IMSA 2020

Discussion in 'Sports Car Racing' started by FLRacingFan, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This is the day’s big racing news, folks.

     
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  2. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Leaving SRO Europe, formidable team who’s already had success at Daytona and Sebring the last few years.

     
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  3. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    I've been waiting my entire life to see this moment
     
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  4. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    I saw Alexander Rossi post that they were testing at Daytona today in the Acura DPI. Was it just their team?
     
  5. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    I think some teams with private test days left over booked it because I saw on Twitter some stuff about BMW and Lexus being there too.
     
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  6. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Jordan Taylor confirmed at Corvette today.

    Leaves WTR likely to run Renger alongside Ryan Briscoe full-time with Scott Dixon joining for endurance events, and Kobayashi for Daytona.



     
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  7. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Bittersweet for sure
     
  8. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner

    Any word on Fernando Alonso and the Rolex? Is he planning on running it again?
     
  9. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Haven't heard anything on it but I don't think he'll be there because he's running the Dakar Rally in January and will probably take a break after all of that. I think it ends a week before the 24?
     
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  10. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    The Taylor lineup is set, so where would he go? Acura is set, Action Express can always call up the Mustang Sampling drivers for the enduros, so all the winning cars are taken, except maybe Mazda, and their program seems to be in chaos. Don't expect to see Fernando in anything but a front line ride, but most of those are already gone.

    I read that Mazda wants to hand the entire program to Multimatic, which leaves Joest out. Joest will run the cars until Sebring, which makes no sense. If you're going to switch teams it's better to do it at seasons start. Completely uprooting the entire program like that mid-season is asking for an epic implosion. If it's me, and I want to cut ties, I do it now so I can get the next team organized, test and have everything in place when the season starts. I could be wrong, but splitting the season up like that just seems dumb and asking for trouble. There's got to be something going on behind the scenes because that car was finally competitive and reliable. It doesn't make sense to rip a winning program apart unless we aren't getting the whole picture. Mazda is better off paying Joest to go away quietly so they can start getting ready for next year.

    I also don't know where this leaves the Mazda drivers, though I believe they are probably safe. They have all been with Mazda a long time. However, Spencer Pigot seems to be odd man out in Indycars because he has no funding, and he's a big Mazda favorite. If he can't be in Indycar, I hope Mazda picks him up. Think about this: provisional pole and front row start in the Indianapolis 500 in May, and dead meat by November. Whatever happened to results count? This guy is on the verge of breaking through to greatness and no one wants him?

    It would be cool to see Joest run the Nissan but they are are not interested in another development program. That car is probably just gone. Nissan isn't interested and these cars have become too expensive for privateers to run them. That, and the car simply isn't competitive any more, so why bother?

    I also don't see an privateers buying Cadillacs because the cars are soon going to be replaced. I also don't think it's fair Cadillac has to supply so many cars while Acura and Mazda get a free ride. There is talk of a privateer Mazda joining the series, but who's going to invest in a class that's already set to be replaced?

    IMSA and the FIA had the answer in their hands and they simply dropped it. Now we are going to have stupid expensive and probably (at least initially) unreliable DPI hybrids, and super mega GT ****boxes in the WEC. No one can tell me a world wide DPI/P2 formula wouldn't have been better.
     
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  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    This is a surprisingly good entry from JDC-Miller. Barbosa and Bourdais full-time with Loic Duval for the NAEC. Very good news for a DPi class that was looking somewhat shaky for a little while.

     
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  12. Doc Austin

    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

    I didn't think Bourdais would be unemployed long
     
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    Doc Austin Team Extreme Flight

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  14. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Solid union of several former IMSA parties.

     
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  15. Turtle84

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    Sophomore year expansion to run 2 cars
     
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  16. FLRacingFan

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  17. Barbara Charles

    Barbara Charles Team Owner

    Thank you for posting that.
     
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  19. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Remember the Gator

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  20. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Best series I’ve ever watched live. So frickin exciting
     
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  21. Turtle84

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    The Dinger is back in :punkrocke
     
  22. StandOnIt

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    Good to see A.J. full time. That's his forte road racing
     

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