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(Le Mans TV)   Will Audi or Toyota be on top after two trips around the clock? Can the Delta Wing run a full 24 hours? Can the GM Chevy Corvettes defend their dual GTE titles from last year? It's your 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans discussion thread   (live.lemans-tv.com) divider line 219
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2012-06-16 08:00:55 AM
Woohoooo!!!!! Also let me say the Audi's are pure sex.

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2012-06-16 08:34:44 AM
Good morning all!

16 Pescarolo is a scratch following a warmup fire. That was the repurposed AMR-One from last year. So, that'll make four racing laps for the two AMR-Ones in two years of Le Mans competition.
 
2012-06-16 08:37:57 AM

Tsrwedge: So, that'll make four racing laps for the two AMR-Ones in two years of Le Mans competition.


Ouch.
 
2012-06-16 08:38:44 AM
BTW what happens if the Nissan Deltawing ends up beating the LMP1 cars? Can you say awwwwwkard?
 
2012-06-16 08:41:24 AM
oh boy, SPEED has two sets of commentators for the race. Let's see how long Scott Pruett can go before ripping off Bob Varsha's head.
 
2012-06-16 08:44:58 AM

WhyteRaven74: oh boy, SPEED has two sets of commentators for the race. Let's see how long Scott Pruett can go before ripping off Bob Varsha's head.


Dude, just listen to Radio Le Mans. Use Speed for pictures. (Also, Corvette stream is supposed to be at Speed streaming.)

DW was given a target time of 3:45 and it'shiat that fairly closely. Won't beat the P1s on speed, and I can't imagine all of the P1s having that much trouble. Would be amusing though to see everyone squirm about!
 
2012-06-16 08:46:57 AM

Tsrwedge: Dude, just listen to Radio Le Mans. Use Speed for pictures. (Also, Corvette stream is supposed to be at Speed streaming.)


hehe I may just watch the live stream that's linked to in the thread link up top. But I do need a good dose of "Really? REALLY? Oh come on..." inducing commentary first. For the lulz.
 
2012-06-16 08:48:32 AM
Oh as for how the DW does, weather may come into it too. If they get any rain, that could make things interesting.
 
2012-06-16 08:50:03 AM

WhyteRaven74: Tsrwedge: Dude, just listen to Radio Le Mans. Use Speed for pictures. (Also, Corvette stream is supposed to be at Speed streaming.)

hehe I may just watch the live stream that's linked to in the thread link up top. But I do need a good dose of "Really? REALLY? Oh come on..." inducing commentary first. For the lulz.


Holy crap. I'm subby and I didn't know there would be streams on that page. I just thought it was timing. That's awesome.
 
2012-06-16 08:56:08 AM
Huh, 16 may not have been retired after all.
 
2012-06-16 08:56:52 AM

Tsrwedge: Holy crap. I'm subby and I didn't know there would be streams on that page. I just thought it was timing. That's awesome.


hehe I didn't think there would be a stream there, I just figured I'd check the page to see how they'd do scoring. And there it is, a stream.
 
2012-06-16 08:58:42 AM
Vickers is racing today?

That's a weird chain of events. Mikey Waltrip teams with a sugar daddy, expands his NASCAR team, loses one of his part time drivers, Vickers fills in after Team Red Bull implodes, and Vickers winds up in Mikey's Le Mans ride.

Sure, why not?
 
2012-06-16 08:59:56 AM

Jensaarai: Sure, why not?


whiff of the old days when drivers would go all over driving anything they could. I mean how many different series did AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti race in?
 
2012-06-16 08:59:58 AM
Lol, euronascar.
 
2012-06-16 09:00:31 AM
Boogity, boogity, boogity!

/sorry couldn't help myself
 
2012-06-16 09:00:34 AM

WhyteRaven74: Jensaarai: Sure, why not?

whiff of the old days when drivers would go all over driving anything they could. I mean how many different series did AJ Foyt and Mario Andretti race in?


Race in ALL THE SERIES!

/boogity?
 
2012-06-16 09:02:53 AM

McNish secretly hates cameramen. He was hoping to finish the job of last year.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-16 09:04:36 AM

Jensaarai: i.imgur.com


And he walked away from that....
 
2012-06-16 09:09:16 AM
WHAR DELTA WING? WHAR!?
 
2012-06-16 09:12:32 AM

Jensaarai: WHAR DELTA WING? WHAR!?


Good question, you'd think they'd be showing it nonstop. Also nice job not explaining the different between the classes....
 
2012-06-16 09:18:42 AM
Oh right. World feed, just like F1. I forgot about that.
 
2012-06-16 09:24:24 AM

Jensaarai: Oh right. World feed, just like F1. I forgot about that.


At least they are bouncing around a bit. Though so far not a single shot of the deltawing.

Also, I'd love to Aston Martin win. Just wish they and Bentley were still doing prototypes.
 
2012-06-16 09:25:22 AM
24 minutes of racing before a commercial? Obviously not a NASCAR race....
 
2012-06-16 09:30:44 AM
17 DOME 102.5 FM back into its garage.
 
2012-06-16 09:30:56 AM
And both Pescarolos with problems.
 
2012-06-16 09:32:03 AM
There's the Batmobile.

So... I guess Bourdais isn't going to be racing Indycars in Milwaukee in a few hours?

/hope someone submitted a thread
//too early, can't think of headline
 
2012-06-16 09:33:40 AM
I just want to say that I am extremely disappointed to see that the Pugs are gone. Watching the Audis scramble trying to beat cars that were noticeably better was great theater.

And an Audi is already in the garage...
 
2012-06-16 09:34:12 AM

Jensaarai: There's the Batmobile.

So... I guess Bourdais isn't going to be racing Indycars in Milwaukee in a few hours?

/hope someone submitted a thread
//too early, can't think of headline


No, but we knew that. That team only has one Chevy engine, so Legge will leg that car round the ovals.

/Sorry.
 
2012-06-16 09:34:52 AM

Jensaarai: McNish secretly hates cameramen. He was hoping to finish the job of last year.


Notice the one photographer with back away from the accident. Deaf or something? Damn lucky a tire didn't break loose and take his/her head off.
 
2012-06-16 09:34:58 AM
Good morning, racing freaks! This is MY big racing event of the year.

Aaaand FINALLY some shots of the Nissan Delta Wing!
 
2012-06-16 09:36:00 AM
Audi doing one more lap than the Toyotas?

whar hybrid whar
 
2012-06-16 09:37:17 AM
Loving those 'gaggle shots', all those amazing cars dicing and passing.

Gonna go there, someday.

/Their audio technicians need to be shot, however.
 
2012-06-16 09:37:18 AM

bulldg4life: Audi doing one more lap than the Toyotas?


No biggie, just ran an extra lap before pitting.
 
2012-06-16 09:37:43 AM

TheRealBillBrasky: Jensaarai: McNish secretly hates cameramen. He was hoping to finish the job of last year.

Notice the one photographer with back away from the accident. Deaf or something? Damn lucky a tire didn't break loose and take his/her head off.


Had music blaring on headphones, apparently. The ACO issued a memo to the press banning iPods and other mp3 players while inside the fences.
 
2012-06-16 09:40:23 AM
Good Morning Gentlemen and (early) Happy Father's Day, I look forward to LeMans every year. I have on Speed TV for pictures and with the Corvette stream using the headphones listening to that sweet V8 singing down the straights . I'll be here all weekend !!
 
2012-06-16 09:41:21 AM

WhyteRaven74: bulldg4life: Audi doing one more lap than the Toyotas?

No biggie, just ran an extra lap before pitting.


Audi hybrids (diesel) also have a smaller fuel tank than the Toyota petrol hybrids.
 
2012-06-16 09:41:30 AM
Hmmmm what if Adrian Newey designed a car for Le Mans?
 
2012-06-16 09:43:29 AM
That whistle fizz has GOT to be annoying
 
2012-06-16 09:49:59 AM
Anyone else really miss the days of the Group C cars?
 
2012-06-16 09:53:34 AM
LMP 1/2 Cars: Every asshole on the freeway that flashes their lights at you when you're already doing 20 over the limit
 
2012-06-16 09:54:22 AM

WhyteRaven74: Hmmmm what if Adrian Newey designed a car for Le Mans?


Probably fairly close to the Red Bull cars from Gran Turismo 4.
 
2012-06-16 09:54:27 AM

WhyteRaven74: Anyone else really miss the days of the Group C cars?


So much this.

/Good morning ya'll.
 
2012-06-16 09:57:03 AM

summersa74: Probably fairly close to the Red Bull cars from Gran Turismo 4.


Probably but would be awesome to see.

fatalvenom: So much this.


It was fun when everyone ran totally different engines and it was cool because the rules allowed it. Also the cars looked so so awesome.
 
2012-06-16 10:04:09 AM
MAN, I love this race course. Houses, trees, a FARKING FERRIS WHEEL....*sigh*
 
2012-06-16 10:06:15 AM
Ferrari: now with People Power!
 
2012-06-16 10:06:27 AM
I am going to need picture in picture so I can watch US Open and Le Mans at the same time...
 
2012-06-16 10:07:51 AM
I think #74 Corvette setting up for a pass ? GOT HIM !!!
 
2012-06-16 10:08:12 AM
For those unfamiliar with Group C the big thing was mileage, outside of Le Mans the races were 1,000km, 620 miles, and the cars could only make 5 stops for fuel and the fuel tanks 100 liters, so in effect cars were limited to 600 liters for 1,000 km. However, as far as the engines went, anything went, V-6s with and without turbos, V-8s, V-12s and Mazda ran a rotary engine.
 
2012-06-16 10:08:52 AM
If they made a car that looked like the Audis and sounded like the Corvettes, I just might want to marry it.
 
2012-06-16 10:09:20 AM
McNish just about took out everyone
 
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