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Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Friday 4th June
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Final (very wet) qualifying on now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gtNvIPE4Dc

Race starts 14:30 our time tomorrow, warm up at 10:30am.

YT links to coverage & onboards here https://www.24h-rennen.de/en/live-en/

Schedule (in local time) https://www.24h-rennen.de/en/schedule/

Edited by Crafty_ on Friday 4th June 19:44

ArnageWRC

1,307 posts

125 months

Friday 4th June
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My favourite race of the year, on the best track in the world!!

The drivers certainly earned their money during that Qualifying session......

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Looking like an interesting entry list and the top 11 with five manufacturers is a promising sign.
Sad we won't have the background of mad mad mad spectators but I guess whatever the practicalities it would be politically untennable to have even a scattering of them around that enormous track.

Munter

30,607 posts

207 months

Saturday 5th June
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I think I saw a Dacia Logan qualified last...that's what I like about this event. Bang up to date GT3 car, Vs something cheap knocked up at a local garage. Madness.

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Munter said:
I think I saw a Dacia Logan qualified last...that's what I like about this event. Bang up to date GT3 car, Vs something cheap knocked up at a local garage. Madness.
It says here the Dacia is a DNQ with a 12:47 Qualifying pdf

So not sure if that means it cannot run as it's failed to meet a maximum time cutoff, next slowest car is an 11.26, I still also love the insanity of the closisg speeds of maxxed out GT3 class vs "roadish" classes. But maybe they had to draw the line somewhere.

Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Saturday 5th June
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Warm up feed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh59uNZeAzk

Looks like the onboards are up too

Edit: for the Dacia fans smilehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srKL5fjdzpk

Edited by Crafty_ on Saturday 5th June 10:42

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Dacia Logan might be excluded by the rule that the slowest car must be withing 120% of fastest in it's class.

31.4 Qualification time timed Qualifying session To be allowed to take part in the race, a team must set a time below 120% of the fastest time in the corresponding class during the timed qualifying session. The Clerk of the Course may grant waivers.

SP3 Manta was 604seconds.
SP3 Dacia was 759seconds and 35s shy of the 724s needed to be within 120% of the Manta.

But they still might get a waiver to run.

Munter

30,607 posts

207 months

Saturday 5th June
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Well fingers crossed for the Dacia getting a waiver hehe

I'll be hoping for a win for the 31 Porsche with Maxime Martin in it.

LukeBrown66

807 posts

12 months

Saturday 5th June
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They are well short of numbers, so I would imagine it will be allowed to compete, if there were 180 teams maybe not.

FredericRobinson

2,390 posts

198 months

Saturday 5th June
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Logan on the grid

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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First N24 madness of the race before it even starts.
Car sitting in the pits watching a livestream of the warmup lap trying to decide what are the right tyres...

Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Saturday 5th June
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Land playing games, not only will they have to wait until the field clears pitlane they also have a 1 minute penalty for missing the formation lap.

Doesn't look wet enough to warrant wet tyres - yet!

I see the manta is in the pack beer

Edit: '#29 Land Audi leaves the pits on slicks, don't think it was a smart play to try that.

Spotters guide & other info here: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2021/06/05/nurburgri...
Live timing https://www.timing71.org/s/n24

Edited by Crafty_ on Saturday 5th June 14:34

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Grandstands look half full which is nice to see.

Logan to be lapped on 2nd or 3rd time around?

Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Saturday 5th June
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1 lap in, Estre is just driving around people, lost of jostling for places, a bit of contact and a porsche on fire. Love it. smile

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Slippy slippy slippy!

Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Saturday 5th June
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Typical weekend traffic yikeshttps://streamable.com/c6idyj

Edit: weather comes in, chaos ensues hehe

Edited by Crafty_ on Saturday 5th June 15:13

Wayoftheflower

980 posts

201 months

Saturday 5th June
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Crafty_ said:
Typical weekend traffic yikeshttps://streamable.com/c6idyj

Edit: weather comes in, chaos ensues hehe

Edited by Crafty_ on Saturday 5th June 15:13
Heart stopper!

LukeBrown66

807 posts

12 months

Saturday 5th June
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How the hell they all missed that 911 I dont know, a very lucky lad!! Exactly then same happened in Youngtimer, lots of cars written off there, weather always seems to come in there

ArnageWRC

1,307 posts

125 months

Saturday 5th June
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Same place as the hail shower back in 2016; cars going off left, right & centre.....

Crafty_

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12,939 posts

166 months

Saturday 5th June
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How long before this is a red? rain is ridiculous.

Meantime, Manta!