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Old 9 Aug 2019, 18:07 (Ref:3922107)   #13
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Anyopenroad should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridAnyopenroad should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Originally Posted by bludvl_x19 View Post
Might as well set a minimum lap time as well, so that you can't buy your way to the front with a better car or driver.
BOP and driver ratings take care of that.

These are the exact same rules SRO uses in Blancpain. They were also in force for the Laguna Seca 8 Hours.

I get the minimum pits stops. It stops teams investing hundreds of thousands of [currency] in fancy gear to speed up refueling. This is in keeping with SRO's strong and correct policy of managing costs for the customers on whom their business depends. VLN/N24 does the same thing for the same reason.

It's the stint length stuff which sucks because stint and pitstop strategy is such a core part of endurance racing. They do it (and the FCY->SC idiocy) simply to ensure that the field stays bunched and they can spend the next year after the race posting clips of amazing last-10 min battles and boasting about how exciting the racing is, even it's almost entirely fake.
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