|Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy|
|Blancpain, classicdriver.com and RM Auctions are delighted to announce the offering of the 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Racing Car, chassis 09825, at RM's upcoming Monaco sale, May 12 at the Grimaldi Forum. Offered by luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Blancpain, the Lamborghini on offer is the racing car in which Blancpain President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, won the 2011 Amateur-Class championship in the ADAC GT Masters Series. 100 percent of proceeds from the vehicle's sale, including auction commissions, will be donated to AMM in its fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Built for competition by the Lamborghini Motorsport Department Reiter Engineering (DEU), this model Gallardo LP600 GT3 competed during the 2011 season in the Blancpain Endurance Series and in the ADAC GT Masters. Piloted by Marc A. Hayek and Peter Kox, it competed on some of Europe's most prestigious race tracks including the Autodromo Nazionale Monza (ITA), Silverstone (UK), Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) and Höckenheim (GER). It was indeed on the legendary Höckenheim circuit that Marc A. Hayek was crowned the 2011 amateur champion at the final of the ADAC GT Masters. Blancpain was the first watch manufacturer to commit to supporting the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy. Over the past decade, the Manufacture in Le Brassus has aided AMM's endeavours through participation in various activities including the first 'Monthematic' projects in the early 2000s through to the latest Only Watch auction held in September 2011. Blancpain is now pleased to extend its support for AMM through the auction of this highly desirable Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 racing car. The 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 racing car joins more than 90 blue-chip automobiles at RM's upcoming Monaco sale on May 12. The weekend, which coincides with the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, will also include the sale of more than 100 Ducati motorcycles on May 11. The two-day sale is expected to be one of the most important collector car and motorcycle auctions to be held in Europe this year. Complete event details are available online at www.rmauctions.com or by calling +44 20 7851 7070. For those interested in participating in the auction but unable to attend in person, RM offers a wide range of remote bidding options, including absentee, Internet and telephone bidding, and the auction will stream live online at www.rmauctions.com to provide real-time coverage of the event. Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3: technical specifications 605 bhp 5.2-litre, mid-rear mounted D0HC V-10 engine with four valves per cylinder, six-speed sequential gearbox transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and hydraulic four-wheel disc ceramic brakes. Wheelbase: 2,560 mm (100.8') Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy. Created in April 2001, Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies - AMM (Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) aims at collecting funds to finance research, organize scientific roundtables and improve the quality of life of the children, teenagers, and young adults affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Organizing scientific roundtables and International Collaborative Efforts (ICE), helping people suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to benefit from better medical care, Increasing public awareness of this genetic disease to better integrate in society these patients, promoting and accelerating the scientific and medical research to find treatments as fast as possible in order to slow down and eventually heal Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Blancpain has been making mechanical watches that set standards of excellence since 1735. A custodian of watchmaking tradition, Blancpain nevertheless seeks to surprise with its spirit of innovation and taste for the provocative. At Blancpain, respect for our own watchmaking tradition is not felt as a barrier to innovation. On the contrary, the past history of the Manufacture of Le Brassus is an inexhaustible source of ideas. This taste for boldness and provocation finds expression in the latest creations of the brand. With a high proportion of its components and tools designed and made in-house, training of specialists and craftsmen, manual assembly of each movement by a single watchmaker, the strength of the Manufacture lies in its capacity to create timepieces that are at once innovative and loyal to the grand Swiss watchmaking tradition. classicdriver.com is the leading international online journal and marketplace for demanding, opinionated and affluent gentlemen – those who live the good life and are passionate about rare cars, remarkable products, art and collectibles. Since its launch in 1998, classicdriver.com has grown to be regarded as an influential online publication that reaches discerning readers and connoisseurs worldwide. The Classic Driver Marketplace offers one of the most exclusive selections of rare and valuable cars for sale around the globe, and from all periods of motoring history. RM Auctions is the world's largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provides an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top 10 all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM's restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning 'Best of Show' honours at the world's top concours events. For further information, visit www.rmauctions.com. **Photo caption: 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP600 GT3 Racing Car, chassis 09825 (credit: © Blanpain).|
|A DAY OF CLASSICS – VOLKSWAGEN TRIO EXTENDS ITS LEAD AT THE 'MONTE'Volkswagen duos defy difficult conditions at the Rally Monte Carlo|
◾Ogier/Ingrassia, Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene lead rivals by just short of a minute
◾Day three: extremely tricky tyre selection for infamous 'Monte' stages
Three doses of pure 'Monte' – Volkswagen overcame extremely demanding conditions and a hugely difficult tyre selection to extend its three-car lead at the top of the overall standings at the Rally Monte Carlo. With just the final Sunday of rallying to come, Sébas....
|THE FULL 'MONTE': THE NEW POLO R WRC MAKES ITS DEBUT AT A RALLY CLASSIC◾First big test for the second generation Polo R WRC|
◾Volkswagen drivers Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen first onto the 'Monte' route
◾Home race for world champion Ogier – Gap (F) hosts WRC opener
Tough test for the new, second generation of the Polo R WRC: when Volkswagen lines up at the Rally Monte Carlo (22–25 January), it will take on the opposition in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a World Rally Car that has been the subject of sweeping modifications. Double world champions S....
|Lotus at Autosport International – The Racing Car ShowOnce again, Lotus has a strong presence at Autosport International – The Racing Car Show with three class leading sports cars on show, all of which are eligible for race series, championships and track days around the world.|
Lotus Elise S Cup
The Elise S Cup is the most track focused of the Lotus Elise road car range and carries the 'Cup' brand synonymous with the Lotus Motorsport division. The Elise S Cup accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds and generates an incredible 125kg of d....
|Le Mans Winning Ferrari 275 GTB at The Scottsdale AuctionAn historic 1966 Ferrari 275 Gran Turismo Berlinetta Competizione Scaglietti which was class winner at the 1967 Le Man 24 Hours, the 1969 Spa-Francorchamps 1000 Km, and the 1969 Imola 500 Km under the Swiss Scuderia Filipinetti team has joined the impressive early consignments for Bonhams Scottsdale Auction.|
The auction will take place on 15 January 2015 at the luxurious Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
From the day it was delivered to legendary race-team owner, Georges....
|The myth of the auction roomWho will be the lucky new owner of the 1967 Le Mans winner?|
Maranello, 2th January 2015 – The new year begins with a celebration of the past. On January 15th, the most eagerly-awaited car at the Bonhams sales in Scottsdale goes under the hammer. It is, of course, the 11th 275 GTB Competizione of just 12 built by Maranello in 1966. Built specifically for the great GT races of the day, it was given a lighter chassis than the traditional 275, larger double fuel tanks and a new engi....
|AUDI: GROWTH ALSO IN MOTORSPORT◾Audi Sport's activities will feature even greater diversity in 2015|
◾Le Mans prototypes and DTM as top-level commitments
◾New race car for GT racing and racing series for rookies
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 17, 2014 – AUDI AG is proud of another year of record sales. In motorsport, the brand with the four rings is poised for growth as well. The world of Audi Sport which, in addition to the motorsport commitments in factory-backed and customer sport, includes the RS models, the A....
|AUDI CELEBRATES ITS SUCCESSFUL RACERS◾More than 500 guests at Audi Sport Finale 2014 in Neckarsulm|
◾Le Mans victory, DTM titles and numerous successes in GT racing
◾Audi R18 e-tron quattro for Le Mans legend Tom Kristensen
Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm, December 18, 2014 – At the Audi Forum Neckarsulm, with more than 500 guests in attendance, Audi celebrated the Audi Sport Finale 2014, the Audi motorsport squad's traditional close of the season. The evening was centered on the success achieved in the 2014 season and bid an emot....
|2015 LAMBORGHINI BLANCPAIN SUPER TROFEO CALENDAR CONFIRMED• 2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo calendar confirmed. Six rounds once again for the European, Asian and North American series, with the World Final in Sebring (USA).|
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 15 December 2014. Lamborghini Squadra Corse has confirmed the 2015 calendar for its three Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, Asia and North America. Each series will hold two races over each weekend round, at the most prestigious circuits in the world.