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PostSubject: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:30 am

It's just a rumour but it bares mention
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:33 am

No credible source though. It would be fantastic though.

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:45 am

i bring up for reason alone, it was worth mentionion nothing more.
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:50 am

maybe if they pull out of F1

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:51 am

if they don't get in tomorrow get more money on a le mans car quick.
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:51 am

Maybe they could do both
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:10 am

Maybe, their have been reports that Flavio will fund the F1 team, to keep Renault in F1. But if the entry list allows them in, then they'll probably stay. The key to Renault's F1 decision, will be if they can find a title sponsor to bankroll the programme...

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:02 pm

do they have somthing they could use as a gt2 car?
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:06 pm

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do they have somthing they could use as a gt2 car?
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The Clio V6 mid engined thingy would have been ideal but they don't make it any more Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:51 am

willyj wrote:
cerca_trova wrote:
do they have somthing they could use as a gt2 car?
V6 Laguna Laughing

The Clio V6 mid engined thingy would have been ideal but they don't make it any more Crying or Very sad

It would be pretty useless around the Porsche curves, with that short wheelbase! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:45 am

lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:33 pm

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willyj wrote:
cerca_trova wrote:
do they have somthing they could use as a gt2 car?
V6 Laguna Laughing

The Clio V6 mid engined thingy would have been ideal but they don't make it any more Crying or Very sad

It would be pretty useless around the Porsche curves, with that short wheelbase! Wink

Just because motoring journalists don't know how to drive them doesn't mean a half decent racing driver can't.
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sat Jun 13, 2009 9:02 pm

thats true, actually in things like dutch supercar challenge the clio's can be a real menace and run rights round some quite good touring cars
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:13 pm

willyj wrote:
Sav 1 wrote:
willyj wrote:
cerca_trova wrote:
do they have somthing they could use as a gt2 car?
V6 Laguna Laughing

The Clio V6 mid engined thingy would have been ideal but they don't make it any more Crying or Very sad

It would be pretty useless around the Porsche curves, with that short wheelbase! Wink

Just because motoring journalists don't know how to drive them doesn't mean a half decent racing driver can't.

That doesn't matter. It has a short wheel base, which means it would be seriously hampered around the Porsche curves. The GT2 997 and F430 are stable around the high speed corners because of their long wheelbases. Its the same with any hatchback, even on the road through high speed corners.

Its one of my favourite cars, but it would be a bit useless in GT2 spec around Le Mans, because of the short wheelbase. Some journalists could drive them, contary to what you believe, Evo and Autocar managed fine without any incidents with the MK1 and MK2 models.

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sun Jun 14, 2009 9:56 am

Can I just add a Renault supporters veiw on this as I feel this would be great to see Renault racing in Le Mans and as F1 looks to be dieing a very slow and painfull death time to move out and move into a great race and then have the French manufacture battles with Peugeot and to be even more a battle it could be possible for them to run a Diesel before you all call me and insult me think about it Audi running a TDi Peugeot running the HDi so Renault could run the DCi then we'll have a great battle for Le Mans houners

In a sentence though, Renault to Le Mans YES PLEASE!! Laughing franceflag franceflag franceflag
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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:35 pm

I think its realistic, these prototypes may say 'HDI' and 'TDI', however I doubt they are anything like the production engines. Its just for promotion purposes really, so the public can easily identify what the manufacturer is trying to promote, when they visit their local dealership. 'DCI' would just be for promotion.

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:54 pm

Imagine the reaction of the crowds if in the last hour of Le Mans if a Renault and a Peugeot were battling for victory in LMP1, nose to tail.

For that reason I think it's a fantastic idea, just depends - I guess - on budgets, priorities and the like. But as Peugeot will no doubt spend the next few months exploiting their 1:2 for all it is worth in marketing their products I wouldn't be at all surprised if Renault considered it for 2010.

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PostSubject: Re: Rumours of a renault return to le mans   Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:09 pm

what would renault do about gp2, world series by nissan, formula nissan, nissan clio cup etc?
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