Tag Archive: Le Mans

Feb 02

The 24 Hours of Le Mans at the source of Aston Martin’s history

1933 Aston Martin Le Mans traces the origins of the British manufacturer’s history at the 24 Hours

During this first week of February, Paris is a world capital of collection cars, with a special place for the 24 Hours of Le Mans not only at Retromobile with the exhibition of the 110th anniversary of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (Paris Expo, February 3rd-7th), but also at the Bonhams auction which will take place Thursday, February 4th at the Grand Palais. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

24 Hours of Le Mans: Who will join Porsche on the grid at Le Mans in June?

Thirteen of the places at Le Mans are awarded on the basis of results achieved in 2015 at the 24-hour race

2015-09-18-1822 The full list of guaranteed entries for this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, has been announced by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (HERE).

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Jan 22

Formula E : Villeneuve exits Venturi team after 3 races

Former F1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve parts ways with the Venturi Formula E team after just three races

Jacques Villeneuve - photo © DPPI - A. Guillaumot Jacques Villeneuve’s return to world championship motorsport is back on hold after it was confirmed he has parted ways with the Venturi Formula E team. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 31

Dakar… via Le Mans!

There are quite a few connections between these two iconic races.

2010 Le Mans 24 Hours winner Romain Dumas will be on the start line of the 2016 Dakar rally (held in South America since 2009), which gets underway on 3 January. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 11

Jake Dennis joins Arden-Jota for combined 2016 GP3 and part WEC-campaigns

Three-party deal hands RSF driver GP3 Series plus Spa and Le Mans LMP2 drives

Jake Dennis Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jake Dennis will make his previously announced step up to the 2016 GP3 series with championship front-runners Arden International. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Tom Kristensen: from Mister Le Mans to Mister President!

Tom Kristensen, nine-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, has never quite been so sought after as since he announced his retirement!

Tom Kristensen - photo Audi Sport Yesterday, as a result of the vote of the World Counsel, “Mister Le Mans” is now the President of the FIA Drivers Commission, taking over for Emerson Fittipaldi as he steps down. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 21

Sebastian Vettel crowned Champion of Champions in London

Following Team England 1’s triumph in last night’s ROC Nations Cup

2015-11-21 Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel put in a stunning performance to eclipse 19 fellow stars of motor sport and win the Race Of Champions for the first time on a thrilling afternoon of action at London’s former Olympic Stadium.

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Nov 20

Team England 1’s Priaulx and Plato win ROC Nations Cup at home in London

Legends from the world’s biggest motor sport series teamed up in pairs to battle for national and regional pride

2015-11-20_0068 Team England 1’s Andy Priaulx and Jason Plato are celebrating after they took a stunning victory in the 2015 ROC Nations Cup in front of their home fans at London’s former Olympic Stadium.

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Nov 20

COUNTDOWN TO ROC 2015: Race Of Champions in numbers

ROC 2015 in London will be the 27th annual end-of-season Race Of Champions since its first event in Paris in 1988

Race Of Champions logo London’s former Olympic Stadium is the 12th venue to host the Race Of Champions, following a range of prestigious venues all over the world – including Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic Stadium, Bangkok’s National Stadium, London’s Wembley Stadium, Bushy Park Barbados and the Stade de France in Paris.

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Nov 19

Motor sport legends prepare for this week’s Race Of Champions

The ROC 2015 field features no less than six current F1 drivers

ROC - Motor sport legends prepare for this week's Race Of Champions Many of the world’s greatest drivers put in their first laps of London’s former Olympic Stadium today ahead of this weekend’s Race Of Champions.

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Nov 19

Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy to replace injured MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo

Lorenzo suffered second degree burns to his leg as he celebrated winning his third MotoGP World Championship

Race Of Champions logo Six-time Olympic cycling gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy will have the chance to show off his skills on four wheels tomorrow evening after he was drafted in to replace Jorge Lorenzo in the ROC Nations Cup at London’s former Olympic Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 19

Where to watch ROC 2015 on TV around the world

Broadcasters showing ROC 2015 live

Where to watch ROC 2015 on TV around the world The 2015 Race Of Champions is coming to London on Friday and Saturday – and television coverage will be available via a range of outlets all over the world, so no one should miss out on any of the action from London’s former Olympic Stadium. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Driving legends to compete in karts after Saturday’s Race Of Champions

The karts join a stunning line-up of machinery including the Mercedes-AMG GT S, Ariel Atom Cup and Radical SR3 RSX

Race Of Champions logo Crowds at London’s former Olympic Stadium are in for a special treat this weekend as the assembled driving legends take to the track for a kart race following Saturday’s individual Race Of Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

FMX4Ever riders to perform at this week’s Race Of Champions in London

FMX4Ever has a diverse team from all over the world

FMX4Ever riders to perform at this week’s Race Of Champions in London There will be high octane action and adrenaline both on and off track at this week’s Race Of Champions in London as the FMX4Ever motocross team bring their latest show to the former Olympic Stadium on November 20-21. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Stars ready for the Race Of Champions in London this weekend

The Race Of Champions is an annual end-of-season contest which has been running for over 25 years

Race Of Champions logo The draw for the Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium this weekend (Friday 20 November and Saturday 21 November) has thrown up some mouth-watering matches as some of the world’s greatest drivers bid for the title of ‘Champion of Champions’. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Race Of Champions launches brand new Olympic cycling-style pursuit format

Race Of Champions is to adopt a brand new race format at this week’s event

Race Of Champions launches brand new Olympic cycling-style pursuit format The Race Of Champions is celebrating its visit to London’s former Olympic Stadium on November 20-21 by launching a brand new racing concept. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Famous faces take to four wheels at this week’s Race Of Champions

20 of the world’s greatest drivers compete for the evening’s showpiece ROC Nations Cup

Race Of Champions logo A host of celebrities will take to the track at London’s former Olympic Stadium on the evening of Friday 20 November to show off their skills in a unique driving challenge at the 2015 Race Of Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

WTCC Champions Priaulx and López complete record field for ROC London

Three-time WTCC champion Priaulx will partner fellow Touring Car great Jason Plato

 José Maria ‘Pechito’ López celebrates his WTCC title

Next week’s Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium will feature a record 20 drivers after today’s addition of two of the greatest drivers in Touring Car history: Guernseyman Andy Priaulx and Argentina’s José Maria ‘Pechito’ López. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

Stunt legend Terry Grant bids for new world record next week at ROC London

Grant holds over 20 driving world records

Terry Grant in action in Barbados

Fans of action, adrenaline, smoking tyres and outrageous stunts are in for a treat as legendary stunt driver Terry Grant heads to the Race Of Champions at London’s former Olympic Stadium later this month. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Next Friday’s ROC Nations Cup pits Formula 1 superstars in equal cars

Tantalising head-to-head battles

Race Of Champions logo The draw for the 2015 ROC Nations Cup at London’s former Olympic Stadium next Friday (November 20) has thrown up some stunning matches that will quicken the pulse of any race fan.

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