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      06-15-2017 03:20 PM #26
      i wonder how many sets of tires teams go through in a lemans week
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      06-15-2017 03:31 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Dravenport View Post
      i wonder how many sets of tires teams go through in a lemans week
      I thought they just rotated them?

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...to-ask/page256

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      06-15-2017 03:33 PM #28
      Toyota smashed the lap record today with a 3:14.791 while doing 251.9 km/h (156.2 mph) average speed.



      http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/k...-qualifying-2/
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      06-15-2017 03:38 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      Toyota smashed the lap record
      That's a big deal considering the record was broken with the chicanes.

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      06-15-2017 10:41 PM #30
      So before Kamu-san's record lap, this was the previous lap record???



      That was 1990 which was the first year with the chicanes. I understand that the wastegate was stuck closed during that lap

      Kamu-san's record lap:



      It would have been nice to see Kamu-san's arm movement and compared to Mark Blundell's. I bet Blundell's arms were like jelly after that lap.

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      06-15-2017 11:48 PM #31
      So, Toyota should win this year*

      *provided they don't break down on the last lap :trollface:
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      06-16-2017 07:48 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      So before Kamu-san's record lap, this was the previous lap record???
      no, Porsche beat the record in 2015 (which was previously set in 2008):



      Both Neel Jani and Timo Bernhardt clocked qualifying times in the latest Porsche 919 Hybrid that eclipse the previous record. At 3:16.887 and 3:17.767, both Porsche factory works drivers beat the record 3:18.51 qualifying time achieved by Stéphane Sarrazin in the Peugeot 908 back in 2008.
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      06-16-2017 10:21 AM #33
      my brother's there.

      i'm jealous.
      shut your mouth. sh sh shut your mouth.

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      06-16-2017 03:34 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TwoLitreVW View Post
      my brother's there.

      i'm jealous.
      Rightly so, I went in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Wish I could go again, it is an absolute blast. Of course, it was much easier to get there living in the UK than it is from the US.

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      06-16-2017 03:49 PM #35
      Paid so I can watch the stream on WEC.com but I will be moving myself and my brother this weekend.. Probably going to miss the first 8 hours of racing..

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      06-16-2017 07:12 PM #36
      Ruh-oh. Looks like Toyota's pit strategy could be compromised if the ambient temperature reaches a certain point: https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/ne...e-mans-919014/

      With weather forecasts predicting high ambient temperatures over the race weekend, teams have been reminded about regulation 10.10.3, which dictates a limitation of continuous driving time to 80 minutes when ambient temperatures reach 32°C.
      32 Celsius is 89.6 F.

      Toyota has no a/c while Porsche does. But I thought all closed cockpit cars, prototypes and GT must have a/c.

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      06-16-2017 07:34 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by mx5er View Post
      Toyota has no a/c while Porsche does. But I thought all closed cockpit cars, prototypes and GT must have a/c.
      I think they don't have to have AC if they can get the cabin temp to a certain degree utilizing outside airflow. though, at 90F i sure as hell wouldn't want to be in an ambient air cooled cabin wrestling a tub around a circuit at speed. i sweat buckets just getting my mail

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      06-16-2017 08:14 PM #38
      I'm guessing if the rule makers invoke the temperature rule, Toyota have to crank up their race pace to near qualifying pace to make up for lost time in the pits? And picking up the pace would open them up to driver error and/or mechanical issues.

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      06-17-2017 08:37 AM #39
      Almost time!

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      06-17-2017 08:50 AM #40
      any other live streams available? the ones posted on page one have all been shut down
      the only one i found on Youtube is this one---https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_LdUSPRpqQ--it's a low Q 480P feed from Euro tv. i think i'll just go and buy the FIA/WEC webcast.
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      06-17-2017 08:50 AM #41
      two Youtube streams for anyone without access or that didn't pay:

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPv...PR-_81Wnhjaqtg

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdd...0_hxXJE5WOeXUA

      the official steam is only €9.99 for the whole race (actually whole Le Mans weekend), so it's worth buying.

      trackside without audio:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fanB6OOn1is

      https://www.reddit.com/r/motorsports..._mans_june_17/
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      06-17-2017 08:58 AM #42
      Go Corvettes!!!!

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      06-17-2017 08:59 AM #43
      Need some live links please.

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      06-17-2017 09:07 AM #44
      really think I need to upgrade from 46" to a 55" 4k television. planning on staying up for the whole race, since it's miserably hot outside.

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    20. 06-17-2017 09:11 AM #45
      Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2 are telecasting the event live, alternating between the channels.

    21. 06-17-2017 09:18 AM #46
      Anybody else having trouble logging in? Missed the start because website has crashed!

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      06-17-2017 09:22 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      Anybody else having trouble logging in? Missed the start because website has crashed!
      which site?
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      06-17-2017 09:27 AM #48
      I'm watching FS1, but also:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avRrTAKu6TU

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      06-17-2017 09:31 AM #49
      Epic fail for the WEC website. Guess they assigned all the resources to the app.

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      06-17-2017 09:33 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by toadham View Post
      Epic fail for the WEC website. Guess they assigned all the resources to the app.
      I'm streaming through the WEC website with the paid stream, and I haven't had any problems.

      you have to have flash enabled on your browser.
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