24 Hour Le Manns 2011

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24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:58 pm

Le Manns 24 hour 11th -12th June Have to plug this (son will be involved in the pits) .RML Lola Judd(PLUG)
Also note Vulcan planform to rear of fuel filler 2010 car.I'm sure might still be there for this year .http://www.rml-adgroup.com/racing/LM24_ ... 265_mr.jpg
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Cluny » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:21 pm

Good luck to him , always wished I could of done Le Mans :(

Speaking of the LMS , heres the chaotic start of the first round a couple of weeks ago #-O
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:27 pm

Is only the price of a couple of Airshows Paul,Sorry he can't supply tickets to all only named family and those at cost ,they don't let you in that place gratis unless your on the team. :(( .Wish i could go but other stuff will get in the way .
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Wedgy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:30 am

Its an unfulfilled ambition of mine too ...one day, one day! :D
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Checkflaps » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:07 pm

IA field trip in 2012?

After all, we are all mad.

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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:59 pm

Checkflaps wrote:IA field trip in 2012?

After all, we are all mad.

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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Nickolas » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:30 am

Marshalled there many times.
Mulsanne straight opposite the cafe.
You only have 4 seconds from when the cars crest the brow to when they get to you. It takes that long to cross the track with a tray of drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing place do it if you can.
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Mon May 23, 2011 8:06 am

Nickolas wrote:Marshalled there many times.
Mulsanne straight opposite the cafe.
You only have 4 seconds from when the cars crest the brow to when they get to you. It takes that long to cross the track with a tray of drinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing place do it if you can.


What cross the track with a tray of drinks =)) =)) =)) =)) .

The build up has begun .Busy week this Son also has a BTCC race this comming weekend then Of to France then a BTCC race the weekend after .Who said Motor racing was a Glamerous job .I'll be be listening on http://www.radiolemans.com/ if my internet holds up for more than 10 minutes at a time .
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Tue May 31, 2011 9:12 am

Starts Monday race on Sat
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:04 pm

Latest on the RML entry . a little bird tells me son has pics of an incedent with the car at the qualifying .haven't seen them yet .However it is running. http://www.lemans.org/en/races/24h/upda ... _3917.html
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Cluny » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:44 pm

For those with Sky , live coverage of the free practice session is being shown tonight from 21:00 to 23:00 on Eurosport 2 [411] ;)
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby MOD » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Cluny wrote:For those with Sky , live coverage of the free practice session is being shown tonight from 21:00 to 23:00 on Eurosport 2 [411] ;)


Thanks for the HU Paul. You don't happen to know if the Le Mans Legends race will be televised do you?

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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Cluny » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:46 pm

Yep , 09:00 saturday on Eurosport 1 [410] ;)
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:16 pm

Well I have no idea what I was watching, but it was bloody brilliant =)) =))
Looks amazing in the dark.

Two red flags though (that I know of, I sort of joined the action half way through :)) ), Audi hit an Aston Martin broadside on the right hand side at relatively slow speed thank goodness, nice dent on the Aston.



And then with 30 seconds to go a slightly larger crash that they didn't really follow up.
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Cluny » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:56 am

Its back on again at 19:00 and again at 21:00 on Eurosport 1 [410] tonight , it should be wet as well ;)
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:15 am

Helen
You were correct. Only two red flags. Watched all the coverage. Didn't see the first practice as it was not shown on TV :(.
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Wedgy » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:25 am

I've searched freeview listings and not even a 30min highlights show planned :(
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:27 pm

http://www.radiolemans.com/ Live online now , Legends practice starts shortly .24hr practice 2 sessions tonight 7pm-9pm & 10pm to midnight .if you can't watch & if you have a good Internet at least you can listen .No 36 is the one that interests me .

timetable from the site for timing today

09 Jun 12:00 Midweek Motorsport at Le Mans
09 Jun 14:00 Le Mans Pit Lane Live
09 Jun 14:30 Le Mans Legends Practice
09 Jun 17:00 Le Mans Qualifying 2
09 Jun 20:30 Le Mans Qualifying 3
11 Jun 07:45 Le Mans Warm-Up
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:12 am

Sir Stirling Moss has officially retired from Motor Racing. Just been announced at Le Mans.
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Wedgy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:14 pm

Funny thinking Stirling could be 'scared' :-o
Right time me thinks :)
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:25 pm

My brother left this afternoon to go to Le Mans. I will be watching on TV over the weekend.
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:27 pm

Minty4371 wrote:My brother left this afternoon to go to Le Mans. I will be watching on TV over the weekend.




What, just to see your brother on T.V? :-o
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Hungry Haggis » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:35 pm

So as not to infringe copy heres a link to the scrutenerring pics the RML car36 is pics 29 ,34 7 inside the cockpit 35 on the slideshow http://lemans-sensations.com/photo-albu ... ow=gallery

Copied from Paddock talk .2011 Le Mans 24: RML Ad Group Ready To Race


After one of the most intense periods that anyone in the team can remember, RML AD Group is in positive mood ahead of this weekend’s 79th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours. Just four weeks ago the squad’s HPD ARX-01d was virtually destroyed in a high-speed accident in practice for the Spa 1000 Kilometres, yet the team overcame a logistical mountain to have a replacement car ready for this week. Arriving with realistic aspirations, the team has been very pleased with the progress made in free practice and qualifying, and everyone is looking forward to the race with confidence.

The replacement tub for the HPD chassis arrived at the team’s Wellingborough workshops late on 26th May. Inside a week the team had the car fully rebuilt and ready for a shakedown test at Snetterton, where the car performed faultlessly. "The quality of work achieved by the team is simply amazing,” said Thomas Erdos. "They always produce a car that feels good to drive from the moment you climb into the cockpit. It's like a Swiss watch - precision engineering through and through."

"Reliability is everything," said Phil Barker, Team Manager at RML. "The chassis and suspension is proven, and we know it's a successful 24 hour race-winning car. The unknown quantity is the engine, which is all-new for this year, but HPD has run it extensively on the dyno and as a team we have the experience to make the most of a very positive situation."

Mike Newton recovered remarkably quickly from the 30G impact he sustained at Spa. Consistently quick laps during the shakedown test at Snetterton last Friday were followed by some personal best times in practice and qualifying at Le Mans. “I’m feeling very comfortable in the car now,” he said. “Overall, I’m confident we have a great race car that just gets better every time we go out. We don’t know yet exactly what our outright pace could be, since we’ve not had a chance to run on soft tyres, but our times give a fair indication of what we should be capable of setting in the race.”

Ben Collins is thoroughly enjoying the experience of being back at the Circuit de la Sarthe. “It's eight years since I was last here, so I’m taking things as they come. The car feels really inspiring to drive, so reacquainting myself with the track has been a pleasure. The Porsche Curves are especially impressive. Hammering through those corners with your foot pinned to the floor is a fantastic experience, and completing each lap can’t fail to put a smile on your face. This circuit has such tremendous charisma, and being here is just living a dream. I love it."

"We are very pleased with what the team has achieved in the last two weeks,” said Pauline Norstrom, Motorsport and Marketing Director at AD Group. “To reconstruct the car from scratch in just five days and then put in such a solid performance in free practice and qualifying is a great reflection on the professionalism and engineering prowess of the team and drivers.”

”AD Group will have some of their most prestigious clients at the circuit this weekend, as ever sporting the distinctive RML AD Team shirts,” she added. “The objective is to demonstrate our innovative technology, highlight the synergy between motorsport and AD Group's engineering expertise, and develop lasting business relationships. Effective partnership and teamwork are the key elements of success in endurance racing, and the key elements of success in business."

Thomas Erdos will take the start in the RML AD Group HPD #36 on Saturday.

from 7 June
2011 Le Mans 24: RML Ad Group At Le Mans 2011


The RML AD Group HPD-ARX successfully passed through scrutineering this morning to complete the first stage in the build-up to this year's Le Mans 24 Hours. Merely having a car ready for technical inspection in the city centre at Le Mans was a significant achievement for the team, following the destruction of the former De Ferran Motorsports "tub" in practice for the Spa 1000 Kilometres. The replacement chassis arrived just a week before the car was due for despatch to France, and the team at Wellingborough worked against the clock to have the car rebuilt in time for a pre-event shakedown at Snetterton last Friday.


A report on Scrutineering has been posted on the http://www.rml-adgroup.com website and will be followed over the coming days by detailed coverage of the team's week at Le Mans.

It will be a busy few days for Ben Collins, following the announcement that the ACO has agreed to stock the recently released paperback edition of his autobiography; The Man in the White Suit, in the official ACO Boutique at the Musée des 24 Heures, just outside the main entrance to the circuit. Ben will be signing copies of his book on Tuesday afternoon, during the official autograph session, and also in the Boutique on Friday between 14:30 and
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:06 pm

Just had a couple of mentions of Vulcans on Radio Le Mans with John Hindhaugh. Mentioned the website and how much is needed. Also mentioned a couple of airshows that she has been at (IOM) and Sunderland (which is to come). He saw the Sunderland Vulcan land. Good to get a mention out to lots of people. It went out on the internet and the radio at the circuit. I am cheering on RML (who have the Vulcan plan form on the car).
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Re: 24 Hour Le Manns 2011

Postby Cluny » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:00 pm

And they're off \:D/
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