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Old 7 Feb 2012, 08:01 (Ref:3022512)   #151
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National geographic have just released their list of top ten sporting events.LM 24 got 1st spot!
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com...orting-events/
Thats quite amazing for such a high profile general interest publication
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 09:30 (Ref:3022539)   #152
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I agree for me personally its a no brainer but for such a diverse publication to put it at the top was a bit of a shock
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 10:44 (Ref:3022579)   #153
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It's what I've always known - well, since 1986 anyway! Good on them for ignoring the F1 media hype.
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 11:59 (Ref:3022614)   #154
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Re: National Geographic

Just a shame that they couldn't get some of the details correct. "Roughly 46 cars start", and "starts at 4pm" are wrong for a start, although that was the traditional start time, are we stuck at 3pm nowadays?
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 12:18 (Ref:3022621)   #155
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Yep, that's true - 3 pm start has been n place for several years now. Still, the sentiment is clearly right!


I notice we also have 'Wimbeldon' at #6.......
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 12:54 (Ref:3022635)   #156
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They also got loads of stuff wrong... Never mind, it's the thought that counts...
I wonder if we'll get more Yanks due to the article?
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 13:51 (Ref:3022653)   #157
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I wonder if we'll get more Yanks due to the article?
I hope not, those guys are crazy. Oh wait...

Plus, the track turns right.
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Old 7 Feb 2012, 15:53 (Ref:3022695)   #158
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Just a shame that they couldn't get some of the details correct. "Roughly 46 cars start", and "starts at 4pm" are wrong for a start, although that was the traditional start time, are we stuck at 3pm nowadays?

Clearly they got their information from the ACO - see the thread regarding the Group C practice.
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Old 13 Feb 2012, 10:40 (Ref:3025178)   #159
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Changing the subject but something to talk about, does anyone know of a website / database where all the pole postion drivers & cars are listed for Le Mans 24 ?? Just curious ...........
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Old 13 Feb 2012, 10:58 (Ref:3025182)   #160
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Changing the subject but something to talk about, does anyone know of a website / database where all the pole postion drivers & cars are listed for Le Mans 24 ?? Just curious ...........
Do you know this one:
http://wsrp.ic.cz/

There is lots of data on there, could very well be that the stuff your looking for is also on there.
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Old 13 Feb 2012, 21:14 (Ref:3025441)   #161
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I've always tended to rely on Stefan's Le Mans Register. Not sure about poles though.....

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Don't be put off by the title at the top of the page though......
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 17:54 (Ref:3026239)   #162
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Just watching the documentary about Jaguar's assault on Le Mans 1988 (very good piece of documentary making, has to be said), and there's quite a few interview soundbites from Derek Bell (MBE, yes, just to be official )... is he joking or is he serious when he's talking about not being on speaking terms with Klaus Ludwig after Klaus had run out of fuel early in the race?
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 19:23 (Ref:3026281)   #163
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I really don't know, but I think we can safely assume that Derek and Stucky were pretty miffed!
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Old 15 Feb 2012, 20:22 (Ref:3026301)   #164
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Just watching the documentary about Jaguar's assault on Le Mans 1988 (very good piece of documentary making, has to be said)
Is this 'Jaguar's Roar'???

Edit: this explanation of Jan Lammers about nearly missing out on Victory is from that documentary, so my guess is yes. I definately need a copy of that film!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9AJbHokymY

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Is this 'Jaguar's Roar'???

Edit: this explanation of Jan Lammers about nearly missing out on Victory is from that documentary, so my guess is yes. I definately need a copy of that film!
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Yes it is.
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I really don't know, but I think we can safely assume that Derek and Stucky were pretty miffed!
Wouldnt it be the managers call to bring to car in , possibily not Ludwigs call ?
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Old 19 Feb 2012, 10:50 (Ref:3027898)   #167
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I assume that was done back then by pit-board? Did they have in-car radio in 88? Anyhow, if you're that thin on gas, surely you know about it?
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I assume that was done back then by pit-board? Did they have in-car radio in 88? Anyhow, if you're that thin on gas, surely you know about it?
Well inboard radio didnt stop a certain German Audi driver in a silver an green Audi from running out at Le Mans in 2003!
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Pirelli sponsors Le Mans 24 Hours Camping Village

Perhaps some could see something deeper into that sponsorship. Maybe, maybe not.
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Perhaps they will bring some of their calender girls to take over from the Hawiian Tropic girls
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i wonder what this actually means are they paying money to rename the campsites or will the loos have pirelli bog rolls in them
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Uh, i hope it break into a girl fight
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As a Canadian marshal who may be going to his first Le Mans this year, does anyone have any advice on what to take? I need some advice, never having been before. I've been told to arrive no later than the Tuesday. Does anyone know where I could find a post map? I'm going to rent a car. I've been told the shifts are two hours on four hours off. Once your car is parked in a campsite, are there shuttle buses or something to take you to the main stands and back to your post?

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msook, if you check the separate marshals subforum, I suspect you will find a thread there on this sort of thing. We can give mountains of advice for those attending as spectators, but as to marshal's shifts etc. you may want to ask the many other marshals who are members here. Welcome to Tenths!
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As a Canadian marshal who may be going to his first Le Mans this year, does anyone have any advice on what to take? I need some advice, never having been before. I've been told to arrive no later than the Tuesday. Does anyone know where I could find a post map? I'm going to rent a car. I've been told the shifts are two hours on four hours off. Once your car is parked in a campsite, are there shuttle buses or something to take you to the main stands and back to your post?
Yes, go to the Marshal's Forum for this, and do a search on Le Mans. But in general, you will camp AT the poste -- your commissaire pass comes with a car pass for the poste. The rota is subject to the whim of the chef de poste and there are many different flavours, depending on what he wants.

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