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Coulthard & Brabham's excluded Le Mans Jaguar up for auction

The Jaguar XJ220C raced to a short-lived class victory at Le Mans by David Coulthard, David Brabham and John Nielsen is being auctioned

Tom Walkinshaw loses fight to cancer

Former racing driver and team principal Tom Walkinshaw died today, December 12, at the age of 64, after fighting a battle with cancer. He was born at Mauldslie Farm, near Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland on November 17, 1946. Tom ...

Aten Motorsports announces 2011 Daytona 24H plans

FERRARI GT ASSAULT ON ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA Ferrari 430 GT CUMMING, GA, Thursday, November 16, 2010: Veteran motorsports boss Tony Dowe is set to launch a Ferrari 430 GT assault on next year's Rolex 24 at Daytona - aiming to take the Ferrari ...

Jaguar returns to iconic Le Mans

JaguarRSR XKR GT2 confirmed for 24 hours of Le Mans in 2010 - the 75th year of Jaguar EAST LANSING, Michigan (February 4, 2010) - The year 2010 marks 75 years of the Jaguar name on both road and race cars. As a continuation of this great heritage, ...

Macau GP: Volkswagen race report

One-two for Volkswagen at the Macau Grand Prix Wolfsburg (22 November 2009). Outstanding victory for Volkswagen in Formula 3: Edoardo Mortara won the Macau Grand Prix in his Volkswagen Dallara F308. In the world's most difficult and most renowned ...

DTC: Series Jyllandsringen summary

Michel Nykjær claims his second DTC title James Thompson third in the overall standings despite being absent The reigning FIA European Touring Car Cup winner Michel Nykjær has added another tin top title to his CV, when his claimed this year's ...

DTC: Series Jyllandsringen summary

Thompson and Poulsen claims first 1-2 win for Honda The Japanese cars dominated the final of the third DTC round James Thompson managed to maintain his points lead in the Danish Touringcar Championship, when for the second championship round in ...

DTC: Series Padborg Park summary

James Thompson extends championship lead The Honda driver won two out of three races at Padborg Park James Thompson, England, extended his lead in the Danish Touringcar Championship with wins from two of the three races held at Padborg Park on ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-08-28

Volkswagen in Formula 3 Will Volkswagen find the next "Schumi"? Wolfsburg (28 August 2009). Last weekend (22 August) 18-year-old Laurens Vanthoor secured the title in the ATS Formula 3 Cup as early as four races before the finale of the ...

DTC: Series Padborg Park summary

James Thompson wins first DTC final for Honda The Brit took the championship lead after a weekend of close racing James Thompson achieved a number of firsts in the Danish Touringcar Championship at Padborg Park on Sunday, when he won the ...

DTC: Series Jyllandsringen summary

Chevrolet took three wins in DTC opening weekend Michel Nykjær and Henrik Lundgaard now leads the championship Chevrolet Motorsport Danmark claimed three wins from three races, when the 2009 Danish Touringcar Championship kicked off at ...

ACO selects strong field of 55 starters for Le Mans

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

Team Essex to Le Mans in 2009

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 ...

2008 Porsche Cup final results

PORSCHE CUP - AWARD FOR MOST SUCCESS PRIVATEER WORLDWIDE - EARNED BY ALEXANDER DAVISON FROM AUTRALIA; SIX OF THE TOP TEN EARNED POINTS IN U.S. ATLANTA - December 7 - Alex Davison from Australia, who won his first big professional race in the ...

55th Macau GP promises to live up to the past

Although we're on the 55th running of the Macau Grand Prix its history as the Blue Ribbon event for the F3 category only begins in 1983, though as the winner that year was one Ayrton Senna, it was quite a beginning. Suffice it to say that over time ...

2008 Driver final standings

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------------ --- ---------- 1. Alexandre Premat F 35 2. Mike Rockenfeller D 35 3. Marc Gene E ...

Porsche RS Spyder wins Michelin Energy award

PORSCHE RS SPYDER WINS EFFICIENCY AWARD FOR MICHELIN ENERGY ENDURANCE CHALLENGE FOR 2008 IN THE LE MANS SERIES IN EUROPE ATLANTA - September 19 --The Porsche RS Spyder was by far the most efficient vehicle in the entire starting field of the Le ...

Driver standings after Nurburgring

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------------ --- ---------- 1. Marc Gene E 32 2. Nicolas Minassian F 32 3. Alexandre Premat F ...

Sarrazin, Lamy give Peugeot 1-2 at Nurburgring

Team Peugeot Total claimed another dominant 1-2 result in Sunday's Nurburgring 1000km, the penultimate round of the Le Mans Series season. Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy peddled their No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP to take a 16-second victory over the ...

Nurburgring: Series race report

Peugeot maintains record with victory in Germany 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 ...

Peugeot sweeps front row in Nurburgring qualifying

Marc Gene stormed to the overall pole Saturday in qualifying for the Nurburgring 1000km, the fourth round of the Le Mans Series season. The Spaniard narrowly edged out his Team Peugeot Total teammate of Pedro Lamy to give the French Lions another ...

Peugeots set pace in practice at Nurburgring

After a three-month break, the Le Mans Series roared back to life Friday, with a familiar face at the top of the time sheets. Picking up where they left off in the opening three races, Peugeot reigned supreme in practice for Sunday's Nurburgring ...

Nurburgring: Series preview

Le Mans Series back on track after three month break After a three month break the Le Mans Series will burst back into life at the Nurburgring, Germany, this weekend as Peugeot and Audi continue their battle at the head of the field. Last year, ...

Coulthard to step out of the cockpit end of 2008

Scottish "call me British" driver David Coulthard will stop competing in Formula One at the end of this season. The Red Bull driver, who posted his most recent podium finish at this year's Canadian Grand Prix, announced ahead of Sunday's British ...

Audi wins thrilling Le Mans 24 Hours

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will go down in the history books as the battle of the diesels. And it went right down to the dramatic rain-soaked final hour. In the end, Audi Sport Team Joest pulled through to score their third straight ...

Porsche race report

PORSCHE RS SPYDER LMP2 TEAMS FINISH ONE-TWO AT LE MANS 24 HOUR CLASSIC IN TWICE- AROUND-THE CLOCK DEBUT TWO LEADING PORSCHE 911 GT3 RSRs FALL BACK IN ACCIDENT LE MANS, France - The 24 Hours of Le Mans premiere for the Porsche RS Spyder could not ...

ALMS Teams race report

AUDI WINS BATTLE OF THE DIESELS As predicted, the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans came down to a battle of the diesels. Audi and Peugeot each fielded three teams, and the battle ensued until the very end as weather proved to be a factor ...

Kristensen leads as two hours remain at Le Mans

With only two hours remaining, Tom Kristensen and Audi are in control of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, holding a two-minute plus lead over the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total HDi-FAP of Marc Gene. The 8.5-mile Circuit de La Sarthe has dried up, and the ...

Kristensen reigns in the wet at Le Mans

As teams settle into the rather damp Circuit de La Sarthe, Audi has shown that it has the advantage in the wet over the Peugeots. The No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest R10 TDI of Tom Kristensen has taken over the lead, pulling out to a one-minute ...

Peugeots hit trouble, Audi leads in hour three

With just three hours into the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the favorites for the overall win have struck trouble. At the two-hour and 15-minute mark, Stephane Sarrazin brought the leading No. 8 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP into the ...

Peugeot retains Le Mans 24H pole

While some teams made improvements during Thursday's four hours of qualifying, Team Peugeot Total's 908 HDi-FAPs didn't better its times from Wednesday. But that didn't change things up front, as the French Lions retained the first three starting ...

Peugeot sweeps Wednesday qualifying

As expected, Team Peugeot Total set the pace on Wednesday at Circuit de La Sarthe, as the Peugeot 908 HDi-FAPs swept the first three starting positions provisionally for Saturday's 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Stephane Sarrazin in the ...

Peugeot lands quickest times at 24H test day

Heading into official test day at Le Mans, Peugeot had the upper hand over archrival Audi. After sweeping the first three Le Mans Series races, the French lions were not about to give in, especially heading into their biggest race of the year. And ...

Lamy, Sarrazin score thrilling Monza win

Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin claimed the overall victory in the Monza 1000km, round two of the 2008 Le Mans Series season. The five-hour marathon came down to a 20-lap shootout between the No. 8 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi FAP and the No. 2 Audi ...

Driver standings after Monza

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------------ --- ---------- 1. Alexandre Premat F 16 2. Mike Rockenfeller D 16 3. Marc Gene E ...

Monza: Series race report

Peugeot wins but Audi hot on its tail at sunny Monza 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 ...

Monza: Horag Racing race report

Horag Racing Gets LMP2 Podium Finish In Sunday's 1,000 Km of Monza MONZA, Italy -- Switzerland's Horag Racing completed a LMP2 podium sweep for the Porsche RS Spyder by finishing third in class in the 1,000 Kilometers of Monza Sunday with its ...

Monza: Series preview

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, ...

Catalunya: Team Essex Friday report

Team Essex in top 3 in LMP2 class during practice For the first time this season Team Essex faced direct competition during two 60 minute practise session in the Le Mans Series at the Spanish Catalunya circuit. Both of which saw the team end ...

Porsche Motorsport Paul Ricard test summary

European Premiere of the Porsche RS Spyder STUTTGART, Germany -- 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 ...

Paul Ricard test notes 2008-03-03

The opening two days of the 2008 Le Mans Series saw perfect weather, a record number of media highlighting renewed interest in the series, a fantastic field of cars and scintillating speed in almost every category which points towards an extremely ...

Team Essex first 2008 test notes

Good start to Team Essex's 2008 Porsche programme The Danish Team Essex squad has spent three days to prepare for its first full season outside its Danish borders, where the team will be taking part in the LMP2 class in the international Le ...

Horag Porsche RS Spyder completes first laps

Earlier this week, Fredy Lienhard and Didier Theys clocked the first miles of Horag Racing's new Porsche RS Spyder. On a cold two-day test in Barcelona, the Swiss-based team gained valuable experience in advance of the car's race debut at the Twelve ...

Team Essex Spyder 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. Team Essex will be running the car in the 2008 ...

DTC: Series Jyllandsringen summary

Nykjær claimed first Danish Seat title John Nielsen and Casper Elgaard got fine finish to DTC career The 2007 Danish Touringcar Championship is Michel Nykjær. That was the conclusion after the second of three races on Sunday at ...

Road Atlanta: Creation preview

CREATION TEAM PREVIEW -- "WE CAN'T WAIT!" The British Creation team is preparing to return to the American Le Mans Series for the third time in four years, and everyone can't wait. The midnight blue Creation CA07-Judd, which has been campaigned by ...

DTC: Padborg Park round seven summary

Chevrolet dominated Padborg Park DTC round Three drivers now have a chance of becoming Danish Touringcar Champion Chevrolet made a clean sweep at the seventh and penultimate round of the Danish Touringcar Championship at Padborg Park. Sweden's ...

DTC: Jyllandsringen round six race summary

Magnussen took convincing Jyllandsringen win The BMW driver is now within 21 points of the championship lead Jan Magnussen became a very convincing winner of the major round of the Danish Touringcar Championship held at Jyllandsringen.

DTC: Padborg Park round five report

Hattrick gave John Nielsen DTC series lead Nicki Thiim had an impressive debut in his father's BMW Sunday's fifth round of the Danish Touringcar Championship at Padborg Park really turned the top part of the championship table upside down. With an ...

DTC: Padborg Park round four report

Michel Nykjær extends DTC lead with another win Many teams and drivers lost out in tyre gamble at wet Padborg Park Michael Nykjær extended his lead in the battle for this year's Danish Touringcar Championship, when -- following a ...

DTC: Jyllandsringen round three summary

Magnussen and Elgaard in combat The two Le Mans rivals fought for DTC race lead at Jyllandsringen This coming weekend Jan Magnussen and Casper Elgaard will be fighting each other at Le Mans in the GT1 class at the wheel of a Corvette and Aston ...

DTC: Sturup round two race notes

Michel Nykjær takes championship lead Several top drivers retired from DTC race at Sturup Raceway Round two of the Danish Touringcar Championship at Sturup Raceway in Southern Sweden was a very dramatic affair. Several of the ...

DTC: Jyllandsringen round one notes

Casper Elgaard started title defence with a win The Team Essex driver dominated the opening round of the Danish series Casper Elgaard started a very strong title defence in the Danish Tourigncar Championship, when he won the opening round at ...

The 45th Rolex 24 at Daytona - History's Best?

The 45th Rolex 24 At Daytona -- History's Best? Can you believe it? The Rolex 24 At Daytona is nearly here. It took a call from Kevin Doran wanting to play a little pre-race golf this week - and subsequent repeated assertions on his part - ...

DTC: Jyllandsringen round five race notes

Speed and tactics gave Casper Elgaard series lead The reigning champion was the most winning driver at double header Reigning Danish Touringcar Champion Casper Elgaard not only managed to grap the series lead from rival Jan Magnussen at ...

Driver standings after Donington

@>P1 Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Nat Points --- -------------------------------- --- -------- 1. Emmanuel Collard F 40 2. Nicolas Minassian F 16 3. Bob Berridge ...

DTC: 2006 Awards ceremony summary

A number of DTC drivers were given honorary prizes at annual awards ceremony On Friday evening the annual awards ceremony, which marked the end of the 2006 season in Danish motor racing, was held in Copenhagen, and several drivers from the ...

Final 2006 driver standings

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------------ --- ---------- 1. Emmanuel Collard F 50 2. Jean-Christophe Boullion F 50 3. Didier Andre F ...

DTC: Jyllandsringen season finale summary

Elgaard retook title after thrilling DTC final With a mere six points separating the two championship rivals before Sunday's race at Jyllandsringen the Danish Touringcar Championship final could have turned out to be a tactical and boring affair.

DTC: 2006 final standings

<pre> Championship positions - drivers: 1. Casper Elgaard Team Essex BMW 320si E90 358 2. Jan Magnussen Den Blå Avis Fleggaard Racing BMW 320si E90 355 3. John Nielsen Team ...