Tag - Live Coverage

Dumas Sets Fastest Lap Time in Monday Petit Le Mans Testing

[caption id="attachment_4905" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Photo: Audi Sport File Photo"][/caption]   The second full day of testing ahead of the 14th annual Petit Le Mans was held yesterday during a four hour testing session.  Romain Dumas set the fastest time of the session during his second to last lap in the #1 Audi Sport Team Joest R18 TDI with a lap time of 1:08.394. Prior to Dumas' fast lap time, the two factory Peugeot Sport 908s dominated the test session.  The #7 908 of Sebastien Bourdais, Anthony Davidson and Simon Pagenaud set the second fastest lap time of 1:08.569 while the #8 908 of Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Alexander Wurz set the third fastest lap of the day at 1:09.311.  None of the cars were able to top the overall fast lap time of 1:08.291 set Sunday by Anthony Davidson in the #7 908. Level 5 Motorsports' Luis Diaz was fastest in LMP2 with a 1:13.291 in the HPD ARX-01g.  The second Level 5 ARX-01g of Tucker, Bouchut and Barbosa finished just 0.438 seconds behind Diaz.  The Signatech Nissan ORECA 03 car of Mailleux, Ordonez and Vernay rounded out the top three with a time of 1:14.003. The Laguna Seca GT class winning Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 RSR  of Jörg Bergmeister, Patrick Long and Marc Lieb set the fast lap in GTE Pro at 1:20.251 with the next three cars in the pack finishing within a mere 0.586 seconds of the Lizards.  The Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia of Raphael Matos, Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander set a time of 1:20.669 followed by the Corvette Racing C6.R of Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner with a lap time of 1:20.562. In GTE Am, the AF Corse Ferrari F430 GT driven by Rui Aguas, Justin Bell and Rob Kauffman was fastest with a lap time of 1:21.217.  The next fastest in GTE Am was the Larbre Racing Corvette C6-ZR1 of Patrick Bornhauser, Gabriele Gardel and Julien Canal who finished over a second behind with a lap time of 1.22.280. Rounding out the classes, Genoa Racing's ORECA FLM09 was the quickest in LMPC with a lap of 1:18.563 while the TRG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car of Ben Keating, Jim Norman, and Dion von Moltke was fastest in GTC with a time of 1:25.446. The next test session for Petit Le Mans is scheduled for 2:45pm to 4:45pm on Wednesday, September 28th.  

LIVE COVERAGE: 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans

2011 24 Hours of Le Mans Live Coverage We will be doing real-time flag to flag coverage of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Twitter under our new live motorsports coverage account, @SpeedSportLive , or you can follow along here with our Cover It Live widget.  Don't forget to download the 2011 Le Mans Spotters Guide from Spotterguides.com In our opinion the best place to listen to the broadcast of the race is RadioLemans which offers a live stream worldwide, flag to flag. These guys are the best motorsport commentators out there and do an incredible job covering the race year after year.  Live timing of the race can be found on the Lemans.org website at http://www.lemans.org/en/races/24h-du-mans/live-2011/live-timing.html For those of you who are in the U.S., the race will be aired on SPEED.  While SPEED is doing flag to flag coverage, they will be alternating between a live TV broadcast and streaming video on their website for the hours they go off-air on TV.  Their schedule is as follows: STREAMING: Click Here To Watch (SPEED.com: Saturday 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. ET; 8-11 p.m. ET) TELEVISION: SPEED: Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. ET; 3:30-8 p.m. ET; 11 p.m.-9:30 a.m. ET (Saturday p.m. through Sunday a.m.). AudiSport also has announced that they will be delivering a full live stream of the entire 24 Hours of Le Mans via the internet, complete with in-car telemetry.  The Audi Live Racing site will also offer a summary of the race every two hours, as well as commentary by former Audi Sport driver Emanuele Pirro.   The live feed can be found at http://www.audi-microsites.com/lemans We like to be social and interactive during the race so please drop us a line in the comments or via twitter.   Let us know who you are cheering for and feel free to make jokes at our expense while watching.