This thread is for all things Sports Car and Endurance racing. This includes the IMSA, WEC, SRO, Trans-Am, and the like
Hankook 24H DUBAI 2020 - Race
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.
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?
* My contributions are not representative of American Honda
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.
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.
Yea, the RSR is mid-engine. 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...Originally Posted by pawa_k2001
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.
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.