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Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:40 am

wow, they have the 1 and 2 spots, and the two fastest lap times. That's amazing.
 
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The #7 Porsche RS Spyder in P2 is hanging with them in third, FWIW.

The #6 Porsche is down in 32nd, because it had severe electrical problems.

Both Audis stopped for diesel just after the one hour mark.
 
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:09 pm

That is pretty impressive. I would really like to see them win.
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:16 pm

The #1 Audi spun out, still in the lead.

But, an Audi spinning is better than an Audi getting plowed by a Lola (which went straight for the grass).
 
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Representing Deutschland :lol:.

Yeah, thats great, you guys do know the DTM (Deutsche Tourwagen Masters) races too? (The 3rd and 6th pic are from the DTM).

Those are so cool, my parents go to the Dutch Circuit (Zandvoort) every year visiting the DTM. When you hear those cranked up V8's... oh men, yummie. Its just like F1, but then with Opel's, Mercedes' and Audi's :P. All though this doesnt have any thing to do with Le Mans at all :lol:.
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:45 pm

The #1 R10 is now in second.

Appears that some damage from the spin was repaired, tires replaced, and the tank refueled (he was in there, after all...)
 
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:03 pm

#2 Audi has now pitted to swap drivers among other things. Still in the lead, though.
 
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:16 pm

At full speed... the fuel tank drains in fifteen minutes.

253 miles per hour, so JUST over 62 miles.

I'll take the Audi R10, thanks :P
 
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They retired car #1 what happened? Tried to find out but can't find any summaries.
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:59 pm

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They retired car #1 what happened? Tried to find out but can't find any summaries.

"Engine problems"

When Audi rolled the car into the paddock and let down the sides of the tent to block everyone's view, the in-car camera's transmitter had enough moxie to punch the signal through the tent. No one was in any hurry in working on the car, so they must already have known that it was dead. A few minutes later someone obviously got news of the in-car camera to the pit crew, because the last thing that camera saw was an Audi tech with a piece of duct tape in his hand. Quite humorous, actually.
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Is it just me or has that car got a pair of red breasts behind the cockpit??
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:31 pm

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Is it just me or has that car got a pair of red breasts behind the cockpit??

What you're seeing is an ancient vestige of sports-car racing rules. In theory, every car going 'round Sebring right this minute is a 2-seater. That's why you see the double headrests. If you look closely during pit stops, you'll see that the engine air intake (and related intake restrictor) lives in the "passenger's" headrest.

For many years (and it may still be, I'm not up on the current rules) race cars at Le Mans were required to carry a spare tire onboard long after tire-changing became a pits-only operation.

At it's core, "sports car" racing still retains a idealised "gentlemanly" flavor to it; the conceit being that the car on the track should be able to be the car on the public roads. Yes, this has not been the case for a long time, but it remains part of the ethos of sports car racing.
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Whatever... They still look like boobs to me! :lol:
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:15 pm

And in the case of the Le Mans cars, the TECHNOLOGIES are supposed to be applied to street cars.

According to the scoreboard, overheating is what took out the #1 car. I've also heard that a telemetry failure did it in.
 
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Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:52 pm

Overheating PLUS telemetry failure took out the #1 car.

The #2 car has a 4 lap lead, with less than two hours to go in the race.

There have been two cars that have led the race. The #1 Audi R10 at first, and the #2 Audi R10 afterwards.
 
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TDI Power for the win!

Literally!
 
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I have what i am 99% sure is the fastest diesel anyone on TR owns . Am i going to get excited and do a happy dance just because a diesel race car won dont bet on it :roll:
 
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Decided to keep all of this confined to one thread, so bringing this to the top and slightly editing the title.

The Audis are leading the competition in qualifying by 2 seconds.

http://www.lemans.org/24heuresdumans/li ... os_gb.html

The race starts Saturday.

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Before the race, during warmup, one of the cars blew a diff. That much torque, though... no wonder they blew one. :P

So, they replaced the diffs on both cars.
 
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IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK, AND THIS IS LE MANS STARTING RIGHT NOW!
 
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The Audis are a lap ahead of their nearest competition.

That competition is 2 seconds per lap slower, and gets 2 less laps per tank (15 for the Audis, 13 for the Pescarolos).

They've said that their only hope is Audi having a problem with both cars.

Live standings are now located at: http://www.lemans.org/24heuresdumans/li ... os_gb.html
Live audio is at the same place it was at, http://globecast.workscast.com/
 
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IT'S FIVE O'CLOCK, AND THIS IS LE MANS STARTING RIGHT NOW!
You going to watch the whole race?
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Well, I can't watch it, not having cable TV, and the video feed being hammered (not enough bandwidth @ the server)...

I'm not gonna listen to the WHOLE race, but I'll listen to most of it.

:)
 
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The #7 R10 had some problems with the windshield, ECU, fuel filter, and fuel injectors, all in a few laps.

After 25 minutes of repairs, it's catching up QUITE nicely, now. Set the new course record for a race lap (breaking one that the #8 R10 set today) in doing so. It's up to 6th place from 16th place. :)
 
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Halfway point PASSED!

The #7 R10 is 9 laps down, in fourth place.

The #8 R10 couldn't get into 5th gear, so they rebuilt the transmission in 9 minutes, and then hopped back in the race, without giving up the lead. :P
 
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DIESEL POWER RULES AT LE MANS!
 
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Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:35 pm

Jeez, Diesel Boy, don't you have better things to do?

Also, I did check out the Naziwag... I mean Volkswagen's 2006 Jetta TDI review since its engine was mentioned at the beginning of the thread. 0-60 in 11-11.5 seconds? I know mid-range SUVs that can do way better than that. Sure, it may be more economical but wouldn't it be nice to drive something that actually moves? Basically, you can buy a cheaper and better quality car that will be quicker and more fun to drive for same or less.

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