06-21-2011, 01:10 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Re: Le Mans 2011
Even though it isn't my favored car maker, I have to say I really like those Corvette guys. The drivers and the crew are some of the nicest guys you can meet in the paddock. About a year ago one of my friends and a good friend of Team Corvette passed away shortly before Sebring. The Corvette team put a RIP sticker on the rear of the 3 car in memory of him and this year the chassis number on the 3 car (class winner #73 at Le Mans) spells his name. A great group of guys at Pratt and Miller and all of Team Corvette!
As for Audi vs Porsche, I agree that I don't think VW is going to let Porsche have a legitimate run in P1 as long as Audi is doing well. Of course as the KERS system matures and ACO continues to push efficiency we could see Porsche eclipse Audi sooner rather than later. Audi has 10 overall victories, Porsche has 16. I have to think the noise will grow louder before Audi has a chance to best Porsche's mark at Le Mans without putting up a fair fight.
At least next season we will (hopefully) get to see the 918 RSR sometime, hopefully that will start to make Porsche competitive in the GT class (of course the Lizards boys are the defending GT drivers champions for 2009 and 2010 in ALMS).
Last edited by GatorPhD; 06-21-2011 at 01:12 PM.