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Old 11 Jul 2017, 15:45 (Ref:3750421)   #211
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I know that, but look the results (and the car). It doesn't look like a good business.
It looked pretty good up until the last 5 minutes. I was impressed by the drivers ability to get up to speed and not just be in the way.
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Old 11 Jul 2017, 15:53 (Ref:3750425)   #212
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I finished watching this one last night and found it to be mostly enjoyable. Rain made a crazy track even crazier at the end!

While the GTLM battle was close, it wasn't as hotly contested towards the sharp end as I hoped it would be.

Congrats to the 31 on they're first win.
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Old 11 Jul 2017, 23:57 (Ref:3750571)   #213
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It looked pretty good up until the last 5 minutes. I was impressed by the drivers ability to get up to speed and not just be in the way.
I'm not being critical about drivers about their skills, because it is very difficult to drive these P2 without any previous experience on the 2017 models. But I'm not sure about the risk the team has taken. Maybe they didn't have any option because the lack of money.

Who knows what their plans are, maybe they want to earn some money in some races with paying drivers to be able to contract Pla or another fast driver in the next event.
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Old 12 Jul 2017, 03:31 (Ref:3750604)   #214
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Watching the race now...man Hindy is losing his touch.

Dude's trying too much to "be hindy" and it's affecting his ability to call the race. The amount of times Shaw has to correct him is getting ridiculous.
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Re: Ostella and Boulle in the #52 PR1-Mathieson car .... in a 2:40 race that pair performed admirably, making decent use iof the car and making smart decisions and basically doing nothing to call attention to themselves.

Finally near the end of the race with a mix of wet and dry track, one driver made one small mistake.

It wasnít a stupid dive bomb, or failing to watch the mirrors, or fighting the leaders as they tried to pass ... the guy just went off at one corner. maybe a puddle, maybe the tires failed ... who knows. I would have to be mightilly ungenerous not to notice the 2:37 of good driving the pair did, particularly because any one would be hard -pressed to name a single driver who hadnít ever made an error.

There is no reason to think the pair were over their heads in a P2. if that were the case, the accident wouldnít have happened with three minutes left, or whatever. There was no litany of complaints from other drivers, there were no close calls, .... basically these guys proved to be perfectly competent and even a little quick until the final few minutes, in a situation where everyone was scrambling, and it could have been almost anything which cause the crash--maybe he gave a little too much room to a passing car and got his tires in the wet grass, or hit a little puddle?

Maybe his brakes failed. I donít know. I do know, I did not see and have not heard any reason to diss the efforts of those two drivers.
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1)I hope Ford and Corvette can be more competitive than that. Lime Rock I would think is a track that will help provide more equalization. CTMP always seems to feature a blowout in GTLM for some reason. BMW had it today.

2) I am gutted for the Porsche teams. Shocked they have not won a race with the RSR anywhere on the planet at this point. Of course because of yet another late race meltdown. These guys really need a win. I will be cheering for them at Lime Rock for sure. And at the Nurburgring for that matter. Porsches in GT3 are just getting left behind. I say a couple times when the #54 Porsche got passed by cars like the Lexus with Braun driving and it was left in the dust.

3) The Audi Stevenson team looked real good today. Flawless effort. They had the least eventful race out of anybody on the whole 35 car grid. What do you know..a dominant win came from it.

4) The Oreca 07 is a dang good car! The only machine that can challenge the Cadillacs right now. And that is with the JDC team! If Rebellion or Jota/Chan were running some of these non NAEC races they would have won a couple of the I'm sure.

5) We only have to deal with LMPC cars on the track 2 more times. Yahhy!

6) I think Jordan Taylor is to blame in the crash with the#4 Corvette. He is the faster car and has the best vision. Too aggressive dude. You made both of your employers very mad. Biggest mistake of his young career so far.

7) I get this feeling that Action Express might be looking at dismissing Jao Barbosa at the end of the year. I think he is past his due date and is someone who has not been able to adapt to the new DPIs from the Corvette DPs.

8) VisitFlorida racing. Why did you pick the Riley? Sorry this is not retail. You can't exchange for an Oreca.
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Watching the race now...man Hindy is losing his touch.

Dude's trying too much to "be hindy" and it's affecting his ability to call the race. The amount of times Shaw has to correct him is getting ridiculous.
I didn't listen IMSA radio for this one and only have heard Hindy for Daytona, "Green Park" and LM. He's starting to remind me of "Boomer" from ESPN - becoming a caricature of oneself is not good.
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Watching the race now...man Hindy is losing his touch.

Dude's trying too much to "be hindy" and it's affecting his ability to call the race. The amount of times Shaw has to correct him is getting ridiculous.


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