IMSA 2019

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  2. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Raw pace for days with Alonso and Koboyashi on the same team.
     
  3. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    I'm sorry, I Googled 'raw pace for days' and didn't come up with anything that appeared to relate to racing. Would you mind translating? Thanks.
     
  4. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Being able to jump in a car and get the most pace out of a car. Alonso is notorious for this in Ferrari days where the car was not great, but his ability to getting the most out of his car was his greatest asset.

    Koboyashi has proven that as well in his F1 days, he was not the best on Saturday, but Sunday his ability to extract the most out his car was great as well.

    Guys who are able to get that extra bit out of a car, that's all it is.
     
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  5. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Thanks. I've never heard 'pace' using in this context.
     
  6. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

  7. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yeah, no disrespect to Buemi or Nakajima but WTR got not only Fernando but the guy who I think has been best for Toyota for a couple of years now.

    They made it official today: http://waynetaylorracing.com/news/?cid=68822
     
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  8. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    That bunch is going to be hard to beat if nothing goes wrong.
     
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  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

  10. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  11. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Is it just me or is there more use of app and tape-delay coverage than there was last year with Fox? The tape-delayed Glen coverage isn't even the full six hours.
     
  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    There’s twice as much streaming-exclusive live coverage as this past year (25 vs. 12.5) but there’s also 42.5 live race hours on NBCSN/CNBC compared to 23.5 hours on FS1, and 9 hours on NBC compared to 5 on FOX. FOX used FS2 more than anything else (33 hours in 2018), so I think it’s an upgrade. FS2 is hardly available so that alone going away is a good thing.

    I’ll probably just use my Fire Stick for the stream portions.
     
  13. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Fantastic news as CORE reverse course and join DPi next year, keeping Nissan on the grid as well.

    CHANGING GEARS: CORE GOES DPI WITH NISSAN IN 2019
    http://coreautosport.com/2018/11/30/changing-gears-core-goes-dpi-with-nissan-in-2019/

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/core-switches-to-nissan-dpi-for-2019/
     
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  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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  16. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    velly interestinc

     
  17. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    It'd be more likely if Charlotte weren't sandwiched in between Laguna Seca and Petit Le Mans. As it is now, I don't think teams will want a race less than two weeks before unloading at Road Atlanta. The schedule as a whole is pretty full too; 12 is about the max they want to go.
     
  18. Speedbowl14

    Speedbowl14 Ryan Preece and short tracks

    Would cars even have to lift through that backstretch chicane?
     
  19. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    they can make the chicanes any way they want I believe.They are temporary anyway. Hope they pull the race off. IMSA would be good there.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I'm pretty sure they'd fly right through that thing in its current layout lol. Not much of a brake or lift unless they put those big curbs that send you into orbit right on the edge of the chicane.
     
  21. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    C8.R testing at Sebring today. Could debut at some point in 2019, certainly to race full-time in 2020. Have to say I'm going to miss the hell out of the C7.R's thunderous rumble.

     
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  22. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Yoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

     
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  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    one of the reasons why I love this race. They trot out all the stars of the sport
     
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  24. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    The Rolex is going to be so good
     
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  25. DUN24

    DUN24 Skeptical of the Spectacle

    The sound is definitely a disappointment but still, I just watched that video on a lunch break thru my trucks audio and it sounds amazing and people are looking at me weird.
     
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  26. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

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