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Old 06-13-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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Andy Blackmore spotter guide: http://www.spotterguides.com/portfolio/17lm/

Entry List (non picture): http://assets.lemans.org/explorer/pd...-mans-2017.pdf

FIA WEC spotter guides: http://assets.lemans.org/explorer/pd...-mans-2017.pdf

DSC GTE AM Preview: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/0...-1-gte-am.html

DSC GTE Pro Preview: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/0...2-gte-pro.html

DSC LMP2 Preview: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/0...rt-3-lmp2.html

DSC LMP1 Preview: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/0...rt-4-lmp1.html

La Sarthe, France Weather: http://www.accuweather.com/en/fr/le-...orecast/135975

Radio Lemans Audio Countdown to Lemans Previews of the Classes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/...d83115817?mt=2

www.fiawec.com
www.lemans.org
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WEDNESDAY 6.14.17
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Free Practice1 10:00am - 2:00pm (RLM audio or WEC app)
Qualifying1 4:00pm - 6:00pm (RLM audio or WEC app)

THURSDAY 6.15.17
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Qualifying2 1:00pm - 3:00pm (RLM audio or WEC app)
Qualifying3 4:00pm - 6:00pm (RLM audio or WEC app)

SATURDAY 6.17.17
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WarmUP 3:00am - 3:45am (RLM audio or WEC app)
Race 9:00am ----> 24hrs (FS1, FS2, FSgo)


RACE
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FS1 8:30am-10am
FS2 1pm-1am
FS1 1am-9:30am
Entire race on FSGO
All times EST

$10 gets you the whole race tv footage via the WEC app or website.
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First practice session now GREEN.
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FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN LE MANS:

Last night I watched an excellent, must-see NEW documentary about the race.
It's called Le Mans: Racing is Everything
Available now from Amazon for streaming.
Amazon Amazon


It gives a bit of history of the race, but is primarily a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 race.
VERY eye-opening and entertaining to boot.

The video is superb.
Shot with 4K cameras.
Available in UHD HDR, 1080p, etc.

I can't recommend this enough...a 3hr warmup for the race that will be hard to forget.
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EDIT. I'm going to post results in this thread. If you don't want to see them, don't read anymore....



Free Practice 1 in the books. Not totally sure we can read too much into the times, and I think the weather was a little warm by Le Mans standards.

Ferrari led GTE-Pro with a 3:54.832 Followed by:
Aston Martin
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Corvette #63 3:56.004
Ferrari
Aston Martin (GTE-AM, Leader)
Ford 3:56.563
Corvette #64 3:58.934
Ford
Porsche
Porsche
Ford
Ford


The Labre Corvette was 5th in GTE-AM behind the Aston above, and 3 Ferraris.

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Two flying laps into qualifying session 1 and we can see the speed that was being hidden already.

Aston leads with 3:52.1, Ferrari at 3:52.2, Porsche at 3:54.5, and Ford at 3:55.1.
Corvette at 3:56.7.

I'll expect these times to come down as the tweak setups. 2 more qualifying sessions tomorrow as well.
Dusk, so I imagine the weather is getting cooler which will help. I
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Free Practice 1 in the books. Not totally sure we can read too much into the times, and I think the weather was a little warm by Le Mans standards.

Ferrari led GTE-Pro with a 3:54.832 Followed by:
Aston Martin
Ferrari
Aston Martin
Corvette #63 3:56.004
Ferrari
Aston Martin (GTE-AM, Leader)
Ford 3:56.563
Corvette #64 3:58.934
Ford
Porsche
Porsche
Ford
Ford


The Labre Corvette was 5th in GTE-AM behind the Aston above, and 3 Ferraris.

Aston 2nd in GTE-Pro??
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Aston 2nd in GTE-Pro??
Yes, for Free Practice.

The first qualifying practice just ended. This is how they will start unless faster times are turned in the next 2 sessions. I've listed fastest time for the first car of each manufacturer. Not sure if everyone is running for ultimate time in this session, but I suspect this is pretty close to the order we have. Aston and Ferraris are close, with the Ford, Porsche and Corvette in a second pack 2-3 seconds back.


GTE Pro:
1. Aston Martin: 3:52.1
2 Ferrari: 3:52.2
3 Ferrari
4 Aston
5 Ford 3:54.1
6 Porsche 3:54.2
7 Ferrari
8 Porsche
9 Corvette #63 3:54.8 (set last lap of session)
10 Corvette #64 3:54.9
11 Ford
12 Ford
13 Ford

The Larbre Corvette is 5th in GTE-AM. If you recall they were the "Art" car. Had an accident in practice, and don't have any extra "Art" body panels. The rear is plane yellow at this point. Not sure if the artist is on site or has materials to make another one. At least it is only the rear.
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Wow good for Aston...
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Qualifying #2 session has begun. Red Flag for a P2 incident 17 minutes in.

Ford has found their magic and jumped to 3rd with a 3:52.5.

Corvette #64 has jumped the Porsches as well with a 3.53.6 -1.4 seconds off the Aston.
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Is there any way someone could merge these Le Mans threads?
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51 minutes Red flag in qualifying 2. After the re-start, times are really coming down.

The other Aston now takes the pole with a 3:51.9, giving them 1 and 2.
Ford's top car at 3:52.5 (4th)
Corvettes 8th and 9th 3:53.1 and 53.3.

I'll update when the session is over...
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Fastest OVERALL lap of Lemans set by #7 Toyota TS050 at 3.14.7xx

Wow.
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I'm pulling for Toyota to FINALLY get one.
They have spent a bajillion bucks over the years.
Gotta feel a little sorry for 'em after a certain point...
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I've been pulling for Toyota since they started back in 2012. I really hope they pull it off. Sadly, I don't think it'll feel as good as it would have last year with Audi involved.
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#4 looks like currently 3rd in class with 24 min...

EDIT: Correction, the #4 not the #3

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Because of the delay for Qualifying 2, they had just a short break before qualifying 3. Alsmost in and out. Night qualifying now. Corvette had a good time in 2, but just set a very good time in qualifying 3. As tthey run, 10 minutes into Qualifying 3 (and final)

Aston 3:51.8
#64 Corvette 3:52.0
Ferrari 3:52.1
Aston
Ferrari
Porsche 3:52.1
Ferrari
Ford 3:52.5
Ford
Porsche
Ford
#63 Corvette 3:52.9
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IF everyone is really running hard, to have the whole field within 7/10ths is amazing.

The Astons and Ferraris seem to be able to consistently turn quick laps more than some of the others, but this is all you can ask for. Every car has a chance.

I'll root for Toyota, but I'm not sure P1 will come down to speed. It usually doesn't...
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Does anyone have a link to the Radio LeMans studio feed? I am streaming the audio.
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1 hour to go.

Night air bringing times down. After hanging onto 1st for a couple of laps, Corvette goes to second behind a Ford, followed by a Porsche. None of the Ferraris have seemed to run a lap for time this session, and one of the Aston's hasn't been out for a at speed lap yet. They may be using this just as some good night practice, we'll see.

The Larbre Corvette is currently #1 in GTE-AM, and looks great at night.


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