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Old 18 Oct 2010, 09:51 (Ref:2776513)   #31
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Roninho should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Originally Posted by helgi View Post
Well, now it's said that Audi, BMW and Mercedes are going to sell cars, not run them. Grand-Am boss said he welcomes exciting cars, not teams. The only reason to make that American series (from German side) is to make a new market for their silhouettes. They are going to make money on racing, not to spend. From this point of view it's getting clear, why they are working at DTM-style cars expansion and not Le Mans proto works entries.
As a standalone class during Grand-am weekends, or as part of grand-am current classes (with a changed rulebook)?

Whatever the class is going to be, it does make it a different business case for the manufacturers. And makes sense as well, basically expanding the formula for little costs (apart from the obvious b2b/vip things that i would spend some money on if i were them). It does raise the question if there would be enough teams with the $ to run the cars when the manufacturers are not going to fund the racing teams. That remains the problem for most series without manufacturer support.
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