It's that time again. And following a lot of drama in free practice and qualy on Wednesday, I'm feeling a little more hopeful about the chances of some sort of challenge to the Toyotas. But the best of the racing is likely to be in the lower classes. Lots of F1 refugees as usual (though sadly no Jenson Button this year); I'll be interested to see how Vandoorne gets on. And LMP2 has a lot of ex-Audi and Porsche LMP1 drivers alongside the usual mix of experienced hands and rich kids having a go.
I'll be set up for the night armed with a laptop, the Eurosport Player app on the Fire stick, and coffee on tap. I find that no other race sucks you in quite like this one. And there's nothing quite like watching an LMP1 car onboard in the dead of night.
Loving it. Sadly, the Rebellions are struggling to catch the Toyotas, but anything can happen yet. The Russians are competitive.
The GT racing is where the real excitement is. One of our party is a serial Porsche owner/investor so handed around a a few spare keys to give us access to Porsche Hospitality which has fantastic viewing and a shuttle to the curves. Well worth it.
We are off to Hotel Arbor this morning down the Mulsanne.