Le Mans 24 hour race.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Brandane, 14 Jun 2018.

  1. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    I've sort of accidentally found myself here for the Thursday qualifying session - and it has been great! They even let people in with bikes, so mine has accompanied me.

    It has been a fine afternoon's entertainment, but I'm not so sure I could be bothered to sit through 24 hours of it.
    If I can figure out how to add pics from phone I will edit....

    Only in laid back France would they let you get this close to the cars, and on a bike!



    Last edited: 14 Jun 2018
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  2. swansonj

    swansonj Guru

    Sitting through 24 hours of it was on my bucket list.

    I ticked it off in 1991 or 2.

    I enjoyed every moment of it, it was brilliant, it was emotional, it was an all enveloping affirming experience. Watching the two Jaguars in 1 and 2 positions pull out of the pits for the final time in formation at 23 3/4 hours knowing that I had been with them every minute of the way is indelibly printed in my psyche.

    I have no particular desire to repeat.
  3. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    My friends son goes for the week every year, loves it.
    Not something I'd be bother with mind.
  4. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    My youngest is in France...

    no wonder it's been bleedin raining:laugh:

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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Been there done it and enjoyed it and all before all these stupid regulations

    stood on the side of the armco with cars whizzing past at stupid speed in the dark is fantastic now days you are at least 15 feet away from the track
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  6. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    This is the first year I have missed it in 10, and i started going more than 20 years ago. The last few years we have been sponsoring a team and I have been looking after customers. to be honest with only one team in LMP-1 I don't think this will be a classic, although last year was interesting with LMP-2 coming close to beating LMP-1.

    You can still get pretty close to the action, even more so on the Mulsanne after dark if you are willing to go 'cross country' in stealth mode. N7K_4006.jpg N7K_4126.jpg N7K_3526.jpg
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  7. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    The Oval Office
    Is Accy racing this year?
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  8. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    As long as Toyota don’t breakdown they will win.
    They are the only LMP1 hybrid entered and all non hybrids have been artificially handicapped to ensure they can’t beat the hybrid.
    Seems a bit pointless to me.
    The only interesting thing is whether the Toyota b car is told to go slower that the a car to ensure Alonso wins.
  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    Remember when the cars were built like planes. It was not uncommon for them to just flip.

    View: https://youtu.be/e21ZjwZGjiQ
  10. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Porsche for the win.
  11. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Its a tough track on Xbox moto gp ..
  12. OP

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    No, but I thought I saw Blazed leading the way. On his bike...
  13. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

  14. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    That will be impressive since they haven’t entered a team.
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  15. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Which should leave the field clear for Audi...
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