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Le Mans Preview – Audi – Wanting Back on Top

This is the third in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. ALMS fans have not yet had the opportunity to witness Audi’s updated, second generation diesel prototype in the U.S. The updated R15 Plus TDI, complete with a new livery to mark the aerodynamic changes, has only raced twice in Europe in preparation for Le Mans. While Audi was a mainstay in...

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24 Hours of Le Mans Weekly Schedule

With the teams already in the paddock setting up their equipment (see Rick Dole’s photo gallery here), race week is already underway at Le Mans for the Saturday, June 12 start of the the world’s premier sportscar event. The race begins Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, with the coverage starting at 8:30 a.m. ET on SPEED. — Le Mans Schedule Sunday June 6 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET (14:30 – 19:00 local French...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24 “Going the Distance”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 2 of 24: Going the Distance The winners of that first race in 1923 covered 2,209 kilometers (1,372 miles). The 2009 race winning Peugeot set a new Le Mans record, covering 5,206...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24: “First to be First”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers “24 for 24,” 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 1 of 24: First to be First Held annually near Le Mans, France, The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s premier endurance sportscar race. The first Le...

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Le Mans Preview – Aston Martin – Top Gasoline Contenders

This is the second in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. The factory Aston Martin Racing team, with its incredible-sounding Lola Aston Martin V12, will have two cars in the field after running three last year. One of the Astons made a memorable appearance stateside in the first two ALMS events of the season. The team is run by Prodrive with David...

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