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Old 26 Oct 2016, 11:36 (Ref:3682981)   #31
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Whilst I have been watching WEC on the TV I haven't been on here for a while - are there any other manufacturers hinting that they might be interested in LMP1?
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 13:32 (Ref:3683018)   #32
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Whilst I have been watching WEC on the TV I haven't been on here for a while - are there any other manufacturers hinting that they might be interested in LMP1?
BMW is a possibility but only under the 2018 rules at the earliest. If those rules are still being drafted, then Audi's withdrawal surely strengthens BMW's hand when it comes to influencing those new regulations.
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 13:37 (Ref:3683022)   #33
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Whilst I have been watching WEC on the TV I haven't been on here for a while - are there any other manufacturers hinting that they might be interested in LMP1?
If there is heavy cost cutting then Peugeot maybe as well. Even less likely is Renault as again costs are too high for them
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Are Jaguar now fully committed to FE?
There was rumour (in fact statement) a few years back that Tata owner (?) wanted to return to Le Mans...
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Old 26 Oct 2016, 14:19 (Ref:3683033)   #35
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We'll see a record LMP2 entry this year so much is sure (and probably a record-low LMP1 one as well...).
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Are Jaguar now fully committed to FE?
There was rumour (in fact statement) a few years back that Tata owner (?) wanted to return to Le Mans...
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/93066

I knew I saw something but possibly replaced with FE.
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Only 5 years old, but yes i think jaguar are spending their money on milk floats now but they have to switch floats half way through so that they can get to the end of the race
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Old 27 Oct 2016, 04:34 (Ref:3683276)   #38
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Huh??? Translation please....
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Old 27 Oct 2016, 08:49 (Ref:3683313)   #39
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In the uk milk floats were the first electric vehicles seen by most people on the road they seem to have disappear now as most people buy their milk from supermarkets rather than have it delivered. when i was young 50 years ago you could actually run faster than these electric snails and they were always seen as a joke,
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In the uk milk floats were the first electric vehicles seen by most people on the road they seem to have disappear now as most people buy their milk from supermarkets rather than have it delivered. when i was young 50 years ago you could actually run faster than these electric snails and they were always seen as a joke,
Aaaahhhh. Gotcha. We (on the west side of the pond) had milk (eggs, bread and stuff) delivery too (no electrics tho') apparently about the same time. Thanks for the edumacation....
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If you fancy a laugh jim try and find the video Andrew refers to (benny hill, ernie the fastest milk float in the west) ok it was set before electric milk floats took over from horse drawn floats but the demise of ernie at the hands of two ton ten from teddington will bring a lump to your throat
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Sorry just noticed, his name was Two Ton Ted from Teddington

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZI

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Last year, in a field of 59 cars (excluding Garage 56), there were 32 prototypes. This consisted of 9 LMP1s and 23 LMP2s.

Next year there will probably be 5 LMP1s, leaving space for 27 LMP2s. Will there be 27 new generation LMP2s racing next year?

There were 10 WEC-entered LMP2s at LM last year, and the Michael Shank car from IMSA. Assuming similar numbers next year, will ELMS/IMSA fill the 16 car gap?

So will we see:
a full grid of 2017-spec LMP2s/DPis,
a partial 2017 field and some grandfathered cars making up the numbers, or
a smaller, 2017-only prototype field and a bigger GT field?
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Last year, in a field of 59 cars (excluding Garage 56), there were 32 prototypes. This consisted of 9 LMP1s and 23 LMP2s.

Next year there will probably be 5 LMP1s, leaving space for 27 LMP2s. Will there be 27 new generation LMP2s racing next year?

There were 10 WEC-entered LMP2s at LM last year, and the Michael Shank car from IMSA. Assuming similar numbers next year, will ELMS/IMSA fill the 16 car gap?

So will we see:
a full grid of 2017-spec LMP2s/DPis,
a partial 2017 field and some grandfathered cars making up the numbers, or
a smaller, 2017-only prototype field and a bigger GT field?
Thinking a mostly 2017 spec LMP2 field with only a couple of grandfathered cars. Can't see where the extra GT cars will come from
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