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#1 Alan Cox

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:06

Somewhat short notice to viewers in the UK, but ITV4 (Freeview Channel 28) is scheduled to be showing 35 minutes coverage of the 2008 Le Mans test day at 13.55 today. Itappears that it will be repeated tomorrow (Sunday 8th) at 16.25.

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#2 RTH

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 12:18

Well done Alan I had not spotted that.

#3 Mistron

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Posted 07 June 2008 - 20:26

does this mean that they will be showing the race as well?

this would save me watching it in Comet or Dixons again

#4 RTH

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:06

It's a pity the rules now mean a diesel victory is assured as the petrol cars have both a power and range disadvantage.
The field has very much a 'sameness' about it that has existed now for about 10 years and predictable. The ACO have always been very much a law unto themselves in this.

Personally I would like to see a return to the roots of the event , when it started in 1923 it was an endurance test of road going sports cars. The LMP cars have too much performance both in power and downforce, allowing this to expand caused the chicanes and other layout changes to the circuit which for me has been detrimental to the magic of the event.
A fresh look at the shape of the entry and rules could greatly enhance the interest and impact and bring back many more car makers in a range of classes.Nice bloke though Henri Pescarolo is and it would be nice to see him win as a manufacturer a batch of his cars do not represent a test of the world's car marques.

It is still of interest but could easily be so much better these days.

#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:44

They definitely need to ditch open top cars. If it doesn't have a roof, it's not a sportscar, imo.

Le Mans should be on Eurosport live this year, I reckon ITV4 will show some sort of highlight package at a later date.

#6 Ted Walker

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:20

Rubbish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#7 Alan Cox

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:29

Originally poted by Ted Walker
Rubbish !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


To which bit are you referring, Ted? The TV broadcast, ditching open-top cars or the rules which legislate in favour of diesels?

#8 ianselva

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:55

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
[B]They definitely need to ditch open top cars. If it doesn't have a roof, it's not a sportscar, imo.

Seems a funny definition of a sports car dismissing much of the events history.

#9 Ted Walker

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:11

Alan,Ditching the open top cars of course!!!!!!!!!!!

#10 Andy Donovan

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:07

LeMans qualifying: Saturday 14th, 4:35-5:10pm, ITV4

One assumes that if they're showing testing and qualifying there should be race highlights too sometime, maybe on the weekend of the 21st/22nd.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 16:53

i'd expect eurosport to show highlights of the race for those of us that are actually going,i doubt the itv highlights will be very long nor very good,full of adverts and probably poor commentary-unfortunately it dusnt luk like eurosport will be doing any highlights,which quite frankly is pathetic really,daft that they've got the rights for the live coverage as well-motors tv last year had the 2 days of scrutineering (full of interviews all day) and all 4 qualifying sessions live-eurosport havent shown anything today or tomorrow even just in terms of interviews,theyre only showing 2 of the 4 qualifying sessions,and theres that many channel changes for the broadcasting of the 24hrs tht its just a joke

#12 Andy Donovan

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 18:32

Even if Eurosport did show highlights, not all of us are lucky enough to have it hence my concentration on a Freeview channel. I agree it would be disappointing (and very strange) for Eurosport to not do their own extended highlights though.

#13 MaxScelerate

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 18:57

http://video.eurospo...043/video.shtml

Live feed of the qualifying sessions tonight (like, right now)

But what I'm looking for (a didn't find) is live timing .. :(

#14 DarthWillie

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:04

livetiming

http://www.lemans.or...os/chronos.html

#15 F1Fanatic.co.uk

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:24

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
They definitely need to ditch open top cars. If it doesn't have a roof, it's not a sportscar, imo.

Hear, hear. It's the only reason I'm rooting for Peugeot over Audi. And the Epsilon Euskadi cars are gorgeous.

#16 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:41

is it over?

#17 MaxScelerate

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:44

So all the cabriolet like Shelby's Cobra, countless Porsche's, Audi's, ... weren't sport cars? :confused:

#18 MaxScelerate

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:46

Originally posted by pingu666
is it over?

First qual session, yes. 2nd session should start pretty soon.

[edit] Oh, and thanks DW for the live timing link !! :up:

#19 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:51

http://radiolemans.com/

:cool:

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#20 BuonoBruttoCattivo

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 19:59

3:18s...c'est une nouvelle record du piste... :cool:

#21 Ploert

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 20:04

Live stream

But probably only for Holland. But you can try.

#22 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 20:09

thanks
says im dutch so i cant have it :cry:

might try being french :lol:

#23 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 20:19

using the french video stream, and radio lemans for audio :D

#24 MaxScelerate

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:00

Hmm... Wish the Pescarolo hasn't been destroyed.. :|

#25 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:43

yep :(

think ill try to goto lemans next year, wonder how much it costs, think ill avoid the ball on a string tho :lol:

#26 FAUST!!!

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:52

Another airborne crash! Driver is ok. And that's it for the night session.

#27 pingu666

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:56

big crash...

#28 pkenny

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:57

Saw that - was Noda in the Mazda. It is getting worrying with the 24 hours only days away.

#29 Haribo

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Posted 11 June 2008 - 21:59

This flipping of cars is getting very scary. It wouldn't be a surprise at all if it happens during raceday :(

#30 pingu666

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 17:50

qualy is on again.. :D

#31 PNSD

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 17:57

when?

#32 pingu666

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 18:00

now ;)

http://video.eurospo...043/video.shtml

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#33 Haddock

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 19:04

Originally posted by F1Fanatic.co.uk

Hear, hear. It's the only reason I'm rooting for Peugeot over Audi. And the Epsilon Euskadi cars are gorgeous.


The Dome even more so. And surprisingly quick in qualifying too. Shame there's practically no chance it'll go the distance.

Shame the rules are such that Penske and the Acura boys from ALMS don't see any point in coming over and really making a race of it.

#34 MaxScelerate

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Posted 12 June 2008 - 21:27

Qual will end soon. At the moment, there's the #10 Charouz that managed to stick its nose in 6th place on the grid, before the last of the Audi's... A Non-Diesel! (right?) Wonder if that will stick through to the end of the session.

#35 Alan Cox

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Posted 06 July 2008 - 14:10

A 70-minute compilation of this year's race is on ITV4 today (Sunday 6th) at 4.15pm (BST)