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Old 28 Jun 2018, 16:03 (Ref:3833471)   #31
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I see that Rubens Barrichello is having a ride with Strakka.
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Old 29 Jun 2018, 07:16 (Ref:3833546)   #32
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I see that Rubens Barrichello is having a ride with Strakka.
Nice one!!
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Old 30 Jun 2018, 22:07 (Ref:3833833)   #33
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Nice one!!

Nice for the media. I don't think he will bring much to the team. He has no previous GT3 experience.
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Old 30 Jun 2018, 22:17 (Ref:3833836)   #34
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Nice for the media. I don't think he will bring much to the team. He has no previous GT3 experience.
This is going to sound horrible and i dont feel comfortable saying it because Leventis has put alot into Sportscars & GT racing but Strakka, since moving to GT3 have never really performed. Even their pro cars seem to under perform.

So looking forward to the 24 hours though, i hope the weather will be great, fantastic support race package too.
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Old 1 Jul 2018, 05:29 (Ref:3833861)   #35
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This is going to sound horrible and i dont feel comfortable saying it because Leventis has put alot into Sportscars & GT racing but Strakka, since moving to GT3 have never really performed. Even their pro cars seem to under perform.
It was pretty fraught for Strakka when they were running McLarens, but things seem more settled now that they have Mercs
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Old 1 Jul 2018, 07:23 (Ref:3833871)   #36
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Single class endurance racing must be the worst idea ever.
Well fortunately the Spa 24 hours isn't single class
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Old 3 Jul 2018, 21:45 (Ref:3834481)   #37
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68 cars for the 24 hours😎
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Old 4 Jul 2018, 17:14 (Ref:3834659)   #38
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68 cars for the 24 hours😎
I'll be honest, I think that's too many. I think 10 less would help the racing.

But the number of cars, and the lineups show how important the race now is, there are some serious All Star lineups.

I'm still not convinced by the Nationale class, but at least it's more than 2 Porsches this year
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Old 5 Jul 2018, 10:23 (Ref:3834778)   #39
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Some quick and consistent times coming out of both the test day and the private WRT test organised for the following day - looks like more than 40 cars were within 2 secs of the fastest time over the two days!

I know that SRO are often criticised over the BOP that they use but looking at the times it appears that any of the PRO teams are in with a chance to win this year which, as a fan, is what I want to see. Close racing, with different manufacturers involved and no one team running away with it - IMHO that is what makes this series just so good to go and watch.

Hopefully the 'joker' pitstops might spice things up a little bit too - certainly worked well for Bentley at Paul Ricard.

68 cars into Eau Rouge on the first lap - there are not many better sights in Motorsport at the moment.
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Old 5 Jul 2018, 16:54 (Ref:3834847)   #40
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I'll be honest, I think that's too many. I think 10 less would help the racing.

But the number of cars, and the lineups show how important the race now is, there are some serious All Star lineups.

I'm still not convinced by the Nationale class, but at least it's more than 2 Porsches this year

The SPA 24 has shown to have heavy attrition in recent years. The pace is flat out all the way and I feel that this is an event where some teams just park the car if they don't feel it is in contention after a while once they encounter a string of problems. Because obviously you can't win without having a nearly perfect run mechanically anymore.

The sense of pride is still there to keep on going just to finish the race. However I think many of the GT3 teams also want to live to fight another day. I'm just saying that I don't think some of them go that extra mile just to finish the race like they used to in the past.
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Old 5 Jul 2018, 18:06 (Ref:3834863)   #41
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The SPA 24 has shown to have heavy attrition in recent years. The pace is flat out all the way and I feel that this is an event where some teams just park the car if they don't feel it is in contention after a while once they encounter a string of problems. Because obviously you can't win without having a nearly perfect run mechanically anymore.

The sense of pride is still there to keep on going just to finish the race. However I think many of the GT3 teams also want to live to fight another day. I'm just saying that I don't think some of them go that extra mile just to finish the race like they used to in the past.
I understand, but disagree. The event comes alive on the Sunday when there is more space on track. It was already an exercise in getting through traffic, this just increases that for little gain in my view
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Old 14 Jul 2018, 08:45 (Ref:3836619)   #42
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Hotel booked, Channel train booked and tickets have arrived!

Rather looking forward to this one - went in 2016 and had a ball.
Very different to LM but a great event. Access is very easy even on race day, although having SRO VIP tickets does help and gives a base to return to when (not if) it rains.

Hoping for a Bentley win this year - they have been close on a number of occasions but seem to have the ability to drop the ball at crucial moment - pit stop/yellow flag infringements leading to inopportune drive throughs.

Hope they get a clean run this time.
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Old 16 Jul 2018, 10:29 (Ref:3836909)   #43
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will be going this year too. what is the drivers parade like in town? any problems with parking in the city?
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Old 16 Jul 2018, 11:33 (Ref:3836915)   #44
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will be going this year too. what is the drivers parade like in town? any problems with parking in the city?
This year the Drivers' Parade is a little later in the day on Wednesday 25th July.

The cars will leave the Circuit at 18.00hrs and the Autograph Session in Spa city centre is scheduled from 19.00hrs until 20.00hrs.

The parade will return to the circuit at 21.30hrs.

Parking in Spa is not easy.....
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Old 17 Jul 2018, 08:44 (Ref:3837068)   #45
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I'll just leave this here: http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...-24-hours.html
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