Le mans 24 virtual

Le mans 24 virtual

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WhiteBaron

1,296 posts

184 months

Wednesday 17th June
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lowdrag said:
//j17 said:
I mean is it fair in the real race when the car behind you just misses their braking point and punts you in to the gravel/tyres at one of the Mulsanne chicanes?
And there was I thinking that Mulsanne was just a right-angle bend and that the chicanes were on the Hunaudières.
Rightly or wrongly, I have seen interviews with Derek Bell when he calls it the Mulsanne straight beer

Great Dane

2,452 posts

124 months

Wednesday 17th June
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stewartm said:
It was worth it, just for following Nicki Thiim's channel when he was in the 95:

  • Singing 5 second samples of various 80's rock 'classics'
  • Raging about iRacing
  • Raging about F1 drivers
  • Raging about well known virtual racers
  • Raging about all the wrong places LMP cars were passing
  • Raging about Aston BoP
  • Singing more 5 second samples of 80's rock 'classics'
  • Shouting at his screen through a comedy megaphone periodically
  • Inch perfect, all laps within around .5 of each other. For a triple stint, and then double stint overnight.
(Good natured raging)

Good to see they got P2 in class in the end.
Mr Thiim has just become a father so this is time out

Kuy7174

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26 posts

17 months

Wednesday 17th June
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Does anyone else keep getting questionnaires from Aco regarding the 24 ?

Vette_1978

3,085 posts

180 months

Wednesday 17th June
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Kuy7174 said:
Does anyone else keep getting questionnaires from Aco regarding the 24 ?
Nope, but I did get an email today about some 80€ supporters pack thing, based in responses from the questionnaire. Ignored it. Already ACO members here, that’s enough for me.

Great Dane

2,452 posts

124 months

Wednesday 17th June
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Vette_1978 said:
Nope, but I did get an email today about some 80€ supporters pack thing, based in responses from the questionnaire. Ignored it. Already ACO members here, that’s enough for me.
still getting them even if I left the aco year ago

Vette_1978

3,085 posts

180 months

Thursday 18th June
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Great Dane said:
still getting them even if I left the aco year ago
Just curious. Some sporting events are limiting attendance, I think I read that Indy is allowing 5000, some other sports are around this figure as well. So based on the assumed pre-sales of lets say 150,000 tickets, I'm assuming the usual figure of 265,000 is not presales for the week, but maybe some walk ins, some enclosure only, some Sunday only. Of these lets say that 2/3 returned for next years, that leaves about 50,000 potential ticket holders wanting to turn up in September. So (and this is me thinking) lets say the ACO need a way of reducing the potential ticket holders who they allow in. So they introduce the "Special 24 Hours of Le Mans Fan" scheme, available soon, from 80e.

Would they be as sneaky to introduce another way to levy money from peoples wallets to reduce the potential number of attendees?

lowdrag

10,824 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th June
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Read here for the ACO scheme:-

https://www.lemans.org/en/news/club-aco-new-member...

The 24 Hour Moto at the end of August is behind closed doors, the 24 Hours Trucks has been bumped by the ACO into November for the 24 Hours main race, and talk here is that since the Trucks will now be in November that it will probably be cancelled altogether. Even without the undercurrent of talk that the virus will rear its ugly head again in the autumn, I can't see just how the ACO are going to control distancing around the circuit. From the pits to Tertre Rouge, the village, Mulsanne, Arnage - it's a logistical nightmare. Even if the crowd is lower than it would be in June (and I think a maximum of 50% will come so let's say 100,000 for sake of argument) it will be impossible to control properly. I'm not trying to be a prophet of doom here, just trying to think things through, but sadly, as we are seeing in the USA, when safety and the dollar collide, the dollar always wins.

Edited by lowdrag on Thursday 18th June 08:45

Kuy7174

Original Poster:

26 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th June
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I really think this will be the case if it does not become a closed door event only .
They have a second wave in Beijing and I hate to say it but we could end up with that also.
The other problem we may face is the quarantine on returning.


//j17

3,563 posts

181 months

Thursday 18th June
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lowdrag said:
//j17 said:
I mean is it fair in the real race when the car behind you just misses their braking point and punts you in to the gravel/tyres at one of the Mulsanne chicanes?
And there was I thinking that Mulsanne was just a right-angle bend and that the chicanes were on the Hunaudières.
It's the Mulsanne straight to those of us who don't live there and so have to look up how to spell Houndarettts Hounderes Hondaierideres the real name if they want to use it. And as for pronouncing it correctly... I use the John Hindhaugh school of French when it comes to the "Sir quit du la sat re" biggrin

lowdrag

10,824 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th June
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Enough dear fellows! It was just a gentle dig for fun. But it is the Hoon-ord-eee-airs wink

Kuy7174

Original Poster:

26 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th June
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lowdrag said:
Read here for the ACO scheme:-

https://www.lemans.org/en/news/club-aco-new-member...

The 24 Hour Moto at the end of August is behind closed doors, the 24 Hours Trucks has been bumped by the ACO into November for the 24 Hours main race, and talk here is that since the Trucks will now be in November that it will probably be cancelled altogether. Even without the undercurrent of talk that the virus will rear its ugly head again in the autumn, I can't see just how the ACO are going to control distancing around the circuit. From the pits to Tertre Rouge, the village, Mulsanne, Arnage - it's a logistical nightmare. Even if the crowd is lower than it would be in June (and I think a maximum of 50% will come so let's say 100,000 for sake of argument) it will be impossible to control properly. I'm not trying to be a prophet of doom here, just trying to think things through, but sadly, as we are seeing in the USA, when safety and the dollar collide, the dollar always wins.

Edited by lowdrag on Thursday 18th June 08:45
Also considering hotels and other boarding may have restrictions on numbers also.
Sadly I feel a big deal was made of the virtual as they know it's highly likely to be canceled .

lowdrag

10,824 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th June
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I get calls asking if I know any good B&Bs not far from the circuit, and several of those have said no can do this year, so I would think that there are two sides to this coin. The town depends on the tourism the racing brings, from the 24 Hour bike race in April right through the season to the 24 Hour Trucks in September, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. F3 driving school, track days, 24 hour pushbikes - the circuit, full or just Bugatti, is occupied all spring summer and autumn usually. Restaurants, transport, bars, filling stations, and caterers, you name it, they are going to go bust in droves. This week the papers are talking about how people who went to the shops have got used to buying on the internet and aren't going back to the town centre. But that brings us back to survival. If trade is there, hotels will open their door just to survive and take the risk. It is the nature of the beast.

lowdrag

10,824 posts

171 months

Thursday 18th June
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And something we have all forgotten about about which is essential to the running of the race - the marshals. We have less marshals now than before - it was 1750 - but we are down to 1250 after the implementation of the red, white, blue etc. screens. Will they get enough? Or, put another way, will the ACO give a damn? They certainly don't for the classic, because that has always taken place in the holiday period of July and they struggle to get 600 for the same circuit. And mostly elderly people too.