2019 24 Hours of Le Mans

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Full race telecast on the Motor Trend TV (rebranded from Velocity) channel from 8 AM Saturday-9:30 AM Sunday Eastern.

    This will be the last Le Mans appearance for the factory Ford and BMW programs, and Corvette C7.R. End of a great era for pro GT racing here for sure.

    Entry list

    http://www.spotterguides.com/portfolio/19_lm/
     
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  2. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    Thank you FLracingfan.
     
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  3. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    **** BMW tbh, they always run with their tail between the legs when things don't go well. They didn't give the M8 program a true fair shake. Especially how long they sat on the Z4, a true shame.
     
  4. LouieLouie

    LouieLouie Team Owner

    Anyone else try to sign up for the motortrend subscription? I think there are too many people trying to register at the same time. It won't let me register. Kind of a bummer.
     
  5. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    I don't know if there is still a livestream on fiawec.com
    Used to be for free.
     
  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think it's geo-blocked in the USA...not sure though. I had heard others that had problems with it though. FIA and ACO are hardly fan-friendly...they shut down a very good fan-made live timing service a few days ago too.

    It'd be a shame if they can't get MTOD to work either. I'm watching on DirecTV at the moment.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    I'm watching on Eurosport. They are showing the whole race free-to-air. :)
     
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  8. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I like our current coverage here in the States better than what FOX did for us at least. Once they got rid of the SPEED channel a lot of it was online only or constantly bouncing between channels.

    Very good battle between SMP and Rebellion so far. And GTE-Pro is a dogfight.
     
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  10. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    check the lower right corner where they arrows are on the YouTube screen for the individual cars. The top one has the commentary
     
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  11. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I've always had a hard time watching LM compared to Daytona. Not sure why.

    Working on a pro-mod tonight, so I'm missing the first 2/3 of the race.
     
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  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Over four hours in and the top four cars in GTE-Pro are covered by less than two seconds. Pretty phenomenal.

    I've been surprised at the pace of the #8 Toyota compared to the #7. Seems a little strange to me.
     
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  13. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Satoshi Hoshino should have his license revoked - for race and street cars.
    That guy is just dangerous
     
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  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Brutal impact for the #64 Corvette. Don't know why they don't have all TECPRO or SAFER through the permanent parts of the circuit still.
    Isn't that the same guy who randomly spun on the Mulsanne earlier? Even for an Am, he seems like a real wanker.
     
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  15. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Commentators said he was involved in at least five accidents this week.
    And yes, he spun slowing down for a slow zone earlier today.
     
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  16. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The crash of the Rebellion #3 looked really strange to me.
     
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  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Both Rebellions out of contention now. Sad. And some of the debris got onto one of the SMPs too.
     
  18. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    The #3 lost only one lap. Wow.
     
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  19. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I can't believe they got away with no chassis damage there. Looks like they took it in to clean up some loose bits and then put a new nose clip on. Great!
     
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  20. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    According to Eurosport, Hoshino has voluntarily decided to not get into the car again.
    His car is currently sitting in the pits anyway.
     
  21. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I don't know what Chevrolet has found compared to last year, but the C7 has done a complete 180 from last year's race pace.
     
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  22. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Marcel Fässler has been fined €7,000 for the incident with Hoshino. No clue how that was his fault.
     
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  23. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    FIA stewarding strikes again.
     
  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Mike Conway is an absolute animal.

    I miss him in IndyCar.
     
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  25. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    He’s been the best Toyota driver so far. Really impressive.
     
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  26. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Buemi was about to go full Formula E send mode.

    That would have been disastrous.
     
  27. donthaveanickname

    donthaveanickname Team Owner

    Seeing that #95 Aston crash brings up horrible memories from 2013.
    Back then I learned that it is still possible to die in a race car.
     
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  28. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Wow, Sørensen just whacked the tire barrier at high-speed.

    He was limping, I know that had to hurt. Something had to break or something. He was carrying a lot of speed, I'm just glad he's out of the car under his own power.
     
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  29. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Odd-looking incident. Something may have broken. Brutal race for AMR, they got screwed with the post-qualifying BoP change IMO.

    It's sad how preventable that incident was. The portion of guardrail Allan hit had a tree directly behind it...

    [​IMG]
     
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  30. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Gutted for SMP, they had a great run going today with the 17. Solid trio of drivers as well.
     
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  31. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Second time a car running third overall has wrecked, after the #3 Rebellion early in the race. Sucks to see, even if Toyota have problems the chances of someone capitalizing on it is getting lower.
     
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  32. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I'd really like to see Conway/Koboyashi/Maria Lopez get it done. Would be fun to see my guy Koboyashi be on that top step.

    Honestly, I'd like to see a big name Toyota NASCAR driver at LeMans IMO. Kyle Busch would be interesting to see behind the wheel of one of these.
     
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  33. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    I wish there was better streaming than MotorTrend
     
  34. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle


    Wow. I never new this detail about this accident.



    Was able to catch an hour of the race or so at work. No MT channel anywhere else tho sooooo
     
  35. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I can PM you a link, if you want.
     
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  36. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    That's not just a regular brake change for the leading #92 Porsche.
     
  37. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Obligatory Kolles car breaking down...
     
  38. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Quality? I heard it was commercial-free so that's good at least.

    13 hours is a big achievement for them lol.
     
  39. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    Do it!
     
  40. Turtle84

    Turtle84 Watermelon Smasher

    Makes note... Pass this guy on the straights.
     
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