Sports Cars 2017 General WEC/ELMS/AsLMS Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by IforceV8, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. IforceV8

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    LMP2 looks strong for 2016 in the WEC and ELMS so Nissan can still claim glory and rule the world of Twitter.


    European Le Mans Series, 10-15 cars

    DC Racing: Ligier JSP2
    Dragonspeed: Oreca 05 Nissan
    Eurasia Racing: Oreca 05 Nissan
    Greaves Motorsport: Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    IDEC Sport: Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    Jota Sport: Gibson 015S Nissan
    Murphy Prototypes: Oreca 03R Nissan (but other chassis possible)
    Pegasus Racing: (Morgan or Ligier)
    So24!: Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    Tech 1 (Panis/ Barthez): Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    Thiriet by TDS Racing: Oreca 05 Nissan

    Still to declare

    Algarve Pro Racing: Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    Ibanez Racing: Oreca 03R Nissan x 2
    Krohn Racing: Ligier JS P2 Judd

    FIA World Endurance Championship, c.10 entrants

    AF Racing: BR01 Nissan
    AF Racing: BR01 Nissan
    Greaves Motorsport: Gibson 015S Nissan
    Jota Sport with Arden: Oreca 05 Nissan
    KCMG: Oreca 05 Nissan
    Morand Engineering: Morgan/ Ligier
    Signatech Alpine: Oreca 05 Nissan
    Strakka Racing: Gibson 015S Nissan
    Tequila Patron ESM: Ligier JS P2 Nissan
    Tequila Patron ESM: Ligier JS P2 Nissan

    Believed to be set to announce WEC programme

    Manor Motorsport: TBA

    Possible part season

    Project Brabham: TBA


    http://www.dailysportscar.com/2015/12/27/whats-new-in-2016-part-two-lmp2-and-dp.html
     
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  2. RACECAR

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    Could just be me, but I feel more confident about Project Brabham then I do Manor Motorsport.
     
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    Dragonspeed revealed their livery for 2016.

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    They should put up a better effort than the other U.S. team in the ELMS.:lol:
     
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    It has the potential to go here.
     
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  5. GTPorsche

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    Here's another angle of it.

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    That alone has more patriotism then a 4th of July celebration :lol:
     
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  7. Niku Driver HC

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    I'm astonished to see that it does not have NRA sponorship anywhere on the car. Where are the Colt pistols? :lol:
     
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    Nvmd.
     
  9. fortbo

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    I like it.
     
  10. catamount39

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    Great livery, and wish them luck! :D
     
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    Pfft, no Budweiser and McDonalds sponsorship.
     
  12. IforceV8

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  13. Kamuifanboy

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    So, there's 2 remaining drivers then. Any bets anyone? A Muecke, Pla, Bourdais team would be deadly.
     
  14. SK8RBOI

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    There will probably be only 2 drivers per car for the full WEC season! 3 drivers for LeMans
     
  15. IforceV8

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    Marino Franchitti, Billy Johnson, Scott Maxwell, Nicky Thiim, Scott Dixon, and maybe a Nissan refugee or two.
     
  16. Kamuifanboy

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    Hmmm, 2 drivers per car is an interesting tactic. How would they do the stints? Triple Triple? Double, Double, Single, Single? Double, Triple, Single? Single, Triple, Double?
     
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    Will they have to take on a third driver for Le Mans, I wonder? I think I remember reading that nowadays no driver can do more than 12 hours in the race.
     
  18. Furinkazen

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    Sometimes the WEC guys use just 2 drivers i believe.
     
  19. TheBook

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    I think 3 drivers is a requirement for Le Mans bar force majeure, and even then neither driver can do more than 14 hours.
     
  20. SK8RBOI

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    Sebastian Buemi and Anthony Davidson won there world championship as a pair and races most of the races as a 2 driver squad.
     
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    Yes it is :tup:
     
  22. IforceV8

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    2 per car for GTE-Pro was the norm in the WEC 6hr rounds and single or double stints were based on tire changes and the weather (heat).
     
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    Bourdais has a contract with KVSH Racing in IndyCar in 2016, but he might be able to get away with it. If I remember correctly, Detroit clashes with the Test Day, but the only clash with the 24H is in F1.
     
  24. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    you cant race at LM though if you dont do the test day.
     
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    I think the test day is only required for Le Mans rookies or drivers that haven't raced at Le Mans for a number of years.
     
  26. IforceV8

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    The last story I can find about his 2016 deal is this http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/124356-indycar-open-seats-are-dwindling and he wasnt signed then.
     
  27. Holdenhsvgtsr

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    Franchitti pla mucke and priaulx confirmed then
     
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    That makes more sense, good for Marino. Bourdais, Dixon, Johnson and who else for Le Mans?
     
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  30. sumbrownkid

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    I wonder how many Freedoms per Mile the Dragonspeed car can do.

    As for the Nissan debacle...They definitely bit off more than they can chew, and with the regulations set to change soon I think they probably did themselves a favor by calling it quits. It is an embarrassment for sure, but with Nissan still seeing success elsewhere in GT3 and in LMP2 as a supplier they'll get over it.

    Say what you want about the LMP1 program, at least they had the balls to attempt it.
     
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