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Le Mans 2019 - Six Days to Go - Who's Excited?

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The Le Mans 24 Hours begins in just under six days time - who's excited?


The biggest race of the motorsport year. The ultimate test of man and machine. A perfect reason to ensue the wife and kids leave you alone for a full day - Le Mans is fast approaching!

24 hours of flat out driving in four categories of endurance racing machines, Le Mans is the greatest, most spectacular and toughest form for motorsport on tarmac - and for the 87th time the big event in France will start this Saturday 15th June - Who's excited to get cracking on with the action?

As usual we will be running a full 24 hour coverage of the greatest race on earth as over 60 cars and some of the best endurance drivers in the world take to the Circuit de la Sarthe for this spectacular show.

Stay tuned to RaceDepartment over the next day or two for details on how you can watch the big event via our live stream. It's going to be awesome!


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Back to mid-2000 levels of excitement for me - if you think it's bad now, you should have been watching it when Audi were winning by hours. GTE-Pro has been a farce since they introduced BoP and it's definitely on life-support given it looks like there's actual interest in the 2020 P1 rules now - unless OEMs are going to run GTE and P1 programs. That's OK by me, GTE-Am is worth watching.

WEC does not necessarily include Le Mans; there was a recent rumour that the ACO were considering pulling out of the WEC again, that has happened before too ( in 1990 ). There may not be a WEC on a given year but you can rely on Le Mans happening.
Good points made. My point (sort of) was: Apolish WEC, make LeMans independent again. Define classes, where teams actually have interest in competing.
 
Back to mid-2000 levels of excitement for me - if you think it's bad now, you should have been watching it when Audi were winning by hours. GTE-Pro has been a farce since they introduced BoP and it's definitely on life-support given it looks like there's actual interest in the 2020 P1 rules now - unless OEMs are going to run GTE and P1 programs. That's OK by me, GTE-Am is worth watching.

WEC does not necessarily include Le Mans; there was a recent rumour that the ACO were considering pulling out of the WEC again, that has happened before too ( in 1990 ). There may not be a WEC on a given year but you can rely on Le Mans happening.

This pretty much sums up my thoughts. Audi were nice enough to let the French win one though, so it wasn't all bad ;)

I'm looking forward to this year, will be nice to see (hear) the LMP2s and Porsches in particular again.
 
Le Mans and Formula 1 are death and buried, too many stupid rules killed the spirit of racing.

After Fia disgrace in Canada, Le Mans await us with an embarassing Lmp1 class and a more than obvious Ford Gt parade in Gt Pro.
 
with the current Le Mans EoT I've never cared less about Le Mans, LMP1 is a joke, lets see how many laps toyota win by now then
 
Le Mans and Formula 1 are death and buried, too many stupid rules killed the spirit of racing.

After Fia disgrace in Canada, Le Mans await us with an embarassing Lmp1 class and a more than obvious Ford Gt parade in Gt Pro.

Because defending Le Mans winners Ford have been taking trophies every race, right? and now in the real world...

In related news, Multimatic are doing all they can to keep Fords in the WEC - there are serious entries for private Pro teams as well as Am.

It's like half the commentary on Le Mans has no idea how it's been over the years. Alonso has a lot to answer for.
 
It's how the french say The Men :p
If it's that, I'm not looking forward this degeneration... I expect better topics on Racing Department, that is the best gardening forum over all the internet.

I'm reporting this topic and expect that the OP is arrested by the Cyber Police!
 
:sleep: The WEC won't sell me an internet feed here in the states anymore (which I was happy to pay for) - it is not offered by my current TV content provider, so I will be forced to jump from pirated stream to pirated stream as they are shut down until I lose interest. As others have pointed out, the 24H LM is the only thing keeping the WEC relevant. Unfortunately the series has lost its way and Toyota and Aston building hyped cars to compete against existing non-HY P1s is not going to right the ship. When you had 3 manufacturers each running 3 cars you could call that a class of cars. Four manufacturers each running 2 cars , though fewer cars, would make for a better race.
 
A race that has always fascinated me, ever since I was a kid reading the Michel Vaillant comic books.
that's me ;) I even watched the movie as a grown up, now what does that tell us?
on another note: still watching my way through the 6 hours of Le Castellet Blancpain gt3 event in little 30 min bits, hope i get that out of my system before next weekend, lol.
 
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