2011 12 Hours of Sebring

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Bri-Y, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Techy

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    #18 which was a Team Oreca Matmut that got spun out or something and collided into the tire wall.
     
  2. Bram Turismo

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    Definitely not. I'm guessing the BMW driver was expecting the Jaguar to simply let him through. The Jaguar went for the inside as any other driver would do, surprising the BMW driver which resulted in a lock-up. No one to blame, a simple racing incident.
     
  3. Clark

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    My stream on the alms site just went kaput, anybody else?

    EDIT: It's back.
     
  4. MatskiMonk

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    Well, to be fair I only saw the latter part of it, and it looked like the Jag was on it's way round with the BM already a way back from it, but I could be wrong.

    Not sure, I'm on justin.tv stream http://www.justin.tv/rampageturke2#/w/982439168/4
     
  5. Techy

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    163 drivers entered into the event this year :O
     
  6. MatskiMonk

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    Is it me or is the 458 a really ugly race car, the 430 looks a lot better... I don't think the 458's slender shape lends itself to GT mods.
     
  7. Hun200kmh

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    Lead changes into the ORECA car. Brabs 2nd :tup:
     
  8. MatskiMonk

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    Dumas trying to make a point with a race engineer...

    .. giggity ;)
     
  9. Bram Turismo

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    I think it looks absolutely fantastic. But as a GT racer, I think the M3 looks amongst the best cars of the field.

    For a week old car, that Highcroft car is going at a striking pace. Major thumbs up to them! :tup:
     
  10. Techy

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    Does anyone know what happened to Lucas?
     
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    Gearbox problems earlier on, not sure, they haven't really mentioned him since I tuned in.
     
  13. Dijital Majik

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    Just showed them leading in LMP2.

    Edit: Live timing is running here
     
  14. Bram Turismo

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    They had a gearbox problem that put them out of the lead. Not sure which position they're at right now, though.

    2 years ago the lad was playing video games like all of us. Look at where he is now. I'm sure the most of us are dreaming already.
     
  15. Clark

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    Some of the GT guys are really pedaling fast now.
     
  16. Techy

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    #52 caught on fire at its rear right wheel!
     
  17. cuco33

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    That driver really did it right pulling over close to some marshals. That fire could have been worse
     
  18. Techy

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    You got that right.
     
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    Cool, I didn't take any pictures when I went last year. Hopefully Old Boone will have some good shots from this weekend.
     
  21. jjaisli

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    Timing shows Lucas in the car now.
     
  22. MatskiMonk

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    ^^^ in the car and leading (class)
     
  23. Sam48

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    I think it'd say a lot about nearly all of us here on GTPlanet if Lucas wins LMP2.
     
  24. Clark

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    How would it?
     
  25. Sam48

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    Because he's "the Playstation boy", according to the announcers, and he's basically just like one of us when you consider who he was before his racing career. (He's even a member here at GTP)
     
  26. cuco33

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    Lucas isn't the only driver. It'd be a team win, not Lucas winning.

    I think him coming from sim racing and now actually being a driver in one of the ALMS teams speaks volumes. No longer can sim racers get the automatic brush off from racing teams seeking drivers and no longer will kart racers have the huge advantage over simmers, regardless if his team wins or not. It'll just be known more if his team does win. Even if right now there's only like 4-5 cars in his class.
     
  27. Mr.Skyline09

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    He's on TV now
     
  28. Clark

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    That wouldn't directly relate to us, especially considering he joined GTP after he'd already started racing in the GT4 European Cup.
     
  29. MatskiMonk

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    Fact is though, Lucas was lucky to win a competition to show off his skills... same as reality TV singers... there are thousands of people out there good enough, but it's getting noticed. Kart racers will still get noticed by more of the right people than someone sitting at home playing GT5.

    The real question is, would lucas have had his skills without playing GT... if the answer is no, then that makes GT more impressive..
     
  30. Dijital Majik

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    Lucas does have a karting background though as I understand, and was a big reason for him winning GT Academy. Still, it does help the image of sim-racing and his successes can possibly pave the way for more sim-racers with natural talent (like Lucas) to get real-life opportunities where they might not have previously. Kart-racers will still always have the huge, huge advantage though.