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24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by harrisv48 » 04 Jan 2010, 11:57

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The 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans will be the 78th Grand Prix of Endurance, taking place on June 12-13, 2010 at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France, and organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest.

The 78th running of the greatest endurance race in the world will take place on the big 13,629-km circuit, which also uses part of the Bugatti layout (built in 1966), and a section of the main Le Mans-Tours road closed to traffic for the event.

On this layout, the record for the greatest distance covered in the race is held by David Brabham, Marc Gené and Alexander Wurz, the 2009 winners; they covered 382 laps, a distance of 5.206,278 kms at an average speed of 216,664 km/h. 2010 will be the last year for the current LM P prototypes and grand touring cars (LM GT), as a new set of technical regulations will come into force in 2011.

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 04 Jan 2010, 19:28

Wooo Le Mans ! :D

Mansell plans to join Le Mans 24 Hours
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Having taken part in the Le Mans Series with son Greg last year, 1992 World Champion Nigel Mansell is now looking to race in this year's prestigious Le Mans 24 Hour event after purchasing a share of the Beechdean Motorsport sports car team.

With Beechdean Mansell Motorsport now established, the outfit will join the LMP1 class in 2010 with a Ginetta-Zytek Z09R, with an appearance at Le Mans now on the cards; Greg will be joined by brother Leo throughout the season, with father Nigel set to join at certain races.

"I'm very happy to announce this partnership between myself and Beechdean," said Mansell Senior, who won the Formula 1 title with Williams in 1992. "The team comes fresh to the Le Mans Series with an impeccable pedigree and full support from Zytek.

"I'm very excited about 2010 and the prospect of racing with both of my sons for the first time. I can confirm that I will be racing with Leo and Greg during the season and, if we receive an entry, we will also be racing at Le Mans.

"We begin testing early in the New Year and 2010 promises to be an exciting and dynamic year - we can't wait to get started!"

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by cformula1 » 04 Jan 2010, 20:18

Aren't we a few months early?

But anyway yay I can watch Le Mans this year on One HD (they show a fair bit of the race :D )!
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 04 Jan 2010, 20:23

cformula1 wrote:Aren't we a few months early?

6 months or so :p anyway, first drivers are rumoured to take part in this race so why should we wait ?

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by phil1993 » 09 May 2010, 10:37

Pretty chaotic race at Spa so far today

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Tom Vandenhove » 10 May 2010, 16:42

Oh why didn't I go ? I had the time, I just wanted to see borecelona.

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by JoostLamers » 11 May 2010, 07:01

My boss talked about going to Le Mans yesterday. He said I must think about it carefully, because we will be there 1 week. So the chance is very big now for me to go to the 24 hour race :)
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Haukinen » 07 Jun 2010, 13:06

JoostLamers wrote:My boss talked about going to Le Mans yesterday. He said I must think about it carefully, because we will be there 1 week. So the chance is very big now for me to go to the 24 hour race :)

Oh, congratulations!

I just have to satisfy to free streams from the Internet :p

5 days to go!!
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by JoostLamers » 07 Jun 2010, 17:17

Anyone got an entry list with all the drivers and their numbers?
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

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JoostLamers wrote:Anyone got an entry list with all the drivers and their numbers?

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1     TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL  (FRA) Wurz, Gene, Davidson
2     TEAM PEUGEOT TOTAL  (FRA) Minassian, Sarrazin, Montagny
3     PEUGEOT SPORT TOTAL  (FRA) Bourdais, Lamy, Pagenaud
4     TEAM ORECA MATMUT  (FRA) Panis, Lapierre, Duval
5     BEECHDEAN MANSELL  (GBR) Mansell Family
6     AIM TEAM ORECA MATMUT  (FRA) Ayari, Andre, Meyrick
7     AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST  (DEU) Kristensen, Capello, McNish
8     AUDI SPORT TEAM JOEST  (DEU) Lotterer, Fassler, Treluyer
9     AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA  (DEU) Rockenfeller, Bernhard, Dumas
11     DRAYSON RACING  (GBR) Drayson, Cocker, Pirro
12     REBELLION RACING  (CHE) Prost, Janni, Andretti
13     REBELLION RACING  (CHE) Belicchi, Boullion, Smith
14     KOLLES  (DEU) Albers, Tucker, Rodrigues
15     KOLLES  (DEU) Bakkerud, Jarvis, Bouchut
19     MICHAEL LEWIS/AUTOCON  (USA) Lewis, Willman, Burgess
007   ASTON MARTIN RACING  (GBR) Primat, Mucke, Fernandez
008     SIGNATURE PLUS  (FRA) Ragues, Ickx, Mailleux
009     ASTON MARTIN RACING  (GBR) Turner, Barazi, Hancock
LMP2
24     OAK RACING  (FRA) Nicolet, Hein, Yvon
25     RML  (GBR) Newton, Erdos, Wallace
26     HIGHCROFT RACING  (USA) Brabham, Franchitti, Werner
28     RACE PERFORMANCE AG Bruneau, Rostan, Meichtry
29     RACING BOX SRL  (ITA) Pirri, Cioci, Perazzini
35     OAK RACING  (FRA)     Lahaye, Moreau, Charouz
37     GERARD WELTER  (FRA) Salini, Salini, Gommendy
38     PEGASUS RACING  (FRA) Schell, Da Rocha, Zollinger
39     KSM  (DEU) Pourtales, Noda, Kennard
40     QUIFEL - ASM TEAM  (PRT) Amaral, Pla, Hughes
41     TEAM BRUICHLADDICH  (GBR) Ojjeh, Greaves, Chalandon
42     STRAKKA RACING  (GBR) Leventis, Watts, Kane
LMGT1
50     LARBRE COMPETITION  (FRA) Berville, Canal, Gardel
52     LARBRE COMPETITION  (DEU) Nygaard, Enge, Kox
60     MATECH COMPETITION  (CHE) Mutsch, Grosjean, Hirschi
61     MATECH COMPETITION  (CHE) Gachnang, Frey, Allemann
69     JLOC  (JPN) Yogo, Yamanishi, Iiri
70     MARC VDS RACING TEAM  (BEL) De Doncker, Leinders, Palttala
72     LUC ALPHAND AVENTURES  (FRA) Gregoire, Policand, Hart
73     LUC ALPHAND AVENTURES  (FRA) Jousse, Maassen, Goueslard
LMGT2
63     CORVETTE RACING  (USA) Magnussen, O'Connell, Garcia
64     CORVETTE RACING  (USA) Gavin, Beretta, Collard
75     PROSPEED COMPETITION  (BEL) Splunteren, Hommerson, Machiels
76     IMSA PERFORMANCE MATMUT  (FRA) Narac, Pilet, Long
77     TEAM FELBERMAYR-PROTON  (DEU) Lieb, Lietz, Henzler
78     BMW MOTORSPORT  (DEU) Muller, Farfus, Alzen
79     BMW MOTORSPORT  (DEU) Priaulx, Muller, Werner
80     FLYING LIZARD MOTORSPORT  (USA) Neiman, Law, Bergmeister
81     JAGUAR RSR  (USA) Gentilozzi, Dalziel, Goossens
82     RISI COMPETIZIONE  (USA) Melo, Bruni, Kaffer
83     RISI COMPETIZIONE  (USA) Krohn, Jonsson, De Poele
85     SPYKER SQUADRON  (NLD) Coronel, Dumbreck, Bleekemolen
88     TEAM FELBERMAYR-PROTON  (DEU) Felbermayr Snr, Felbermayr JNR, Konopka
89     HANKOOK - TEAM FARNBACHER  (DEU) Farnbacher, Simonsen, Keen
92     JMW MOTORSPORT  (GBR) Bell, Sugden, Miller
95     AF CORSE SRL  (ITA) Fisichella, Alesi, Vilander
96     AF CORSE SRL  (ITA) Perez Companc, Russo, Salo
97     BMS SCUDERIA ITALIA SPA  (ITA) Holzer, Westbrook, Scheider

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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by JoostLamers » 07 Jun 2010, 17:41

Thanks, Phil and Tom :)
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by JoostLamers » 07 Jun 2010, 21:05

So in the morning I'm off to Le Mans, and won't be online here for about a week.

Watch the Porsche corner for the Flexotels. Cya :)
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Haukinen » 08 Jun 2010, 09:04

I didn't know that Toni Vilander drives with Fisichella and Alesi :lol:
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Re: 24 Hours of Le Mans 2010

Post by Doug24 » 08 Jun 2010, 18:25

If anyone's interested in watching last years races, RaceFansTV is playing the 2009 LeMans races at http://www.racefanstv.com/channels/spor ... an-lemans/. There's Algarve, Spa, Nurburgring, Catalunya, Silverstone

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