2011 24 Heures du Mans - 79th Grand Prix d'Endurance, June 11-12 - Race Week Thread

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Right, two weeks until Le Mans and one week until official scrutineering starts in the Place des Jacobins in the center of Le Mans. The big event of the year in endurance racing is almost upon us, so... this thread should be for everything related to Le Mans itself now.

Entry list: http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers...ans/reglements/2011-engages-24h-auto-2011.pdf

Scrutineering schedule: http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers...ay-administrative-checkings-scrutineering.pdf

Timetable of race week: http://www.lemans.org/fr/courses/24h/infos-pratique/horaires.html

Weather forecasts at the moment predict relatively high temperatures, compared to the chilly nature of the test day. Audi were faster in the colder conditions at that time, Peugeot were faster at Spa on a hot day, so it'll be interesting to see how the balance swings between these two.


So... the major stories: Audi vs. Peugeot (round 16) in LMP1, everyone vs. everyone and his dog in GTE. Bring it on! :D

Personally, I'm backing the Pugs in P1 and the Porsches in GTE.
 

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Can't wait ! Looks like I have to watch ''Truth in 24'' again to get myself fired up for the big week....
 

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Can't wait ! Looks like I have to watch ''Truth in 24'' again to get myself fired up for the big week....

Hah! I'll do that too!

Already took sunday off work (in Israel we work on sundays) and I'm definitely ready for this one.
 

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For those of you that plan to watch Le Mans from the US on SPEED, here's the TV schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, June 11
Le Mans 24 Hours: The Start (Circuit de la Sarthe) 8:30 a.m.*
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying 11:30 a.m.*
Le Mans 24 Hours (SPEED.com Live Streaming) 11:30 a.m.*
Formula One Qualifying 2:00 p.m.
Le Mans 24 Hours: Evening 3:30 p.m.*
ARCA Racing Series (Pocono Int?l Raceway) 8:00 p.m.
Le Mans 24 Hours (SPEED.com Live Streaming) 8:00 p.m.*
AMA Pro Motocross (High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa.) 10:00 p.m.
Le Mans 24 Hours: Night into Day 11:00 p.m.*


Sunday, June 12
Le Mans 24 Hours: The Finish 6:00 a.m.*
SPEED Center 9:30 a.m.*
 

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Nice, thanks for that. They are putting a lot more on air than I thought they would. Can't complain about that.
 

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Can't wait ! Looks like I have to watch ''Truth in 24'' again to get myself fired up for the big week....

Great stuff, that's my habit as well a weekend before the race!

Some other race resources:
Andy Blackmoore created a spotter guide for this year's race as well, definitely worth a check: http://spotterguides.com/

Radio Le Mans will broadcast their LMP1 preview tomorrow, GTE preview can be found on their site (http://www.radiolemans.com)
 

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Not quite as nice as the sound of the old V12, but...


:jawdrop:
 

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Here are the air times of German Eurosport:

Montag (06.06.):
19:30-20:00 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport

Dienstag (07.06.):
19:30-20:00 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport

Mittwoch (08.06.):
18:00-20:00 - Freies Training - Eurosport2
19:30-20:00 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport
22:00-00:00 - 1.Qualifying - Eurosport2

Donnerstag (09.06.):
19:00-20:00 - 2.Qualifying - Eurosport2
19:30-20:00 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport
20:00-21:00 - 2.Qualifying - Eurosport
22:00-00:00 - 3.Qualifying - Eurosport

Freitag (10.06.):
19:30-20:00 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport

Samstag (11.06.):
09:00-10:00 - Warm Up - Eurosport
10:00-11:00 - Le Mans Classic Rennen - Eurosport
11:00-12:15 - Ferrari Challenge Europa Rennen - MotorsTV
14:15-16:15 - Rennen - Eurosport
16:15-20:30 - Rennen - Eurosport2
20:00-20:30 - 24 Minuten von Le Mans - Eurosport
20:30-22:30 - Rennen - Eurosport
22:30-00:00 - Rennen - Eurosport2

Sonntag (12.06.):
00:00-09:30 - Rennen - Eurosport
09:30-10:00 - Rennen - Eurosport2
10:00-11:45 - Rennen - Eurosport
11:45-13:00 - Rennen - Eurosport2
13:00-15:30 - Rennen - Eurosport

Some live streams:

Audi: http://www.audi-microsites.com/lemans/
Peugeot: http://www.peugeot-sport.com/en/home.html
Eurosport has a paid 24h live stream online too: http://www.eurosportplayer.de/ 4.90?/month




Some pics http://www.endurance-info.com/version2/galerie-photo.php?page=771&np=1
 
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the eurosport feeds will most likely also be available here (for free)

http://www.fromsportcom.com/c-10.html


i hooked up a second laptop to my tv, and am following practise atm :cool:

kinda sucks that the final stages of le mans will be during F1 :(



EDIT: suddenly realised i have eurosport2 on cable, why watch an internetstream? :bangin:
 
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Peugeots are looking strong again, let's see if they can keep their cars running all the way to the end this time. If they do this years race should be Peugeot's.
 

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Just watched free practice but I'm still a newbie to LeMans (I watched it a bit last year) can everyone give me a really short heads up on the structure of the weekend please?
 
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