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The 2011 Le Mans Series entries – an analysis

When the Le Mans Series full season entry list was announced today our initial reaction was that even though there is still a healthy number of cars set to race in the 2011 season the grid seems to have lost some quality in certain areas. But as always this is just a provisional list and the grids at each race could well be stunning, especially with the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at three out of five Le Mans Series rounds.[...]

Porsche 918 RSR concept revealed in Detroit

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is continuing to extend its performance and high efficiency competence via intensive development work in the field of hybrid technology. With the Porsche 918 RSR, the manufacturer of sporty premium vehicles is presenting a high-end synthesis of 2010’s successful hybrid concepts. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR clearly reveals what happens when the technology fitted in the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder are transferred to a modern, innovative super sports car.[...]

Planetlemans analyzes the 2009 LMS Paul Ricard Test

New teams, new cars, new drivers, new specifications, new stands. There was lot of news coming from the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT during the Le Mans Series test on Sunday and Monday. Time for an analysis on what happened on the track during those two days.[...]

Planetlemans analyzes the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours list – GT2

Once again Le Mans will see a strong and healthy grid of LM GT2 cars. Fourteen GT2 cars are on the list. Like last year three Porsche 997 GT3 RSRs will fight the armada of Ferrari 430 GT2s with Spyker and Aston Martin joining the fight. LM GT2 could be the most interesting GT category at Le Mans this year.[...]

Planetlemans analyzes the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours list – GT1

In the final year of GT1 as we know it every spectator was hoping for the ultimate battle between Corvette and Aston Martin. In recent years these teams fought out some great fights resulting in 2 wins for Corvette and 2 for Aston Martin since the latter returned in 2005. Unfortunately it could ended undecided.[...]

Planetlemans analyzes the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours list – LMP2

Last year Porsche was in a league of its own in the LMP2 class at the Le Mans. This year things could well be very different. Even though there are three Porsche RS Spyders again, the opposition looks much stronger this year and could give the Porsche squads a run for their money.[...]

Planetlemans analyzes the Le Mans 24 Hours list – LMP1

Once more the ACO managed to bring together a fabulous list of cars for the annual Le Mans 24 Hours. Despite the economic downturn that is felt throughout the world the 2009 edition looks better than ever. The 77th running of the Le Mans 24 Hours looks to become a Peugeot vs Audi battle again![...]

Planetlemans analyzes the LMS full season entries

After weeks of rumours and talks behind the scenes the Le Mans Series full season entries were announced today. One year ago the organisers were able to announce 50 cars and despite the financial crisis sweeping world markets and forcing manufacturers to reconsider their commitment the list is only one down on 49 for 2009.[...]

Happy New Year from Planetlemans!

2008 is behind us…2009 has started. We wish all of our readers a Happy New Year! With the fireworks gone up in the air and the champagne bottles empty it is time to focus on the year ahead. Despite tough economic times there is a lot to come in 2009![...]

A look back at the 2008 LMS season – LMP vs GT

One of the hot items this Le Mans Series season was what seemed to be a never ending story of LMP’s and GT cars colliding. At almost every race some of the faster prototypes had a coming together with one of the (slower) GT cars[...]

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