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Old 4 Aug 2017, 18:17 (Ref:3757430)   #31
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Power is nothing without control, as Pirelli says in their ads (ironic given the junk tires they use in F1 and to a lesser extent, SRO GT). DP's had 600+bhp at Road Atlanta in '15, but they couldn't keep it on the road. Of course, the then contemporary Conti Prototype rain tires were just junk. Michelin's better rain tires on GT cars had a lot to answer for that day. One would hope that Continental learned their lesson on that one and the current LMP2-based cars seem to be a better match for that much power.

And I know that the first session was held in mixed conditions, but that's has to be encouraging for VFR, and Ligier, now that they do have a car with an all-pro driver line up.

Probably does go to show what most of us already know or accepted, that the basic Riley was just horrible.
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Old 5 Aug 2017, 01:14 (Ref:3757500)   #32
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Just checked the weather for Elkhart Lake, and there's a good chance of rain tomorrow and Sunday.
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Old 5 Aug 2017, 02:01 (Ref:3757503)   #33
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About half second covering the top 5 in P. Looks like it could be really close.
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Just checked the weather for Elkhart Lake, and there's a good chance of rain tomorrow and Sunday.
Tomorrow will be fine.

Sunday is going to be wet from start to finish. We've had a metric boatload of rain, but, flooding shouldn't be an issue. The base of the track is mostly sand/gravel/limestone and other permeable soils. Not much clay to be found.

It may pond, but it'll drain.
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Looked more than slightly wet the last few days. Slight chance of rain this afternoon and hopefully that doesn't come so it dries out a little. If the ground is fairly saturated, maybe hard for it to take much more.

Sunday is certainly going be wet at some point. Just don't need any long durations or downpours to be okay.
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Weather cooperating so far. Chances go up this afternoon.

Practice #3 times

Top 3 P:
Sharp - Nissan - 153.851
R. Taylor - Cadillac
Goikhberg - Oreca

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BMW
Ford
PC
BMW
Vette

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Audi
BMW
Ferrari
Porsche
Merc
Acura

Quali in a few...
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Old 5 Aug 2017, 17:10 (Ref:3757589)   #37
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Wow, Ford is putting in some crazy times right now. Into the 2:01's!
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Okay ... so BoP is giving Ford some love and hurting Corvette ... because IMSA knows the Vette fans turn out en masse for Petit. Corvette will get an "adjustment" for Petiti so it can win the last race of the season ... but it has to let some other cars win first.
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The track just seems to suit the Ford really well. There wasn't that big of a BoP change.
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Ed Carpenter Racing from IndyCar ... and Chip Ganassi Racing in a non-Ford? That would spice up DPi a bit.
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The track just seems to suit the Ford really well. There wasn't that big of a BoP change.
I jest. I am sure IMSA wouldn't actually adjust BoP to help certain cars at certain tracks to make sure each manufacturer got enough success to want to continue while also trying to please the fans .... never happen.


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PC is such a waste of time in qualifying. 3 seconds and 5 second from the first of the 3 cars. Such a long amount of time for just 3 cars. At least they'll be gone next year.
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PC is such a waste of time in qualifying. 3 seconds and 5 second from the first of the 3 cars. Such a long amount of time for just 3 cars. At least they'll be gone next year.
"Almost ahead of the GTLM field" is a depressing statement to have to make as well.

PC served it's purpose, but it's overstaying its welcome now.
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"Almost ahead of the GTLM field" is a depressing statement to have to make as well.

PC served it's purpose, but it's overstaying its welcome now.
Yup. Only 2 more races after this one to B and moan about PC.

It's Saturday. I found plenty of other things to do for 20+ mins
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