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    1. Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room. Metallitubby's Avatar
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      01-10-2020 10:53 AM #1
      This thread is for all things Sports Car and Endurance racing. This includes the IMSA, WEC, SRO, Trans-Am, and the like







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      01-10-2020 10:56 AM #2
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      01-10-2020 11:16 AM #3
      Looking forward to watching Bathurst 12h on Feb 2nd. Out of the 40 cars entered, 34 will be GT3 cars. Out of 34 GT3 cars, 21 are PRO class from 11 different manufacturers.

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      01-10-2020 11:20 AM #4
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      was listening to the Marshall Pruitt pod cast about if mazda could make it 24 hours this year at daytona ... skeptical
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Sounds great. Maybe I'm just a fascist and didn't know it.. I don't know if I even care anymore.

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      01-10-2020 11:22 AM #5
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      was listening to the Marshall Pruitt pod cast about if mazda could make it 24 hours this year at daytona ... skeptical
      They broke the unofficial track record during the morning of the ROAR. They are quick, but let's see if they become candles at mid-point as usual.
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      01-10-2020 11:24 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      They broke the unofficial track record during the morning of the ROAR. They are quick, but let's see if they become candles at mid-point as usual.
      the car is quick, no doubt.
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      Sounds great. Maybe I'm just a fascist and didn't know it.. I don't know if I even care anymore.

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      01-11-2020 01:43 PM #8
      WGI and LRP as usual for me.
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      01-15-2020 08:12 AM #9
      Subscribed! I’ve been following F1 for years but am just getting into sports car racing so I want to try following it this season!

    11. Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room. Metallitubby's Avatar
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      01-15-2020 08:34 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by fueledbymetal View Post
      Subscribed! I’ve been following F1 for years but am just getting into sports car racing so I want to try following it this season!
      You've definitely got quite a bit of choices to follow with WEC, IMSA, SRO, Trans-Am, and SCCA. You picked a good time to get into sports-cars.
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      01-15-2020 09:15 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      WGI and LRP as usual for me.
      The 6 hours at the Glen is probably my favorite race I've attended, especially staying at the KOA close to the track, but I think it's just LRP for me, as well.

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      01-15-2020 10:34 AM #13
      There is so much talk about convergence between to classes but I just don't see it happening. How many manufacturers would like to stay in Hyper Class at $50 million a year(Toyota budget) when you can go for the win with a fraction of the cost in DPI 2.0? If there is a convergence, I think DPI 2.0 will be knocked back enough that it will be nearly impossible for them to win outright in LeMans.

      It also seems that there are more and more difference of opinion in DPI 2.0. The hybrid system is wanted by some but Mazda and Cadillac don't want it. It seems like Lexus/Ford would want a hybrid system that is more powerful while Mazda/Cadillac want a system that at best is very basic or non-existing. Will DPI 2.0 use Hyper Class rules of hybrid optional?

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      01-15-2020 11:14 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001 View Post
      I think DPI 2.0 will be knocked back enough that it will be nearly impossible for them to win outright in LeMans.
      I think this is the case as well, which is no convergence at all (IMO)

      Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001 View Post
      Will DPI 2.0 use Hyper Class rules of hybrid optional?
      I hope so. Allow each manufacturer to shine with their own signature tech as long as it ends up around the same power/performance.
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      01-15-2020 11:27 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      I think this is the case as well, which is no convergence at all (IMO)
      If they go this route, I hope they will continue to work towards common rules for next generation racecars.

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      01-15-2020 11:38 AM #16
      I used to keep tabs on sports car racing but for whatever reason just lost track. I think it's time to get back into watching this. Is the Pirelli WC still a thing? I remember that was a lot of fun to watch racing.

      I went to a rare event when ALMS came to Portland right before they merged into the Rolex Series. That was a super fun event and I wish they would bring back some pro endurance racing to Portland. Indy made a comeback so here's hoping.

    18. 01-15-2020 01:21 PM #17
      Super Sebring was a good time last year, but we changed it up to Daytona this time - scored a place right next to the track.

      And I'll be at Watkins Glen, as usual.


      I'd like to get down to Mid-Ohio too, as I haven't been there since before the merger, but we'll see.
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      01-15-2020 02:07 PM #18
      Poll: is the 911 RSR mid-engine?

      I say yes. Transmission behind engine precludes rear engine IMO.

    20. Just Milking my Carrot in the Honda break room. Metallitubby's Avatar
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      01-15-2020 02:24 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      Poll: is the 911 RSR mid-engine?
      Absolutely it is. They just won't admit it.
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      01-15-2020 02:33 PM #20
      Yea, the RSR is mid-engine. They try play with the wording because regular 911 is rear engine.

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      01-15-2020 02:43 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      They just won't admit it.
      Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001
      They try play with the wording because regular 911 is rear engine.
      Pretty funny isn't it? I've heard a few times that "it's only to make room for the diffuser." Hmmm...maybe...

      edit: Oh, and I wish they'd make a GT3 variant (or all GT3s for that matter) mid-engine. They're already missing the back seat, and the RSR shows a mid-engine 911 can still look like a 911.

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      01-15-2020 02:48 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by ghost03 View Post
      Oh, and I wish they'd make a GT3 variant (or all GT3s for that matter) mid-engine. They're already missing the back seat, and the RSR shows a mid-engine 911 can still look like a 911.
      They are waiting for all of the purists to die or at least lay-down their pitchforks.
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      01-15-2020 02:50 PM #25
      I am waiting for Porsche to develop a separate car that is mid-engine. Let the GT3 run around as a rear engine car in classes where its competitive in that configuration.

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