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- Feb 9, 2013
@Kiante has mentioned several times how impressive he’s been in LMP2 recently and it’s paid off, Louis Delétraz will be WTR’s third driver for endurance events next year. Brendon Hartley returns for Daytona and Delétraz is in line for a full-time ride when WTR aim to expand to two cars in 2024.
Drivers who tested the cars immediately noted primary differences between the LMDh and the DPi cars that were finally parked after the weekend’s season-ending action: more power, less downforce, different view.
“The seating position is completely different,” Blomqvist said. “Obviously, that feels weird. It’s a completely different perspective. You definitely feel the power. It’s got more power, but it is slower in the corners. It’s a bigger car. It’s heavier. Naturally, it’s got a little bit less downforce.”
All of which make good on one of the many intended purposes of the car: making it more difficult to drive and creating more passing opportunities.
“The car is powerful,” said Sebastien Bourdais, who tested the Cadillac V-LMDh for Cadillac Racing. “It’s making close to 700 horsepower, obviously, but when you couple that with quite a bit less downforce – like significantly less downforce – it’s definitely a car that gives you a run for your money. You have to work at it.
“You’ve got some good mechanical grip, but then the weight negates that some. Aero-wise, you get there pretty quick but then you can’t lean on the aero quite as much. You get there fast, but it’s a bit harder to stop. When you get to the corner, you’ve got to stop it more. It’s definitely a car that keeps you awake.”
Yessir.We haven't seen any video of the BMW LMDH running yet, have we?
Sounding like a capacity grid at Daytona again next January.
They went out on top in LMP3 though.
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That run in 2018 was incredible. Probably the best run for a privateer team in the top class recently.
Braun will team with Blomqvist.Colin Braun could be in the running to race for MSR next season:
IMSA - Colin Braun is favourite to join Tom Blomqvist in the Meyer Shank AcuraThe outgoing IMSA champion team has tested several drivers in recent weeks, including the 2022 LMP3 champion.en.endurance-info.com
Braun will team with Blomqvist.
This team is going to be scary:
Especially in that new Acura.Braun will team with Blomqvist.
This team is going to be scary:
Yes, yes, and more yes.
Nothing official yet but with Scottie teasing it on Twitter I’d guess an announcement is coming soon.Is this a pipe dream ?
Cant find any news on this anywhere. Any help with a link
would be greatly appreciated.
Let’s close with what could be a fun one, if and when it gets confirmed. Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin took to social media this week to tease his need to learn Daytona’s roval circuit, and from what I’ve learned, he’ll be competing in his first Rolex 24 At Daytona in January in the LMP2 class. Even better, I’m told it will be a #BusBros-themed driver lineup with Penske teammate Josef Newgarden in the same car.
And if that isn’t enough of a party, the final bit might be the coolest of all as McLaughlin and Newgarden are said to be continuing their LMP2 adventure together after Daytona where they’re meant to make their debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the middle of June on the great endurance event’s 100th anniversary.
If they're going to put an LMP3 effort together and they do at all well, it makes too much sense to run the other endurance events. Depending on how they do and if the Porsche isn't delivered promptly, I wonder if they might consider fielding it in all season?Church said the extent of its WeatherTech Championship LMP3 program is not yet set but would likely be for the four-round Michelin Endurance Cup.
JDC-Miller has been running an LMP3 in endurance events for some time and that same team partcipated in in the now defunct, Prototype Challenge Series.If they're going to put an LMP3 effort together and they do at all well, it makes too much sense to run the other endurance events. Depending on how they do and if the Porsche isn't delivered promptly, I wonder if they might consider fielding it in all season?
Proton are the customer for the second customer car in both IMSA and WEC, Pfaff will be taking on GTD Pro for another year with an all-new lineup. They got the first type 992 a couple of weeks ago.JDC-Miller has been running an LMP3 in endurance events for some time and that same team partcipated in in the now defunct, Prototype Challenge Series.
I think this just confirms Porsche is running behind, so JDC-Miller and Pfaff maybe on the outs for the Rolex 24. Pfaff is the other Porsche customer team in GTP.