.

    • Aston Martin Racing Confirm Driver Lineup to Defend GT1 Title:

      The Aston Martin Racing team, which will race in the iconic blue and orange colours of Gulf, has announced its driver line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

    • Team Modena Confirm Le Mans Lineup:

      Team Modena's driver line-up for June's Le Mans 24-Hour race can now be confirmed with Christian Fittipaldi, Jos Menten and Terry Borcheller taking on the driving duties in the world-famous French endurance event. Christian and Jos raced for the team at Le Mans in 2007, while Terry has extensive sportscar experience and has competed at Le Mans four times before. The pressure will be on for the drivers - Team Modena's Aston Martin DBR9 has never failed to finish in its two previous Le Mans outings, taking ninth overall in 2006.

    • Monza: Recaps after the Race pt4:

      Monza: Recaps after the Race pt4
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin

    • Monza: Recaps after the Race pt3:

      Monza: Recaps after the Race pt3
      Zytek
      RML
      Horag
      Van Merksteijn

    • Monza: Recaps after the Race pt2:

      Monza: Recaps after the Race pt2
      Spyker
      Quifel-ASM
      Team Modena
      Michelin

    • Monza: Recaps after the Race p1:

      Monza: Recaps after the Race p1
      Harold Primat
      Rob Bell
      Hideki Noda
      Pierre Ragues
      Duncan Tappy

    • Monza: Peugeot Pips Audi in a Controversial and Dramatic Race + Results:

      The second race of the 2008 Le Mans Series was fought on the hallowed circuit of Monza and featured manufacturer teams battling for the overall lead, privateers fighting for their place on the podium, and two accidents, the second of which saw Stephane Ortelli amazingly emerge with only a broken ankle.

    • Monza: Selected Team/Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying pt1:

      Monza: Selected Team/Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying pt1
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin

    • Monza: Selected Team/Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying pt2:

      Monza: Selected Team/Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying
      Van Merksteijn Motorsport
      QUIFEL-ASM
      Spyker Squadron
      Michelin

    • Monza: Qualifying Records Fall as Peugeot Locks Out Front Row + Grid:

      Two days of bright sunshine and warm weather has greeted the contenders for the 2008 Monza 1000kms in Italy and already the competition on the track has proven to be hotter than ever.

    • Larbre Withdraw from the 2008 Le Mans Series, Concentrates on FIA GT, FFSA:

      Larbre Competition has taken the difficult decision to withdraw from the 2008 Le Mans Series due to an increasing workload in other championships.

    • Monza: Fresh Challenge for Le Mans Series as Monza Beckons:

      The historic circuit of Monza, on the outskirts of Milan, prepares to welcome the Le Mans Series for the second race of the 2008 season. A fantastic opening round in Barcelona saw Peugeot, Porsche, Corvette and Ferrari win their respective classes but their rivals have had three weeks to form a response.

    • Monza: Team Previews of the Race Weekend pt2:

      Monza: Team Previews of the Race Weekend pt2
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin
      Speedy/Sebah

    • Monza: Team Previews of the Race Weekend pt1:

      Monza: Team Previews of the Race Weekend pt1
      Spyker
      Quifel ASM
      Harold Primat
      Michelin

    • Duncan Tappy To Race Rollcentre Pescarolo:

      Versatility is proving to be Duncan’s forte and his latest opportunity is a drive in one of the leading Le Mans prototype cars. Duncan will drive the Rollcentre team’s Pescarolo – the car that finished fourth at Le Mans last year behind the Pescarolo and Peugeot factory teams. Duncan will drive the 630 bhp car in the 1000km/ 6 hour race with Martin Short, Rollcentre team owner, and Vanina Ickx.

    • VIDEO: Early Race Action From Catalunya!:

      Catalunya was the first Le Mans Series race that saw the might of the Diesel factories competing against each other in a 1000km race.

    • Tafel Racing Withdraws from Le Mans, Saulnier Racing Promoted:

      The Tafel Racing Ferrari F 430 GT is the first withdrawal among the 55 entries for the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours, and will not take part in the test day on 1st June.

    • Catalunya: Peugeot Win the Manufacturer Battle in a Hard Fought Race + Results:

      Peugeot won the opening race of the 2008 Le Mans Series with Nicolas Minassian and local driver Marc Gene recording a popular victory in front of 28,000 spectators. Blue skies greeted the 47 competitors who took the start, and the sun shone brightly on the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP, which took the chequered flag a clear lap ahead of the Audi R10 TDI driven by Mike Rockenfeller and Alexandre Premat.

    • Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt4:

      Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt4
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Charouz Aston Martin
      Porsche

    • Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt3:

      Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt3
      Horag
      Guillaume Moreau
      Rob Bell

    • Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt2:

      Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt2
      Larbre
      Quifel ASM
      RML
      Michelin

    • Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt1:

      Catalunya: Selected Team Recaps after Round 1 pt1
      Harold Primat
      Lola
      Zytek
      Spyker

    • Catalunya: Peugeot Take the Upper Hand after Qualifying + Grid!:

      The 2008 Le Mans Series burst into life at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona at the weekend, with no fewer than 47 cars taking part in the opening qualifying session of the year ahead of tomorrow’s first of five 1000km races in Europe.

    • Catalunya: More Reports after Qualifying:

      Catalunya: More Reports after Qualifying
      Peugeot
      Porsche
      Chraouz Aston Martin
      Zytek
      Michelin

    • Catalunya: Selected Reports after Qualifying:

      Catalunya: Selected Reports after Qualifying
      Audi
      Spyker
      Larbre
      Sebah
      Quifel ASM

    • The Winner of the Michelin Energy Endurance Challenge Gets Le Mans Bonus:

      At Barcelona (Spain) today, where teams have gathered for the first round of this year’s Le Mans Series, Michelin, the ACO and the LMS announced that the winner of the 2008 MEEC will automatically earn a place on the entry list for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. Within the framework of this year’s LMS, Michelin has decided to reward those teams which succeed in combining performance and energy efficiency at every one of the five races that make up the series. An Energy Efficiency Index (EEI) will be calculated after each race for all classified crews.

    • Peugeot Announce Le Mans Lineups AND a Change for Belgium:

      Team Peugeot Total has profited from its traditional press conference prior to the start of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Barcelona to specify its driver line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours. It also announced the recruitment of a third driver for each of the two 908 HDi FAPs that will contest next May’s LMS round at Spa-Francorchamps.

    • Catalunya: Charouz Ready to Debut the Aston Martin Coupe:

      Charouz Racing System is ready to make the racing debut of its brand new, closed-cockpit LMP1 prototype powered by Aston Martin. On the 6th April, Jan Charouz and Stefan Mucke will race the car in the opening 1000 km race of the Le Mans Series at Barcelona to mark the beginning of a full season of endurance racing, which will include the legendary Le Mans 24 Hour race itself.

    • Cataunya: Courage-Oreca Ready to Race as One:

      Olivier Panis, Nicolas Lapierre, Stephane Ortelli and Soheil Ayari were joined by two new team mates. Before revealing new Courage-Oreca, Hugues de Chaunac indeed presented the two others drivers which will defend the colors of the TEAM at the 24 Hours of Mans: Laurent Groppi and Loic Duval. The two "juniors", 25 years each one, were immediately impregnated with the "TEAM spirit" and environment is already excellent between the six musketeers.

    • Catalunya: Van Merksteijn Ready for European Debut of RS Spyder:

      BARCELONA This weekend, Van Merksteijn Motorsport by Equipe Verschuur will be making its debut in the Le Mans Series. Ex-Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen and team owner Peter van Merksteijn will be racing the team's Porsche RS Spyder in the season opener at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The 215 lap race will start on Sunday at 11.35 am and will be broadcast by Eurosport.

    • Catalunya: Quifel-ASM to Fight for the Top:

      The QUIFEL-ASM team is this weekend due to compete in the 1,000 km Catalonia race, which is the first stage of the 2008 Le Mans Series Championship. The Portuguese team will include, along with Miguel Pais do Amaral, French driver Oliver Pla at the wheel of the Lola B05/40 AER, in the LMP2 class.

    • Catalunya: Harold Primat's Fourth Le Mans Series Season to get Underway:

      A fourth season of the Le Mans Series beckons for Harold Primat this weekend as the Barcelona 1000kms marks the first race of the 2008 sportscar championship's season. The Geneva-based driver returns for his second year with illustrious French squad Pescarolo Sport, partnering Christophe Tinseau in the team's no 17 Pescarolo 01-Judd.

    • Catalunya: Zytek Engine Now Most Popular in Its Class:

      No fewer than five of the LMP2 entries for this Sunday's 1,000km of Catalunya will be powered by the latest examples of Zytek's Le Mans winning engine, the ZG348. That is a full third of the class, making it easily the most popular power unit in its field.

    • Catalunya: Spyker Prepares for Season with a New Car:

      This weekend, after completing earlier pre-season tests in Portugal and France, SNORAS Spyker Squadron is ready to kick-off it’s 2008 motor sport season. The team will compete this weekend in the first race of the five round Le Mans Series.

    • Catalunya: Modena Looking for Strong Opening to Le Mans Series Season:

      The 2008 Le Mans Series season starts this coming weekend with a 1000km race at the Circuit de Catalunya near to Barcelona, and once more the Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 will be a front-runner in the GT1 category. With the car now running to the latest factory specification and a strong driver line-up featuring Team Modena regular Antonio Garcia and the very experienced Tomas Enge, hopes are high that the team can start the season with an impressive performance.

    • Catalunya: Michelin Increase Performance for 2008 Le Mans Series Opener:

      The 2008 Le Mans Series (LMS) gets underway on Sunday at the Catalunya Circuit. For Michelin this will be the first outing for the "2008" tyres under race conditions in Europe. The first leg of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) which took place on 15th and 16th March at Sebring, already gave some indication of what to expect from the 2008 tyres.

    • Catalunya: Scuderia Lavaggi Returns to LMS Competition:

      The LAVAGGI LS1 - AER, built by the Monegasque team bearing the same name, will bring forward it's first appearance in the "Le Mans Series", participating in the first champion race, the "1000 KM of Catalunya" taking place the 4th, 5th and 6th of April.

    • PHOTOS: First Pictures of the Aston Martin Vantage GT2!!!:

      Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first official pictures of the Vantage GT2, which will make its race debut with James Watts Automotive at the first round of the Le Mans Series at Barcelona on 5 April.

    • Barcelona: Debut for RS Spyder in Europe:

      Stuttgart. At the season-opening round of the European Le Mans Series (LMS)
      on 6 April in Barcelona, three Porsche RS Spyders line up on the grid for
      the first time. The successful sports prototype from Weissach will be
      fielded by three teams in the LMS. Driving for the Van Merksteijn
      Motorsport (Netherlands) team are ex-Formula 1 driver Jos Verstappen and
      team owner Peter van Merksteijn (both Netherlands). The RS Spyder run by
      the Danish Essex team is manned by 1990 Le Mans winner, John Nielson, and
      Casper Elgaard (both Denmark). Driving for Horag Racing from Switzerland
      are Fredy Lienhard (Switzerland), Didier Theys (Belgium) and Jan Lammers
      (Netherlands), whose racing CVs also include a Le Mans win and Formula 1
      experience.

  • March 2008
    • Audi To Compete In Two Races On Same Weekend:

      Even in its third year of racing the Audi R10 TDI still experiences some débuts: on the first weekend in April, the diesel-powered sportscar will compete simultaneously for the first time in two races, in America and in Europe. In St Petersburg (U.S. state of Florida), on Saturday (5 April), the second round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series will be staged. One day later, the European Le Mans Series kicks off with the 1000-kilometre race at Barcelona (Spain).

    • VIDEO: The Birth of the Porsche 911 GT1:

      Porsche are legends of the sportscar and GT racing world. They dominated through the Group C era and after the demise of that era, the German manufacturer could not settle for second.

    • Peugeot Aims to Defend 2007 Title:

      The 2008 Le Mans Series features a calendar of five rounds, the first of which takes teams to the Circuit de Catalunya, near Barcelona, Spain, on the weekend of April 4-6. Le Mans Series title holder Peugeot will contest the race with a brace of 908 HDi FAPs for the same crews as 2007, and the team will be looking to defend its crown while staying concentrated on its priority objective for 2008: the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Peugeot to Race a Diesel-Hybrid:

      Rumours have surfaced that link Peugeot with a diesel-hybrid engine.

    • RML Renews Partnership With DuPont Refinish:

      RML Group will again enjoy high-level technical support from DuPont Refinish in 2008 following its highly successful year as an official supplier to the team last season. Both companies enjoyed triumph on and off track in 2007, sealing the decision to continue the link-up for a further 12 months.

    • Aston Martin Racing Completes Successful Pre-Season Test:

      Aston Martin Racing has hosted a pre-season test for both the factory team and private outfits at the Paul Ricard circuit in the south of France, following in the footsteps of the first such event that took place last year.

    • HTTT: Heavy Workload For Pescarolo Sport And Primat At Paul Ricard:

      Harold Primat and his Pescarolo Sport team mates undertook an intensive programme of crucial development work at Paul Ricard last weekend as the French squad prepares for the 2008 Le Mans Series season.

    • HTTT: Rob Bell Completes Le Mans Series Pre-Season Testing:

      The Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard earlier this week was the final opportunity for Rob Bell and his team mate, Gianmaria Bruni, to prepare for the 2008 season with Virgo Motorsport. Although running with their current Ferrari 430 model, the duo were second quickest at the French circuit.

    • Le Mans Series Broadcast on Eurosport:

      Le Mans Series is pleased to announce its new broadcasting agreement signed with Eurosport. This notification is the evidence of the expanding Le Mans Series media exposure. Discover the details of the new TV coverage planned on the international Eurosport interface.

    • HTTT: More Photos from Day 1 of the Test:

      HTTT: More Photos from Day 1 of the Test

    • HTTT: Postive Test for Lola's New Cars:

      Six Lola Le Mans Prototype sportscars were in action at the LMS Paul Ricard test in the South of France on Sunday and Monday of this week (2&3 March). All eyes were firmly fixed on Lola's all-new LMP1 and LMP2 Coupes, which included a track debut for the Speedy Racing Team Sebah Lola LMP2 entry. The Hugh Hayden led Speedy Sebah team enjoyed a good initial shakedown test in the South of France with Andrea Belicchi, Xavier Pompidou, Robbie Kerr and Steve Zacchia all driving the Judd powered Lola.

    • HTTT: Charouz Aston Martin has Another Positive test:

      The brand new LMP1 prototype powered by Aston Martin completed two further days of successful running when the car took part in the official Le Mans Series test at the HTTT Paul Ricard track in Le Castellet, Southern France. The Aston Martin powered prototype experienced problem-free running over four separate sessions during the test in preparation for the opening race in Barcelona in April.

    • HTTT: Quifel-ASM has Productive Test:

      The QUIFEL-ASM Team achieved the third best time in tests at the Paul Ricard circuit, in the MP2 class, held Sunday (2nd March) and yesterday. This test was preparation for the Le Mans Series 2008.

    • HTTT: Alan van der Merwe to Test Aston Martin Vantage GT2.:

      Alan van der Merwe will get the opportunity to test the Aston Martin Vantage GT2 during the Aston Martin Racing exclusive test day at HTT Paul Ricard on 5th March 2008. This will be Alan's first run in modern GT machinery where his experience and success in a Formula 1 car will prove very competitive during the races and vital in the development of the car during testing. Alain had been looking at potential drives in the US for 2008 but when the opportunity to join JWA and the burgeoning Le Mans Series arrived he was quick to make himself available.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Pierre Bruneau to Race Pescarolos???:

      Pierre Bruneau and Marc Rostan tested the Rollcentre Pescarolo Judd at the preseason test at Paul Ricard HTTT.

    • HTTT: Porsche Gets to Grips for 2008:

      Stuttgart. At the official test of the Le Mans Series (LMS) in Le Castellet
      (France), the Porsche RS Spyder celebrated its European premiere. Here, the
      two sports prototypes of the Team Essex (Denmark) and Van Merksteijn
      Motorsport (Netherlands) met their opponents in the fiercely-contested LMP2
      class for the first time. The Swiss Horag Racing team was not present for
      the test as it is already in Florida where it will contest the Sebring 12
      hour race on 15 March. The main purpose in southern France was for teams
      and drivers to familiarise themselves with the new sports prototype. For
      both race teams the RS Spyder represents new territory.

    • HTTT: Audi R10 TDI Sets Best Time at Le Castellet:

      Ingolstadt/Le Castellet – Audi Sport Team Joest clearly set the pace at the official tests of the Le Mans Series (LMS) at Le Castellet (Southern France). At the end of the first test day both Audi R10 TDI cars had a commanding lead in the sportscar field. The fastest time was set by Allan McNish. The Scot was the only driver on Sunday to break the sound barrier of 1.40 minutes.

    • HTTT: Testing Roundup from Day 2:

      HTTT: Testing Roundup from Day 2

    • HTTT: Audi, Porsche and Saleen Set the Pace in Testing:

      The first day of the 2008 Le Mans series heralded perfect weather conditions for the contenders who took part in the now traditional pre- season test at the Paul Ricard High Tech Test facility in southern France. For many teams it was the first time that they ran their new cars against their season-long competitors, and for some, it was the first time that the cars ran at all.

    • HTTT: Testing Roundup from Day 1:

      At the end of the first morning testing in Le Castellet, no problem for drivers who took the wheel. We can note three cars returned to their stands after accidents and the best time for the Audi n° 1 of Mc Nish.

  • February 2008
    • Paul Frere - 1917 - 2008:

      Belgian Paul Frere has passed away, aged 91.

      Frere was a Le Mans legend having won the race in 1960. He competed in Le Mans eight times, recording six finishes. In addition to he competed in 11 F1 Grand Prix's.

    • RUMOUR: FIA GT/LMS - Lamborghini Set for GT2???:

      Rumours are abound that Lamborghini are set to enter the GT2 classes of the major series.

    • Corvette Announces ALMS Driver Lineup:

      DETROIT, Feb. 20, 2008 -- Corvette Racing's roster of championship-winning drivers will return in 2008 to race the Chevrolet factory team's twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in the 12-race American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen will drive the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, joined by Ron Fellows for three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta will drive the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, teamed with Max Papis in long-distance events.

    • Tafel Announces Le Mans Lineup:

      CUMMING, Ga., February 20, 2008 - Tafel Racing will contend for the LM GT2 class honors this June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Automobile Club De L'Ouest (ACO), official sanctioning body of the world's most famous sports car race, announced the Jim Tafel (Alpharetta, Ga.) owned team has been honored as one of only 13 cars invited to participate in the road-based LM GT2 class at the June 14-15 24 hour event. The second-year American Le Mans Series team will be making its first appearance at Le Mans. Team regulars Dominik Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany) and 2007 FIA GT Series GT2 class Champion Dirk Muller (a native of Germany now living in Monaco) will share the Italian supercar with Sebring teammate and 2007 Australian GT Champion Allan Simonsen (Danish-born living in Melbourne, Australia). Tony Dowe (Cumming, Ga.) will oversee preparations for the No. 81 Tafel Racing Ferrari F430 GTC.

    • Seven Lola Sportscars Entered For 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Seven Lola sportscars will make the annual pilgrimage to Le Mans this June for the world’s most famous endurance race – the 76th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. It will be the biggest Lola presence at Le Mans since 1979. Three LMP1 and four LMP2 Lola cars will battle it out in the 55 car field on 14/15 June. Lola’s all-new LMP1 and LMP2 Coupe designs will make their debut at La Sarthe, with the Lola LMP1 Charouz Racing System Team, powered by an Aston Martin engine and the Lola LMP2 Speedy Racing Team Sebah.

    • 55 Le Mans 24 Hours Entrants Selected: A List to Inspire Dreams!:

      Endurance rhymes with excellence! The list of entrants invited to take part in the Test day on 1st June, the prelude to the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours, is the perfect illustration of this. Out of the 88 entries sent in to the ACO Selection Committee, 55 have been selected plus 8 reserves. On the list are the cream of endurance drivers and some of the best in Formula 1!

    • Team Modena - Ready to Race for 2008:

      Team Modena will be competing at the highest levels in both national and international sportscar racing in 2008, with full seasons of racing for its GT1 and GT3 specification cars which will see the team take on the best the sportscar scene has to offer in what should be an exciting year for the team.

    • Jacques Villeneuve Losses NASCAR Ride:

      Bill Davis Racing (BDR) announced yesterday that it will tap into its pool of veteran Cup Series drivers to pilot the No. 27 Toyota Camry during the next several NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Truck Series standouts Mike Skinner and Johnny Benson are both expected to step behind the wheel of BDR’s No. 27 entry.

    • PHOTOS: The 2008 Peugeot 908 Launch:

      Peugeot launched their 2008 challenger, and here are the first photos!

    • Peugeot 2008 - A Year of Challenges:

      The 2007 season turned out to be one of the most rewarding ever for Peugeot Sport which launched four different new cars on the world motor sport scene, from the factory programme with the 908 HDi FAP to its package of promotional formulae with the 207 LW THP, 207 Super 2000 and Spider THP. The lessons learned by the team while finding its marks last year will be implemented in 2008 and all its energy will be devoted to building on that experience to achieve its objectives.

    • Klien Joins Peugeot Sport For Le Mans 24 Hour Bid:

      BMW Sauber F1 Test & Reserve driver to make debut in French classic Paris, 15th February 2008; Christian Klien is set to drive for Peugeot Sport in this years Le Mans 24 Hours, the 25 year old Austrian driver joining an all star line-up as part of a three car assault in the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP. The announcement was made today by Peugeot Sport and comes three days after Christian tested the car at the Paul Ricard Circuit in the South of France.

    • Photos - Charouz Debut Lola Aston Martin!!!:

      The Charouz Racing Systems LMP1 car, powered by an Aston Martin V12 engine, ran successfully for the first time yesterday evening (9 February).

      The car was driven by Jan Charouz at Prodrive's proving ground in Warwickshire, England, as dusk fell over the track.

      The car will compete at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the Le Mans Series.

    • The Entry List and Our Take On It:

      The Le Mans Series full season entry list has been revealed by the ACO with 50 cars being successful. Of those, 16 are LMP1, 15 are LMP2, 5 are LMGT1 and 14 are LMGT2.

    • Guy Smith Secures Le Mans 24 Hour Drive:

      Smith, from Yorkshire, won the world's "blue riband" endurance sportscar race in 2003 with Bentley and then finished second overall on his last appearance in the French "classic" three years ago for Audi.

    • RUMOUR - LMS: Simon Pagenaud AIMs for Creation???:

      With the rumours abound about the American Open Wheel scene and Pagenaud's apparant lack of US$$$, rumours are abound about his future in the sport.

    • FeedMeSportsCars Catches Up with Robbie Kerr:

      Last weekend at the A1GP race in Sydney, Australia, FeedMeSportsCars was able to catch up with Robbie Kerr. After a successful 2007 season which saw the Brit finish second in class at Le Mans, we were able to see what he thought about his 2007 season, his A1GP and his plans for 2008.

    • 'Perfect' First Test For New MG Lola EX265:

      RML AD Group’s new MG Lola EX265 completed a faultless first shakedown test at the Silverstone circuit yesterday, Friday 8th February. The morning run left Brazilian driver Thomas Erdos thrilled by the responsiveness of the new XP-21 engine, and looking forward to the prospects of defending the LMP2 title in this season’s Le Mans Series.

    • ACO To Create Asian Le Mans Series:

      1st & 2nd November 2008 - Shanghai bound!

      After the United States and Europe the Automobile Club de l'Ouest breaks new ground with the organisation of its first race in China.

    • ACO Breaks New Ground With Le Mans Race in China:

      After the United States and Europe the Automobile Club de l’Ouest breaks new ground with the organisation of its first race in China.

    • JWA to Run Vantage GT2 in Le Mans Series:

      James Watt Automotive (JWA) has entered the 2008 Le Mans Series in the new Aston Martin Vantage GT2.

    • 2008 Glory In RML's Sights:

      RML are targeting more glory in 2008 as they aim to add to their tally of 15 titles over the last ten years.

    • A Flood of Le Mans 24 Entries! 88 for 55 Places:

      The 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours is already a huge success before the race has even begun! The closing date for entries was 23rd January and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest received no fewer than 88 forms, an increase of 16% in relation to 2007 when the number of cars allowed to start went up to fifty-five.

  • January 2008
    • Audi To Take on Peugeot in Le Mans Series in 2008:

      Audi Sport Team Joest enters two Audi R10 TDI cars in LMS ALMS Champions Capello/McNish spearhead programme Double programme for DTM stars Prémat and Rockenfeller

    • Racing for Thailand Announces Le Mans Intention:

      Following the disastrous fire prior to the Silverstone LMS race in 2007 in which the teams Pescarolo prototype was destroyed together with a substantial amount of equipment, International Motorsports Ltd has made substantial changes to the team.

    • Two Versions of the Porsche RS Spyder To Compete in 2008:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche RS Spyder will be entering the 2008 motorsport
      season in two different versions: In the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) the
      sports prototypes in the LMP2-class must have a minimum weight of 800 kg.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - More on Toyota's Return:

      More information has come regarding Toyota's return to ACO style sportscar racing

    • Same Driver Lineup for RML's Le Mans Assult:

      RML, in association with AD Group, is delighted to confirm an unchanged driver line-up for the 2008 Le Mans Series. Mike Newton and Thomas Erdos, current LMP2 title-holders, will continue their unbroken partnership into a sixth successive year.

    • Aston Martin Power LMP1 in 2008:

      Aston Martin Racing will provide engines for the Charouz Racing Systems LMP1 entry at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and in the Le Mans Series (LMS).

    • Lola LMP Coupe Plans Unveiled:

      New designs to take on the world at Le Mans Lola Cars International Ltd today announces the addition of the latest generation of LMP Coupe to its vast ancestry of world-beating sportscars. Lola also releases the first images of the all-new Lola B08/60 LMP1. The car will compete in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Series in the hands of existing Lola sportscar customer Charouz Racing System, who will race the new design with an Aston Martin V12 engine and engineering support from Aston Martin Racing.

    • RUMOUR - FIA GT, LMS......Simonsen to Race in 4 Series + Le Mans in 2008???:

      It has revealed that Australian based Dane, Allan Simonsen will be racing in four different race series in 2008.

    • Aston Martin to Defend GT1 Title with Gulf:

      Aston Martin Racing will return to Le Mans in 2008 to defend its GT1 title in the distinctive blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil.

    • It's Official - Aston Martin Joins LMP1:

      It has been announced that Aston Martin will join Charouz Racing Systems and Lola to race in LMP1 in the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2008.

    • Barwell Motorsport to Run ALMS and LMS in GT2:

      Barwell Motorsport has announced extremely exciting plans for the 2008 season, which include competing on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the GT2 classes of the American Le Mans Series and the (European) Le Mans Series. The Surrey-based outfit is currently evaluating the car options for its programme, and the most logical choice (as an existing Aston Martin team) would be the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage-based GT car (as seen in last week’s Autosport), which is currently being evaluated by Aston Martin Racing (Prodrive) as a potential new GT2 chassis.

    • Peugeot Among Sebring Winter Test Entries for ALMS Season Opener:

      Peugeot is among the list of entries for the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test at Sebring, joining Series prototype regulars such as Audi Sport North America, Penske Racing and Dyson Racing from the Porsche camp, three Acura teams, Mazda's B-K Motorsports and Intersport Racing.

    • Lola: Technology to Win Then and Now, 50 Years of Success:

      In 2008 Lola will have plenty to celebrate both on and off the track, when they reach a memorable 50 years in motorsport. During this period the Huntingdon based marque have manufactured almost 4000 competitive cars, recording more race and championship wins than any other racing car manufacturer in the world.

Volume 7

  • December 2007
    • The FMSC View - 2007 Top 10 Le Mans Series Moments and Issues:

      The 2007 Le Mans Series season saw the return of manufacturer support to the series with Peugeot. A few moments stood out to us at FeedMeSportsCars and here they are in our 2007 review of the Le Mans Series.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Where will Montagny Land???:

      With Frenchman Frank Montagny seemingly out of the F1 circle, rumours are flying as to where he will end up.

    • Verstappen Heads Star Lineup for van Merksteijn Porsche RS Spyder:

      Former F1 pilot, Jos Verstappen will join van Merksteijn in 2008 for the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Oliver Panis Joins Team Oreca for 2008:

      Olivier will drive, in all Le Mans Series events and, for the first time, in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the new prototype COURAGE-ORECA currently under development.

    • Jan Lammers Announces 2008 Plans:

      Jan Lammers has decided not to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours with Racing for Holland in 2008. Over the past seven years Racing for Holland often was the best performing privateer team at Le Mans. But Lammers finds the financial risks to big and is focusing in his role as team principal of Racing for Holland on competing with his team in A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Lammers will also be active as racing driver next season; amongst others he has signed a contract with the Horag Racing team, with whom he will compete at the Sebring 12 Hours and the Le Mans Series with a Porsche RS Spyder prototype.

    • The 2008 Le Mans Technical Regulations: Stability And Opening:

      All the races organized under the Le Mans label in 2008 (Le Mans 24 Hours, the American Le Mans Series in the USA and the Le Mans Series in Europe) will comply with new specifications drawn up by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which, in fact, are new technical regulations for all entrants. In 2008, there will be no changes in the categories accepted - LM P1 and LM P2 prototypes, LM GT1 and LM GT2 Grand Touring Cars.

    • Horag Racing Tests Brand-New Porsche RS Spyder, Lammers Joins Team:

      Horag Racing and its two primary drivers, Fredy Lienhard and Didier Theys, are very optimistic about the 2008 racing season after a flawless shakedown test of their brand-new Lista Office and Lista-sponsored Porsche RS Spyder last weekend at the Catalunya circuit north of Barcelona, Spain.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - So Who Will Run Lola Coupes in 2008???:

      With Lola launching the B08/80 Coupe there has been rumour on who will run them.

    • Team Essex Lineup Revealed:

      Today Team Essex -- four time teams' winner in the Danish Touringcar Championship -- revealed its mount for the coming season, a brand-new Porsche RS Spyder at its arhus head quarters in Denmark.

    • Audi Celebrates Ultra-Successful Year In Motorsport:

      Sportscar & Touring car honours keep German manufacturer ahead of rivals
      Formula Palmer Audi racer Brundle Jnr gets Audi power on the road
      The German manufacturer’s pioneering diesel engine technology triumphed in arguably the world’s toughest motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, for a second consecutive year.

    • RML recognise marshals contribution:

      The dedication of a committed marshal has been honoured by the 2007 Le Mans Serieschampions RML Group.

    • WR To Return with Zytek Power:

      Another significant order for two of the Le Mans winning Zytek ZG348s underlines the fact that this has become the customer engine of choice in LMP2 racing. Long time Le Mans 24-hour stalwart and former class winner, WR is returning to the Circuit de la Sarthe in 2008 but is now sourcing it engines from Repton-based Zytek. It is not the only team to have chosen the 510bhp ZG348 for a new 2008 challenger, Embassy Racing having already announced that it will be using Zytek engines next year.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Wurz to Return??? UPDATED:

      After earlier reports (see this story), the 1996 winner could be close to a return to the legendary race.

    • Moreau Join Luc Alphand Adventures for 2008:

      Like this year Guillaume Moreau's 2008 season will be structured around a double programme in the World Series by Renault and Endurance. Guillaume has already decided the second part; he will join Luc Alphand Adventures' team to drive a Corvette C6.R in both the Le Mans 24 Hours and the Le Mans Series.

    • The 1000km of Spa Changes Date:

      The Spa-Francorchamps 1000KM has moved dates. Initially scheduled for the weekend of May 17th/18th, the third round will be held a week earlier than scheduled on May 10th and 11th, on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

    • Jan Charouz and Mucke evaluated by British Autosport:

      A sweet dot arrived at the end of the year from Great Britain to team Skoda Charouz Racing System - Lola/Judd. The experts of respected magazine Autosport placed stall pilots Jan Charouz and Stefan Mucke to top ten racers in Le Mans Series 2007. They both got to reputable top ten as newcomers of championship which gives the price another dimension. Twenty six years old German Mucke is the sixth, twenty-year Czech studying in London is the ninth.

    • Audi to LMS as they Announce Exciting 2008 Program:

      AUDI AG makes a clear commitment to motorsport for the 2008 season with the most extensive factory involvement in the company’s history. In addition to defending the DTM title with the new A4 and the entry of three diesel-powered sportscars in the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Audi Sport plans the continuation of its involvement in the American Le Mans Series and its entry in the Le Mans Series in Europe.

  • November 2007
    • Virgo To Continue Championship Winning Ways in LMS:

      Virgo Motorsport today confirmed their intention to defend their LMS Championship , as well as taking up their entry for the Le Mans 24hrs 2008.

    • Le Mans Series Champion Rob Bell Signs With Virgo Motorsport For 2008:

      2007 Le Mans Series champion, Rob Bell, has signed to drive for Virgo Motorsport in 2008, contesting this Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the team and with the support of Dunlop.

    • Two Saleen S7Rs For Larbre In 2008:

      LARBRE COMPETITION has signed an agreement with ORECA establishing its 2008 GT sporting programme with two FORD SALEEN S7Rs.

    • Horsepower International And Liz Halliday Issue Claim Against Team Modena:

      Horsepower International Inc, funding co-ordinator of Liz Halliday, has issued a Claim against Team Modena for repayment of around £100,000 in a multiple breach of contract claim. Liz is also a Claimant in the action, seeking damages against the Team, also for multiple breaches of contract.

    • RML Recognise Marshals Contribution:

      The outstanding contribution of a marshal in 2007 will be recognised by the RML Group ‘Marshal of the Year Award’ on Saturday (November 24).

    • The 2008, 24 Hours of Le Mans Preselection Invitees:

      The ACO has released the official pre-selections for the 2008 event. Once again, the FIA GT winners and runners up have been invited along with the winners and runners-up from the Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans or first in the American Le Mans Series and Petit Le Mans in 2007.

    • Mil Milhas: Larbre Competition Take Victory:

      Larbre Competition returned from the final round of the Le Mans Series season finale in Brazil with a hugely satisfying GT1 class win at the 1000-mile Mil Milhas race at Interlagos.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - New Engines for the Series???:

      Rumours and evidence are abound that the LMP2 category of the Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series could get a power boost over the coming years.

    • Le Mans Series Announces 2008 Calendar:

      2008 Provisional Calendar*

    • Mil Milhas: Peugeot Wrap up the Title!:

      Second place for the N8 908 HDi FAP of Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin in this weekend's 1000 Milhas Brasil at Interlagos, Sao Paulo, was sufficient to wrap up the 2007 Le Mans Series title for Peugeot Total. The 908 HDi FAP of Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian took victory in the 1000 Milhas to hand Peugeot Total its second one-two result of the year to round off the 2007 season in style.

    • Mil Milhas: Spyker have a Strong Finish to Season:

      The famous Brazilian track of Interlagos was the scene of the last race in the six-round Le Mans Series today. After five European 1000 km races a field of 14 GT2 cars competed this weekend in the only endurance race on South-American soil: the Mil Milhas Brasil. Spyker Squadron, the factory team of Spyker Cars, entered the number 85 Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R driven by Peter Kox (NL), Mike Hezemans (NL) and Paul van Splunteren (NL).

    • Mil Milhas: Suspension Problems Halt Primat's Charge:

      Pescarolo Sport and Harold Primat fought back from suspension failure early in the Le Mans Series finale at Interlagos to claim a respectable fourth overall in the 1000-mile Mil Milhas race, but were unable to overhaul Peugeot in the Championship.

    • Mil Milhas: Another Podium for Rob Bell:

      Rob Bell finished his Le Mans Series season with an unblemished record of finishing every race this season on the podium of the GT2 class, with a third place in the JMB Ferrari 430. The Formula One venue of Interlagos in Brazil hosted the final round of the championship at which Bell also consolidated his GT2 Drivers Championship title.

    • Mil Milhas: Matteo Bobbi Race Report:

      The first Mil Milhas race of Matteo Bobbi concluded with a retirement due to technical problems. The Milanese Champion, commented the race delineating the outcome of his Brazilian experience:

    • Mil Milhas: Michelin Sweep Three Titles in Brazin:

      On the Sao Paulo circuit in Brazil, Michelin and Peugeot Sport sealed their sixth Le Mans Series win of the year. The Lamy/Sarrazin crew claimed the championship win, ahead of the Pescarolo Sport line-up of Bouillon and Collard. The Pescarolo crew finish in a magnificent second place in the championship, just ahead of Peugeot Sport's second car driven by Minassian/Gene.

    • Mil Milhas: Peugeot Take 1-2 and Championship + Results!:

      For the teams and drivers who made the special effort to compete in the final race of the 2007 Le Mans Series, the historic Mil Milhas, their effort was rewarded with a fantastic event on a legendary circuit.

    • Mil Milhas: Peugeot and Zytek Dominate Qualifying:

      Stephane Sarrazin recorded his first pole position time of the season for Saturday’s 51st anniversary Mil Milhas, held at Interlagos in Brazil. The Frenchman went out late in the 20 minute session and set a best of 1m18.787s in his diesel powered Peugeot 908 HDI FAP.

    • Mil Milhas: Peugeot Qualifying Recap:

      Although Stephane Sarrazin started June's Le Mans 24 Hours from pole position, the Frenchman and his team-mate Pedro Lamy had yet to qualify first on the grid of a Le Mans Series race since the beginning of the year.

    • Mil Milhas: Labre Qualifying Recap:

      Larbre Competition's attempts to spice up this weekend's Le Mans Series GT1 battle in the Mil Milhas at Interlagos have been halted after a protest from their class rivals.

    • Mil Milhas: Spyker Qualifying Recap:

      Sao Paulo, 8th November - Spyker Squadron, the factory race-team of Dutch super-car manufacturer Spyker Cars, qualified sixth today for this weekend's last round of the Le Mans Series; the Mil Milhas Brasil. The 1000 mile-race will be raced at the only South-American Formula 1 circuit; Interlagos. The track, famous for its curvy nature with lots of difference in elevation, lies in the middle of the metropole Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Essex To Race with Porsche???:

      Rumours are abound that former Le Mans winner John Nielsen could be entering a Porsche RS Spyder in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Mil Milhas: The Qualifying Times:

      Mil Milhas - The Grid

    • Larbre Rivals Turn Down Chance Of GT1 Championship Battle At Interlagos:

      Larbre Competition’s attempts to spice up this weekend’s Le Mans Series GT1 battle in the Mil Milhas at Interlagos have been halted after a protest from their class rivals.

    • Mil Milhas: Peugeot Previews the 2007 Le Mans Series Finale:

      The 2007 Le Mans Series concludes with the calendar’s only non-European fixture which takes the teams to Interlagos, Sao Paulo, for the season’s finale on November 10.

    • Mil Milhas: JWA Secure All-Star Lineup:

      James Watt Automotive (JWA) has secured an all-star driver line-up for the final round of this year's Le Mans Series, the Mil Milhas in Brazil on November 10.

    • Mil Milhas: Pescarolo Sport And Primat Set For Final Battle:

      Geneva-based racing driver Harold Primat is determined to play his part for Pescarolo Sport at the Mil Milhas in Brazil, as the French team attempt one of motorsport’s greatest-ever giant killing acts.

    • Halliday on the Mend and Behind the Mic:

      Liz Halliday is back in the commentary box next weekend as the 2007 Le Mans Series season concludes with the 1000-mile Mil Milhas race at Interlagos in Brazil.

  • October 2007
    • Cosworth ALMS Engine Off - For Now:

      Cosworth has revealed to FeedMeSportsCars that their heavily touted 'XH' engine has been laid to rest - for now.

    • Mil Milhas: Spyker Squadron Previews the Race:

      Within a few days from now the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is home to the final round of 2007 Le Mans Series season. After a series of spectacular European races the season has almost come to an end. With 14 cars in the GT2 class the ‘Mil Milhas’ - 1000 miles - of Interlagos has all the ingredients to go into the history books as the first South-American Le Mans Series race.

    • The ACO Welcomes Birth Of 'Groupe Pescarolo Automobiles':

      The Automobile Club de l’Ouest has never had any intention of departing from its role as organiser of the Le Mans 24 Hours to intervene in the existence of an entrant, as the club is aware of its duties and the impact of each of its actions. However, this does not prevent the ACO from being attentive to the future of a team whatever its nationality or size.

    • Pescarolo and Nicolet Team Up:

      Henri Pescarolo of Pescarolo Sport and Jacques Nicolet of Saulnier Racing have teamed up to form Group Pescarolo Automobiles.

    • Lola Unveil their LMP2 Coupe:

      Lola have released details of the first ever customer available LMP2 Coupe - the B08/80.

    • 2008 Le Mans 24 Hour Dates Confirmed:

      2008 Le Mans 24 Hour Dates Confirmed

    • Mil Milhas:AMR Labre Confirm Entry:

      The late decision by the LMS organisers in January to enter the Brazilian race, just days before the entry closure for participants to the 2007 season, has since provoked some economic and logistical issues amongst all teams.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Former Winner To Return???:

      Upon announcing his retirement from F1 racing, Alex Wurz hinted that he may come back to Le Mans to race again.

    • Horag Racing to Race a Porsche RS Spyder in LMP2 in 2008:

      Endurance sports car drivers Fredy Lienhard and Didier Theys announced today that they will drive a Porsche RS Spyder fielded by Horag Racing in the Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class of the Le Mans Series (LMS) in 2008.

  • September 2007
  • August 2007
    • Peugeot Pilot Impresses in NASCAR Test:

      Former Formula 1 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve made his debut behind the wheel of a Bill Davis Racing Toyota Tundra machine Monday and Tuesday at Chicagoland Speedway.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Trouble for Racing for Holland:

      Racing for Holland has withdrawn for the remainder of 2007 and questions have been raised over their 2008 campaign.

    • Spa: RML Celebrate and Impressive Win:

      The RML AD Group MG Lola recorded an impressive start-to-finish LMP2 win in the Spa 1000 kilometres in Belgium yesterday for Round 4 of the 2007 Le Mans Series, not only taking class honours, but finishing in an unprecedented third position overall.

    • Spa: GT Race Recaps:

      Spa: GT Race Recaps
      Modena
      Labre
      Spyker
      Joel Camathias
      Rob Bell

    • Spa: Team Recaps from the Front - LMP1:

      Spa: Team Recaps from the Front - LMP1
      Peugeot
      Creation
      Charouz
      Zytek
      Harold Primat

    • Spa: The Team/Driver Reports from LMP2:

      Spa: The Team/Driver Reports from LMP2
      Horag Racing
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Allen Timpany

    • Spa: Peugeot Dominate in a Crash Filled Race + Results!:

      There was high drama throughout the incident-packed fourth Le Mans Series race, which was won by Peugeot’s Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy for the third time this season, Peugeot’s fourth win in the series.

    • Spa: LMP1 Team Qualifying Recaps:

      Spa: LMP1 Team Qualifying Recaps
      Peugeot
      Zytek
      Charouz
      Creation

    • Spa: Qualifying Reports from Spa:

      Spa: Qualifying Reports from Spa
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Michelin
      Harold Primat

    • Spa: Spyker and Labre Qualifying Recaps:

      Spa: Spyker and Labre Qualifying Recaps

    • Spa: Peugeot Smash the Field in Qualifying + Grid!:

      The magic two minute barrier for prototype sports cars at Spa remains unbroken after qualifying for the fourth race of the 2007 Le Mans Series at the majestic Belgian track. However, Peugeot drivers Nicolas Minassian and Stephane Sarrazin were coming extremely close during qualifying on Saturday afternoon in their 650 horsepower Peugeot 908 HDI FAPs.

    • Spa: Radical Surgery Results Revealed On SR9 For Spa 1000km Team:

      Bruichladdich Radical has spent the break since Nurburgring undergoing surgery although this nose job is more than cosmetic. The revised aerodynamics provide more down-force at the front and rear while maintaining the excellent balance that was praised in a recent independent track test. The suspension has also been changed and now incorporates four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers.

    • Allan Simonsen - Podium Master in 2007:

      Last weekend at Brands Hatch the highly versatile Danish/Australian driver – Allan Simonsen – climbed aboard the United Christian Broadcasters Ferrari 430 GT3 for the first time this season. So busy has his race schedule been, it was his first opportunity to drive the car.

    • Spa: Peugeot Hope To Keep Winning Streak Alive:

      There's been no question of a summer break for Peugeot Sport which has been busy preparing the two 908 HDi FAPs that will contest the next race of the LMS calendar, the 1,000km of Spa-Francorchamps (August 17-19). Work has also been ongoing on the development of the car itself with a view to enhancing its reliability for the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Spa: Zytek Prepares for Successful Return to Spa:

      Zytek Motorsport returns this weekend to the scene of its 2005 triumph at Spa 1000km. In 2005 the team saw victory with the driver trio John Nielsen, Casper Elgaard and Hayanari Shimoda in the factory run Zytek 05S sportscar. Last year the team achieved third on the podium at Spa, following the debut of the Zytek 06S.

    • Spa: Yoong to Sit out at Charouz:

      Nearly two months long break in the Le Mans Series has reached the end and exceptionally big starting field is going to the legendary Spa Franchorchamps track in Belgium. The Czech team Skoda Charouz Racing System -- Lola/Judd is among them. This weekend will see an exception and just two drivers will share the wheel in the fourth round out of six. Jan Charouz and Stefan Muecke will try to score another successful result for the factory Lola B07/17 Judd.

    • Spa: Kruse Motorsport Preview:

      The 7 kilometres road course of Spa Francorchamps carved into the famous Ardennes will host the 4th Round of Le Mans Series and it will showcase horsepower, handling and brave hearts. Kruse Motorsports drivers duo Jean de Pourtales and Norbert Siedler are eager to give their very best on one of the last real race tracks that are left.

    • Spa: Michelin - Spa is No Easy Task:

      Having taken another win at the recent Spa 24 Hours, part of the FIA GT Championship, Michelin is now preparing for a new challenge on the legendary Belgian circuit, in the heart of the Ardennes. The latest encounter is this weekend's fourth round of the Le Mans series, out of a total of six that make up the season.

    • Spa: Pierre Ehret Preview:

      Pierre Ehret travels well prepared to the 4th round of the Le Mans Series at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). The Porsche pilot of Farnbacher Racing aims to finish on podium next weekend.

    • Spa: Johnny Mowlem Preview:

      SPA, Belgium (Aug. 15, 2007)-- Johnny Mowlem heads for one of his busiest weeks of the 2007 season today, with back to back races at Spa Francorchamps, Belgium (Aug. 18-19), followed by Oschersleben, Germany (Aug. 25-26), with a two day PR trip thrown in between.

    • Spa: Camathias Looking to the Top Eight:

      Joel is ready to be back in action for the fourth round of the Le Mans Series. Swiss GT driver Joel Camathias (26) is ready to return at Spa for the fourth round of the prestigious Le Mans Series. Joel, alongside his Briton team-mates Paul Daniels and Dave Cox driving James Watt Automotive # 95 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR, is looking forward to finish the Belgian race in the top eight.

    • Darren Turner to Drive Modena Aston Martin for Silverstone:

      It’s been announced today that GT1 Le Mans winner, Darren Turner, will re-unite with Team Modena and its Aston Martin DBR9 for the final European round of the 2007 Le Mans Series at Silverstone on 16th September.

    • Liz Halliday Joins Motors TV Commentary Team for Spa 1000kms:

      Dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday will join the Motors TV commentary team this weekend as the ‘High Speed Television’ channel brings viewers live action from round 4 of the Le Mans Series in Spa.

    • Spa: ProSpeed to Tackle the Ardennes Again:

      For the second time in less than a month, the world’s leading sportscar and endurance teams will meet in the Belgian Ardennes. After the FIA GT Championship ran its classic 24 Hours in July, it is now the turn of the Le Mans Series to tackle the 7-kilometre former public road circuit for yet another of those classic sportscar races: the Spa 1000 Kilometres.

    • It's Official - Peugeot's Bourdais to F1:

      After months of speculation, 2007 Le Mans runner-up Sebastian Bourdais has signed with Toro Rosso.

    • Spa: Primat Looking Forward to Spa Challenge:

      Harold Primat and Pescarolo Sport travel to Belgium for Round 4 of the Le Mans Series in confident mood as they prepare to visit a circuit where both driver and team boast a good record.

    • Spa: GT1 Competition Continues for Labre:

      With the GT1 championship battle impossibly close in the Le Mans Series, Larbre Competition will be hoping the vast and successful experience of both the team and their driver line-up at Spa-Francorchamps will give them the edge as round 4 of the 2007 season heads to the Belgian circuit.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS – What will Corvette do in 2008???:

      With the odd, competition-less situation the factory Corvette squad finds themselves in, in 2007 – speculation is starting about their 2008 plans.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Bourdais to F1 Announcement Soon???:

      With the turmoil at Toro Rosso, an announcement on the Le Mans runner-up, Sebastian Bourdais’ 2008 movements could be near.

  • July 2007
  • June 2007
    • PHOTOS: The Best Action from theLMP1 Field:

      PHOTOS: The Best Action from theLMP1 Field

    • PHOTOS: The Best Action from the LMP2 Field:

      Over the coming days we will give you some of the best photos we have seen from Le Mans for the different classes. We hope you enjoy!

    • PHOTOS: The Best Action from the GT1 Field:

      Over the coming days we will give you some of the best photos we have seen from Le Mans for the different classes. We hope you enjoy!

    • PHOTOS: 6 of the Best from GT2 at Le Mans:

      PHOTOS: 6 of the Best from GT2 at Le Mans

    • Nurburgring: Peugeot Once Again Dominate + Grid!:

      For the third time in as many Le Mans Series races in 2007, Peugeot will start from the front row of the grid as Spaniard Marc Gene out-qualified his team-mate Pedro Lamy at the Nurburgring. The two Peugeots lapped faster than last year’s pole position time, as did third-placed Stefan Mucke in the Charouz Lola, and Hayanari Shimoda, who was disapopinted to be fourth in his Zytek.

    • Nurbruring: Bruichladdich Radical on Top Form:

      Today saw the first day of track action in the Le Mans Series with Team Bruichladdich Radical making its mark as a front runner. In the first one-hour session Stuart Moseley put the Radical SR9 an impressive fifth overall and at the top of the LMP2 class. The time of 1 minute 47.914 was the best for the team today and is already one second faster than its qualifying time for the race here last year when the Team Bruichladdich Radical made its debut.

    • Nurburgring: Modena Up for the Challenge:

      Team Modena return to Le Mans Series action this coming weekend (June 30th / July 1st) with a 1000km race at the Nurburgring Grand Prix circuit in Germany, and are aiming for a strong finish in the competitive race. Coming just two weeks after the testing Le Mans 24-Hour race, the Team Modena crew have worked hard to prepare their Aston Martin DBR9, fully repairing the accident damage incurred in the night at Le Mans and having the car ready for the challenge of this weekend.

    • New Sponsor for Primat, Pescarolo:

      Geneva-based racing driver Harold Primat and French team Pescarolo Sport have announced a partnership with leading European business magazine Market500.eu.

    • Nurburgring: Peugeot Barely Catches their Breath:

      With barely a week for the team to catch its breath after its resounding second place in the recent Le Mans 24 Hours, Peugeot Sport returns to the Le Mans Series trail for the 1,000km race at the Nürburgring, Germany.

    • Nurburgring: Primat Eager to get Back to Le Mans Series:

      After finishing the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time less than two-weeks ago, Pescarolo Sport driver Harold Primat is relishing this weekend’s third round of the Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 1000kms.

    • The FMSC Take on Le Mans 2007 Pt 1:

      Another year, another Le Mans.

      This one has been one of the more anticipated races in the recent past.

      The diesel battles – Peugeot come to take on the might of Audi. They have also bought a coupe along, which has helped with winning over the fans.

    • Larbre Competition Achieve Superb Podium:

      Larbre Competition were left celebrating at the end of the Le Mans 24 Hours as their 008 Aston Martin DBR9 securing a well deserved GT1-class podium for the French team.

    • Rumour: Le Mans - Have Pescarolo Raced Their Last 24h Race???:

      Henri Pescarolo has claimed that his team may not be at Le Mans in 2008.

    • Lewis Hamilton is Not the Only Successful British Driver:

      Lewis Hamilton may have brilliantly won his last two races, but there is
      more than one British motorsport driver who is on a winning streak and whose
      success should be celebrated.

    • Binnie Motorsports Victorious at Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Binnie Motorsports from Portsmouth, New Hampshire was victorious over the weekend in one of the biggest, most grueling and important motor races in the world; the Le Mans 24 hours in France.

    • Facts About Audi’s Seventh Le Mans Victory:

      Audi prevailed with TDI power for the second year in succession at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For Audi, it was the seventh win from nine starts in the French long-distance classic. At the same time, Audi presented the German automobile industry with its 25th Le Mans victory. Allan McNish drives the Le Mans winning car at the "Festival of Speed" at Goodwood this coming weekend. The spectators at the Norisring can also see Audi’s revolutionary diesel sportscar in action: Frank Biela spools off several demonstration laps with the R10 TDI on Sunday at 1:10 p.m., just before the start of the DTM race.

    • Le Mans-Winning DBR9 Set to Wow British Crowds at Goodwood:

      The Aston Martin Racing and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts DBR9 which triumphed at the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race, held last weekend, is set to appear before British fans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over June 23-24.

    • Fiskens Co-sponsored Le Mans Legends Race Turns Out To Be a Classic:

      Over 200,000 spectators and a Motors TV television audience of many hundreds of thousands more, were treated to a thrilling prelude to the Le Mans 24 Hours by the Fiskens co-sponsored Le Mans Legends Race on Saturday morning

    • 3 More Stores From Le Mans:

      3 More Stores From Le Mans
      Brembo
      Darren Turner
      Oliver Gavin

    • Head of Audi Motorsport Honored at Le Mans:

      Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Motorsport, was honored Thursday by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest with the Spirit of Le Mans award. The ACO honors each year persons who make lasting impacts on sports car racing at Le Mans and around the world.

    • More Post Race Recaps from Le Mans:

      More Post Race Recaps from Le Mans
      Lola
      Michelin
      Kumho
      Adrian Fernandez

    • More Stories from Le Mans:

      More Stories from Le Mans
      Racing for Holland
      LNT
      Rob Bell

    • A Step by Step Guide to the Audi Race Win!:

      A Step by Step Guide to the Audi Race Win!
      The start
      3pm-7pm
      7pm-11pm
      11pm-3am
      3am-7am
      7am-11am
      11am-3pm
      The final race wrap-up

    • The Story of Peugeot's Race:

      The Story of Peugeot's Race
      At 5pm
      At 8:30pm
      At 11pm
      At 1am
      At 3am
      At 6am
      At 9am
      At 12pm
      At 3pm
      The Final Comments

    • The LMP1 Teams and Drivers Recap the Race:

      The LMP1 Teams and Drivers Recap the Race
      Creation
      Charouz Lola
      Alex Yoong
      Harold Primat

    • LMP2 Race Recaps:

      LMP2 Race Recaps
      Zytek
      RML
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Liz Halliday

    • The Aston Martin Race Rundown!:

      The Aston Martin Race Rundown!
      3 hours
      6 hours
      8 hours
      12 hours
      18 hours
      21 hours
      Final recap

    • The Corvette Race Rundown:

      The Corvette Race Rundown
      3 hours
      6 hours
      12 hours
      18 hours
      Final recap

    • Final Race Reports from GT1:

      Final Race Reports from GT1
      Team Modena
      Jos Menton

    • Final Race Reports from the GT2 Field:

      Final Race Reports from the GT2 Field
      Porsche
      Spyker

    • The Race in the Morning:

      The Race in the Morning
      Racing for Holland
      Modena
      Risi
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Adrian Fernandez

    • The Race at 12 Hours:

      The Race at 12 Hours
      Risi
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Spyker
      Lola
      Adrian Fernandez

    • The State of the Race after 6 Hours:

      The State of the Race after 6 Hours
      Lola
      Michelin
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Risi
      Adrian Fernandez

    • LMP1 News Coming into Le Mans:

      LMP1 News Coming into Le Mans
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Racing for Holland

    • Provisional Results - 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      Provisional Results - 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans

    • Rumour: Aston Martin to go for Outright Win???:

      Just moments after their popular victory, Aston Martin boss, David Richards has given a hint of their future.

    • Standings After 18 Hours:

      Standings After 18 Hours

    • Standings After 12 Hours:

      Standings After 12 Hours

    • Standings After 6 Hours:

      Standings After 6 Hours

    • New Rule Will Require Closed-Tops on LMP1 Category:

      The Automobile Club de l'Ouest, the organizing body of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, introduced future regulations Thursday that will transform the LMP1 class from 2010 onward. The ACO will mandate starting in 2010 that cars in the top prototype class move to closed-top designs that will enable manufacturers to build prototypes that more closely mirror their showroom cars.

    • The Times from the Pre-Race Warm Up:

      Team Peugeot Total seems to continue to have an advantage over the Audi Sport North America teams. Peugeot led the warm-up and final practice for the 2007 Le Mans 24.

    • News the Morning Before the Race:

      News the Morning Before the Race
      Notes
      Audi
      Aston Martin

    • Supplier Reports Coming into Le Mans:

      Supplier Reports Coming into Le Mans
      Lola
      Michelin
      Brembo

    • More News Coming into Le Mans:

      More News Coming into Le Mans
      Gregor Fisken
      Liz Halliday

    • LMP2 News Coming into Le Mans
    • GT1 News Coming into Le Mans:

      GT1 News Coming into Le Mans
      Corvette
      Aston Martin Labre

    • GT2 News Coming into Le Mans:

      GT2 News Coming into Le Mans
      Porsche
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Risi

    • The Starting Grid at Le Mans:

      The Starting Grid at Le Mans

    • Class Classification After the Wednesday Qualifying:

      Class Classification After the Wednesday Qualifying

    • Overall Times from Qualifying 1:

      Times from Qualifying 1

    • Peugeot Win Provisional Pole in Battle with Audi:

      Le Mans week action kicked off this evening with the first official practice session which saw Team Peugeot Total claim the fastest and third fastest times in the dying seconds. The evening’s run was interrupted by two red flag incidents, and was also upset by a brief but heavy thunderstorm that dumped rain over much over the French circuit. Stéphane Sarrazin (N°8 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP) and Nicolas Minassian (N°7) profited from drying conditions late in the session, however, to post their quickest times in a particularly thrilling finale. Despite the day’s successful conclusion, however, the drivers and team management are fully aware that Le Mans is a 24-hour race, and not just a question of posting one fast lap, and everything will be thrown wide open again when practice resumes tomorrow evening.

    • Audi Win Q1 but not Q2 in Thrilling Qualifying Battle:

      The first qualifying session for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours has given a hint what specators can expect weekend in the 75th running of the French endurance classic: a thrilling battle between the diesel-powered sportscars from Audi and Peugeot.

    • Racing for Holland Qualifying Recap - Short Showers:

      After the first two qualifying sessions for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, Racing for Holland has set a ninth fastest time with 3’35.660. This time was set in the first session between 19.00 and 21.00 hours by Jan Lammers.

    • Fernandez Leads Barazi to the Top of LMP2:

      Adrian Fernandez placed the #33 Zytek 07S/2 sponsored by Lowe’s at the top of the LMP2 class leader board in the first qualifying practice sessions held this evening in preparation for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The goal today for the majority of the 54-car field was to enable each entry’s stable of drivers to complete three laps, which is mandatory to compete in the race, with the time posted by each driver within 130% of the quickest lap in each class.

    • Women or Woman in Le Mans:

      When the 165 drivers entered to take part in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours line-up in the town centre for the traditional drivers’ parade this Friday, one will perhaps stand out more than the rest.

    • Bruichladdich Radical Qualifying Recap:

      24 Heures du Mans has started! All three Team Bruichladdich Radical drivers have driven in the two qualifying sessions held this evening completing their compulsory three laps in the dark.

    • Covette and their Wednesday Recap:

      LE MANS, France, June 13, 2007 - Rain and red flags played havoc with Corvette Racing's best-laid plans in the first of two qualifying sessions for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the threat of rain in the air, there was a sense of urgency as tonight's session began at 7 p.m. When qualifying concluded shortly after midnight, Corvette Racing was third and fifth in provisional GT1 qualifying. Oliver Gavin ran the quickest time for Corvette Racing at 3:52.130 on his final lap in the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R, with Jan Magnussen close behind at 3:52.657 in the No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

    • Team Modena 6th After Wednesday Quali:

      Team Modena finished the first evening of qualifying for the 2007 Le Mans 24-Hour race sixth quickest in the LM GT1 class, and the pace-setter of the privately run Aston Martin DBR9s. As the track dried after an earlier rain shower, times dropped at the end of the session, when Antonio Garcia went out with 15-minutes remaining and set the car's quickest lap of the night.

    • Strike One For the Scots in GT2:

      Scuderia Ecosse took first blood at Le Mans tonight, taking the provisional pole position for the 24 hour race. Andrew Kirkaldy’s 4:04.185 banker lap during the first hour of qualifying was never beaten so he secured the top spot in the GT2 class.

    • Spyker Squadron Wednesday Report:

      Zeewolde, 14 June – In mixed conditions Spyker Squadron entered both factory Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R’s in the first two qualifying sessions on Wednesday. The first two-hour qualifying session started at 19:00 in dry conditions. Earlier today we had some light showers and more rain was expected for the evening…

    • LNT Back for Another Win:

      Lawrence Tomlinson knew it was going to happen. It was just a matter of time. The leading Porsche at Le Mans last year just had to break, so hard was the beating it took in the opening stages of what would become the first win for Panoz and Team LNT at the world's premier auto race.

    • Racing For Holland Previews Le Mans:

      After the test one week ago the real job started today for Racing for Holland. Just before 10.30 this morning the team had the technical scruteneering, as usual at the Place des Jacobins in the centre of Le Mans.

    • PICTURES: Flying Lizard's New Livery:

      PICTURES: Flying Lizard's New Livery

    • Arena Withdraw - 54 Cars to Take on Le Mans:

      The British based Arena team have withdrawn from Le Mans ahead of qualifying.

    • Gregor Fiskin to Realise a Boyhood Dream:

      When Scottish racing driver and historic automobile dealer Gregor Fisken signed to race for Aston Martin Racing Larbre this season he realised a boyhood dream. With works support from Aston Martin, the French team are flying the flag for the famous marque in the Le Mans Series this season and at the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend will carry numbers 006 and 008 as they join the Prodrive-run works machines in a four-car assault on the world’s most famous motor race.

    • McNish and Pirro Gear up for Le Mans:

      Since returning to the American Le Mans Series on a full-time basis at the start of 2006, Dindo Capello and Allan McNish have been as successful as a pairing can be. They won at Sebring and Petit Le Mans last year for Audi, just two of their eight victories on the way to the second class championship for each.

    • The 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans Field
    • Adrian Fernandez Impressed and Excited Ahead of Le Mans:

      Adrian Fernandez will be making his first career start in the world’s most famous endurance race this Saturday – the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Fernandez, alongside teammates Haruki Kurosawa of Japan and Robbie Kerr of England, will pilot the Barazi Epsilon-entered #33 Zytek 07S/2 sportscar sponsored by Lowe’s in LMP2 class competition. The field of 55 cars will take the green flag at 3:00 pm local time (9:00 am ET) following a week of activities leading up to the prestigious event.

    • Audi Out for an Amazing Seventh Win:

      On 16/17 June 2007 AUDI AG will again tackle one of motorsport’s biggest challenges of all: With three prototypes, Audi Sport Team Joest will be contesting the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s most demanding car race that will be staged for the 75th time this year.

    • Allan McNish Talks Le Mans:

      If Tom Kristensen is the Great Dane, then why shouldn't Audi mate Allan McNish be known as the Great Scot? That's exactly what McNish has been in his American Le Mans Series and sports car racing career with wins at every marquee event in the sport. That, of course, includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans where he won in only his La Sarthe appearance in 1998 in a works Porsche. After what seems like a lifetime of near misses, McNish is back at Le Mans and hoping to add a second Le Mans crown.

    • Le Mans to Enjoy Audi Landmark:

      AUDI AG has been involved in the 24 Hours of Le Mans since 1999. Rarely in the past has an automobile manufacturer been so successful at, quite possibly, the world’s toughest car race. Six overall victories from eight starts – including the historical first win for a diesel powered car at Le Mans – is a more than an impressive résumé.

    • Tom Kristensen Will Race for Victory Number 8!:

      The doctors supervising Tom Kristensen’s (Denmark) recuperation and Audi Sport have given the go-ahead for his comeback following his successful test at the wheel of an Audi A4 DTM at Brands Hatch (England). As result, nothing else stands in the way of his competing for Audi Sport Team Joest in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16/17 June. The seven-time Le Mans winner will be racing alongside Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) as originally planned. As a result, Mattias Ekström, who was designated as reserve driver for Tom Kristensen, can now concentrate solely on the title fight in the DTM.

    • Bruichladdich Radical Previews the Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Team Bruichladdich Radical is in France for the legendary Le Mans 24 hour race to be held next weekend. The race starts on Saturday 16th June and is the 75th in history where cars drive for 24 hours on the 8.47 mile circuit which is mainly closed public roads.

    • Rumour: Le Mans - Will Tom Kristensen Miss the Race??? UPDATE:

      With the injuries suffered in May in a DTM accident, it is unclear to whether Tom Kristensen will race for his eighth win at Le Mans.

    • The Audi R10 and a Lap of Le Mans:

      When Mattias Ekström climbed out of the Audi R10 TDI cockpit after his first laps around the "Circuit des 24 Heures" at Le Mans, his eyes lit up. "The circuit is very impressive – and incredibly fast," explained the Swede, who reeled off his first laps in a LM P1 sportscar as did his DTM team-mates Lucas Luhr, Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller at Le Mans on the official test day.

    • Werner Looking for 3rd Le Mans Win with Dream Team:

      Marco Werner has every right to be confident for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Winning there has become a tradition for Audi and the trio of himself, Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro. The threesome enters this year's 75th edition of Le Mans as defending champions and looking to add more history at the world's greatest motor race.

    • Aston Martin to go for Le Mans Glory:

      Aston Martin Racing Larbre head into the Le Mans 24 Hours in buoyant mood after a successful test last week. The French team are now ready to challenge the works giants of Corvette and Saleen, as well as their Aston Martin team mates from Prodrive, for honours in an ultra-competitive GT1 grid.

    • RML Meet all Test Day Targets:

      Ahead of this month's 75th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, AD Group and RML came away from the official test day yesterday, June 3rd, well satisfied with a faultless run of nearly eight hours around the full 13.6 kilometre Sarthe circuit.

    • Binnie's Rookies Le Mans Test "Positive":

      This past weekend Chris had his first taste of Le Mans and also realized a dream to make his career debut at the Sarthe Circuit driving the Lola Zytek LMP2 prototype for the American Team Binnie Motorsports.

    • "We Won't be the Fastest but We'll be the Toughest.":

      There are so many angles and stories about Le Mans in play for this year's edition of the world's most famous auto race. With 12 teams and 35 drivers at this year's 24 Hours, the American Le Mans Series contingent no doubt will play a significant role in the outcome of the event. Today they offer a few views as the race's 75th running quickly approaches.

    • Brabham and Johansson Prepare for La Sarthe:

      Taking a break from the intense schedule of the American Le Mans Series, Highcroft Racing's Stefan Johansson and David Brabham are deep in preparation for the physical and mental challenge of the Circuit de la Sarthe this June. Each year brings a renewed passion for these two seasoned drivers to capture (or recapture) racing's ultimate victory.

    • Sir Stirling Moss Returns to Le Mans with Aston Martin:

      Sir Stirling Moss – Britain’s most celebrated racing driver – will later this month be re-united with the iconic Aston Martin DBR1 that he drove in the 1950s, helping Aston Martin to victory in the 1959 World Sportscar Championship.

    • Reports From LMP1 - Le Mans Testing:

      Reports From LMP1 - Le Mans Testing
      Creation
      Harold Primat

    • Zytek and Lola View of the Test Day:

      Zytek and Lola View of the Test Day

    • Modena Happy After Le Mans Test:

      Team Modena conducted a successful test at Le Mans on Sunday (June 3rd), the annual test day at the famous French track providing the only opportunity for teams to run on the full circuit as used for the 24-Hour race later this month. After recording a top-ten finish in the gruelling race last year, hopes are high that the team can again prove what they are capable of in 2007.

    • The View from Some of the GT2 Runners in Testing:

      The View from Some of the GT2 Runners in Testing
      Spyker
      Flying Lizard
      Allan Simonsen
      Rob Bell

    • Motors TV Confirms Commentary Team for Exclusive LIVE Le Mans 24 Hours Coverage:

      Motors TV have announced a commentary team brimming with knowledge and experience of the Le Mans 24 Hours as the channel gears up for its groundbreaking coverage of the world’s most famous motor race.

    • Testing: The Times from Day 1:

      The testing times from Le Mans:

    • Michelin Preview the Le Mans 24 Hours:

      On Sunday 3rd June, the test day for the 75th Le Mans 24 Hours will be held on the long circuit. It is the only opportunity for Michelin to test its products on this layout, which measures 13,629 kms. It is the day on which the teams will do their final set-ups and evaluate the behaviour of Michelin’s latest tyres specially designed for this race.

    • ALMS Drivers Prove their Worth at Le Mans Tests:

      American Le Mans Series drivers posted three of the four quickest class times Sunday in the annual Le Mans Test Day. The two four-hour sessions represented the only opportunity for teams and competitors to prepare themselves at the famed French venue for the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • LMP1 and the Recaps from Testing, Day 1:

      LMP1 and the Recaps from Testing, Day 1
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Racing for Holland

    • Adrian Fernandez Official Test Day Recap - Top LMP2 Lap!:

      Official testing for the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans was held today at the Circuit de la Sarthe with Adrian Fernandez placing the Barazi Epsilon-entered #33 Zytek 07S/2 sportscar sponsored by Lowe’s at the top of the LMP2 class timesheets. Fernandez’s best lap of 3:39.016 – over two seconds quicker than last year’s pole time – was matched by Michael Vergers in the #32 Zytek 07S/2 also entered by the Barazi Epsilon team. A field of 55 cars took to the 8.4-mile circuit during today’s eight-hour practice session.

    • The GT1 Manufacturers Day 1 Reports:

      The GT1 Manufacturers Day 1 Reports
      Corvette
      Aston Martin

    • Day 1 Testing from the GT2 Teams View:

      Day 1 Testing from the GT2 Teams View
      Scuderia Ecosse
      Risi

    • The First Taste of the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      This year sees many changes at Le Mans. This will be the 75th running of the “24 Heures du Le Mans” and there have been some changes. For a start there are now nine new pit garages which means that the total grid capacity is now 55 cars. The last time this many cars started the race was back in 1989. The next tradition that has changed is that the start time has been moved forward an hour to 15:00 hrs. This is because the second round of local elections is taking place at the same time and the ACO want to make sure that the many thousands of fans who flock to Le Mans every year will be able to vote and watch the race.

    • 24 Hours of Le Mans Will Run Innovative Leader Lights System:

      This year's 24 Hours of Le Mans will have even more of an American Le Mans Series flavor when cars hit the famed circuit on Wednesday for practice and qualifying. For the first time, the field for the 75th running of the world's premier auto race will feature the innovative Leader Lights system developed by the Series and IMSA.

    • Risi Look to Take their ALMS Form to Le Mans:

      American Le Mans Series GT2 Champions, Risi Competizione, together with its fellow Houston-based racing partner Krohn Racing, will be looking for nothing less than class victory in the 75th running of the most famous sportscar race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 16th/17th June. A win would not only add significantly to the team’s 2007 success record, but it would also be the perfect 60th Anniversary gift from the sportscar world to Ferrari SpA.

    • Flying Lizard Looking for Luck to Take Great Win:

      Even after two straight starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, its aura has had a lasting impact on Flying Lizard Motorsports. No longer is the team considered a Le Mans newcomer with a fourth-place showing in 2006 and a third-place podium result in its first outing at La Sarthe in 2005. Expectations this year are much higher.

    • 35 ALMS Drivers to Take on La Sarthe:

      The roster of American Le Mans Series drivers entered in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is undoubtedly one of the most experienced groups to ever have taken part in the annual endurance classic. The list of competitors has a heavy American Le Mans Series flavor with 35 drivers who have made a combined 221 starts with 23 overall championships and 53 class wins since 1981.

    • Fiskens to Co-sponsor Le Mans Legend Race:

      Fiskens have announced that they will co-sponsor the Le Mans Legend Race which will form part of the support package at the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • 24 Great Reasons to Attend the 2007 Le Mans 24!:

      From today onwards as laid down in the 2007 Le Mans 24-Hours supplementary regulations, no team on the reserve list will be called upon to complete the list of 55 cars invited to scrutineering and administrative checks.

    • Primat Prepares for Tough Le Mans Test:

      Pescarolo Sport and their Geneva-based driver Harold Primat are readying themselves for a weekend of important work as they make their final preparations for the Le Mans 24 Hours at Sunday’s official test.

    • Oliver Gavin Predicts Toughest Challenge Yet:

      With a third of the American Le Mans Series season already completed, and a very healthy lead in the GT1 Drivers’ points table to his name, you’d think that Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin would be super-confident about the challenge of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in a month’s time.

  • May 2007
    • Barazi and Kerr Come Together for Le Mans:

      British driver ace Robbie Kerr is preparing for the world’s most famous endurance race, the Le Mans 24 hour next month. Fresh from his race victory at Brands Hatch for A1GBR Team in the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, Robbie will be driving the all new Barazi Epsilon entered, Lowe’s sponsored Zytek LMP2 07S-03, powered by a Zytek 3.4 litre V8 engine. Kerr will be part of a three driver line up, being joined by experienced drivers Adrian Fernandez of Mexico and Haruki Kurosawa of Japan.

    • Halliday to LMP2 for Le Mans!:

      Liz Halliday will step up to the LMP2 class for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours having agreed terms to drive for the French Noël Del Bello Racing team. The move sees Liz returning to the prototype category in which she has enjoyed huge success in her career so far, and will place her behind the wheel of a Courage-AER LC75 for the first time.

    • Can Risi Hold Ferrari Hopes at Le Mans?:

      It's easy to see why Risi Competizione is one of the favorites in the GT2 class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Four straight wins to open the American Le Mans Series season - including the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring - speaks volumes. But nothing would establish the legacy for Risi and its F430 GT more than a class win at the world's most prestigious auto race.

    • Audi's DTM Stars Hope to Continue Audi's Le Mans Success:

      Audi DTM stars Mattias Ekström, Lucas Luhr, Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller get the chance to complete their first laps in the Audi R10 TDI around the legendary Le Mans race track this coming Sunday. The official test day hosted by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is the only test opportunity of the year on the 13.650 kilometre "Circuit des 24 Heures" and is therefore a particularly important component of the preparations for the season highlight on 16/17 June.

    • Allan Simonsen and Autorlando Sport Join for 24 Hours of Le Mans
    • Interview: FeedMeSportsCars Catches up with Allan Simonsen:

      At the last round of the Australian GT Championship, FeedMeSportsCars (FMSC) was able to catch up with front runner, Allan Simonsen. Ever the busy man, Simonsen travels from one side of the world to another to race in various categories. His weekends are just as hectic, so we thank Allan for allowing us a few minutes to catch up with him after the race. Currently he is leading the Le Mans Series GT2 points standings, Australian GT points, has competed in tarmac rally events including the Targa Tasmania and British GT in 2006. In the past he has competed in the V8 Supercars, the FIA GT3 European Cup and open wheelers to name but a few. This is what the Dane had to say:

    • Rumour: LMS - Is Spyker in Financial Trouble???:

      Recent reports in Forbes and Dutch newspaper – Telegraaf have mentioned that Spyker is in financial trouble.

    • Le Mans Announces Entrant List is Official:

      From today onwards as laid down in the 2007 Le Mans 24-Hours supplementary regulations, no team on the reserve list will be called upon to complete the list of 55 cars invited to scrutineering and administrative checks.

    • Menton Adds Strength to Modena's Le Mans Lineup:

      Dutch racer Jos Menten will now join Team Modena's driver line-up for next month's Le Mans 24-Hour race, sharing the team's LM GT1 class Aston Martin DBR9 with Antonio Garcia and Christian Fittipaldi. The 26-year-old drove the Aston Martin for the first time yesterday (Wednesday May 23rd) at Snetterton, and immediately showed the pace the team are confident he will bring to their Le Mans campaign.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Announce a Strong Lineup for Le Mans:

      Scuderia Ecosse announced today that Chris Niarchos, Andrew Kirkaldy and Tim Mullen will pilot the team’s Ferrari 430 at the 75th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours next month. This is the same line-up that took the team to a podium finish in last year’s epic race.

    • Peugeot Drivers Training for Le Mans:

      With just days to go before the Le Mans 24 Hours preliminary test day on June 3, Peugeot's drivers have been busy working out during a week-long fitness training session at La Baule in southern Brittany, France.

    • Fernandez Has Seat Fitting With Zytek for Le Mans:

      The first part of Adrian Fernandez's 24 Hours of Le Mans experience came Wednesday when he visited England and Zytek for a seat-fitting in the LMP2 car he will race next month in the 75th running of the world's greatest motor race. It will serve a test for what Fernandez hopes will be an entry for Lowe's Fernandez Racing and Acura in 2008.

    • 12 ALMS Teams To Head To Le Mans:

      With the first five rounds of the American Le Mans Series now in the books, it's time to focus on the greatest race in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Twelve teams from the American Le Mans Series, including two entries from Panoz, will participate in the 75th running of the most important race in the world and the ultimate test of driver and technology.

    • Le Mans Legend: True Icons from 1956 - 1968:

      This year’s Le Mans Legend, the historic support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours, will see 61 of the greatest sports-racing cars of all time lining up on the grid on the morning of Saturday 16th June. The eligible years chosen for this year’s race, 1956 to 1968, have fired the imaginations of historic race car owners and drivers from Europe and beyond, and the variety of genuine Le Mans and Le Mans-type cars is unsurpassed.

    • Audi Confims a Combo of Youth and Experience at Le Mans:

      For the first time since their triple victory in 2002, AUDI AG will be fielding three factory cars again in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The DTM drivers Lucas Luhr (27/Germany), Alexandre Prémat (25/France) and Mike Rockenfeller (23/Germany) are going to drive a third Audi R10 TDI (car number 3) in the French endurance classic on 16/17 June. Former DTM Champion Mattias Ekström (28/Sweden) is Audi’s reserve driver in the event that Tom Kristensen (39/Denmark) should not be fit in time for racing again.

    • Spyker Squadron Announce Le Mans Driver Lineup:

      Zeewolde, 21 May 2007 – Spyker Squadron, the factory race team of Spyker Cars, is ready for the 75th run of the heroic 24-Hours of Le Mans. No less than 230.000 spectators last year and millions of TV viewers proof that the 24 Hours of Le Mans is one of the best viewed and famous races in the world alongside the Monaco F1 Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.

    • Rumour: Le Mans - Peugeot’s Bourdais to F1 Full Time???
    • International All-Star Cast of Drivers for Creation at Le Mans:

      The British based Creation Autosportif team has brought together a truly international driver line-up for its assault on the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans in France next month.

    • Lowes, Barazi and Star Drivers Team Up for Le Mans:

      Adrian Fernandez will add another milestone to his driving resume on June 16 as Mexico’s most popular driver prepares to compete in the world famous endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Fernandez will be driving a Lowe’s-sponsored LMP2 sports car for the Zytek Group based in Banbury, England. He will be part of a three-driver line-up for the factory effort that will feature the new Zytek 07S LMP2 chassis powered by a Zytek V-8 engine on Michelin tires.

    • Steve Saleen Retires from Saleen Inc:

      IRVINE, CALIF., MAY 14, 2007 – Steve Saleen, founder and vice chairman of the board at Saleen Inc., today announced his official retirement from the company’s executive team. After years of planning, Mr. Saleen will take a greater step back from the company’s day-to-day operations to act as corporate spokesperson and ambassador for the brand.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Peugeot Driver to Test Formula 1
    • Rumour: Le Mans - Will Tom Kristensen Miss the Race???:

      After a violent crash in the DTM series, seven time Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen could be out of the 2007 race.

    • Rumour: LMS - Will the Series be Better off Under the New French Government???:

      Well it could be good news for all motorsport in France…

    • Valencia: Allan Simonson Leads GT2 After Podium:

      Another almost perfect performance in the second round of the 2007 Le Mans Series at Valencia last Sunday saw Allan Simonsen and team mate Rob Bell back on the podium.

    • Valencia: LMP1 Race Recaps:

      Valencia: LMP1 Race Recaps
      Peugeot
      Charouz Racing
      Harold Primat
      Michelin

    • Valencia: LMP2 Race Recaps:

      Valencia: LMP2 Race Recaps
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Kruse Motorsport
      Horag Racing

    • Valencia: GT1 Race Recaps:

      Valencia: GT1 Race Recaps
      Modena
      Labre
      Greg Franchi

    • Valencia: GT2 Race Recaps:

      Valencia: GT2 Race Recaps
      Spyker Squadron
      Rob Bell
      Johnny Mowlem

    • Valencia: Victory for Peugeot, Heartbreak for Rollcentre + Results!:

      Peugeot raced to its second victory of the 2007 season when Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin recorded a three lap win, but it was the battle for second position that brought the crowd to its feet.

    • Valencia: LMP1 Qualifying Recaps:

      Valencia: LMP1 Qualifying Recaps
      Peugeot
      Charouz Racing

    • Michelin Talks to Henri Pescarolo:

      Today on the Valencia circuit in Spain Peugeot and Michelin set another pole position in the second round of the 2007 Le Mans Series.

    • Valencia: LMP2 Qualifying Recaps:

      Valencia: LMP2 Qualifying Recaps
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Kruse Motorsport

    • Valencia: Labre Qualifying Report:

      The two Aston Martin DBR9s of Larbre Competition ended in 6th and 7th positions on the GT1 grid after today's qualifying session for the second round of the Le Mans Series in Valencia.

    • Valencia: Spyker Qualifying Report:

      Zeewolde, 5 May 2007 - Spyker Squadron will start from 11th place on the GT2 grid in tomorrow's second round of the Le Mans Series championship. Spyker Squadron entered one Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R in the 1000 km of Valencia, Spain, driven by Czech Jarek Janis and Dutchman Sandor van Es.

    • Valencia: Peugeot and Barazi Fast in Qualifying + Grid!:

      Two black Peugeot 908 Hdi FAPs will start the second round of the Le Mans Series, the Valencia 1000kms, from the front row after qualifying took place in perfect conditions today.

    • Valencia: Le Mans Series Set for Mediterranean Extravaganza:

      The tight, twisting 4.750km (2.951 mile) Circuito Ricardo Tormo, 30km west of Valencia, will play host to the second round of the Le Mans Series this weekend, and the racing looks certain to be even more thrilling than April’s opening round in Monza The Valencia track was opened in September 1999 and has never hosted a round of the Le Mans Series before, yet many of the teams already know what to expect after winter testing here.

    • Valencia: Charouz Racing Preivew:

      This weekend in Valencia, Spain, the Skoda Charouz Racing System-Lola/Judd team will appear at full strength. The second Le Mans Series event will be raced by trio Jan Charouz, Stefan Mücke and Alex Yoong. The crew believe they will prove the car's power it showed in the first race in Monza, where the factory LolaB07/17 Judd vied for podium.

    • Valencia: Alex Yoong Preview:

      A1 Team Malaysia driver, Alex Yoong, makes the switch from the open-wheel A1GP car to the larger sportscar prototype racer this weekend, competing at the Le Mans Series event in Valencia, Spain, in a six hour endurance race.

    • Valencia: Rob Bell Le Mans Series Race Preview:

      Newcastle racer, Rob Bell, arrives in Spain today ahead of the second round of the Le Mans Series, a 1000km race in Valencia. Driving with Virgo Motorsport in a Ferrari 430 GT2 racer alongside Allan Simonsen, the two drivers are hoping to improve on their third place finish last time out in Monza.

    • Valencia: Spyker Squadron Preview:

      Zeewolde, 1 May 2007 -- This weekend Spyker Squadron will come in action again in the second round of the Le Mans Series held at the circuit of Valencia, Spain. After a disappointing start at Monza, where the team suffered two punctured tires and a broken drive shaft, the team is even more eager to perform well in Spain.

    • Valencia: New Challenge for Liz Halliday:

      Following a fourth place class finish at Monza in the opening round of the Le Mans Series, the championship’s only female driver, Liz Halliday, knows a very different challenge lies in wait at Round 2 in Valencia.

    • Valencia: Labre Aston Martin Preview:

      Aston Martin Racing Larbre are targeting the Le Mans Series GT1 championship lead as they head to Round 2 of the 2007 season in Valencia .

    • Valencia: Pescarolo and Primat Determined to Challenge Peugeot:

      Following impressive second and fourth place finishes in Round One at Monza , Pescarolo Sport heads to Valencia next weekend determined to close the gap on the works Peugeot squad.

    • Valencia: Team Modena Preview:

      Team Modena head for round two of the 2007 Le Mans Series campaign this weekend (May 5th / 6th) in Valencia, Spain, with the team's Le Mans 24-Hours line-up of drivers in place for the final race outing of the team's Aston Martin DBR9 prior to the classic French race. With Team Modena regulars Antonio Garcia and Liz Halliday joined for Valencia and Le Mans by Christian Fittipaldi, hopes are high for a strong result this weekend at a circuit Spaniard Garcia in particular knows very well.

    • Valencia: Chris Buncombe Preview:

      This weekend will bring the second round of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and Chris is hoping to improve on the 3rd place in Monza in the LMP2 Lola-Zytek, though he admits this coming race will be harder.

  • April 2007
    • Gounon and Other News Heading in to Round 2 of the Le Mans Series:

      Courage veteran, Jean-Marc Gounon has switched from his regular LMP1 seat to the Noel Del Bello LMP2 car with the Courage LC75.

    • Fittipaldi Joins Team Modena Le Mans Line Up:

      Team Modena have added the hugely experienced Christian Fittipaldi to their driver line-up for June's Le Mans 24-Hour race, where the rapid Brazilian will join Antonio Garcia and Liz Halliday in the team's LM GT1 class Aston Martin DBR9. Prior to the French endurance classic, Fittipaldi will contest next month's Valencia, Spain, round of the Le Mans Series, a 1000km race that will give useful track time in the Aston Martin.

    • Bell Rejoins Team LNT:

      2006 Team LNT driver Rob Bell will return to the Leeds-based Team in 2007 as part of the driver line-up for
      the June 24hour Le Mans race.

    • Valencia: More Valuable Experience for Peugeot:

      In the wake of the superb victory of Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian's Peugeot
      908 HDi FAP at the high-speed circuit of Monza at an average speed of more than
      200kph, Team Peugeot Total is now looking to pursue the car’s development at a
      very different type of track as the 2007 Le Mans Series moves on to Valencia.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Is Lucchini to Return to LMS Racing???:

      Italian prototype runner Lucchini could make a return to the Le Mans Series in 2007 in time for Spa.

    • Monza: LNT - Fourth in Italy:

      It has been a busy close season for Team LNT – a new and impressive factory, a much improved and updated
      Esperante, a successful search for new driver talent and the final build of Europe’s first customer Esperante for
      the Chad Peninsula team.

    • Long Beach/Monza: Kuhmo Weekend Race Recaps:

      Intersport Racing drivers Jon and Clint Field took their third podium finish of the season in LMP1, placing third Saturday evening at the American Le Mans Series race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    • Primat's Pescarolo takes fight to Peugeot at Monza:

      Harold Primat, with co-driver Christophe Tinseau, took a fine fourth place finish at Monza on Sunday during an excellent debut for double-champions Pescarolo Sport in the opening round of the 2007 Le Mans Series. The result was made even more impressive as the race marked Primat’s first ever appearance at the high-speed Italian circuit.

    • Monza: Liz Halliday Le Mans Race Recap:

      Liz Halliday’s European season began with a strong performance at the 2007 Le Mans Series opener at Monza.

    • Monza: Rob Bell Le Mans Race Recap:

      One of Britain’s top sportscar racers, Rob Bell, took third place in the GT2 class of the Monza Le Mans Series race this weekend, in his Virgo Motorsport Ferrari 430 GT2 racer, equalling the team’s best result in the Series.

    • Delphi Becomes Team Partner to Pescarolo Sport:

      Paris, France – Delphi Product & Service Solutions has signed a contract to become one of the official team partners of the Pescarolo Sport racing team for the 2007 season. During the year, the team will compete in six rounds of the European Le Mans Series which commences on 13th April in Monza, Italy, as well as the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

    • Monza: Peugeot 908 HDi Le Mans Race Recap - First Race, First Victory:

      The first race weekend for the all-new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP has got off to a very promising start with both cars dominating the front row of the grid in qualifying, and then going on to a fantastic first and third finish in the race.

    • Monza: LMP2 Race Reports:

      Monza: LMP2 Race Reports
      Horag Racing
      Binnie Motorsports
      RML
      Kruse Motorsport
      Bruichladdich Radical

    • Monza: GT1 Race Reports:

      Monza: GT1 Race Reports
      Luc Alphand Adventures
      Team Modena
      Aston Martin/Labre
      Vincent Vosse

    • Monza: GT2 Race Reports:

      Monza: GT2 Race Reports
      Spyker
      Joel Camathias

    • Monza: Peugeot Trimuph but Faced Tough Competition + Results:

      An Italian crowd of 20,000 enjoyed warm sunshine and fine racingat Monza on a Sunday afternoon when Peugeot answered some key questions in the preparations for
      the 24-Hours of Le Mans. The 908 Hdi FAP turbo diesel team won the opening round of the Le Mans Series, Marc Gené and Nicolas Minassian averaging 200 km/h to complete the 1,000 kilometre distance in five hours, and the second Peugeot of Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy finished safely in third place after having a
      component changed in the paddle shift command box, spending five minutes inside the garage.

    • Monza: LMP1 Qualifying Recaps:

      Monza: LMP1 Qualifying Recaps
      Peugeot
      Michelin

    • Monza: LMP2 Qualifying Recaps:

      Monza: LMP2 Qualifying Recaps
      Bruichladdich Radical
      Horag Racing
      Kruse Motorsport

    • Monza: Labre Qualifying Recap:

      Both of Larbre Competition’s Aston Martin DBR9s endured traffic in qualifying for the Monza 1000kms but the team remains confident as they firmly focus their attention on Sunday’s race.

    • Monza: LMP2 Qualifying Reports:

      Monza: LMP2 Qualifying Reports
      Spyker Squadron
      Farnbacher Raching

    • Monza: Peugeot Take Front Row in LMS Debut + Grid!:

      Team Peugeot Total secured the front row of the grid at Monza on Saturday afternoon in preparation for the opening round of the Le Mans Series.

    • Horrifying Fire in Luc Alphand Pits but No Serious Injuries:

      A fire in Jean-Luc Alphand’s Chevrolet pit on Friday afternoon, at the start of a
      refuelling procedure on Vincent Vosse’s C5- R, caused burns to 􀂿 ve French mechanics.

    • Monza: Horag Racing Le Mans Series Race Preview:

      Sunday's Le Mans Series opener, the 1,000 Kilometers of Monza, is two days away, but the Horag Racing team has already recorded an impressive performance at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza this week no matter what happens on race day.

    • Spyker Squadron ready for LMS season opener:

      Monza, 12 April 2007 – After a long winter the waiting is over. Spyker Squadron will begin their European race season this weekend with the 1000km of Monza, Italy. A packed field of 50 Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and GT’s will be a guarantee for fierce fights in each class but also proofs the popularity of the Le Mans Series, which, in its new format, will have a round in South-America for the first time.

    • Spyker and Global Pieter Smit Enter Partnership:

      Global Pieter Smit, specialists in motor-sport, entertainment and project logistics, announces that it has entered into a partnership with Spyker Cars N.V.

    • Le Mans 24 Withdrawal of the White Lightning Racing Ferrari F 430 GT:

      The White Lightning Racing Team/Petersen Motorsport based in Las Vegas Nevada (USA) has taken part in 4 Le Mans 24 Hours on the trot with some considerable success, but has regretfully been obliged to withdraw from the 2007 race. In 2003 and 2004, it came first in LM GT and in 2005 it was second in LM GT2 and eleventh in 2006.

    • Liz Halliday joins CBS Sports for American Le Mans Series coverage:

      Liz Halliday will join US network television company CBS Sports at four American Le Mans Series rounds in 2007. The California born dual sportswoman, who is the most successful female driver ever in the ALMS history with 6 class wins, is racing in the European-based Le Mans Series this year, but will return to the US as part of the CBS Sports reporting team for coverage of America’s premier sports car racing championship.

    • Harold Primat Eagerly Anticipating Monza and Pescarolo Sport Debuts:

      Geneva-based racing driver Harold Primat heads for a double-debut this weekend; his first race for double Le Mans Series champions Pescarolo Sport and his first outing at the world-famous Monza circuit in Italy .

    • Monza: The Countdown to Le Mans Begins for RML:

      This weekend will see the opening round of the Le Mans series at Monza in Italy . After two successful tests this year, the team are eager to get to grips with the season ahead.

    • Labre Ready for Two Car Title Defense:

      Jack Leconte has revealed that his Larbre Competition outfit will not be defending their GT1 Le Mans Series title - but attacking in order to secure the championship for a second successive season.

    • Halliday Ready for European Season Opener:

      Dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday begins her European season this weekend as the prestigious Le Mans Series begins its 2007 season at the famous Monza circuit in Italy .

    • Monza Start for Team Modena Le Mans Series Season:

      Team Modena's 2007 Le Mans Series campaign roars into life at the famous Monza circuit in Italy next weekend, April 14th and 15th, with the British team again contesting the competitive GT1 category with their Aston Martin DBR9. Race winners in 2006 and a superb ninth overall in the renowned Le Mans 24-Hour race, the goal for 2007 is to continue that fine form in Sunday's LMS season-opening 1000km race.

    • Monza: LNT Race Preview:

      Think back to this time last year, and the first Le Mans Series race of 2006 had ran in
      Istanbul. It was a rather different race to usual; the circuit ran out of fuel so the race was
      reduced to four hours...

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans – Who Will Replace Enge at Aston Martin???:

      With the unfortunate injures that Tomas Enge suffered at St Petersburg, it appears that the Czech driver will not race at Le Mans. As a factory Aston Martin driver, his seat is a good one and the competition is fierce.

    • RUMOUR: LMS - Is Creation Racing at Monza:

      Despite have a full season entry, Creation is not, at this time, on the entry list for the first round at Monza

    • 2007 in Preview - LMS: Huge Interest and Expectation:

      The 2007 Le Mans Series season is shaping up to be a good one. The fourth edition of the championship sees increased manufacturer and huge interest from potential teams.

    • Lucas Lasserre to Partner Dean in LMS:

      Team LNT Chairman Lawrence Tomlinson has been forced to withdraw from competing in this year’s Le Mans
      Series due to pressing business commitments. As a result, Frenchman Lucas Lasserre will now partner Richard
      Dean in the #82 car.

    • Peugeot 908 To Debut at Monza:

      This time last year, the 908 HDi FAP project was little more than a few lines
      sketched on a sheet of paper. Today, 365 days later, two of the new cars
      penned, designed and built from scratch at Peugeot Sport's Vélizy base are
      poised to line up for the start of their maiden race. But although the team has
      successfully risen to this initial challenge, a certain amount of development
      and reliability work stills remains to be done and that will include the opening
      round of the 2007 Le Mans Series at Monza.

    • Embassy Purchases Rollcentre Radical
    • Rollcentre Radical-Judd LMP2 Withdraws from Le Mans, Fifth Corvette Added:

      It’s official! Car no.22 will not be at the start of the test day on 3rd June for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • DuPont Refinish and RML Group Join Forces:

      DuPont Refinish has been appointed as official supplier to the RML Group. This association will see DuPont Refinish providing advanced product and technical support across a range of RML motorsport and automotive projects including the Chevrolet World Touring programme and the MG Lola Le Mans 24 Hour project.

    • Double ALMS GT1 Champion to Race in Europe:

      Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin will make his debut in the European-based Le Mans Series later this year with the French Luc Alphand Aventures team. It will be the first time he’s raced outside the USA (apart from the 24 Hours of Le Mans ) since 2004.

    • Patrick Debrot, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s New General Manager:

      The club run as an association is expanding rapidly. In addition to managing the Le Mans circuit on which a group of prestigious motor sporting events take place for cars, motorcycles and trucks (the most famous of which is the Le Mans 24 Hours), it concentrates on developing motor sport on an international basis through the different series run under the Le Mans label.

  • March 2007
    • PHOTOS - Le Mans Series Testing from Paul Ricard HTTT:

      With the official testing for the Le Mans Series underway, FMSC will show you some of the photos from the test sessions. New cars and new drivers are on show at the test as the series gears up for its fourth year of competition.

    • Peugeot, Bourdais Turn Fastest Lap in Le Mans Test:

      Development and reliability work were on the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP's programme during the pre-season Le Mans Series test session at Paul Ricard HTTT where the new car was making its maiden official outing. The two-day workout in the south of France ended with the car at the top of the timesheets despite some technical problems.

    • Primat Encouraged After Official Le Mans Series Test:

      Swiss racing driver Harold Primat was encouraged after last weekend's official Le Mans Series test at Paul Ricard, but admitted that the coming weeks will contain plenty of hard work for him and his Pescarolo Sport team.

    • Rumour: LMS - Two Cars Drop Out of LMS???:

      It has been reported that Goldentime Racing and Autorlando have withdrawn their full season applications to compete in the Le Mans Series.

    • Le Mans Series Test Wrap Up from Paul Ricard HTTT + Times!:

      Team Peugeot Total, making its first
      test in company with potential rivals
      in the Le Mans Series, set the fastest
      time at the pre-season trials at the
      Paul Ricard HTTT circuit on Sunday
      and Monday.

    • Bruichladdich Radical News from the Paul Ricard HTTT:

      Team Bruichladdich Radical drivers Tim Greaves, Stuart Moseley and Robin Liddell took part in the extensive official LMS test at the Paul Ricard circuit in France yesterday and today completing 271 laps in the 21 hours of possible track time. Two days have been spent getting as much data as possible on set-ups for both the forthcoming LMS Series and the epic Le Mans 24 Hours itself.

    • News from Le Mans Series Testing in France:

      The dawn of the 2007 Le Mans Series test session at Paul Ricard was dry, bright and sunny and teams enjoyed a full day of testing with the threat of rain during the afternoon failing to materialise.

    • Preview - Le Mans Series Starts with 36 Car Tests:

      The 2007 Le Mans Series will begin in earnest this weekend with 36
      cars entered for the pre-season test session at the Paul Ricard High
      Tech Test Track in southern France. It is the most cars ever entered at
      the test session, held since the inception of the series in 2004, and
      sets the trend for the season with over-subscribed grids for some
      races.

    • Greg Franchi will Drive for Labre Racing in the Le Mans Series for 2007:

      For Greg Franchi these last few months prior to the start of the 2007 season have brought about quite a change. His career in a single-seater seemed to have come to an end with the 2006 edition of the World Series by Renault. Fully determined to compete for a second year at this level, the ex-Prema Powerteam driver reviewed his decision a few weeks back and decided to jump at the opportunity in another field … "I must admit that I would have loved to compete another season in the World Series ", the young driver from Liege commented, "but as the weeks went by, good drives were becoming scarcer. So what to do? Aim for a middle of the grid team and hope to come out on top? I thought about it at length, and then finally decision time arrived. So in fact it’s a new chapter. As from now it is full steam ahead in a discipline which will hopefully allow me to become a real professional in the racing world…"

    • Gregor Fisken Confirmed with Aston Martin Racing Larbre:

      London based classic car dealer and international racing driver Gregor Fisken has been confirmed as a works Aston Martin driver for the 2007 Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24-hours. Fisken joins French squad Larbre Competition and will compete in one of the French team’s two GT1 Aston Martin DBR9s, under the Aston Martin Racing Larbre banner, with full factory support.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Adrian Newey to Race at Le Mans???:

      It is rumoured that F1 design guru, Adrian Newey is on the verge of signing a contract to drive in the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Team Modena Support Comenplay.com:

      Team Modena have announced their support for comenplay.com - the online sports network that connects individuals, teams and clubs in a community designed to promote participation in sport, exercise and physical activities. The UK-based sportscar racing team has a high awareness of the importance of fitness as drivers and crew take on the challenges of the world's most famous endurance races, including the Le Mans 24-Hour race where the team came ninth overall in 2006.

    • Official Entry List for Le Mans Series Testing:

      The official test sessions for the Le Mans Series are coming up in just a few short days. The series organisers have released this set of entrants for the test days. Since the publication of this list, there have been a few changes. It is expectd that only one Peugeot 908 will enter the test. It is also expected that Creation will not turn up as they do not have their 2007 cars ready to run at this stage.

    • A Look at Audi Driver Lucas Luhr:

      Lucas Luhr has a dream: "I want to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And I believe that at Audi I'm in exactly the right place." The young German, who has recently moved from Monte Carlo to Lake Constance in Switzerland, originates from the Porsche staircase of talent. With the Swabians he has won everything that there was to win more recently the American Le Mans Series LM P2 class title.

    • Aston Martin Announce Star Studded Lineup for Le Mans:

      Aston Martin Racing today confirms its driver line-up for the 24 Heures du Mans race in June, which sees two new faces added to its team of established drivers. The team is also delighted to announce that the InterContinental Brand has further enhanced its sponsorship for the year 2007 and has become the official Title Partner of the race team.

    • Peugeot 908 to Test Publically at Paul Ricard:

      With a little less than a month to go before the 2007 Le Mans Series kicks off at
      Monza, Team Peugeot Total will travel with six of its seven drivers and a single
      908 HDi FAP to Paul Ricard in the south of France for the official Le Mans
      Series test days on March 25-26.

    • Primat Satisifed with First Pescarolo Test:

      Swiss racing driver Harold Primat was satisfied with his first test for double Le Mans Series champions Pescarolo Sport after getting a taste of the team’s all-conquering Pescarolo C60-Judd last week.

    • Halliday, Motors TV to Partner in 2007:

      Californian born British based dual sportswoman Liz Halliday will link up with Motors TV in 2007, as the High Speed Television Network becomes an official partner of the hugely successful international racing driver and equestrian.

    • PICTURES: More Photos of the 2007 Liveried Peugeot 908
    • Binnie Motorsports Announces 2007 Lineup:

      Binnie Motorsports is pleased to announce their driver line-up for the 2007 racing season, and will be competing in the 6 Le Mans Series (LMS) races and the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans in this year’s race calendar. The drivers for the team will be Bill Binnie, Allen Timpany and Chris Buncombe. Test driver for the team will be Sam Hancock.

    • Chris Buncombe Signs to Binnie Motorsports for Full 2007 Season:

      Chris Buncombe has agreed a deal to join Binnie Motorsports for the forthcoming Le Mans Series, and the Le Mans 24 Hours race in 2007, driving the team’s Lola B05/40 Zytek.

    • Danny Watts Partnering Tom Kimber-Smith in LMS Panoz:

      Former Porsche Carrera Cup racer Danny Watts will partner Tom Kimber-Smith in this year’s Le Mans Series
      with Team LNT.

    • PICTURES: Audi and Peugeot Launch Their Cars:

      Audi and Peugeot have launched their 2007 colour schemes and FeedMeSportsCars is here to bring you them.

    • Le Mans Race Winning Cars in Audi Museum Mobile:

      Audi stunned more than 300 journalists and guests from around the world during the ceremonious opening of the special exhibition about "Le Mans” on the eve of the 2007 Annual Press Conference. Many unique exhibits from the near 75-year history of the 24 Hour race in Le Mans can be admired in the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt.

    • Le Mans: Liz Halliday to Race at Third Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday will contest her third Le Mans 24 Hours in June after Team Modena, the team with whom she will race with in 2007, were invited to take part in the legendary race by event organisers, the Automobile Club de L’Ouest.

    • Graham Rahal Testing Sports Cars:

      Graham Rahal’s schedule continues to keep him busy and this month not only has he enjoyed a return to the new Panoz DP01 Champ Car with Newman Haas Racing, he’s also been testing a Saleen S7R with the ORECA team in Europe.

    • Team Modena Pleased With Le Mans Invite:

      Team Modena have been invited by the ACO, organisers of the world-famous Le Mans 24-Hour race, to take part in the official test day for the event on June 3rd. The test day is the only opportunity to run on the full circuit prior to the actual race week and will be a key element in the team's preparation for the French race with their LM GT1 class Aston Martin DBR9.

  • February 2007
    • Le Mans: The Complete List of the 55 Competitors:

      The Selection Committee has met and we now know the names of the 55 teams invited to take part in the official 2007 test day on 3rd June 2007, that begins the build-up to the 75th Le Mans 24 Hours on 16th-17th June. A detailed examination of the list shows that we should see an awesome battle among the elite in the endurance world in all categories.

    • GULF and Barazi-Epsilon Team-up for 2007:

      Legendary Le Mans sponsors, GULF have signed with LMP2 champions Barazi-Epsilon for the 2007 Le Mans Series season and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Lister Working Hard During Off-Season:

      It may appear that since the Le Mans Series race at Donington last August, Lister has been in hibernation for the winter! This is not the case.

    • Liz Halliday to Feature on Radio Le Mans This Week:

      Californian-born British-based sportswoman Liz Halliday will appear on Radio Le Mans this week as she looks ahead to her 2007 season in the Le Mans Series.

    • Full Season Le Mans Series Entries Announced:

      The full season entries have been announced by the series organisers. 51 entries appear on the list with 26 LMP cars and 25 LMGT cars committing for the entire season.

    • Liz Halliday to Become First Woman to Compete in DBR9:

      UK based American racing driver Liz Halliday has been confirmed as part of the driving strength at Team Modena for the 2007 Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) opener at Sebring.

    • Liddell Joins Bruichladdich Radical as the Team Announces their 2007 Drivers:

      Tim Greaves, team owner of Team Bruichladdich Radical has announced Robin Liddell as a new
      addition to the LMS squad for its first full season of racing. The team made a mid-2006 debut
      with Tim Greaves and Stuart Moseley when international acclaim was received for the car and
      its performance.

    • Peugeot Driver Combinations Confirmed:

      In the wake of the three test sessions that enabled the six drivers to familiarise
      themselves with both the new Peugeot 908 HDi FAP and the team, Peugeot's
      driver line-ups for the Le Mans Series and the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours have
      now been finalised.

    • Rumour and News: LMS – Melchester, Embassy, Courage, Spyker and Car Counts:

      Rumour and News: LMS – Melchester, Embassy, Courage, Spyker and Car Counts

    • Halliday and Garcia to Drive for Modena in '07:

      Team Modena are aiming to be a sportscar force in 2007 and build on their race winning GT1 campaign last year with an exciting programme for the coming season. Their schedule will open with the team running an Aston Martin DBR9 in the famous Sebring 12-Hours race, before contesting the Le Mans Series championship and taking part in the Le Mans 24-Hours, entry permitting, where they ran so well in 2006, coming ninth overall.

  • January 2007
    • Swiss Spirit Announce Plans to Run an Audi Lola for 2007:

      In an extraordinary month for the Le Mans Series, two more major announcements have followed those from Peugeot, Pescarolo and the sixth race in Brazil.

    • Pescarolo Commits Two Cars for 2007:

      The two times Champions of the Le Mans Series and twice runner up at Le Mans, Pescarolo have announced an expanded full time effort for the team

    • Le Mans: Pescarolo Sport Signs Harold Primat for 2007:

      Pescarolo Sport, the team which, for the second year in a row, won both the Le Mans Series drivers' and teams' championships last season, have signed Swiss driver Harold Primat for their assault on the 2007 championship as well as the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours. Four times Le Mans winner and Pescarolo Sport team boss Henri Pescarolo also confirmed today that he will enter two Pescarolo-Judd cars for the 2007 Le Mans Series.

    • Racing for Holland is Going Dutch in 2007:

      Racing for Holland is going Dutch in more then one way this season. First there is the 2007 driver line up which will consist of David Hart, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Jan Lammers. With these drivers the Katwijk based team will compete in the Le Mans Series and of course the Le Mans 24 Hours, which will be held on June 16 and 17 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

    • Porsche Announce their Drivers for 2007:

      Stuttgart. With a strong lineup of nine factory drivers, who will perform
      worldwide in the American Le Mans Series, the US Grand Am Series, the FIA
      GT Championship, and the European-based Le Mans Series, Porsche is well
      prepared to compete for the 2007 season.

    • Officially Confirmed Entries for the 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      Out of the 20 entries for a total of 28 cars 18 have officially confirmed their participation bringing down the number to 24.

    • LNT Announces Le Mans Drivers:

      LNT Automotive’s presence was certainly noticed at Birmingham’s NEC last week at the world’s biggest
      motorsport exhibition.

    • Swiss Spirit/Saulnier Racing Taken Over by JN Investissements:

      Saulnier Racing has confirmed that it has been purchased by JN Investissements ahead of the start of the 2007 season. The team, which ran a Courage-Judd in the Le Mans Series in 2006 under the Swiss Spirit banner and also has a rich heritage in single-seater racing, is set to open a new chapter in its history in a move marking the end of the Serge Saulnier era.

    • RML Confirm Le Mans Driver Line-up:

      RML confirmed today that Andy Wallace is to rejoin the team’s sports prototype driver line-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours this June. The announcement was made on the main stage at just after noon on the opening day of the Autosport International show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

    • The Peugeot 908 Drivers
    • PHOTOS: The First Public Run of the Peugeot 908:

      With the launch and first public run of the Peugeot 908, FeedMeSportscars has decided to show some of those great pictures to our readers.

    • The Peugeot Le Mans Press Conference...The Wait is Over!:

      In 2007 Peugeot will be returning to the world’s automotive racing circuits at the highest level, after retiring from the WRC at the end of 2005. Announced on 14th June 2005 Peugeot’s Le Mans programme only really started once the last WRC test trial finished, in November 2005. Since then the Peugeot Sport team has been reorganised to produce a mock-up of the V12 HDi FAP engine in June 2006, followed by a mock-up of the 908 at the Paris Motor Show last September, and today it unveils the 908, ready to start is first development tests. The main race this year will of course be the Le Mans 24 Hours, a race that Peugeot has twice already won in 1992 and 1993. 2007 will, however, be a breaking in period for everyone, men and cars, before claiming victory in this prestigious race in 2008. Peugeot will also be present in the LMS with, as at Le Mans, two cars in each of the 6 races.

    • Le Mans Series to Race in Brazil:

      It has been confirmed that the 2007 Le Mans Series will race in Interlagos, Brazil and will now be run over six races instead of five.

    • Rollcentre Confirms Dunlop Tyre Supply for 2007:

      With Rollcentre returning to LMP1 for 2007, there was a question over their tyre supply. Running a Pescarolo chassis may have meant that Michelin would be the way to go but a recent announcement has seen the long term relationship between Dunlop and Rollcentre continue.

    • Bruichladdich Radical and Dunlop Sign Major Deal:

      Team Bruichladdich Radical has signed a deal with Dunlop to become a key part of the tyre company’s international motorsport strategy for 2007, becoming a Technical Development Partner. The deal involves far more than tyre supply and engineering support – the Radical SR9 is to be modelled by computer so that the boffins at the Birmingham plant can develop tyres for the car and be as close as possible to the optimum compounds and constructions before a tyre is put anywhere near the car itself. The technology has been successfully used to design tyres for the Bentley EXP Speed 8 and the Dome as well as record breaking ‘contract to first race’ timescale for the highly successful British Touring Car tyre introduced in 2003.

    • LNT Automotive Launch into 2007 at Autosport International:

      LNT Automotive launch into 2007 at Autosport International
      LNT Automotive will be once again among the hundreds of motorsport exhibitors descending upon
      Birmingham’s NEC for the world’s largest motorsport exhibition from January 11th-14th in 2007.

    • Rumour: Le Mans - The Peugeot Driver Lineup:

      With the first test of Peugeot’s 908 LMP1 coming up and the driver announcement being eagerly awaited by all, FeedMeSportscars will run down who is in and who is rumoured to be in.

Volume 6

  • December 2006
    • FIA GT Front Runners get Le Mans Invite:

      The entrants of the first two cars in the 2006 FIA GT Championship GT1 and GT2 categories have been awarded an invitation for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest.

    • Chad Racing to Double Panoz's European Strength:

      LNT Automotive, Panoz European agents, has agreed the supply of two new Panoz Esperante GT2 cars to
      Chad Racing.

    • Audi Signs New Drivers to R10, DTM Campaigns:

      Lucas Luhr (27) and Mike Rockenfeller (23) will strengthen the Audi driver squad in both the DTM and in sportscar events with the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI Diesel sportscar during the forthcoming 2007 motorsport season.

    • PHOTOS: 6 of the Best from the Le Mans Series:

      As part of our photo reflection of the 2006 season, here is our first installment of the Le Mans Series photographs. Enjoy and keep visiting FMSC for more photos, news and rumour.

    • 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours Names Automatic Entries:

      The winners of the different Le Mans Series have now been designated (the last: the European Le Mans Series, this weekend in the A.C.F Salons in Paris); the list of automatic entries for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours can now be completed in the light of the 2006 results.

    • ALMS Teams Among First 24 Le Mans 24 Invitees:

      Ten entries from the American Le Mans Series are among the first 24 invitees to the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most prestigious auto race. The twice-around-the-clock event is scheduled for June 16-17 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

    • “Golden Helmet” for Audi Driver Dindo Capello:

      Italian wins “Oscar of motorsport”
      Awards also for Allan McNish

    • Mike Newton & Ray Mallock Both Receive BRDC Le Mans Awards:

      Mike Newton and Ray Mallock have both been awarded with the prestigious BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) Awards for their achievements in international motorsport. Mike Newton was awarded the ERA Club Trophy with Ray Mallock, RML’s Chief Executive, collecting the Nigel Moores Trophy.

    • Creation AIM for the Future:

      Creation Autosportif has agreed an exclusive engine partnership deal with AIM Industries, a Japanese specialist engineering resource company. The multi-year partnership will see the exclusive supply to Creation of an all new 90o V10 engine for use in Creation’s Le Mans prototype sportscar chassis.

    • Pirelli's Season of Success:

      If Pirelli was a fine wine instead of an ultra-high- performance tire, connoisseurs would acknowledge the 2006 sports car season as one of the finest vintages in its 99 years of motorsports.

  • November 2006
  • October 2006
    • Race Car Live! – Panoz And Ginetta:

      Jonathan Palmer's Race Car Live! idea got off the ground for the first time in November 2005 - on a cold wet
      day at Brands Hatch. Nearly a month earlier this time - and the weather was absolutely perfect. Here is a
      chance for prospective racers to try out various cars before they buy.. and there were literally queues of
      potential track stars eager to sample Ginettas, Radicals, Morgans, Lotuses and a Lola - plus a range of other
      cars not applicable to these pages. There were some well known names on hand too...

    • 24 Heures du Mans, American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series 2007 Rules:

      Since its creation in 1923 the Le Mans 24-Hours race has always been a testing ground for new motorcar technologies. It is a laboratory in which safety improvements, reliability and engineering performance plus the pleasure of driving are tested and confirmed while respecting the environment.

    • Rumour: LMS/ALMS/FIA GT – What Will Corvette Do???:

      Corvette has had a frustrating albeit successful 2006 season and this has raised questions on what they will do in 2007.

    • It’s a Pescarolo!!!:

      British Le Mans Series runner, Rollcentre has announced that they will be racing a Pescarolo Judd in 2007.

    • Rumour: LMS - What Rollcentre Will Race in 2007:

      With the recent announcement of Rollcentre’s re-entry to the LMP1 category, the talk has been rampant on which car Rollcentre will be running in 2007.

  • September 2006
    • PHOTOS: Le Mans Series - Highlights of the Action as Seen by FeedMeSportsCars II
    • PHOTOS: Le Mans Series - Highlights of the Action as Seen by FeedMeSportsCars I:

      PHOTOS: Le Mans Series - Highlights of the Action as Seen by FeedMeSportsCars I

    • The Peugeot 908 V12 HDi DPFS:

      On 14 June 2005, Peugeot announced its decision to accept a new technological
      challenge: to win one of the world’s most prestigious and demanding motor races,
      the Le Mans 24 Hours, with a car powered by an HDi diesel engine equipped
      with a diesel particulate filter system (DPFS).

      This legendary race, which every year attracts more than 200,000 spectators, will
      provide Peugeot with an opportunity to express fully the values enshrined in its
      philosophy: excellence, demonstrated by the choice of endurance coupled with
      reliability, dynamism, emphasised by a team challenge based on performance,
      looks, illustrated by the car’s feline profile, and lastly innovation, expressed
      amongst other ways through the use of technology designed to protect the
      environment.

    • Another Crushing Performance from Pescarolo + Jarama 1000km Results:

      Pescarolo took the maximum points for the 2006 season after another commanding display in the final round of the season at Jarama.

      The French squad took a commanding pole position on the Saturday and were over half a second quicker than their nearest competitors – the #13 Courage Mugen.

    • Jarama 1000km - A Hugely Significant Weekend For Team LNT:

      The final round of the 2006 Le Mans Series took place at Jarama, just 35 kilometres from the Spanish capital,
      Madrid. This race was a stop gap measure following the late cancellation of a planned September round at the
      historic Monza circuit.

    • Fisken Upbeat Despite Difficult Weekend:

      London-based classic car dealer and racing driver, Gregor Fisken, remained excited about the future despite a trying weekend at the Jarama 1000kms, the fifth and final round of the Le Mans Series.

    • Jarama: Creation Le Mans Race Recap - Third:

      Third place in the LMP1 class at Jarama today was enough for Creation to claim second place in the final Teams’ classification and secure a coveted entry to the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans. Creation tied on points with the Chamberlain Synergy team but was placed second by virtue of its 2nd place finish at the Nurburgring which is a higher placed finish than Chamberlain has managed.

    • Swiss Spirit Ends the 2006 Season on a High:

      The Swiss Spirit team ended the 2006 Le Mans Series on a high, finishing the final round of the championship at Jarama second in the LMP1 category, behind the dominant Pescarolo, the car which won every race this year. This is a remarkable achievement and once again demonstrates the team’s excellent performance in only its first season of competition.

    • RML Loses Title in Closing Minutes:

      In one of the cruelest and most extraordinary twists of fate, Mike Newton and Thomas Erdos were robbed of the Le Mans Series LMP2 championship title at the very last gasp. Six minutes short of a six-hour race, when the RML MG Lola EX264 they share was standing sixth overall, second in class, the AER turbocharged engine seized. This at the conclusion to a season when niggling bad luck has consistently plagued the team, with third-party incidents, punctures and freak mechanical failures repeatedly denying them the high-placed finishes their pace and performance so richly deserved.

    • Spyker Finishes in Third After ACO Decision in Jarama:

      Madrid, Spain, 25 September 2006 – Yesterday, after the race, the organization of the Le Mans Series, the ACO, decided to disqualify the winning GPC Sport Ferrari. The race organizers found that Fabrizio de Simone, one of the GPC drivers, drove too long. This means that the factory Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R, which finished in fourth position and was driven by Jonny Kane and Peter Dumbreck, moved up one place and finished in third position.

    • Bruichladdich Radical Disappointment in Spain:

      The final round of the Le Mans Series ended very prematurely for Team Bruichladdich Radical. After a good start and holding the pace of the Lolas Stuart Moseley reported a misfire after just forty minutes.

    • Creation's International Entry at Petit Le Mans:

      Bicester, England. The entry list is out and the British Creation team’s driver line up of Jamie Campbell-Walter (GB), Nicolas Minassian (F) and Harold Primat (CH) can be fully publicised.

    • Jarama Qualifying: High Five for Swiss Spirit:

      The Swiss Spirit team once again demonstrated its pace in this year’s Le Mans Series, by qualifying fifth on the grid for this weekend’s 1000Km of Jarama, the final round of the Series. This stands the team in good stead as it fights for the second place spot in the championship, which is still open with Swiss Spirit and two other teams vying for the position.

    • Jarma: Bruichladdich Radical Le Mans Qualifying - 7th Overall:

      Another second in class was a very pleasing result for the team in only the third event for the Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9. Of the three events the car has competed in, the car qualified third on its debut in Germany, second on home ground in the UK with another second here in Spain today.

    • The Qualifying Results from Jamara:

      Results from qualifying at Jamara:

    • Rumour: Le Mans - The FMSC Rundown on the Peugeot Driver Lineup:

      With the expected date approaching for Peugeot to announce their drivers, the speculation on who they may be is growing.

    • Jarma: Creation Autosportif Practice Recap:

      It was the first visit here for both Nicolas Minassian and Felipe Ortiz, so it was a steep learning curve for the Creation team today. The technically challenging track was reported to be very slippery and, as Minassian said after just one lap, “Traffic will be bad in the race, I can tell you that now!”

    • A Busy Weekend for LNT:

      One Team LNT transporter has arrived in Jarama, Spain, and the second is on its way to Silverstone, UK for
      another busy weekend for the Yorkshire-based team.

    • Swiss Spirit Aims for Runner-up Spot in Le Mans Series:

      The Swiss Spirit racing team heads to Jarama near Madrid, Spain this weekend for the final round of the five race Le Mans Series. Their one goal is to secure the runner-up spot in the series title chase and therefore guarantee themselves a coveted invitation to the famous Le Mans 24 Hour race next year.

    • Lister to Skip Le Mans Series Finale, Racing in LMP1 in 2007:

      Lister to Skip Le Mans Series Finale, Racing in LMP1 in 2007

    • Zytek to Compete in ALMS:

      Zytek Motorsport (a division of Zytek Engineering) is extremely pleased to announce its intention to compete in the balance of the 2006 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Zytek will run in the last two races, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, GA on September 28 - October 1 and the final round at Laguna Seca , CA on October 19 - 21.

    • President Visits Team LNT:

      Friday (15th September) was a very special day for Team LNT - they had a very special
      visitor. Dr Don Panoz - the president of Panoz, based in Georgia, USA.
      Don had made it known that he and everybody at Panoz wished to thank Team LNT for
      adding the Panoz name to the list of winners at the prestigious 24 Hour Le Mans race in

    • Team Bruichladdich Radical Have High Hopes for Jarama After Strong Test:

      The Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9 had its most comprehensive test to date last week at Snetterton in preparation for the LMS race in Jarama, Spain on Sunday.

    • Automobile Club de l'Ouest & Le Mans 2007 Already in Pre-grid !:

      After the summer break, the Bugatti Circuit is going through a hectic period with the World Series by Renault (30 September and 1 October), the DTM (14 and 15 October) and the "24 Heures Camions"(trucks) (28 and 29 October). However, these events will not make us lose sight of those to come. 2007 is just around the corner !

    • Another Piece of the Peugeot Puzzle Falls into Place:

      Peugeot have announced the person who will oversee their sportscar programme from 2007.

    • Swiss Spirit Confirms Programme for 2007:

      Following their impressive performance in this years Le Mans 24 Hours and Le Mans Series, the Swiss Spirit endurance racing programme for 2007 has been confirmed.

    • Highlights of the Spyker Acquistion of Midland F1 Racing:

      Spyker Cars N.V. ("Spyker") manufacturer of high-end sport cars today announced that it has acquired Midland F1 Racing Limited ("MF1 Racing") of Silverstone, United Kingdom from Midland Resources Holding Ltd.

    • Midland Group Sells MF1 Racing to Spyker:

      The Midland Group of Companies wishes to announce the sale of 100% of its shares in Midland F1 Limited to Spyker Cars NV ("Spyker").

    • Oreca Saleen Unhappy with Rear Wing Rules:

      The Saleen Oreca team has expressed discontent with the rules dictating the size of their rear wing.

    • Rumour: Le Mans - Who Will Get the ALMS Winner Pre-Selection:

      With the Audi R10 having rapt up the ALMS title at Mosport for Audi Sport NA, it is still a question of who gets the 24 Hours of Le Mans Pre-Selection.

    • Racing for Holland Starts 2007 Preparations:

      With a very sucessful two day tyre testing session at the Spa – Francorchamps circuit, Racing for Holland and Dome have started the preparations for 2007.

    • Donington: Zytek Take the Fight to Pescarolo:

      Zytek 06S proves fast throughout the race – holding the lead several times – only to retire in the latter stages with a failed clutch.

  • August 2006
    • Rumour: Le Mans Series - Spyker to F1:

      With rumours over the past weekend at Turkey and Donington surrounding Spyker's possible entry into F1, more rumour has come to being.

    • Home Win For Team LNT:

      Donington Park was the scene for Round 4 of the 2006 Le Mans Series and the pair of Team LNT Panoz
      Esperante GTLMs were once again looking to take top honours amongst the cream of European GT
      competitors, after their historic win in June at the Le Mans 24 hours.

    • Le Mans Series 2006: Joel got the Title!:

      Swiss-German duo, Joel Camathias (25) and Marc Lieb (26) alongside Autorlando- Sport insured already, with a second place during the last race in Donington, the title of the GT2 Class of the Le Mans Series 2006.

    • RML Takes Lead in Le Mans Series LMP2 After Superb Win:

      RML today took the lead in the Le Mans Series LMP2 class after a superb win in the fourth round at Donington Park , England . A mixture of fortunes during the 1000km/six hour race saw the No. 25 MG Lola EX264, driven by Tommy Erdos and Mike Newton, battle to make up lost ground after an early puncture lost them the class lead and eventually take the chequered flag victorious when good luck came their way in the closing stages of the race.

    • Fisken Continues to Show Pace in Courage:

      Gregor Fisken enjoyed another strong performance on his third race, following Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1000 kms of Nurburgring, with the LMP1 Courage works team. Fisken, with French team-mate Jean-Marc Gounon and Swiss driver Alexander Frei, finished fourth in the LMP1 class, narrowly missing a place on the podium, and fifth overall.

    • Swiss Spirit Forced to Retire After Gearbox Failure:

      Marcel Fässler, Harold Primat and the Swiss Spirit team confirmed that they have the pace of a serious contender for the Le Mans Series championship. From fifth on the grid, Fässler drove an impressive double stint, setting competitive times lap after lap, moving the Courage-Judd-Michelin car up to second place overall on the same lap as the Pescarolo car.

    • Double Podium Finish for Creation:

      Fielding two cars for the first time ever, the Bicester-based Creation team brought both of their CA06/H cars home to a formation finish in 2nd and 3rd places in the latest round of the 2006 Le Mans Series. Nicolas Minassian and Kevin McGarrity claimed the second step of the podium while Jamie Campbell-Walter , Felipe Ortiz and Beppe Gabbiani were a delighted third. JC-W also twice set the fastest lap of the race – his quickest time of 1:21.527 being posted in the 5th of the six hour race.

    • Disappointing Donington for Team Bruichladdich Radical:

      Team Bruichladdich Radical started the race second in class and ninth overall. In the mayhem at
      the green flag Stuart Moseley kept out of trouble on the crowded first corners but lost places and
      after the first laps was lying fifth. By lap three he’d gained one place back to be fourth but
      disaster struck on lap five with a non-return valve problem on the water system that took 11 laps
      to fix.

    • Donington: Pirelli Wins the Race and GT2 Le Mans Series Championship:

      Pirelli Competizioni had many satisfying results this afternoon in winning not only the fourth Le Mans Series round with three different cars on the GT2 podium at Donington Park, but also the LMS championship with the “Italian” Porsche of the Autorlando Team driven by Camathias-Lieb.

    • Spyker Cars and M-Consortium in Negotiation for F1 Team:

      Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 28 August 2006 - - In reaction to various rumors in the press, Spyker Cars N.V. and the M-Consortium headed by Michiel Mol make the following statement.

    • Pescarolo, RML, Modena, LNT all Winners At Donington.:

      There was overwhelming joy and gutting disappointment today at the 1000km of Donington.

      The race got underway in sunny but breezy whether and, amazingly for English whether, it stayed that way throughout the entire race.

    • Le Mans Donington: No Result for Lister:

      After a break from racing for the two months following Le Mans, the Lister Storm LMP re-appeared at Donington Park for this weekend’s Le Mans Series race.

    • Rumour - Le Mans Series: Spyker to F1?:

      GT2 runners have been rumoured to be off to F1.

    • Lucchini Out of Donington:

      The Lucchini LMP2 machine run by Randaccio Ranieri has been withdrawn by the team.

    • Courage Competition Take 1-2 in Morning Warm Up:

      In mostly sunny conditions, the pole sitting Courage Mugen of Jean-Marc Gounon led the morning warm-up.

    • Creation Saturday Report: 4th and 7th Grid Slots:

      It wasn’t a great day for Creation but it wasn’t a bad one either. There was disappointment about the eventual qualifying positions of 4th ( Jamie Campbell-Walter with a time of 1:20.992) and 7th (Nicolas Minassian with a time of 1:21.555) but there was also a great sense of achievement in fielding two of the CA06/H ‘Blue Rockets’. The new nr. 10 car turned its first lap as the flag went green at 9.00 am this morning, and it became apparent after the three hours of practice that there was a small difference between the two cars which was affecting the new racing machine’s lap times.

    • InterContinental, Aston Martin Announce Two-Year Major Strategic Partnership:

      InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is pulling into the fast lane. The luxury hotel brand has announced a two-year major strategic partnership with Aston Martin Racing, the team which is leading the prestigious car manufacturer back into international motorsport.

    • Spyker Qualifies in Third Position:

      Today the cars from the world-famous Le Mans 24 Hours race came in action for the first time this weekend at Donington Park in the only British round of the Le Mans Series. The East Midlands circuit proofed to be a great challenge to the Le Mans prototypes and GT cars with its fast, sweeping curves and demanding layout. Spyker entered their two factory Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R’s in the GT2 class, competing against a strong group of Porsche’s and Ferrari’s.

    • Team Bruichladdich Radical Picks up the Pace on Home Ground:

      Having tested at Pembrey earlier in the week in the rain the team was ready for the mixed
      conditions that hit Donington today. The track dried progressively through the two sessions to
      completely dry by the end of the second hour

    • Full Qualifying results for the 1000km of Donington:

      Full Qualifying results for the 1000km of Donington

    • Courage on Pole at Donington:

      Frenchman, Jean-Marc Gounon has taken overall pole at the 1000km of Donington.

    • Zytek Top Second Practice Session:

      Zytek Engineering and their ex-F1 combination of Stefan Johannson and Hedeki Noda, topped the second 90 minute practice session at the 1000km of Donington.

    • News Leading up to the 1000km of Donington UPDATED:

      News Leading up to the 1000km of Donington

      - Rally legend Colin McRae racing a Radical
      - Christian Vann splits with Modena

    • Courage Competition Lead Practice 1:

      With the first practice session of the 1000km of Donington having been completed, it is the Courage Mugen of Jean-Marc Gounon, Gregor Fisken and Alexander Frei who set the fastest overall time.

    • The FeedMeSportsCars LMS Preview: Donington Park:

      As Round 4 of the Le Mans Series looms at Donington Park, FeedMeSportscars is on hand to witness what could be the championship decider in all catagories.

    • Donington Preview: Big Weekend Ahead for Creation:

      “We’ve had enough of being 2nd and 3rd and this weekend, at our home race of the Series, there’s only one place we aim to finish and that’s on the top step of the podium. We’ve put into place everything we think we need to help us towards that goal, including the addition of Kevin McGarrity to our driver line-up.”

    • Donington Preview: Swiss Spirit Target Debut Win:

      Swiss drivers Marcel Fässler and Harold Primat head to Donington Park in the UK next weekend, for the British round of the 2006 Le Mans Series. They are targeting a debut win for the Swiss Spirit team in its first year of top level international sportscar racing.

    • Rumour: LMS - Update on Pescarolo Situation:

      Update on Pescarolo Situation

    • Rumour: LMS - the Future of Pescarolo
    • Rumour: LMS - Who Will Drive for Peugeot in 2007:

      With Peugeot's return to sportscar racing getting closer, the speculation on who will drive for them is growing.

    • Rumour: LMS: What Will Happen in 2007:

      Following an interview published at www.the-paddock.net, there is speculation about the 2007 LMS season.

  • July 2006
    • Rumours: Pescarolo to finish 2006 LMS and Build a New Car of '07:

      Further to the reports of Pescarolo pulling out of the Le Mans Series (see this story, Henri Pescarolo has apparantly denied that his team will disappear from the Le Mans Series this season.

    • Remembering the Audi R8 - Part One:

      Sixty-four wins, eight championship titles, five Le Mans titles and six Sebring titles. This car was something special.

      This is the first of two articles that will delve into life of the all conquering Audi R8.

    • Remembering the Audi R8 - Part Two:

      The Audi R8 was a successful machine as told in the first part of this story. But the Audi was more than just a car. It was a beast, it was alive, and loved by those closest to it.

      This second part of the Audi R8 story will recall the feelings and emotions that this champion brought to those who witnessed and worked with its amazing abilities.

    • Corvette Honored in Detroit Le Mans Celebration:

      A month after triumphing o­nce again at Le Mans, Corvette Racing received a hero's welcome in Motor City today when a Corvette caravan commemorated the team's fifth victory in the GT1 class at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Pescarolo are not to Finish the Season in LMS:

      The 24 Hours of Le Mans runners up for the past two years are in financial difficulty and are not to compete in the remaining two races of the Le Mans Series as reported at www.autosport.com and http://www.mariantic.co.uk/lmp/.

    • LMS: Sunny Week-end at the Nurburgring !:

      Pescarolo Sport maintained their perfect record in the 2006 Le Mans Series, winning the third round at the
      Nurburgring with three laps to spare over their warring challengers. Emmanuel Collard seized the lead after four laps
      of the 1,000 kilometre race and steadily increased his advantage, which was extended by Jean-Christophe Boullion
      and then by Eric Helary, who took the chequered flag with three laps in hand after six hours of racing.

    • Pescarolo Continue their Winning Ways at the Nurburgring + Results:

      The Pescarolo Sport team kept their 100% record in the 2006 Le Mans Series with a commanding victory at the Nurburgring 1000km. Starting from the second row, they soon hit the lead and raced off into the distance, winning by over three laps from the Creation Autosportif team. Third was the Racing For Holland squad, on the same lap as the Creation drivers.

    • Spyker Claim Podium Position at Nurburgring:

      Nürburgring, Germany, 16 July 2006 – The German round of the Le Mans Series proved to be an exciting and very competitive race with great results for Dutch Spyker Squadron – the factory Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R drive by Jeroen Bleekemolen and Mike Hezemans finished in a third position. The other C8 Spyder, driven by Kane and Crevels, finished in a fifth position.

    • Podium and Points for Happy Creation:

      From pole position yesterday to a storming drive through the field to take 2nd today in the 1000kms of Nürburgring, the electric blue Creation CA06/H was the car to watch today in Germany

      And Nicolas Minassian was certainly Creation’s man of the race. “He’s more than a mega today. He’s a mega, mega!” said Ian Bickerton. “Beppe and Felipe both drove very well, but Nic was matchless, wasn’t he? I didn’t think he was going to be able to take 2nd as he kept hitting traffic but he kept the pressure on and it paid off.”

      After a difficult start away from pole position, Minassian drove a steady and mature two-hour stint, in high ambient and track temperatures, to hand over the car to team mate Beppe Gabbiani in 3rd place on the track. The Italian had a great run in the car, but was unlucky to suffer a right rear puncture which lost the team almost 2 laps and dropped him back to 7th on track.

      After passing the wheel to Swiss-domiciled Felipe Ortiz, the Creation car continued to make steady progress – helped a little by a Safety Car period which allowed the field to bunch up. A solid performance in the car, together with the misfortune of others, meant that when Minassian got back in for the final two hours, Creation was in p3 but some way behind the leading Pescarolo and second placed Dome.

      Never one to give up, the Frenchman set about making up the shortfall and, with 30 minutes of the race to run and after an unexpected pit stop by the Racing for Holland Dome, he was just 7 seconds away from the Dutch car. Closing all the while, and putting continual pressure on Alex Yoong, the gap was down to 3.7 seconds with just nine minutes to go. The pressure finally paid off as Yoong made a mistake and allowed Minassian through for 2nd in the dying minutes of the race to take the team’s first podium and points of the 2006 Le Mans season.

      The British-based driver was naturally thrilled with the result. “I’m really happy as today we’ve proved the speed and reliability of the car. It couldn’t have come at a better time for the team after the disappointment of Le Mans. They have proved they know where they are going, with their own car, and they really deserved this result. Both Beppe and Felipe were good today. Beppe showed he is a very quick driver and Felipe was very solid and consistent, and that’s what is needed for endurance racing.”

    • Nurburgring LMS - Zytek Race Report:

      Starting the third round of the Le Mans Series at the Nurburgring with fourth on the gird, Japanese driver Hideki Noda was well positioned to secure a strong result. Unfortunately just eight laps into the six hour race, the number 13 Courage Competition tagged Noda’s 06S from behind at the hairpin, resulting in a spin and a punctured right rear tyre. With an early pit stop unavoidable, Zytek lost valuable time changing the damaged tyre and returned to the track in 20th position.

    • Frustration and Disbelief - RML Robbed Again!:

      Once again, good luck deserted Thomas Erdos and Mike Newton in the Le Mans Series 2006 when a bizarre brake-pad failure pitched the RML MG Lola EX264 out of the LMP2 lead and into the gravel. Erdos, who was setting the class pace around the Nürburgring in Germany at the time, was heading the category by a comfortable margin when the incident occurred. “It’s not the kind of experience I’d care to repeat,” he said later. “I put my foot on the brake and the pedal went straight to the bulkhead. The car wobbled a couple of times and then went into a 360-degree spin. I was lucky to escape the gravel trap, but it was a scary moment.”

    • Podium for Racing for Holland at Nürburgring:

      Racing for Holland has ended the Nürburgring 1000 km race in third, after a trouble free race. During this second Le Mans Series race for the team Jan Lammers and Alex Yoong moved the Dome S101 Hb Judd steadily forward from a ninth starting grid position.

    • Ford Reunites GT40s That Conquered 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      A reunion of the three Ford GT Mark II racing cars that conquered the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 was the highlight of this year's Le Mans Classic, marking the 40th anniversary of a major event in the history of the world's most famous endurance race.

    • From Le Mans to Motown: Corvette Victory Celebration Coming to Downtown Detroit:

      A victory celebration that began in June on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, will continue when GM stages a star-spangled salute to Corvette Racing in downtown Detroit on July 18. The event will spotlight Corvette Racing's fifth victory in the GT1 class at the world's greatest sports car race.

    • The Performance of the Diesel Engine at Le Mans:

      A few days after the finish of the « 24 Heures du Mans », and a few hours after the « Le Mans Classic », it is now time to assess and analyse the results. The finish – and the historic victory – of the diesel engine has raised a lot of questions, and has filled columns in the media. Starting from a blank page, and without any help whatsoever, ( there being no such thing as a diesel engine in racing cars), the Automobile Club de l’Ouest had to lay down the basis of a rule system acceptable to all the entrants.

    • Engine Developments Announces New LMP1 Engine for 2007:

      Engine Developments is today pleased to release the first details of its new, 5.5 litre LMP1 engine for the 2007 season. The engine is based on the highly successful GV5 S2 and will use the same architecture and lightweight cylinder head design that enabled Pescarolo to win the gasoline powered class at Le Mans this year. Installation of the new engine in the chassis therefore will remain unchanged.

    • News and Rumour from the Le Mans Series:

      News and Rumour from the Le Mans Series

    • Deja Vu, A Little History and A Lot of Heartbreak - Le Mans 2006 (GT1, GT2, LMP2):

      The 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2006 had its share of great racing, cruelty and joy. The LMP1 race was extraordinary (see ‘Le Mans Review 2006 - LMP1 - Audi Create History’) but the LMP1, GT1 and GT2 races were also extraordinary.

    • Le Mans Winning Audi R10 TDI Versus Harrier Jet-fighter:

      Audi demonstrated once again the performance of modern diesel engines in an unique duel that took place prior the "Festival of Speed” meeting at Goodwood (England): In a one-kilometre acceleration race at RAF Wittering, the Le Mans winning Audi R10 TDI driven by Allan McNish was just narrowly beaten by a 15,000-bhp combat aircraft from the Royal Air Force (RAF).

    • Sabelt and Aston Martin Racing Extend Their Motorsport Partnership:

      The new ‘Sabelt for Aston Martin Racing’ shoe extends the collaboration between the two brands from the world of motorsport into that of fashion design.

    • NEC Computers Takes to the Track with Aston Martin Racing:

      NEC Computers (UK) and Aston Martin Racing have today (5th July 2006) announced a new technical supply and marketing partnership incorporating the provision of NEC high security notebooks to Aston Martin Racing’s engineering and commercial teams.

    • Le Mans Review 2006 - LMP1 - Audi Create History:

      The 2006, 24 Hours of Le Mans will go down in the history books. Not only was this one of the hardest fought races but it was the first victory for a diesel powered car at Le Mans.

    • News Tidbits from Le Mans:

      News tidbits from Le Mans

    • Audi R10 Le Mans Win Accelerates TDI Development:

      Audi celebrated the historical first triumph of a Diesel engine at the 24 Hours of Le Mans by making several demonstration laps at the Neckarsulm factory. Marco Werner, who won the French endurance classic together with Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro last weekend, was at the controls of the winning Audi R10 TDI.

    • LE MANS 24 HOURS: “Living the Dream”:

      Twenty-four hours ago Scuderia Ecosse started the greatest race in the world. Over 300 laps and 20 pit-stops later, Andrew Kirkaldy crossed the line in third position, as the only surviving Ferrari in the toughest race of them all. In one of the most competitive GT2 fields for years the Scuderia Ecosse team is delighted to take the first Le Mans GT2 podium for Ferrari.

    • Interesting Facts about Audi’s Historical Le Mans Victory:

      "Veni, Vidi, TDI.” "Super Diesel.” "New motorsport era.” The first triumph for a diesel engine at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans dominated newspaper headlines worldwide. By winning with the new Audi R10 TDI on its Le Mans début, AUDI AG has opened an important new chapter in motorsport history.

    • Thrilling Le Mans 24 Hours Has Sting in the Tail for Aston Martin Racing:

      The 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours ended in heartbreak for the Aston Martin Racing team. After leading the GT1 class for most of the race, the team couldn’t deliver the victory that looked to be on the cards and had to settle for second place.

    • Unofficial Results: Le Mans 24 Hours:

      Unofficial Results: Le Mans 24 Hours

    • Yoong Experiences Highs and Lows in Maiden Le Mans 24 Hour Race:

      A1 Team Malaysia driver, Alex Yoong, competed in his first Le Mans 24 hour race, the blue riband event of global sportscar racing, this past weekend, joining Stefan Johansson and A1 Team Netherlands boss, Jan Lammers, in the RfH Dome Judd car.

    • Eighth Straight Year of Multi-class Le Mans Wins for American Le Mans Series:

      Mission accomplished for Audi and Corvette Racing. Diesel power has won at Le Mans after 74 years as Audi Sport Team Joest won the 24 Hours of Le Mans o­n Sunday. Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner drove a nearly flawless race for the second victory in as many races for the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI.

    • Audi Triumphs at Le Mans, DTM Demo, Fire Destroys A4:

      News from the Audi Group.

    • Panoz a Winner at Le Mans!:

      Sports car racing's next generation challenger in GT competition has been born. For the first time, Panoz is a winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a historic GT2 victory courtesy of Team LNT, a triumph to go along with a Panoz win at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Corvette Posts Fifth GT1 Class Victory in Classic Endurance Race:

      Corvette and Aston Martin went toe-to-toe in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, trading blows through a grueling day and night of racing. When the battle finally ended at 5 p.m. today, Corvette Racing had won the GT1 class in the world's greatest sports car race for the fifth time in six years.

    • Le Mans: Gritty Drive Rewards Liz Halliday and Intersport Racing:

      Europe-based American racing driver and equestrian Liz Halliday today realised one of her life’s ambitions by completing the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s greatest motor race. Liz was the only woman competing in the event this year and was also privileged to take the start of the event for the Intersport team.

    • Le Mans: Nelson Piquet Jr, Team Modena Aston Martin Race Recap - 'Very Proud':

      The Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 Le Man 24 hours entry, driven by Nelson Piquet Jr, David Brabham and Antonio Garcia, finished the epic endurance race this afternoon in a very respectable fourth position in the GT1 category. The car, running under the 'Russian Age Racing' tag was classified ninth in the overall standings, with the Audi LMP1 car (F Biela / E Pirro / M Werner) taking the outright race victory.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin Update - Clutch Problem Costs Lead:

      Drama has struck Aston Martin Racing at the Le Mans 24 Hours. The DBR9 of Pedro Lamy, Stephane Ortelli and Stephane Sarrazin - which has led the GT1 class for more than 13 hours - has been hit by a technical problem and has dropped down the order.

    • Le Mans: Racing for Holland Race Recap - Premature End:

      Racing for Holland has had a good Le Mans 24 Hours 2006, despite the retirement after 12 hours of racing.

    • Le Mans: Creation Race Recap - Heartbreak After the Fightback:

      After a strong fight back from early mechanical setbacks, Creation Autosportif’s 2006 Le Mans came to a premature end at midday today due to an engine related misfire. The exact cause is not yet known and will be investigated fully once the car returns to its UK base near Oxford. The team stress that it can be attributed to any number of areas.

    • Le Mans: Tracy Krohn’s Le Mans Reflections:

      “The idea was raised via Vincenzo Tota, Jeff Hazell, Jörg and Nic. Jörg was driving for Peterson/White Lightning and it came up that there was a car available for Le Mans. I thought long and hard for maybe three or four seconds and the answer was yes.

    • Le Mans: Determined Drive Ends in Disappointment for Gegor Fisken:

      Fine automobile dealer from London Gregor Fisken, competing in his third 24 Hours of Le Mans but his first in the LMP1 category, put in a determined drive at the wheel of the works Courage Competition LC70 this weekend. Unfortunately, he was denied the result that the effort he and the Courage team put in demanded, when the car’s engine failed at 8am on Sunday morning, 15 hours into the race.

    • Le Mans: Frustration and Another Fight-Back for Liz Halliday and Intersport:

      Having mounted a huge fightback at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, climbing to 20th from 49th following repairs to the engine, Liz Halliday and the Intersport Racing team faced another set-back just before half race distance, when their gearbox failed.

    • Le Mans: Corvette, Aston Martin Continue Dramatic GT1 Battle Through 18th Hour:

      The Corvette vs. Aston Martin rivalry continued at the three-quarter mark of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. After 18 hours of flat-out racing, the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen was on the same lap as the class-leading No. 009 Aston Martin. The two GT1 machines were ranked fourth and fifth overall. Behind them in the GT1 standings were two Corvettes and two Aston Martins in alternating positions.

    • Audi Race Facts:

      Audi Race Facts

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin 18th Hour Update - One Lap Lead in GT1:

      After 18 hours of running at Le Mans, Aston Martin Racing continues to lead the GT1 Class with its DBR9 driven by Pedro Lamy, Stephane Sarrazin and Stephane Ortelli. Lamy and Ortelli have driven the car this morning, and they have a one-lap lead over their nearest GT1 rivals. Their progress was helped significantly when the team pulled a tactical masterstroke to fuel the car immediately when the Safety Car appeared at 1000.

    • Le Mans: Scuderia Ecosse Survives 15th Hour Drama:

      Just a few minutes into the final leg of a triple stint, Andrew Kirkaldy pitted with a serious problem: a drive peg had sheared and the rear left wheel was stuck fast. A valiant effort by the team, plus the help of various tools from drills, to a hammer and chisel, finally freed the wheel at around 0800hrs.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin 15th Hour Update - 1st in GT1, 4th Overall:

      The Le Mans 24 Hours is almost at two-thirds distance, and the Aston Martin Racing DBR9 of Stephane Sarrazin, Stephane Ortelli and Pedro Lamy continues to lead the GT1 class. The car has moved up the overall standings and now lies in fourth place.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin at the 12 Hour Mark - DBR9s Continue to Lead:

      The pace at Le Mans intensified during the night, with the Aston Martin Racing DBR9s setting their fastest times of the race so far. Car number 009 continued to lead the GT1 class in fifth position overall, with Stephane Ortelli and then Pedro Lamy at the wheel.

    • Le Mans: Krohn White Lightning Race Ends:

      The Krohn Racing with White Lightning Racing 2006 Le Mans 24 Hour campaign ended just before the mid-way point shortly after 4am local time when the car sustained damage after a heavy impact at the first Mulsanne chicane.

    • 24 Hours of Le Mans: Audi, Aston Martin on Top at the 12 Hour Mark:

      The 74th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is halfway complete, and American Le Mans Series teams lead two classes with another entry second in its class. Audi maintained the overall lead it has held since the start of the race, and Aston Martin Racing continues to hold off Corvette Racing in a close GT1 battle.

    • Le Mans: Impressive Fight-back for Liz Halliday and Intersport Racing:

      American driver Liz Halliday and the Intersport Racing team mounted an impressive fight-back from 49th place overall, following a problem with their Lola AER which resulted in five pit stops in as many laps, straight from the start of the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Le Mans: End of the Road for Team Courage Compétition #13:

      After 2h35, car #13 was obliged to stop due to a gearbox problem encountered in Mulsanne at 07:35 p.m.

    • Le Mans: Krohn White Lightning Update:

      The Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 RSR remains in the lead of the GT3 class and has run smoothly so far. The team are pleased with they tyres and the progress they’ve made through the race.

    • Le Mans: Heartbreak for Multimatic Panoz:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has suffered a heartbreaking early retirement at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the #77 Panoz Esperante being left stranded on course with an empty fuel tank after only two and half hours.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin at the Nine Hour Mark - In the Lead!:

      Aston Martin Racing’s drivers are dialled into the darkness at Le Mans, where both DBR9s have made good progress in the last three hours. Car 009 has taken the lead of the GT1 class and lies fifth overall; car 007, which suffered a cracked oil pipe in the first hour, lies seventh in class and has climbed from 23rd to 14th overall.

    • Le Mans: Audi, Aston Martin Lead in Early Morning - 8th Hour Update:

      The No. 8 Audi R10 TDI continued to lead, and GT1 saw a lead change after several hours of thrilling racing as the eighth hour of the 24 Hours of Le Mans concluded Sunday morning. Those teams, and others from the American Le Mans Series, continued their strong steady runs into the early morning.

    • Corvette Racing Leads Le Mans GT1 at Six Hours:

      After the first six hours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 64 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen held a 13-second lead in the GT1 class over the 009 Aston Martin. The No. 63 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Max Papis was seventh in class after battling back from a close encounter with the guardrail early in the second hour. The independent Corvette C5-R of Luc Alphand, Patrice Goueslard and Jerome Policand was fourth in the GT1 division.

    • Le Mans: Krohn White Lightning 6 Hour Recap - One Minor Spin:

      Tracy had a nearly trouble-free stint with just one minor spin. He handed over to Jörg for the first double stint of the night. The air temperature was still hot so he was on harder tyres but a softer compound for his second stint improved lap times as dusk fell and the track temperature started to cool.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin at the Six Hour Mark - Making Good Progress:

      Aston Martin Racing made good progress from hours three to six at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Both DBR9s ran faultlessly and moved steadily up the overall leader board.

    • Le Mans: Krohn White Lightning 6 Hour Recap - One Minor Spin:

      Class Position: 6
      Overall position 27
      Drivers: Tracy Krohn Jörg Bergmeister Nic Jönsson
      Car: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR

    • Audi Retains Lead After Four Hours at Le Mans:

      The No. 8 Audi R10 TDI took the lead in the second hour at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and maintained it through the fourth hour Saturday in the world’s most famous endurance race.

    • Le Mans: Astron Martin After Three Hours - Eventful Start:

      POSITIONS AT 2000hrs

    • Peugeot 908 - Le Mans Challenger Powered by HDi Diesel Technology:

      Peugeot has announced its decision to take up a new technological challenge: to win one of the most prestigious and most demanding motor races in the world, the Le Mans 24-hour race, with the Peugeot 908, a car powered by a V12 HDi diesel engine, equipped with a diesel particulate filter system (DPFS).

    • Motul Joins Forces with Aston Martin Racing:

      Aston Martin Racing and Motul are delighted to announce a new Partnership at this weekend’s Le Mans 24-Hour race.

    • Le Mans: Aston Martin Happy with Cars Following Final Practice:

      Following Aston Martin Racing’s outstanding performance on Thursday, in which its DBR9s qualified first and second in class for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the team is making its final preparations for this afternoon’s race start.

    • Aston Martin Takes Sensational GT1 Pole at Le Mans:

      Aston Martin Racing dominated the final GT1 qualifying session for the 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours. Its two DBR9s stormed to the top of the timesheets, taking first and second places, with Czech driver Tomas Enge taking a record fifth consecutive pole position at the La Sarthe circuit.

    • Xtrac Dominant Supplier of Transmission Systems at Le Mans:

      Xtrac dominates with transmission systems at Le Mans – gearbox technology expert to supply 1/3 million gearshifts throughout the 24 hour race

    • Biela/Pirro/Werner Audi R10 Fastest in Warm-up, Transmission Problems for Second Audi:

      The new Audi R10 TDI was also the fastest car in the field in Saturday morning’s warm-up for the Le Mans 24 Hours. Setting the fastest time of 3m 33.946s was the #8 Audi R10 TDI (Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner). Allan McNish could complete only two slow laps with the "sister car” due to a transmission problem. The #7 Audi R10 TDI will be ready again in time for the start of the race at 1700 hrs.

    • Scuderia Ecosse Happy After Qualifying:

      The trick at Le Mans is to finish qualifying in a good position and with the car in one piece for the big race. Scuderia Ecosse duly secured second place on the GT2 grid for the 74th Le Mans 24 Hours and ended the day with the car intact…mission accomplished!

    • Le Mans: Final Qualifying Results:

      The full qualifying results are as follows

    • Le Mans: Racing for Holland Pleased About Sixth Grid Position:

      Racing for Holland will start the 74th Le Mans 24 Hours from a sixth grid position. In the two sessions on Thursday Jan Lammers set a fastest lap of 3’34.864.

    • Corvette Racing Qualifies Third and Sixth for 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      The battle lines have been drawn as qualifying concluded tonight for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Corvette Racing qualified its Corvette C6.R race cars third and sixth in the fiercely competitive GT1 class as less than two seconds separated the top six qualifiers.

    • Both Audi R10 TDI Cars on the Front Row at Le Mans:

      In qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hour race, Audi yet again demonstrated in a stunning way the performance of TDI Power. The brace of new Audi R10 TDI cars were by far the quickest in final qualifying. The two sportscars powered by 650-hp diesel engines will start from the front row on Saturday at 1700 hrs.

    • Milestones in Sight at Le Mans for Series Drivers:

      A group of American Le Mans Series drivers are o­n the cusp of making history at next week's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Here's a quick glance:

    • Le Mans: Team Modena Aston Martin is Ready!:

      The Team Modena Aston Martin driven by David Brabham, Nelson Piquet Jr and Antonio Garcia is set to take on the challenge of this weekend’s demanding Le Mans 24 Hours event after successfully completing testing and first qualifying. Running under the ‘Russian Age Racing’ entry, the highly successful Aston Martin DBR9/101 GT1 car underwent extensive preparation for the event prior to official testing 10 days ago. The car successfully completed qualifying in the hands of David Brabham inspite of an engine change which the team decided to carry out as a precaution following a potentially serious water leak.

    • Le Mans: Audi Pre-Race Press Conference:

      Dr Wolfgang Ullrich (Head of Audi Motorsport): "The TDI project is the biggest challenge that Audi Sport faces. We have decided to contest this race with a diesel engine. Nobody has ever done that in this form before. That is why it is a special challenge for all those involved in this project. Audi is the inventor of TDI and has developed passenger car diesel technology to a level that was unthinkable ten years ago. Environmental friendliness, comfort and the availability of power through the rev band are on an extremely high level.”

    • Vanessa Mae, Dr Ferdinand Piëch Visit Audi at Le Mans:

      The début of the new Audi R10 TDI attracts prominent visitors to France: violinist Vanessa Mae, Nick Mason, drummer of the Pink Floyd rock band, and actors Ralf Bauer and Benjamin Sadler are guests of Audi’s at Le Mans.

    • Dr. Panoz Receives Spirit of Le Mans Award:

      American Le Mans Series founder Dr. Don Panoz already has had a memorable week at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With his namesake marque entered for the 10th consecutive year at the world's most prestigious race, he received yet another tribute Friday.

    • Multimatic Panoz #77 Seventh Fastest in GT2 Qualifying at Le Mans:

      The Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz #77 Esperante GTLM has qualified seventh fastest in the hotly contested GT2 class for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Le Mans: Krohn Racing with White Lightning in Good Shape for the Race:

      Krohn Racing with White Lightning took to the track for four hours of dry practice and qualifying today at Le Mans, France.

    • Le Mans Preview 2006 - LMP1:

      With the 24 Hours of Le Mans being held this weekend, FeedMeSportsCars is looking at the different categories to see the favorites and who may just pull a surprise.

      This issue looks at the LMP1 category, its competitors – the favorites and who may just pull a surprise.

    • Pescarolo Reigns Supreme at Wet Le Mans:

      Results of Qualifying from the first three sessions at Le Mans.

    • Audi R10 TDI Cars Provisionally on Second Row:

      The two Audi R10 TDI sportscars of Audi Sport Team Joest hold third and fourth positions respectively after the first qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hour race (France). With the session being held in extremely difficult weather conditions on Wednesday evening, the Audi drivers concentrated fully on completing the required number of laps enforced by the regulations so as to fulfil the terms for qualifying for the race. This includes a minimum of three laps per driver at night.

    • Interesting Michelin Facts:

      Interesting Michelin facts.

    • Michelin Looking for 'Priceless' Ninth Straight Victory at Le Mans:

      A fundamental fixture of Michelin's calendar for many years, Le Mans has carved out a unique place in motor sport history and in the hearts of racings fans the world over.

    • Rain Dampens Corvette Racing’s First Qualifying Session for 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      After days of brilliant sunshine and scorching temperatures, rain arrived just as Corvette Racing's twin Corvette C6.Rs began the first of two qualifying sessions that will determine the starting grid for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans. Raindrops began to fall on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans at 7:09 p.m. when Johnny O'Connell and Olivier Beretta drove out of the pits. Neither driver completed a lap at speed as the rainfall steadily increased.

    • Interview: Alex Yoong on Eve of Le Mans 24 Hour Race Weekend - 'Racing is Life':

      Alex Yoong, A1 Team Malaysia driver, is preparing to take part in his first Le Mans 24 Hour race, the most famous sports car race in the world that takes place next weekend from 1700 local time on Saturday 17 June to Sunday 18 June at 1700. He was interviewed during his preparations and had the following to say:

    • The Audi Drivers’ Opinions on the Le Mans Track:

      The "Circuit des 24 Heures”, at a length of 13.650 kilometres, is one of the fastest race tracks in the world and is the scene for this weekend’s 74th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race. The driving duties of the two Audi R10 TDI cars will be shared by six experienced drivers, each of whom have won Le Mans at least once.

    • What Le Mans Means to Them:

      There isn't a spectacle in the world of sports car racing quite like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The atmosphere, the line of grandstands and especially the cars make this an event like no other.

    • Ten Years and Counting for Panoz at Le Mans:

      When Dr. Don Panoz has a hunch about a new venture, it always seems to turn out right. That was the case in 1997 when he first entered his namesake marque in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Krohn Racing With White Lightning Takes Le Mans GT2 Provisional Pole:

      Krohn Racing with White Lightning dominated the GT2 class in both two-hour sessions setting provisional pole position after the first two of four qualifying sessions.

    • Lemans Update: Racing for Holland - Scruteneering Check:

      With the technical scruteneering at the Place des Jacobins in the centre of Le Mans, the Le Mans 24 Hours has really begun for Racing for Holland.

    • Le Mans Preview: Krohn White Lightning - Scrutineering and Technical Checks:

      Krohn White Lightning on the next step to Le Mans 24 Hours Krohn Racing with White Lightning took the next step towards race day with the scrutineering and technical checks of the car and the drivers completing all the necessary formalities to allow the team to compete.

    • Corvette Racing Seeks Fifth Class Title in 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      Corvette Racing races to win in every event, but if there is one victory that every team member prizes, it's the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This classic 24-hour endurance contest is sports car racing's Olympics, World Cup and Super Bowl, all compressed into one frenetic day and night of round-the-clock competition. Four times in the last five years, the yellow Corvettes have finished first and second in the GT1 class. On June 17-18, the Chevrolet factory team's iconic Corvettes will be gunning for their fifth Le Mans title.

    • Audi Fights for Le Mans Victory with TDI Power:

      After 30,000km of testing and approximately 1,500 hours on the engine dynamometers, things get serious: AUDI AG fights for overall victory at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) as the first ever automobile manufacturer with a diesel engine.

    • The Audi Drivers’ Opinions on the Le Mans Track:

      The "Circuit des 24 Heures”, at a length of 13.650 kilometres, is one of the fastest race tracks in the world and is the scene for this weekend’s 74th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hour race. The driving duties of the two Audi R10 TDI cars will be shared by six experienced drivers, each of whom have won Le Mans at least once.

    • A Technical Feature: The Challenging Audi R10-Michelin Project:

      At 5pm on Saturday June 17 2006, a diesel powered car will line up for the start of the world's most famous endurance race, the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Yoong Counts Down to Le Mans 24 Hours Race:

      Alex Yoong, A1 Team Malaysia driver, will be the first Malaysian to take part in the world famous Le Mans 24 hour race on June 18 – 19.

    • American Le Mans Series Teams Ready for More Le Mans Success:

      When it was formed in 1999, the American Le Mans Series was meant to bring the spirit of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to America. In the past seven years the Series also has been bringing trophies from Le Mans to the U.S., as well.

    • American Le Mans Series TV, Web Site Visits Surge:

      Television viewership and Web site visits continue to surge for the American Le Mans Series. Through its first three telecasts (one broadcast o­n SPEED, two broadcasts o­n CBS), the Series is averaging 637,667 viewers per show, an increase of more than 23 percent from a year ago.

    • Le Mans Preview 2006 - GT1:

      With the 24 Hours of Le Mans racing ever closer, FeedMeSportsCars is looking at the different categories to see the favorites and who may just pull a surprise.

      This issue looks at the GT1 category, its competitors – the favorites and who may just pull a surprise

    • Le Mans: The World Will Be Watching:

      Sports car enthusiasts the world over will be able to see more television coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans than ever before. The world's most famous endurance race runs for the 74th time June 17-18 from La Sarthe in the south of France.

    • Le Mans: Multimatic Motorsports Race Preview:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has its sights set on providing the Panoz marque with its first ever victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the 10th assault on the classic French endurance race by the American manufacturer.

    • All Systems Go for Scuderia Ecosse at Le Mans:

      The on-track action for the 2006 Le Mans 24 Hours began today with the traditional pre-race test day. Scuderia Ecosse completed a full test programme and ended the day at the top of the GT2 timesheets with Andrew Kirkaldy’s lap of 4:04.252.

    • Le Mans Preview: Intersport Seeks More 24 Hour Glory:

      If Intersport Racing is seeking any inspiration this year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it o­nly need to look back in time to a year ago. What was a four-lap lead vanished at the 10-hour mark with a valvetrain problem that resulted in a DNF at the most prestigious motor race in the world.

    • Le Mans Preview: Aston Martin Geared Up for Le Mans:

      Armed with a driver lineup of which even the British Secret Service would be proud, English auto marque Aston Martin is primed and loaded for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans with its 007 and 009 entries - marking the first time in Le Mans' fabled 74-year history that there will be a three-digit numbered car(s) in the field.

    • Audi Fights for Le Mans Victory with TDI Power:

      After 30,000km of testing and approximately 1,500 hours on the engine dynamometers, things get serious: AUDI AG fights for overall victory at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) as the first ever automobile manufacturer with a diesel engine.

    • Pescarolo Changes Lineup - Again:

      After the injury to regular driver Jean-Christophe Boullion, Pescarolo was on the hunt for replacement. They originally announced that French GT1 expert, Christophe Bouchot was to be the replacement but after he took too long to adjust to the LMP1 racer, Pescarolo have changed their minds.

    • Gue Has Sights Set on Le Mans After Completing Test Day:

      Young American sportscar star James Gue fulfilled a lifetime ambition last weekend by completing his first ever laps at the Circuit de la Sarthe - the home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • LeMans Preview: Dominant Corvettes Ready to Rock:

      When it comes to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing and the Rolling Stones have much in common. No matter how well they perform, their fans aren't satisfied with the encores.

    • Performance Positive at Le Mans Test Day:

      Sunday's test day at the 24 Hours of Le Mans proved extremely beneficial for teams from the American Le Mans Series, which has seen its representatives win five overall and 17 class titles since 1999.

    • Engine Problems Hinder Multimatic Panoz Le Mans Test:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz finished with the fourth fastest GT2 class time at the annual 24 Hours of Le Mans test day despite a disrupted assault which restricted the team to o­nly 32 laps today.

    • Corvette Racing Completes Trouble-Free Test at Le Mans:

      It was only a test, but Corvette Racing's twin Corvette C6.R race cars passed with flying colors as the two Corvettes had a day of trouble-free testing on the Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans. Today’s eight-hour session was the only opportunity for teams to test on the 8.5-mile course before the start of official practice and qualifying on June 14.

    • Audi R10 TDI Makes Strong Impression at Le Mans Dress Rehearsal:

      The Audi R10 TDI made a strong impression on its first laps on the "Circuit des 24 Heures” at Le Mans. All six Audi factory drivers were enthused about the new diesel sportscar at the end of the official test day. Italian Dindo Capello set the second fastest time in 3m 32.090 at the wheel of the number 7 Audi R10 TDI. Marco Werner completed the Le Mans dress rehearsal in the number 8 sister car in fourth position

    • Racing for Holland Sixth During Le Mans Test Day:

      During the official Test day for the Le Mans 24 Hours, at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Racing for Holland set a sixth fastest time overall in the second session. Late in the afternoon Jan Lammers set a time of 3’35.209 with the Dome S101 Hb Judd.

    • Bouchut Replaces Boullion at Pescarolo:

      After the news that lead Pescarolo driver Jean-Christophe Boullion was injured and could not compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, team owner Henri Pescarolo has name the replacement.

    • Nelson Piquet Jr. to Compete in First Le Mans 24 Hours Race:

      Nelson Piquet Jr is set to compete in his first Le Mans 24 Hours race, the 20 year old Brazilian star lining up with co-drivers David Brabham and Antonio Garcia in the Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 car running under the 'Russian Age Racing' entry. This marks the return of Piquet Jr to the wheel of this particular Aston Martin, which he drove to victory in the 50th Mil Milhas (1000kms) sports car event in Interlagos, Brazil, in January.

    • Flying Lizard Motorsports Looking for More at Le Mans:

      Flying Lizard Motorsports traveled to France over the weekend to prepare for its second consecutive run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the team's recent GT2 class victory at the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio o­n May 21, the Lizards have high hopes for the world's most prestigious auto race o­n June 17-18.

    • More News Leading up to Le Mans:

      More news in the lead to the 2006, 24 Hours of Le Mans

    • Le Mans No Vacation For Petersen's Dale White:

      Dale White arrived in Le Mans yesterday, the place he's been thinking about a couple hours per day since January. The team manager for Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing isn't in France to see the sights, though.

  • May 2006
    • Le Mans Preview 2006 - LMP2:

      With only a matter of weeks until the 2006 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FeedMeSportsCars is looking at the different categories to see the favorites and who may just pull a surprise.

    • ALMS Team Finding Le Mans Test Day Very Beneficial:

      The 74th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans still is more than two weeks away. But in some respects, the race begins this weekend with a nine-hour Test Day scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time Sunday (3 to 11 a.m. EDT). All 12 entries from the American Le Mans Series are scheduled to take part.

    • First Time Out at Le Mans for Jonsson:

      Niclas Jonsson will head to the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in his career this June in the world's most historic race in the La Sarthe region of France. The ultimate test of endurance and speed was first held on May 26 and 27, 1923 and has only been cancelled in 1936 due to economic turmoil and from 1940 to 1948 during World War II. The race is run on a semi-permanent track which, in its current configuration, is 8.482 miles long. The circuit includes many country roads that remain open to the public when not in use for the race.

    • First laps at Le Mans for the Audi R10 TDI:

      News from the Audi group.

    • Corvette Racing Heads to Le Mans Following Fifth Consecutive 1-2 Finish:

      Corvette Racing continued its all-conquering reign in the American Le Mans Race Series (ALMS) at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with the team’s fifth consecutive 1-2 class victory last Sunday (May 21). Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta extended the team’s winning streak with their fifth straight win in the GT1 class. Meanwhile, team mates Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell achieved their fifth consecutive second place.

    • Milner Rounds Out Panoz Lineup at Le Mans:

      Young American star Tom Milner has been selected by Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz to complete its driver lineup for next month's 24 Hours of Le Mans, joining Scott Maxwell and Gunnar Jeannette aboard the team's Panoz Esperante GTLM.

    • Le Mans Preview 2006 – GT2:

      With only a matter of weeks until the 2006 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FeedMeSportsCars is looking at the different categories to see the favorites and who may just pull a surprise.

      After an amazing race in 2005 GT2 class, 2006 looks to be even better.

    • Rumors and Le Mans:

      Rumors coming in to Le Mans 2006.

    • More Teams Announce Driver Lineups:

      The Le Mans grid is taking shape with these major driver announcements.

    • European Premiere for the Audi R10 TDI:

      Immediately before the start of the DTM race at Oschersleben, Audi factory driver Marco Werner ran demonstration laps with the new Audi R10 TDI. These were the first public laps of the new diesel-powered sportscar on a racetrack in Europe. Audi will be fighting for overall victory at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17/18 June with the R10 TDI.

    • Le Mans Series Announces Replacement for Monza:

      Le Mans Series announces replacement for Monza.

    • Two from Two for Pescarolo:

      The Pescarolo Sport team showed once again why they are the defending Le Mans Champions with another victory, this time at the Spa 1000km. Starting from third on the grid, they raced strongly to win by over a lap from the polesiters - Swiss Spirit. Zytek Engineering finshed third a further lap behind.

    • Stefan Johansson to Drive for Racing for Holland at Le Mans:

      The Swedish Le Mans winner, ex. Ferrari and McLaren Formula 1 driver Stefan Johansson will drive for Racing for Holland in the 74th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours.

    • Swiss Spirit Takes Pole in Spa:

      Le Mans Series new boys, Swiss Spirit have taken pole for the second round of the LMS season. An amazing lap in qualifying saw the Swiss squad's Courage LC70 take pole by over 2 seconds from LMS frontrunners Zytek Engineering and Pescarolo Sport.

    • News Leading up to the 24 Hours du Le Mans:

      News Leading up to the 24 Hours du Le Mans

  • April 2006
    • Le Mans Invitations Include Selection of American Le Mans Series' Best:

      The American Le Mans Series o­nce again will be well represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans o­n June 17-18. Twelve world-class entries from the Series have been invited to the 74th running of the French endurance classic, the most prestigious auto race in the world.

    • Yoong to Drive for Racing for Holland:

      Former Le Mans 24 Hour winner, Jan Lammers will team up with former F1 driver and Malaysia A1GP driver, Alex Yoong for the 2006 Le Mans Series. The two drivers will also team up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in July.

    • News Tidbits From the FIA GT and Le Mans:

      Pescarolo Announces its Drivers for Le Mans
      BMS Announces its Drivers for the FIA GT Championship

    • From the Audi R10 TDI Sebring Win Straight into the A4 DTM:

      Spending a lot of time with the family or pursuing hobbies such as cycling and jet skiing at home in Hobro, Denmark, are unlikely propositions for Tom Kristensen this year. In the 2006 season, the 38-year-old Audi factory driver is shouldering as many as two racing commitments: In the Audi A4 DTM, he contests Europe’s most popular touring car series which is scheduled to start at Hockenheim on April 9th and, in addition, he is part of Audi’s ambitious diesel project in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The differences between these two racing disciplines notwithstanding, there is one thing they have in common: Tom Kristensen is considered one of the hot favourites in both.

    • Audi Sport – Elite Squad at Two Locations:

      On April 9th, the new DTM season will start at Hockenheim. For Audi, the season opener is practically a "home game" because, located at a distance of less than 60 kilometres from Hockenheim, Audi’s Neckarsulm plant is home to part of Audi Sport: the engine department. This is where the 650-hp V12 TDI engine for the R10 sports prototype and the new V8 powerplant for the A4 DTM were created.

    • Double mission for Audi Sport:

      Just 29 days remain before the opening race of the 2006 DTM at Hockenheim. Because of the ambitious objectives preparations for the new DTM season are running at full speed at Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm: "We will do everything we can to recapture the title from Mercedes-Benz,” emphasizes Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich.

    • Audi Names Driver Teams for Le Mans:

      Audi competes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 17/18 June with a brace of high-calibre driving squads. Six seasoned campaigners, who have all won the French endurance classic at least once and collectively lay claim to 17 Le Mans victories, sit at the wheel of the two Audi R10 sportscars.

  • February 2006
    • McNish Bids to Make History in Diesel Audi R10 at Le Mans:

      Allan McNish will aim to become the first Briton to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race driving a diesel-powered sportscar.

      Dumfries-born McNish, 36, is one of six drivers entrusted to début two diesel-powered Audi R10 sports-prototypes in the gruelling French marathon on 17-18 June.

      McNish, who won the annual twice-around-the clock race in 1998, joins Frank Biela (Germany), Rinaldo Capello (Italy), Tom Kristensen (Denmark), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) in the two-car Joest-run "works" Audi Sport team.

    • Welter Racing Returning to Sebring with Peugeot Power:

      Welter Racing, holder of the fastest speed ever recorded o­n the famous Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans (1988), has entered a four-cylinder Peugeot engine LMP2 for this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring o­n March 18. The French-based team will be making o­nly its second appearance at the storied American endurance classic. In 2002 Welter Racing finished third in LMP675 with a Mazda-powered entry, two spots ahead of a Peugeot-powered Welter Racing entry.

    • Audi Places World-Class Driver Lineup in Diesel-Powered R10 for Sebring, Le Mans:

      For its history-making quest in the American Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi AG has chosen a collection of factory drivers that rank among the best in the world. Frank Biela, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and Marco Werner will drive two Audi R10s when the diesel-powered prototype makes its race debut at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.