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Old 19 Jul 2017, 15:35 (Ref:3752819)   #1
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Old 20 Jul 2017, 05:29 (Ref:3752972)   #2
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And the winner will be ........

Grasser Lambos have been strong all season; the Bentley boys on a roll after their Paul Ricard win; WRT will want to do well on home turf; can Rowe repeat their success of last year?

Who will win? Anybody's guess!
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Old 20 Jul 2017, 17:06 (Ref:3753131)   #3
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First time to Spa (for the 24 Hours at least). Long held ambition fueled by BMW CSLs and Capris in the 70s.
Looking forward to it and packing sunscreen and waterproofs and everything in between.
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Old 20 Jul 2017, 17:15 (Ref:3753133)   #4
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Grasser Lambos have been strong all season; the Bentley boys on a roll after their Paul Ricard win; WRT will want to do well on home turf; can Rowe repeat their success of last year?

Who will win? Anybody's guess!

After paul ricard 6H, hope that lamborghini quit to turn their engine in mclaren mode

my bet of course is on one between the many pro amg gt3. Last year the car was the ultimate gun on track, finishing close to overall podium despite that harsh penality (AMG fault, not teams)
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Old 21 Jul 2017, 21:05 (Ref:3753424)   #5
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i think there is going to be one very sneaky porsche near the front.

would also love to see the GSR amg gt3 go well.
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Old 21 Jul 2017, 23:52 (Ref:3753448)   #6
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Cant wait for this, its a jewel in the crown alongside B12 and Nur 24 for GT racing fans. Ive seen rain forecast for the whole weekend so hopefully this changes

Grasser should be strong as long as the car doesn't fail them. And the AMG flotilla should be up there too even without AMG playing around with the engines....

Cant see McLaren doing much here unfortunately, Strakka still learning the cars and then you have McLarens reliability woes over a 24hr race that seem to pop up year in year out.

And then there's Bentley hoping to make amends for last years mistakes that cost them a really good shot at the win.

Rain or no rain this never fails to excite.
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Old 22 Jul 2017, 08:21 (Ref:3753483)   #7
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Hoping for a Bentley win after that fiasco last year.
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Old 22 Jul 2017, 09:07 (Ref:3753486)   #8
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Im not sure its been officially announced but checking the Motorsport TV (motors tv) schedule it appears that the entire 24 hours is being shown live this year so hopefully there will be more cameras operating during the night hours than previous years.
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Old 22 Jul 2017, 10:35 (Ref:3753499)   #9
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Made a last minute call and booked a ticket. Didn't fancy camping and couldn't get a hotel nearby so staying in Liege Thursday and Friday and just going without on Saturday. Who needs sleep.

I hope team inexperience doesn't cost KUS Team75 Bernhard because they were super quick on test day, and their driver lineup is formidable.
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Old 22 Jul 2017, 23:05 (Ref:3753653)   #10
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Cant wait for this, its a jewel in the crown alongside B12 and Nur 24 for GT racing fans. Ive seen rain forecast for the whole weekend so hopefully this changes

Grasser should be strong as long as the car doesn't fail them. And the AMG flotilla should be up there too even without AMG playing around with the engines....

Cant see McLaren doing much here unfortunately, Strakka still learning the cars and then you have McLarens reliability woes over a 24hr race that seem to pop up year in year out.

And then there's Bentley hoping to make amends for last years mistakes that cost them a really good shot at the win.

Rain or no rain this never fails to excite.

Let this be clear:

- Weather forecast is only reliable two or three days before the race. Anything before that is only speculation.

- McLaren's reliability woes were gone once the 650S entered the game. In 2016 and 2015 both cars were struck by collisions in the night, but for one reason or another, everybody keeps assuming technical failures were the cause of their downfall.
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Old 23 Jul 2017, 12:14 (Ref:3753736)   #11
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Let this be clear:

- Weather forecast is only reliable two or three days before the race. Anything before that is only speculation.

- McLaren's reliability woes were gone once the 650S entered the game. In 2016 and 2015 both cars were struck by collisions in the night, but for one reason or another, everybody keeps assuming technical failures were the cause of their downfall.
Given their season to date, I think Strakka will be pleased if they get to the chequered flag with undamaged cars.

Spa being Spa, I have packed sun-cream and flippers. Maybe skis too....
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Old 23 Jul 2017, 19:53 (Ref:3753815)   #12
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Im not sure its been officially announced but checking the Motorsport TV (motors tv) schedule it appears that the entire 24 hours is being shown live this year so hopefully there will be more cameras operating during the night hours than previous years.
Almost all 24 hours on Motorsport.tv - two breaks for rally reports.

If I understood it right there will be 11 manned camera's for the full 24 hours, 10 more during daytime running.
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Old 23 Jul 2017, 20:12 (Ref:3753818)   #13
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Please can somone advise if -
the on-track commentary is likely to be multi - language
there is an local radio with either English or multi - language commentary
- or are we best using mobile phone to follow live timing ?

Thanks - not long now !
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Old Yesterday, 10:58 (Ref:3753917)   #14
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Last year there were regular English updates and the big screens are in sensible places to enable you to keep track of what is going on.
Also, you could easily access the restaurant/bar above the pits which also had a number of big screens with live timing and the live feed.
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Last year's race was cool in that all 24 hours was shown. It was the closest thing we saw too to a collaboration between SRO tv and radiolemans.com. Not sure if we'll ever get to see John Hindaugh and John Watson in the same booth though.
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