Le Mans 2020 is on

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  1. dkmw

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    The Eurosport feed is widely available. Thirty minutes in, I’m super-impressed with the camera work and quality of the coverage. This is going to be fun to watch:)
     
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    Massive bucket list tick off for me going in person for 2015, but I have lost interest since Toyota’s been running unopposed at the top. That said, I really want to see that 911 in the ‘Salzburg‘ livery and I understand the Astons are tough. Are the Corvettes running?
     
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    No Corvettes, no BMWs:(

    Aston Martin sandbagged their way through qualifying, and now are flying. All of our U.K. brothers may get their cake.

    Ferrari is kinda competitive with the Astons.

    Porsche got knee-capped in balance of performance and are now scrambling to pull tire strategy to get back at the end. It’s gonna be fun to watch this play out.

    The feed is so good, and there’s racing all through the field, so I’m pretty happily glued to the TV:)
     
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    Nice, thanks. I'm gonna sign up for the MTTV trial. Always fun to have it on during the day even if I'm not at the screen the whole day.
     
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    I live about 40 miles from Le Mans, have gone in person a few times. Not much interest atm with the world as it is, but will catch up on the TV stream though!
     
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    Movie Ford vs Ferrari was a good primer on this. IMHO
     
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    Watching it now. So disappointed in the lack of Corvettes. no Ford GTs either. I really wanted to see how the new mis-engine design Corvette stands up against the Ferraris and Porches. Rooting for Aston Martin.
     
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    Corvette team was entered for the og date in June. But the rescheduling put them in a bind (conflicting with their IMSA schedule.) Logistically, it just wasn’t do-able for them to come to France.

    The new Vettes are doing very very well here in IMSA. Fantastically well for a brand new race car.
     
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    Just like the Tour , Im not ready this year , with all the crap going on.
    The weekends with F3 , F2 , and off course F1 ( Danes in all 3 classes , I just have to watch , LOL)
    The F2 and F3 classes run 2 races per weekend , phew....

    Annnnd , some weekends , the Motogp is on as well..........Its no wonder that Im rather tired after those weekends..
     
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    Pretty normal with the exception of Ford and Chevrolet racing (and some others) due to either pulled support or COVID concerns. Now in the dark after a longish yellow - I need a nap.
     
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    Lol, yeah I fell asleep during the last safety car. All of a sudden there were multiple cars off and it took a while to get cleaned up.

    One third of the way in, it’s almost 11pm and rain is supposed to be on the way. It’s going to be a long night...
     
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    There was an era where Le Mans was "interesting"... Below a nice array of Bugatti Type 54 and Alfa-Romeo PIII, prefiguring an animated and feroucious fight :

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    What's that ?

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    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln
     
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