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Old 17 May 2017, 19:14 (Ref:3734107)   #1981
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It's a sound idea to get a little more sleep in the run up. Obviously for those there all week there are late nights on Wednesday and Thursday, but I try to get a decent early night on the other nights, particularly the Friday as I know that when I wake up on Saturday morning, I won't be sleeping again until about 10 pm on Sunday night...... (Not counting the occasional nodding dog in the grandstand at about 1-2 pm on Sunday afternoon!). I've always said that the night hours are just too wonderful to miss and I would strongly suggest (particularly to newbies) that as you have every other night of the year to sleep, don't waste race night at Le Mans (and don't render yourself so comatose with alcohol that you can't enjoy it!).
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Old 17 May 2017, 19:21 (Ref:3734112)   #1982
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i agreed the nights are magical but now days i always think that the best time is sunrise and therefore i usually grab a couple of hours kip and then get up just before sunrise, been same routine now for many years
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Old 17 May 2017, 19:24 (Ref:3734113)   #1983
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Each to his own Simon, those who've been many times will have their own routine. I just want to encourage those with little or no experience to cherish the 'best bits'!
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Old 17 May 2017, 19:50 (Ref:3734119)   #1984
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i totally agree Andrew, doing the full 24 hours is a must if you can, but if you are driving home on sunday after the race like me then perhaps not such a good idea. But for those in their early years of le mans doing the 24 hours is a must try
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That's true Simon, as we now stay on Sunday night and make a leisurely return on Monday I tend to forget the sleep needs of drivers! I well remember when I used to go with the Tourists how the front passenger in each car would always be given the 'Keep the driver awake' responsibility - while I snored for the entire journey. We never used to go back on Sunday night, but we did drive to the coast, usually to stay in Cancale.
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Old 17 May 2017, 19:58 (Ref:3734122)   #1986
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Elaviel should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridElaviel should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Just don't stay awake for 48 hours and fall asleep at the start!
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I did the full 24 from home last year by expending as little energy as possible and watching the overnight stint from bed with my laptop and a cup of coffee.

I'll have to fill up on more coffee at the track then... plus I'll need to stay awake long enough after the race to get to the TGV and then to my hotel in Paris and remain awake enough to set the alarm to catch the plane home in the morning. A strategy will need to be devised.
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Truckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the gridTruckosaurus should be qualifying in the top 3 on the grid
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...Not counting the occasional nodding dog in the grandstand ....
"I was just resting my eyes..."
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it is acceptable to rest your eyes during safety car periods or FCY's
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I never rest my eyes, but I have been known to undertake a close visual examination of the inside of my eyelids.
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Those sort of visual inspections are usually accompanied by snoring sounds
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For all those brits wanting to see where we will be in a few weeks time channel 5 now showing motogp from le mans
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Unusually, I'm still waiting for my ACO renewal paperwork to arrive from the ACO (it always runs out at the end of May for me). I've normally had it weeks ago. Can anyone tell me the English speaking phone number at the ACO?
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