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    Special Livery for Flying Lizard's First Two-Porsche Le Mans Program

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     Flying Lizard revealed today a commemorative livery for the No. 80 and No. 81 Flying Lizard Porsches for the 2011 24 Heures du Mans. Created by California-based artist Troy Lee, the livery celebrates the history of Porsche at Le Mans, featuring the 28 drivers who have won the 24 Heures du Mans overall in a Porsche. - Flying Lizard

     

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    I love it :) Especially the nostrils :D
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    The PRO has the 997.2 rear lights, the AM the 997.1


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     Yes Reginos. The AM cars must be at least one year old. 


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    Ah yes.  Thank you.


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    Very nice livery.


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    Very nice, reminds me a little of the BMW M3 Art Car


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    There will be another Porsche team (ProSpeed) that will also have a special livery for this years Le Mans. I'll post pictures as soon as its revealed.

     


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    What's the difference between the Pro and Am class?

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    Heist:
    What's the difference between the Pro and Am class?


    The first is for professionals, the second for Americans. Smiley


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    Briefly - The pro class is composed of professional drivers and 2011 spec cars. The AM class is composed of nonprofessional drivers (they are allowed to have one professional driver in the team) and must use cars that are at least one year old.


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    SmileyNice!


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     Breaking News - There is all sorts of confusion as they have just announced a new "set up"for Sports car racing next year (2012)

    From what I can gather so far, it seems that there will be a World Endurance Championship, which is basically what is currently known as ILMC (Intercontinental Le Mans Cup) and the FiA GT1 WC will now simply become the GT World Cup. (This will allow GT3 and GTE cars to compete along with GT1 , but with balance of performance),

    The World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be run by the ACO and will include Le Mans.

    Rattel (FiA) will run the GT WC.

    Things are still confusing, but I will confirm as things become clearer.


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    Spotters Guide for Le Mans here


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     1920 x 1200, please.  


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      www.porsche.com/usa/eventsandracing/motorsport/news/


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    Second question: I thought all LMP1 cars were supposed to go to closed cockpits this year?


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     They dropped that requirement.

     

    ART. 1 - DÉFINITIONS

    1.1 - "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE ("LM"P / "LM"GTP) is a racing car with no production minimum required and meeting the prescriptions regarding : 

    a/ The safety regulations issued by FIA ; 

    b/ The Technical Regulations issued by the AUTOMOBILE-CLUB DE L'OUEST (ACO). 

    1.1.1.  - "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE category includes : 

    a/ "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 1 ("LM"P1): open or closed (*) car, destined more especially to manufacturers. 

    b/  "LE MANS" PROTOTYPE 2 ("LM"P2): open or closed (*) car, destined  only to privateers.  The selling price of the complete new car without the engine as described in article 5.6.1. below, but with all available options must not exceed €345 000.

     


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     BTW- If you click on the spotters guide (once you have gone to the site) it will expand.


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     Here is the schedule for the week  www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers/1/1/ressources/Pdf/2011/24heures_du_mans/reglements/2011-schedule-24-heures-du-mans.pdf


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     One of the Felbermayr Porsche's currently undergoing tech scrutiny.


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    I'm not sure that you all can see the above picture. Please let me know if you cannot.


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    Thanks, they're visible!

    What's your opinion on the competitiveness of the Porsches vs. BMW and Ferrari? Having seen the 1000km of Spa, it looked like a walkover from the M3 GT2 and the 458 GT2...


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    Spa was another disastrous weekend for Porsche. I wouldn't read too much into that. (also there was a lot of testing going on during the race)

    I think that the 997's are reaching the end of their era and are having a hard time competing with some of the opposition...on certain tracks.

    It's is important to remember however, that the BMW's have been granted 32 different waivers (according to some in the know)  by the ACO, so those cars had better be fast.

    The 458's are very fast, but they have not yet proved that they are reliable for an entire 24h race.

    The Le Mans track suits the Porsche's (usually have great top speed) so I expect them to be in quite good shape for the race.

    The Felbermayr boys seem to be upbeat (and I'll be "chatting" with them throughout the race) and I feel that the #77 car stands as good a chance as anyone to win again this year.

    The #80 Lizzards will be another very fast Porsche , and I expect them to be within the top 5 in Qualy and hopefully their usual bad luck at Le Mans will have finally left them. They stand an excellent chance of winning.

    Speed is important at Le Mans, but speed without reliability is worth nothing at all.


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    Some interesting statistics per car for Le Mans:

    570gal fuel,30 stints,29 pits,60 tires,3060mi on the 8.5mi circuit,76% full throttle,9.2% full brake,20,880 gear changes.


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    Here is some insight from Marc Lieb:

    “It is going to be very tough though this year here.  We have no major performance advantages anywhere here and are not the fastest car once again and in particular the Corvettes and BMWs look very strong."

    “BMW learnt their lesson from last year and it was pretty clear at Spa that they were keen not to make the same mistake as in 2010!  Despite having a bigger restrictor this year they were slower through the speed traps!  They were certainly looking slower and a little less competitive than at Sebring!  By comparison we were having to go absolutely flat out to be competitive."

    “Here we have a balancing act to play between downforce and top speed – We got some good data from the Test Day but there isI more work to do here to find the best solution.”


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    Can´t believe that it is already held this weekend... Looking forward to the race, haven´t been as excited about the battles in LMP as well as GT classes for a long time. What do you think, buddy?


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    Hey Ferdie - LMP1 is going to be one hell of a ding dong battle. Very hard to predict without knowing inside information. However, as you might have guessed, I don't really follow the LMP "story" too closely because (a) Porsche is not present, and (b) I am not ...lets say enamored with Diesels and especially how they have benefited from the regulations for years now)

    The GTE -Pro class is going to be fantastic to watch - and we will really be able to measure how the 997's are in relation to the opposition.

    Someone once said that Le Mans is really 4 races: the first lap, the third hour, halfway through and the final lap.

    Lets see who wins the final lap!1307369159808cheers.gif


     
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