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Old 18 Jun 2017, 22:41 (Ref:3745016)   #2071
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From what I could tell, the Ligier low downforce kit is just basically the sprint kit with out the dive planes and a different front diffuser profile.
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 01:13 (Ref:3745038)   #2072
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If that's true, that's a massive own goal by Onroak. Are LMP3s that profitable that the only way of supplying enough cars for all the buyers is to disregard other categories?

I had heard on RLM that everybody at Onroak was laying carbon fiber during winter to build LMP3s, even on Christmas Eve, maybe they had the engineers laying fiber as well?

And so, the Ginetta LMP3 debacle (which left a huge hole on the market for Onroak) keeps making more victims
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 01:15 (Ref:3745039)   #2073
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Here, there is some interesting information about the Riley


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Old 19 Jun 2017, 01:27 (Ref:3745043)   #2074
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BTW, congratulation to Gibson, the engines has proved to be durable and very fast.
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 07:26 (Ref:3745089)   #2075
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+1.....quite impressive considering the sweltering hot conditions
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Old 19 Jun 2017, 07:57 (Ref:3745099)   #2076
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Better reliability than Porsche and Toyota. IMO, Porsche and Toyota were pushing things hard, while the simple by comparison Gibson V8s were able to take advantage of developments made over the years to get a fairy high revving flat crank V8 to be reliable.

And the GK428 V8 shares it lineage with the ZB408 that was a disaster in the Panoz LMP07, though in all disclosure, that whole car was a disaster, with only the paddle shift system being recycled on the LMP1 roadster face lift in '02.
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BTW, congratulation to Gibson, the engines has proved to be durable and very fast.
I was going to say something similar. Must be a contender for racing engine of the year, if someone is handing out awards.
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Old 22 Jun 2017, 08:01 (Ref:3745965)   #2078
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Actually I was really skeptical about gibson/zytek engine. I thought that for lmp2 cars would fit better a 2.5-3.0 V6 turbo instead of a mid sized NA with basically the same figures of a street 458 speciale engine. But anyway, the engine made his work
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