“The big thing we’ve focused on is reliability; that was the clear focus over the winter," Tincknell told Motorsport.com. "We did two 30-hour tests [at Aragon and Daytona] and the results were very positive.
"There have been a lot of small changes to try and find reliability, there was no focus on performance. We have by far the best package we’ve ever had in three years, but we need to be reliable for 24 hours in public before people will take us super-seriously.
Tincknell also commented that the 2020 Michelin tyres - which have a "solid chunk" more grip than last year's rubber - could also help Mazda in its quest for Daytona glory.
“There’s a new tyre this year with more peak grip but a little more drop-off," he said. "We also don’t have as many [37 sets instead of 38], so we’ll have to do more double-stinting. But the Mazda is kind on its tyres, so that can be good for us."
Probably sheer volume of events, too quick of a turnaround to commission them each week and thus too expensive.I wonder why no one does these for Cup, esp. as much as their schemes change.
Unfortunately Pilot Challenge is behind TrackPass the whole season now. I guess the upside is the IMSA pass is only $20/season or $3/month.Does this mean Friday's race is on IMSA.tv and the NBC track pass app? I don't have the trackpass so I'm hoping Friday's race is free! It's one of my favorites for the year.
the mystery is solved.. I thought those pesky hauler drivers were up to something.If it is like nhra then the parking spots will already be measured out and marked with a paint stick and they don't always run parallel to the permanent painted lines. But that does look funny.
The sportsman racers usually park first come first served but the pros are parked by points. Most of the racing series race teams usually have 1 hauler per car but most of the large teams in drag racing have 2 trailers per car that park next to each other with the side doors lined up so they can seal them off and walk from one trailer to the other without going out side and then there is an awning that hangs off of the side of the trailer that the pit area is set up under. Plus they also have a couple of hospitality trailers parked next to them. JFR and DSR have around 25 trailers between the two of them.the mystery is solved.. I thought those pesky hauler drivers were up to something.
I missed this thread. What @Nitro Dude said is correct. The painted marks almost NEVER make sense if you see them without rigs. Once populated, it does make sense.