The Alley

Dawn

Sunday has dawned at the Circuit de la Sarthe and the teams now begin to play their race plans from back to front, counting down the remaining eight hours. For some, the carfeully crafted race strategies have encountered the realities of Le Mans. Already 21 of the 56 starters are classified as retired. For a fortunate few, the race has run very much to their plan. Corvette has used the late night and dawn to its advantage, triple...

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Early Exit for Fernandez

Developing a new car is always an up and down process and today was certainly a down day for former American Le Mans Series champion Adrian Fernandez. The new #009 Aston Martin AMR-One was the first retirement of the 2011 race when an alternator belt pulley failure resulted in the car stopping on the circuit just two laps into the race. The Prodrive team expects better then things when they head to Laguna Seca and Petit Le Mans later...

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Le Mans Test Day Wrap – ALMS teams

At Le Mans, the GT class is split into GTE Pro and GTE Am per new ACO regulations allowing for more gentlemen drivers to compete. ALMS regulars Flying Lizard Motorsports did not participate, but Robertson Racing was there in full guise with two of its Doran-built Ford GTs. The Robertsons make their Le Mans debut in GTE Am. The husband-and-wife team of David and Andrea Robertson is joined by sports car veteran Boris Said....

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Le Mans Test Day Wrap – Audi vs. Peugeot

The Le Mans test day returned this April to provide the first official glimpse of the battle at this year’s 24-hour classic in June. While Audi had tested its new closed-top R18 TDI, its third generation of diesel prototypes, at both Sebring and Homestead in Florida, this was the first time the world saw it in its finished livery. Qualifying times at the Circuit de la Sarthe in recent years have stopped the clocks in less than 3...

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Le Mans Test Day Underway

Testing 1-2-3 The official test day for the 2011 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is underway at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France.  As much of the track is comprised of public roads, this is the only opportunity for teams to test on the full 8.46 mile circuit prior to race week. With new rules limiting power and performance, the test day is especially important for teams with new cars like the Audi R18, Peugeot 908, Aston...

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Quick Questions

Quick Questions on Motorsports on Main Q. What is Motorsports on Main? A. Motorsports on Main is a celebration of the cars and stars of the American Le Mans series and the upcoming Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Q. What kinds of cars will be featured? A. Championship endurance racing sports cars from the American Le Mans Series, including Prototypes and GT (production based) cars from premier manufacturers. Q. Who will be there?...

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