NISSAN TAKES ON PETIT LE MANS
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| 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.
| NISSAN PUTS THE FANS FIRST AT LE MANSLE MANS, France - The eyes of the motorsport world are about to turn to Le Mans and, just like last year, Nissan will provide a great deal for all to see with an emphasis on putting the #fansfirst.|
After the experiences of the Nissan DeltaWing, dubbed the world's first social media car, Nissan saw how passionate the fans of sportscar racing are, especially when it comes to innovation. At the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours, Nissan will open its doors to the fans with the 'NISMO FanZone,' and ta....
|GREG BIFFLE GIVES FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1,000TH NASCAR VICTORY AFTER WINNING AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY◾Ford Motor Company has won 1,000 NASCAR races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series combined.|
◾Jim Roper won the very first NASCAR-sanctioned stock car race in a Lincoln when he was deemed the winner at Charlotte on June 19, 1949.
◾Ford Motor Company has won 20 manufacturer titles and 13 driver championships in NASCAR's top three series.
DEARBORN, MI, (June 16, 2013) – Henry Ford's win over Alexander Winton on Oct. 10, 1901 in what proved to be his only race a....
| CHRYSLER GROUP'S SRT BRAND BUILDS AWARENESS THROUGH RACING AT LE MANSJune 17, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - With its heritage deeply rooted into the fabric of domestic and international road racing's rich history, the highly anticipated return of Viper to the 24 Hours of Le Mans stirs the souls of those who have shared in its recent rebirth and return to the ultimate test in sports car competition.|
From concept to completion, the impact of racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the shared passion for the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand, its perfo....
| Lotus heads to Le Mans with its latest and greatest!Lotus will be out en-masse this year for the 24-Heures-du-Mans 90th anniversary competing in LMP1 and LMP2 and showing-off the newest addition to the Lotus family, the Exige S Roadster.|
Lotus, together with its LMP1 team Lotus Rebellion Racing, and LMP2 team Lotus Praga, prepare for the famous French weekender and get set to journey through the night to complete the longest distance possible in 24 hours. It's a gruelling challenge but one Rebellion Racing and Lotus Praga Teams are ready to ta....
| ALPINE A450 AND NELSON PANCIATICI IN THE STARTING BLOCKS!The Signatech-Nissan team successfully ran through all their tests on Test Day and demonstrated just how competitive the Alpine A450 is without driving for the sake of pure performance. With these positive results, Nelson Panciatici feels ready to take on Le Mans 24 Hours! |
Nelson Panciatici, who reached the foot of the podium last year even though a flat tyre three hours from the finish knocked him out of second place in the LMP2 class, knows he has a trump card to play even though competiti....
| Audi Aims For Twelfth Victory At Le Mans- Three Audi R18 e-tron quattro cars at season's top event for sports cars|
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On June 22/23, Audi will be competing at the classic 24-hour race at Le Mans for the 15th time. On the 90th anniversary of the world's most important endurance race, the challenge is particularly great for the brand with the four rings, following the most recent changes in the regulations.
| Le Mans Racers Take On New Endurance ChallengeBritish racing drivers, Darren Turner and Peter Dumbreck, will leave behind the familiar surroundings of the Aston Martin Vantage GTE cockpit this August and hit the road on bicycles for a new endurance challenge, all in the name of charity. |
The long-time friends will set off from Land's End on 9 August and ride the full length of England and Scotland before arriving at John O'Groats, just over a week later after cycling 950 miles.
As both Peter and Darren's children were born at the Hort....
| Audi At Le Mans: Engine Technology Forges Close Links To Production◾Fuel consumption of the TDI units reduced by more than 20 percent|
◾Direct technology transfer between motorsport and products
◾Piston area output significantly increased
Ingolstadt, June 13, 2013 – One more week before the Le Mans 24 Hours celebrates its 90th anniversary. 15 years of engine development have been shaping Audi's prototype racing commitment. Through intensive development work the engineers have repeatedly compensated for the restrictions imposed by the regulations whil....