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Old 3 Sep 2017, 21:54 (Ref:3764264)   #1
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Great news. The traditional 12 hour race and a WEC 12 hour race on the same weekend. How exciting! No sleep that weekend. I'm wondering if some teams will enter cars in both races?
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Old 4 Sep 2017, 20:30 (Ref:3764523)   #2
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I would prefer a GT race and a prototype race.

But we're talking about FIA and IMSA, so even when they cooperate, they don't.
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Old 4 Sep 2017, 20:51 (Ref:3764529)   #3
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Old 4 Sep 2017, 20:56 (Ref:3764531)   #4
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I would prefer a GT race and a prototype race.

But we're talking about FIA and IMSA, so even when they cooperate, they don't.
Man, you really want split GT and Prototype races!
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You know, that actually sounds like about the best idea I've heard on the matter. A 12-hour Prototype race with 30-35 cars and a 12-hour GT race with 40-50 cars sounds nice.

On a side note, now the that the GTs have their standalone race at Lime Rock, I would REALLY like to see the Prototypes back in the field at VIR.
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Old 4 Sep 2017, 23:55 (Ref:3764577)   #6
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You know, that actually sounds like about the best idea I've heard on the matter. A 12-hour Prototype race with 30-35 cars and a 12-hour GT race with 40-50 cars sounds nice.

On a side note, now the that the GTs have their standalone race at Lime Rock, I would REALLY like to see the Prototypes back in the field at VIR.
I would LOVE to see the prototypes at VIR.

As to splitting the classes at Sebring, I would vote an enormous NO
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 02:35 (Ref:3764605)   #7
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LT, I'm not saying it's ideal, but like I said, of the ideas posted so far, it's the most appealing. I mean, having both fields together in a single race is impractical, and having the WEC do a six-hour or something on Friday doesn't feel much less strange than doing an all-classes second twelve-hour WEC race starting at midnight following IMSA.

Thank you for the second with wanting to see the P cars back at VIR.
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Old 5 Sep 2017, 15:42 (Ref:3764737)   #8
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There should be a minimum grid size requirement of 40 cars for the WEC in order to have their own 12 hours race. Anywhere. But especially at Sebring.

I seriously doubt WEC will drop their "our maximum grid is 32* cars because of air transport and number of pit boxes limitations" nonsense.

*apart from Spa '13/'14 I don't recall seeing a grid of 32 (or more) cars for a non-LM WEC race anywhere in 5 years.
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You know, the ALMS didn't have 40 starters for Sebring in 2001 and 2005-10.
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WEC doesn't have a grid limit, they have a freight limit. They've had more cars at Spa before.
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Plus the wec is going to be doing sea freight, not air. I really think there may be a couple takers of the two races. A team like Ford has two teams running the same cars so maybe they can interact with one another?
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I think a joint weekend with the WEC is a good thing, as long as it is done right. Sebring is a good choice of venue for it, but the day and length of the WEC race are not! The WEC should put on an into the evening 6hr (normal WEC round) race on Friday, 1-7pm or 2-8. That would allow any surviving eligible teams an opportunity to refresh and join in on the IWSC Mobil 12hrs of Sebring race if they wished.








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Old 6 Sep 2017, 18:26 (Ref:3764984)   #13
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WEC can't run before IMSA, pride would be swallowed.
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Not saying that it will happen. Only that IMO that is the best choice for all concerned, egos aside.






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Pride SHOULD be swallowed. The race should be on Friday night, although I'd make it 8-10, just because I'm not a fan of the set 6 hour distance they always used (I'd like Silverstone and Fuji longer too). Varied distances mixes it up a bit - works well in VLN.
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