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The Fords seem a bit slow on the straight at the moment.


I think they’re gonna do DPi 2.0 though. Hints that they’ll even be there for 2020.

Aston announced their entry into the new Hypercar class with the Valkyrie as well. That class is going to be fun.

https://media.astonmartin.com/aston-martin-valkyrie-hypercar-to-fight-for-overall-victory-at-le-mans/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app

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one of the rebellions twitched going into the last chicane on the mulsanne, hit the wall hard, looked like the whole front of the car was broken, and they had it back out before the track got cleaned up.  rejoined under the same safety car.  a bit amazing.

guess it must have just been the front clip broken

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No. 8 takes the lead when a sensor reset problem makes the No. 7 think it has a puncture

 

Edit: had 2 punctures in a row

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8 wins, AF Corsa Ferrari takes GTE Pro, Keating Ford takes GTE Am, Alpine takes LMP2

 

 

 

 

 

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I don't recall Dodge in the past, but Audi's diesel program was dominant up until fairly recently. Porsche has fielded LMP1 teams in the past, and yes, there are few manufacturers right now. 

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Fun race. Will watch again. 
Question, are there usually more manufacturers?  Audi, Dodge etc?


There were Dodge/SRT Vipers at Le Mans from like 1995 to 2016.

Keating’s team nearly won their class in 2015 in one but had to retire in the 23rd hour.

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The earlier cars that were developed by Oreca won their class from 98-2000.

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I really liked the GTS-R.

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Double post.

 

Previous manufacturers also include Peugeot (they won overall once or twice, their cars were always fast but reliability was a problem), Panoz (American manufacturer that misty built racing cars but did sell a few street models for homologation that used Mustang Cobra running gear. The weirdest Panoz was the Esperante GTR-1, that raced in the GT1 class back in the 90s (the new ACO/FIA Hypercar class will be sorta similar to these):

 

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They had to make two road going versions to homologate it.

 

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Nissan tried and failed miserably with this a few years back. It was totally FWD based, and they never got the hybrid system to work:

 

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Cadillac and Bentley have raced in the past, too. There’s more I am forgetting, as well.

 

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The Keating Ford GT am winner was disqualified and stripped of the win for fuel flow penalties. 

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amazon prime has a 24 hours of le mans documentary that includes that front engine nissan among the teams it follows.  i can't imagine how much money nissan blew trying to get that thing off the ground.  a front engine LMP1 car isn't even the most bizarre part of that story.

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Did not see the R8LMS last week. They skip it?

 

I don’t think there has ever been a GTE-spec car, which is what Le Mans uses. It’s always been GT3/GT4.

 

GT3 is much cheaper and easier to develop and is much closer to the standard road car.

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Massive Sandown crash. Circuit safety is a joke. Lucky nobody was killed or seriously injured.

Go to about 1:08...

 

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