Tag Archives: LeMans 2009

“The Lion Has Roared”

14 Jun

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For the first time in 16 years, Peugot has emerged victorious at the 24 Hours of LeMans. The 908, a direct injection, diesel powered, twin turbo, prototype style machine, was able to take down the previously dominant Audi’s, completing 382 laps, for a total of 3000 miles. The second place car was also a Peugot 908, completing 381 laps.

I love the design of this car – so many swoops and curves. The powerplant is simply a technological marvel. The cutting edge nature of the series in general is part of what makes the event so intoxicating for me.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

12 Jun

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Long days, warm weather…and the event I wait all year for – LeMans! One of these years, we gotta go. I’ve been dreaming of it for as long as I can remember. If you’re bored at work today and want to listen to some practice sessions and some classic racers taking the track today for the historics, check out Radio LeMans and click on the “Listen Live” button at the top left. Coverage on Speed TV is tomorrow through Sunday.

Quick update as I just found this – if you’ve got Sirius/XM and you’re out driving around this weekend, the race is being broadcast there as well.

Saturday, June 13:
8 am ET: Pre-Race coverage Ch. 126 & SIR-11
9 am ET: 24 Hours of Le Mans begins Ch. 126 & SIR-11

Sunday, June 14:
9 am ET: 24 Hours of Le Mans ends Ch. 126 & SIR-11
9 am – 10 am ET: Post-Race coverage Ch. 126 & SIR-11