Le Mans » Motoyama's heroic attempt to save DeltaWing

A video showing the emotion of Satoshi Motoyama's heroic, 90 minute long, battle to keep the DeltaWing in the Le Mans 24 Hours after a crash in the Porsche Curves

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fairlyoldguy - Unregistered

June 18, 2012 4:49 PM

Very sad to see the Delta Wing go out so soon. The Toyota team,including Nakajima, were shown apologizing to the Delta Wing crew. I was among the early supporters of the Delta Wing when it was first suggested as a replacement for Indy Car. I hope that this promising design keeps going in some series or other.

Guy - Unregistered

June 19, 2012 3:46 PM

The intense inner preasure to fulfill a dream make people react in different ways, some want to punch or blame the other, other throw it in the back of their mind as to not deal with it immediately. Satoshi Motoyama is a hero.
I hated the DeltaWing, it looked like a tricycle, but after seeing it in LeMans it looks like an airplane on landing coming at you.


June 21, 2012 10:19 PM

"A light car obviously accelerates better for a given amount of power, or uses less fuel if you're that way inclined. But it's actually a bit more complex than that. The effects of excess weight are compounded by movement, because inertia, the reluctance of the car to change its speed and direction, then becomes the issue." G.M.

The Delta Wing is the most radical thing to happen in racing in quite some time, so naturally it won't appeal to the conventional thinking masses at first.

Really hoping it will race in next years 24 hour.

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