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Goodwood Festival of Speed - Sports cars

Here are some more pictures from the 2008 Goodwood Festival of Speed. These are some of the sports car that were driving up the hill including the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours winning Aston Martin DBR9.
Previous Le Mans winner Bentley was also there with the Speed 8 that triumphed in 2003. Other cars featured are [...]

Audi edges Peugeot in classic Le Mans 24 Hours duel

Audi’s three-car team of Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen was victorious in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a thrilling race-long duel with Peugeot.
For McNish it is his second victory in the classic French event . He first won it in 1998 but lost a second win cruelly in the late stages of [...]

F1 drivers in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours

It’s the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend and all eyes are on what will surely be the the Audi-Peugeot battle for overall honours.
I was particularly interested to see that Peugeot’s line up is almost entirely comprised of ex-F1 drivers, including one former world champion. Of their nine drivers only Nicolas Minassian doesn’t have an [...]

Another sports car flips: Marc Gene destroys Peugeot in Le Mans 24 Hours practice

A little over a month after Stephane Ortelli’s horrific crash at Monza another sports car has been destroyed in an accident where the car flipped.
Ex-F1 driver Marc Gene flipped his Peugeot 908 HDi in a practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hours race next week. He suffered a hairline fracture of his toe.

Trackside: Lamborghini Gallardo GT3

Everyone has a different favourite GT car - this is mine. Team Modena are running this gorgeous Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 in the British GT championship. It looks stunning and it goes like hell too:
Related links: Auto Trader - Hot Lamborghini Gallardo’s British debut

Better TV for British F3 & GTs

Good news for British F3 and British GT fans - Channel 4’s coverage will now be on at 8am rather than 7.30am, so you can sleep in a little bit longer on Sunday mornings. There will also be mid week repeats.
Mike Grime of Promoters SRO said: “At a time when British motorsport is finding it [...]

More GTs, please!

I watched the first round of the British GT championship yesterday and, well, what a belter!
Admittedly the race had everything going in its favour to begin with. On a sunny spring day perched on the hill overlooking Knickerbrook chicane at Oulton Park I could watch any kind of motor sport and feel content.
But still the [...]

British GT championship starts tomorrow

If supercars and performance cars are your thing don’t miss the start of British GT championship at Oulton Park tomorrow and Monday. Check out this line-up:
Aston Martin DBRS9
Lamborghini Gallardo
Jaguar XKR
Ferrari 430
Porsche GT3RS
Ascari KZ1R
Dodge Viper (SRT-10)
Lotus Exige
Morgan Aero 8 GT3…
And it runs alongside the Formula 3 series so you get British F3 action to boot. What [...]

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