Discussion in 'General Motorsport' started by FB, Feb 2, 2017.
#2 Porsche can still win...
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(Although I think I did tip the #38...)
I did get to see the superb finish to the GTE Pro class on YouTube. You have to feel for the Corvette team but then Aston Martin won so I don't feel too bad.
Really enjoyed the 24 hour again. I will actually go to the race one day! It's on my to do list.
feel for Toyota as can imagine bosses turning up tuesday well it can only better this year as it cant possibly get worse but it did. but they did get 37pts for 2nd for championship points which is only positive they can take (i know they have 5 podiums presentations, what happened to 3rd place class trophy on LMP1 podiums if only 2 finishes)
amazing effort by lmp2 who redeemed themselves with a fantastic drive to take 2nd 3rd overall & create history by leading with an hr to go. that last lap drama kept up by gt pro great drive to keep pressure up but what looked to me like broke problem cost chevolet. but nice see Aston martin win on this cars finale. & as it turns out ford werent sandbagging. really we nearly had a British clean sweep with Jarvis Turner & Stevens. damn porsches
end of something unwittingly philosophical. that race with porsche coming back from 20 laps down is great motto for life. no matter how bleak or hopeless it seems or how you feel you have no hope, never give up hope keep plugging away. Because you never know what is around the corner
Toyota were expected to walk it, so credit to Porsche and the all-star #1 crew of Lotterer, Jani and Tandy for never giving them space to relax. Thomas Laurent drove with astonishing maturity in the #38 LMP2 winning car, putting other teenagers (hi Max, hello Lance) to shame with his calmness and compusure in heavier traffic than an F1 driver will experience in a whole season. A bright future for that boy.
If ever the action in the top classes went quiet, there was always a tussle going on in GTE-Pro. The rulemakers did just as good a job this year as they did a bad one last, so credit to the ACO and all concerned. Got to feel for the Corvette team, losing out on the last two laps to arch-rivals Aston and Ford. They'll be motivated for next year.
They didn't. The World Endurance Championship is open to LMP1 and LMP2 cars, so they score points for their 7th position overall.
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In 1988 there were 30 group C1 cars.
So that's a one-two in the class for Jackie Chan then.
i was going off eurosport in closing stages as they were saying they get 37 (pole - 1pt & 2nd 18 x 2)
Toyota score 5 points at Le Mans, 4 for for its race result and one for its pole.Which is bound to increase slightly now that the Rebellion has been disqualified.
Season 2017 - FIA World Endurance Championship
Honda will join Cadillac, Nissan and Mazda in the IMSA championship next season, with a DPi prototype run by America's greatest team, Penske.
And then this week it was revealed that the world's greatest sportscar team, Joest Racing, will take over the Mazda programme in IMSA for 2018.
If LMP1 continues to struggle, this category could become of interest to the ACO...
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