Following in the wake of the 905 and the 908 HDi FAP, the 908 is the third car to have been developed by Peugeot Sport for endurance racing. And, like its forebears, its mission will be to extend Peugeot’s winning record at Le Mans which already features three wins, in 1992, 1993 and 2009.
Lotus Motorsport have announced that French F1 driver Jean Alesi has become an ambassador for the Type 125 and Exos race programmes.
Audi fans can now take a trip down memory lane through the brand’s 100-year history with the new heritage section on its audi.co.uk website. Visitors to the site can take in the sights of iconic Audi cars, observe Vorsprung durch Technik in action, re-live the thrills and spills of the brand’s motorsport record, and explore how four companies became one.
Audi finally lifted the wraps on its much anticipated TT GT4 at last weekend’s final round of the DTM series in Shanghai. The TT, developed by the Technical Development and the Production divisions plus quattro GmbH, is intended to extend Audi’s new modular customer motorsport program from 2012 onwards.
Peugeot put up a thrilling fight at Le Mans in 2010 as they sought to retain their 2009 title against the onslaught of those indomitable Audis. But their campaign ended in misery after all three cars suffered the same engine failure. Olivier Quesnel, Head of Peugeot Sport said at the time, “However much work you put in, it’s Le Mans itself that decides who walks away with the trophy.”
Stripes, special colours and plenty of extras turn Ford’s Zetec-S into the new Fiesta S1600.
It may no longer run anywhere near Dakar, but VW’s iPhone app will make the race easier to follow.
BMW’s Motorsport Director bows out of Formula 1.