Sports Cars 2019 Endurance Racing Discussion Thread - WEC, ELMS etc

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Kowhai, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Scuderia Paul

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    Toyota started testing the 2019 spec HDF at Aragon during the week.

    As you can see the 2019 front end, elements of which were in the design process back in 2017, sees substantial changes. The wing mirrors are now integrated into the bodywork while the flow through concept is taken to the next level with a more open nose and complicated exit aero detailing.

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  2. trustjab

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    They're going to be using this at Silverstone late in the summer most likely. The 'super season' ends at this year's Le Mans. So the only place that the current H-D car has left is Sebring. Spa they can use the LM kit like in 2018, so it makes sense to develop the 2019/2020 hd package and test it out now in preparation for the races after LM. Which will be the new season, so they can run a new aero kit(s).
     
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    Yeah, they couldn't have picked a worse time of year. :crazy:

    Great to see that they are going to be using the full layout though.
     
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    I'm surprised Toyota is still heavily updating the TS050, considering hypercar regs are around the corner. Maybe they think the EoT will actually hit them hard?
     
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  10. DesertPenguin

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    Oh hey there's a race going on? Did anyone notice?
     
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  11. Tired Tyres

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    Yes.
     
  12. Jezza819

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    Just got home from work as darkness starts to fall on Sebring.
     
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    I'm surprised to find flag to flag coverage on TV. :tup: :tup:
    Good racing so far.
     
  14. ProjectWHaT

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    Wow I was completely unaware the race was on a Friday
     
  15. Fabr_123

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    Corvette double duty in action :lol:
     
  16. Jezza819

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    Rain with 20 minutes left.
     
  17. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    I was digging the WEC numbers on one side, IMSA numbers on the other look
     
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  18. Scuderia Paul

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    A chilly day for the 6h Spa.

     
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    It’ll be pretty incredible if it stays like this for the race. It’d be interesting to see what it’s like if a race goes off the circuit. Would it glide off through the snow at speed? Or would the snow be heavy enough for the car to plow through and slow down?
     
  20. Bram Turismo

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    The track was already clear this morning. It will be a very interesting race, though.
    I live about 45 minutes from the track, and the weather will be very unpredictable throughout the entire day: shifts between sun, rain, hail and thunderstorms.
     
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    Two things GT Sport doesn’t have.:D
     
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    Conditions at Spa are atrocious at the moment!
     
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    safety car already
     
  25. Tired Tyres

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    Don't think I've seen a safety car for snow before. Do Michelin have studded tyres available?
     
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    Last time I seen it snowing at a track like this was 2018 pre season f1 testing. And the McLaren was still burning holes through the engine cover in those conditions.
     
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    I'm watching the race and I'm a bit jealous by the whether. Not for racing of course, but while they have 3c air temperature it's 42 here couple of hours ago :crazy:
     
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    The race has been entertaining but the rain is making it even more so now.
     
  29. Bram Turismo

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    Crazy, crazy race!

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    The SMP Racing cars are absolutely stunning in the flesh! So is the ByKolles car, a shame it's so uncompetitive.
     
  30. Fabr_123

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    Amazing photos.
     
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