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Le Mans Endurance Series 2005
Round 1. Spa 1000 Kilometers. March 31st, April 1st & 2nd 2005

Gallery

This gallery contains images from Round 1 of the Le Mans Endurance Series, staged at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium over the weekend of March 31s to April 2nd 2005.

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Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  15 2005 Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  15 2005 Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  15 2005

Thomas Erdos passing through Les Combes during Friday free-practice - the sun shone.

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Another view of Erdos through Les Combes. The RML MG was second quickest in LMP2.

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In the pitlane during Friday free practice. Thomas Erdos in the cockpit.

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Mike Newton - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005 Mike Newton - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005 Mike Newton - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005

Mike Newton heads down towards the long Pouhon curve during Saturday free-practice.

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Newton at speed through Rivage during wet free-practice on Saturday - not pleasant!

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Mike Newton sits in the MG Lola as the RML crew manhandles the car in the busy pitlane.

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Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  15 2005 Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005 Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005

The crew prepares to carry out a refuelling simulation during practice.

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Photograph: Marcus Potts/CMC

Saturday qualifying was damp. Erdos emerged fastest in LMP2 by nearly two seconds.

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On his slowing down lap at the end of qualifying, Erdos negotiates the famous Spa "Bus Stop".

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Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  17 2005 Thomas Erdos - Spa 1000k - April  17 2005 Mike Newton - Spa 1000k - April  16 2005

Lap five of the race, and Erdos is already pulling clear of Vosse, second in LMP2.

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Lapping the tail-enders proved hazardous. 40 minutes into the race and Erdos leads LMP2.

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Dank and dismal weather dogged the weekend. This is Mike at Les Combes.

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