|Nissan Takes On Petit Le Mans|
|After last weekend's round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Fuji in Japan, Nissan's attention turns to America this week, specifically to the glorious Road Atlanta road course in Georgia that hosts the 1000 mile/10 hour 'Petit Le Mans'. This is one of the blue riband events of the American sportscar scene and a fitting event for the eagerly anticipated return of a very special racing car. Nissan DeltaWing will make its return to racing in the country it was created after making a headline-grabbing debut at this summer's Le Mans 24 Hours. The car was made in America but the effort is truly international, from the English Ben Bowlby to the Japanese engine, the 'All American' Dan Gurney to the European fans who took the car to their hearts at Le Mans. Nissan's first GT Academy graduate Lucas Ordonez will bring some Spanish style to the driving squad and Gunnar Jeannette will provide some good American knowledge of one of the country's best race tracks. In addition to being the final round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Petit Le Mans replaces the final two rounds of the European Le Mans Series so many of Nissan's LMP2 runners will take on the demands of Road Atlanta in the LMP2 class, not least Greaves Motorsport. With Lucas Ordonez behind the wheel of Nissan DeltaWing, his seat in the Greaves Zytek Nissan has been taken by Alex Buncombe who joins Alex Brundle and Tom Kimber-Smith in the car that will carry its regular No.1 in this race. The British Greaves Motorsport team will compete against seven other LMP2 cars in Atlanta, four of which also run Nissan engines. The Conquest Endurance team will be the first US team to compete head to head with the European 'Powered by Nissan' teams, all of whom will be putting in maximum effort as they will be awarded double European Le Mans Series points for this race. 'Petit Le Mans is a unique opportunity for us to demonstrate the international flavour of Nissan Motorsport,' said Nissan's Darren Cox. 'Our racing activities are growing exponentially with GT Academy competitions in Europe, USA, Russia, the Middle East and now South Africa. We are powering most of the LMP2 runners in the FIA World Endurance Championship and powered a quarter of the entire grid at Le Mans. We're delighted that the US fans will finally get a chance to see Nissan DeltaWing race after it was so well received in Europe. It is a project that has captured the imaginations of so many and it is good to hear that the car will race on in the ALMS next year. This is a very interesting chapter in the story of Nissan in motorsport.' Petit Le Mans gets underway this Saturday at 11:30 local time (-6hrs CET) with qualifying taking place from 14:00 on Friday.|
|NISSAN'S WINNING WEEKEND◾Nissan-powered LM P2 teams take European Le Mans Series race and championship victories|
◾GT Academy winner Miguel Faisca makes brilliant LM P2 debut at 'home' in Portugal
◾Russian racer and GT Academy winner Mark Shulzhitskiy shows his speed at Estoril
ESTORIL, Portugal – The 4 Hours of Estoril, the season finale of the 2014 European Le Mans Series, produced a race win for the Nissan-powered Sebastien Loeb Racing team and a popular championship victory for the Signatech Alpine team,....
|GRAND FINALE FOR THE SCIROCCO R-CUP IN HOCKENHEIM◾Curtain falls on Volkswagen's one-make cup for final time after 17 years|
◾Kremer vs. Bouveng: exciting duel for second place in the championship
◾Pierre Casiraghi and Albert of Thurn and Taxis make guest appearances
Grand farewell for the Scirocco R-Cup: after 17 successful years, the curtain falls for the final time on Volkswagen's one-make cup this weekend, with celebrity guest starters Albert of Thurn and Taxis (D) and Pierre Casiraghi (MC) on hand to bid farewell to the series in Hocke....
|ALBERT PRINCE VON THURN UND TAXIS AND PIERRE CASIRAGHI TO LINE UP AS GUEST STARTERS IN HOCKENHEIM◾Head of the royal house von Thurn und Taxis started his racing career with Volkswagen|
◾Pierre Casiraghi making his second appearance in this year's Scirocco R-Cup
◾'Been a part of motorsport history with Volkswagen'
Two royals will add a little extra glamour to the grand finale of the Volkswagen Scirocco-R Cup in Hockenheim. Albert von Thurn und Taxis (31) and Pierre Casiraghi (27) of Monaco will line up as guest starters, as the Scirocco R-Cup forms part of the support programme for the D....
|BMW GROUP GLOBAL SALES GROWTH CONTINUES IN SEPTEMBER• September sales up 5.3% with 199,799 vehicles delivered to customers|
• First three quarters see sales rise 6.5% to 1,529,880 vehicles
• Over 10,000 BMW i3s sold in the year-to-date
Munich. Overall sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles have continued to grow, making it the BMW Group's best ever September. A total of 199,799 vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 5.3% on the same month last year (189,664). The first three quarters of 2014 were....
|SALES BOOST PUTS BENTLEY ON THE ROAD TO RECORD YEAR• Strong growth continues in the first nine months of 2014|
• Global deliveries increase by 19%
• New models drive sales success
(Crewe, England. 8th October 2014) Nine months in to 2014 and Bentley's aim of having a record breaking year is firmly on track. Global deliveries increased by 19%, to 7,786 cars, up from 6,516 cars in the same period in 2013.
Bentley's four key regions, Americas, China, Europe including the UK, and Middle East all saw strong performance, with the America....
|BENTLEY MOTORSPORT REVIEWS 2014 SEASON• Team reflects on a successful debut season for the Continental GT3|
• Bentley finishes 2nd in Blancpain Endurance Series
• Bentley Boys Smith, Kane & Meyrick runners-up in Drivers' Championship
• Dyson Racing Team Bentley score Bentley's first U.S. victory
• Bentley Motorsport begins Project NBR15, starting development for 2015 Nürburgring 24 Hours with two test VLN races
• Continental GT3 soon to race in China and Australia
• Bentley Motorsport releases Spa 24-hr film
(Crewe, 7th O....
|DODGE AND SRT MOTORSPORTS DOUBLES UP WITH GTLM TEAM AND DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIPSOctober 4, 2014 , Braselton, GA - SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports won the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM driver and team championships in the season-ending Petit Le Mans 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta on Saturday.|
Kuno Wittmer captured the IMSA TUDOR Championship GTLM driver championship with a third-place finish at Petit with co-drivers Marc Goossens and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the No. 91 Dodge Viper GTS-R. The team's sister No. 93 Dodge Viper G....
|AUDI COMPETES IN JAPAN AS WEC LEADER OF THE STANDINGS◾Challenging conditions in the foothills of Mount Fuji|
◾Second half of the season begins in Japan
◾Fuji still missing on Audi's motorsport success map
Ingolstadt, October 6, 2014 – Audi looks at a good interim tally. In the FIA World Endurance Championship that has been held since 2012, the brand has now clinched 13 victories in 20 races. The most recent success at Austin (USA) marked the turnaround in the battle for the title and Audi, for the first time this season, took the lead in the m....