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24h Le Mans 2012

Who's attending or more likely watching...Audi staying on track, the delta wing thing, Porsche's shot in GT? Perfect weekend here to have a new HDTV delivered!
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Thanks for reminding me!
I need to set my dvr....
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Set my DVR as well.....

I think Embraer is going to be there..... Sorry Bastage.....
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How 'bout dat DeltaWing?

Only 300 HP... down by at least 250 HP to any other car there... most Porsche GT3s make 550 HP, and the Delta Wing qualified faster than all of them and half the LMP2 field.

Its handling has been well beyond expectations and extremely easy and relaxing to drive according to its test drivers.

It is very easy on tires... it ran 31 test laps at Le Mans on tires they ran during a whole day of testing at Magny Cours. Barring debris-caused flats, it could conceivably run the 24 hours on as few as 3 sets of rears and 1 set of fronts.

It has gotten as much as 11 MPG while LMP2 cars are doing well to get 3-4.

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DVR is set go Flying Lizard !!!
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I'm watching the Toyota show about their hybrid now. Le Mans is cool because it is a no kidding proving ground for new technology that can trickle down into other forms of racing and production cars.
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The Delta Wing is cool, I think it's great that new designs are being tried and doing well. But - it looks like something Ace & Gary would drive.
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Live tracker: Le Mans 2012 LIVE TRACKER - Baekdal.com - Live Timing - Drivers - Teams

The top of GT as of a couple mins. ago...

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Any info on why the #80 Lizard lost 5 laps early in the race?
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ok, checked team tweets, broken right rear shock

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ok, checked team tweets, broken right rear shock

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Man, they've had the worst luck this year . Only down four now but geez. Just turned it on & was wondering what happened to them.
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Anybody see that chunk of Klag that was caught up in the Audi rear suspension?

Also did you catch the Speed idiot that called Le Mans the Indy of Europe?
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LeMans TV Live
and when you just want to listen TuneIn Web Tuner

That obscure site that Audi had live last year was awesome. Live in car feed was perfect and with various views, no b.s. commentary, no pop-ups or commercials. I'd like to see that again.
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I'd like to see an audi vid about their hybrids like they did about their effort in general a few years back.
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On the LeMans TV live link, therre is a thumbnail for the Audi in car view. It is pretty cool.
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^^^^^ Thats not the one I was referring to but still pretty neat.

I found my bookmark from last year:
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Toyota and Ferrari come together, big crash into safety barriers, hope drivers are ok.
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On the LeMans TV live link, therre is a thumbnail for the Audi in car view. It is pretty cool.
That is cool. The speed that he overtakes is exhilarating.

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Shame to see the not wrecked toyota in the garage... I'm still an Audi fan, but I want to see the hybrids all do well, they need to do well....

At least Audi brought a hybrid, so barring a wreck one will do well...

Watching the audi team work is cool. Thats a well oiled machine at Le Mans....
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