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  1. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Danish driver Allan Simonsen killed in horror crash at Le Mans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 10:29am by Reuters in Le Mans, France

    ... Reuters in Le Mans, France Audi’s Tom Kristensen led a tragedy-tinged Le Mans 24 Hours race into the darkness of Sunday morning after fellow-Dane Allan Simonsen was killed in a crash only minutes into the endurance event. The first race fatality in 27 years at Le Mans cast a pall over 90th anniversary celebrations for the race on its 81st running at the La Sarthe circuit near ...

  2. Lifestyle - Motoring - MOTORING

    Emission statement

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Matthew Marsh

    ... I've ever driven, but it's certainly the most innovative- literally in a class of its own. life@scmp.com Matthew Marsh, the first driver to represent Hong Kong at Le Mans 24 Hours ... 24 Hours in Germany, was different. I was driving the rarest Aston Martin in the world- so rare, in fact, that there is only one. It propelled three co-drivers- including Aston Martin chief ...

  3. Driven to success

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and teams. They have to be awake, alert and able for much more than the 24 hours of race time. The first 24 Heures Du Mans was held in 1923 and went on to inspire the endurance event called the Le ... of the winning Audi R18 team became the first Swiss driver to take top spot on the podium, not without learning that time really does play tricks on even the best at Le Mans. 'The last six hours ...

  4. Expert advice

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dollars to US$10 million'. Kantor is preparing for an upcoming Exceptional Motor Cars auction, to be held in conjunction with the Le Mans Classic retrospective. He says the auction will focus on sports and racing cars. 'The Le Mans sale includes cars from 1913 till 1999, including no less than eight cars that participated in the race, which began in 1923.' CAR TALK: ...

  5. Marsh and O'Young dream of Le Mans

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... racing on the world map next year. The pioneering pair is making a historic bid to become the first Hong Kong team to take part in the world's greatest endurance race- the Le Mans 24 Hours ... parked outside a bar in Wanchai yesterday. The road from Wanchai to Le Mans will begin with a 1,000-kilometre, six-hour race in Monza, Italy, on July 10. 'Our campaign will begin two weeks ...

  6. Chinese ace Tung in frame to join SAR's Le Man bid

    Posted Aug 03rd 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... to join up with Matthew and Darryl,' he added. Noble Group-GruppeM Racing are bidding to become the first Hong Kong team to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the world's greatest sports ... to bigger things. The Hong Kong Le Mans team, Noble Group-GruppeM Racing, already have Marsh and teammate Darryl O'Young signed up for a series of six-hour races in Europe but need a third ...

  7. HK enthusiasts eye classic trip

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... offers a 1929 Bentley Speed Six 'Le Mans' VDP Tourer at the 'Quintessentially English' Salon Prive Luxury Super Car Event and Concours d'Elegance at Syon Park, in West ... of a 1985 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth for GBP14,000 proved 'a growing appreciation for modern classics'. A unique Deep Sanderson 301 Le Mans racer, which competed at Le Mans, Spa ...

  8. French Leave

    Posted Aug 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jennifer Cardenas

    ... Jennifer Cardenas Five years ago, Matthew Marsh gave up his job to pursue a career in motor racing. His dream? To compete in Le Mans 24 Hours. MY DAD WAS AN AVID DRIVER, SO I grew up ... limitations. I was never going to be a Formula One racing-car driver. But I wasn't going to be nothing, either. Outside Formula One, the biggest event in the sport is the Le Mans 24 Hours race, ...

  9. Marsh finally finds what he is looking for- the road to Le Mans

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... Melanie Ho For old-time's sake, Matthew Marsh looked up the musical history of June 1987, the year he attended his first Le Mans 24-hour race. The same time that U2's I Still ... with Darryl O'Young. He planned a series of six-hour races on the European circuit and then wanted to race Le Mans in 2006. However, his application was rejected and Marsh's tenacity ...

  10. HK Le Mans team forced to quit

    Posted Aug 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... invited to take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June next year. It is the first time a Hong Kong team have targeted the world's greatest endurance race. The team's next outing ... Staff Reporter A broken gearbox forced Hong Kong's pioneering Le Mans team to retire from the 1,000km of Silverstone just as Darryl O'Young was producing an outstanding drive ...




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