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2011 24 Hours of Le Mans Coverage Recap

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is over and in less than two weeks, the two-and-a-half month break in the American Le Mans Series 2011 schedule ends with the Lime Rock Grand Prix resuming racing. Still, the MichelinAlley.com staff compiled a wealth of posts at Le Mans, and here they all are in one for your viewing pleasure in our 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans content recap. Enjoy! POST-RACE Olly’s Corvette Le Hot Lap How L’Ouest Was...

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Olly’s Corvette Le Hot Lap

Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin takes fans on a unique tour of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit.

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How L’Ouest Was Won

Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans is far more difficult in the execution than simple strategies may suggest. In a private briefing with American journalists on race day, Joachim Hausner of Audi said: • “You don’t win Le Mans. You can only lose Le Mans.” • “We want to run the longest stints possible.” • “Michelin has given us permission to run five stints.” Earlier in the week, Corvette...

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European GT Teams Bolster Le Mans Field

This is the eighth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Of the European-based GT squads, favorites include Michelin technical partner Porsche teams Felbermayr-Proton and IMSA Performance Matmut. Felbermayr-Proton seeks to defend its 2010 GT2 class win, now in the GTE Pro category, with a trio of factory Porsche drivers: Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz and...

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Thursday Evening Warm-Up

Thursday evening practice and qualifying at Le Mans is underway. Rick Dole’s images from earlier in the day including the Michelin press conference, Doug Fehan of Corvette Racing, and Patrick Dempsey driving the winning Mazda from 20 years ago, are now live in the “Galleries” section of MichelinAlley.com.

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