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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Familiar Faces in Different Places”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 13 of 24: Familiar Faces in Different Places American Le Mans Series fans will recognize plenty of names and faces in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, many hopefully atop the podium at the...

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Le Mans Preview – Corvette – Life At 50

This is the seventh in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to for more features and posts in the coming days. One of the soundtracks of Le Mans, the legendary low, rumbling, seven liter small-block V8 GT1-spec C6.R had its swan song at the circuit last year. Now, Corvette Racing returns to Le Mans to celebrate its past and embrace its future. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Corvette...

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Peugeot Locks Out Le Mans Provisional Pole

Peugeot’s factory squad has the top three positions on the grid after the first two-hour qualifying session. Sebastien Bourdais set the quickest time at 3:19.711 in the No. 3 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP, ahead of the No. 1 and No. 2 Peugeots. This could be the overall pole as wet weather is expected tomorrow afternoon and evening for the two later sessions. The Oreca-prepared No. 4 Peugeot of Nicolas Lapierre set the quickest time early...

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Corvette’s 50th Anniversary at Le Mans

At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing celebrates its 50th anniversary of its first appearance in the legendary race. The last round of the American Le Mans Series in Monterey saw Corvette display both historic cars and a banner for fans to sign wishing the team success. Corvette Racing legends Dr. Dick Thompson and Dick Guldstrand joined the current fleet of factory Corvette drivers to discuss how different the...

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The Le Mans Countdown Continues

Ace Photographer Rick Dole has captured some of the highlights from Monday’s scrutineering activities in Le Mans. See “Galleries” for the latest daily treats as we countdown to Saturday’s start.

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