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Audi legend Kristensen to retire
Nov19

Audi legend Kristensen to retire

Nine-time Le Mans 24 hour winner Tom Kristensen today announced his retirement from the sport. The Danish Audi legend will wave the checkered flag on his career after next week’s final round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Brazil. The 47-year-old won Le Mans on debut aboard a TWR Porsche WSC-95 for Joest Racing in 1997 and began a remarkable run of success when he joined Audi in 1999 – taking six wins in a row...

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Nissan wants American driver for LM P1
Sep19

Nissan wants American driver for LM P1

Nissan will begin the search for an American star to join its new LM P1 Le Mans 24 Hour and FIA World Endurance Championship team, giving a former gamer the opportunity to graduate to the highest levels of the sport. Nissan’s GT Academy competition is already renowned as one of the most innovative driver development programmes in history. During the past six years, GT Academy has had more than five million entrants via PlayStation,...

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Le Mans: The ultimate sporting challenge
Jun12

Le Mans: The ultimate sporting challenge

Pascal Couasnon (above at Le Mans this afternoon) is a man with a lot on his plate at Le Mans this weekend. The Director of Michelin Motorsport is overseeing 100 personnel, 30 dedicated tire engineers and approximately 8000 Michelin tires. As jobs go this one is a biggy. “Le Mans in many ways is the ultimate sporting challenge. It tests everything from the mental and physical strength of the people involved all the way through to the...

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Planes, trains and race cars
May31

Planes, trains and race cars

As the TUDOR Championship race ended on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park on Saturday afternoon, the race to the next race included a different challenge for a number of drivers as they raced to the Detroit airport to catch flights to Paris and then the high speed train to Le Mans in time for Sunday’s official test day at Le Mans. Among the Le Mans bound drivers were Ricky and Jordan Taylor, Richard Westbrook, Olivier Pla, Spencer Pumpelly...

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Fehan honored at Le Mans
May27

Fehan honored at Le Mans

Corvette Racing boss Doug Fehan will be in fine company at Le Mans this year when he is awarded the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Trophy. Fehan was announced on Tuesday as the prize recipient alongside F1 star Fernando Alonso who will give the start of the 82nd event and the recently retired Audi ace Allan McNish who will be the Grand Marshal. As manager of the competitions program of Corvette Racing, which has won in GT seven times...

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