News - (2006)

Young Guns Grab Top Five as Accident Damage Takes Out Maxwell and Brabham at Laguna

MONTEREY, CA (October 23rd, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz suffered an unfortunate ending to its 2006 American Le Mans Series assault with the #50 Panoz forced out of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event due to accident damage. Scott Maxwell was in the middle of a pack of cars heading for turn 10 when the Horag Lista Lola of Fredy Lienhard spun in front of him. The Canadian went for a gap on the inside only for the Lola to roll back towards the apex. The impact caused major damage to both cars and Maxwell quickly returned to...

Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Has “Unfinished Business” at Laguna Seca

TORONTO, ON (October 18th, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, ready to tackle “unfinished business” from 2005. In the final round of last year’s American Le Mans Series, the factory Panoz squad gave up the race lead and finished second after having to make a late race fuel stop with only eight minutes remaining. The #50 car of Bill Auberlen and Robin Liddell finished only 14.07 seconds behind the race winning White Lightning Porsche – a result made a little...

Both Panoz Esperantes in Top Four for Multimatic at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, GA (September 30th, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has pulled off its best team result of the 2006 season with the Toronto-based squad finishing third and fourth in the GT2 class at Petit Le Mans. David Brabham, Scott Maxwell and Sebastien Bourdais scored their second podium result of the year with third place at Road Atlanta. The trio opened the 2006 season with victory together in GT2 at Sebring. Gunnar Jeannette, Tom Milner and Panoz newcomer Andy Lally finished in fourth place at the end of the 1000 mile classic...

Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Show Strong Pace in Petit Le Mans Preparations

BRASELTON, GA (September 29th, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has begun its assault on this year’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a strong showing in initial practice sessions. The venue for the first ever victory by the Panoz Esperante GTLM, Road Atlanta is located only a short distance from the home of Panoz Auto Developments where the Esperante road cars are built. American young guns Gunnar Jeannette and Tom Milner have impressed in the four on-track sessions staged to date – finishing in the top four in GT2 on...

Bourdais and Lally Join Multimatic Panoz for Petit Le Mans Assault

TORONTO, ON (September 22nd, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has added a championship-winning duo to its driving strength for the forthcoming Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta. Sebastien Bourdais returns to the team after winning the GT2 class at the Twelve Hours of Sebring with David Brabham and Scott Maxwell aboard the #50 Panoz Esperante. The Frenchman is on the verge of clinching his third consecutive Champ Car World Series title this weekend in his Newman/Haas Racing-prepared McDonald’s racecar at Road...

American Young Guns Grab Season-Best Effort in Bittersweet Mosport Result

BOWMANVILLE, ON (September 4th, 2006) – American young guns Tom Milner and Gunnar Jeannette pulled off their best result for 2006 in a bittersweet day for Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz at Mosport International Raceway yesterday. While Milner and Jeannette finished 4th in the GT2 class in the home race for the Toronto-based squad, local hero Scott Maxwell and his team-mate David Brabham were forced out early after contact with the Lola prototype of Chris McMurry. Ten minutes into the race, Maxwell had caught and passed the BMW of...

Oh Canada – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz on Home Soil at Mosport

TORONTO, ON (August 31st, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz is looking to home track advantage this weekend to challenge for GT2 victory at the eighth round of the American Le Mans Series at Mosport International Raceway. Located near the team base in Markham, Ontario, Mosport is the former home of the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix. Sir Jack Brabham – the father of current Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz driver David Brabham – won the first ever Formula One race at Mosport in 1967. In total, eight Formula One races were...

Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Out of Luck at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, WI (August 21st, 2006) – After a day filled with misfortune at Road America yesterday, Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has its sights set on a change of luck when the American Le Mans Series heads across the border for the Mosport round of the championship in two week’s time. The two Panoz Esperante GTLM machines finished 8th and 9th in class at Road America after a drama filled day which left both the #50 car of David Brabham and Scott Maxwell and the #51 machine of Gunnar Jeannette and Tom Milner nine laps adrift...

Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Stars Ready to Livestrong on Two Wheels

TORONTO, ON (August 17th, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz drivers David Brabham, Scott Maxwell, Gunnar Jeannette and Tom Milner will swap four wheels for two to gain some extra laps at this weekend’s round of the American Le Mans Series at Road America. All four drivers will take part in the Tour de Road America – a cycling event in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the millions of people whose lives are affected by cancer. The ride will commence after the day’s on-track action at 6.15pm on Saturday...

Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Face Portland Heat Wave in ALMS Scorcher

PORTLAND, OR (July 24th, 2006) – Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz again suffered in the heat wave that has gripped the US after a disappointing day in the latest round of the American Le Mans Series at Portland International Raceway. The two Panoz Esperante GTLM machines finished 6th and 9th in the GT2 class with soaring temperatures of more than 100 degrees leaving the drivers badly struggling for grip. The American young-gun duo of Gunnar Jeannette and Tom Milner fared the better of the Panoz pack after Milner dodged the turn one...