Friday, June 21, 2013

LE MANS: Time for the running of the 81st Classic this weekend




‘Ol School ’98 Viper GTSR at Le Mans. (Source: motortrend.com)
It’s that time again, already! As hopefully I’ll be back “Justin-time” to catch I-T “live” on thee ‘Telie? As I’ll be returning from another very enjoyable outing to the Sand Dunes in Florence, Oregon and hence, in what has become a common practice, hopefully I’ve “Back-timed” this correctly to land upon your virtual Doorsteps before the great race begins, which I believe will be aired upon the soon departing SPEED channel, so check your local listings for more info on that...

As it’ll be another Audi v Toyota scrum for top honours, with the LMP2 category hosting the most competitors while I’m hoping that the Dodge Viper will be successful in its return.

And according to Grizzled ‘Journo Joe Saward, once again there will be a bevy ‘O ex-Formula 1 Boyz in the show, with the likes of the following;

Joe Saward:
Preparations for Le Mans are in full swing with a swathe of former (and hopeful) F1 drivers lining up for this year’s event, which will be held on June 22-23.

The entry includes Audi Sport Team Joest’s Allan McNish, Marc Gené and Lucas di Grassi; Toyota Racing’s running Alexander Wurz, Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson, Stéphane Sarrazin and Sébastien Buemi; while Rebellion Racing has a Lola-Toyota with Nick Heidfeld as one of its drivers. In LMP2 one can find the likes of Shinji Nakano and Karun Chandhok while in GTs there is Jan Magnussen, Olivier Beretta, Kamui Kobayashi, Gianmaria Bruni, Giancarlo Fisichella, Pedro Lamy and Bruno Senna.

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