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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    How many cars finish the race?

    Who will win in each class?

    How many incidents will be caused by PCs?
     
  2. cnd01

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    Finally get to see the new Riley/MM standard bodywork at the next test if it's not revealed by then
     
  3. IforceV8

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    No, the best we will get will be short clips on social media
     
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  4. RACECAR

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    Pretty much will be waiting on Lanky Turtle or fanofthe12hours to post videos from it (as well as RACER's youtube channel, which has some of the best onboards on youtube).
     
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    Reading through that article, every time I read Bruno Spengler this image pops into my mind.

    I don't know why..?? It doesn't happen with the other DTM drivers.
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  11. IforceV8

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    Bwoono Speengler.
     
  12. IforceV8

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    WTF double post.
     
  13. Northstar

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    No need to wait.

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    I think it looks rather nice.
     
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  14. RACECAR

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    That actually looks neat.
     
  15. Suzumiya

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    Now THAT is how you design an LMP2 car!!!
     
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    nvmd.
     
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  18. RACECAR

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    So hype, you posted twice ;)
     
  19. Suzumiya

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    Man, these photos are taken with a Fujifilm Potato :lol:
     
  20. Snaeper

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    It's going to be interesting seeing how close in performance the gibson cars are to the DPi's. I cant see too many manufacturers getting excited about committing if they're frequently coming in behind the generic protos, let alone another dominant manufacturer or two.

    Might explain Nissan's tentative arrangement.
     
  21. RACECAR

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    Now with late 90s filters :p
     
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  22. Northstar

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    The manufacturer teams should still dominate considering they will have all-pro lineups while pretty much every WEC-spec car will be pro-am. Of the WEC-spec teams, Rebellion is the only one I feel has a good chance of giving the factory teams a fight when they race at least.
     
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    Especially since of all the Pro-Am teams, they competed on the highest of the high levels. Think it should (thankfully) be a fair fight for the most part driver line ups aside. All have roughly the same power, roughly the same weight, and a brand new LMP2 specific tire.
     
  24. IforceV8

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    Other than the tub it is a completely different car and aero concept.

    The program wasnt approved until September, they are scrambling to catch up.
     
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  25. Snaeper

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    I was referring to the fact that they've only committed a year to the program to see where it goes.
     
  26. Mike458

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    I hate you... :p

    I will try to be there though (no plans made yet!)...
     
  27. IforceV8

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    The Florida-based team, which told RACER last week it was evaluating its options for next year, will renew its current partnerships with Ligier and Oak Racing, and has signed a multi-year partnership with Nissan. ESM plans to enter two new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars, running the ACO/FIA homologated LMP2 Protoype Ligier chassis.

    http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/134562-imsa-tequila-patron-esm-announces-2017-return
     
  28. Snaeper

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    Both of those articles are from September, not last week?

    http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/136408-imsa-development-accelerating-for-nissan-dpi

    This is what I was referencing, and I was incorrect in stating it was only for a year.

    Their situation may have changed given their late development.
     
  29. IforceV8

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    So they used the same pencil to write the contract with ESM they did with the FIA and ACO :lol:, and Don Panoz.
     
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