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

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  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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  10. FLRacingFan

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  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

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  16. StandOnIt

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    velly interestinc

     
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  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.
     
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  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

     
  23. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

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

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  27. StandOnIt

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    Former Nascar team running a Lambo in GTD class

    As reported by Sportscar365, the North Carolina-based team, which made the transition into sports car racing this year with a multi-car Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America program, had been eying a move into the WeatherTech Championship, initially for the Michelin Endurance Cup races only.

    However, recent developments have since expanded the program to the full GTD season

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/ppm-steps-up-to-full-season-lamborghini-gtd-effort/
     
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  28. StandOnIt

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  29. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I was wondering how it would work with teammates. I hope the his steering wheel tech holds up for the race. I'm a Zanardi fan.
     
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  30. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    37 full-time entries already filed, 4 Sprint Cup entries, plus a couple of NAEC entries so far means things could get tight at a few places.

    IMSA NEARING FULL-FIELD CAPACITY FOR 2019 IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP

    https://www.imsa.com/news/122018/im...-2019-imsa-weathertech-sportscar-championship

     
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  31. StandOnIt

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    I thought racing was dead?
     
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  32. FLRacingFan

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  33. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    That was badass, love the track, and so cool to see Zanardi doing his thing.
     
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  34. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    I’ll tell you what. Him taking turn one like that was epic, the most harrowing thing on sim racing is flying down into there
     
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  35. StandOnIt

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    IMSA may be forced to restrict car field sizes at some tracks

    When it comes to numbers, IMSA is hot, red hot.

    So much so that as it prepares for its 50th anniversary season, the sanctioning body may be forced to restrict the number of cars entered for some events in the upcoming 2019 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship campaign.

    IMSA issued a media release Wednesday noting that due to “a significant increase in the number of full-time teams confirmed to compete (in 2019) … the sanctioning body may need to restrict the number of cars at some events.

    https://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2...d-to-restrict-car-field-sizes-at-some-tracks/
     
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  36. FLRacingFan

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  37. Formerjackman

    Formerjackman Team Owner

    This is all just SO wrong. The whole idea of a mid-engine Corvette is as stupid as a front engine 911. The Corvette has had a basic identity since 1953, and it is foolish to stray this far from the script. The Corvette is what it is, the good the bad and the ugly. Let it be what it is.
     
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  38. Zerkfitting

    Zerkfitting Team Owner

    I agree but if they want to compete on the race track, mid engine is the way to go. I think a front engine configuration is better suited for their customers and domestic roads. I don't think sales of a mid engine car will be as good as the front engine configuration. Customers helped convince Ford not to mess with the Mustang when they were considering making the Mustang front wheel drive and I think the same thing happened when Chevy first considered a mid engine Corvette in the past.
     
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  39. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Got to keep up with the times, it was only a matter if time for Chevy to make the switch after the Ford GT debuted and best the sh!t out of everyone back in 2016. It sucks because I'm a traditionalist as well when it comes to the Corvette, but this had to be done to compete against Ford, Porsche, and Ferrari.
     
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  40. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    Zanardi is one of my biggest idols of racing. He literally is defying odds and to see how competitive he still is as well is absolutely amazing. The man is a living legend and to see RLL win their respected class would be incredible.
     
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