Le Mans 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
If the beginning of the international motorsports is said to begin with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the end of the calendar is said to be when Formula 1's season wraps up for the year, then it might be a safe bet to assume that the mid-point is when teams and drivers from near and far gather on eight miles of French blacktop for the annual twice-around-the-clock endurance classic. With numerous marques such as Audi, Peugeot, Ford, Ferrari, Honda, Porsche, BMW and Chevrolet among others, it once again promises to be a shootout among the sport's best.



Track Map, Circuit de la Sarthe

Some links of interest.....................
24 Hours of LeMans Main Page
Entry List, 2010 24 Hours of LeMans

Event Schedule....................
--6 June 2010: Scrutineering
--7 June 2010: Scrutineering
--9 June 2010: 4-8pm, Practice Session & 10pm-Midnight, Night Practice Session
--10 June 2010: Qualifying Session, 7-9pm
--11 June 2010: Pit Walk, 10am-10pm & Drivers' Parade, 6-7pm
--12 June to 13 June 2010: 2010 24 Hours of LeMans(race start, 12 June 2010 at 3pm)
note.........all times GMT +1/+7 Hrs US EDT


Anyway, post thoughts, predictions, and whatever else comes your way in this thread.
*Makes note to self.............have plenty of coffee and caffeine ready for the weekend.........* :) :givemestrength: :o :givemestrength: :goodday:
 

Brogan

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I'll definitely be dipping my toe in and out of the proceedings over the weekend.

I think Le Mans is something you really need to experience in the flesh though as that certain something gets lost when it's translated through the medium of TV.

There's at least 1 member who will be there this weekend, as he is every year, enjoying his chips with ketchup and mayonnaise :D
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Brogan said:
I'll definitely be dipping my toe in and out of the proceedings over the weekend.

I think Le Mans is something you really need to experience in the flesh though as that certain something gets lost when it's translated through the medium of TV.

There's at least 1 member who will be there this weekend, as he is every year, enjoying his chips with ketchup and mayonnaise :D
I'll have the widescreen locked on SpeedChannel the whole weekend for the 24 Hours, timing & scoring up and Radio LeMans up as well...............I figure I won't get any sleep for most of the weekend; knowing my luck, I'll make it through LeMans only to sleep through the Canadian Grand Prix............. :o :o :o

I've been to Daytona for the Rolex 24 a few times but as all my friends have said over the years, "You have got to go to LeMans at least once in your life......." I might have to listen to them for once.............. :D

Anyway, by all accounts it should be a great race, but then again, aren't all the great races great anyway? ;)
 

Brogan

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Matthew Little said:
I'll have the widescreen locked on SpeedChannel the whole weekend for the 24 Hours, timing & scoring up and Radio LeMans up as well...............I figure I won't get any sleep for most of the weekend; knowing my luck, I'll make it through LeMans only to sleep through the Canadian Grand Prix............. :o :o :o
I'm too old for all-nighters these days :D
Hence why I'll just be watching as and when I can.

I suppose I could record it but it would take 3 days to watch it at 8 hours a day LOL
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
The BMW M3s have had their restrictors, err, restricted in an effort to reduce their performance.

The inlet has been reduced in size by a massive four tenths of a millimetre which will reduce the engine's peak power by 10bhp.

Oh and in case anyone's interested, this is what the cars look like :D

 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
LM24: GT1/GT2 Preview

SpeedTV's John Dagys has a preview of the GT1 and GT2 classes for this year's LeMans 24. Interesting article.......2 things of note:
1--GT1 is wide-open this year(any of the eight entries could win)
2--GT2 is going to be, next to LMP1, the most exciting class as seven manufacturers(Chevrolet, BMW, Ferrari, Spyker, Aston Martin, Porsche and Jaguar) are represented.


As the saying goes.................Release the hounds!!! :givemestrength: :givemestrength: 8-) :o :o
 

cider_and_toast

Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex
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Premium Contributor
I'm fast developing a soft spot for Chevrolet. Having spent two weeks driving one as a hire car during our recent holiday in Florida I actually grew to quite like it to the point where I actually wanted one.

:o
 

Brogan

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Staff Member
I caught the tail end of the qualifying on Eurosport.

They really need to sort their coverage though as all they were showing were shots of the pit wall and the crews asleep in the garage.

This is why Le Mans doesn't really work for me, the TV coverage does it no justice at all.
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
Radio LeMans

If anyone's interested, Radio LeMans will be simulcasting its' broadcast of the LeMans 24 over the internets; there's a link towards the top of the page for anyone who wants to listen(look for where it says "Listen Live")..............

Here and here are the spotter guides for the race(the first page displays LMP1 and LMP2 entries, the second page displays GT1 and GT2 entries).
 

Matthew Little

Points Scorer
2010 24 Hours of LeMans Starting Grid
note1...........from L-R: overall position, car #, class, drivers, team, car, time, gap/gap to 1st, speed(kmh)
note2...........class pole winners in color


1. 3 LMP1 S.Bourdais, P.Lamy, S.Pagenaud Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 3:19.711 245.677
2. 1 LMP1 A.Wurz, M.Gene, A.Davidson Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 3:20.317 0.606 0.606 244.934
3. 2 LMP1 N.Minassian, S.Sarrazin, F.Montagny Team Peugeot Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 3:20.325 0.008 0.614 244.924
4. 4 LMP1 O.Panis, N.Lapierre, L.Duval Team ORECA-Matmut Peugeot 908 HDi FAP 3:21.192 0.867 1.481 243.869
5. 9 LMP1 M.Rockenfeller, T.Bernhard, R.Dumas Audi Sport North America Audi R15 TDI 3:21.981 0.789 2.270 242.916
6. 7 LMP1 T.Kristensen, R.Capello, A.McNish Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 3:22.176 0.195 2.465 242.682
7. 8 LMP1 A.Lotterer, M.Fassler, B.Treluyer Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R15 TDI 3:23.605 1.429 3.894 240.978
8. 007 LMP1 H.Primat, S.Mucke, A.Fernandez Aston Martin Racing Lola B09/60 Aston Martin 3:26.680 3.075 6.969 237.393
9. 009 LMP1 D.Turner, J.Barazi, S.Hancock Aston Martin Racing Lola B09/60 Aston Martin 3:26.747 0.067 7.036 237.316
10. 6 LMP1 S.Ayari, D.Andre, A.Meyrick AIM Team ORECA-Matmut Oreca 01-AIM 3:29.506 2.759 9.795 234.191
11. 008 LMP1 P.Ragues, V.Ickx, F.Mailleux Signature Plus Lola B09/60 Aston Martin 3:29.774 0.268 10.063 233.892
12. 14 LMP1 C.Bouchut, S.Tucker, M.Rodrigues Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI 3:30.907 1.133 11.196 232.635
13. 15 LMP1 C.Bakkerud, O.Jarvis, C.Albers Team Kolles Audi R10 TDI 3:31.661 0.754 11.950 231.807
14. 11 LMP1 P.Drayson, J.Cocker, E.Pirro Drayson Racing Lola B10/60 Aston Martin 3:31.862 0.201 12.151 231.587
15. 42 LMP2 N.Leventis, D.Watts, J.Kane Strakka Racing HPD ARX.01 3:33.079 1.217 13.368 230.264
16. 12 LMP1 N.Prost, N.Jani, M.Andretti Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Rebellion 3:33.490 0.411 13.779 229.821
17. 26 LMP2 D.Brabham, M.Franchitti, M.Werner Highcroft Racing HPD ARX.01 3:34.537 1.047 14.826 228.699
18. 5 LMP1 N.Mansell, G.Mansell, L.Mansell Beechdean Mansell Ginetta Zytek 3:36.897 2.360 17.186 226.211
19. 13 LMP1 A.Belicchi, J-C.Boullion, G.Smith Rebellion Racing Lola B10/60 Rebellion 3:37.093 0.196 17.382 226.006
20. 25 LMP2 M.Newton, T.Erdos, A.Wallace RML Lola B08/80 HPD 3:39.648 2.555 19.937 223.377
21. 40 LMP2 M.Amaral, O.Pla, W.Hughes Quifel-ASM Team Ginetta Zytek 09S 3:40.532 0.884 20.821 222.482
22. 35 LMP2 M.Lahaye, G.Moreau, J.Charouz OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd 3:41.310 0.778 21.599 221.700
23. 19 LMP1 M.Lewis, B.Willman, T.Burgess Autocon Motorsports Lola B06/10 AER 3:43.167 1.857 23.456 219.855
24. 29 LMP2 L.Pirri, M.Cioci, P.Perazzini Racing Box Lola B09/80 Judd 3:47.971 4.804 28.260 215.222
25. 41 LMP2 K.Ojjeh, T.Greaves, G.Chandalon Team Bruichladdich Ginetta Zytek 09S 3:51.189 3.218 31.478 212.226
26. 39 LMP2 J.de Pourtales, H.Noda, J.Kennard KSM Lola B08/47 Judd 3:51.310 0.121 31.599 212.115
27. 24 LMP2 J.Nicolet, R.Hein, J-F.Yvon OAK Racing Pescarolo 01 Judd 3:52.008 0.698 32.297 211.477
28. 38 LMP2 J.Schell, F.Da Rocha, D.Zollinger Pegasus Racing Norma Judd 3:52.837 0.829 33.126 210.724
29. 37 LMP2 P.Salini, S.Salini, T.Gommendy WR / Salini WR Zytek 3:53.109 0.272 33.398 210.478
30. 28 LMP2 M.Rostan, R.Meichtry, P.Bruneau Race Performance AG Radical SR9 Judd 3:53.942 0.833 34.231 209.729
31. 52 LMGT1 C.Nygaard, T.Enge, P.Kox Young Driver AMR Aston Martin DBR9 3:55.025 1.083 35.314 208.762
32. 70 LMGT1 E.de Doncker, B.Leinders, M.Palttala Marc VDS Racing Ford GT Matech 3:55.356 0.331 35.645 208.469
33. 60 LMGT1 T.Mutsch, R.Grosjean, J.Hirschi Matech Competition Ford GT Matech 3:55.583 0.227 35.872 208.268
34. 73 LMGT1 J.Jousse, X.Maassen, P.Goueslard Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 3:58.810 3.227 39.099 205.454
35. 72 LMGT1 S.Gregoire, J.Policand, D.Hart Luc Alphand Aventures Chevrolet Corvette C6.R 3:58.906 0.096 39.195 205.371
36. 82 LMGT2 J.Melo, G.Bruni, P.Kaffer Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT 3:59.233 0.327 39.522 205.090**
37. 64 LMGT2 O.Gavin, O.Beretta, E.Collard Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 3:59.435 0.202 39.724 204.917
38. 63 LMGT2 J.Magnussen, J.O'Connell, A.Garcia Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 3:59.793 0.358 40.082 204.611
39. 95 LMGT2 G.Fisichella, J.Alesi, T.Vilander AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT 3:59.837 0.044 40.126 204.574
40. 61 LMGT1 N.Gachnang, R.Frey, C.Allemann Matech Competition Ford GT Matech 4:01.628 1.791 41.917 203.058
41. 77 LMGT2 M.Lieb, R.Lietz, W.Hentzler Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:01.640 0.012 41.929 203.048
42. 76 LMGT2 R.Narac, P.Pilet, P.Long IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:01.755 0.115 42.044 202.951
43. 78 LMGT2 J.Muller, A.Farfus, U.Alzen BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 GT2 4:01.893 0.138 42.182 202.835
44. 97 LMGT2 M.Holzer, R.Westbrook, T.Scheider BMS Scuderia Italia Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:02.014 0.121 42.303 202.734
45. 89 LMGT2 D.Farnbacher, A.Simonsen, L.Keen Hankook Team Farnbacher Ferrari F430 GT 4:02.427 0.413 42.716 202.388
46. 80 LMGT2 S.Neiman, D.Law, J.Bergmeister Flying Lizard Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:02.685 0.258 42.974 202.173
47. 50 LMGT1 R.Berville, J.Canal, G.Gardel Larbre Competition Saleen S7R 4:03.175 0.490 43.464 201.766
48. 79 LMGT2 A.Priaulx, D.Muller, D.Werner BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M3 GT2 4:03.215 0.040 43.504 201.733
49. 83 LMGT2 T.Krohn, N.Jonsson, E.van de Poele Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT 4:03.959 0.744 44.248 201.117
50. 85 LMGT2 T.Coronel, P.Dumbreck, J.Bleekemoelen Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Laviolette 4:04.057 0.098 44.346 201.037
51. 92 LMGT2 R.Bell, T.Sugden, B.Miller JMW Motorsport Aston Martin Vantage 4:04.303 0.246 44.592 200.834
52. 69 LMGT1 A.Yogo, K.Yamanishi, H.Iiri JLOC Lamborghini Murcielago 4:05.170 0.867 45.459 200.124
53. 75 LMGT2 P.Van Splunteren, N.Hommerson, L.Machiels Prospeed Competition Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:10.017 4.847 50.306 196.244
54. 88 LMGT2 H.Felbermayr Sr, H.Felbermayr Jr, M.Konopka Team Felbermayr Proton Porsche 911 GT3 RSR 4:10.054 0.037 50.343 196.215
55. 81 LMGT2 P.Gentilozzi, R.Dalziel, M.Goossens Jaguar RSR Jaguar XKRS 4:12.431 2.377 52.720 194.368
**--failed post-qualifying tech inspection and will start from rear of field
 
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