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Old 10 Aug 2019, 15:43 (Ref:3922192)   #14
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one five five should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
IGTC has been around for a few years and the B12 hasn't had these sorts of rules forced upon it....why does it have to fall in line with the others in 2020?

Originally Posted by Anyopenroad View Post
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.
So they don't want teams spending money on pit gear..... but they seem OK with GT3 costs spiralling year on year when it comes to the actual cars?
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