18.06.14 - Oh well, so
that's that again, for another year! I've dragged myself out
of my post-Le Mans depression (!) to write this, there being no
available medical or psychological treatment that can counter those
'it's another year to go to the next one' Le Mans blues.....
But I had a great week. Having gone over on the preceding
Saturday afternoon to catch scrutineering, both evenings of
qualifying and then the race, I'm well satisfied. I'd like to
thank my regular Le Mans pals James and Tony, plus new recruit (to
our team but not to Le Mans) Allon and our guest team member Ramona
Nane for providing such great company. So the result wasn't
what I expected (or wanted) but I had a great time. Even
though I nearly froze some important bits off in the early hours of
Sunday morning, it was still brilliant. And the weather
otherwise - simply sensational.
The next challenge is
to write up the 2014 Le Mans story. As always, I aspire to do
this more quickly than usual, in the knowledge that at best, it will
probably be several months before it sees the light of day. So
well done Audi, Jota, AF Corse and Aston Martin (particularly for
doing it with that #95 car) and to all the other teams who were on
the podium. Commiserations to Toyota, Porsche and to all those
whose valiant efforts didn't produce the result they hoped for.
Le Mans, just the greatest place and the greatest sporting event of
them all. If you didn't make it in 2014, you have to
make arrangements for 2015 - do it now, you know it makes sense.
06.06.14 - Entry list
updated. Prospeed and Team Taisan.
06.06.14 - Although I
appreciate that most people who come visiting me here are individual
fans, I'd like to draw your attention to one of the most well-known
names in event - and Le Mans - corporate catering - SMOKING DOG.
Anyone who has listened to the Radio Le Mans race commentary over
the last few years will be aware of Smoking Dog and the manner in
which the service Carlo provides is revered by all of the teams,
crews and others who use it. I understand that Carlo still has
some opportunities for hosting clients/guests/teams/crews etc. over
the Le Mans week, so if interested in some top quality event
catering, check them out -
02.06.14 - I've now
added the schedule for scrutineering on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th
June - see you there!
01.06.14 - Test Day
Times are now available on my 2014 index page.
01.06.14 - Well, with
the Test Day going on as I write this, it's less than a
week to go for me. This time next week I'll be watching
scrutineering in the Place de la République in the centre of the
motor racing universe..... LE MANS!
27.05.14 - Entry list
updated - Strakka Racing out after Spa testing shunt. Krohn
Racing Ferrari in.
22.05.14 - 'Final'
entry listed further updated.....
20.05.14 - Final entry
list (said he, with a pinch of salt!). Lotus now withdrawn and
Millenium back in! All seats now filled.
17.05.14 - Pit
allocations now published.
17.05.14 - Entry list
further updated - all bar #42 and #72 seemingly now complete.
13.05.14 - Entry list
07.05.14 - Entry list
updated - Ragues in at Larbre.
06.05.14 - Entry list
updated - Fisichella and Beretta confirmed at AF Corse.
04.05.14 - Entry List
updated. Prospeed and JMW line-ups confirmed.
23.04.14 - Major Entry
List update for FIVE withdrawals and inclusion of all remaining
23.04.14 - Entry List
updated - Jon Lancaster joins Race Performance in LMP2.
23.04.14 - I've done a
spot of updating to my 'Checklist' page - the things you should
consider taking to Le Mans. These lists are always very
personal, but first-timers may find it useful. I'd also
welcome any comments about things that I've omitted. Please
don't mention beer.......
21.04.14 - In the same
way as I did last week with my 1988 story, I've now updated my 1989
story as well. Click the animated gif to go take a look....
17.04.14 - Entry List
updated - Jan Charouz in and Laurens Vanthoor out at Sébastien Loeb
16.04.14 - Entry List
updated - Rossiter for RAM and Motoyama for Zeod.
12.04.14 - So here I
am at home, recuperating after my operation, so I thought I'd go
back and upload some of my early photos. I updated my 1986 and
1987 stories a few years ago and now I've done 1988, with the
original story that I wrote back around the time. A little bit
of nostalgia for you! Click the animated gif to go to the
05.04.14 - Well, it's
now less than a fortnight to the start of the Silverstone WEC
weekend and as my close pals know already, for the first time in a
number of years, I won't be there - Wah!!! I have to have a
minor medical procedure and all was looking good still for
Silverstone until my op was cancelled and put back by a fortnight
until next Tuesday. Sadly that will not give me time to be fit
enough to go without worrying all the time about what all the
walking (and curry!) might do to me. So, the tickets have been
moved on as well as my overnight accommodation on the Friday and
Saturday and I shall have to satisfy myself with listening in to
Radio Le Mans. I'm really disappointed but it will certainly
make me look forward to Le Mans even more this year - if that's
09.02.14 - Le Mans
2013 Story - Well, I know it will be hard to believe - but yes, it's
finished! A full three months earlier than last year!
(Not that it's much to crow about really!).
Click the gif to go to
the chapter index.
I'm still looking for a
'partner' who might be interested in having banners and links on my
pages. I've carried a few banners over the years but those
arrangements have now petered out to an extent that they're not
really worth me pursuing any more. So if anyone would be
interested in advertising their Le Mans or sportscar based website
here for a very modest consideration, get in touch.