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Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Northstar, Dec 9, 2019.
Full replay is up.
Sebring race right now in case anyone forgot.
Teliz, you go boy!!!!
31 Cadillac seems untouchable.
What's the longest a GTD car went before pitting?
I think they can go for 55 minutes to an hour or so before needing fuel.
Someone correct me if I’m wrong.
That sounds about right but I just don't know if Lexus took a full load of fuel in order to get out in front of the BMW and the Ferrari.
Look at that bug on the windscreen of the 31.
edit: Breaks in the coverage like every 5 minutes. Some things never change.
Prototypes doing donuts are badass.
It seemed like when NBCSN first took over from Fox their commercial breaks weren't as often but as time goes on it seems like their inching closer and closer to Fox's although not quite as bad. Atleast their coverage isn't as bad as Fox was how they broke it up between like 30min on FS1 then switched to FS2 (which most people didn't have) then to the app only. And also Fox used to run stupid programs on FS1 like woman's swimming or RERUNS of old MMA fights instead the IMSA races . At least alot of NBCSN commercial breaks have split screen still showing the action. I remember so many times missing important passes, wrecks or battles because of Fox's commercials. And to the cherry on top was taking a commercial with like 5 min left in the race
Great results! Back to back C8.R. BoP incoming.
Especially badass sounding V8's
I'm on the nbc trackpass subscription from the michelin promotion, so it's not that bad. But it's noticeable when the commentary drops out and comes back every 5 minutes.
I believe ESPN was similar with the ads when they had it. It was about 50 minutes of ads and 50 minutes of coverage during the Detroit race. And then they threw in some features about the tires and stuff like that, so actual on track coverage was even less than the advertising shown.
Those "classroom" teaching segments used to drive me nuts.
It's a big shame the partnership has come to an end so soon, given it's potential and successes. What remains now is whether either Penske or Acura remain in DPi for next year, though with LMDh regulations looming, I wonder if Penske are looking ahead. Given the current climate, I wouldn't be too surprised if Acura axed the DPi program sadly, though I'd like to see another team take over the project, especially given the rumours there's been other teams interested. If that's the case, then MSR would be an interesting bet to take over...
Just listened to the Sportscar365 podcast, John Dagys expects Penske to quit this season and they're apparently in talks for a future LMDh program with at least one manufacturer. As far sa the ARX-05 goes, they also mentioned - something that has been said a lot of times in the last 2 years - that other teams would be interested in running them. MSR would be certainly a good candidate! I'd be sorry for GTD losing Mario Farnbacher or Trent Hindman but would be great to see them in DPi, just like Ms Legge and Ms Nielsen.
Further tidbits to the Acura/Penske split: https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/cindric-team-penske-acura-couldnt-align-on-future/
I had a suspicion that Penske were seriously evaluating an LMDh program, especially given how Porsche have been evaluating a return to prototypes with the onset of LMDh. Makes me put two and two together, even more so when one remembers the Penske ran Porsche RS Spyders in the ALMS, but thats just speculation for now.
With the program ending a year early, and neither agreeing on plans the future, it makes me wonder what plans Acura/Honda have for the future after DPi. As much as I'd love it, I'd be really surprised if they were looking at a future LMDh project or similar. Meantime though, it would be a big loss to lose another manufacturer (with Porsche leaving GTLM next year too, that's another issue) if both the AXR-05's don't turn up for next year. Even more a reason to get MSR on board and let them take over, having loved watching them run the NSX's successfully in GTD, and they have a great wealth of drivers to choose from as you point out.
Road America entry list is out, the Aston is back as are the 2 Shank NSX's.
Also, I'm wondering if the reason behind the Acura split with Penske was due to HPD wanting it to be a customer program and Penske wanting exclusivity?
Full Sebring replay is up.
Starworks pulled out of next week's Road America race, and will only run in the endurance races for the remainder of the season.
Road America this weekend on Sunday . Full race on NBC main channel. Good exposure.
GT only Charlotte Roval is official!
Both Watkins Glen and Lime Rock have been changed. Watkins Glen moved to Road Atlanta (Sept 4 - 6) and Lime Rock changed to the Charlotte roval (Oct 9 - 10) as stated above.
Just waiting for SRO World Challenge to cancel the Watkins race.
Here we go!
It was crazy how fast it went from nothing to torrential rain, you could literally see a wall of rain making its way across the track.
14 minute highlights of the race - spoiler in description on youtube page
edit: Also found this picture that shows off the downpour:
A different kind of day by Peter Burke, on Flickr
Full Road America replay is up
Another year, another album
The Miatas were too fast, I didn't really get anything good there. There was a Spec Miata charity race and qualifying on Sunday.
Some of these are darker than I wanted. I will try to adjust these on Flickr. And I will be cropping a few of these.