Articles tagged Bill Auberlen

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Beach Boys nicely in tune

Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 23-26: a heritage stage for America’s brave new world Night has long since fallen when first I pass the scaffold tubes that sketch the Daytona International Speedway’s upper silhouette. The circuit might be silent, but still there’s a tingle of anticipation commensurate with a first visit to any venue. Happily, age and experience cannot dilute such things. And it adds...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Ferrari looks at Le Mans Ferrari is evaluating the 2014 LMP1 World Endurance Championship rulebook and has not ruled out its first full-factory prototype campaign since 1973. The Italian manufacturer has confirmed speculation that it is undertaking a low-level investigation into the energy-based formula. Antonello Coletta, who runs Ferrari’s non-Formula 1 motor sport programmes, explained that...

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Can-AM Reunion

Thirty thousand horsepower came into sight over the brow of the hill between the trees, pouring down towards Turn One. Formula one? CART? No; Historic racing, in the shape of the Can-Am Reunion, had returned to Road America, Elkhart Lake. Sponsored by Merril Lynch and organised by Brian Redman, the greatest gathering of the legendary Can-Am monsters saw no less than 57 of the no-limits sports...

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In brief

Three-time World Touring Car Champion Andy Priaulx was due to race the new BMW M3 GT2 for the first time at Petit Le Mans in September. The Brit shared a Rahal Letterman Racing entry with Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand. Priaulx, WRC star Mikko Hirvonen, DTM driver Mattias Ekström and eight-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen have all been confirmed for the Race of Champions on November 3/4. They join...

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Events of the Month

Sebring 12 HoursFlorida, USA Last year at Le Mans Hugues De Chaunac cried tears of despair after an engine failure cost his ORECA team victory. At Sebring in March, the tears flowed again but for very different reasons. De Chaunac is an emotional Frenchman who for many encapsulates the true spirit of modern sports car racing. ORECA's first-generation Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was an outside bet for...

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