Featured 24 Hours of Le Mans - 10th June 2017 - Start: 13:00 GMT

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  1. t0daY
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    Get excited everyone! For the second time, iRacing is presenting the 24hrs of Le Mans and RSR is entering with 3 cars! Our team of top tier drivers will be striving to maintain their history of stellar iRacing endurance race results with a team consisting of both familiar faces and first-timers to the RSR iRacing endurance team.

    The race will be streamed from multiple perspectives so you don't miss a second of the action. Our built-in multiview plugin gives you the possibility to watch all streams at the same time!

    Tune in to see familiar iRacing endurance veterans including @Dutchtastic who finally returns to Car #66 after some troubles with his computer! We also have @Cluck joining Car #66 for the very first time as well. Last but not least @Imthecrabby is ready to jump back into the action with Car #67.

    HPD ARX 01c [#64] - @Yorkie_065, @t0daY, @Mr Beas
    Ferrari 488 GTE [#66] - @Bassetts, @Battenberg, @Dutchtastic, @Cluck
    Ferrari 488 GTE [#67] - @stolnikas, @Imthecrabby, @Alex du Plessis



    falcon2081 (iRacing Lead): Sadly I'm stuck on the sidelines yet again for this years LeMans. By now our drivers and team are no longer newcomers but experienced veterans in this Endurance series. I wish the team good luck and hope they stay out of trouble and can go for the win! Definitely will be interesting to see how these new GTE cars will play into the mix of things.

    Back to the beginning once again. Le Mans last year was my first endurance race, and what a race it was to kick start my Endurance racing campaign. I felt I put in a very strong performance last year, so hoping to carry that same performance, and the experience and everything else I learnt in recent endurance races and put it into this weekend.

    Having raced with the car a lot in the past, I feel very comfortable with it, despite some recent updates to the tyres it runs on. We've already got a solid setup which may require a small tweak or two, but I feel this time round we are better prepared in terms of strategy than previous 12 and 24H races from this season so we need to carry that into our race.

    Despite the already earlier preparation, there are still a couple of unknowns going into the race. For me it's the first time running with 3 drivers over the course of the 24 Hours. Whilst Le Mans isn't hugely demanding, it can be easy at times to lose focus on the long straights, so hopefully the 1 less driver than normal won't affect us too much and we can soldier on to the finish. The final unknown is with traffic. Last year we had to deal with older GT1 cars. Now we have modern GTE monsters with the Ferrari 488 and Ford GT. It will be interesting to see where their strengths and weakness are around the track, and we'll need to re-learn where best to over take and manage traffic.

    It's going to be an intense week, and an intense race, but I am eager to get in the car alongside Manu and Mr Beas come Saturday! Good luck to the two of you, and also the fella's rolling out in our brand new GTE car! Hopefully we can get another great result for RSR in the two classes!
    I fu**ed up quite badly in last years 24 hours of Le Mans. I crashed, in leading position, with a GT2 car which ruined our chances for a top result. 20 minutes repair time and a damaged ego was the results of it. I practiced for this year a lot and I am very confident with the car and the setup.

    Gutted that falcon can not make this year either, this means the HPD crew will have to drive with 3 drivers only! It is manageable, the only big unknown is the traffic. With the new GTE cars it will be very demanding and stressful.

    Last but not least a shoutout to BlueMonkey and FlyingKman! They are driving at the same time as Le Mans an 8 hour race in rFactor2 at the lovely track Suzuka. Best of luck to you guys!

    As always, maximum attack!
    So, back to the place where i caught the endurance bug. Four endurance races later and i think its safe to say that bug has turned into a disease the doctor cannot cure!

    Really looking forward to this one, having the unknown of a new class on track to contend with could be interesting, but hopefully the experience of Le Mans 2016 with pull us through.

    As Manu and many others once wisely said, to finish first, first you have to finish.
    Good luck to all taking part !

    The 24 Heures du Mans is another classic on the calander and we are delighted that RSR will be able supporting the #66 car for the 4th endurance race of the year.

    This time around we are facing a brand new challenge in the new GTE class, such a new challenge that our the race car is still to be delivered to the team for race preperation.

    I know everyone within the team is eager to get thier hands on the new car. Our drivers, mechanics and livery designers will be hard at work over during the week leeding up to the race with the aim to put us in the best position possible to once again fly the RSR endurance flag with pride.
    This will be my 4th endurance race with RSR, and once again I'll be teaming up with good old Bassetts & Daytona team mate Dutchtastic. Only this time we're joined by Cluck on his iRacing debut. We're also rolling out a brand new car - so new we don't even have it yet! It's going to be a quick turnaround to get ready in time, but I'm hoping we'll be running strongly & trouble free in whatever split we end up in.
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    As a late entrant to this year's prestigious event, my preparation has consisted mostly of ensuring I have enough coffee to brew and putting every local pizza supplier on speed-dial.

    This being not only my first endurance event but my first iRacing event, my only goal is to bring the car back to the pits, at the end of my stint, in one piece. For the first time in my sim-racing life, the consequences of my actions on track affect a whole team of drivers, not just myself.

    Now, with well under 24 hours until the start of the race, the gravity of what I agreed to, just 72 hours ago, is sinking in. Bring it on.

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    Same as Battenberg this will be my 4th Endurance race. Have learned so much over the first 3 and hope to take that knowledge and make a useful contribution to the team. It has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for me being in 4 different teams over these 4 races. New car new team & teammates what a ball it is going to be.
     
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    Good luck to all teams!
     
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    I'm excited and I can't even race this one. Come on Car #66, i'm in the car in spirit. Best of luck guys, I will be watching when I can.

    Best of luck #64 and #67.

    Be careful at the start and be safe.
     
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    Best of luck! Bring it home :cool:
     
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    Woken up and strangely relaxed, despite waking up multiple times during the night :D
     
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    Wait until it's your turn to jump in :D
     
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    You can do it guys, I'll be following the action.
     
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    Good luck to everyone!
    And thumbs up to Gio (I guess) for the most awesome RSR-liveries I've seen so far.
     
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    The livery was made by @Dutchtastic. There are 3 members on the design team :)
     
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    Hooray for Dutch then! Great Job! :)
    and Yorkie and Gio, the whole team!
     
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    The design team is @GioVtec, @Dutchtastic and myself :p
     
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    Ooops...:banghead:
    Third time's the charm then:
    Great Work! Dutch, Gio and Gxbbs = amazing Liveries! Yay!
     
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    Don't worry, we are secret agents, no one knows who we are, they just see the outcome :cool:

    Ahhhhh... I just blew out cover. Sorry guys :dead:
     
  14. t0daY
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    And what about falcon and myself? :mad:
     
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    Feanor Junior Member Member

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    I give up... :dead:
     
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    Your the certification team, even more top secret, even more cover blown :dead::p
     
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    A bit off-topic, @Blue Monkey and @FlyingKman are already driving their 8H Suzuka race!
    Stream can be found here (German/English Mix):

     
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    Anyway, good luck to all racers!
    Have Fun!
    And may the traffic be with you.

    Sorry for not saying it via TS. The noise in my place right now... awful.:sour:
     
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    I cannot find the livestream of Lemans?

    I thought it will start around now right?
     
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    Race start will be 13:30 UTC. 13:00 UTC the warmup will start. I will fire up my stream in a second :)