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Old 13 Oct 2013, 12:35 (Ref:3317135)   #35
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Do you mean such cases like Zytek doing the Nissan engines and their own chassis? Or a team such as Oreca wanting to use say, a Ford (terrible example I know) block as a basis in their chassis even though one doesn't exist?
Yep, that is what I mean..........

If as you say team A wants to use engine B, which is from an OEM manufacturer, meets the required numbers as already being used in one of their road models, does that manufacturer have to get the engine homologated for the team arbitrarily, or can the team/tuner etc, homologate it themselves?

In which case, is this an expensive process?

I'm just trying to understand how this all works, as it seems that most of the P2 teams are using Nissan engines. Is that because they are simply the best, or that given the choice between that and a judd, they are better and a team cannot homologate an engine, so in essence you must run what is out there?

I'm not very experienced in this level of racing and really was curious as to the protocol......
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