Sports Cars 85th Running Of The 24 Hours Of Le Mans, 17-18 June 2017

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Furinkazen, May 7, 2017.

  1. MustangManiac

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    What a great race, fun hanging out with you all again, can't wait until next year to do it all again!
     
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  2. Michelin Man

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    I know what's missing on this podium...a shoey :sly:
     
  3. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    The latter could very well happen with LMP1, no way in heck it's happening to LMP2
     
  4. Leadfoot530

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    Corvette must have just run those tires a bit too hard then. If I remember correctly, someone said those were soft tires, so if they either made the final pit stop one lap later, or Taylor let off to cruise to 2nd in class, they may have made it. I find it hard to believe that people are blaming him, though. The Aston was right up on him; there was nothing he could have done, save maybe earlier in the stint, to hold them off. The move in Arnage is still a bit dodgy to me, but that's racing. Live timing says they got away with a podium, so I'll take it.

    Congrats on a great comeback Porsche, better luck (again) next year Toyota, and congrats to Aston on the win.

    Always a pleasure, GTP! See yinz for the next one!
     
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  5. IforceV8

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    Corvette say their car had a RR tire puncture and since it is their car and their telemetry I will take their word for it. The issue with the LF was likely due to locking the wheel repeatedly because the RR time was down.
     
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  6. RandomCarGuy17

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    I honestly was more interested in the GTE class for this event and last years Le Mans race. I kinda had a preferrence towards GT cars in general; I just like how they look being race cars with production car bodies.
     
  7. MustangManiac

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    OK, one last post, just to hit an even 2000 :D now it's time for breakfast.
     
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  8. comu

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    Had fun experiencing yet another Le Mans 24h with you guys. Can't wait for next year. Started investigating a possible trip to next years race :). Thinking of a flight to Paris and then renting a car to Le Mans.
     
  9. Savolainen83

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    Thank you ladies and gentlemen for your company. I see myself out, but I'll be back for next year. (and of course the Rolex 24 at Daytona and The Nürb 24h :D)
     
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  10. DesertPenguin09

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    Just woke up and replayed the last 30 minutes. Wow in GTE. But the #8 Porsche got overall lead which I don't like. Did it come back just on sheer pace of LMP1 vs LMP2?
     
  11. RandomCarGuy17

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    I know a victory song that fits this race:


    Yes, it's from the GT RC Spec parody, but I love this remix of the GT3 race finish theme. I wish the creator would release a mp3 file of it.
     
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  12. Nielsen

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    Porsche's pit crew almost deserves a trophy too. Those minutes spent in the garage yesterday were minimized to perfection against what turned out to be Jackie Chan, of all people.
     
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  13. Tired Tyres

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    He had an absolute right to insert himself between the leader and the Corvette to protect his teammate. The same would have happened with a Corvette protecting a Corvette leader.
     
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  14. Nico_Ble99

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    Quickly made this. Might do some more for the other classes.

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  15. sumbrownkid

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    You know if next years privateer LMP1 rules and teams were here for this years race, we could have seen a privateer team snatch victory from the hybrids. The heat just made a mess of things for the hybrid cars.
     
  16. GOTMAXPOWER

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    He did clatter the barriers coming out of the esses on the final lap, that would've damaged the left front too.
     
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  17. IforceV8

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    No, that car was 6 laps behind. Leave that nonsense style of racing in the DTM where it belongs.
     
  18. AerodyManiac

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    Congrats to the #2 Porsche for taking the overall win and the #97 Vantage for the win in GTE Pro. A bit gutted that Alpine and the Beechdean AMR couldn't make it to the podium, as well as the Toyotas losing, but I guess one can't have the best of both worlds. :)

    Now I'm looking forward to the unveiling of the new AM Vantage and its racing counterpart. Fingers crossed they are pleasing to the eye and can provide some great competition!

    Here's to next year. :cheers:

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    Yeah, I guess I'd have to agree with that. Personally I'm not a fan of Jackie Chan because he's a bit of an (insert A-word here) in real life. If it was KCMG that was challenging the Porsche for the overall win however, then I'd have been cheering for the LMP2 like mad. :lol:
     
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  19. Nielsen

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    The LMP1 podium looks kind of empty. :lol:
     
  20. Tired Tyres

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    Total crap. It is one of the jobs of a teammate to protect another teammate and you know it. There is NO RULE about passing another car under green conditions at all no matter how many laps behind you might be.
     
  21. Reported to the appropriate authorities, expect a home visit from Chuck Norris.
     
  22. DesertPenguin09

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    I'm sorry, since when has Jackie Chan been an ass in real life? He's one of the nicest and humblest people in the film industry.
     
  23. IforceV8

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    You and I are never going to agree on this point so...:cheers:
     
  24. Tired Tyres

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    Agreed. :cheers: See you in the 2018 Le Mans thread.
     
  25. IforceV8

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    He is a communist who hates America, and yet loves the money he makes in Hollywood. Go figure.:odd:
     
  26. DesertPenguin09

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    Why do you think it was wrong for the Aston to try to get a lap back when an opportunity arose? Sure it's the last lap but that doesn't change the rules.
     
  27. DesertPenguin09

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    And how is he a communist? Genuinely asking for your opinion and where it comes from, because I strongly want to disagree.
     
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    Well, I certainly hope this was sarcasm (or a joke) in one way or another, because I can't really tell... :odd:

    You may want to think about that again after reading this. ;)
     
  30. IforceV8

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    Americans know Jackie Chan best for his cheery, acrobatic performances in action movies such as "Rumble in the Bronx" and "Rush Hour," made successful by his amazing martial artistry and self-effacing comedy. Chinese know Chan, a Hong Kong native, for largely the same reasons. But they also know him for something most Americans might find surprising: He is passionately political, a staunch defender of the Chinese Communist Party and harsh critic of anyone he sees as opposing Beijing. Today, that includes the United States.

    Chan, responding to widespread criticism of China's recent censorship of a popular newspaper, insisted in a Chinese TV interview that the United States is "the most corrupt country in the world." He scolded Chinese who criticize their country in a way that foreigners can hear or see, adding that he's careful to only praise China when giving interviews in the U.S.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...canism-of-jackie-chan/?utm_term=.2c286f7fd578
     
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