Author Topic: Congrats, Kiwis!  (Read 749 times)

twowings

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Congrats, Kiwis!
« on: June 18, 2017, 08:20:15 AM »
...on your LeMans 24-hour victory!  :boozing:  What a race!!! From 56th to 1st place...wow 
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 08:21:22 AM by twowings »

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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 01:44:34 PM »
that's a tough grueling race. porsche seems to have it dialed in. yeah, congrat's kiwis.
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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 08:45:34 PM »
I didn't see it unfortunately but 'Well done those men!'
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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 10:23:15 PM »
I think only two of the three were Kiwis. Still, a darn good effort. :thumb:
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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 08:37:30 AM »
Yes - well done

I've done Le Mans 3 times now twice as a young man and once as an old giffer with my stepson

There's something very intriguing about walking about at 02:00 in the morning eating Belgium Waffles with squirty cream and watching race cars go past at 150 MPH +

If you can find a way to go ........ go - its great fun
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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 08:50:04 AM »
Caught bits and pieces.   Audi have a presence this year??

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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 12:43:15 PM »
Audi withdrew from World Endurance racing....

The two New Zealand drivers were Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley....joined by German endurance legend Timo Bernhard...

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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 05:52:03 PM »
so two Porsches and two Toyotas in LMP1?

LMP2 all spec engines?  I wonder if they should restrict it to GT cars.  Or only allow GT engines in the prototypes?
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Re: Congrats, Kiwis!
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 07:06:06 PM »
IIRC, each of them fielded 3 cars...it was the #8 Porsche, which had been virtually written off after spending nearly 70 minutes in the garage, that came from 56th place to 1st place by driving their hearts out...the only Toyota left finished 8th but now today the 3rd-place Rebellion Racing entry has had their podium finish revoked for illegally modifying the body so I guess now the lone Toyota finished 7th officially...

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