Finally, thanks to Dunlop. Without their support, there would be no guide. The guides take tens of hours to produce, so appreciare their support.
As many know, the WEC and as of this race, Le Mans, now produce their own Official Spotter Guide. While its less informative, less accurate and not kept up to date, it is now near impossible to find a partner when an official guide exists, so I suspect this is the last FIA/ACO/ELMS based guide unless I can find another awesome partner next year. This is why its vital to thank the likes of Dunlop and the media partners on Social Media. Without that and the download numbers -, the question of sponsorship becomes irrelevant.
Thanks for your support these past nine years. I really appreciate it. Plenty of other series covered on SpotterGuides.com so not going anywhere.
Andy – 19 June 2016
Welcome to the Dunlop 2016 Le Mans Spotter Guide, the most up to date and detailed visual resource to follow the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Created by Andy Blackmore Design, the 9th Edition of the Le Mans Spotter Guide features all the information you need while following Le Mans, from the track or home.
This unofficial guide wouldn’t be possible thanks to the support of new partner, Dunlop Motorsport
Version 2 of the Guide, following Scrutineering, is now available to download. The biggest changes are revised liveries to #27, #33, #49 cars and update on individual car markings for the Rebellions (Mirror colours swapped) and Audi). Change-list at the bottom of the page.
Should any major team, driver or livery changes occur later this week, the guide WILL be updated. No point having an inaccurate or out of date guide….
As with previous years, the guide will feature all the information you need. From Chassis details to driver grading and Pit garage allocation and Twitter handle, everything is covered making this the one resource to have at your fingertips.
The third page of the guide also features a map, timetable class guide and other useful information. New for this year is a Lap Position Chart which has been requested by a number of users. For Version 2, I’ve also added Timing Splits and Safety Car locations.
If you like the Spotter Guide series and find it useful, I would appreciate it if you follow Dunlop Motorsport as a thank you on Twitter.
Huge thanks to Dunlop and James Bailey for partnering with the guide for this year. Its been hard to obtain sponsorship to offset some of the cost of producing these, so I really appreciate Dunlop stepping up to the plate.
Special thanks to my proof reading team of Shea Adam, Paul Marquardt, Marcel ten Catt, Daniel Hounsell, Marshall Pruett, Adam and Anna Prescott. They did an awesome job going through the guide in detail.
Also, huge thanks to my media partners who continue to support and promote the guide.
Thank you to the majority of teams who assisted with the guide. Really appreciate their help.
Feel free to use this advert to spread the word….
V1 – Initial Release – 8th June 2016
v1(.1) – #63 and #64 number panels corrected, couple of typos
v1(.2) – Couple of Silver Driver Grading icons were a little light (looked like Plat) darkened. Corrected ByKolles tyre graphics. Q3 added to schedule
V2 – Post Scrutineering reelase – 13 June 2016
Jean Phillippe Belloc added to Larbre Competition
Many livery updates, most significant Panis-Barthez, Michael Shank Racing, Eurasia and Risi Compeitizone.
Number of individual car ID markings including Audi Sport (Wiper arm, pit lights), Rebellion (headlamps REVISED MIRRORS), ESM (front splitter color)
Updates to Circuit Map (Timing Splits, Sector boundary markings, Safety Car locations)
Updates to useful links