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Old 9 Jun 2017, 20:11 (Ref:3739792)   #2041
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Found some interesting places to attend upcomming week.
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Old 10 Jun 2017, 09:52 (Ref:3739918)   #2042
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To get myself in the mood, I have been binge watching the new 'television' series "Le Mans: Racing is Everything" on Amazon Prime.

It covers the 2015 LM24 and follows the fortunes of a number of teams and drivers, which makes a change from most LM docs which focus on a single team's efforts.

It's marked as a Prime Exclusive so I assume that's going to be the only place to see it (legally).
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Old 18 Jun 2017, 20:14 (Ref:3744961)   #2043
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I was wondering if anybody knows anyone whom has managed to walk or run the whole circuit on friday. Last year I managed to run a full lap, this year walked the circuit and got stopped (fence and guard) at the Porsche curves. I don't know why ACO is making it so hard?
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Old 18 Jun 2017, 20:17 (Ref:3744964)   #2044
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Anyone noticed after the finish ACO tried to close the startinggrid for the fans? WHY do they do that?
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Anyone noticed after the finish ACO tried to close the startinggrid for the fans? WHY do they do that?
Where about? They opened the access gates at the Ford chicane and let everybody on.
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No, at first they put red and white ribbon across the track at the beginning of pitstraid and tried to stop erverybody. It did not last long. Also from the other end everybody at first had to through pitlane. Very odd.
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Tomorrow Vue cinemas are screening the Le Mans 3d film which is based off the new amazon series. Anyone planning on seeing it?
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No, at first they put red and white ribbon across the track at the beginning of pitstraid and tried to stop erverybody. It did not last long. Also from the other end everybody at first had to through pitlane. Very odd.
I wasn't sure but it felt like they were just trying to ensure the cars were barriered off correctly in the parc ferme area and then they let people through.
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I posted this also in the FAQ thread:

For those amongst you who use the Le Mans Tourist Office as a source of tickets, Nadine will retire 1st of january. She already has shifted the ticket duty to her colleague Catherine (no family! Note the single 't' instead of double):<br />
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I posted this also in the FAQ thread:

For those amongst you who use the Le Mans Tourist Office as a source of tickets, Nadine will retire 1st of january. She already has shifted the ticket duty to her colleague Catherine (no family! Note the single 't' instead of double):
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Oh my goodness, Simon will be distraught!
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The news must have hit him pretty hard, no reply yet from Simon.
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The news must have hit him pretty hard, no reply yet from Simon.
I think Simon already sent flowers to his new contact
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For anyone in the UK or with the ability to circumvent geo-blocking, there is currently an old documentary on Le Mans of iPlayer (Tuesday Documentary - 24 Hours at Le Mans). And I mean old - it covers the build-up and running of the 1982 race. It principally follows Alain de Cadanet & Guy Edwards' separate efforts to get funding and logistics sorted before covering their fortunes in the race itself.

However, as someone who is relatively recent to sportscars (and who wasn't even born when this race ran), it's the general atmosphere that I found fascinating; everything seems to be ramshackle and thrown together. Of course it wasn't, for the time it was as professional as any other sportscar race, but as someone who has only been exposed to the big-budget factory era there were times when I didn't even think of the issues teams would have faced back then, like the dodgy fuel that was ripping through fuel pump belts.

Even the off-track sections seemed to be from a different age, with sights such as freak shows, crude fairground attractions and gendarmes queuing up to shave at a solitary communal toilet. However, in covering these aspects of Le Mans culture there is some foul language and a couple of shots of strippers, so I won't link the documentary here. But it shouldn't be hard to find for anyone who is interested.
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