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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    Internal renderings aren't a lot to go on. At $35 million a pop, I won't believe it until I see it.
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    I think you just explained it better than we could have! It's fake and phony. If they were based off of real road cars made in numbers large enough that people could buy them, that would be different. Then it would be a road car. Making one or two and calling them road cars is, well, not...
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    The future of the WEC

    Porsche evaluating LMDh program Lots to digest here, but well worth a read. Best news is they are considering running both sides of the pond and a customer program too. This is probably the best piece of news so far.
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    Finally, for now, I don't think the French will allow the American concept of DPI to trump the French hypercars. We've already seen how unfairly they treated the privateers by giving them a crappy EOT, that is, until they all started bailing, so what's to say they will be fair to anyone else...
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    I think we are playing with words, or more correctly the FIA is playing with words. It is what is because we say so. You have to understand how the French think to get how they have such an unlimited sense of gallic pride, and that nothing or no one is better than them or has a better idea...
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    Are they? Remember, this is a tiny specialist car manufacturer most of us never heard of before hyper car was announced. Do they have $35 million to run that car? My guess is that it will never see the light of day. It would make more sense to build an LMDh. Whomever that would be, they have...
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    If Peugeot goes to LMD, who is going to race against Toyota in hypercar? Will they really go ahead with hypercar if they only have one team?
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    IMSA and ACO sign prototype convergence agreement

    This could very well be he next great era.
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    IMSA 2020

    I still don't understand why Madza wanted to dump Joest just as the program was coming together. Everyone knew the first year was going to be a waste, and in the second they start winning. It's working. Leave it alone. Well, here's something to think about. Rebellion was going to run Peugeot's...
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    IMSA 2020

    No doubt mid season could have been a disaster, but now they have time to get organized. Hard to believe Muttlymatic are going to do a better job than Joest, but I've been wrong before.
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    The future of the WEC

    Granted, it's a hell of a mess. Imaginehow crazy it would be to reschedule an event like Long beach with all the bureaucratic red tape. Honestly, Hyper just needs to go away. A series with $35 million cars would collapse under it's own weight anyway. Maybe the cars would be cool, but they...
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    The future of the WEC

    Hopefully Rebellion will stretch heir departure date and make the race. There's going to be a hell of a lo of good racing this fall in nice weather. Sucks to have to wait, but if the weather is perfect it will be great to go to the races. Sebring is going to be in November, and that's right in...
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    IMSA 2020

    More races keep getting cancelled/postponed. It's going to be a very long spring with no racing to watch. I don't think I can watch another moment of the Rolex. I've gone to sleep watching that every night for about a month! We need a damm race! The upside is that now every race we do get will...
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    The future of the WEC

    I'm critical of WEC, but only because I want it to be a great series with cool cars. Now things are kind of out of it's hands...……. https://racer.com/2020/03/16/wec-postpones-spa/ That's one of the premier circuits on the schedule, probably the most prestigious in the series after LeMans...
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    IMSA 2020

    With the WEC finally a bit more competitive, it's a shame we're going to lose the race this weekend. It doesn't look like they are going to reschedule it either or they would have said "postponed." Thankfully Sebring will be run in November, which is smack in the middle of the best Florida...
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