Sports Cars 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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  1. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    This thing better be in the February or March GT Sport update. I love this so much
     
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  3. raven214

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    Love it! Now if only the #4 had the same/similar livery instead of that blah blah silver.
     
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  4. Northstar

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    Some Lamborghini liveries were unveiled today.

    GEAR Racing #19

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    Grasser-Magnus #44

    In typical Magnus fashion, they made the unveil more entertaining.

    “With Magnus Racing broken up, I thought the car should reflect the new wedding that is GRT Magnus: something old (the drivers and Flex-Box), something new (GRT), something borrowed (the GRT crew), and something blue.”

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    Finally the Paul Miller #48

     
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  5. TheElbows

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    Two of of those look pretty solid, but the Lambo has great lines for most liveries - they just work well on the car.
     
  6. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    Would someone please render up that Gear Racing livery for GT Sport?
     
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  8. mwoodski

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    the mazda in white looks like dookie

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  10. TheElbows

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    It is the case, but it's an odd one. I guess the Japanese fiscal year runs through....March or something bizarre? Basically Joest/Mazda are still a thing on paper until....Sebring? The work behind the actual scenes is already being handled/done by Multimatic and that started last year more or less.

    So for appearances sake, and honoring their contract, Joest/Mazda will exist for the first couple races until the contract properly expires. It's been a month since I heard the explanation on a podcast but that's the short version. Someone can probably elaborate for me.
     
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    PS: Is the white Mazda the new livery, or is that a customer car? I thought I had heard a rumour about a Mazda customer car at some point?
     
  12. -Fred-

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    Unless something has changed, 77 is definitely a Mazda "works" number.
     
  13. GTPorsche

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    Just wait for @anthaliscious to finish his up. His IMSA liveries are always on point.
     
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  14. anthaliscious

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    getting there:lol:
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  15. Northstar

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    Here is the passenger/rear angle.

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    Apparently they will change liveries every 2-3 races.
     
  16. AMPMROCKETFANN

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    An interesting little snippet was in the Sportscar 365 Notebook.

    https://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/daytona-thursday-notebook-9/
    2/3 are likely Compass and Park Place, but the potential Acura entry is interesting. RealTime seems to be the most likely as they have said a return/expansion to IMSA was in the cards (albeit with a TCR, not a GT3), Gradient also seems possible as they've yet to announce anything for 2020. Racers Edge also runs the NSX in the SRO series, but they seem focused on expanding there.

    A completely new team is also an obvious possibility, but that's not as fun to speculate about. :p
     
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    The new Mazda livery for the 77 reminds me of the old Muscle Milk Aston Martin :D Good times...

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    Couple Roar vids from Lanky Turtle



     
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    With so many talented IMSA drivers without a solid ride this season, it'd be easy to replace him - but I know he brings the money, etc. That would truly suck if they can't make it because of such a minor thing.
     
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    Yeah I think Dalla Lana was funding a huge chunk of that program. If he pulls funding due to the fact that he can’t compete, they’ll be in trouble
     
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    It's a damn shame that I have to use a VPN to watch the Prototype Challenge now.
     
  25. mwoodski

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    Just pay the less than $2/mo it costs for NBC Gold.
     
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    Yeah $20 for the whole season is a pretty good deal considering how much they are including. I paid twice that for the IndyCar pass last year and that didn't even have live race coverage of the primary series (hopefully that changes this year).
     
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    My parents really nailed my birthday gift this year.

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