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pimento 06-14-2014 08:09 AM

2014 24Hr LeMans
Another year, another LeMans. So far at the two hour mark it was a mostly clean race, until the rain came. The #3 Audi, the #8 Toyota and the #81 GTE Am Ferrari came up to some slow traffic in the rain and were unable to slow down in time. The #8 and #81 ended up with heavy front end damage, the #3 spun backwards into the wall. #8 has limped back to the pits for repairs, the #3 is retired, the garage is closed.

The Nissan ZEOD came in for a lengthy pit stop early on but is back out on track.. running last, 24 laps down on the lead. Some good scrapping between Ferrari and 'Vettes in the GTE classes early on, thus far there's a 'Vette in the lead with Porsche 911s 2nd in Pro and 1st in Am.

P1: #7 Toyota
P2: #34 Oreca Judd
Pro: #74 'Vette
Am: #77 911

Ferrer 06-14-2014 08:36 AM

More rain and more crashes as we speak. Two LMP2s have crashed and Safety Car is out again.

Also, one of the Porsches is down in 43rd. Does anyone know what happened?

Ferrer 06-14-2014 08:52 AM

Green flag... and a Porsche in the lead!

pimento 06-14-2014 08:55 AM

The Porsche hit problems earlier with fuel pressure that got resolved, but they lost some time.

pimento 06-14-2014 08:57 AM

Looks like they had more problems somewhere too. I can only get the web feed which is designed to compliment the tv feed.. that I can't get. So I miss a lot.

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:04 AM

Have you tried this?

[url="http://reillybrennan.com/post/87874274460/2014-24-hours-of-le-mans-couch-kit-streaming-all-the"]2014 24 Hours of Le Mans Couch Kit: Streaming, All The Good Stuff - Reilly Brennan[/url]

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:06 AM

By the way, the Nissan ZEOD has retired, apparently.

pimento 06-14-2014 09:14 AM

Oh lovely, that VLC stream is great. Thanks!

I saw the ZEOD right at the bottom of the live timing, but that was a while ago.. I can't get it to load now.

pimento 06-14-2014 09:17 AM

Oh, there it goes. Silly thing. Seems like the Porsche lost the 5 laps basically just because of the fuel problem, I think they were in for about 15 minutes so that'd be about right.

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:24 AM

Porsche second car (#14) is now back in 17th, who knows if it rains...

Toyota (#7) is back in the lead, following #20 Porsche's pit stop. It had done one less pit stop than all the other cars, apparently because the 2 litre V4 engine is more frugal than Toyota's big V8, especially under safety car conditions.

In GTE both works Porsches are fighting for the lead, the chasing Corvette is one lap down (pit stop perhaps?).

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:30 AM

Audis seem to be stopping earlier than Toyotas and Porsches.

Diesel not quite as frugal as it used to be?

EDIT Porsche back in front.

pimento 06-14-2014 09:35 AM

Problems for Porsche? Dropping back apparently..

Edit: Nope, timing glitch.

pimento 06-14-2014 09:37 AM

'Vette through for GT Pro lead.

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:41 AM

[quote=pimento;1006486]'Vette through for GT Pro lead.[/quote]
Indeed, what a scrap with Bergmeister in the #91 Porsche.

Chasing Toyota, more than 20 seconds behind leading Porsche?

Last lap the 919 posted a 3:31 for Toyota's 3:34.

Does Porsche actually have a chance?

Ferrer 06-14-2014 09:45 AM

#91 is back at chasing #74 Corvette.

He wants revenge.

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