June 11th, 2009

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Le Mans

Not a full update so far - I'm trying my best to tweet during practice for the moment (in general, because there's no running at this precise moment) and to keep the Radio Le Mans fan page on Facebook up to date, but a better update should come after Qualifying this evening.

However, what I did want to say is that I've been talking with Guy Smith a lot and I've just informed him that according to the entry list, he's starting for his team. This is amusing because he wasn't entirely sure himself! I'm not 100% sure whether the entry list stars mean that they're starting the Qualifying sessions tonight (each driver has to do 3 laps of dark running [official dark running is 10pm-midnight] in Qualifying) or starting the race.
Guy said he thought he would probably start [the race], but he didn't know that they'd decided to put a star next to his name on the entry list! All I can say is that now he does.

Last night there was a 6 hour practice session at Le Mans. It was mostly a wet session so times were a little muddled - if you didn't get a quick time in at the beginning in the dry, then you ended up behind but trying out wet strategies.
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Le Mans quali

Very quick quali update - Stephane Sarrazin on Pole for Le Mans in the Peugeot 8. I never know where he gets his speed from but somehow he manages to just pull it out of the bag for quali (that's not to say he's slow at other times, but he did a 3.22.888 for pole, with p2 being 3.23.650). It's a shame he's not in the 7 car, but Nic Minassian managed to put the 7 car on p3, so it's not too bad.

I'll find full quali lists and whatnot yada yada tomorrow. I'm sleepy now and need to get to bed or I'll be falling asleep at work tomorrow!