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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Kowhai, Dec 8, 2017.
On arrival in Bahrain.
First details of Peugeot's LMH drivetrain confirmed:
Porsche confirms LMDh entry
Interesting, because Audi has pulled out of Formula E to focus on the WEC and now it seems like Porsche will be doing both? I guess Dieselgate ended up not being a big deal for VAG
Ohhh my god! finally! Toyota vs Peugeot vs Audi vs Porsche what a nostalgic thing, only left Mercedes and Mclaren and the GT1 vibes are here
Maybe because WEC is the second most important thing after F1 and now with the IMSA partnership the world of prototypes reach new audience and level.
Ah, what the great news! 2023 will be hot! Porsche one love, can't wait for more info!
There also some GT2 cars came out, it gives me feeling of good old Motorsport is coming back, after so many years of stalling. Hope to see Audi and Porsche will put their GT2 machines as well, hope Mercedes will not make them wait too, and perhaps much more than that.
Been meaning to go back to le mans but with no top class competition I haven't bothered, upon audi deciding to come back i committed to a 2021 visit, now porsche are back too I guess 2022 will also involve a visit the the circuit de la sarthe ! Can't wait!
Finally the best race in the world will be back on top form.
I would rather plan for the centennial race in 2023.
Rather encouraging to see Porsche return not just to the WEC, but also the top class for IMSA with the same machine. The early LMDh renders look gorgeous; clean, modern and with clear links to the 919 through the glasshouse and rear wing.
With not only this, but also the recent announcements by Peugeot and Audi, I have to wonder whether Aston Martin were wise to shelve the Valkyrie Hypercar project so early in favour of rebranding Racing Point.
As I said in the wake of the Audi announcement,
That, it has turned out to be. All of the big four going at it at once seems like the biggest endurance spectacle I will ever have witnessed.
Toyota Hypercar spotted testing.
That's some wheelbase there.
Audi and BMW commented about to exit of Formula E that the technology transfer to the street is at the maximum point and further developments are not necesseary. Also Diess , CEO of VW, is not the biggest fan of Formula E. He thinks that the future of motorsport is with E-Fuels. And with the introduced LMDH, E-Fuels can be used according to regulations.
3150 mm: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2020/12/15/endurance-racing-101-part-two-what-is-lmh.html
36 cars on the provisional entry list for the Asian Le Mans Series in February, 17 prototypes and 19 GT3s. Grid looks strong, it seems like we’re gonna have 4 good races! I’m particularly interested how the Ginetta LMP3 will do and how Phoenix will fare in LMP2, given that they maybe one of the future Audi LMDh teams.
Don't think I can wait that long to go back to le mans
No more Aston Martin in WEC/LeMans . All eyes (and budget) on F1
Saddening to read, but from what I can gather there is a possibility that we might yet see a customer Vantage in GTE Am next season. At least the article, plus another from the official WEC site, confirms that Prodrive will still be building and distributing GTE, GT3 and GT4 versions for a while longer.
DSC started a new series about hybrid race cars in endurance racing, looks very interesting:
Started my day with this article. Aristo/GS still my favorite pioneer, still want this car for daily driving.
That Don Panoz really was an innovator wasn’t he.
"almost 200 kg heavier than the normally-powered GTR-1, the Q9 weighing in at almost 1100kg."
I wonder if this is where Polyphony got the enormous weight figure that stuck on the GTR-1 since GT3. It always frustrated me how drastically outclassed it was compared to the Toyota and Nissan.
No 2021 thread, so will put this here:
Glickenhaus getting some serious technical help from the engineering superstars of Group C to attempt an attack on Toyota. Really glad some news has come out as this program was truly starting to appear dead.
Not been on in some time I’m sorry to say. I guess I’ve had things in my personal life this last year more important than sport and covid had hit motorsports too in 2020.
But I’m back. I was reading an article about Glickenhaus not making Sebring. Worrying we will only start the LMH era with 3 cars (2x TGR and 1x ByKolles).
Alpine isn’t coming till 2022, Porsche from 2023, Aston Martin shelved their LMH plans and Rebellion Racing are gone.
In addition to all the LMGTE PRO departures lately (Ford, BMW and now Aston Martin (again!)) it looks like the WEC is close to dying when you think the LMP2 class looks poor with a class of Goodyear shod ORECA 07 Gibson cars and the LMGTE AM class looks poor too for me.
I may focus on the IMSA WSCC or ELMS. Or go back to GTs. Or even try WRC or WRX again.
Alpine bought the Rebellion LMP1s and plan to use them. As far as I know, the LMP1s are grandfathered only in 2021. If the want to use them, it must be next year.
You guys might have seen it already but there's a 6-part documentary of the Iron Dames running a 488 GTE in ELMS:
Also, Toyota share a soundbite of their Hypercar:
Ahead of its unveiling on Friday, Toyota reveals the first official photos of what they are now calling the GR010 HYBRID. Autosport's article confirms that only a few parts will be carried over from the TS050:
I like it, though it doesn't seem too far from what was before. I hope they've gotten rid of the rules allowing completely different bodywork at the low downforce tracks. Those long front overhangs at Le Mans and Spa are disgusting.
Asian Le Mans Series season will be a bit more interesting now. Instead of 4 Yas Marina races we'll have 2 at Dubai and 2 at Yas Marina:
As far as I know, in the spirit of cost cutting, aero development is limited in scope. I think they can only work on car in off season.