2011 24 Heures du Mans - Through the Lens

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Troy Lee-designed Flying Lizard Motorsports art cars
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Technical scrutineering of #81 GTE-Am entry
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75 Prospeed Competition – Goossens, Holzer, Van Lagen (GTE-Pro): Approach to Arnage
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Exit of Arnage
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Approach to Arnage
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Exit of Arnage
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77 Team Felbermayr-Proton – Henzler, Lieb, Lietz (GTE-Pro): Approach to Indianapolis
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Dunlop Chicane
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Dunlop Chicane
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77 Team Felbermayr-Proton – Henzler, Lieb, Lietz (GTE-Pro): Exit of Dunlop Chicane
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Dunlop Bridge
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Mulsanne Straight
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Playstation Chicane
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63 Proton Competition – Felbermayr, Felbermayr, Ried (GTE-Am): Playstation Chicane
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63 Proton Competition – Felbermayr, Felbermayr, Ried (GTE-Am): Playstation Chicane
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Porsche Curves
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Porsche Curves
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Ford Chicane
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Mulsanne Straight
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88 Team Felbermayr-Proton – al Faisal, Miller, Tandy (GTE-Pro): Mulsanne Corner
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77 Team Felbermayr-Proton – Henzler, Lieb, Lietz (GTE-Pro): Mulsanne Corner
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Mulsanne Corner
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Front Straight
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Dunlop Chicane
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Exit of Dunlop Chicane
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75 Prospeed Competition – Goossens, Holzer, Van Lagen (GTE-Pro) - Exit of Dunlop Chicane
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro) - Dunlop Bridge
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88 Team Felbermayr-Proton – al Faisal, Miller, Tandy (GTE-Pro)
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am)
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am)
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75 Prospeed Competition – Goossens, Holzer, Van Lagen (GTE-Pro): Porsche Curves
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77 Team Felbermayr-Proton – Henzler, Lieb, Lietz (GTE-Pro): Porsche Curves
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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88 Team Felbermayr-Proton – al Faisal, Miller, Tandy (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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77 Team Felbermayr-Proton – Henzler, Lieb, Lietz (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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75 Prospeed Competition – Goossens, Holzer, Van Lagen (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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88 Team Felbermayr-Proton – al Faisal, Miller, Tandy (GTE-Pro): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Between Mulsanne and Indianapolis
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Approach to Ford Chicane
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Ford Chicane
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Ford Chicane
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Ford Chicane
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88 Team Felbermayr-Proton – al Faisal, Miller, Tandy (GTE-Pro): Ford Chicane
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Front Straight
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro)
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Dunlop Bridge
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Chapelle Curve
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Exit of Dunlop Chicane
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Tertre Rouge
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Tertre Rouge
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Tertre Rouge
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro): Tertre Rouge
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81 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Law, Neiman, Pumpelly (GTE-Am): Mulsanne Straight
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76 IMSA Performance Matmut – Armindo, Narac, Pilet (GTE-Pro): Dunlop Chicane
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70 Larbre Competition – Belloc, Bourret, Gibon (GTE-Am): Exit of Dunlop Chicane
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80 Flying Lizard Motorsports – Bergmeister, Long, Luhr (GTE-Pro)

June’s twice-around-the-clock classic at Le Mans was not particularly kind to the contingent of 911 GT3 RSRs. Among eight entries across two classes (GTE-Professional and GTE-Amateur), only one Porsche managed a podium position, the #70 Larbre Competition entry in GTE-Am (Belloc, Bourret, Gibon).

That doesn’t tell the whole story, though. Both the Felbermayr-Proton #77 (Henzler, Lieb, Lietz) and the Flying Lizard Motorsports #80 (Bergmeister, Luhr, Long) spent time in the top-three positions in GTE-Pro class, before niggling problems and/or just…not…quite…enough pace dropped them to fourth and sixth respectively, sandwiching the #76 IMSA Performance Matmut 911 (Armindo, Narac, Pilet). And in GTE-Am, the #81 Lizard entry (Law, Neiman, Pumpelly) led much of the race before suffering a terminal mechanical failure in the 18th hour.

Oh well…if “ifs” and “buts” were candy and nuts…

Still, Excellence contributor Bob Chapman was there to capture the action with his assortment of cameras. We hope you enjoy some of his photography.

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