Le Mans Le Mans 2017

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  1. Steve

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    #1 Steve, Jun 13, 2017
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    The Le Mans 24H week (2017) is already here.

    Qualifying starts tomorrow and the race is this Sat/Sun.

    Get your spotter guide here: http://www.spotterguides.com/portfolio/17lm/

    As usual, there have been some changes to the classes this year. It's hard to catch up quickly but one of these changes is causing a few concerns (and might make things interesting) among the prototype classes. They gave the P2 cars more power so they're faster in a straight line, thus:

    Speed worries at Le Mans (racecar-engineering.com)
    Full article here: http://www.racecar-engineering.com/blogs/gravel-trap-speed-worries-at-le-mans/
     
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    Steve, I'll be there this weekend and confirm the mystique of the beautiful town of Le Mans. And, maybe be able to shed first hand light on the speeds of which you speak!
     
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    Safe travels, and wave at the Corvettes for me Firebro. I am jealous.
     
  4. Crashton

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    Have fun Jon, safe travels! :thumbsup:
     
  5. Steve

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    Yup, I'm jealous. Have a great time and let us know how it goes.

    This might be helpful. In fact, the other parts (follow link at bottom of article) might also be worth a read.

     
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    Couple pics for the Ford fans.

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    Corvette:

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    But one of these things is not like the others:

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    [ame]https://twitter.com/manueldelossa19/status/874459854479478784[/ame]
     
  9. Steve

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    Factory Porsches:

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    [ame]https://twitter.com/PorscheRaces/status/875024655161188352[/ame]
     
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    Of course, the inevitable question, where does one watch it -- with and without cable or satellite?

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    André Lotterer has the pole in a Porsche 919. Can he beat his lap record from 2015 set in an Audi R18?

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    With - Fox Sports 1 and 2. It flips back and forth. Will have commercials. Also will be online at FoxSportsGo which with a cable/sat account can be streamed to a TV via app in Firestick or Chromecast device.

    Without - https://www.reddit.com/r/motorsportsstreams

    Audio only - http://www.radiolemans.co/

    Ought to be fun with 43 GT cars. Ford is already saying they are slow due to BOP.
     
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    Still two more qualifying sessions tomorrow.
     
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    All I can find on Fox1 & Fox2 is about 17 hours of coverage. I have the DVR set to record it all. Satellite internet, so that option is out for me.
     
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    I read the Larbre art car vette got banged up a bit today and they don't have any replacement "art" panels. Wonder what it looks like now, haven't seen any pics.
     
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    The quickest qualifying time was set in 2015, too, in a Porsche 919. I can't find a current qualifying time for this year. The Lotterer time is for an actual race lap.

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    Day 1 quali lap:

    [ame]https://twitter.com/FIAWEC/status/875099559009157121[/ame]
     
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    There's an app for that
     
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    #20 Firebro17, Jun 14, 2017
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    I'll be rooting for the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari guys who took home the prize last year. Hope to get up close and personal via a close connection.

    Guess I'll have to pick up a Ferrari shirt at the track, as all I have to take depict Cooper and Jaguar Racing... Its ok, I kinda like red.
     

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