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Old 03-08-2008, 17:03
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LMS round 4 - Nürburgring 1000 kms. 17 augustus

With the summerbreak almost behind us it is about time to open this thread!

Feel free to post anything you like as long as it is about this event.
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Old 13-08-2008, 12:40
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Here you can find the essentials for the up coming Nürburgring race weekend:

Entry list: Le Mans Series

Schedule: Le Mans Series

Live timing: Le Mans Series and: Races Information Services

Radio Le Mans: radiolemans.com

Live stream: Live-Streams der Woche - Yahoo! Eurosport and: Corvette Motorsport
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Old 15-08-2008, 16:59
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Wed 13 Aug 2008 SPYKER SQUADRON Nürburgring preview


Zeewolde, 13 august 2008 - After a short break racing resumes this weekend for SNORAS Spyker Squadron. The fourth round of the Le Mans Series; the 1000 km of the Nürburgring is the team’s second last race this year.

After their overall victory of the Omnitel 1000 km last month it is back to business for the majority of the team after having enjoyed a short vacation. Immediately after the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held mid-June, the Squadron engineers and mechanics continued to further develop the car. Both cars will appear at the start this weekend with the engines that have the new flat plane crankshaft layout as tested in an earlier Le Mans Series race at Spa. A number of small improvements have been made to improve the engine reliability. The cars also have aerodynamic improvements and will be fitted with a new rear wing and front splitter.

Peter Dumbreck, Ralf Kelleners and Alexei Vasilliev will drive the number 85 Spyker Squadron C8 Laviolette GT2R and behind the wheel of the Speedy Racing car we can also find familiar faces: Andrea Chiesa and Benjamin Leuenberger will be driving the Swiss car.

Peter van Erp, managing director Spyker Squadron: “The Nürburgring, with its low grip levels, is always a tough track for us. Although we have been on the podium here in the past, it was always a challenge to quickly find a good setup. This year it will be the first time that we will race the Michelin tires here so I am curious if our quest for a good setup has changed in our favor”.

He continues: “I hope that in this race, but also in the last race at Silverstone, luck is on our side and we can finish in top-5 - that is absolutely the level we are aiming at. If we can work-out a good setup in the free practice session and grip levels permit, we will try to push in the race and drive progressively”.

Two free practices sessions are in the agenda this Friday followed by the third one-hour session on Saturday. Saturday afternoon there is the regular 20 minute GT qualifying session. The 1000 km or six-hour race will start this Sunday at 12:05.

Source: Spyker Squadron
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Old 15-08-2008, 19:02
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First Free Practice

The Snoras Spyker Squadron did quite good in the first free practice session. Peter Dumbreck, Ralf kelleners and Alexei Vasiliev managed to drive the #85 in 6th place. Andrea Chiesa and Benjamin Leuenberger drove the #94 into 9th position.

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Old 15-08-2008, 21:16
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Thanks for the update!

Is this Le Mans Series live broadcasted on tv somewhere?
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Old 15-08-2008, 21:18
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Second Free Practice

I think Peter van Erp his wish to find a good set-up quickly materialized.

The #85 was 4th in the second practice session, the #94 7th.

Very well done!

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Is this Le Mans Series live broadcasted on tv somewhere?
I am not sure Wouter, might be on Eurosport 2 or / and Motors TV
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Old 15-08-2008, 22:31
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I am not sure Wouter, might be on Eurosport 2 or / and Motors TV
Found it!: Eurosport2 14:00 (GMT) 30min
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Old 16-08-2008, 08:13
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For you who are online at the moment: Third free practice just begon. Live timing does not seem to work...

But here's one that does: Le Mans Series
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Old 16-08-2008, 12:57
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Third Free Practice Session

Here are the results of the third free practice session: Spyker #85 in 6th place and Spyker #94 right behind in 7th position.

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