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Old 28 Feb 2017, 19:25 (Ref:3715374)   #16
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Hopefully that's in addition to the VLN program.


It seems this is a primary focus for both, with additional one off entries in European races in other series is possible...

Seems like with two teams running a car, they should be able to at least commit to the full GT Open and VLN
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Old 28 Feb 2017, 23:50 (Ref:3715408)   #17
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Is this Lexus RC F GT3 fully FIA homologated?

They say every road comes to an end, but sometimes the end feels just like the beginning. Even when you think you’ve come a long way.
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Old 15 Mar 2017, 09:31 (Ref:3718765)   #18
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GT Open 2017

Kaspersky Motorsport - Ferrari 488 GT3 - Alex Moiseev / Giancarlo Fisichella

Fisi will support Kaspersky team owner Alex Moiseev in a couple of GT Open races this year.

The Kaspersky car will run both Paul Ricard and Spa Francorchamps



I wonder if Orange1 will return now they are confirmed for the Blancpain Enduros. Calendar wise it's possible with no clashes and good spacing between both series.

I hope we see the Lexus teams running near full seasons or it seems a bit pointless
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Old 15 Mar 2017, 11:14 (Ref:3718789)   #19
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Emil Frey confirmed for the first round of Gt Open at Estoril, with driver Albert Costa Balboa confirmed.

Frey are currently only confirmed for round one

The second Lexus of Farnbacher Racing looks to already be confirmed for a full season wth he Farnbacher brothers at the wheel
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Emil Frey and Farnbacher will both centre around a GT Open campaign, although they may look to do a few one of rounds in various series.

I personally struggle to see the logic in putting both teams in the GT Open.

I'd say run one in GT Open full season, and the second can circulate Blancpain, VLN, gt masters, the British GT Spa round, that sort of thing


This is a quote from the Blancpain GT thread. Why does GT Open exist? What is there identity? They got none as far as I know. And they have not had any for the past couple years.

I liked the series back in 2013 when it was a place for GTE cars (called GT) and GT3 (called GTS) cars ran against each other without any technical BoP. I was always interested in GT Open back then because I liked that inter class battle that you really did not get to see anywhere else. GT Open should go back to that.
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Old 15 Mar 2017, 19:42 (Ref:3718885)   #21
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This is a quote from the Blancpain GT thread. Why does GT Open exist? What is there identity? They got none as far as I know. And they have not had any for the past couple years.



I liked the series back in 2013 when it was a place for GTE cars (called GT) and GT3 (called GTS) cars ran against each other without any technical BoP. I was always interested in GT Open back then because I liked that inter class battle that you really did not get to see anywhere else. GT Open should go back to that.


That system ran out of steam same time as it did in supercar Challenge. This is the new alternative, a cheaper series for GT3 to run. More around Pro Am I guess
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Old 15 Mar 2017, 19:49 (Ref:3718887)   #22
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I liked the series back in 2013 when it was a place for GTE cars (called GT) and GT3 (called GTS) cars ran against each other without any technical BoP. I was always interested in GT Open back then because I liked that inter class battle that you really did not get to see anywhere else. GT Open should go back to that.
Where did you get the idea from that GTS ran without BoP?! They were a bit more open than SRO or ACO-GT3, but of course there was a BoP in place. At the very tail end of the GTE era they tried to pad the GTE-class with some uprated GT3s, but the GTE teams balked at the thought of that and it became a GT3-oly affair.
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Where did you get the idea from that GTS ran without BoP?! They were a bit more open than SRO or ACO-GT3, but of course there was a BoP in place. At the very tail end of the GTE era they tried to pad the GTE-class with some uprated GT3s, but the GTE teams balked at the thought of that and it became a GT3-oly affair.
I do remember that and it was a stupid stupid idea! Hence why now we GT open is a poor man's Blancpain sprint series.
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Farnbacher confirms their GTopen intentions here http://www.farnbacher-racing.de/2017...n-der-gt-open/
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Honestly, I think GT Open was a victim of circumstance more than anything else. There were the banner seasons when Manthey came to play, but even that was only a stop-gap while Porsche was working their return to GT factory status.

The idea of running GTE and GT3 on the same track was a selling point, but the GTE pool was always going to shrink, and then GT Open would be a similar situation as they are now, but with everybody asking why GT Open didn't move to GT3 earlier.
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I think this series should accept CN and LMP3 (open engine rules , including Ginetta G57 )with the GT3. All 3 categories in the same competitive conditions so that anyone can get an overall victory. I remember with pleasure the battles between P1 and P2 in the ALMS. We also have a lot of GT3 series and in this way could be different and perhaps interesting.
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I think this series should accept CN and LMP3 (open engine rules , including Ginetta G57 )with the GT3. All 3 categories in the same competitive conditions so that anyone can get an overall victory. I remember with pleasure the battles between P1 and P2 in the ALMS. We also have a lot of GT3 series and in this way could be different and perhaps interesting.


We definitely don't need another LMP3 championship

But I would love to see this series host some more unusual entries.

Things like the Glickenhaus, Radical, etc

I actually think GT Open would welcome most types of GT car, but the ruleset obviously isn't too hospitable hence why we now see GT3 only

Honestly, I still really enjoy GT Open races, the slightly lower quality of drivers on the Am side makes for more unpredictable racing, you see some good fighting and plenty of mistakes.

For a ridiculously professional race I was Blancpain Sprint, for something often a little more down to earth and messy I watch GT Open, and enjoy both for each reason
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We definitely don't need another LMP3 championship

But I would love to see this series host some more unusual entries.

Things like the Glickenhaus, Radical, etc

I actually think GT Open would welcome most types of GT car, but the ruleset obviously isn't too hospitable hence why we now see GT3 only
I wonder if the way forward for GT Open is not prototypes or GT3-paced oddities, but more towards GT4 instead? They're cheaper and its another class on the rise at the minute.
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I wonder if the way forward for GT Open is not prototypes or GT3-paced oddities, but more towards GT4 instead? They're cheaper and its another class on the rise at the minute.
Endurance-Info had an interview with GT Open head honcho Jesus Pareja a few days ago. He said the series will be GT3-only for the foreseeable future.
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We definitely don't need another LMP3 championship

But I would love to see this series host some more unusual entries.

Things like the Glickenhaus, Radical, etc

I actually think GT Open would welcome most types of GT car, but the ruleset obviously isn't too hospitable hence why we now see GT3 only

Honestly, I still really enjoy GT Open races, the slightly lower quality of drivers on the Am side makes for more unpredictable racing, you see some good fighting and plenty of mistakes.

For a ridiculously professional race I was Blancpain Sprint, for something often a little more down to earth and messy I watch GT Open, and enjoy both for each reason
Another LMP3 championship? which?
Did you read what I wrote?
In all LMP3 championships combined with GT3, LMP3 is the first category and GT3 is the second.
I am talking about all 3 categories in the same competitive conditions so that anyone can get an overall victory, like Le Mans in the end of 90s. GT1 vs LMP fighting for overall victory in that moment, GT3 vs LMP3 vs CN fighting for overall victory now.
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