Sports Cars 2015 General WEC/ELMS/AsLMS Discussion Thread

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  1. Clark

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    I think Wayne Taylor isn't too keen on buying an LMP2 because he's already spent so much on a new DP and then having to upgrade it like two years in a row.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if they go FIA GT3 car for GTD when the DP has to be retired.
     
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    Not to mention a complete changeover pretty much coming for 2017 from what I hear.
     
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    And the hype begins:

     
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    I have a feeling it's going to be a really cheesy commercial with lots of visual flare, aka LeMans racer and future cars being shown.
     
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  8. trustjab

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    Posted in the Le Mans general thread, but Toyota has changed lineups.

    #1 car (was #8) Nakajima (switched from #7, will race full wec), Buemi, Davidson
    #2 car (was #7) Conway (takes Nakajima's seat, Lapierre gone), Wurz, Sarrazin

    Going to be interesting with the driver ballast (for an average under 80kg). The max is 20kg, so the #1 car will still be advantaged there vs. the #2 Toyota.
     
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    Ibanez Oreca 03Rs to be Rebadged as Wolf GB08s

    So if I had enough money and I ask nicely, I could also change the name of the Oreca 03R to anything I want?

    Well folks, lets put our finances to together and get us a gtplanet GTP15 going.
     
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    Lol GTplanet racing team XD. That's allot of money!
     
  12. Roger the Horse

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    I'm fairly certain the Alpine A450b was just an Oreca 03R as well.

    GTPlanet GTP15 is kind of lazy though. GTPlanet AUP Hammer would be a vaguely less creative choice.
     
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    It its truly interesting that the LC70 and LC75 have spawned so many variations (including the FLM 09 AND the ARX-03A). It actually outnumbers the variations that spawned from the Reynard 02S.
     
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    If the car is good, that #1 should be dominant. Arguably three of the top five LMP1 drivers in one car is, if I'm not mistaken, unprecedented. Even Wyer didn't put Siffert and Rodriguez in the same car.
     
  17. trustjab

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    On average per stint, Nakajima was the fastest on Toyota's team. He was closing the gap to the #8 car at Fuji and Shanghai but the team told him to basically 'hold position' :lol: He was the fastest at Silverstone (his stint in the #7) and put the car on pole for LM, PLUS he beat Duval Lotterer and a couple other wec guys in Super Formula last year. I think its safe to say he may be the fastest guy in the lmp1 class.
     
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    Stunning line-up. If they don't win Le Mans this year I don't think they ever will.
     
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    The Morgan still being updated? Reckon a SARD P1 team with morand might spawn in a few years.
     
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    Is ther anything to hold a manufactur to sell customer LMP1 hybrid cars? If not why are then not as many as ther used to be?
     
  22. Furi

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    There have never ever been many customer P1s from factory teams have they?
     
  23. SK8RBOI

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    I swere that French team sold one to oreca. Its in GTP.
     
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    Most of the ones I can remember have been Audis (though those were more in the LMP900 days). There was the Pescarolo 908 and then the Oreca 908, but that's it.
     
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    You mean Peugeot, when they sold a 908 chassis to Oreca. They also did that with Pescarolo once. Although I think that was more of a "safety net" to use against the factory teams... Then again, Audi did sell a few of their own cars to Kolles once.
     
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    Money and availability. Nobody is selling systems. And even if someone decides to sell something to, say, Rebellion, it would be ridiculously expansive to them, and any other private team. As it is now, LMP1 Hybrid is something restricted to manufacturers. And big ones.

    The other route would be developing your own platform, which leads to other budget restrictions.
     
  27. SK8RBOI

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    I have three letters for you HPD. They have made a hybrid engine for private teams!
     
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    Is somebody running it this year? I didn't know this.
     
  29. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Yeah but teams want to be competitive.
     
  30. SK8RBOI

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    They made it a couple years ago but no one brought one for some reason and like they say, rebellion arnt going to leave a category they are dominant in
     
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