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    Le-Mans 2017 race thread

    Havent been on here for few days. Been busy with the AF Corse fanpage. Sorry.

    What a week, seen the lap record smashed, well in all classes lap records smashed. Everyone is happy with the cars and set ups. I spoke to Francesco yesterday morning, asked if he and car was ok after spin on Thursday night. He said, he good, he tried to take the first corner flatout. He also said, the car is setup for quick race pace. Very happy. I also spoke to couple friends who work on #71 #51 cars. They all pumped up for this, Cars are right where they want them. Felt sorry or Lucas Di, but we got super sub Michele in. He did text me Thursday, we had nice little chat. He so excited.

    Looking forward to this.
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    Weather looks good so far. If the temp is 30 and above, cars with no air con, will be limited to 80 minutes driver stints. Think Toyota do not have air con. Porsche do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Weather looks good so far. If the temp is 30 and above, cars with no air con, will be limited to 80 minutes driver stints. Think Toyota do not have air con. Porsche do.
    yup.....pitting will be important due to this circumstance; Porsche has the upperhand due to air con.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    yup.....pitting will be important due to this circumstance; Porsche has the upperhand due to air con.
    Porsche air con, is not that great. But still slight advantage over Toyota. We see how the drivers and tyres go. With hotter track/air temps they will run harder tyres. Slightly lower race pace until tonight.

    Im really excited about this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Porsche air con, is not that great. But still slight advantage over Toyota. We see how the drivers and tyres go. With hotter track/air temps they will run harder tyres. Slightly lower race pace until tonight.

    Im really excited about this one.
    yep....Would have been nice if the Joest Audi teams were present instead of just Porsche and Toyota.....ups the battle even more; to bad they dropped out to persue another

    venue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    yep....Would have been nice if the Joest Audi teams were present instead of just Porsche and Toyota.....ups the battle even more; to bad they dropped out to persue another

    venue.
    They pulled out because of the diesel scandal. Plus they could not race under the banner of "clean diesel" anymore. Even though diesel isnt clean in the first place. But, hey-ho. But up in LPM1, going be good fight and race between Toyota and Porsche. My eyes and 99% of attention will be with GTE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    My eyes and 99% of attention will be with GTE

    yeeeess. That looks to be epic. I'm all Ferrari but Porsche looks highly likely to win. Mid-engine Porsche thereby moving the diffuser back even more. They

    seemed to have found a loophole in the rules; nothing new here.

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    Ford jumps to the top during warmup.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    Ford jumps to the top during warmup.....
    nothing to worry about, it was warm up. No one was going to push for a time.
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    Excited and ready for this, I'll be mainly be following GTE this year, I hope all the Ferraris can stay out of trouble! not to fussed about LMP1 this year, would love to see a P2 car on the overall podium tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Excited and ready for this, I'll be mainly be following GTE this year, I hope all the Ferraris can stay out of trouble! not to fussed about LMP1 this year, would love to see a P2 car on the overall podium tomorrow.
    With their pace think we could see LMP2 on overall podium. That is if none of the LMP1s hit major troubles. I will update when i can about pitstops and cars going. Luca doesnt use his hone much doing races. But Sebastien (air gun on #51 Valentino (wheel changer #51) and Joackim somethimes do. Joackim is on #54 car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    With their pace think we could see LMP2 on overall podium. That is if none of the LMP1s hit major troubles.
    funny you mention this as the LMP2 have caught up with the LMP1's. Prototypes "used" to be the forerunner of future production cars. I think we need to go back to basics. Oh well.

    thanks for the updates.

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    Thanks as always Rob for keeping us up to date
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    Toyota #9 sustains front wing damage(right) by the bollar at Tetre Rouge

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    collision with the Porsche #88 and the Ligier #26

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    Keeping up with the race as best I can, but disappointed to see Aston, Ford and Porsche currently ahead of us, still it's a long old haul and hopefully we can keep up the pressure and come good later on. Buon coraggio ragazzi!

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    What was that lmp2 car doing should get heavily penalized for that

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    They will be. The onus is always on the faster car to avoid slower classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    yeeeess. That looks to be epic. I'm all Ferrari but Porsche looks highly likely to win. Mid-engine Porsche thereby moving the diffuser back even more. They

    seemed to have found a loophole in the rules; nothing new here.
    the setupp is the same as us and Ford. As the 2016 GTE regs. Porsche has not got "secret" layout its the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wisepie View Post
    Keeping up with the race as best I can, but disappointed to see Aston, Ford and Porsche currently ahead of us, still it's a long old haul and hopefully we can keep up the pressure and come good later on. Buon coraggio ragazzi!
    Spoke to Sebastien 10 minutes ago. The car s all good we got the pace. All on same lap.
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    I'm guessing there is no salvaging the #82?
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    Good. 7 minute penalty.
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    Oh goody a penalty coming up for the #98 Aston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Oh goody a penalty coming up for the #98 Aston.
    Or not as of yet.
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    20:46 Wee has spun the #60 Clearwater Ferrari, not for the first time, and is beached in the gravel at Mulsanne Corner. Clearwater will be hoping for a revival, but we don't give it much credence.
    Made me laugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 458 Italia View Post
    Or not as of yet.
    stll have not heard anything. May not get one

    Anyway, checking our lap times, we good. We doing same, give a tenth or 2 as the front runners at moment. Im waiting for the cooler track temps during the night. We may see James and Ale triple stint to really take it to the front runners
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