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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    I'll be in the pits too - first time to LeMans - cannot wait kiss


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    Good luck Futch.  Just where did you say you left that Singer, ...unguarded...?


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Futch:
     

    I'd be very surprised if it is a different engine but I can ask.

    I'm driving in car 75, 991 GT3 RSR, today was important as I had to do my 10 mandatory laps to cary on next week, mission accomplished despite the difficult conditions. It got dryer towards the end of the day and we put on slicks, awesome track. The 991 is the quickest GT which is surprising, 291 kmh I think or something like that.

    Porker, text me when you get there, we'll hang out during qualifying, I'll get you in our box, the race will be too hectic. We are in box 56.

    The atmosphere is epic, and this is only the test day. 

    Living the dream, drove the McLaren F1 GTR to Le Mans, lent it to the museum because they wanted some artcars for the presentation of the New OAK racing car and then it will stay at the musee des 24h for the summer. 

    EPIC, to drive to Le Mans in a car that did 24h in 1995... to take part in the 24h of 2013. I need a reality check.

    PS: The P1s, Audis, Toyotas and Rebellion and F... Fast! And you can't see shit once they overtake you in the rain with their massive diffuser. So impressive!

     

     

    Very cool. You must be a really good driver just to even be there...

     

    Bonne chance


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    Great stuff. Best of luck Futch! wink


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    Budster:

    Good luck Futch.  Just where did you say you left that Singer, ...unguarded...?

    Singer is still being fixed, electrical problems and heater not working. That's the problem with hand made cars, there's always something wrong with them. But it drives beautifully.

     


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    Futch:
    SciFrog:
    Futch:
     

    I'd be very surprised if it is a different engine but I can ask.

    I'm driving in car 75, 991 GT3 RSR, today was important as I had to do my 10 mandatory laps to cary on next week, mission accomplished despite the difficult conditions. It got dryer towards the end of the day and we put on slicks, awesome track. The 991 is the quickest GT which is surprising, 291 kmh I think or something like that.

    Porker, text me when you get there, we'll hang out during qualifying, I'll get you in our box, the race will be too hectic. We are in box 56.

    The atmosphere is epic, and this is only the test day. 

    Living the dream, drove the McLaren F1 GTR to Le Mans, lent it to the museum because they wanted some artcars for the presentation of the New OAK racing car and then it will stay at the musee des 24h for the summer. 

    EPIC, to drive to Le Mans in a car that did 24h in 1995... to take part in the 24h of 2013. I need a reality check.

    PS: The P1s, Audis, Toyotas and Rebellion and F... Fast! And you can't see shit once they overtake you in the rain with their massive diffuser. So impressive!

     

     

    Very cool. You must be a really good driver just to even be there...

     

    Bonne chance

    Thanks but not really to be honest, currently a massive 12" behind  Manu's best time which is not good enough, the objective for a track like Le Mans is to be 3 to 5" behind him. If Seb and I can sustain that rythm for 24h, we have a good chance to perform well. I know what I have to do to improve anyway and there will be plenty of free practice and qualifying to work.

    Every driver has to pass the maximum time test during qualifying anyway, i.e. we have to be within 10% of the fastest time set in your category, in my case GT cars. Last year the Pole was in 3'55".

    That means a Maximum time of 4'18'5. Should be ok but still, need to be focused.

     

     

     


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    Bit OT but where do you get that Singer fixed in europe? Can't get out of my head some kind of red/agate grey/black variation.


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    Bonne chance.

    Remember the adage of Le Mans, "to finish first, first you must finish!"


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    SciFrog:

    Bit OT but where do you get that Singer fixed in europe? Can't get out of my head some kind of red/agate grey/black variation.

    Their UK rep, Tognola engineering, just outside London. Very good guys.

     


    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Congratulations and all the best for a great race. Be Safe and Go Fast SmileySmiley


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Futch:
    I'd be very surprised if it is a different engine but I can ask.

    I'm driving in car 75, 991 GT3 RSR, today was important as I had to do my 10 mandatory laps to cary on next week, mission accomplished despite the difficult conditions. It got dryer towards the end of the day and we put on slicks, awesome track. The 991 is the quickest GT which is surprising, 291 kmh I think or something like that.

    Porker, text me when you get there, we'll hang out during qualifying, I'll get you in our box, the race will be too hectic. We are in box 56.

    The atmosphere is epic, and this is only the test day. 

    Living the dream, drove the McLaren F1 GTR to Le Mans, lent it to the museum because they wanted some artcars for the presentation of the New OAK racing car and then it will stay at the musee des 24h for the summer. 

    EPIC, to drive to Le Mans in a car that did 24h in 1995... to take part in the 24h of 2013. I need a reality check.

    PS: The P1s, Audis, Toyotas and Rebellion and F... Fast! And you can't see shit once they overtake you in the rain with their massive diffuser. So impressive!

    Fantastic news Futch. All the best for the race and having seen you win the class here in Dubai, I am sure you will find the speed at La Sarthe. I look forward to follow you during the race.

    Thomas


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    Go Car #75!!!!  Doing really well at 8th in class after 1.5 hours!  Hope you have a good drive Futch!


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Porsches leading both GTE-Pro and Am classes - great stuff!


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    Hope the AM driver is OK...


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    What a start.... Didn´t expect that after Audi´s domination during qualifying.

    no


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    Sad news about Allan Simonsen.

    May he rest in peace...

     


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    Yes, very sad to hear... As heavy as the crash was, I didn´t think it would end in such a tragic way. 

    surprise


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    Very sad news from Nurburgring. Wolf Silvester died today during the race from heart attack...

    Rip Simonsen

    Rip Silvestersurprise


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    Porsche looking good for a win in both GT classes with 5hrs to go.  Who would have thought?!


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Very unpredictable race... If in f1 the pilot can win after first corner, here you cant be sure until the end. For 12 hours AM 99 dominated the race, but now they are retired, so lets wait until the end of race.


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    Yes, I'm getting ahead of myself!!

    Great racing though, and the unpredictability is the best part - helped in no small part by the weather.


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Audi oil burners so dominant still though!  Looking forward to 2014's level playing field - unlimited engine capacities and no air restrictors...  The best car will win instead of the car that happens to have arbitraged the balance of performance rules...

    Surely Audi will have little real advantage over Porsche given that the rules are so massively different: not only thowing open the engine rules (or thowing away the rule book) but weight, width, driver position, fuel capacity... Just about everything.  Audi really have to start from scratch again like Porsche don't they?  But Porsche havent have to share their development with a 2013 effort..?


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    Yep, both will start from scratch with toyota. Well done Toyota!!! Its running!


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    ...and another Japanese one too..?


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Budster:

    ...and another Japanese one too..?

    Nissan will possibly arrive in 2015.


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    But might be in garage 56 in 2014 as a factory team.


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    Budster:

    But might be in garage 56 in 2014 as a factory team.

    They will be next year with super electro deltawing, but I doubt that they will be able to show competitive times.


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    It is a CRAZY race


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    I understand that they've pulled out of the Deltawing project.  I might be wrong.

    Rain now playing havoc with an hour to go!  Porsche didn't come in for wets....??


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    Re: Le Mans 2013

    'Coup de théâtre sur coup de théâtre' sums it up pretty well at the moment...


     
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