2011 Endurance Racing Thread

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I'm really enjoying the Silverstone 6 hours so far. Mcnish and Bourdais are really going at it, they've overtaken each other like 6 times now fighting for the lead.
 

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congrats to peugeot, i was rooting for audi though

awesome battle in GT as well! i loved the battle between that BMW, porsche and ferrari for 3rd place!
 

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I've been rooting for Pagenaud recently, he seems to always get thrown at the deep end nowadays and he always rises to the occasion. So I'm bloody chuffed with the overall result. :D

Also, OAK Racing on the overall podium! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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I really hope they will come back with the AMR-One as I liked it. Just hope they give it more time to properly develop it instead of using races to develop the car. It isn't even a year old and was just developed to fast and put out to quick. They should've stuck with the Lola AMR's this year and should've developed the AMR-One in private, because all the problem it has had was just the fault of the stupid development time.
 

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WEC adds Bahrein 6 hours to its calendar. Bit of a shame, especially considering the political situation. Also one of the worst circuits ever.
 

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Well... Zhuhai wraps up the season in familiar style, Peugeot finish 1-2 and Audi played pinball through the traffic to their cost. Except for Le Mans, Audi have been pounded into the ground this year, they were close to Peugeot all season in terms of pace, but crucially slightly slower, and overdriving to make up that deficit has been their undoing this season, particularly the self-inflicted wounds and mistakes in traffic.

Toyota coming in next year, potential of more involvement from Honda or Nissan... too bad about the Petit/Bahrain clash. But otherwise it's shaping up to be a great 2012 in sportscar racing. :)
 

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I think a major part of why the Audis have been in so many incidents this year is due to their lack of visibility. They've used an open-top car for 10 years or so and this was the first season in a long time where they've used a coupe.
 
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