Virtual 24h

June has arrived and normally at this time of the month one would finalise packing before heading off to Le Mans for the race next weekend.

None of that this year though, due to the Corona Virus outbreak the race is cancelled and provisionally postponed to September.

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The exciting news however is that there will be a virtual 24 hours race taking place next weekend.

More info here

I have seen some of the footage training sessions and it looks like good fun. I shall be watching the start on Saturday 13th at 3pm (French time).

 

WEC – 6 Hours Austin – Round 5

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I was on holiday in Morocco but had, for a change, brought my laptop with me and was therefore able to watch most of the race on it courtesy of fiawec.com. A very good race with loads of action in the GT class.

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I have as usual noted the results in my WEC 2019/2020 Excel file which can be found in JJ’s Cloud.

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I know that Austin was a last minute decision to replace Sao Paulo which had to be cancelled at the last minute but it was very sad to see almost empty grand stands. Why bring races to countries where people are not interested. That is a question for the FIA.


 

Hypercars are official

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The new category of cars which will replace the current LMP1 is now officially known as the Le Mans Hypercar.

Still only 2 manufacturers are to enter cars for next year’s season and namely Aston Martin and Toyota. They will be followed by Peugeot the following year as recently announced.

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The Aston Martin Valkyrie Hypercar could look like this.

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Toyota’s Hypercar looks great

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Toyota prototype looking fierce