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1000km Le Mans at Silverstone 2011

Anyone else going this year????

So far I know Mymatemarmite(Sparky) and Bonkinbob(Dave) are going, anyone else fancy a meet there.........
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It's quite close now

Interestingly (or not) the scale of excitement over the motorsport events that I have/am attending this year follows their date order too

Always enjoy the 1000Km......knocks the British Grand Prix flat on the floor
 
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Just one week to go now............getting pretty excited already

I'll be up at 3, out of the door by 4, and should be in the circuit for 8.30 (after a stop at 7 for Little Chef brekkie) so as to make the most of the day.

I'm going with my brother again, and no doubt we'll grab a beer when the bars open, then find a good vantage point in the pit straight grandstand for the start.

The plan will be to walk the circuit again....and that's the great thing about a 6 hour long race, you can walk around without the worry that you are wasting time.

Hoping to get some good pictures from a variety of viewing points!

It'd be rude to not partake of a cheeky Pimms with lunch too

Bring on next Sunday....and my 15th trip to sunny Silverstone

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Weather forecast is good for the weekend....possible showers late Sunday afternoon.......
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Cheers for the weather update Stu

I'll be keeping an eye on the met office site over this next week.
 
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Looking forward to this. It'll be my first taste of Le Mans so hopefully a nice new experience. And it's my birthday in the Saturday too so what a way to celebrate!
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Hope you all have a great weekend.......I will only be there Friday and Saturday as I will be at the BSB event at Donington Park on Sunday..........
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Looking forward to this. It'll be my first taste of Le Mans so hopefully a nice new experience. And it's my birthday in the Saturday too so what a way to celebrate!
Sportscars are my first love.....if you've been to an F1 race before, well, this event blows that out of the water

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Hope you all have a great weekend.......I will only be there Friday and Saturday as I will be at the BSB event at Donington Park on Sunday..........
Stu man.....you're going to miss the main event
At least you can enjoy practise and qualifying though
 
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Stu man.....you're going to miss the main event
At least you can enjoy practise and qualifying though
One of those weekends when I have to make a choice between 2 events.....agree with you that Sports cars are better than F1......but sometimes the qualifyng can be as exciting as a race.......
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Well, I guess watching 220 mph prototypes one day, and 160 (maybe more?) mph bikes the next isn't so bad
 
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Well, I guess watching 220 mph prototypes one day, and 160 (maybe more?) mph bikes the next isn't so bad
Superbikes do close on 200mph and Donington is my favourite track for bikes.........

Not a bad weekend is it.......
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Superbikes do close on 200mph and Donington is my favourite track for bikes.........

Not a bad weekend is it.......
That's damned fast on two wheels

I've been to Donnington for a few work new model launches, but I've only been to watch racing there once. 1991......yup, the sports prototype round I've still got some blurry pictures of the Peugeot 905's sprinting away from the start

That was when I met David Piper. My sister's BF at the time worked for David as a mechanic.

It's my small, but proud, claim to fame
 
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Just read that Aston Martin are running last year's Lola coupe as the open cockpit car of this year is too uncompetative.
 
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Mmmm....tis looking dodgy. Hey ho, looks like the covered grandstands are going to be busy

However, Saturday and Monday aren't looking too bad, so if there is a slight shift then Sunday may be alright.

I would actually quite like to get some 'rooster tail' shots though.
 
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That's the spirit.....wet races can be just as exciting, you just need a brain remap, I allways think it is more a test of the driver as well........

While you are undercover spare a thought for me digging bikes and riders out of Craner Curves cos the forecast for Donington is no better........
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That's the spirit.....wet races can be just as exciting, you just need a brain remap, I allways think it is more a test of the driver as well........

While you are undercover spare a thought for me digging bikes and riders out of Craner Curves cos the forecast for Donington is no better........
Could very well be a busy afternoon for you and your crew Stu!
 
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Oh yes......it's the start of the final showdown....top 6 going for glory and a wet track isn't going to slow them down much, maybe 10mph.....
When its wet at Craner, bikes and riders can end up 200+yds from a crash, so we can be chasing one and another chasing us.......it can be a war zone ........
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I assume this will be televised...I'll be recoding it
 
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It is on Eurosport 2, Sunday 11th from 12.30-18.00.........2 Superbike races, 1 Supersport 600, 1 Supersport 1000, Harley 1200's and 125's............I will be one of those blurs of orange dodging 150mph, 160kg missiles....oh and the sliding riders....
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It is on Eurosport 2, Sunday 11th from 12.30-18.00.........2 Superbike races, 1 Supersport 600, 1 Supersport 1000, Harley 1200's and 125's............I will be one of those blurs of orange dodging 150mph, 160kg missiles....oh and the sliding riders....
 
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The race from Silverstone is on Eurosport...Sunday 11.30-13.00 and 16.45- 17.30........get the Sky box set for the start and finish of what should be a great race, probably wet ........
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Forecast still not looking good. The camping should be interesting!

Is there much in the way of off-track entertainment going on over the weekend? I'd like to know if there's anything worth checking out between/after races!
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The official website isn't helpful......refer back at a later stage......
http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/Le-Mans-Series/

Latest weather forecast.......looks like a wet start then drying.......good news is Friday looks dry, Saturday light showers......
Metcheck.com - Detailed Daily Weather Forecast for Silverstone - [Updated on 08 September 2011 at 18:00] - Weather Feeds - Live Data - Long Range Weather Forecasts
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