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- Feb 9, 2013
The ORECA is a monster on the tracks where you don't need as much downforce, in my opinion. That and their Le Mans-specific kit was also far and away better than anyone else's. The Dallara had a higher top speed but wasn't efficient enough and didn't handle well. Silverstone is pretty twisty and the Ligier won the ELMS race there so that and Watkins Glen tell me a lot about their high-downforce capabilities.Yeah, I forgot about them. That and I slept through part of the race. Been working too hard.
That's why I was surprised to see it up front. At Lemans the Orecas absolutely and savagely slayed them. Same thing at Silverstone and Spa. It makes you wonder what that team found to be able to turn up the wick like that.
Yeah, but it's not a Cadillac! That's what my dad always used to say!
With a sportscar pedigree like theirs, I sure didn't see than coming. It's hard to believe they won't eventually get it right.
If they all just ran the same size production motors BOP would be a thing of the past. Like you say, we've got four really good, fast chassis. If they all ran pretty much the same kind of motor the competition would be like a feeding frenzy.
I hope the Nissan update includes a more elegant nose. The thing looks like a whale shark!
Even the Riley LMP3 looks really strange and...outdated. I'm not sure the one "joker" evolution they get in the four-year homologation period is going to be enough for them catch up. At this point I'm not sure why any customers would want to buy a Riley, which is really unfortunate.