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Old 5 Oct 2016, 04:37 (Ref:3677400)   #4
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I would say the upside of owning non-Oreca, non-Onroak, is that you are more likely to receive the LM invite. Though perhaps not yet immediately next year as the grandfathering phase is still on and the field won't look quite as generic yet with the old warhorses there
I think that it’s real questionable as to how many of those old warhorses we will see at LM. The old cars are down a lot of horsepower, and can win only on reliability, not pace. The better ELMS teams — the ones that are likely to get LM invites — are very likely to switch to 2017-spec cars…

Not sure who will run a 2016-spec car in ELMS next year, but they’re kind of by definition a second-tier operation as they effectively aren’t racing for the overall win except under the very unusual circumstances.
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