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Old 26 Apr 2016, 11:50 (Ref:3636433)   #16
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Was at the Test day last year - it was great. Would recommend going in on Saturday evening and staying in the city centre. We saw alot of teams/drivers in their team gear having dinner. We were at the same hotel as the Porsche LMP1 team. Plus you'll be well rested for the session on Sunday.
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Old 27 Apr 2016, 10:11 (Ref:3636650)   #17
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Cheers, we're booked on 9:50 Tunnel out (on the Saturday) and 22:36 back (or whatever the last one was that was being offered) on the Sunday.

I've got an option on two hotels - I think like you we saw a few drivers a few years back in town - so this has made my mind up, we'll stay nearer to the town centre instead of in the outskirts, cheers!


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Old 27 Apr 2016, 11:30 (Ref:3636665)   #18
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Cheers, we're booked on 9:50 Tunnel out (on the Saturday) and 22:36 back (or whatever the last one was that was being offered) on the Sunday.

I've got an option on two hotels - I think like you we saw a few drivers a few years back in town - so this has made my mind up, we'll stay nearer to the town centre instead of in the outskirts, cheers!

Fantastic - you'll have a great time!
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Old 27 Apr 2016, 14:01 (Ref:3636689)   #19
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Cheers, we're booked on 9:50 Tunnel out (on the Saturday) and 22:36 back (or whatever the last one was that was being offered) on the Sunday.

I've got an option on two hotels - I think like you we saw a few drivers a few years back in town - so this has made my mind up, we'll stay nearer to the town centre instead of in the outskirts, cheers!

You will have a great time Phil, make sure you meet up with the locals on Sunday, we arrange a meet in the grandstand overlooking the pits when we went
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Shall we organize a petit 10-10th meeting ?
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Old 1 May 2016, 08:56 (Ref:3637457)   #21
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So, let's meet around 9am in the pits grandstand above the Audi boxes.
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Parfait Pascal, parfait
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Old 16 May 2016, 11:22 (Ref:3642056)   #24
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I'm thinking of driving up there as well for the testday. Arrive on saturday and leave sunday night, just need to see if I can get a day off from work.

I usually go to the raceweekend but I've been to the WEC races at Silverstone and Spa this year and might visit the Nurburgring as well. Le Mans would be a watch from home race this year.
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Test day scrutineering schedule version 1
http://www.24h-lemans.com/wpphpFichi...-mans-2016.pdf

Official photoshoot of the grid at 4PM on Saturday
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Wurz is listed as 4th driver for Toyota, in both cars. Some others in LMP2 too. Otherwise nothing new
http://www.24h-lemans.com/wpphpFichi...-mans-2016.pdf

It's a shame this new ACO regulation prevents anyone else from running at Test Day now (except theoretical second G56 car), it's "just" the same 60 cars as in the main race.

You'd think Manor at least would have otherwise entered second Oreca even if not allowed for the main race.
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Old 26 May 2016, 01:28 (Ref:3644442)   #27
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You'd think Manor at least would have otherwise entered second Oreca even if not allowed for the main race.
It'll be there, but as a spare, so they wouldn't want to risk damage or extra mileage to it.
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It'll be there, but as a spare, so they wouldn't want to risk damage or extra mileage to it.
Right, because no damage can be repaired in two weeks time, and extra mileage would wear down the chassis to the state of uselessness

I wonder how teams even dare to trial out their actual race cars, rather than to wrap them up in plastic wrappers to protect them from dust and touch like comic book collectors

Anyway, if they (were allowed to) run both in the Test, they could get twice the data from it for the race week.
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Old 26 May 2016, 23:15 (Ref:3644679)   #29
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Right, because no damage can be repaired in two weeks time, and extra mileage would wear down the chassis to the state of uselessness

I wonder how teams even dare to trial out their actual race cars, rather than to wrap them up in plastic wrappers to protect them from dust and touch like comic book collectors

Anyway, if they (were allowed to) run both in the Test, they could get twice the data from it for the race week.
Sure they can repair it, but clearly the risk of the costs and resources associated isn't worth the extra data to them, can't blame them for that. The added mileage is a pretty important aspect as well as it affects that car for the season. Even putting an extra 1000km on parts which is easy to do on the test could require them to replace components an event before they would like to. Plus their spare car is aiding KCMG's efforts.

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