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Old 18 Feb 2016, 08:28 (Ref:3615675)   #31
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Hence the team had only half the success (and positive exposure) it could have had.

GRM went out there with one hand tied behind its back...a pity when you have a race winning package.

The "relevance" issues can be easily sorted, so long as the new car sales enquiries off the back of the sponsorship remain strong.
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Old 18 Feb 2016, 20:57 (Ref:3615836)   #32
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Is there any quotes from a Volvoite locally to confirm what is going on?
Or from GRM?

Or are these kinds of things irrelevant too?
As far as I can see, looking at it by and large, taking one thing with another in terms of the street view, then in the final analysis it is probably true to say, that at the end of the day, in general terms, you would probably find that, not to put too fine a point on it, there probably isn't very much in it one way or the other as far as one can see, at this stage, so they will probably prove to be irrelevant.
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Old 18 Feb 2016, 20:59 (Ref:3615837)   #33
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Old 18 Feb 2016, 21:51 (Ref:3615850)   #34
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GRM and Volvo have not done themselves any favours by only presenting one decent steerer each year.

If they'd run two top guns, their results would speak for themselves. Surely a back-ended outlay for a second top driver would have put this team in a regular front running position.

Anytime Scotty Mac hit trouble, it was all over for GRM for the weekend.

So disappointed to see such an investment and cost structure solely relying on the performance of one car/driver.
Yeah, and their constant reliability woes were their own doing, simply not good enough at this level. Hopefully they perform well this year and are on top of said woes.
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Old 18 Feb 2016, 23:00 (Ref:3615859)   #35
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As far as I can see, looking at it by and large, taking one thing with another in terms of the street view, then in the final analysis it is probably true to say, that at the end of the day, in general terms, you would probably find that, not to put too fine a point on it, there probably isn't very much in it one way or the other as far as one can see, at this stage, so they will probably prove to be irrelevant.
Is that you Cromley?
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Old 24 Feb 2016, 21:20 (Ref:3617495)   #36
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Yeah, and their constant reliability woes were their own doing, simply not good enough at this level.
Like they knew that the alternator would crumble internally due to the vibrations of the narrow angle V8 motor, resulting in them having to buy a $3500 one to solve the issue....

You can model and use all the previous data you want, but with any new package, you'll find things you didn't expect.
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Old 24 Feb 2016, 21:53 (Ref:3617509)   #37
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Like they knew that the alternator would crumble internally due to the vibrations of the narrow angle V8 motor, resulting in them having to buy a $3500 one to solve the issue....

You can model and use all the previous data you want, but with any new package, you'll find things you didn't expect.
Yet it happened only in year 2 and not really in year 1....

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Old 25 Feb 2016, 02:46 (Ref:3617562)   #38
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I guess it depends what they've lifed the alternator at.
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Old 25 Feb 2016, 02:50 (Ref:3617564)   #39
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I guess it depends what they've lifed the alternator at.
Or what Nissan road car it got swiped from
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Or what Nissan road car it got swiped from
Didn't know Nissan used McLaren Technologies alternators......
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Old 6 Mar 2016, 00:19 (Ref:3620349)   #41
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Homologation issues.

Built 500 homologation cars, then took off all the homologation parts and sold them as normal 240 coupes.
Slight correction Matt, they didn't build 500 Homologation cars and then take off the homologation parts, the cars were delivered to the dealers with the homologated parts in the trunk, and that is why the FIA were forced to re-inistate the 240T's homologation [after it was successfully protested by Tom Walkinshaw] because the homologation rule never specified that the evolution parts had to be fitted!
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Slight correction Matt, they didn't build 500 Homologation cars and then take off the homologation parts, the cars were delivered to the dealers with the homologated parts in the trunk, and that is why the FIA were forced to re-inistate the 240T's homologation [after it was successfully protested by Tom Walkinshaw] because the homologation rule never specified that the evolution parts had to be fitted!
Yeah, between that post and now there was a big to-do on the Turbobricks forum about it, haha.
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Slight correction Matt, they didn't build 500 Homologation cars and then take off the homologation parts, the cars were delivered to the dealers with the homologated parts in the trunk, and that is why the FIA were forced to re-inistate the 240T's homologation [after it was successfully protested by Tom Walkinshaw] because the homologation rule never specified that the evolution parts had to be fitted!
The biggest issue I think, which is discussed on Turbobricks also, that out of the 500 cars barely any 2 are actually the same...
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Wait, how many of y'all are actually on turbobricks.
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Wait, how many of y'all are actually on turbobricks.
I used to rally a 164 so I was around all those traps
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