Friday
Feb052010

BRITISH SPORTSCAR ACE McNISH TO SPEARHEAD AUDI'S LE MANS 24 HOUR RACE ASSAULT

Allan McNish will bid for a third career Le Mans 24 Hour race victory in June when the Flying Scotsman races an Audi in search of the German manufacturer’s ninth triumph in the annual French sportscar endurance race.

Dumfries-born McNish will drive the latest diesel-engined Audi R15 TDI sports-prototype in the twice-around-the-clock encounter on 12-13 June. McNish, aged 40, became the first Briton to win the legendary Le Mans race in a diesel-powered sportscar in 2008.

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Friday
Feb052010

HIGHCROFT RACING SELECTED TO RACE IN LE MANS 24 HOUR

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.

Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham - the winner of last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans with Peugeot - was in attendance at the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) press conference this morning in France.

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Friday
Feb052010

JaguarRSR XKR GT2 confirmed for 24 hours of Le Mans in 2010 - the 75th year of Jaguar

The year 2010 marks 75 years of the Jaguar name on both road and race cars. As a continuation of this great heritage, Jaguar can confirm it will return to the famed Le Mans 24 hours. With a total of seven wins at Le Mans 24 hours between 1951 and 1990, Jaguar is the single most successful British make in the race’s history. Jaguar will return to its favourite hunting ground and will line up on the starting grid on 12th June 2010 with an XKR GT2 run by JaguarRSR.

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Thursday
Feb042010

NEW AMR MAN FERNANDEZ: I STILL HAVE A LOT TO OFFER

Mexican star confirms Winter Test appearance for Lola-Aston Martin prototype
All along, Adrian Fernandez said he felt like he still had a lot to offer in sports car racing. The Mexican star has his chance to prove he’s right after Aston Martin Racing announced him as an official factory driver for its LMP1 program in 2010.

The deal actually goes beyond that – it’s a three-year deal, Fernandez says. The 2009 American Le Mans Series LMP2 co-champion will drive a Gulf-liveried, Aston Martin-powered Lola prototype in at least three events this season: Sebring and Long Beach (both in the American Le Mans Series) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Monday
Feb012010

SpeedSource Takes GT Honors In Rolex 24

In the GT class, SpeedSource’s “never give up” motto was evident in making up several positions and laps during the latter stages of the race. Once down seven laps to the class leaders, No. 70 Castrol Syntec Mazda RX-8 co-drivers Sylvain Tremblay, Nick Ham, David Haskell and Jonathan Bomarito climbed back from a deep deficit to give the team its second Rolex 24 victory in three years. It was the second Rolex 24 class victory for Tremblay, Ham and Haskell, and Bomarito’s first. It also marked Mazda’s 23rd class victory in the Rolex 24.

“This win is for all the dealers, 900 of them all across North America and Mexico,” Tremblay said. “And I think we have over 9,000 members in Mazda Speed Motorsports and club racers, that have the same will to win, the will to never give up. And that’s what it was all about.”

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