2018 24 Hours of Le Mans

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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  2. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Thanks for posting this FLRF . I was just starting to read up on it today after Alonso only really
    wanted to talk about it post - Montreal ...lol. Hope everyone interested gets Velocity. If not
    they will probably stream it on the FIA WEC site. With the schedule up above, I cant figure out
    if they will have a nite practice. Would like to watch that on a stream.
     
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  3. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    They'll stream all of practice, qualifying, and the race on Motor Trend On Demand. I think they offer a two-week free trial.
     
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  4. FLRacingFan

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  5. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

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    Support race. You will see a few familiar names in these sessions. Should be entertaining non the less.
     
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  6. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

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  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    #3 Rebellion and #10 DragonSpeed went quicker in Free Practice than the #1 Porsche that led FP last year. Fuel economy obviously won't favor the nonhybrids but if Toyota screw up they're plenty quick enough to take advantage.
     
  8. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Having a hard time finding a good live quali link. The only thing I can find
    is a live in car Rebellion sponsored by Motul. Do you have any ideas? Post a
    link if you have one. Thanks!
     
  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    I hope some simple coverage appears at the last minute, I have been trying off and on for months trying to get Fox Sports Go to work. Finally got a hold of a tech and he was like oh you can't do it from our sign up page.(like why is it there then?) 10 minutes later he calls me back and it looks like it is working now.
     
  10. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Found a link !
     
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  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Been following along here: https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/n...ns-24-hours-qualifying-as-it-happens-1046102/

    MTOD quality/reliability is spotty at work for me. Don't know if that's how it always is though. Can't wait to just to watch the whole thing on one channel on Saturday.
     
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  13. rd45usa

    rd45usa Team Owner

    Another link for live qualifying.
     
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  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  15. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

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  16. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

  17. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    Who is the competition in P1 for Toyota?
     
  18. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Themselves, Rebellion, and SMP...most likely in that order.
     
  19. Taco

    Taco Team Owner

    You a link for live scoring?
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  21. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    I am confused, did I hear they have to pit every 14 laps ? A new race regulation?
    If that's true, that's disappointing. Teams should manage their own strategy when it
    comes to that.
     
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  22. StandOnIt

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  23. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I have velocity! That’s awesome
     
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  24. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    14 lap max stints for GTE classes. Terrible regulation, everyone hates it. Honestly most of the ACO should just be bound, gagged, and thrown into a closet. Most racing series try to regulate everything down to the most minute details these days but this in particular is just asinine.

    The SRO were the first to do this crap with events like the 24 Hours of Spa and now its trickling down.
     
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  25. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Thanks for that clarification FRF.

    Pink Pig leading GTE Pro at the moment. I just like saying that !
     
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  26. DewChaser988

    DewChaser988 NASCAR fan since 1998

    Looks like the SMP #17 turned into a grenade
     
  27. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Rebellion and LMP2 are our remaining hopes.

    I really don't want Toyota to win tbh. It'd feel awfully hollow.
     
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  28. jws926

    jws926 Nissan Is Love, Nissan Is Life

    What a silly regulation , I really hope no one from NASCAR is watching
     
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  29. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Watch em break 3 minutes from the end again lol
     
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  30. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I didn't know I had it, I googled and there it was DirectTv channel 281.
     
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  31. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Reducing the size of the LMP cockpit by 50% and slapping it on an F1 car, doors and all, is infinitely better than the halo.


    Also, I’m a pirate asf, raw feed stream on the YouTube and radio lemans on my phone. Thanks WEC
     
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  32. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    The pink pig needs a BBQ restaurant sponsor somewhere on there.
     
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  33. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I hope this is terminal for the #7 Toyota...
     
  34. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    uh oh. DOH ! #7 Yoda laboring and limping home to the pits.

    Now its back on pace. Whats happening ? In the pits and back out. Strange.
     
  35. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Bourdais was pissed about this, and had a right to be, IMO. Mako was all over the place. What a battle though.

     
  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Toyota forgot to put fuel in the car LOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME.

    Get real. Way too much timely nonsense happening to the #7 for me not to believe Toyota have rigged this for Alonso.
     
  37. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Certainly not passing a wiff test with me.
     
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  38. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Toyota are now saying Kobayashi forgot to pit earlier...also makes no sense to me. They would've been telling him to pit and put down a good in-lap the entire time.
     
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  39. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Well thar she goes, as they say in the UK somewhere , "done and dusted".
    Not an epic race by any means however there were a few nice GT battles.
    Dangest thing I saw all race was that #17 prototype flying off course at 200mph
    with what looked like a stuck throttle and no brakes. Then the driver calls the pits
    on his cell phone for instructions which included remove all rear body work
    and drive slowly back to pits. He got 10 ft before it caught fire in the engine area.

    Congrats to Toyota for slam dunking this years crown.
    So now we wait and see if anyone steps forward to challenge Toyota for next years crown.
     
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  40. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I'm happy for Kazuki and Seb considering their car broke down in the last portion of the race at one point.

    Bummed for my guy Koboyashi when I saw that, too.
     
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