LOVECARS ON THE GRID PODCAST. LE MANS SPECIAL! EP23
Welcome to Episode 23 of the Lovecars On the Grid Podcast where Tiff Needell and Paul Woodman kick off this podcast with what is possibly the most well-known race in the World!
It is of course Le Mans, which was incredibly exciting! We all wanted number 7 to win, with British drive Mike Conway behind the wheel of the Toyota, alongside ex Formula 1 driver Kamui Kobayashi and Argentinian driver José María López. What did you think of the look of the Toyota?
The LMP2 battle went right down to the last lap, with just 2.8 seconds between Team WRT and Team Jota for 1st place and nearly running over the chequered flag bearer!
We were excited for the Glickenhaus cars out there for the first time with the 007 LMH, finishing in 4th and 5th place. It was a decorated race for British drivers too, with LMP2 3rd place for Will Stevens and 4th place for the all British LMP2 team, consisting of Paul Di Resta, Alex Lynn and Wayne Boyd.
In the GTE Pro category, British driver, James Calado achieved first place in the Ferrari 488 GTE Evo with his fellow drivers, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Côme Ledogar. We had friends that came out of the race too sadly, with retirements from Ryan Cullen and Oli Webb, both have featured on our channel.
The winning car had no less than 33 pit stops, covered a staggering 5,000KM over 1,440 minutes (24 hours)! Fingers crossed Paul and Tiff can attend next year! Who wants to join us?
The DTM was at the Nurburgring this weekend and finally we have a win from ex Formula 1 driver, Alex Albon!
In the two-wheeled World, the Superbikes were in Navarra, Spain this weekend, with Turkish rider, Toprak Razgatlioglu winning the race on his Yamaha, now equalling championship points with British rider, Jonathan Rea on his Kawasaki. The British Superbikes were at Cadwell Park, with a win for Peter Hickman on the BMW and Jason O’Halloran on the Yamaha.
Over the pond in America, Indycar was won by American driver Josef Newgarden, closely followed by Mexican driver, Pato O’Ward in second. Just three races to go in this series, who will win?
NASCAR was in Michigan, at the FireKeepers Casino 400 race and a brilliantly quick last few laps! Kyle Larson and William Byron were challenging for the lead, but Ryan Blaney managed to take it in the Ford #12. The next race is the last round of the ‘play-offs’, with the top 16 drivers going through.
Coming up, we have the Formula 1 in Spa to look forward to, supported by Formula 3 and W Series, where anything could happen! The Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen battle will continue! Who will win the Formula 1 championship? BTCC will be at Thruxton, whilst Tiff will be at Silverstone to watch Valentino Rossi’s last race, at the British Moto GP! The electric beach buggies, otherwise known at Extreme E, are in Greenland this weekend!