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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue May 29, 2012 6:18 am

Yep !!!!! not long, I wounder this year how many will be in THE UP ALL NITE CLUB
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:54 am

Le Mans Test Day Entry Notes

Whilst the entry list for the Le Mans Test day generally follows the list for the race proper there are some exceptions as teams opt to cover some of the racing and commercial bases with the rare opportunity to test drivers over the full Le Mans circuit.

In LMP1 the only deviation from the race entry is that Audi reserve driver Marc Gene is named in both the #3 and #4 Audi R18 ultras as the team holds their collective breath to see whether or not Timo Bernhard will be fully fit after his Sebring test shunt.

Mike Rockenfeller meanwhile is absent on DTM duty

LMP2 sees a raft of additional drivers and a trio of additional cars.

The Lotus Lola Judd team fields their first LMP reserve #32 car for Dariusch Ahrabian,Kevin Weeda, James Rossiter and Vitantonio Liuzzi - Renger van der Zande meanwhile is added to the #31 car’s crew after running in the #32 car at Spa-Francorchamps.

Sebastian Loeb Racing will get their first opportunity to run at Le Mans – The team co-owner will return to the track and will be joined in the #19 Nissan powered Oreca 03 by the team’s full season entries Nic Marroc and Jean Karl Vernay

Level 5 will field their second (#95) HPD for Scott Tucker.

Philippe Papin joins the named trio in the Extreme Limite Norma which has been repaired post Spa shunt.

Finally in LMP2 there is the Gulf Racing Middle East squad - Jean Bernard Bouvet joins the regular trio of drivers in the #28 car whilst in the ill-starred sister #29 Lola Fabien Giroix is named in both cars and ALMS regular Tony Burgess makes it five names in the car.

In GTE Pro Patrick Pilet is named in the reserve listed IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche and is joined by Prospeed pair (for the 24 Hours) Sean Edwards and Bret Curtis, whilst in GTE Am the #79 Lizards Porsche lists Patrick Long and Marco Holzer on set-up duty.

Finally there are a pair of LMPC Orecas from the factory with a sextet of drivers getting the opportunity to post rookie laps.

The #90 car features Bruno Bazaud, Denis Caillon and ex-Manchester United and French national Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez. The #91 car has US based pair Duncan Ende and Henri Richard joined by Steven Palette.

There will doubtless be other changes to record when DSC arrive on site tomorrow morning – We’ll bring you all the action from the track and the paddock free to view right here











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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:42 pm

plus radio le mans are live at the track.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:18 am

I don’t really feel excited by Le Mans this year, tbh. LMP1 is a bit of a damp squib and even the GT fields are lacking a certain something. I hope that someone runs the BMW next year, and Chrysler return to Le Mans with the Viper.

I want real competitive on-track racing, let’s see how it goes.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:31 am

it's a 24 hour race there's never going to be much on track racing. wheel to wheel is a rarity

the audi, aydi, audi, audi battle could be good if they let them race, who knows toyota could be faster than expected

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:54 am

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plus radio le mans are live at the track.

Le mans test day coverage was great last year.

first year since 08, i will not stay up for the full race and watch it. can't believe it!
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:17 pm

cerca trova wrote:
it's a 24 hour race there's never going to be much on track racing. wheel to wheel is a rarity

the audi, aydi, audi, audi battle could be good if they let them race, who knows toyota could be faster than expected


I see your point; most other endurance events are also like that. But, the Daytona 24 Hours is always so entertaining with real on-track racing for positions, which excites me.

I think next year may be interesting if Toyota can give Audi a proper fight.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:25 pm

Mobil 1 wrote:
cerca trova wrote:
it's a 24 hour race there's never going to be much on track racing. wheel to wheel is a rarity

the audi, aydi, audi, audi battle could be good if they let them race, who knows toyota could be faster than expected


I see your point; most other endurance events are also like that. But, the Daytona 24 Hours is always so entertaining with real on-track racing for positions, which excites me.

I think next year may be interesting if Toyota can give Audi a proper fight.

Daytona is odd in that way.

Spa might be like that this year with so many close gt3 cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:15 am

Even McLaren can win now, so you might be right on that.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:06 am

Mobil 1 wrote:
Even McLaren can win now, so you might be right on that.

no they can't, that car just won't last.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:16 am

It can last…for one hour in GT1. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:55 am

gt1 lol!

there were 3 at the nurburgring and none lasted past 4 hours, plus 1 hour isn't worth much over 24.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:27 am

Le Mans Test Day - Wrapping That One Up

The 2012 Le Mans Test Day ended with Audi to the fore but Toyota were far, far closer than many gave them credit for before the (surprisingly blue) cars hit the track here.

The morning session saw all 6 factory cars separated by just 1.033 seconds and whilst the second session saw that gap stretch to 4 seconds, the faster of the TS030s was less than 1.3 seconds off the lead Audi (which crashed) and seemed to have something in hand.

There were problems for both E-tron Quattro R18s in the afternoon session even before Allan McNish took a tumble at Tetre Rouge – Reliability in a fortnight’s time is not yet a given!

Fastest trap speeds were very firmly Toyota territory, both TS030s north of 330km/h whilst the fastest Audi was McNish's #2 e-tron quattro at 327.1 (the slowest Treluyer's 322.3, exaxtly the same speed as the Dome Judd - the Deltawwing meanwhile was timed at 306.9 - as fast as the Nissan engined Morgan but a tad slower than the Judd engined version)

In the privateer ranks in LMP1 there’s a substantial gap to the works cars but potentially a great scrap between the Rebellion Lola Toyotas, the HPDs and, if Henri can get the bugs filtered out, the Pescarolo pair of oddball entries – The Oak Pesca-Judd had ground to make up after Guillaume Moreau’s big shunt in the morning, the team worked wonders to get the car back on track later but we must wait to see if the same can be said about Moreau – Here’s hoping he does.

LMP2 was the usual bunfight with Olivier Pla making the difference in the #35 car that he won’t be driving at in a fortnight’s time – he topped both sessions, less than a tenth of a second’s difference between the two and around half a second to the good from the nearest competition.

Christophe Bouchut ended the day as fastest HPD LMP2 runner (and fastest man not called Olivier Pla too!) –

It was another very encouraging day for Jota, second fastest in the morning, third in the afternoon with a pair of laps from Sam Hancock that were identical (to the thousandth!)

Pla’s Le Mans race car, the #24 Judd engined car, was next up but then things got very close knit indeed after that in the order – There are some fast men, some fast cars, but the key is going to be where are the fast crews, both driver crews and pit crews, the majority of the field might find themselves somewhere either in, or close to, the mix as this one winds out!

GTE Pro saw Aston Martin, Ferrari (briefly Porsche) and Corvette lead sessions at one point or another – Best time of the day went to the #74 Vette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel but the Luxury Ferrari, #51 AF Corse 458, #73 Vette and Aston were close at times (though two of the above ended the day on the back of flatbeds after pushing perhaps a tad too hard).

GTE Am was headed in both sessions by the Aston Martin, Simonsen weaving his usual brand of magic, with the #50 Larbre Vette (Lamy), #67 IMSA Porsche (Armindo) and #79 Lizards Porsche (Holzer) all looking the part too – as for race prospects -the closing comments above on LMP2 apply equally here

Finally the Nissan DeltaWing – It wasn’t setting stunning times, it spent a bit too long in the pitlane, but aside from a single lap on wets it did the whole day (around 50 laps) on a single set of Michelin slicks and “they looked brand new when we took them off!” Interesting stuff!



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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:07 am

Guillaume Moreau To Miss Le Mans 24 Hours

News has reached DSC this evening that Guillaume Moreau is set to miss the 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours after suffering 12 fractured vertebrae in the accident this morning when his #15 Oak Racing Pescarolo Judd left the circuit and hit the wall backwards in the Porsche Curves.

There is, of course, no news as yet on a potential replacement. In the meantime though we wish Guillaume well.


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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:11 am

Mobil 1 wrote:
I don’t really feel excited by Le Mans this year, tbh. LMP1 is a bit of a damp squib and even the GT fields are lacking a certain something. I hope that someone runs the BMW next year, and Chrysler return to Le Mans with the Viper.


I want real competitive on-track racing, let’s see how it goes.

what about the Delta Wing ! bounce



i cannot wait to see this down the straight !

i agree this year may be a bit light on cars but that is because of the money & sponsor issues & this is going on for all motor sport at the moment, but next year should be better, this is also one of the changing points that Le Mans has about every five to six years just before a slew of new cars comes along, the LMP1 issue is difficult in a way because Audi have dominated for to long, yes they are needed but it is to hard for anyone else coming in because it will take at least two years at Le Mans to become competitive.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:07 am

Delta Wing seem to run quite well today at the test. hopefully it can go well in the race.
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:31 am

Allan McNish topped the times for Audi at the Le Mans test day.

The Scot, driving the hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro, set a best time of 3m25.927s in the afternoon session of the eight-hour test. That was half a second quicker than Andre Lotterer in the second Audi hybrid, which recorded a 3m26.468s.

McNish, who again co-drives with Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello, said: "The car was very good. We had some ideas after Spa [the hybrid's race debut] and Dindo and Tom took them further, and then I continued to improve the car."

McNish's Audi finished the session early after a crash at Tertre Rouge, which he stressed was his fault. He could have driven back to the pits, but with only one hour to go, the team decided not to risk damaging the car further.

Loic Duval was third fastest in the fastest of non-hybrid Audi turbodiesels. His R18 ultra was only a tenth slower than Lotterer on a 3m26.561s.

Alex Wurz set the best Toyota time of the test during the afternoon. He was only seven tenths behind the third-place Audi.

The fastest time set by a privateer LMP1 car was Danny Watts' morning best in the Strakka Racing HPD ARX-03a. His 3m34.243s was more than second faster than Andrea Belicchi's time in the fastest of the Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota B12/60s.

Olivier Pla was fastest in LMP2 in both sessions aboard the OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan 2012 LMP2. The Frenchman tested this car, as well as the Judd/BMW-powered version that he will drive in the race, in the absence of Bas Leinders and Maxime Martin.

Luxury Racing Ferrari driver Frederic Makowiecki's time of 3m58.869s from the morning session stood as the best time in GTE Pro. Oliver Gavin was only just over a tenth behind in the afternoon aboard the best of the Corvette C6.Rs.

Allan Simonsen was fastest in GTE Am aboard the factory-entered Aston Martin Vantage GTE.

Pos Cl Drivers Team/Car Time
1. P1 Capello/Kristensen/McNish Audi e-tron 3m25.927s
2. P1 Fassler/Lotterer/Treluyer Audi e-tron 3m26.468s
3. P1 Dumas/Duval/Gene Audi Ultra 3m26.561s
4. P1 Wurz/Lapierre/Nakajima/Buemi Toyota 3m27.204s
5. P1 Davidson/Buemi/Sarrazin/Nakajima Toyota 3m28.298s
6. P1 Bonanomi/Jarvis/Gene Audi Ultra 3m28.765s
7. P1 Leventis/Watts/Kane Strakka HPD 3m34.243s
8. P1 Belicchi/Primat/Bleekemolen Rebellion Lola-Toyota 3m35.357s
9. P1 Prost/Jani/Heidfeld Rebellion Lola-Toyota 3m36.876s
10. P1 Ara/Minassian Pescarolo Dome-Judd 3m37.149s
11. P1 Brabham/Chandhok/Dumbreck JRM HPD 3m37.358s
12. P1 Collard/Boullion/Hall Pescarolo-Judd 3m40.385s
13. P2 Heinemeier Hansson/Nicolet/Pla OAK Morgan-Nissan 3m41.291s
14. P2 Tucker/Bouchut/Diaz Level 5 HPD 3m41.598s
15. P2 Dolan/Hancock/Kurosawa Jota Zytek-Nissan 3m41.738s
16. P1 Moreau/Baguette/Kraihamer OAK Pescarolo-Judd 3m41.790s
17. P2 Nicolet/Lahaye/Pla OAK Morgan-Judd 3m42.036s
18. P2 Marroc/Loeb/Vernay Loeb ORECA-Nissan 3m42.248s
19. P2 Perez-Companc/Ayari/Kaffer Pecom ORECA-Nissan 3m42.443s
20. P2 Martin/Charouz/Graves ADR ORECA-Nissan 3m42.731s
21. P2 Ordonez/Brundle/Brundle Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m43.083s
22. P2 Mailleux/Lombard/Tresson Signatech ORECA-Nissan 3m43.298s
23. P2 Firth/Hughes/Hartley Murphy ORECA-Nissan 3m43.321s
24. P2 Panciatici/Ragues/Rusinov Signatech ORECA-Nissan 3m43.348s
25. P2 Potolicchio/Dalziel/Kimber-Smith Starworks HPD 3m43.672s
26. P2 Sims/Buurman/Iannetta Status Lola-Judd 3m44.110s
27. P2 Beche/Thiriet/Tinseau TDS ORECA-Nissan 3m44.404s
28. P2 Zugel/Gonzalez/Julian Greaves Zytek-Nissan 3m44.625s
29. P2 Briere/Petersen/Nakano Boutsen ORECA-Nissan 3m45.401s
30. P2 Tucker/Bouchut/Diaz Level 5 HPD 3m46.326s
31. P2 Frey/Hirschi/Meichtry Race Performance ORECA-Judd 3m47.600s
32. CDNT Franchitti/Krumm/Motoyama Highcroft Delta Wing Nissan 3m47.980s
33. P2 Giroix/Johansson/Badey Gulf Lola-Nissan 3m48.063s
34. P2 Holzer/Schultis/Moro/van der Zande Kodewa Lola-Lotus 3m54.087s
35. P2 Deletraz/Ihara/Quick Gulf Lola-Nissan 3m55.132s
36. PC Richard/Ende/Palette ORECA FLM 3m56.496s
37. P2 Ahrabian/Rossiter/Weeda Kodewa Lola-Lotus 3m58.526s
38. P2 Haezebrouck/Thirion/Papin Extreme Limite Norma-Judd 3m58.712s
39. PC Barthez/Bazaud/Caillon ORECA FLM 3m58.734s
40. GTE P Makowiecki Luxury Ferrari 3m58.869s
41. GTE P Gavin/Milner Corvette 3m58.971s
42. GTE P Fisichella/Bruni/Vilander AF Corse Ferrari 3m59.392s
43. GTE A Simonsen/Nygaard/Poulsen Aston Martin 3m59.938s
44. GTE P Taylor/Garcia/Magnussen Corvette 4m00.062s
45. GTE P Fernandez/Mucke/Turner Aston Martin 4m00.128s
46. GTE P Pilet/Curtis/Edwards/Estre IMSA Porsche 4m00.163s
47. GTE P Bergmeister/Long/Holzer Flying Lizard Porsche 4m00.287s
48. GTE P Lieb/Lietz Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 4m00.356s
49. GTE P Bertolini/Beretta/Cioci AF Corse Ferrari 4m00.690s
50. GTE A Bornhauser/Canal/Lamy/Belloc Larbre Corvette 4m01.160s
51. GTE A Neiman/Long/Holzer Flying Lizard Porsche 4m01.284s
52. GTE P Walker/Cocker/Wills JMW Ferrari 4m01.459s
53. GTE A Armindo/Narac/Pons IMSA Porsche 4m02.548s
54. GTE A Ried/Roda/Ruberti Felbermayr-Proton Porsche 4m02.977s
55. GTE A Belloc/Bourret/Gibon/Lamy Larbre Corvette 4m04.016s
56. GTE A Rodrigues/Ferte/Illiano JMB Ferrari 4m04.779s
57. GTE A Ehret/Montecalvo/Jeannette Luxury Ferrari 4m05.018s
58. GTE A Kauffman/Aguas/Vickers AF-Waltrip Ferrari 4m05.553s
59. GTE A Perazzini/Cadei/Griffin AF Corse Ferrari 4m07.075s
60. GTE A Krohn/Rugolo Krohn Ferrari 4m08.295s
61. GTE A Camathias/Daniels JWA Porsche 4m09.532s

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:37 am

Practice times


http://www.dailysportscar.com/Uploads/Le_Mans_Test_2012_P2.pdf
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:46 am

some footag from test day

http://www.youtube.com/user/Samkuym#g/u
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:02 am

images

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lemansfan/sets/72157630015680992/
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:02 am

more video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhNpZb5IvJM
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:03 am

the Potolicchio crash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuwmG33RgBM
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:04 am

more video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m058h4GyjdU&feature=autoplay&list=UUvwWMnVb4Mwwxo6SUSB5m5A&playnext=1


and there some front arnage

watch out for the Toygeot's
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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:27 am

The Toyota livery looks lovely, if they cut off that plank of wood at the back, it would be a really nice looking car.

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PostSubject: Re: Le Mans 2012   Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:29 am

Mobil 1 wrote:
The Toyota livery looks lovely, if they cut off that plank of wood at the back, it would be a really nice looking car.

that stupid fin is rediculous, as are the holes over the wheels.
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