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Sir Stirling Moss retires from racing

Sir Stirling Moss has decided to retire from motor racing at the age of 81, after competing in qualifying for a historic support race at the Le Mans 24 Hours

Le Mans Full Race Report

Tom Kristensen has made history by claiming his seventh Le Mans 24 Hours victory, going one better than Jacky Ickx whose previous record he'd equalled last year. He shared his Champion Racing Audi R8 with JJ Lehto and Marco Werner

Hour 24: Kristensen and Audi Win

Tom Kristensen, JJ Lehto and Marco Werner are the happiest drivers at Le Mans after claiming victory in the 73rd running of the world famous event in their Champion Racing Audi R8. This is a first win for Werner, a second for Lehto but a record seventh for Kristensen, amazingly his sixth in succession

Hour 23: Corvette Lead 1-2 in GT1

With just an hour to go, the Champion Racing Audi of Tom Kristensen, JJ Lehto and Marco Werner is heading for victory in the 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours

Hour 21: Pescarolo not Giving Up

The 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours is turning into a classic. The number 3 Champion Racing Audi of Tom Kristensen, JJ Lehto and Marco Werner is in the lead, but it may not still be in front even in an hour's time as Emmanuel Collard and then Jean-Christophe Boullion have been reeling it in in the remaining Pescarolo

Kristensen on Brink of Record Win

They say you should never count your chickens until they've hatched, but Tom Kristensen is now just a little over three hours away from becoming the most successful driver in the history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, looking set for his seventh win

RML Takes LMP2 Lead

RML has taken the lead of the LMP2 class, bouncing back from airlock trouble in the first hour of the race and then assorted problems through the night

Creation Continues Comeback

This year's Le Mans 24 Hours is marking itself out as a race of comeback drives, and none has been more dramatic than the one produced thus far by Creation Autosportif

Hour 10: Lehto Continues

Champion Racing is sitting pretty at the end of the 10th hour of the 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours, with its pair of Audi R8s running first and second at 02:00, JJ Lehto a lap ahead of Emanuele Pirro

Hour 9: Boullion Climbs Up

The number 3 Champion Racing Audi R8 of Tom Kristensen, JJ Lehto and Marco Werner remained in the lead at the end of the ninth hour, at 01:00 local on Sunday, with Lehto having taken over from Kristensen

Hour 6: Kristensen a Lap Ahead

Six-time Le Mans winner Tom Kristensen continued to lead the Le Mans 24 Hours, as it reaches one quarter distance

Hour 5: Audis Marching On

It's Audi first, second and third at 21:00 as Marco Werner heads the field for Champion Racing at the end of the fifth hour of the race

Panoz Hit with Engine Woes

Panoz Motor Sports' 2005 Le Mans challenge appears to be at an end due to engine failure on both cars

Hour 4: Pirro Gives Lead to Werner

The Champion Racing Audi of Marco Werner took the lead of the Le Mans 24-Hours after the fourth hour of the race

Hour 3: Audi Takes Top 3

The Le Mans 24 Hours started to take on a familiar shape at the end of the third hour, with the all-conquering Audi R8 occupying the first three places

Pescarolo Lose the Lead

It may not all be plain sailing for the dominant Pescarolo Sport cars as, at the two and a half hour point, Erik Comas has just brought the number 16 entry into the pits for an unscheduled stop, dropping out of the lead

Hour 2: Short Jumps to Third

Jean-Christophe Boullion is still in front after the end of the second hour of this year's Le Mans 24 Hours

Hour 1: Boullion Leads

Pole-starter Jean-Christophe Boullion is holding the lead at the end of the opening hour of the 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours for Pescarolo Sport. His advantage is 13s over Soheil Ayari, with Emanuele Pirro a further 1m02s behind in third place in his Champion Racing Audi R8 after 16 laps, with he and those behind were being dropped by fully 5s per lap

Pescarolos Lead After Three Laps

Battle has begun and it's Jean-Christophe Boullion in the lead after three laps for Pescarolo Sport, with teammate Soheil Ayari sitting three seconds behind and the best of the rest already more than 15 seconds behind

Le Mans Enters Final Countdown

The 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours is almost upon us, with the race start set for 16:00 local (14:00 GMT)

Boullion Tops Warm-Up

Jean-Christophe Boullion set the pace in morning warm-up for the 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours that gets underway later today at 16:00

Pescarolo Collects Le Mans Award

Henri Pescarolo's fine Le Mans meeting continued to improve this morning as he was presented with one of two Spirit of Le Mans awards to add to the performance of his cars claiming first and second places on the grid

Pescarolo Sweep Front Row

The number 16 Pescarolo claimed pole position for the 73rd running of the Le Mans 24 Hours, making up for its brush with officialdom in the first part of Thursday night's final qualifying that led to its best laps being cancelled

Coronel Crash Hurts Spyker

Team Spyker Squadron suffered the cruellest luck in the first half of tonight's second qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 Hours, after the team's C8 Spyder had a sizeable accident that will stop it driving again before the final qualifying session comes to an end at midnight

Pescarolo Trio Still to Qualify

Pescarolo Sport, the team that dominated pre-event testing and topped last night's first qualifying session, have still to qualify their second car

Pescarolo Sport on Provisional Pole

Pescarolo Sport ended the first day of qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours sitting atop the timesheets thanks to Soheil Ayari recording a lap of 4m01.197s moments before the chequered flag fell at midnight to bring the second of the pair of two-hour qualifying sessions to a close. Demonstrating how much the track had dried, took more than 12s off the fastest lap set in the first session

Collard Tops Qualifying Session 1

The 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours meeting got underway at 19:00 local time on Wednesday evening with the first of two qualifying sessions, with Emmanuel Collard topping the timesheets in the faster of the Pescarolo entries, with a best time of 4m13.526s

A Guide to the Le Mans 24 Hours

This year's 73rd Le Mans 24 Hours has all the ingredients for being a classic