29.05.17 - I
renewed my ACO membership last week (anyone who is waiting for their
renewal forms for the end of May - they're very late in sending them
out - you need to phone them on
0033 2 43 40 50 60 (English speaking). I
also dug out all the membership cards I've kept. I've been a
member since 1997 and have all of my cards since 2002....
With little else to report, I thought I'd just just 'unveil' my new
'daily diary' which I hope to update during my trip to Le Mans.
Entry list update - Back to two seats to be filled following
Sebastien Bourdais' big Indy crash which is likely to keep him out
of racing for the rest of the year. Best wishes to Sebastien
for a speedy recovery.
Entry list update - Toyota line-ups swapped in cars #7 and #9 -
Sarrazin for Lopez. Gutierrez for G-Drive leaving just one
seat available in the #88 Proton.
Entry list update - Graff complete their line-ups with Richard
Bradley. Only two seats now remain to be filled in the #22
G-Drive and #88 Proton.
Yet more entry list updates. Proton now have just one seat
remaining. SMP complete their roster with an all-Russian
line-up including Sirotkin and a strong line-up for the JMW 488.
Scrutineering schedule for Sunday 11th and Monday 12th now
published (including a downloadable Word version). Maybe I'll see you there!
Pit allocations now added. Check where your favourite team
will have their base for the 24 Hours!
Entry list updates - Various additions, including confirmation of
the Corvette line-ups. Now relatively few seats up for grabs.
04.05.17 - ACO timetable now updated to include practice, qualifying and race
times for Porsche Carrera Cup and Road to Le Mans races.
Entry list update - Jordan Taylor confirmed at Corvette (although
which car is not yet certain). Marcel Fässler seems likely to
be confirmed as the final driver in due course. Filipe
Albuquerque nets the final seat in P2 with United Autosports.
Entry list 'tidy-up' update. A few detailed amendments and
additions. There are still one or two assumptions in my list
on which time will tell!
Entry list update - Eurasia line up now complete, including father
and son Nicolet.
Entry list updated - Larbre Corvette line-up confirmed.
I've now published the ACO's timetable for the Le Mans week from
Sunday 11th June (and I've also included the test weekend.
(The ACO appear not to have published this, but I've assumed the
same format as last year). There is still detail to be added I
suspect regarding qualifying for the support races and probably some
more concerts, but I'll add this when it's available. Where
detail is missing from the ACO's website, I have assumed that it
will remain the same as last year. NB though, there are some
detailed time changes there that you might want to check.
Entry list update - Rossiter sticks with ByKolles for Le Mans.
Entry list multiple updates. Hoy confirmed as not racing at Le
Mans. Chandhok in with Tockwith. Krohn and Jonsson back
at Le Mans in GTE. One of the two reserves now withdrawn (RLR
Entry list update - Rosenqvist for Dragonspeed in LMP2.
Well, tomorrow I'm off to Silverstone for three days of the WEC!
I know I'm going to meet quite a few of my Le Mans pals there during
the weekend. Let's hope for some decent weather (it should
hopefully stay dry most of the time - and no snow like last year!),
safe journeys and good racing.
Robert Kubica pulls the plug at ByKolles. He will not race for
ByKolles in the WEC this season.
The second selection of my videos from Le Mans 2016 are now posted
to the 2016 Story. These are on an 'appendix' to page 8 - from
the link at the bottom of page 8.
Entry list update - Porsche GT line-ups confirmed.
Another 'rash' of entry list updates. Manor confirm line-ups,
as do Aston Martin, AF Corse and Risi.
Major entry list updates - Lapierre back to Toyota as third car
line-up is finalised. Signatech now complete and other
Entry list update - Algarve Pro line-up now complete.
Entry list update - Capillaire confirmed at Algarve Pro.
Multiple entry list driver updates - Vergne for CEFC Manor (unclear
as yet which of the two cars), Barker for Gulf Porsche and
Bleekemolen and Taylor for Keating Riley.
Entry updated - ARC Bratislava line-up completed with 18 year old
Rik Breukers. And Alex Lynn joins G-Drive.
Entry list updated - Berthon joins Panis Barthez for ELMS (and
therefore almost certainly for Le Mans).
Entry list updated - Driver lineups for Clearwater Racing now
I've now uploaded the first 'tranche' of the videos that Toby and I
took at Le Mans last year to my 2016 story. Most are to be
found on the pages concerned (2,5,6 and 7) but there is an extra
page for the scrutineering days which is accessible from a link on
the scrutineering pages (3 and 4). I'll be looking to get the
rest up over the next couple of weeks. I didn't realise I had
so many! If you've visited before, you'll know where to look.
If not, use the link in the animated gif below.
Entry list updated - Driver line-ups for the Jackie Chan DC Racing
Orecas now finalised - including Oliver Jarvis and Alex Brundle.
Entry list updated for drivers of the #77 Dempsey Proton Porsche.
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 updated for AF Corse driver news.
Entry listed updated - Jonathan Hirschi joins CEFC Manor .
Entry list further updated for IDEC Sport Racing.
Entry list updated to include Simon Trummer at CEFC Manor TRS Racing
(although it's not known yet which car he will join).
Entry list further updated for ARC Bratislava (car and driver) and
Scuderia Corsa drivers.
Entry List for Le Mans 2017 announced today by the ACO. As
always, there is a lot of information to be added yet.
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