Saw a little on Eurosport.
Eurosport announced they'll broadcast all the weekend on Le Mans, so I'll
spend quite some time on it!
From: Tomsaudi200@aol.com [mailto:Tomsaudi200@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2001 7:21 AM
Subject: LeMans Pre-Qualifying on Speedvision
Hey, did anyone catch the LeMans pre-qualifying program tonight on
Judging by the foliage on the trees, it looked like this was taped sometime
in April, so I am not sure if Speedvision was replaying this or not. Anyhow,
it was great to see some footage of the MG-Lola flying around the track.
The commentator was certainly acknowledging how exciting it was that MG was
returning to LeMans for the first time since 1965, but the film editors
obviously saw different, as there was very little screen time for the
MG-Lola. Instead, they predictably devoted a lot of camera time to the
invincible Audi R8. Another star was the Bentley, which in my opinion looks
absolutely menacing and beautiful at the same time. Aside from that, the
rest was all about the Corvette's, Viper's, and 911's.
In any case, it looks like this will be a very interesting race. Bentley is
the closest threat to the Audi's. The lack of reliability of the MG-Lola has
me a little concerned. Although Cadillac is back with a revised car, they
continue to languish. I know they are working hard, but with GM's financial
resources, they could easily fund the project well enough to build an
Audi-Killer if they wanted to.
As for the GT class, this is the weakest link of the whole race; it's all
Porsche 911's and one Calloway Corvette. If I wanted to see just one kind of
car in a class race, I'd be watching IROC. Yawn.
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