Tag Archive: 24 Hours of Le Mans

Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Lotus LMP unveiled at Le Mans

Stunning Paul White designed car

Lotus LMP P1 front The all-new Lotus P1/01 took centre stage at the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans event today as the LMP1 L class car was unveiled to the media and public for the very first time.

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Jun 10

24 Hours of Le Mans: Sparco leads the way in racewear technology at legendary Le Mans

Sparco will once again be well represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

2014-06-09-1072Sparco, the world leading race wear specialists, will once again have a significant presence at the highlight on the endurance calendar – the 24 Hours of Le Mans – showcasing its revered race suit technology up and down the field.

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Apr 17

Circuit of The Americas™ debuts the all new Lone Star Le Mans Sept. 19-20

COTA is bringing the “Spirit of Le Mans” to the Lone Star State
Don’t miss the circuit’s first night race at this Texas-sized celebration of sports car racing and live music.Tickets on sale April 17 at noon CT; two-day passes start at $79; kids 12 and under free. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 22

Fatal Crash Involving No.95 Aston Martin in Le Mans

Allan Simonsen sadly lost his life in the Number 95 Aston Martin

Allan Simonsen - photo Getty Images24 Hours of Le Mans 2013 got off to a sad start earlier today when Allan Simonsen sadly lost his life in the Number 95 Aston Martin. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

24 Hours of Le Mans: Zytek Nissan engine clinches pole at Le Mans

Fastest LMP2 time for Repton developed power plant 

Zytek Nissan engined car takes poleA Zytek Nissan-engined car grabbed the LMP2 class pole position for the Le Mans 24-hours last night. In the closing seconds of final qualifying, Olivier Pla in the OAK Racing Morgan, which features a Zytek developed and serviced Nissan VK45DE engine, recorded the fastest lap in class with a time of 3mim 38.621sec.

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Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Second day report

Teams & Drivers report from La Sarthe

24 Heures du MansMore inclement weather conditions met the teams and drivers in the opening qualifying practice session, which prevented anyone from improving lap times compared to yesterday’s dry session.

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Jun 20

24 Hours of Le Mans: Jim France calls flag-waving honor

A representation of past, present and future

Shaikh Salman - Jim FranceAM Road Racing founder Jim France was formally presented Thursday with the French flag he’ll use to start the 90th anniversary running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: SRT Motorsports preview

Viper returns to Le Mans

SRT Motorsports’ SRT Viper GTS-Rs 1SRT Motorsports will field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the first factory supported Viper effort at the race since 2000. SRT Motorsports also competes full-time in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with a two-car team. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Ryan Dalziel – What Racing at Le Mans Means to Me

The event, first run in 1923, is set for June 22-23.

Ryan Dalziel 20100220The SRT Viper GTS-R is returning to competition in the world’s oldest active sports car endurance race – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 08

Alpine chooses Signatech for its return to endurance racing & the 24 hours of Le Mans

Pierre Ragues and Nelson Panciatici set for 2013 ELMS and Le Mans 24 Hours with Signatech and Alpine

Today, at half-past eleven, Pierre Fillon, President of the ‘Automobile Club de l’Ouest’, and Carlos Tavares, Renault General Director and Chief Operating Officer, announced this year’s return of ALPINE both to Endurance racing and to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with SIGNATECH as partner.

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Mar 01

Kuno Wittmer announced as part of SRT® Motorsports 2013 driver lineup

Two-Car Team Set for Full 2013 ALMS Season and 24 Hours of Le Mans

SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 03SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 01Chrysler Group’s SRT® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports team announced its driver lineup today for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) presented by Tequila Patrón and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Stage set for more ALMS success at Le Mans

Stellar collection of teams for 90th anniversary of 24 Hours

SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 03ALMS - Patrick Dempsey -Road#79A34BFor the last 14 years, teams from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have been a competitive force at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year will be no different as a collection of the ALMS’ best head for one of the most important races in all of motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Native Montreal race driver, Kuno Wittmer will compete in the 2013 24h of Le Mans!!!

” A dream come true…I can’t believe I will be competing at the 2013 24h of Le Mans…It’s official!!! “

SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 01SRT Motorsport - Kuno Wittmer 02Announced today at 10:15am ET, native Montreal factory Chrysler / SRT race car driver, will compete in this years, 2013 prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans, in France. Kuno Wittmer will be driving the all new SRT Motorsport, factory and Riley technologies prepared Viper GTS-R race machine. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 01

Lotus LMP2 in FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Lotus will race with two cars in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship, which includes the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Lotus LMP2 02Lotus LMP2 01The FIA and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have announced the competitors for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans at today’s press conference in Paris. Lotus got two entries for the FIA WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans to run with the new Lotus T128 in LMP2 class. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 21

2013: celebrating 50 years of McLaren

‘Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.’

McLaren 50th Anniversary LogoMcLaren 50yrsWhen a 27-year-old Bruce McLaren penned those words in 1964, his new company, Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Ltd, was less than a year old. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 17

Lotus LMP2 will race in FIA World Endurance Championship

Lotus announces to participate in the 2013 FIA World Endurance Championship and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Lotus LMP2WEC logoThe deadline for the Championship registration ended yesterday and the squad has submitted the entry for two cars for the FIA World Endurance Championship and the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Level 5, Conquest, ESM aiming for Le Mans in 2013

Trio granted automatic entries to famed French classic

ALMS - Level 5-Conquest-1ALMS - IMSAThe accomplishments by three of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s best in 2012 is already reaping rewards for 2013. Level 5 Motorsports, Conquest Endurance and Extreme Speed Motorsports each received invitations today to next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

Lotus F1 Team announces 2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test line-up

Young Guns

2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Nicolas Prost2012-10-24 - Lotus F1 Team - Edoardo MortaraNicolas Prost, Edoardo Mortara and Davide Valsecchi will join Lotus F1 Team for the Abu Dhabi young driver test, which will take place following the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit next month. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 17

Nissan DeltaWing returns to racing at Petit Le Mans

Le Mans concept racer back on track for ‘unfinished business’

DeltaWing-LeMans-2DeltaWing-LeMans-1It captured the world’s attention on its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Now the Nissan DeltaWing is set to race in North America for the first time at the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 18

AUDI R18 e-tron quattro with Williams Hybrid Power Technology makes history

As the first hybrid vehicle to win Le Mans

Williams Hybrid Power logo2012-06-13_0009The Audi R18 e-tron quattro, supported by Williams Hybrid Power’s (WHP) innovative electric flywheel technology, has won the 80th running of the 24 hours of Le Mans and in the process made history as the first hybrid powered vehicle to finish on the podium.

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