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WEC have put the Spa race on their YouTube channel.
One of the attractions for the 2023 24 Hours of Le Mans, in celebration of the event’s centenary, is a public auction, organised by RM Sothebys, of some very significant cars from the storied history of Le Mans, the auction itself will take place on the track on Friday 9 June. The auction is billedwww.dailysportscar.com
Christened the Alpine A110 R Le Mans, the Oreca LMP2-based hybrid contender will be revealed on 7 June at the Circuit de la Sarthe ahead of the centenary edition of the French endurance classic.
It will succeed the Alpine A480-Gibson with which the French manufacturer competed in the WEC in 2021-22, before returning to the LMP2 class this year with an Oreca 07.
The A480 was an Oreca-built car originally designed for the defunct Rebellion Racing team, meaning the A100 R Le Mans will be the first Hypercar that will be manufactured directly by Alpine - although it will be based on Oreca’s next-generation LMP2 chassis as part of the LMDh regulations.
Alpine intends to run two cars in the WEC next year, when the Hypercar field will be bolstered further by entries from Lamborghini and BMW.
In big ol' bags of sand.I wonder where it's making all it's time. 3 seconds faster then GT cars, but the top speed is the same. I'm guessing the fast corners with all the aero it has
The only other time they tried it in the '70s, one retired shortly into the race after poor quality fuel caused engine problems and the other retired a few hours later after the transmission gave out since it wasn't designed for that much abuse.What's the longest a Nascar Car has lasted at Le Mans? Can't imagine it was longer then 6 if I recall.
The car weighs 200 more pounds than the Porsche GTE but has about 150 more horsepower. I think the behavior and numbers we’re seeing are pretty legit. Acceleration is where it’s making much of the time.In big ol' bags of sand.
More precisely, G56 has no reason to care about BOP at all, but all of GTE does and the quickest GTE-Am was 3.5 seconds slower than in 2022.
Nobody wants the ACO's BOP fairies to come down on them due to a rapid lap at the Test Day, so it's sandbags at dawn.
We'll see the real pace in qualifying - although the G56 is still pretty damn fast; if it were a GTE-Am entry the time would have been in Hyperpole in 2022, but qualified sixth.