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Old 5 Nov 2017, 22:42 (Ref:3778900)   #1
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GT4 McLaren

It seems odd that there are so many GT4 McLarens for sale.

Why are there so many GT4 McLarens for sale after only one season? are they too expensive to run? or too slow? Or do the teams not get any support from the factory?

Someone must have a contact in one of the teams selling.
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Old 10 Nov 2017, 23:09 (Ref:3779845)   #2
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Often teams try to sell their cars at the end of the season. If they do they buy new cars, if not they run current cars.
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Old 11 Nov 2017, 03:22 (Ref:3779862)   #3
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I understand that but to have so many selling after only one year seems to be a big write-off in value unless the depreciation is less than the rebuild cost. If the rebuild cost was too high I could understand selling after only one season.
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EDIT: Below is about GT3, not GT4:

Nick Leventis (Strakka) about their move from McLaren to Mercedes:

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So you are changing manufacturer. Wasn’t the original plan to continue with McLaren?

“When we signed with McLaren for 2017, we all envisaged a longer-term agreement. We at Strakka invested a lot of money in new chassis’, spares, equipment and staff to run the four cars and we would have preferred some consistency for 2018 but there were a number of factors that led us to change.

“The reliability wasn’t where we expected it to be and due in part to BOP and also due to changes in the tyre, we weren’t as quick as Garage 59 had been the previous year even though we had both their Engineers working within the team and many of the drivers carried over.

“All those factors meant we ended up starting in the middle of the pack for a lot of the races and that in turn made us more exposed to crashes. We suffered a lot of damage and I have to say the lads at the workshop put in a lot of long days and nights to get the cars immaculate and to our standards.

“It was a hard season; hard for the drivers, knowing they were pushing to the max and hard for the crew who were doing all they could.

“There were other factors; we just couldn’t match the pit stop times of our rivals and Strakka has always been one of the quickest teams in any category in the pits. We changed what we could, practiced hard to find any gains but there were elements that we were forced to continue with.

“Those negated any gains we made on track.

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Source: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2017/1...mg-switch.html
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Or do the teams not get any support from the factory?
At least in the GT4 European series, McLaren always sends an engineer to help teams with set-up, etc. Had a bit of a talk with the guy at Zandvoort, IIRC he also was stateside for a couple of races.
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Mr Goodwin announcing a 6 event single make GT4 series for McLaren in 2018! Woohoo


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Mr Goodwin announcing a 6 event single make GT4 series for McLaren in 2018! Woohoo
As we didn't have enough one make series out there ...
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 23:27 (Ref:3782088)   #8
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Not really something new though, this was already announced in October.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/m...es-launch-2018
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