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    24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

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    Some pictures of the Porsche Teams setting up:

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    This might be the first year in some time that I miss it. I told myself awhile ago that I could no longer justify paying an exorbitant bill for cable anymore. I have been missing some of the GP's but Le Mans will be rough. If I spend enough time on ten-tenths I will probably find a stream.

    Who do you favor in the protos?


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

     To be honest with you, the protos are of little interest to me. I don't enjoy watching diesel cars absolutely annihilating the rest of the field due to regulation advantages.

    For me (until Porsche eventually build a LMP1) I'll be concentrating on the GT2 race.

    But to directly answer your question; I think Audi has not yet shown what the R15 can do.


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

     Some more pictures:

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Thanks for the pics - I am looking forward to the practice-sessions live on TV this week on EUROSPORT. Smiley

    Blueflame Smiley


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Why is it that there are no RS Spyders entered in LMP2?

    Every year I enjoy watching the UK-guys getting ready for their yearly migration to Le Mans, can't wait to join them.

    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=25&t=764556&mid=0&nmt=Your%20Car%20Stickered%20Up%20For%20Le%...!


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    There are no RS Spyder at Le Mans this year, as there is only one team racing it in the US. The RS Spyder Program is terminated, and by the end of this year, there will be no more Spyders racing anywhere in the world.

    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Pillet/Narac/Long IMSA Matmut RSR


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Whenever I get my home done I will definitely watch this on the big screen with my nice speakers.

     

    absolute classic

     

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Those were the days!

     

    BTW  - In homage to the early days, the start this year, will have all the drivers walk across the track (health & safety) and get into their cars (parked in fish bone style).


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Spyderidol:
    There are no RS Spyder at Le Mans this year, as there is only one team racing it in the US. The RS Spyder Program is terminated, and by the end of this year, there will be no more Spyders racing anywhere in the world.

    That doesn't mean there cannot be any private teams that enter an RS Spyder for the 24h? They were very successfull last year, it would seem a logical choice to enter one as a privateer in 2010, but they don't.

    Sure it isn't something with regulations?


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    No - It is very expensive to run a RS Spyder. There are only a few teams that have the funds available to do so.

    Porsche has stopped making any updates on the car, and will not supply the engineers (that must be present when a team runs the car) by the end of this year.  In fact - they stopped at the end of last year, but made a special deal with Cytosport for this year (ALMS).

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Felbermayr Cars after  scrutineering.

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Here are the boys!

    The car to watch is the one with the white mirrors (on the left)

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    This will be the slowest Porsche. It is manned by a full non-pro driver lineup.


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    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Spyderidol, Thanks for the pictures. I too find GT series more interesting then LMP cars.  Rumor has it Audi is considering a move  away from LMP to GT series. There just some great racing going on this year in LMS and ALMS with GT cars.


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    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    You are welcome!

    That rumor has just been debunked. Audi have said that they are already working on the successor to the R15. It is referred to internally as the R18.

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Thanks for the clarification Spyderidol!


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

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    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Here is what i consider to be the 4th fastest Porsche (overall) , but ironically stands a good chance of being the quickest in qualifying (thanks to Bergmeister)

    C14-10_LM_pesagel_Lizards.JPG


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    I have a very good feeling about this Porsche. This car could just be the one to bring the GT2 Le Mans win back for Porsche (if all goes well for them)

    J5-2010_LeMans_LundiPesage_J122.jpg

    J5-2010_LeMans_LundiPesage_J168.jpg


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Spyderidol:

    This will be the slowest Porsche. It is manned by a full non-pro driver lineup.


    Good for them!!! Smiley I would love to be part of the team!!!


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    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Just a reminder that tomorrow the cars will be on  the track!

    Here is the schedule for the next days:

    Wednesday 9 June

    16:00 – 20 :00 Free practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

    20:30 – 21:30 Free practice sessions Porsche Carrera Cup

    21:00 - 24:00 Concert

    22:00 – 24:00 Qualifying practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

     

    Thursday 10 June

     

    16:00 – 17;00 Qualifying practice sessions Group C

    17:30 – 18:30 Qualifying practice sessions Porsche Carrera Cup

    19:00 – 21:00 Qualifying practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

    21:15 – 21:35 Qualifying Practice Sessions GP ELEC

    22:00 – 24:00 Qualifying practice sessions 24 Heures du Mans

     

    Friday 11 June


    10:00 – 20:00 Pit Walk

    18:00 – 19:00 Drivers' parade (City centre)
     

     

    Saturday 12 June
     

    09.00 - 09:45 Warm-Up 24 Heures du Mans

    10:00 – 10:40 Race Porsche Carrera Cup

    11:05 – 11:50 Race GP ELEC

    14:22 Beginning of starting procedure 24 Heures du Mans

    15:00 Start of the 78th race of the 24 Heures du Mans

    21 :00 – 00 :00 Concert

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

     What an awesome week it must be if you're there. Thousands of likeminded people, tons of activities to go and see, an atmosphere brimming with history. I would love to be a part of it.


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Unfortunately I will have to watch it on TV. I have not been since 1999, but each year I follow it religiously. (DSTV from South Africa usually provides about 100% coverage of the race)

    I have made a promise to return to Le Mans when Porsche have a LMP1 car able to win overall.

    It is an amazing experience!

     


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Spyderidol:

    I have a very good feeling about this Porsche. This car could just be the one to bring the GT2 Le Mans win back for Porsche (if all goes well for them)

    J5-2010_LeMans_LundiPesage_J168.jpg


    I agree with that. Richard Westbrook must be one of the fastest men on a 911, Timo Scheider (two-time DTM champion) will have the skill to adapt quickly. Surprising to see that young Marco Holzer is in the line-up as well. Curious how he will fair compared to the two other drivers, if all goes well it might provide compensation for him after the loss at the Nürburgring 24h.


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    I think Marco will do very well indeed! They are all Le Mans virgins, so it will be interesting to see how quickly they adapt, and which one will be faster. Anyway, the good thing is that all three of them will be able to keep that Porsche pedaling at a good rate of speed contrary to some other more famous teams that will lose 5 or 6 seconds per lap once their non-pro drivers are at the wheel.


    Re: 24hrs of Le Mans • June, 6th – 13th 2010

    Yes, quite surprising to see someone like Bergmeister in a customer-based team. Obviously 2010 is a transition year for Porsche in Le Mans but do you know of any significant modifications on the RSR for this season?

    The race should be quite exciting, especially in this class, with Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche providing some serious contenders for the victory. Unlike you, I will also follow the battle of the vacuum cleaners...


     
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