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They are all like F1 cars underneath - the big difference in Toyota is their commitment to aero development in a very F1-like manner. Will see the same from Audi this year for sure, no matter how badly they want to make mechanical engineering work because its their "thing".
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Magnus Racing Daytona preview vid. Prepare to laugh. I <3 these guys http://vimeo.com/magnusracing/rolexpreview2013
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ashley313 wrote:Magnus Racing Daytona preview vid. Prepare to laugh. I <3 these guys http://vimeo.com/magnusracing/rolexpreview2013


:D Gangnam style was definitely missing from that.

Rolex GT/GX preview...
http://www.dailysportscar.com/viewArtic ... EA720DCECC

Timing and Scoring for 51st Rolex 24 @ Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1243, USA...
http://www.grand-am.com/LiveTimingScoring.aspx

Schedule...
http://www.grand-am.com/Portals/0/grand ... hedule.pdf

Entry List...
http://www.grand-am.com/scheduleResults ... 3463&sid=1

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Some drivers have been added to the entry since that was posted. Hartley in the second Starworks car for example. I might actually give in and watch.
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ashley313 wrote:Some drivers have been added to the entry since that was posted. Hartley in the second Starworks car for example. I might actually give in and watch.


http://www.dailysportscar.com/viewArtic ... F59DD01741 :D

Best thing to do is watch the start and the end, everything in-between and before the race and after too.

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This years "Garage 56" entry is a hydrogen/hybrid electric that looks like it was drawn up by a 5th grader.
http://green-gt.com/en/greengt-h2.php
I won't rag on it's looks too much because I love the Delta, and plenty of people had bad things to say about it last year. I just hope they put a little more protection around the hydrogen tanks for the race.
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Really looking forward to the new season, can't wait!
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RaggedMan wrote:This years "Garage 56" entry is a hydrogen/hybrid electric that looks like it was drawn up by a 5th grader.
http://green-gt.com/en/greengt-h2.php
I won't rag on it's looks too much because I love the Delta, and plenty of people had bad things to say about it last year. I just hope they put a little more protection around the hydrogen tanks for the race.


I hope Nakajima doesn't sideswipe it like he did last year to the Delta 8O

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Radio Le Mans have come through, and WILL be covering Daytona live but from the UK. YAY! Now I can watch without having to listen to the retardation that is Speed TV.
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ashley313 wrote:Radio Le Mans have come through, and WILL be covering Daytona live but from the UK. YAY! Now I can watch without having to listen to the retardation that is Speed TV.

When's the first race pls?
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The only race. Saturday. I think the schedule is posted above.
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FP1 results in with #1 fastest and #44 in GT

http://www.grand-am.com/scheduleResults ... 3463&sid=1

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Sooooo does everyone think the vettes are still sandbagging? lol
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P2 on now followed by qualy later...

http://www.grand-am.com/LiveTimingScoring.aspx

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RLM live now :)
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Anyone recognize this livery..

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Not long now.... Anthony Davidson, Alan McNish, Ryan Dalziel, Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson, Oliver Gavin & Richard Westbrook.
Plenty of bullets in the clip for the UK, but who can get the win?

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http://radiolemans.0157.org/nplayer.php for commentary

http://www.grand-am.com/LiveTimingScoring.aspx for timing

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http://stream.speedtv.com/rolex24 for onboard action

1530 hrs start cet 2030 hrs for uk

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they look a lot better from the front than they did from the back
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Speed just gave Brian Johnson from AC/DC subtitles during the pre-race show. :)
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Less than an hour into the race and already too many major failures. Oh Grand-Am, you're still a bit of a joke.
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looks like the new Audi has the wider rear wing end-plates ("Toyota wheel arch extentions")

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Sebring 12 hrs starts @ 10:45 EDT (14:45 GMT)

#1 Audi on pole by 0.009 to No. 2 Audi, Deltawing 15th, Franchiti P2 pole, GT top ten separated by a second!

di Grassi, McNish, Prost, Heidfeld, Brabham, Johannson, Senna, Lamy, Magnussen, and names like Tomi Drissi, Rusty Mitchell and Chapman Ducote and for the cheesy aftertaste.

Spotters guide...
http://www.spotterguides.com/wp-content ... g_v3SG.jpg

Timing...
http://scoring.alms.com/

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http://www.alms.com/sites/default/files ... ying_0.pdf

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What a fantastic end to race in the 6 hours of silverstone Mcnish chasing down his teammate in the last 30 min and overtaking him with only 5-6 min left what a race

Weirdly his mistake into maggots and Beckett which ruined his tyre's paid off for him because using his fresh tyres he was chasing his teammate down by 2 seconds a lap and overtook him into brooklands

What a great recovery from Mcnish
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I really need to start watching endurance racing, seems like a great series with the different classes.
A quick question for UK viewers, are the races shown on TV? I know I have watched a bit of le man 24h last year but can't remember the channel but do other races get shown on TV as well? Or is it just via the free web stream that the FIA have?
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Great season opener; rain-madness at mid race was epic.
Also Bruno Senna and Kamui Kobayashi did a fantastic work, considering it was their first race in the Wec.
Loved the podium, two of my favourite drivers back on top.

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I think they missed an opportunity at Silverstone to keep the ELMS alive by combining it with the WEC into one big race.
23 entries from ELMS - result... http://www.dailysportscar.com/Uploads/E ... e_Race.pdf
+31 entries from WEC - result... http://www.dailysportscar.com/Uploads/W ... e_Race.pdf

It could have been an epic race with over 50 cars, a proper tourist trophy, in the end nobody really turned up to watch. :(

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Nurburgring 24 Hours on tomorrow @ 5pm CET, with Audi #4 on pole and Aston #007 second in a close qualifying.

Qualifying Report... http://www.dailysportscar.com/viewArtic ... 886C51F6E1

Legal TV stream and Timing... http://www.24h-rennen.de/en/live/

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Wow, drivers from DTM at Brands Hatch are heading back over to compete with this. Very busy weekend for them

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This thread hasn't been seen in a while.

Anyway, so we have this story about Juan Pablo Montoya supposedly wanting to give Le Mans a shot to clinch the Triple Crown. And talks began with Porsche about a possible test.
http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2015/ ... r-montoya/

With Nico Hulkenberg now provisionally ruled out of Le Mans 2016, what do we think the chances are of us seeing JPM get that Porsche seat?
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mcdo wrote:This thread hasn't been seen in a while.

Anyway, so we have this story about Juan Pablo Montoya supposedly wanting to give Le Mans a shot to clinch the Triple Crown. And talks began with Porsche about a possible test.
http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/2015/ ... r-montoya/

With Nico Hulkenberg now provisionally ruled out of Le Mans 2016, what do we think the chances are of us seeing JPM get that Porsche seat?
I'd like to see it. Doesn't seem to me that he's lost his touch behind the wheel and in a team effort any lack of experience in LeMans specific racing won't be a big issue. And it's not like he's lacking in endurance racing experience overall having done the Daytona 24 several times.
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So, Bernie has arranged for the European GP to clash with Le Mans.

Um, now I wonder if that has anything to do with a certain F1 driver doing rather well at Le Mans this year!
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I'm sure it was completely accidental. Scheduling Baku 7 days after Canada? That could only be an honest mistake, no one would intentionally be that silly
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Loving the Silverstone ELMS race so far. Stunning looking cars and such a mixture of racing.
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Well, the Spa 6hr race kept me guessing for, well, 6 hours! Incredible stuff.
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread, although I accept it might vanish again. Anyway......

I'm beyound excited for the future of the WEC. 4 of these beasts being entered. If other top brands enter as they said they would, this racing should look and sound phenomenal. Just hope and pray Ferrari join in the fun.

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Beautiful, looks like a F1 car that's been covered with some shrinkwrap.

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I will probably lose some interest in endurance racing when the "prototypes" disappear. I don't doubt the racing will be fine, but to me one of its main attractions will be gone.

Anyway, last Saturday at a Meet & Greet, Stoffel Vandoorne signed three pictures I took at the WEC race at Francorchamps earlier this year. He experienced four seasons in the first hour of his stint, and mightily impressed. I hope he gets another shot at F1, but this time with a team that knows it's got 2 drivers.
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Any chance of posting them Fiki?

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