Sports Cars 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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    Considering LMDh won't be in IMSA until 2023 it's hard to say. It's possible Ganassi is running the Cadillac just to stay fresh for a Ford program or Ford could just be going a different route when it comes to the team running the program.
     
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    Ganassi fielding a Cadillac does ease the pain slightly of losing a Mazdas next year in terms of DPi car count. Its interesting what it means going forward, with rumours of manufacturers debating a future LMDh program. Whether Ganassi are getting their toe in the water for top class IMSA prototypes again, foreseeing something like a Ford LMDh program or a new partnership with GM. Either way a CGR return to the top class was inevitable I think.
     
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    Quite a bit of news surrounding GTD today.

    - Hardpoint seems likely to switch to Porsche in a partnership with Earl Bamber.
    - Archangel (Yellow Volt Porsche/Aston Martin) may expand to GTD with an Acura.
    - Compass may also join the Acura club.

    He apparently came in contact with someone that had Covid (above article was updated after you posted).
     
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    The Archangel news is new to me, glad to see some growth from the MSC to the mai game, especially after such a year we've had. With Compass, it is kinda sad since McLaren is a brand I wish was more into NA Sportscar racing. I do wonder whom would fill those seats (Legge, Eversley, any of the INDycar Honda drivers, etc.?)
     
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    If Archangel does make the leap I have to imagine Hindman would be one of the drivers considering they already have a relationship with him plus he has experience with the NSX. Patrick Lindsey would also be a sure thing if my theory is correct and the mystery team referenced in the article is Park Place (which would be weird seeing them run something not from Stuttgart).
     
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    #7 Acura had an intercooler failure whilst leading, went behind the wall around 35 minutes into the race and is still there at the end of the first hour.

    Edit: leaving now with 10 hours 52 minutes remaining, so around half an hour lost, although 8 minutes was under yellow.
     
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    What's good, GTPlaneers? Hope you're enjoying Sebring so far.

    It seems strange having the 12 Hours of Sebring run in November. I remembered back when I used to play "Sports Car GT" on PC, there were two Sebring events- the original race and then the Sebring Octoberfest event. I would imagine darkness would be a greater factor with this event run in November as opposed to its usual March running. And since Winter is almost nonexistent in Florida, it would probably be a bit cooler. So this will be a most interesting challenge for this season's 12 Hours of Sebring. I'll still enjoy the action as much as I can!
     
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    Checking in from Sebring :cheers:. Great weather, a bit humid. Crowd size is pretty small due to Covid and some bleachers removed. Last time I'll see Ollie in the Corvette. He will be missed, I really liked him. First Jan Magnussen and now him :(
     
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    Well that ends the Championship chase for Lexus.
     
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    What happened? The jumbo screen is really far from where I'm sitting, all I could see is the Silver Corvette smoking in pit lane and the Lexus in the pits too
     
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    The #4 Corvette started spewing fluid down the straight and both Lexus hit it and spun into the tire walls and #16 Porsche and the #30 Audi also spun into the tires.
     
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    #4 dropped fluid down the back straight. The 2 Lexus were some of the first cars on the scene and crashed at the final corner. #16 Porsche and an Audi spun but continued. Both Lexus behind the wall with damage.

    Edit: yeah, what Jezza said!
     
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    Yikes. I'm rooting for Lexus, and Corvette obviously. That sucks. Who is second in points in GTD? Did both Lexus' hit because I havent seen either drive past me yet.
    Edit - oh damn both Lexus' damaged ^
    What's the status of the #4 Vette?
     
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    #4 is still on pitlane being worked on. NCBSN thinks it might have been water and not oil.
     
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    The Wright Porsche is 13 points back in the current order.
     
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    Jeeze...
     
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    #51 LMP2 heavy into the tire wall at turn 17.
     
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    Dixon in the #10 was spun and given a left rear puncture by Olly Jarvis trying an optimistic move and not being able to back out of it in time. The shredded tyre trashed a radiator which needed replacing, losing the #10 several laps. No further action according to the stewards, but I'm not sure how.

    On the restart the Turner BMW rotated the #86 Acura in front of about a dozen cars. No damage, everyone's kept going, but the #96 now has a drive through.
     
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    This race has been phenomenal so far.
     
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    That tribute to Oliver Gavin was fabulous. Future Hall of Famer (if he isn't in someone's Hall of Fame already)?
     
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    I've been checking out some race replays on YT, I was disappointed to see the Corvettes don't have their classic cross-plane crank V8 rumble any more. I see they still use an LT5, so is it equal length headers or something? TBH I think I enjoyed watching the GT4 category at Road Atlanta more than the GTLM class, I need to get myself more familiar with the world of GT racing.
     
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    Uh oh now the #3 Corvette has broken the suspension.
     
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    #3 Corvette with suspension issues now. :(

    I personally enjoy GT4 more than GT3 from both a racing standpoint as well as the greater variety in cars.
     
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    #31 turns the #6 around. Now let's see how IMSA calls this one.
     
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