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So why is the Dallara the slowest LMP2 in ELMS?It's obvious the Caddilac is the best engine and their cars are the most developed. That's what happens when you get a leg up on your competition in testing and preparation. They were probably running the engine near this time last year while everyone else was just deciding if they were even going to enter a dpi or what. They started testing in the fall iirc, and others didn't even do a shakedown until the leadup to the D24.
Pro-AmDoes ELMS have a Pro or Pro-Am setup for LMP2?
I was only checking. I frankly don't know what to think at this point so, not gonna dig into potential/realistic tinfoil hat stuff. It doesn't help that Mazda are still a mess, making the last minute thrown together Nissan the only other DPi to compare to the Caddy (then again the spec LMP2's are supposed to be the basis for BoP).Pro-Am
and I know what your thinking and I will say this. Do you think the Taylor boys would be running low 23's in a stock Dallara? Not a chance...
and why part 2 is this round called the Chevrolet sports car classic? I guess if we count Katech engines there are 3 sets of Chevy valve covers in this race.
Because it doesn't have a Cadillac engine in the back.
That's part of the reason. On top of that, the Cadillac's version of the Dallara was definitely ran before the other dpi's, and iirc, WTR was the first to run the Dallara. I'm not sure if they ran the dpi version but they were the first or one of the first to have the chassis.
They did run with the Cadillac bodywork back when they tested at Watkins Glen in the fall.That's part of the reason. On top of that, the Cadillac's version of the Dallara was definitely ran before the other dpi's, and iirc, WTR was the first to run the Dallara. I'm not sure if they ran the dpi version but they were the first or one of the first to have the chassis.
Post 1,539 (@IforceV8 post of the Friday schedule) is the post that should be used to split. I posted stuff regarding the race before that, but the stuff I posted could have season implications depending on result and should stay here. The majority of the stuff from post 1,539 onward have been about the race.Hey guys, hoping to split this off into a dedicated Round 5 thread as per usual. Where should I make the incision?
I welcome this idea. Especially them giving Larbre more backing than lending them a driver every few yearsMaybe GM should break down and sell the engine to LMP1L teams looking for an engine so we can see what they actually do unrestricted. The Roar gave a glimpse of how OP it could have been (could be even more OP unrestricted now with the teams actually having a good handle on the engines), but I really think that it might have a chance of being rather competitive in a P1L.
Then again, this is the same company that still won't give Larbre the funding to run a GTE Pro entry despite Larbre being the first to win a championship with a Vette in the GT2 spec/GTE era, so I doubt it will ever happen.
Especially them giving Larbre more backing than lending them a driver every few years