S7R Wins LeMans


Orange County, California / LeMans, France. (June 13, 2010) Today, Steve Saleen, the man who founded Saleen, Inc, and who created America’s most successful racecar, the Saleen S7R, congratulated Larbre Competition boss Jack Leconte to winning the GT1 class of this year’s 24 hours of LeMans in the Saleen S7R.

Says Steve Saleen: “The Saleen S7R is the most successful racing car ever to come out of the United States. After having won at virtually every major race track in the world, the win at LeMans represents the crown of motor racing. We would like to congratulate Jack Leconte and his drivers Roland Bervillé, Julien Canal and Gabriele Gardel to this extraordinary achievement. The almost entirely trouble-free race for the Saleen S7R underlines the excellence of this almost ten year old design.”

The Saleen S7 was launched in August of 2000 at Pebble Beach by Steve Saleen as the world’s fastest road car of its time. The S7R race version was introduced shortly afterwards, winning in 2001 all of the four championships which it competed in: the driver’s championship of the American and European LeMans Series’, the American Grand Am Series and the FIA GT Championship. Since then, the S7R has competed in numerous races and championships and has won at least once in every year since. This year, team Larbre Competition competed in LeMans with the S7R in the GT1 class, where it won against the 2nd placed Corvette C6, an Aston Martin DBR9R on 3rd as well as the Lamborghini Murciélago and the Ford GT. Further information about the S7 and the S7R success can be found on Steve Saleen’s website www.smssupercars.com.

About Steve Saleen’s SMS Supercars – Speed, Science and Style
SMS Supercars, a company founded by renowned race driver and automotive icon Steve Saleen, is a manufacturer of high-end lifestyle performance vehicles, technical performance parts, lifestyle accessories and apparel. SMS Supercars designs, engineers, tests, certifies, manufactures and assembles all of its own products and vehicles. SMS Supercars’ first vehicles, the SMS 570 and SMS 570X Challenger were launched in early 2009, with the SMS 302 and 302SC Mustang models following in April of 2010. The SMS 620 and SMS 620X Camaro will complete the offering of SMS Signature Series vehicles in the summer of 2010.

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