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Le Mans Classic 2018

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Here are the first provisional grids. Have a good look at the cars / participants. Some real gems here. Really looking forward to it.

Grid 1

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Grid 2

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Grid 3

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Rest to come as soon as available



Official poster for 2017’s race

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Last race of the season


Only a concept

Bentley 9 for Le Mans 2030
Copyright © Daniel Bacelar Pereira

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WEC 6H Shanghai

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Pole position for #Porsche in the penultimate #WEC race this year.

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Qualification results

LMP cars

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LMGTE cars

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End of an era…


Dr Ullrich To Hand Over Audi Sport Operational Reins To Dieter Gass At End Of Season. Retirement at end of 2017 after managing organisational change.


Dr Wolfgang Ullrich, Head of Audi Sport since 1993 will hand over his responsibilities for the Neuberg-based organisations operational racing programmes at the end of 2016 to Dieter Gass, currently Head of DTM at Audi Sport, and will complete his career with Audi at the end of 2017 after then managing the organisational transition of Audi Sport.

The news comes in the wake of the sweeping changes made at Board level by Volkswagen Audi Group to group motorsport programmes that will see the end of the Audi Sport LMP endurance racing programme at the end of the 2016 season.

Dr Ullrich told the DSC Editor this evening that his primary thought at present was to complete the 2016 FIA WEC season “in the same spirit that the team has always displayed.”

“I will hand over to Dieter at the end of the year and then will stay for one more year to make sure that the changes required at Audi Sport are made effectively, and that we keep the right people to deliver the programmes that are now approved.”

“After that I will go to the beach!”

In the 24 years that Dr Ullrich was at the helm of Audi Sport the organisation, and/ or their principal customers, only failed to win a major drivers or constructors title in two of them in Super Touring, DTM and/or in Sportscar racing.

Le Mans 2017 – News and updates

December 29th

I have received a few minutes ago a definite yes from Joerg and I have purchased the eTickets for the track entrance as well as the tribune.

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I shall rework the share of the costs for the gite which I have not paid for yet. Not due before May. Updated list below. We are now 8.

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December 29th

Great news. Armin informs me that our friend Harald, who was last in Le Mans 20 years ago, would like to participate.

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I managed to organise a entrance ticket as well as a ticket in the tribune we are all booked in.

There is a possibility that Joerg (Forster) might also come. He almost made his mind up a couple of days ago. It would be his second time. The first time was in 2015 when we went alone him and I.

Anyway a short recap on the participants

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November 7th

Another bit of good news, Armin decided to join us. Not is first time there. I have purchased the entrance and tribune ticket. We are all set.

November 5th

Good news. Acki’s son Georg is also coming. His 1st time. I have already arranged the necessary entrance and tribune tickets as well as a second car parc ticket.

Also I have received by email all the tickets which I have already printed.

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November 3rd

Received the Gite rental agreement confirmation this morning. All is set up. Payment instructions (deposit & final payment) will follow shortly apparently.


October 29th 2016

Planning has certainly started. In fact it is almost over..

Today I have booked the Gite in Daumeray. Same as last year.

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I have also booked 4 tickets, 1 car parc ticket (the usual parking rouge) and 4 tribute tickets. Tribune T3 ” La Chapelle” which has a large TV screen across the track. I though tit was about time we ere on the other side of the Dunlop bridge.

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The latest participants are as follows:


Phil Gaymard               Yes

Christian Cottin           No

JJ Sauvaget                    Yes

Sem Saeland                 No

Gerard Cottin              No


Klaus Doerffer             Yes

Acki Günther                Yes

Georg  Günther            Yes

Joerg Forster                Yes (29/12)

Joerg Oppermann        No

Thomas Kortmann     No

Heiko Nord                  No

Joerg Naacke.               No

Armin Weiss                Yes

Harald Gruenberg      Yes (29/12)


Chris Bryson                 No

Rob Bryson                    No

Jerry Tracey                  No

Gary Sheldrake.           No

Toby Langley                No

(Ian)                                No

Graham Wright           No


October 25th 2016

The ticket office for 2017 has opened today for the ACO members (I am a member). It means only 1 thing… Time to start planning next years trip.No sooner said than done, the first emails to the gang and a couple more have gone out.

France Phil, Christian, JJ, Sem (Rookie)

Germany Klaus, Acki, Joerg F, Joerg O, Thomas, Heiko (Rookie), Joerg N

UK Chris, Rob Bryson, Jerry, Gary, Toby, Graham