And so here we are, some 16 weeks and more after my 2017 Le Mans
trip started; its incredible just how time flies. Since then
we've had Porsche pulling the plug on their LMP1 programme (leaving
us wondering what Toyota are going to do....) then Silverstone was
off - and then on again for a much better August slot! As to
what we'll be watching at La Sarthe in June 2018, I've really no
idea other than some great GTEs and loads of LMP2s. I've just
come back from a delightful week with my lovely wife at Center Parcs
(a very late summer holiday) and I'm still writing the 2017 Le Mans
Story - in old fashioned pen and ink at the moment. As things
are going, I should be good for publication in a short while - and
that means about February/March next year!
Plans are now being
firmed up for Le Mans 2018 as I write this. Both of my boys
are intent upon coming to Le Mans, Toby for the second time (after
his debut in 2016) and James for the first time. Better start
saving up guys!
And there it is - all over for another year. I returned home
late on Monday evening after a truly wonderful (and incredibly hot!)
week. Huge thanks go from me to James (Bentley03) my 'partner
in crime' ands chauffeur for the 10 days, and also to my friends
Tony and Allon. Did we have a great time? Of course we
did! We may not have got the result we were all hoping for,
but that's racing....
I've now added the
qualifying times from the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday and the
full race result following the disqualification of the 13 Rebellion
by the ACO.
I'll be starting
work on my 'Story' of the race soon, however, as regular readers
will be aware, it's unlikely to see the light of day on here for
many months yet - so you have that to look forward to!
It's here! It's time to go to France. My last entry here
for the moment and the first proper entry in my Le Mans diary.
With just one day to spare before I head off to France, I've finally
uploaded all of my 2016 Le Mans videos - hurrah! That's what
you call 'cutting it fine'! Bizarrely, there are 99 of them in
all.....a shame I didn't take one more!
Test Day - Full session times now published - sessions 1 and 2 and
My Story of the 2016 Le Mans trip is finally done. At least,
edition 1 is.... A revision will follow in the next few days
which will include the considerable amount of video that Toby and I took on the trip. Click the
animated gif below to go to the story.
Entry List for Le Mans 2017 announced today by the ACO. As
always, there is a lot of information to be added yet.
If you've appreciated
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