Sports Cars 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship - General Season Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by IforceV8, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. Mike458

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    Are we going to have cars stuck in traffic jams, Jenga fails, and a discussion between the Radio Le Mans guys about the BOP between the RVs and the Golf carts? If so... this is going to be the best Daytona 24 ever.
     
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    There was this.
     
  3. catamount39

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    Can we have that one back please?
     
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  4. cnd01

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    For those into the CTSCC still, Dean Martin is fielding the GT4 Mustang this coming season. Source is the most recent sports car unleashed podcast. Conti is making a slight comeback this season. IMSA banning platinum drivers from Conti was dumb though as are all driver ratings
    Glad to see Jeff Gordon back into a sports car. He certainly won't come out of the pits as fast as he did in 07
     
  5. GTFan24

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    I loved that one so much. 1000x better than the one we saw yesterday
     
  6. Mike458

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    0/10 not enough FAST
     
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    That should be about 8AM. Hope you guys make it.

    We have our track side spot atop the boot.
    What a great view.


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  8. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    The way the front has the v shape like their road cars and the head light arches along with using nearly the same type of wheel the V-series runs. I can see the cadi in it. Realistically it represents a small portion of Cadillac which normal people will see as Cadillac in general.


    Now to wait and see if Nissan show up...
     
  9. IforceV8

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    Dirk Werner was just announced as a factory driver at the Porsche dinner so the art car had one thing right. Sims replaces Werner at RLL BMW.

    Porsche 911 drivers will be Werner and Pilet with the 912 driven by Vanthoor and Estre.
     
  10. Mike458

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    No Bamber?

    Also anyone want to have a meet up at the Daytona 24 hours during the race? I'll promise to post photos!
     
  11. IforceV8

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    Bamber and Tandy have been promoted to LMP1.
     
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  12. Suzumiya

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    Wonder where Makowiecki is at.
     
  13. Northstar

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    He's in the #912 for NAEC races and is expected to be in one of the WEC GTE cars.
     
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  14. cnd01

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    It looks like Caddy took the Dallara bodykit and personalized it. Mazda may have done the same, so we'll have to see how the Riley/MM kit looks to see just how similar the Mazda is to the Riley.

    Who knows if/when the Nissan will drop. I bet it's the roar before we see the Nissan Ligier
     
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    All the kits will be present at the test before the Roar.
     
  16. fortbo

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    I believe it was said that Nissan would only be supplying the engine and that the body work would be stock Ligier.
     
  17. Northstar

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    The only way for a manufacturer to enter is if there is also custom bodywork. My understanding is that Ligier is designing the custom bodywork with ESM paying the tab.
     
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  18. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Yeah this is pretty much correct, however it gets more news than the LMP2 engine supplying because NISMO will actually be supplying factory backed technical help. The car just wont fully be a Nissan factory effort like the other two, it's semi factory. I'm guessing Nissan want to see if it's worth the time, without getting their feet fully wet
     
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  19. IforceV8

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  22. TheElbows

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    Why was I under the impression they had canned the PC class this year?
     
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  23. catamount39

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    Just confused next year for 2018 that's all. :p Just one more year of the mess. :lol:
     
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  24. Mike458

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    Don't the PCs already have traction control?
     
  25. catamount39

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    There isn't a fix for stupid, but yes. :p
     
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  26. Mike458

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    How many Safety Cars will the PC's cause?

    And how many cars are they going to kill?
     
  27. twitcher

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    Are you starting a pool?

    Edit: that could actually be a fun game, betting aside. How many SC caused by PC at Daytona? Make your guesses. Drinking game too maybe?
     
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    If it was a drinking game it'd make your liver die. :lol:
     
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  29. AnthonyD1993

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    I would have already been dead from Tracy Krohn by himself last year if I actually used alcohol, and that's before even drinking for America's Am Ferraris.
     
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  30. Wiz

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    Anyone know if they're planning to air any of the December test on IMSA.tv?