After much deliberations over the past few months and despite the lack of accommodation, tribune ticket etc I have decided to make it to the track in the Le Mans later this week for this special edition.
My 1st visit to the track in June 1969 was the start of almost yearly trips to this mystic race, only a handful were missed over the years for all sorts of valid reasons.
From not sleeping at all and freezing cold nights to scorching hot days, camps sites, hotels, bed & breakfast, gites, I / we have done it all. The older we get, the more comfort we need. We even thought at one point of buying and old house near the track. We could use the house and garden to have exclusive access once a year. It never materialised.
So I shall do a “Light” 24h. Travel up to Paris from the south of France by train on the day before the start, meet up with one my very good friend “C”, stay the night at his place. The next day we shall drive to Le Mans, fairly early due to the expected crowds, park in town near the station and travel back and forth to the the track by tram. We shall drive home later that night.
On the Nürburgring video, skip to minute 50′ to see one of the amateur actually racing.
I have just received my own equipment and set it up and tried it a few days ago. It is extremely hard and a lot of concentration is needed. I’ll have to practise a lot if ever I wanted to enter the 24h virtual race.
The Mission H24 project’s new hydrogen-electric powered racing prototype recently completed its first laps at the Lurcy-Levis circuit with Norman Nato at the wheel.
MissionH24 has just kicked off a new phase in its development. H24 Racing hit the track with the new H24 prototype for the first time at the Lurcy-Levis circuit in central France. Development driver Norman Nato was able to get a sense of the improvements made to the aerodynamics, cooling system and propulsion. The team also tested out a lighter and more compact gearbox and an electronic braking system. Thanks to a weight increase of 150 kg, bringing the H24 closer to the mass of a GT3, performance has also gotten better.
Toyota officially presented yesterday the new Hypercar which will take part, with the same crews as last season on the LMP1 cars, in the World Championship and the Le Mans 24 Hours. The new Hypercar regulation is something I have been eagerly waiting for.
That is the news I have been waiting for. Peugeot will come back to endurance racing with a hypercar according to the new rule. We can expect anentry fort the 2022 season. I am sure the final design will be somewhat different to this vision although I expect and hope it will be along these lines.