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Old 19 Jan 2009, 23:40 (Ref:2374904)   #1
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2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona (January 22-25)

The season starts again in North America this weekend. Only 51 cars this year, but that's to be expected. This is the first time the new Lolas and Dallaras will be at the 24. Chip Ganassi going to take it all again, or can Penske or another Grand-Am team finally make the upset?

I'm flying down on Wednesday for the whole four days of practice and qualifying.

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Coverage will once again be on FOX And Speed. FOX from 3pm EST to 4:30pm, then Speed from 4:30pm to 10pm, then picking up again from 7am to the finish.

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Old 20 Jan 2009, 00:35 (Ref:2374928)   #2
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I can't wait. Been looking forward to this weekend for awhile, and I'm not even going to the race.


Too bad Speed doesn't have any overnight coverage.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 00:37 (Ref:2374929)   #3
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A Riley will win again.

I hope it starts out a rain race.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 00:46 (Ref:2374934)   #4
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Weather forecast has the temp rising into the 70s by race weekend, with only a 30% chance of rain on Sunday.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 00:48 (Ref:2374935)   #5
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In competition this is probably the best 24H race IMO (Not in cars and atmosphere though).
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 01:01 (Ref:2374941)   #6
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A Riley will win again.

I hope it starts out a rain race.
I wouldn't bet against Dallara and especially Lola this time. The Krohn car without Tracy was wickedly fast at the test days.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 01:36 (Ref:2374956)   #7
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I can't wait. Been looking forward to this weekend for awhile, and I'm not even going to the race.


Too bad Speed doesn't have any overnight coverage.
Do you realize that the camera guys need a little sleep !!!!

When Speed goes off the air they put the covers over the cameras. I'm not sure what feeds the race teams get in the pits when speed goes off the air.

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Old 20 Jan 2009, 02:05 (Ref:2374972)   #8
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Should be a close fight between Penske and the Ganassi 01.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:20 (Ref:2375233)   #9
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I'm not too fussed who wins, just going to have a great time enjoying myself!
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 13:23 (Ref:2375311)   #10
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And we get some live coverage on Eurosport 2 as well, from Saturday evening. So I know what I'll be watching
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 19:16 (Ref:2375506)   #11
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The No. 55, Level 5 Motorsports driver Line-up of Bouchut, Matos, Zabinski and Tucker looks pretty good. I just wonder if such a new team to the DP Class has much of a chance. They were very quick in the practice weekend. Bouchut has won the Daytona 24 (and LeMans 24 for that matter) before and is quite experienced on the Daytona track. Matos won the GT Class last year so between the two of them, they will be formidable. Zabinski and Tucker are reasonably solid. I guess the big thing will be how the pit crew and preparations work out. It'll be interesting if the car is still in contention at the end and they can throw Bouchut in there for the final stint, he's one of the fastest drivers around in any class.

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I'm not sure if their BMW powerplant will be on pace over race distance.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 20:18 (Ref:2375552)   #13
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And we get some live coverage on Eurosport 2 as well, from Saturday evening. So I know what I'll be watching
Last year that coverage was
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 21:03 (Ref:2375580)   #14
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I'm not sure if their BMW powerplant will be on pace over race distance.
That was a concern I had as well as I'm not aware of the BMW engine being overly reliable over the long distance races in the Rolex Series. Seems they had early success last year and then faded.

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It's going to be a thriller.rumors are that dinan has put in some extra effort into their bmw engine.But how stupid do the DP engine mancufacturers think we are when it comes down to the horsepower output?these are some figures from the manufacturers:the ford,pontiac & lexus engines were producing 500 hp in 2006.the 2006 porsche 3.8L V6 was producing around 510hp.in 2007 & 2008 all 3 came with newly designed engines.
2008 ford 5.0L V8-500hp.but in reality it's producing around 530 hp.
pontiac & lexus 5.0L V8-500hp.but again in reality they are producing around 520-530hp.bmw V8 is also producing around the 525hp.now porsche is claiming that it's 2009 4.0L V6 with 1st generation DFI is still only producing 510 hp.but my porsche source told me that the engine is producing more that 520 hp.they may their reasons for doing this,but the numbers are already out.but i can't wait for the race to start.saturday night 2230h CET on eurosport2.
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