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Gary Skipp
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British Eurosport (according to the telewest schedules) has coverage of some le mans action tonight from 6pm. I take it its going to be practice/qualifying seeing as the race is tomorow.

Tune in dawgs.
 

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Eurosport Times (UK time) for Le Mans coverage:

Friday 18:00 - 19:00 Le Mans Preview
Friday 19:00 - 20:45 Le Mans Legends

Saturday 08:00 - 11:00 (live) Warm up and "Motor Racing Legends" race
Saturday 14:15 - 17:30 (live) Start of 24 hours race
Saturday 19:15 - 21:45 (live)

Sunday 08:00 - 09:00 (live) including night racing info
Sunday 14:15 - 15:30 (live) Finnish

Go Corvette !
 

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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Should be a busy weekend then for Eurosport. With the next round of the Moto Gp on as well.

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Watching it now. Those Audi's look fantastic. Can't wait for them to come out in 1:32.

See the Corvette C6 advert before the show?
 

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The black car was last year's, they still are sponsoring this year's car so I'm sure there are a few Scaley execs up in the suites above the pit lane.
 

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One of the most appalling motorsports crashes ever! And one which affected racing for many years to come! Thankfully too, one which led to many safety precautions and concerns for safety that we still enjoy today and which continue to evolve.
 

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not meaning to be morbid, but has anyone got a link to an article about this crash? or some more details of when, where, what car what happened?

thanks
 

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I'm not at home at the moment so can't look up my references but from memory the D type Jaguar of Mike Hawthorn was overtaking an Austin Healey as they approached the pits, Hawthorn braked late and entered his pit causing the Healey to swerve into the path of the Mercedes of Levegh. I believe it was the Mercedes engine debris that went into the crowd causing 80+ deaths.

In Hawthorn's book "Challenge me the race" he devoits a chapter to the crash and I feel his complex explanation of the event implies a feeling of guilt even though he accepted no blame in his writings.

David
 

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Thanks David, eventually found a reasonable article on it in the web, mentioning that people had claimed the pit straight was too narrow before the race, and also noting the historical concequences (swiss ban on motorsports, mercedes withdrawl from racing and so on)

A tragic event, but I guess it is these events that have spurred on moves towards safety both in racing and on the roads
 

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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Every year Eurosport show a review of all the past le mans races with the addition of the previous year added on. Even though it is more or less a repeat, I look forward to watching it. It's good to see all the models we collect in action and to spot one's which we would love to see.

Question is this year, do we watch the start on Eurosport, or ITV. Which one will have the least adverts


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Gary Skipp
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I'd say Eurosport.

The ITV coverage is virtually non-existant, an hour after the start and then coverage at 1:15am.

Eurosport will have a few more breaks but they usually only have 2-3 adverts, plus theres more coverage.
 

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The Eurosport coverage has been great up to now.


I wish that I was there right now and not working on the computers...
 

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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Another thing to mention is that Eurosport have great commentators covering the event, although ITV do have Martin Brundle.

Maybe I'll record Eurosport, watch ITV and then watch the Eurospoprt recording in the week


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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Anybody spot my deliberate mistake, of course I meant to say Mark Blundell, not Martin Brundle doh !
 

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Alan Tadd
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Just got back, great time, very tired.

Will write a small report later, (with slot-bias).

Regards

Alan

PS The Hawiian Tropic girls were overshadowed by the Ferrari ladies this year..
 
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