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Le Mans Classic: 7 Former winners for the 7th event

This historic meeting also attracts the top drivers who take part in the modern event, seven of whom have won it !

Le Mans Classic: 7th Edition, high in the sky!

For the first time it provided an incredible retrospective for lovers of exceptional motor cars of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

Tribute to a classic gentleman - Hugh Hayden

It is with sadness that we at Motorsport.com have to report the loss of a very fine gentleman who will be missed in the endurance racing paddock. Sebah Racing team principal, and founder of Sebah Automotive, Hugh Hayden died on Saturday, October ...

Dubai 24H: Series final summary

IMSA Performance MATMUT Porsche wins fifth anniversary edition Dunlop 24H of Dubai DUBAI (January 16th, 2010) - The French IMSA Performance MATMUT team has won the fifth anniversary edition of the Dunlop 24 Hours of Dubai. After 24 hours of racing ...

Dubai 24H: Series hour 12 report

A close battle between BMW and Porsche at the halfway mark in Dunlop 24H of Dubai DUBAI (January 16th, 2010) - It is a close call between the number 66-IMSA Performance Matmut-Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Raymond Narac/Patrick Pilet/Marco Holzer) and the ...

Benjamin Leuenberger season summary

Leuenberger: "A really successful season!" Interview with the Swiss Le Mans Series-driver Solothurn (CH), 05.11.09. Benjamin Leuenberger looks back on a successful 2009 season. In a Lola-Judd B08/80-Judd, the young Swiss competed along with his ...

Speedy Racing Team Sebah race report

SPEEDY RACING TEAM SEBAH, SECOND AT LE MANS 24 HOURS! The Swiss team achieved a superb result by finishing second in the LMP2 class in only their second attempt at the Le Mans 24 Hours race. After a solid race, the team's Lola ...

Peugeot comes through with a 1-2 Le Mans victory

With the French newspaper headlines demanding "Now go win Le Mans" after Team Peugeot won the pole at the Le Mans 24 Hours on Thursday, it was clear that the pressure was on, with the entire country expecting the French team to win the race over its ...

Silverstone: Speedy Racing Team Sebah race report

An almost perfect weekend ! 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 ...

Oreca win at Silverstone, Aston Martin takes title

The Team Oreca Matmut-AIM pairing of Nicolas Lapierre and Olivier Panis won the 1000km race of Silverstone in a closely fought battle, but the day belonged to Aston Martin Racing, who took the Le Mans Series LM P1 championship titles for both ...

Spa: Olivier Pla race report

A promising potential! Setting the best lap in the LMP2 class, Olivier Pla led the class of the 1000Km of Spa before a GT hit his car. After getting second place on Le Mans Series debuts, Olivier Pla and Quifel-ASM Team hoped to repeat their ...

Peugeot dominates at Spa to land the victory

Peugeot won the second round of the European Le Mans Series at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Peugeot 908 Hdi FAP driven in the 1000km race by Nicolas Minassian, Simon Pagenaud and Christian Klien crossed the line a mere 27 seconds ...

Catalunya: Speedy Racing Team Sebah race report

The 2009 Le Mans Series season opening 1000 km of Catalunya race on the Barcelona circuit saw both LMP1 and LMP2 Lola coupes of SPEEDY RACING TEAM SEBAH taking the chequered flag, but after a frustrating race. The ...

Catalunya: Spyker Squadron update

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 ...

Catalunya: Lola preview

LMS SEASON PREVIEW - LOLA TARGET LMP TITLES IN 2009 Lola sportscars are aiming to challenge for outright race wins and class titles this weekend as they kick off the 2009 Le Mans Series at Barcelona. LMP1 and LMP2 Lola designs will be ...

Series Paul Ricard test summary

Team Oreca sets the pace at Paul Ricard Le Mans Series test * 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 * Bruno Senna, ...

2009 entry list

@>LM P1 No. Team Chassis-Engine Drivers ---- ----------------------------- ----------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------- 007 Aston Martin Racing Lola ...

Series newsletter 2009-01-14

SPEEDY RACING -- TEAM SEBAH: A DREAMING LINE-UP! Speedy Racing - Team Sebah set the tone for the season: the Swiss team is entering and aiming for victory! When have a look at the drivers line-up, you have no doubt that the team will be one of the ...

Full Speed, Pegasus join grid for 2009

Despite the global economic downturn, new teams are sprouting up, and many are flocking to the European-based Le Mans Series for 2009. Two of the latest squads to confirm programs in hotly contested sportscar championship are Full Speed Racing and ...

Speedy Racing - Team Sebah 2009 driver lineup

SPEEDY RACING - TEAM SEBAH UNVEIL THEIR 2009 DRIVER LINE-UP SPEEDY RACING - TEAM SEBAH have finalised their driver line-up for this year's Le Mans Series and Le Mans 24 Hours (if invited) for both LMP1 and LMP2 campaigns. The LMP1 Lola Coupe ...

Racing Box, Speedy Sebah confirm Lola entries

While there's doom and gloom rocking the motorsports community, the worldwide economic downturn hasn't taken its toll on everyone. In fact, two European-based Le Mans Series teams are expanding their programs for 2009. Racing Box and Speedy Racing ...

Ferrari newsletter 2008-10-06

The F430 GT2 wins Fia Gt Championship Maranello (Modena,) - A weekend to remember for the F430 GT2 class, as it reached new and important goals in the realm of International Grand Touring racing. Thanks to results achieved at Nogaro, the AF Corse ...

2008 Driver final standings

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

Silverstone: Lola race report

LOLA RECORD ITS BEST EVER FINISH IN THE LE MANS SERIES On Sunday 14 September 2008, Lola sportscars ended the 2008 Le Mans Series in fine style at Silverstone with the Huntingdon-based constructor celebrating its best ever finish ...

Silverstone: Speedy Racing Team Sebah race report

After a strong qualifying session on Saturday with the third best time in the LMP2 category, the team was looking forward to the race on Sunday. Xavier Pompidou started the race. With a consistent first stint Xavier elevated the SPEEDY RACING TEAM ...

Peugeot sweeps front row in qualifying at Silverstone

Team Peugeot Total once again flexed its muscle in qualifying, as Stephane Sarrazin claimed the overall pole for Sunday's Le Man Series season-ending Silverstone 1000km. Sarrazin turned a 1:30.359 lap time in his No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP, narrowing ...

Silverstone: Series qualifying report

Peugeot front row for title decider as Audi gives chase Peugeot locked out the front row of the grid for the fifth and final race of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Silverstone. Stephane Sarrazin set a new qualifying record of 1m30.359s to beat his ...

Driver standings after Nurburgring

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

Nurburgring: Lola weekend summary

Lola at the Nurburgring 1000kms Lola sportscars were in action at the weekend's Nurburgring 1000kms race (17 August 2008) in Germany, with five Huntingdon built Le Mans Prototype cars across the LMP1 and LMP2 ...

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 ...

Nurburgring: Speedy Racing Team Sebah preview

BACK TO LE MANS SERIES ACTION. After a three month break, the 2008 Le Mans Series restarts with the 1000 km of Nurburgring from 14th to 17th of August. SPEEDY RACING - TEAM SEBAH are approaching the fourth round of the 2008 Le Mans Series with ...

Spa 24: Trackspeed Racing preview

TRACKSPEED RACING CONFIRM SPA 24HR LINE UP Tim Sugden and Xavier Pompidou Join David Ashburn and Richard Williams for the FIA GT 24 Hours of Spa Event. Trackspeed Racing are pleased to welcome Tim Sugden and Xavier Pompidou to the fold for the ...

Teams scramble as rain hits Le Mans

With 13 hours and 20 minutes complete, rain has hit Circuit de La Sarthe earlier than expected, sending teams scrambling up and down pit road. Race leader Jacques Villeneuve in the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP pitted on lap 221 for wet ...

Lola hour 12 report

In Lola's 50th year seven entries all had an eventful first half of the Le Mans 24 Hours Lola sportscars had an action packed first 12 hours at the 76th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. In sunny, but relatively cool conditions, the seven Lola ...

Lola celebrates '50' with a record 24H entry

Lola, a true success story, celebrates 50 years in motorsports this year, and the highlight of the year must be Le Mans 24 Hours, where the UK firm has no less than seven cars this year, challenging in both the LM P1 and LM P2 classes. ...

Lola Test Day report

SEVEN LOLA SPORTSCAR GET READY FOR 24 HEURES DU MANS Lola sportscar entries got ready for the 76th running of the 24 Heures Du Mans (14-15 June) at the official test day at Le Mans, on Sunday 1 June. Seven Lola cars are entered ...

Speedy Racing Team Sebah confirms driver line-up

SPEEDY RACING - TEAM SEBAH confirms their driver line-up for 2008 Le Man 24 Hours Speedy Racing Team Sebah announce today that their regular Le Mans Series drivers, namely Xavier Pompidou (France), Andrea Belicchi (Italy) and Steve Zacchia ...

Peugeot shows muscle at Spa-Francorchamps

Team Peugeot Total took a dominating win Sunday in the Spa 1000km, the third round of the Le Mans Series season. The driving trio of Nicolas Minassian, Marc Gene and Jacques Villeneuve outlasted its sister machine and out powered the two Audi R10 ...

Spa: Series race report

Peugeot scores third victory after dramatic 1000kms 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 ...

Villeneuve leads, drama unfolds at Spa

Jacques Villeneuve in the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP leads the way at Spa-Francorchamps, but drama has unfolded for two of the contending LM P1 diesel entries. The second safety car period of the 1000-km race has come out with 58 laps ...

Gene, Peugeot in control at Spa

With four hours complete, the No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 HDi-FAP of Marc Gene leads at Spa-Francorchamps, and only 40 laps remain in the 1000-km Le Mans Series race. After taking over controls of the diesel-powered machine from Jacques Villeneuve, ...

Sarrazin secures pole for Peugeot at Spa

Team Peugeot Total continued its mark in the Le Mans Series, with Stephane Sarrazin claiming the pole position for Sunday's 1000km at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The Frenchman aboard the team's No. 8 Peugeot 908 HDi-FAP clocked a 1:58.069 lap time ...

Driver standings after Monza

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

Catalunya: Speedy Racing Team Sebah race report

A stunning debut for Speedy Racing Team Sebah in the 2008 Le Mans Series LMP2 category. Xavier Pompidou, Andrea Belicchi and Steve Zacchia achieved a podium position with a second place finish in the opening race of the season. Team Manager Bart ...

Catalunya: Michelin race report

The first all-Michelin podium of the season! The opening round of the 2008 Le Mans Series at Barcelona produced a resounding win for the N7 Peugeot 908 HDI-FAP-Michelin driven by Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian. They were joined on the ...

Catalunya: Lola weekend summary

ALL-NEW LOLA COUPES STUN SPORTSCAR WORLD AT BARCELONA The new Lola LMP Coupes made stunning debuts at the Barcelona Le Mans Series race on Sunday with each of the Huntingdon built LMP cars securing podium positions. The Charouz Racing System ...

Peugeot champions land first pole of season

The opening round of the 2008 Le Mans Series is set to start tomorrow (Sunday 6th April) at 11:35 CET. The Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain, will host the first of the five events on this year's calendar, but first the cars had to battle ...

Catalunya: SEBAH racing qualifying report

A good start for Speedy Racing -- Team Sebah in the 2008 Le Mans Series : Frenchman Xavier Pompidou posted the second quickest qualifying time in the LMP2 class, ninth overall among the LMP1 cars. "This is a great starting position but is not so ...

Lola Paul Ricard test summary

LOLA SPORTSCARS KICK START 2008 SEASON AT RICARD TEST 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 ...

Interlagos: Series race report

1-2 FOR PEUGEOT AT HISTORIC MIL MILHAS 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 ...

2007 Final driver standings

@>LM P1: Pos Driver Nat Points --- ------------------------------ --- ---------- 1. Lamy Pedro POR 40 2. Sarrazin Stephane FRA 40 3. Boullion Jean-Christophe FRA ...

Interlagos: Series qualifying report

SARRAZIN TAKES POLE FOR MIL MILHAS BRAZIL 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 ...

2007 Final standings

@>GT1 Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------- -------- 1. Thomas Biagi 61 2. Ryan Sharp 57 3. Mike Hezemans 55 4.

Standings after Brno

@>GT1 Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver Points --- ---------------------------- -------- 1. Thomas Biagi 47 2. Christian Montanari 44 3. Ryan Sharp 43 4. Mike ...

Gene and Minassian win at Silverstone

The No. 7 Team Peugeot Total 908 of Marc Gene and Nicolas Minassian dominated the LMP1 class in the 1000km of Silverstone, round five of the Le Mans Series. Gene started in pole position and pulled out a large lead in the early laps, then Minassian ...

Sarrazin, Lamy take Spa win for Peugeot

Perfection in qualifying is a wonderful thing, but it really doesn't count for much on race day, as Nicolas Minassian and Marc Gene found out again in today's 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps, the fourth round of the Le Mans Series. Having started from ...

Standings after Spa 24

@>GT1 Drivers' Championship: Pos Driver/Team Points --- ---------------------------- -------- 1. Thomas Biagi 45 2. Mike Hezemans 36 3. Andrea Bertolini 34 4.

Spa 24: Starting lineup

Pos Car Class Team Nat Starting Driver Nat Car --- --- ----- ---------------------------------------- --- ------------------------ --- ------------------------ 1. 5 GT1 Carsport Holland ...

Peugeot takes first 1-2 finish at Nurburgring

Peugeot has been the dominant team in the Le Mans Series this year, the French works team having won every race in the series so far. However, the team was surely smarting from their loss to Audi at the 24H classic at La Sarthe last month, and they ...

Joel Camathias joins James Watt Automotive

Joel Camathias will compete for James Watt Automotive in the remaining LMS races and in the fascinating FIA GT 24 Hours race of Spa. After the superb showing at Monza JWA are very pleased to announce that Joel Camathias (26) will join the JWA ...