LM: Getting to sunset…

There’s some drunken/sun casualties around Le Mans at this time of the evening, but luckily none of them are in our TG Crew. Fingers crossed it stays that way… The racing is tight and really full on at the front, with champions Audi and challengers Peugeot going at it hammer and nail.

Two of the Pugs had a nasty mishap at the first pitstop, when the number 7 Peugeot 908 ran into the Pescarolo customer car, that slumped them both down the order.

Currently though, Pug is leading one-two with the Sebastien Bourdais and Alex Wurz cars respectively, followed by Capello and Luhr’s Audis.

Anthony Davidson has his 008 Aston Martin LMP1 machine up to fifth, running just ahead of Jan Charouz’s 007.

They’ve both got a lot of work to do, but thoughts in the paddock are that they’re on for a tidy third. Yet with early Sunday morning rain predicted and many hours of racing left to run, who knows where they’ll be by 3pm tomorrow afternoon?

The TG Crew are enjoying the Brit underdog fight, and are generally holding up well, although we’re getting reports of some strange goings on, due to a ringside seat for a customer Audi crash in the pitlane. I’ll let you know as and when.

If you’re here and watching – or on your sofa and watching – let us know how you think it’s going. Are Aston in with a title shot? It would be nice, wouldn’t it?

The atmosphere here is awesome, but it feels a lot more reserved and less well attended than previous years. We’re still looking forward to when the sun goes down however, ‘cos you can’t beat watching those glowing brake discs as they hammer into the corners.

(Apologies for the dodgy photo, but that’s as good as I can do for now.)

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GO AUDI AND ASTON, PEUGEOT CAN’T BE LET TO WIN!

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Any photo of the Aston LMP1 is a good photo.

Come on Brits! A debut podium would be nothing to be ashamed of!

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Following Le Mans on the Interweb. It’s gonna be a long night.

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C’mon Peugeot, show those Ingolstadt-boys how it’s done.

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Wow, as of about 2:30am GMT the 009 Aston Martin has been in the pits for about 20 minutes… 007 is still up in fifth. They’re not winning by any means. But for the first year out, fifth is pretty respectable in ym opinion.

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Those Peugeots sure are wickedly fast, it’s like their on another plateau altogether… and I can’t believe the pace those petrol Aston LMP’s are setting, think they are as quick as the Audi’s or is it Audi who seems to be struggling here?

At first I thought the LMP/TD Audi would dominate the race right from the very start but up to now it’s still the LMP/TD Peugeot that have been at the front even with that big mistake ( think it’s a combination of both team Peugeot pit garage coordinator and lollipop man ).

I still want Audi to win, but the Peugeots are really looking good while Aston Martin could still ruin both their chances…

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ASTON MARTIN AND PORSCHE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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8:24 – Aston LMP1 007 is definitely set for fourth – 2 laps ahead of the 5th place Oreca but 5 laps bahind McNish’s Audi, which in turn is 2 laps behind both Peugeots 8 & 9.

Ah well, 4th isn’t that bad for a first outing, especially as they’re beating a couple of diesels.

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Havan’t you guys adjusted that clock yet?
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I did Follow Le Mans. It was a long night

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you can follow live le mans (i think) here:
http://www.justin.tv/live 24live#

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Live on ITV4 now. Aston for third? Probably :D

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Wow AM have causgt up 4 laps on the Audi! How did that happen?

apparently it had its RCu changed and they pitted it twice – once to change the steering wheel and once to change the driver – on 2 consecutive laps. Wierd.

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*Apparently it had it’s ECU changed

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i luv richard hamnd

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