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This is why Le Mans 2014 is the best since 1999

<b>By Tarek Ramchani</b><p>And here we are, the long awaited Le Mans 24 Hours week has started. <br>The tension is rising among the brands, teams, drivers and the …

2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Race Recap, Photos

Getty Images<p>Audi is now just three Le Mans victories away from tying Porsche in the record books at Circuit de la Sarthe.<p>For the 13th time in the last 15 years, Audi claimed overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was a one-two finish for the R18 e-tron racers, with Benoit Treluyer, Marcel …

Sports Cars

These Incredible Photos Show How Le Mans Evolved Over 84 Years

Besides the speed, the tenacity of the drivers, and the engineering magic involved, of my favorite things about the 24 Hours of Le Mans is its rich …

RACER: Audi R18 e-tron quattro Basics with Brad Kettler

Richard Westbrook looking for Le Mans glory with Corvette Racing...

Photo: John Dagys<p>With a new car and renewed hopes, Richard Westbrook is upbeat about Corvette Racing’s chances in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le …

The @24HoursofLeMans Class of 2014. #LM24 http://t.co/XRALfTuMOu

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Delta-ADR's exclusion from Le Mans 24 Hours LMP2 podium upheld

The G-Drive/Delta-ADR team's exclusion from third place in LMP2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June has been upheld.<p>The FIA International Court of Appeal …

Motorsport

The @AMR_Official Allan Simonsen #95 tribute artwork created at the @24hoursoflemans within the @AstonMartin unit.

RT @AllanMcNish: Dindo was with @loicduval and I in Neckersulm yesterday! http://t.co/wmqAmZez1H

An 850-hp Hemi in the rain at Le Mans is better than coffee

In France, NASCAR stockers turn left, right, and heads.<p>In 1976, a handful of NASCAR stockers were selected to campaign at the Le Mans 24. Among them was a Richard Petty-built Olympia beer-sponsored Charger with a 426 Hemi built to run flat out at Daytona. Unfortunately none of the American stock …

SRT Unveils Viper GT3-R in Le Mans, Where It Won't Race

From the very beginning, the Dodge Viper built a great racing history. The fifth generation of the vehicle, now under the SRT brand, aims to carry on with that tradition. That’s why the brand is debuting the Viper GT3-R at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; the vehicle will be available for purchase later …

Le Mans death reminder of 'dangerous sport' say drivers

NEWTON, Iowa. – By the time they strapped into their cars for qualifying Saturday at Iowa Speedway, Izod IndyCar Series drivers were aware that Danish driver Allan Simonsen had died earlier in the day following a crash during the 24 Hours of Le Mans.<p>It was an uncomfortable topic of …

Les Bentley Boys: A look back at Bentley's Le Mans history

From the '20s to 10 years ago, short film recaps Bentley's glorious Le Mans history.<p>Good morning! The 24 Hours of Le Mans is minutes away from starting, so why not kill that time by catching up on a little history. Bentley's ties to the race are long and deep, having won five times in the 1920s and …

Le Mans Sees First Fatality Since 1997, Aston Martin Issues Statement

After more than a 15 year streak without any fatalities, the 24 Hours of Le Mans tragically saw its first driver death today at the historic race. Danish Driver Allan Simonsen was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after succumbing to injuries following a crash just 10 minutes into the race. The …

The 2013 24 Hours of Le Man in Pictures

There is no greater single day in motorsports than the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year’s competition will go down as one of the most-challenging races in the event’s history thanks to ever-evolving weather that changed as often as the teams did drivers. But above all, the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans …

The Legendary Jaguar D-Type Returns to Le Mans

Nearly 60 years after competing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the most gorgeous race cars ever crafted by the hand of man has returned to the …

Danish racing driver Allen Simonsen dies after Le Mans crash

Danish driver Allan Simonsen has died after a horror crash at the wheel of an Aston Martin at the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race on Saturday, organisers reported.<p>The 34-year-old, competing in the famed race for the seventh time, spun off on the third lap into the safety barriers at the ultra-quick …

Could F1's new turbo engines migrate to Le Mans?

Standardizing engine regulations across different motor-racing disciplines could see F1 engines applied to Le Mans prototypes as well.<p>After decades of spiraling budgets, cost reduction has become a huge focus in motorsports. We see it in things like standardized chassis (see IndyCar orNASCAR), …

Fan Guide: 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

This year there will be several options for viewing this years 90th Le Man 24-Hours. As an Audi fan, this year is gearing up to be incredible with 3 …

Allan Simonsen's death at Le Mans to be classed as a racing incident

The French legal investigation by the attorney and police into the death of Danish driver Allan Simonsen in the opening stages of the Le Mans 24 …

2013 24 Hours of Le Mans: 18 1/2 hours passed and Audi still leads

Photos & Words: Mike Juergens<p>The good news is that the #2 Audi Sport R18 e-tron quattro is still in the lead. The bad news is that we’ve seen …