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► Nissan DeltaWing - Le Mans Testing
The revolutionary Nissan DeltaWing completed its first running on the
famous 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe - the home of the upcoming 80th
running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Invited to compete under the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's "Garage 56"
classification that showcases new and innovative technology, the Nissan
DeltaWing completed 54 laps with drivers Michael Krumm, Satoshi Motoyama
and Marino Franchitti at the wheel.
The team enjoyed a virtual trouble-free day and completed every lap but one
on a single set of Michelin slick tires. A sole lap on wet tires during a
brief rain shower was the only time the team switched tires all day.
Motoyama completed the fastest lap of the day at 3 minutes, 47.980 seconds.
The Nissan DeltaWing technical, team led by concept originator Ben Bowlby,
believe they are comfortably within reach of their target pace of 3
minutes, 45 seconds as requested by race officials.
With Motoyama not having raced at Le Mans since 1999 and Krumm since 2005,
both drivers had to complete a mandatory 10 laps to qualify for the race.
Both easily achieved that goal, Motoyama completing 19 laps and Krumm, 24.
With Marino Franchitti handling most of the pre-event testing and
development, the Scottish racer only handled 11 laps today - the team
taking the opportunity to get his Japanese and German teammates more
accustomed with the car.
Krumm was the first man to drive the car before handing over to Motoyama
who completed the morning session. Franchitti kicked off the afternoon
running which include the sole lap on wet Michelin tires before continuing
the driver rotation to Krumm and Motoyama who closed out the day.
The unique Nissan DeltaWing features half the weight, half the horsepower and half the
aerodynamic drag of a typical prototype and is expected to enjoy
significantly lower tire and fuel consumption.
Powered by a 300 horsepower 1.6-liter Nissan
DIG-T turbocharged engine, the Nissan
DeltaWing also features specially developed Michelin tires which are four
inches wide at the front.
Mazda 787B - Le Mans (wonderful sound) (HD)
Onboard lap with Johnny Herbert on Le Mans Circuit for the 20th anniversary
of mazda 787b's victory at 24h of Le Mans.
driver: Johnny Herbert
circuit: Le Mans
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Cadwell Park VSCC Meeting 2012
My record of the meeting on June 9th 2012. This is the re-edited version -
I was very tired when I uploaded the original (I'd been working on it for
nearly 12 hours) and on review this morning there were some howling errors
which hopefully now are corrected.
With thanks to (In order of appearance):
Filmed entirely on location.
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Lens: Tamron 18-270 Di II VC PZD
Tripod: Manfrotto O55XPROB with 128RC head
Microphone: Rode VideoMic with Deadcat windshield (Where used)
Copyright (c) Piers Cooper 2012
All rights reserved.
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DeltaWing First Track Test - R&T Exclusive Video
R&T exclusive video of the DeltaWing rolling under power for the first time
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