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Old 26 Jan 2018, 06:32 (Ref:3795196)   #121
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There have been exceptions like factory PRO Aston Martin rejected for reserves in 2012 but yes you are right they won't be
That was after the AMR-One debacle in '11, don't forget. One might see it as the ACO punishing Aston for building such a **** car.
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Old 26 Jan 2018, 06:39 (Ref:3795198)   #122
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Anyway I'm glad Risi is co-entering with Keating's automatic entry as that means one less GTE as whole requesting entry and competing against potential LMP2 spots in the que
Have to say, although I too have a strong bias towards prototypes, I'm actually disappointed by that announcement. I love watching the single Risi entry in Pro taking on the multiple entries of the factories. I shall miss that.
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Old 26 Jan 2018, 07:08 (Ref:3795206)   #123
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That was after the AMR-One debacle in '11, don't forget. One might see it as the ACO punishing Aston for building such a **** car.
Well Victor, it might of been a dreadful car but it sounded good when it ran and probably added thousands to the gate and the ACO will have loved that, The reasons for the latter treatment of AM is unlikely to be related to that and after all the AM GT cars have a good record.
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Old 26 Jan 2018, 14:07 (Ref:3795273)   #124
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Have to say, although I too have a strong bias towards prototypes, I'm actually disappointed by that announcement. I love watching the single Risi entry in Pro taking on the multiple entries of the factories. I shall miss that.
I agree.
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Old 27 Jan 2018, 12:20 (Ref:3795406)   #125
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DSC has reported that there is the potential for a GTE-Pro entry from Risi still.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...ock-notes.html
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Old 27 Jan 2018, 13:25 (Ref:3795414)   #126
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DSC has reported that there is the potential for a GTE-Pro entry from Risi still.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...ock-notes.html
Cool, at least there's hope then.
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Old 27 Jan 2018, 15:06 (Ref:3795437)   #127
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I guess that really depends on Ferrari wanting 2 or 3 PRO cars...
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Old 27 Jan 2018, 15:30 (Ref:3795441)   #128
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I guess that really depends on Ferrari wanting 2 or 3 PRO cars...
A couple of years ago it was Risi vs the Ford hordes, so if there are going to be 4 Fords and 4 Porches they may well want some back up.
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Old 27 Jan 2018, 18:18 (Ref:3795482)   #129
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DSC has reported that there is the potential for a GTE-Pro entry from Risi still.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...ock-notes.html
Fantastic!!! I hope to see Risi in GTE Pro
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 16:21 (Ref:3796660)   #130
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I thought Lammers in the Nederland car was a done deal already, but maybe not.

Also due to run at Spa at least.

"I may still be quick for my age, but if after Le Mans a fast and young successor will be available, I will step back in the interest of the team and the results."

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Old 30 Jan 2018, 10:24 (Ref:3796831)   #131
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Alonso confirmed, according to Autosport

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...ut-with-toyota
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Alonso confirmed, according to Autosport

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...ut-with-toyota
Confirmed by McLaren too. https://www.mclaren.com/formula1/tea...m_campaign=WEC

Raises the question: which one of Toyota's drivers will step aside?

EDIT: https://twitter.com/Toyota_Hybrid/st...01312071995394 Davidson has been sidelined, Alonso to join Buemi and Nakajima in the #8.

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Old 30 Jan 2018, 11:49 (Ref:3796858)   #133
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Be really interesting to see how Alonso stacks up against Kaz and Buemi as ex F1 drivers.

There’ll be an assumption that Alonso will blow them out of the water, but I’m not so sure, at least not straight away.
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Be really interesting to see how Alonso stacks up against Kaz and Buemi as ex F1 drivers.

Thereíll be an assumption that Alonso will blow them out of the water, but Iím not so sure, at least not straight away.
I'd assume they would be very similar on pace.
After all, that would be best for Toyota and all 3 concerned - if they want to win
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Be really interesting to see how Alonso stacks up against Kaz and Buemi as ex F1 drivers.

Thereíll be an assumption that Alonso will blow them out of the water, but Iím not so sure, at least not straight away.
Do you mean from mainstream press? If so I would agree wholeheartedly. But I think everyone familiar with sportscars at least would be aware of the transition and adjustments, and the fact that even Alonso would not be up to speed immediately.

Equally importantly, they (we) would also know that Nakajima & Buemi are brilliant LMP drivers in their own right.
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