24 Hours of Le Mans Tag

By Indianapolis Motor Speedway INDIANAPOLIS, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 – Dan Gurney, one of America’s true auto racing heroes, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14 in Southern California following complications with pneumonia. He was 86. A tall, handsome, larger-than-life American who raced in Europe during the late 1950s and 1960s at a time when the American public was generally not following European racing anywhere close to the extent it later would, Gurney enjoyed considerable success overseas, including winning four Formula One World Championship Grand Prix events and sharing the winning carRead More

Posted On November 29, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Graham Hill

February 15th 1929 – November 29th 1975 Indy 500 Winner – 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans Winner – 1972 Formula One World Champion – 1962, 1968 Monaco Grand Prix Winner – 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969 Graham Hill, the most affable driver of arguably the most talented generation of drivers in the history of motorsport did not pass his driver’s test till the remarkable age of 24. After a stint in the Royal Navy and time spent as an engineer, Hill’s racing debut came at the wheel of aRead More
 By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Fernando Alonso, gracing the cover of the newest edition of Motor Sport Magazine, proudly proclaims that he wants to win the Indy 500 and Le Mans. It is not the first time the Formula One veteran has made this claim. As his number of competitive years in F1 dwindle, or more accurately; go squandered by McLaren Honda, the once heir apparent to Schumacher is seeking new opportunities to cement his legacy and rediscover the joy in racing. I like this, a lot. Though I haven’t beenRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief INDIANAPOLIS – Max Chilton has seen it all. Throughout his career, the 25-year-old has raced around the globe in some of the greatest disciplines motor racing has to offer. Chilton has competed in some of the most glamorous and prestigious of places, including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. However, on Sunday May 29, 2016, the Brit will enjoy the best of them all, the Indianapolis 500. Chilton wasn’t raised on a blend of ovals and road courses while progressing upRead More

Posted On March 23, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Porsche debuts new 919

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Not to be outdone by rivals, Audi, Porsche has also unveiled its 2016 WEC challenger in the form of an all new 919 hybrid. Following on the team’s massive success from victory at Le Mans and a World Championship in 2015, Porsche has merely refined their prototype instead of the kind of ground up work rivals Audi and Toyota have undertaken. Despite new fuel flow limits cutting the power of the 2.0 liter turbocharged V4 engine, Porsche still claims the car makes over 900 horsepower. It doesRead More

Posted On March 23, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Audi unveils new R18

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Audi has pulled the wraps of its latest World Endurance Championship contender, the latest iteration in the long line of the venerable R18 series. 2016 marks the 6th year of the R18 and it is one of the most comprehensive redesigns Audi has developed to date. After a decade in a half of domination at Le Mans, losing last year to sister company and arch rivals, Porsche was a slap in the face for the crew at Ingolstadt. The fact that Porsche also beat them inRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor Four time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans with team owner Chip Ganassi’s factory backed Ford GT program. Dixon will be paired with fellow IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais along with Harry Tincknell and Billy Johnson to drive one of four cars entered in the legendary twice round the clock race. “Like any driver, it is a dream come true for me to race at Le Mans and I can’t wait to get started,” Dixon said. “TheRead More

Posted On March 7, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

Piquet Jr. joins Rebellion Racing for Le Mans

One of the most famous names in motorsport will return to the Le Mans 24 Hours this season as Rebellion Racing is pleased to confirm today that Nelson Piquet Jr will join forces with Nicolas Prost and Nick Heidfeld at the wheel of the #12 Rebellion R-One LMP1 AER powered car in the French classic in June. To ensure Nelson Piquet Jr gets the most racing experience and mileage aboard the #12 Rebellion R-One LMP1 ahead of the 24 hour endurance event, the Brazilian ace will race at the openingRead More

Posted On February 8, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Onroak Automotive Ligiers prepare to dominate in 2016

On 5th February the Automobile Club de l’Ouest unveiled the official lists of entries for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, the FIA World Endurance Championship and the European Le Mans Series. This announcement, eagerly-awaited every year by all those involved in international motor sport, confirmed that Onroak Automotive will have an important presence in all the ACO Series. The Ligier JS P2 pursues its prestigious career marked in particular by the 2015 WEC LM P2 title and the recent victory in the Daytona 24 Hours. It is the onlyRead More

Posted On February 5, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Risi Competizione receives invitation to 24 Hours of Le Mans

Houston, Texas (February 5, 2016)…Risi Competizione is proud to announce they have received an invitation from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) for the 84th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Houston, Texas-based American team received delivery of its brand new Ferrari 488 GTE just days prior to the 54th annual running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona race the last weekend of January. The Risi Competizione team of drivers Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella, Davide Rigon and Olivier Beretta finished sixth in the highly competitive GTLM class. Vilander,Read More