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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442052
10/08/2013 09:34
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Nice write up Joe, seems like it was a good trip cool


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442054
10/08/2013 09:42
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Sounds like excellent fun, definitely up for this next year, I was sold at moule mariniere to be honest! laugh


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442065
10/08/2013 11:20
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A great post and insight to the Le Mans trip. bow


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442080
10/08/2013 12:44
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In the coupe.
It was great to see well known coupes in action.
A great weekend with free camping.

Good to see you all.



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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442082
10/08/2013 12:47
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Greet weekend...i shall be posting my version of events shortly..


Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: coupedummy] #1442195
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Looks like it was an excellent weekend cool

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442198
11/08/2013 01:02
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Nice write up, thanks for the share and pics smile


Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442294
11/08/2013 16:18
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Gearbox/diff aside, great to see it performing so well. Awesome performance, and the first UK car to use E85 in anger smile


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Flea] #1442295
11/08/2013 16:43
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Great write up on le Mans, nice to see a coop perform well on e85 on track. smile
Probably the way to go with the coop on track to lower the temps... chinny

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Flea] #1442300
11/08/2013 17:06
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Originally Posted By: Flea
Gearbox/diff aside, great to see it performing so well. Awesome performance, and the first UK car to use E85 in anger smile



Joe's coupe really did put the pace down,watching from the tribune the coupe made space from alot of expensive machines in an outright drag on the pit straight.

I was standing with a ferrari owner and as usual giving him an earfull about coupes. As joe entered the pit straight i told him that none of the cars will pass him.

At the end of the straight the guy just laughed and said cloud9 thats fast!



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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442411
12/08/2013 11:27
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I really cannot believe how quickly the days have flown past either Joe.

It was an excellent trip, great company and a fantastic circuit. A real pleasure to drive. I would encourage those who think its boring having played it on the Playstation to reserve judgement until you drive it in real life.

A few pictures of the trip out there a great convoy with a few good stops for nutrition!.

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I'll spare you the many pictures of the hotel car park. Needless to say the 4 day old F12 was the highlight. So just one pic laugh

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The next morning, after just a 'few' beers the night before we set to work.

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It was a great day on the track. The other drivers were all courteous with no issues. The weather was perfect if not on the warm side! The Coupes put some fast laps out on the track, with some extreme driving by Mr CC. Some good on track battles were fought out as well. Though pulling to the side with the windows down to watch and listen to the F12 pass was a real pleasure! Having got into the rhythm I was partaking of some very late braking which helped significantly against some of the other combatants out their. My new discs and Pagid Yellows stood up to the task all day with no fade.

I did however pick three casualties, firstly the Porsche Carrera 4S who while quicker on the straights lost out with his poor driving and bad lines round those bends (a first for a Coupe to win on the bends!) My ATE Super Blue which at 17:57, 3 minutes before the end of the day boiled. Finally my spare Brembo's which are no longer Red. Now a deep Burgundy..

Racing done, time for a quick pit stop at our local support squad and a photo opportunity.
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Thank you to Magooagain for the help on planning a good route back with some stunning scenery. Vey much appreciated! Saved on the tolls and saw some beautiful countryside

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On the whole a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. I cannot recommend it enough. I'd be very happy to go back next year. A special thank you to the rolling pit crew Reuben and Laura. A big help on getting the gear over to France. Thanks for the company guys it was a great little expedition.

Fantastic event. Watch out SPA, LeMan is not far behind you!


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442468
12/08/2013 17:19
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Some great photos wink

Looked like a superb time laugh



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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1442473
12/08/2013 17:36
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Some great photos!!

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: ] #1443529
18/08/2013 14:07
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What a fantastic weekend, and a great track - for me this is what the club is all about; meeting the people, driving the cars & drinking the sherry. laugh

I almost didn't make it as 2 days before departure my Red LE started making nasty noises from the diff / box and dumping gearbox oil all over the place. frown

So I stole the front pads, put them in my Crono - got a new MOT & radiator and went in that instead. I did over 1000 miles in 3 days, with no major problems. cool

Thanks to everyone involved, massive thanks to Ruebens for carting our track wheels & tools about. cool

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I would certainly do this trip again ! smile


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1444950
26/08/2013 16:10
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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1444959
26/08/2013 17:11
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I would love to do a track day at Loheac, next time I am near in a suitable car I will have to check if there is one on, unfortunately I can't do this one as I am working in Leeds on the 20th and competing at Harewood hillclimb on the Sunday.

Are there many track days at Loheac? I was planning to go to the museum a few weeks ago but ran out of time.


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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1444960
26/08/2013 17:17
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Delta seem to host the majority of thier French trackdays there.



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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1445044
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Where in France is that circuit Joe?

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1445061
26/08/2013 20:48
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Just south of Rennes Dan.

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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1445078
26/08/2013 21:55
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Turns out that the whole town is some kind of shrine to the petrol engine in some form or other.



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Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1445539
29/08/2013 21:35
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Wow, fantastic read!
I'd love to join a future trip.

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1449553
23/09/2013 10:45
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This video was put together by my Daughters boyfriend Matt Jarman, as Keith Flint was on track the same day I guessed he'd be using a Prodigy soundtrack, lol

Enjoy smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUQtk1cEqcs&feature=youtu.be

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1450875
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Great vid! smile
Your Coupe's looking more&more badass by the year..

Re: Open pit lane @ Le Mans August 2013. [Re: Countrycruising] #1509507
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For the guys that went last year and any other interested parties Delta racing is back at LeMans on the 31 July and 01 August 2015.

I can't wait as it's an awesome track driving smile

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