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

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

  1. Northstar

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    Daytona and Sebring should be especially epic if we get some more international teams besides Rebellion and United.

    GTLM should be as good as ever.

    GTD as well, hopefully the SC lineup can find a ride together next year. Cooper better not utter a single complaint or there will be lots of angry people.
     
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    Anybody have any footage of the #52 prototype getting airbourne? The video from Fox Sports.com isn't all that great IMO.
     
  3. DesertPenguin09

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    When are they gonna start using the ND MX-5 instead of the NC generation?
     
  4. RACECAR

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    We'll likely have to wait until a fan posts one from their perspective.
     
  5. Leadfoot530

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    Just found the same video I mentioned on Facebook with the video size about twice the size. Yeah, that's gonna hurt tomorrow.

    Now, I'm curious about the Lexus crash, as I hear that was a bad one as well.
     
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  6. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Could you show me?

    It was a very hard one. Car just went dead straight into the tires and destroyed the front end. Looked like a Suspension failure.
     
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    Gonna need a flight attendent next time:

     
  9. Jezza819

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    GYSOT Baby! WOO!

    @Leadfoot530 the video didn't stick
     
  12. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Was talked about ten pages or so ago...typically when you're new to a thread it's best to go through it so you don't bring in old news that we're aware of.
     
  13. AnthonyD1993

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    I have to say that the final Spirit of the race from IMSA Radio (RLM) was fittingly given to the Porsche crew member that pulled his fellow crew member away from the fire. Absolutely went to the right person as far as I'm concerned.


    Also, Racer posted their summary write up on the race. 3 page article, but well worth the read. I'll link it here.
     
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    He didn't just pull the crew member away, he literally got on his back to put the fire out because the other member didn't even know he was on fire. That's how good the fire-proof equipment is that they wear.
     
  15. Jezza819

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    Sorry about that.
     
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    I believe you'll want to discuss that in the Production Car Racing thread, as this thread is specifically pertaining to the Weathertech Sportscar Championship which is Prototypes, GTLM and GTD (GT3) cars.

    To answer your question though, the NC is more adaptable to ST racing due to it's 2.5L engine, which gives it more torque and makes it more competitive with larger displacement four cylinders and turbocharged cars. The ND's largest engine thusfar is a 2.0L and though it may not seem to be a significant difference on the road, it's a massive difference on the track.

    Couple that with the cloudy future of the class and you have a reluctance for teams to want to attempt to develop it, even if they used the spec MX-5 car as a basis.
     
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  17. Jezza819

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    Listening to the rumble that those Cadillac prototypes made and the scream that the Porsche 911 RSR's made at Road Atlanta Saturday was very special.

    I've got a lot of pictures but I didn't know if it was appropriate to put them here.
     
  18. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Yes, others do it as well after attending races, as I said in the prior post, looking through the thread quickly will help you understand the ins and outs.
     
  19. AnthonyD1993

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    Some pictures that I took this past weekend at Road Atlanta. Here are 3 class winners.

    The overall winner ESM #2
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    GTLM class winner #25 RLL BMW M6
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    GTD class winner #29 Montaplast Audi R8 LMS
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    I hope she ends up with the Callaway Vettes paired with an ex-Stevenson/GM driver.
     
  26. Snaeper

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    All she has to do is show up with the check.
     
  27. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Well, better follow to see where this is going
     
  28. AnthonyD1993

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    A one, Christina Nielsen perhaps? :sly: