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    Motorsports: Renault taking Alpine endurance racing, enters 24 Hours of Le Mans
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    Renault isn't letting up with the return of its Alpine brand. After announcing a partnership with Caterham to bring a new Alpine to market by 2015 (now expected by 2016), the French firm has announced it is taking Alpine racing again in the European Le Mans Series this year – and that ...

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    First pics of the Grand-Am Rolex Series Audi R8 LMS
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    Audi of America recently took delivery of a U.S.-customer-spec R8 LMS Ultra meant for testing next month, and the gents at Quattroworld were able to get a picture of it. Being lighter, safer, and better balanced, the V10-powered racer with up to 570 horsepower is expected to outdo its ...

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    Official: Le Mans Series opens up to new challengers with GTC class
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    If it seems to you that just about every year the powers-that-be change the classes in Le Mans racing, well, you're not far off. The racing categories for various vehicles is constantly in flux, with organizers at the ACO forever seeking out the right balance between various categories to keep ...

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    Corvette C6.R GT2 livery looks... sharp
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    Corvettes look sharp. Racing 'Vettes, even sharper. A competition-spec ZR1? Now we're talking. After dominating the GT1 class seemingly for longer than we can remember, the Corvette Racing team is dropping down to the GT2 category for the 2010 American Le Mans Series. There they hope to find the ...

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    Nigel Mansell going for the Triple Crown at Le Mans with a little help from his sons
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    The Triple Crown of Motorsport is an elusive distinction earned by only a handful of drivers in the history of motor racing. It's elusive partly because it evades definition, but given its immense difficulty, we'll take the broadest possible: To score the Triple Crown, a driver has to win either ...

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    Formula Le Mans joins the big boys in the Le Mans Series
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    Formula Le Mans Oreca FLM09 – Click above for image gallery
    Most major racing disciplines around the world have a clear and comprehensive framework to allow aspiring drivers to learn the ropes. Pretty much everyone starts in karting, but from there F1 hopefuls go on to Formula Renault and ...

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    Aston Martin LMP1 debuts at Le Mans Series season-opener in Catalunya [SPOILER ALERT]
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    European Le Mans Series, Catalunya 2009 – Click above for image gallery
    Ambition is good. Ambition backed by competence is better. Aston Martin Racing would appear to have both. Since landing on the endurance racing scene in 2005 with a victory in its first race, the competition arm of the ...

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    Aston Martin debuts new Le Mans Prototype at Paul Ricard
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Aston Martin LMP1 at Paul Ricard
    Given its relatively small current model line, you'd be forgiven for categorizing Aston Martin as a small automaker. But the British sportscar-maker is one of the busiest in the business. As if developing the new Rapide ...

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    GT3-spec Audi R8 LMS formally unveiled at Essen (w/ Video)
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    Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Audi R8 LMS
    The Essen Motor Show is now underway, and one of the bigger manufacturer unveilings was Audi's official presentation of the R8 LMS, the new GT3-spec racing car aimed at privateer teams. It's seen as one of Audi's so-called "three pillars" of ...

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    Le Mans organizers to ban V10s and V12s from LMP1 in 2011
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    The latest in a string of reports on Le Mans Series rule changes could stand to really shake things up in the prototype classes in a few years. ACO, the French racing organizers which coordinate the European Le Mans Series and its headline event, are reportedly planning on banning V10s and V12s ...

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    Le Mans organizers target diesels with new rules
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Audi R10 at Le Mans
    Diesel power has emerged as the dominating fuel in Le Mans series endurance racing, with Audi and Peugeot competing neck-and-neck for top honors. But that's about to change, if the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has anything to say ...

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    Aston Martin announces expansion into LMP1 class
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    Never a moment's rest for the team at Aston Martin Racing. Not since Prodrive chief David Richards took over with his consortium of investors, at least. With the announcement of the V8 Vantage GT2, the team has expanded into every class of GT racing in the Le Mans Series, campaigning racing DB9s ...

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