Articles tagged Erik Berkman

Page 26 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 2008

Honda: 24 Hours still a dream

Honda has yet to commit to taking its new LMP1 prototype to the Le Mans 24 Hours. American Honda revealed at the end of August that it will take the Acura brand into the premier prototype class in next year’s American Le Mans Series. An attack on Le Mans, however, remains “a dream and an aspiration”, according to the boss of the programme, Erik Berkman. Birkman’s predecessor, Robert Clarke,...

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Acura victorious at Lime Rock

The Acura Honda brand has scored its first outright American Le Mans Series win at only its 17th attempt. The Highcroft Acura driven by David Brabham and Scott Sharp claimed a last-gasp victory at Lime Rock Park in July. The win finally broke a sequence of ALMS victories by Audi and Porsche that goes back to the factory Zytek team’s success at Laguna Seca in 2005. Honda Performance Development...

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Honda NSX to ride again

Honda is set to pitch the new generation NSX against Chrysler in the GTE class. Honda Performance Development, American Honda’s competition arm, has revealed that it will be developing the new petrol-electric hybrid for racing. It is most likely that it will be developed for the GTE class, making it eligible for the Le Mans 24 Hours, the new FIA World Endurance Championship and the American Le...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Lay your cards on the table The big news at this year’s 92nd Indy 500 was the creation of an industry ‘round table’ convened for the IRL by retired Ford racing executive Neil Ressler’s consulting company RWB. Under Ressler and RWB’s direction the assembly of engine manufacturers, car builders and other stakeholders in the sport will debate the 2011 Indycar rules this summer and help determine the...

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Gordon Kirby

Bullish for the future After Tony George’s mother and sisters voted him out of power last June at both the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and in the IRL IndyCar Series, the Hulman George family, led by Tony’s sister Josie and new IMS president and CEO Jeff Belskus, started looking for someone capable of fixing the mess that’s been made of Indycar racing over the past 15 years. They settled on Randy...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Rules row shifts to ovals The battle for this year’s IRL IndyCar Series title is strictly between Ganassi Racing and Team Penske, and as the season settled into its second half it looked like Chip’s team had the upper hand. Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon have been contenders to win most of this year’s races. More consistently competitive than anyone else and, at mid-season, separated by just a...

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