Friday, June 08, 2007

June Is The Month Of Racing

It starts out with the Isle of Mann TT. The world's oldest motorsport race is celebrating its 100th year of motorcycles this year. Known for riders brushing against stone walls while riding at speeds over 170mph, this race has always fascinated me. John McGuinness won his twelfth race earlier in the week and this morning scored his thirteenth. On lap two of the Senior TT race today, he became the first person to ever break 130mph. 130 is his average speed over the lap.

Then there is the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. This is the world's second oldest race. This year is the 75th running. Running four classes on the track at the same time, Le Mans is the highlight of the racing summer every year. This year two beautiful closed-top Peugeot Diesel LMP1s will battle a trio of Audi R10s and a pair of Pescarolos at the front of the pack. Audi has only lost once since 2000, and this will be the first time it races the Peu 908s.

If you're wondering where I've been, I've been here.

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