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80th Le Mans 24 Hours

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by hard top, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. hard top

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    Looks like I am going to burn out my tv....24 hour live coverage on Dutch TV Channel RTL7 GP........

    Can't wait to see this car in action, batmobile or what!!!!

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    And the boys from Lotus.

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    Roman Rusinov et G-Drive aux 24 Heures du Mans 2012

     
  2. hard top

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    Just as the clock ticked over into hour six, the biggest incident so far in the 80th 24 Hours of Le Mans took place. Anthony Davidson, in the No.8 Toyota TS 030 Hybrid was overtaking the No.81 AF Corse Ferrari GTE Am of Perazzini when the two cars touched going into the Mulsanne Corner. The Toyota took off and hit the barrier at considerable speed, while the Ferrari also hit hard and was turned onto its roof.


     
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    i think if i was going to drive one.....i'd pick the one that stays the right way up ;)
     
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    After contact with the No.7 Toyota TS 030 Hybrid pitched the No.0 Nissan DeltaWing into the wall at the Karting corner, it was down to Japanese driver Satoshi Motoyama to try and get the car back to the pit lane. In these instances, the team is allowed to talk to the driver and coach him in what needs to be done to the car, but only the driver is allowed to touch his machine.
    Motoyama tried everything he could to get the car going again, but with no luck. It was too badly damaged to be able to bring it back to the garage for repairs. He said afterwards: "When we went green I was trying to let the leaders by and not interfere with their race but the Toyota swung across and hit me very hard.




     
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    Davidson has two broken vertebrea. Toyota estimate three months to recover.