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So after an enjoyable dinner at one of the local Spanish restaurant yesterday, it was decided from the “German” side:

  • Acki, Andrea, JJ, Joerg, Jogy & Toto are coming for sure.
  • All will be driving down (1 car, 1 people transporter)
  • The plan is to get there on the Thursday afternoon / evening
  • JJ to get 1 car park ticket (Expo Rouge)
  • JJ to get 4 tribunes tickets (first choice before the stands, second choice Tertre rouge)
  • Toto will try and get 2+ VIP tickets to the Dunlop hospitality lounge
  • Acki should “hurry up” with the photo’s CD from this year’s edition
  • JJ & Acki to get together at the earliest opportunity to work on the video

I think that sums it all for today…. Apart maybe from this great photo…


Le Mans 2008 – Time to plan?

Hi all,

I know it is early… but if I recall we started planning last year in October as well (thanks to Graham).

The race will be on June 14th and 15th next year.

Although I have decided to drive down on the Thursday (because I shall stay in France for a week or so for holidays after the race), I nevertheless looked at the current flight offers from our friendly

Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly are available to book now and the price is really good at € 39.98 all taxes included for the return trip …..

So I suggest those who are interested look into now.I heard that some might also be interested to drive instead of flying…

It is never too early to plan.

Le Mans 2008 – Regulations

2008 regulations of the “24 Heures du Mans” : Technical adjustments for the Prototype Category
vendredi 28 septembre 2007 – 14h22
As announced by Jean-Claude Plassart , the President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest during last June’s press conference before the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO has taken advantage of the intervening months to refine its study of the equivalence between petrol and diesel-engined cars in motor racing.
It should be pointed out that the 2007 24-Hours race highlighted the overall balance of the regulations currently in force with breath-taking suspense right the finish, and the presence of 3 different manufacturers on the rostrum (Audi, Peugeot and Pescarolo). This has only happened once in the last 30 years (1999, with BMW, Toyota and Audi).What’s more the same regulations have led to an amazing final in the Le Mans Series, as the outcome of the last round of the season on 10th November in Brazil will decide the manufacturers’ title.

However, the ACO as the guarantor of this climate of trust and spirit of openness that is crucial for endurance racing has taken the time to consult all the entrants. It appears that now is the right moment to close the gap between the performances of the LM P1 petrol-engines prototypes and those of the diesel-powered cars over a lap, so as to maintain a constant and visible level of suspense throughout the race.

As a result, two technical adjustments will be made for the 2008 season:

►The minimum weight of the LM P1 cars is fixed at 900 kgs,
►The surface of the air restrictors fitted to petrol-engined cars will benefit from a 3% increase.

These adjustments intervene before the announcement in November of the modifications to the regulations affecting the prototype categories (LM P1 and LM P2), which will remain valid for several years.