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    General Le Mans/Prototye?GT talk

    Undeterred by the abysmal failure of a similar thread on the Motorbike and Touring car boards. I'm starting one here.

    What I want to know, but it's not worth starting a specific thread for, is this.

    What is the record for the least amount of driving for a Le Mans win?

    If the record was from the 40s or whatever, then I'd like a list of minimal time/laps driven for a win, to account for drivers of recent decades.

    If the record is held by a multiple winner, then I'd like similar results for a single LM win.

    Thank you.

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    Shouldn't this be on the History forum?
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    You could. I'm not fussed. I start these threads so I can express random thoughts on that type of racing, whenever I choose, without having to start specific threads.

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    Actually. It's probably a good idea to combine this and the Touring car thread and put it in the MH board. If you'd like to, good. If not, then that's ok too.

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    Last weekend, I went the the Aus GT round at Phillip Island. It was supposed to be a 101 lap/454km race. But due to time constraints, ended up being about 400km. It was a very brisk day at PI, and the race ended in darkness.

    These cars (mainly GT3) provide a great visual/spectacle. Seeing a pack of cars with different coloured lights beaming was fun to see. I spent most of my time sitting between T1 & 2, just off of it. At the start, or on a restart. You see the field make their way around Doohan corner (t1) and then snake around Southern loop (t2) was a great buzz.

    6 days after being part of the team that won the Nurburgring 24h, Christopher Mies won it! Partnered with local racer Greg Crick. That's a heck of a week!

    This race often coincides with Eurovision. While Crick may be unknown to you. It was a good omen for Sweden that he won. Because the last time he won an Aus GT race was this May PI round in 2012!

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    Also. It was my first experience of seeing the Bentley live. I resisted the fanfare of it joining the Bathurst 12h. But up close, seeing it rumble around, was a good experience and I was looking out for it as it came around.

    There was also a Ginetta G55 GT3 there as well. A kid, Matt Campbell, had it challenging for a podium starting from the rear of a 33 car field! That was a heck of a car to see live as well. I don't know if any of you have seen it live, but it's a good one as well. Speaking to some of the other spectators, it's definitely won a few fans. Hopefully those cars will be present at next year's Bathurst 12h.

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    Would love to get to an endurance race, but most of the ones over here are at Silverstone, where I understand the viewing areas are a long way from the actual track. Have done the Le Mans Classic a few times and really enjoy the atmosphere and spectacle of racing into the night.

    I'm not sure about doing Le Mans itself, I love the race and try to watch as much as possible on telly, but I think that actually being there I would get annoyed with the number of people there just to say that they were. Think I need a trip to Spa over the next few years
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