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Old 3 Jun 2019, 11:48 (Ref:3907683)   #196
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Ben Keating has ruled out a WEC campaign but just might do ELMS instead. It would be good to have something other than Porsche and Ferrari in the class.



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That would be nice. Last time we had something other then a Porsche or Ferrari or even an Aston was the Marc VDS Z4 (correct me if I’m wrong)
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A nice bit of variety that is needed for the class
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 13:32 (Ref:3910128)   #198
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I guess in 2021 they will have to slow down everything here as well to make the classes universally comforming. And then, to not have Michelin Le Mans Cup embarrasingly being the fastest series of the weekend, do the same for that.

This will also have to be the series to follow in 2021, now that WEC and IMSA have both been turned into trash by bop. I don't like freeze spec and it makes mockery of the concept of "prototype", but even that is preferable to bop wrestling lottery.
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I guess in 2021 they will have to slow down everything here as well to make the classes universally comforming. And then, to not have Michelin Le Mans Cup embarrasingly being the fastest series of the weekend, do the same for that.

This will also have to be the series to follow in 2021, now that WEC and IMSA have both been turned into trash by bop. I don't like freeze spec and it makes mockery of the concept of "prototype", but even that is preferable to bop wrestling lottery.
Good point, I hadn't thought of the ramifications for ELMS P2 cars if they are slowing them in the WEC.
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Old 14 Jun 2019, 19:02 (Ref:3910195)   #200
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But then the LMP3s racing in the non-ACO series will probably end up 5-10 seconds faster than ACO P3s right?
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They'll end up with the MLC GT3 cars at GT4 speeds.

Just make Hypercar target 3:20. Problem solved.
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There are 41 entries for the 4 Hours of Barcelona: 18 in LMP2, 15 in LMP3, and8 in GTE.



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On the 20th day, sun will set at 9.20PM while race shall finish at 10.30, so there will be 70 minutes of post-sunset running. From what I understand from the 24h Series there are no awful night-for-day floodlight posts like at Bahrain or wherever, just some dimmer here and there as it should be
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There are 41 entries for the 4 Hours of Barcelona: 18 in LMP2, 15 in LMP3, and8 in GTE.



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That’s good to see. Shows how much more cost effective running a LMP2 car against an LMP1 IMHO
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That’s good to see. Shows how much more cost effective running a LMP2 car against an LMP1 IMHO
That doesn't even make sense considering you can't run P1 anywhere. Who knows what the nonhybrid market place could be if they
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That doesn't even make sense considering you can't run P1 anywhere. Who knows what the nonhybrid market place could be if they
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At the cost of p2 entries. Everyone would want to go for the win in their 'local' series and buy lmp1s and no one would be running a p2 because it'd be just like it is now with their lmp2's... lower level teams racing eachother instead of Toyotain the WEC. Why go there when I can run my lmp1 and get 'cheap' wins in ELMS or AsLMS? Then when they get their auto-entry to LM with their lmp1, they're still blown away by Toyota.
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That doesn't even make sense considering you can't run P1 anywhere. Who knows what the nonhybrid market place could be if they
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Who's going to buy them? I don't think the LMP1 privateers are anywhere near the operating costs of an LMP2, never mind the entry price. Just because they could doesn't mean they would. Tell a guy buying his ride in an LMP2 that you can go faster but it's 3 times the price and you've eliminated a large portion of your market. Otherwise they could run WEC events.
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The last ELMS LMP1 class had 2 full-time cars in it. Since going LMP2 only, it's hard to argue the series isn't fitter and healthier.

LMP1 downfall came with the push for hybrids. We had a healthy grid of LMP1s. The numbers dropped dramatically from there as hybrids were pushed aggressively and LMP1 privateers were neglected. If they had taken care of the LMP1 privateers then they'd still be here. It was made uneconomical to run in because the rules didn't keep up.
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LMP1 costs are as high as they are in part because it isn't feasible to sell customer cars in any number for one championship with an entry cap. Having their regulation changes not line up with LMP2 anymore has not helped either although ORECA has still managed to use one base car for 3 different sets of regulations spanning 7 years and counting, the Adess ran in both classes, and the Dallaras aren't that different.

But that's by design, LMP1 is now intended as a constructors championship like F1 for some god forsaken reason.
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LMP1 costs are as high as they are in part because it isn't feasible to sell customer cars in any number for one championship with an entry cap. Having their regulation changes not line up with LMP2 anymore has not helped either although ORECA has still managed to use one base car for 3 different sets of regulations spanning 7 years and counting, the Adess ran in both classes, and the Dallaras aren't that different.

But that's by design, LMP1 is now intended as a constructors championship like F1 for some god forsaken reason.
Which is why DPi works...
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