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- Feb 9, 2013
20 for VIR (6 GTLM/14 GTD) which will run Saturday and be shown tape-delayed on Sunday morning.
I’d love to see prototypes at Barber, they’d look ultra quick around there. Hopefully that’s the move but understandably there are a lot of moving parts to sort out before anything is decided.I think the prototypes would race well at VIR, and I actually wouldn't mind another race a Daytona@
Almost got by me!Looks like VIR will also be shown on NBCSN following the Cup race tonight. Late programming add.
I was trying to figure that out. Could it be extra weight the M8 has to carry?The M8 absolutely hauls in a straight line. Some of the runs CDP gets on the Porsches down the straights are crazy.
Good question. I’m no aerodynamicist but I read that the M8 narrowing and tapering off at the back makes it a little more slippery, whereas the 911 actually gets wider around the rear wheels.I was trying to figure that out. Could it be extra weight the M8 has to carry?
Not much respect shown towards GT drivers at all today really.Big body check to one of the Lambo's trying to turn in, sent off through the tire barriers, driver seems okay.
At the very least it sounds like, from multiple reporting outlets, LMP3 will be incorporated into the big show somehow.
Neither side wants that. It’s just not going to happen. The two teams that may have wanted to keep doing that, ESM and CORE, are out because Ed Brown retired from President/CEO role of Patron and subsequently from racing, while Jon Bennett got married. None of the current LMP2 runners want to race against DPi again and the reason they got back up to five cars before COVID this season was because of the Bronze mandate.I would be completely sold on it if they would allow the P2 cars to race with the DPIs.
The way it is, P2 s just two cars, which makes it the most important championship no one cares enough about to con test. Let them race in DPI because that's where we are going to need cars.
I'm hesitant because the budget to race LMP3 increases dramatically between the current PC series and the WeatherTech championship, from around 14 hours of race running time to 36 without Daytona or 60 hours with it. LMP3 car counts might be healthy downstairs but how many can afford that much of a budget increase?It's only two cars, so its not going to make much impact either way. I'de just love to see more prototypes capable of winning overall.
They really race the crap out of those P3 cars. It will be great to have them in the Weather Tech series. We need cars and this is a good answer to that.
Acura will most likely announce at least MSR as a DPi team at Mid-Ohio in a few weeks. I haven’t heard anything on who specifically may be chosen for a second or even third partner team, although it still appears basically every Honda IndyCar team (besides Coyne) and Joest are interested in running a car. But MSR sounds like a lock.The prototype challenge will remain as is, but it's inevitable some teams will want to move to the big show.
IMSA had to do something because we could be looking at a potential 4-6 DPIs next year. I don't believe anyone is going to buy a DPI and I also don't believe there are any available. Acura was supposed to sell a couple, but we are also losing Penske, so if there is no customer car, they are out. Who's going to buy one anyway, with the new cars coming in 2022? Mazda was supposed to have a customer car this year, but that never materialized. All that's left is Cadillac , and they've already supplied enough cars, and should be commended for that.
We'de obviously be in better shape without the covid mess, but also, everyone is in holding pattern until we get the new cars. 2021 is a bad time to invest because there has been no talk of grandfathering those cars. So, even if you did want to go DPI racing in 2021, where do you get a car? That,
and it's going to be done after a single year, not the best investment. This is why I thought bringing the P2 cars back on equal terms with the DPIs would be a good move. At least you can buy a P2 pretty easily. This way IMSA adds P cars and stays aligned with WEC/ACO rules. We want the convergence to work, so we can't stray from what they are doing very much.
I agree, and I think RACER reported yesterday it’s a two-year arrangement (for now at least) which will bridge the gap to when LMDh comes online in 2023. This won’t be the last significant change, not by a long shot I don’t think.Good news we aren't losing any, but the bad news is we also aren't adding any.
We're right in the middle of a pandemic and an equipment transition all at the same time. Should probably be grateful it isn't worse.