Sports Cars GT Racing - GT1, GT3, Blancpain Endurance Series & National GT Series

Discussion in 'Motorsport' started by Speedster502, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. 05XR8

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    It wasn't easy for Honda with the old GT500 NSX either. They were using an NA engine while Toyota and Nissan ran V8s for a time and turbos. There was also an issue with the NSX chassis(?). The car wasn't competitve. This was before they switched to the FR HSV. I understand the pouint about the current car being competitve.

    I'm not a fan of the Hondas like I used to be, but not even as a fan, but as a choice Honda could make, because of a possible change in regulations.
     
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    Can't wait. This bodes well for GT4 as well and maybe a multi-class GT4/TCR event.
     
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    So Audi tells us Electric bad, Sportscars good, the next day VW is no, all motorsport bad. A day later and Bentley is Sportscars bad, electric good. What next? Skoda thinks rallying is rubbish and switches to TCR, while Cupra tells us TCR is crap and rally is the way forward. Ducati goes to GTLM and Porsche to MotoGP and Lamborghini will build a car for every race series on the planet.

    I know its just VW playing musical chairs with who does what but they could have planned it better, it makes it look so uncoordinated.
     
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    I don’t know about you guys, but isn’t this what mismanagement looks like?

    And I think Skoda did withdraw from at least WRC.
     
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    Cupra are doing ETCR.
     
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    I’m just glad that after Audi pulled out of Formula E, BMW abandoned ship too.

    That series is totally laughable & I’d rather gouge my own eyes out with a fork than watch a minute of it.
     
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    Bitterly disappointing news about Bentley. Glad they were finally able to get that Bathurst 12hr win before departing.
    I've tried a few times to get into FE but I just can't. Just find it too gimmicky.
     
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    This article suggests that Bentley are looking into several options to replace the GT3 programme, including Formula E, LMDh/Hypercars and even a hydrogen Le Mans prototype for the 2024 regulations.

    Regarding the recent decisions by VW Group, I find it more surprising that the ID. R got canned considering that it worked spectacularly in showcasing Volkswagen's all-electric models. More impressive to watch than a typical Formula E car, too, which begs the question... why couldn't it have formed the basis for an electric sports prototype series with pure sprint races (i.e. no Fanboost or Attack Mode activation zones) and an emphasis on performance?
     
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    I was too lazy to post the DSC article yesterday :) If anything, I obviously hope for continued sports car presence from Bentley, the hydrogen stuff looks very interesting. As far as the ID.R goes, VW is crazy. I don't like the brand too much but the ID.R is such an interesting and crazy good car, really bad to see it go wasted.

    Schnitzer seems to slowly disappear but maybe my perception is wrong. I grew up with them being the premier BMW team, really sad to see this.
     
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    I'd agree with your perception. Real shame. RBM going to. Hopefully they'll both continue to contest races in BMW's even if not as works efforts.
     
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    GTWC America had several times less than 12 cars on the grid this year including the GT2 Porsches of I can recall it correctly. The lineups look good, i also hope we’re gonna have good racing.
     
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    Very eventful last hour so far.
     
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    Heh heh heh...

    M6 GT3 "Fastest car under yellow... "

    Still a win's a win :D
     
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    Sorry for the double, but I saw this...

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    :crazy::odd::scared:
     
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    Where was that taken?

    It reminds me of a Sebring 12hr race in the 60’s that was hit with torrential rain & left pit lane under inches of standing water.
     
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    One of my feeds, showed a flooded F1 race(this year?).
     
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    Kyalami 9h, the posts just previous. It absolutely **** it down, with lightning, and they kept going (albeit with lots of yellow).
     
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    ABBA, Barwell, WPI and Beechdean AMR confirmed for the IM British GT Championship.
     
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    I’m really getting into GT racing, where is the best place to watch?
     
  30. Northstar

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    Most series upload their races on a delay to YouTube if they don’t simply stream them there. GT World is probably a good starting point as SRO streams all their events there.
     
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