Allan McNish’s run of atrocious luck in this year’s Intercontinental Le Mans Cup continued yesterday (1 Oct) in the Petit Le Mans endurance sportscar race.
The Dumfries-born ace partnered by Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Dindo Capello (Italy) retired his Audi R18 TDI on safety grounds with 90mins to run in the 1,000-mile race – the penultimate round of the ILMC.
The McNish/Kristensen/Capello turbo diesel Audi started from fourth place on the capacity 53-car grid with McNish aiming for a fifth personal Petit victory and Audi’s 10th in the annual 394-lap race around the undulating 2.54-mile circuit. Read More »
Peugeot finished 2011 in style with a sixth race win from seven races and a fourth one-two. Anthony Davidson and Sébastien Bourdais claimed victory at Zhuhai ahead of Franck Montagny and Stéphane Sarrazin, after a close race in which the Peugeot 908s once again combined performance, reliability and endurance. This one-two finish in China rounds off a successful year for Peugeot, which has seen them secure a second ILMC title.
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– LMP2 Champions take pole position and race victory in China
– Result marks another milestone for GT Academy Read More »
– Timo Bernhard/Marcel Fässler on position three at Zhuhai
– Tom Kristensen/Allan McNish retired
– One-two success for Audi R8 LMS in the GTC class
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– Tom Kristensen just 269 thousandths short of pole position at Zhuhai
– Concentration on race set-up for the two Audi R18 TDI cars
– Pole position for the Audi R8 LMS in the GTC class
The two Audi R18 TDI cars will tackle the finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) at Zhuhai (China) from the second row of the grid. Audi Sport Team Joest completely concentrated on the race set-up in qualifying. Read More »
Allan McNish lines-up his turbo diesel Audi on the second row of the 29-car grid tomorrow (SUN) for the seventh and final round of the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China.
The Scotsman’s co-driver Tom Kristensen (Denmark) set the third fastest time of 1min 22.038secs, an average speed of 117.25mph around the 2.7-mile, 14-corner track, at the wheel of his “factory” Audi R18 TDI in today’s (SAT) 20-minute qualifying session. Read More »
– “Flying Scotsman” aims for first ILMC race win of the year & add to Audi’ssuccessful 2012 season
Allan McNish hopes to serve up a winning Chinese recipe of his own on Sunday (13 Nov) with the Scotsman aiming to lay to rest a miserable Intercontinental Le Mans Cup season at Zhuhai.
McNish partners Tom Kristensen in a turbo diesel-engined Audi R18 TDI in the seventh and final round of the ILMC which has been particularly cruel to the Dumfries-born ace. Read More »
– Finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) at Zhuhai
– Record result for Audi in the world’s largest single market
– Grand appearance also for the Audi R8 LMS
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– Peugeot win at Petit Le Mans for the third successive year
– Secure a second ILMC Manufacturer’s title
– Five wins in 2011 makes is a successful season for the durable Peugeot 908 Read More »
– Signatech Nissan wins 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup LMP2 title
– Lucas Ordonez is first GT Academy Championship winner
The Signatech Nissan team has won the 2011 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup LMP2 title after a strong finish in yesterday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, USA. The team started the season focused on a single goal: to win the title. The fact that it is ‘mission accomplished’ with one more race remaining is testament to the work that has been put in by every single member of the team. Read More »