August 22nd, 2013
Inaugural Nissan GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez will be the test driver for the Japanese manufacturer’s ZEOD RC experimental electric racer that will contest next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who is racing for Nissan in this year’s FIA GT Series and the Blancpain Endurance Series, will lead development of the car, which will fill the Garage 56 grid spot reserved for environmentally-friendly machinery at Le Mans in 2014. Ordonez, who raced the Nissan DeltaWing at Petit Le Mans last year, said: “After working with Ben Bowlby [lead designer of the ZEOD] and the guys developing the Nissan DeltaWing for Petit Le Mans, it’s really amazing to have this great news.
August 12th, 2013
The DeltaWing’s race-leading performance in the American Le Mans Series’ Road America round proves the car is now a contender, not a novelty, according to drivers Andy Meyrick and Katherine Legge. An early change to slicks on a drying track thrust Legge into the lead of Sunday’s race at the Elkhart Lake track , and she and Meyrick were each able to hold off the series-dominating Pickett HPD for a while, leading 16 laps in total. They ultimately finished fifth overall, the timing of late caution periods spoiling the team’s strategy
August 11th, 2013
Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf made it five American Le Mans Series wins in a row as Pickett Racing dominated at Road America, while the SRT Viper claimed a maiden GT win.
August 10th, 2013
Lucas Luhr delivered a dominant American Le Mans Series pole position for Pickett Racing with a crushing performance in qualifying at Road America, while the SRT Viper notched up another GT pole. Luhr’s best effort of 1m51.460s was more than two seconds quicker than LMP1 rival Chris McMurry managed in the Dyson Lola-Mazda
July 31st, 2013
The GT Le Mans class in next year’s merged United SportsCar Racing series will remain an open tyre formula, despite confirmation that the other three classes will run control rubber. The decision to allow competition between tyre manufacturers in GTLM, which as GT is fought out between Chevrolet, BMW, Chrysler/SRT, Ferrari, and Porsche in the American Le Mans Series, reflects a desire to allow the cars to compete in the same specification in which they will go to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June. ALMS rules boss Scott Elkins, who becomes vice-president of competition and technical regulations with USCR sanctioning body IMSA for next season, said: “The GTLM class is based on the same ACO [Automobile Club l'Ouest] specifications as the GTE class internationally
July 27th, 2013
Jan Kopecky cruised to his fourth European Rally Championship win of the season by dominating the final day of the Sibiu Rally in Romania. The event had become a straight fight between Kopecky and Francois Delecour after Bryan Bouffier retired from the lead during the second pass of the treacherous Crint stage on Friday afternoon. The 27-kilometre test broke both shock absorbers on the Frenchman’s Delta Peugeot and it also threatened to curtail Delecour’s rally when his engine overheated, causing a water leak and a loss of over half a minute.
July 21st, 2013
Pickett Racing’s Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf cruised to their fourth consecutive American Le Mans Series victory at Mosport Park, while GT honours went to Corvette after a hotly contested battle.
June 22nd, 2013
Nissan is aiming to hit speeds approaching 200mph using only electric power when it brings its innovative ZEOD RC experimental prototype to the Le Mans 24 Hours next year. A target speed of 300km/h (186mph) using only the twin electric motors and lithium-ion batteries at the heart of the ZEOD’s powertrain has been set by Nissan, which unveiled its 2014 Garage 56 racer at Le Mans on Friday.
June 21st, 2013
Nissan has unveiled the experimental electric machine that will contest next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours.
June 13th, 2013
Nissan will unveil a mock-up of its Garage 56 experimental racer for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours next week. The Japanese manufacturer will reveal details of the Garage 56 project, which was announced in February , on Friday ahead of this year’s 24 Hours.
August 31st, 2010
JOLIET, Ill. — There are many traditions in IndyCar racing, including the fact that team owners are often at odds with the series sanctioning body over such things as rules, cars, tracks, schedules and other issues