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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:06 (Ref:3959426)   #16
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Rebellion wanting to go as late as possible on the start. In the end managed to keep ahead over the first lap, so now it can make its lap pace count.

LMP2 and GT-Am as close as expected.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:25 (Ref:3959429)   #17
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Rebellion played that game in Shanghai too. The leader controls the start speed, and people assume the leader will just go. Toyota didn't fall for it that time but it does seem like it hampers the hybrid get away.

Interesting comments from Bart Hayden on Toyotas first stop being 10 seconds shorter. We've seen that before. Toyotas regular stops are shorter too with less fuel and not needing to start the engine, and being immune to the wheels spinning rule, so they get be super aggressive in stops.

Toyota are not out of this. The regulations on track are stacked in favour of Rebellion, but the pit stop regulations are stacked in favour of Toyota.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:40 (Ref:3959434)   #18
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not much of a 'race' up front. But lmp2 is good. So is GTE AM.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:44 (Ref:3959435)   #19
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Rebellion pits before both Toyota's. We'll see how fast they stop to determine what the gap is they'll have to recover on-track.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:49 (Ref:3959436)   #20
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not much of a 'race' up front. But lmp2 is good. So is GTE AM.
It'a funny that the rules are meant to make for good racing but it isn't. I imagine the Rebellion speed drop off will be larger than the Toyota. It should come back to them.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 17:53 (Ref:3959437)   #21
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It'a funny that the rules are meant to make for good racing but it isn't. I imagine the Rebellion speed drop off will be larger than the Toyota. It should come back to them.
That might be starting to happen now that they’ve got into the second stint on these tyres ???
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That might be starting to happen now that they’ve got into the second stint on these tyres ???
Seems to depending on traffic. Really bad lap for the Toyota that time around. The esses are super difficult to pass in, even as a hybrid.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 18:10 (Ref:3959443)   #23
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Yes, seems that couldn’t be further from the truth!
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The gap has now stablised. So I think we're at the point where the Toyotas are now going to slowly but surely close the gap over the remainder of the race.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 20:36 (Ref:3959456)   #25
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Well, as there's no special thread for the race, it's a good example that ACO and FIA managed to complete their mission transforming racing into exciting show. I mean, nobody makes a special thread anywhere to comment a TV show while it's on air. Everybody is just watching TV. Just watching colourful machines running round around. There's no need in pre-show articles. No need in those pre-race chats. Even BoP is not exciting anymore. I think ACO and FIA are very successful managers.
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Old 23 Feb 2020, 21:16 (Ref:3959460)   #26
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I am not sure why there is no race thread .... even though I am watching the race, I enjoy the commentary here, too ...... and in the U.S. only the first and last hours are televised , so .....

As far as it being "an exciting show" I don't buy it .... only endurance-racing die-hards are going to enjoy a race with very little door-to-door racing for six hours, I think.

Personally I am thrilled to see Rebellion actually having a chance for an overall victory .... in what is sadly their last season.

Pretty good coverage, IMO .... because online it is commercial-free. If this were televised, we'd be getting the usual three minutes of random shots, three minutes of commercials ....
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I had a couple of hours away. I’m surprised to see the 8 close enough it leads for a but when the Rebellion pits.

7 with a bit of smoke at the stops. Team say no problem.
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Lets be honest, we say this isn't close, but endurance racing has been pretty spread out for decades. Compared to say, a race in the 90s, this is close. Not saying it's good, but it's not that the most dominant display in the world.

Not a great race but better than nothing.

Enjoying the WEC commentary team today. Been good.
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Lets be honest, we say this isn't close, but endurance racing has been pretty spread out for decades. Compared to say, a race in the 90s, this is close. Not saying it's good, but it's not that the most dominant display in the world.

Not a great race but better than nothing.

Enjoying the WEC commentary team today. Been good.
I am and endurance-racing fan, so for me to see two cars within 30 seconds, it is pretty close ... and with Toyota having the fuel economy edge, this is positively a nail-biter.

I think much of the TV audience for motorsports might prefer more "action" .... but there have actually been some really good battle s so far.

I surely am, not complaining. I love this stuff.


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