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deathsled

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Le Mans 2018
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:18:59 AM »
Le Mans 2018 is around the corner gentlemen. Here's the lineup of drivers. Four car entry numbers 66, 67, 68 and 69
http://performance.ford.com/series/ford-gt/news/articles/wec/2018/02/le-mans-driver-announcement.html
Wonder how many hundreds of pounds of wedge has been loaded onto the GTs to slow them down due to them being too damned fast...
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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 12:13:42 PM »
Le Mans will be flag to flag coverage on the internet through Fox Sports Go. Start time in France is 15:00 on Saturday. 6 hours difference eastern standard time. Go Ford GT!
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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:19:15 PM »
Have they announced a link to the live feed?   In years past I have watched it online. 
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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 02:26:50 PM »
Looks like Velocity Network has full coverage.   8)

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 04:41:46 PM »
Yes correct. But I clipped my cable therefore Fix Sports Go will work for me. Just plug computer into the big screen. Free to sign up for it. Hope it works.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2018, 07:16:56 AM »

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2018, 08:06:23 AM »
YES! YouTube has it!
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There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2018, 09:30:36 AM »
Fox Sports Go is a write off. Go to FM Hipo's link on youtube.  Ford Performance has it all.
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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2018, 07:47:02 AM »
The evil Porsches are currently running 1 and 2 in GTE prowiththe Ford's 3 and 4. Rammed those Porsches!
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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2018, 10:22:08 AM »
I knew it!  Ford GT hit with a weight penalty...
https://www.motorsport.com/lemans/news/porsche-ford-penalised-in-final-gte-pro-bop-1046261/

But so was Porsche.  As concerns the Porsche I think of the VW emissions scandal where the computer reset itself to comply with emissions when being tested then reverted back to its polluting self after the test was done.  Maybe Porsche (and they were at one time affiliated with VW if not still) has some computer setting that lets the car pass tech inspection then on the track the boost gets turned up.  I'd take the Ford GT over any Porsche any day.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2018, 12:24:58 PM »
VW belongs to Porsche.
I don't think environmental norms are looked at for the race, neither a program to play with emissions.
Note that in GT AM, Porsche won also with the 10kgs weight.
I believe there were a lack of chance for Ford, especially when safety car went on the track at the same time the Ford GT (1rst at the time, just after having overtaken the 2 Porsche - Allez Sébasien Bourdais!) was at the pit lane. Same lack of chance with other safety cars and yellow flags time during the rest of the race.

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2018, 02:19:37 PM »
Porsche actually belongs to VW.

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Re: Le Mans 2018
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2018, 02:36:12 PM »
I think you are right.
Porsche is part of the VW group.
In term of shares.....it is another story I think.