The French motorcycle Grand Prix was the fourth round of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. The race was red-flagged on lap 24 of 26 due to rain; the final results were taken from the end of lap Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round four has concluded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Riders’ Championship standings Pos. Retrieved 24 May Retrieved 1 October Crash Media Group. Retrieved 22 May Archived from the original PDF on

Aston Martin Targets Le Mans Success with Five-Car Entry

Porsche is fielding its most innovative prototypes at the 24 hours of Le Mans. These six world-class drivers have between them a total of 37 appearances at Le Mans. Despite being a record holder at Le Mans with 16 overall victories, this year the sports car manufacturer has no experience to benefit from. For the first year of the LMP1 project the target is to get one of the fast Porsche Hybrids to the finish line at the marathon.

Whatever the results, we have successfully completed a lot of stages to get here. Above all, we have established a strong, innovative engineering team in the Porsche Development Centre in Weissach.

Le Mans • • Special Edition We can be super fast and super reliable, but the development of a hybrid may the cars are older with chassis dating back to 20in some cases.

So click through for a whistle-stop tour of the greatest cars to ever lay tyre big, fat tyre marks at Circuit de la Sarthe. If that sounds a little pedestrian, remember this was in , when safety was, at best, a mere wistful afterthought. In , only six out of the starting 26 cars finished the 24 Hours of Le Mans. No, with a top speed of mph, this Alfa also stomped Le Mans in , , , and The Tank only managing to finish 10th in Even so, despite only packing a tiny 1.

If the rumour-mill is to be believed, Ferrari is seriously considering a return to Le Mans in the near future. The D-type dominated Le Mans, clocking up three victories on the trot between and thanks to its groundbreaking disc brakes and sophisticated aerodynamics.

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Despite being a record holder at Le Mans with 16 overall victories, this The pole position in Spa showed that the Porsche Hybrid is fast, (13 races: overall victory , 3rd place overall , class victory GTE , 2nd place GT class The first Porsche overall victory dates back to (Hans.

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Le Mans 2013: Full Race Report

It was called a hot lap, and rightly so. The degree-plus temperatures and humidity, the heat emanating from the engine, and my own nervous energy combined to make it a very hot lap, indeed. As we careened around the track, I could think of virtually nothing beyond the hairpin curves of the road in front of us and the conviction that Capello did not want to die any more than I did. My thoughts naturally turned morbid because, if I err on the side of speed, we were doing about miles per hour.

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From Bentley Speed Sixes to Ferrari s, from Ford GT40s to Porsche s, the list of Le Mans winners stands not only as a roll-call of the.

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With the race barely into its stride, Aston Martin driver Allan Simonsen crashed heavily , exiting Tertre Rouge corner, and was pronounced dead shortly afterwards. It was the first fatal accident at the circuit for 27 years, but the spectre of potentially bad outcomes at Le Mans has never been far below the surface. Both sustained maximum speeds and cornering speeds at many parts of the circuit are thought-provoking by any standards, and climbing all the time. There are four places on each lap where the fastest cars exceed mph, all of them on closed public road sections of the circuit, where run-off space is little more than token, and where, while the barriers are deep and strong, beyond them you will find mainly trees and the occasional building, or at best a few yards of open ground.

The American Le Mans Series was the fifteenth and final season of the International As such, this is the 43rd season of the series dating back to the IMSA GT Championship. Extreme Speed Motorsports will switch to P2 fielding two HPD ARXb prototypes, retaining drivers Scott Sharp and Johannes van.

The No. Le Mans, France, Saturday, June 22, AP Photo. Danish driver Allan Simonsen died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday in the first driver fatality at the high-speed endurance event since Race organizers said the year-old Simonsen was taken to the hospital after his Aston Martin No. The car spun at high speed and skidded into the barrier at the Tertre Rouge corner where speeds reach up to kph mph.

The violence of the impact showed as a tire from Simonsen’s car rolled on the track while a door hung open. Simonsen died at the hospital soon after arrival “due to his injuries,” organizers said.

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Tags: le-mans, Racing. The event is set to live long in the memories of racing fans as Aston Martin celebrates its centenary and the hour event marks its 90th anniversary. Furthermore, at the official Le Mans test day 9 June it topped the timesheets with the 97 Pro car and the 96 Am car both showing class-leading pace. We are very well prepared, thanks to our hard-working team, and we are incredibly focused but we know that there is fierce competition in both GTE classes.

Alongside the prestigious endurance race, Aston Martin will continue its centenary celebrations with a host of activities on and off the track.

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Audi to celebrate ten years of TDI at Le Mans

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“We will return to LeMans with a vehicle that will act as a high-speed test bed in the harshest of environments for both our road car and race car.

If you have questions about Audi or our products but are not a journalist, please contact our customer service department at:. Audi has made history at Le Mans. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain. The revolution, literally, came quietly. Driving and shifting according to the sound level from on was history in the LMP1 race car. Technologically, Audi Sport in preparation for the season, mastered its greatest challenge to date.

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2013 French motorcycle Grand Prix

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Audi. Tom Kristensen / Loïc Duval / Allan McNish. 82nd race. Audi. Marcel Fässler average speed in practice or in the race all circuits combined). The old car during the formation lap giving him a total of 47 Le Mans Hours appearances. the date has been fixed two weeks before the race. In it.

Pegasus Racing was founded by Claude and Julien Schell in to look after the development and running of racing cars. After several titles in sprint categories the team has specialized in endurance events with sports prototypes. The following year it won the FLM prototype category. Due to a lack of resources to do the job properly it was unable to honour its invitation for Le Mans.

The backing from OAK Racing, the constructor of the car, was one of the reasons that persuaded Claude and Julien to return to endurance as Pegasus Racing ran a Ligier JS 53 in the Euroseries Speed Championship in , a make that has since formed a partnership with Onroak Automotive. The Swiss driver who shared the wheel of the Ligier is in endurance this year with Julien Schell. The trio saw the flag in 18th place overall and 10th in LM P2.

The season got off to a difficult start for the car driven by Cheng-Roussel-Coleman. It was involved in an accident on the first lap and rejoined an hour from the end finishing in 27th place. For Imola Coleman handed over his seat to Julien Schell. It was another laborious race for the squad from Alsace renamed Pegasus Racing Team Total and it saw the flag in 17th place after being slowed by brake problems in the final hour.

2013 24 Hours Of Le Mans Start – Audi vs Toyota + Allan Simonsen Crash