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Old 7 Dec 2017, 14:49 (Ref:3785659)   #1426
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Y'all see the Lanky Turtle video?

The M8 is getting gapped HARD by the Ford GT off NASCAR 4 and through the tri-oval.
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 14:51 (Ref:3785661)   #1427
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Y'all see the Lanky Turtle video?

The M8 is getting gapped HARD by the Ford GT off NASCAR 4 and through the tri-oval.
Aye, but half of Daytona Beach is currently loaded into the M8. They tried it with VLN last year until they messed up.
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 15:27 (Ref:3785667)   #1428
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Aye, but half of Daytona Beach is currently loaded into the M8. They tried it with VLN last year until they messed up.
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 15:29 (Ref:3785669)   #1429
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Aye, but half of Daytona Beach is currently loaded into the M8. They tried it with VLN last year until they messed up.
Yeah and the Ford GT boys have never done a bit if sandbagging before **Cough Le Mans 2016 Cough**
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 15:46 (Ref:3785671)   #1430
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Yeah and the Ford GT boys have never done a bit if sandbagging before **Cough Le Mans 2016 Cough**
They certainly have! That's the norm with a new car. With the GT it's a bit harder now since the car is a known quantity. The M8 though is brand new, so they'll run round to deltas and then magically find 3 seconds a lap later. Calling it now.
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 18:00 (Ref:3785685)   #1431
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They certainly have! That's the norm with a new car. With the GT it's a bit harder now since the car is a known quantity. The M8 though is brand new, so they'll run round to deltas and then magically find 3 seconds a lap later. Calling it now.


I believe Griff was offering up a little sarcasm
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Old 7 Dec 2017, 18:17 (Ref:3785692)   #1432
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The M8 is a new car too. So you can never tell just how much they're gunning it. It looks nice though! Much better than the M6 imo.
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About Riley chassis update.

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Alder said the Riley LMP2 will receive signifiant mechanical updates ahead of January’s season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona that will likely transform the car’s handling and performance.

The FIA granted the car its single-permitted ‘Joker’ that allows mechanical and aero updates for 2018.

Many of the same developments made to the Riley-chassied Mazda RT24-P will carry over to the LMP2-spec machine, including all new components from the bellhousing on back.

“Every single mechanical piece [will be] new,” Alder said. “Suspension design, a new bellhousing.

“Right now, the bellhousing is the big lead time item; it takes like 12 weeks to make that. It’s almost done and that’s the one thing we’re waiting on. Everything else is ready.”

BAR1 took part in this week’s IMSA-sanctioned test at Daytona with aero updates only and expects to get the full package in time for next month’s Roar Before the Rolex 24.

“Multimatic has been very helpful, the same with Riley,” Alder said. “They’ve been trying to help as much as they can to get us up to speed, even the Visit Florida guys have been helping us out.”
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Old 8 Dec 2017, 07:51 (Ref:3785781)   #1434
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This is my video from the Daytona test on Tuesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1y3KI1Du70

I had to take the track tour (again) as the track was closed to spectators (again) so didn't get much time in the stands but at least they let us look through the garage windows in the fanzone. I didn't get to see the Mazdas or Nissans on the track unfortunately but saw most of the others.

I'll see the M8 GTE at Sebring in a little over a week so I'll put the stopwatch to it while I'm down there.
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Old 8 Dec 2017, 15:13 (Ref:3785848)   #1435
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Wow Paul Gentilozzi running the team that David Heinemeier Hansson is driving for next year. That is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

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Old 8 Dec 2017, 18:00 (Ref:3785888)   #1436
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This is my video from the Daytona test on Tuesday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1y3KI1Du70

I had to take the track tour (again) as the track was closed to spectators (again) so didn't get much time in the stands but at least they let us look through the garage windows in the fanzone. I didn't get to see the Mazdas or Nissans on the track unfortunately but saw most of the others.

I'll see the M8 GTE at Sebring in a little over a week so I'll put the stopwatch to it while I'm down there.
Great video as always, Lanky. You are the man!

Also, here are some more videos from the December test from Daytona Beach News-Journal. They're only driver interviews but hey, the more content, the better!



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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3TbN2byXMw
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Might we get any more past Indy 500 winners running in IMSA? We got CastroNeves and Montoya full time, and Dixon and Hunter Raey part time. I guess I wondering still if we'll see Tony Kanaan, Buddy Rice, and/or Eddie Cheever.
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What I think about IMSA to have took the WTR engine, is that IMSA think WTR was using a derated engine to get a benefit of the BoP. If you read the entire article, only CORE team was going fast.



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Old 9 Dec 2017, 05:51 (Ref:3785965)   #1439
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Might we get any more past Indy 500 winners running in IMSA? We got CastroNeves and Montoya full time, and Dixon and Hunter Raey part time. I guess I wondering still if we'll see Tony Kanaan, Buddy Rice, and/or Eddie Cheever.
It seems like Buddy Rice could be a good bet for the BAR1 Riley since he drove for them all of last year. But then again they did run over 20 different drivers over the whole season.
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Aye, but half of Daytona Beach is currently loaded into the M8. They tried it with VLN last year until they messed up.


I figured as much. Be interested to hear Connor Di Phillips’s thoughts on his new ride as it’s the complete opposite of the R8 LMS
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