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Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer defend the title they won in 2011 with victory at Le Mans

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racingbod - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 3:50 PM

Err could you perhaps look up why it completed 20% before you post? It got punted off into a wall whilst minding it's own business.

Congrats Audi, bad luck for Toyota and DeltaWing.

racingbod - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 4:18 PM

3:45 target time done with half weight/power/fuel. 40lt tank vs 75lt, still doing 11 lap stints.

Just because you don't like how it looks don't dump all over the concept. Seems you only comment here to have a go at it. They've proved top line motorsport is possible with less cost/waste which is what motorsport needs to start embracing or it'll become irrelevant.

stefanvv

June 17, 2012 5:24 PM

AUDI on top as ever, Toyota impressed with their speed but have lot, lot more work to do with the reliability to get it to the end, what we learned from Peugeot last years is that factory car can be sometimes faster than AUDI, but it is hard to beat the German's perfectionism.

I don't know about DeltaWing, they weren't too much at the track, but 11 laps stint isn't impressive as LMP1s have 9 laps stints, Lola-Toyota and HPD did well too.

racingbod - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 6:05 PM

pc

Again, not read up on it have you. They had a small gearbox problem early on and were moving up the order running good pace.

I'm also sure if you built an LMP1 you'd blow the doors off the Audi, fckwit

Stef, 11 laps on 40lt vs 9 laps on 75lt. You're not impressed.

Nanbawan - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 6:11 PM

Next year, the "stand 56" will feature the fuel cell powered GreenGT H2 prototype.

Hopefully no hydrogen explosion which would be a rather bad publicity for this technology especially if it obliterates half of the circuit...

Nicely done once again Audi but with the immense Le Mans knowledge of Team Joest you can't really fail against no real opposition.

Let's bear one year of self absorbed commercials until next year with Toyotas ready for the proper challenge.

Too bad no privateer could enter some 908 for this edition, I really don't get the Peugeot board policy...Maybe they're just incompetent. A shame given the good work that has been done there.

I hope Pescarolo find the means and the enthusiasm to keep entering a car at Le Mans. All years can't be as bad as this one !

stefanvv

June 17, 2012 6:35 PM

@bod
This is racing, and in racing I'd like to see fast cars, not economic cars. If it is about economy, someone could jump into with a solar car with 1-2 stints for the whole race to change only little weared tyres. I just don't know how they would run in the dark:)

I believe the DW concept is to run at least average LMP2 speed and endurance, which didn't happen for the time it was on the track, otherwise there seem no point to me. It is only my opinion, but it just didn't looked at the right place around other cars. May be they could find somewhere else to compete, I don't know.

jimmy - Unregistered

June 17, 2012 7:00 PM

The first Le Mans since 2008 I haven't watched non-stop. No point in watching cruising four dominant cars without any serious competition. Hats off to Toyota for their heroic effort, they'll be dangerous next year. At least I hope.

UncleSam

June 17, 2012 8:08 PM
Last Edited 921 days ago

Hats off to the Starworks Motorsport effort in LMP2 with wins at both Sebring and LeMans, also a solid second in the Daytona 24 hour in a Grand Am prototype. Peter Baron is a refreshing team owner, laid back and hilarious. When queried about the origins of his team name, he said it was a long story but it involved a late night filled with spirits and a discussion about sheep sheering. I don't care where you are from, that is some funny stuff!

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