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Old 18 Aug 2018, 13:37 (Ref:3844448)   #3331
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Sounds good enough to me. Having Ford join the DPi ranks after they bring down the curtain on their GT effort would be huge for IMSA. Especially with the 'renewed French friction'...
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Sounds good enough to me. Having Ford join the DPi ranks after they bring down the curtain on their GT effort would be huge for IMSA. Especially with the 'renewed French friction'...
I've been very busy lately so have surely missed some of the late-breaking news.

What is this of which you speak of Ford 'bringing down the curtain on their GT effort' and the 'renewed French friction'?
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I've been very busy lately so have surely missed some of the late-breaking news.

What is this of which you speak of Ford 'bringing down the curtain on their GT effort' and the 'renewed French friction'?
Believe they said they wouldn't continue the GTs after the current contract with CGR. I'm not sure the year but I think it's through 2020.

Think the renewed French hostility is just the usual DPi vs P2 balance. Some of that may be assuaged by the split classes, but there's still the ego of IMSA vs ACO in charge. I think the old ALMS and ACO partnership had gone the way of Dyson racing with the advent of the WEC. Think the best we'll see is the DPi idea continuing on ACO built chassis. And maybe a merger in the future with the rules but I'm not holding out hope for that any time soon.
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Believe they said they wouldn't continue the GTs after the current contract with CGR. I'm not sure the year but I think it's through 2020.

Think the renewed French hostility is just the usual DPi vs P2 balance. Some of that may be assuaged by the split classes, but there's still the ego of IMSA vs ACO in charge. I think the old ALMS and ACO partnership had gone the way of Dyson racing with the advent of the WEC. Think the best we'll see is the DPi idea continuing on ACO built chassis. And maybe a merger in the future with the rules but I'm not holding out hope for that any time soon.
Thanks. Sounds like the SOS. Ford DPi would be cool but I would hate to see the GT disappear. I think they are already 2/3 of the way to a DPi with their current GT design.
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It seems there's a certain slant in some media (funny that) towards Ford being gung ho about dpi. But the actual quotes are more of the same talk they have been saying since posed the dpi question. We shall see. There looks to be likelihood of the Nissan dpi continuing on though at least.
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It seems there's a certain slant in some media (funny that) towards Ford being gung ho about dpi. But the actual quotes are more of the same talk they have been saying since posed the dpi question. We shall see. There looks to be likelihood of the Nissan dpi continuing on though at least.
Or at the very least Onroak trying their absolute best to sell more of the kits and get multiple partners pitching in on the race fees. I'm not being critical of the effort at all, think it is in their best interest to push for more and sell more cars or at the very least spares. I think if we see United come to run IMSA again it would be a Nissan DPi program but it didn't feel like they are ready or willing for 2019.

Yeah, the Ford rumors seem to be the usual stretching a non-denial in to a we're working on it. I would not be surprised to see them roll out a Mustangish car after the GT program wraps up. But I'm not holding my breath waiting for it. Then again how long have we all said 'yeah, sure, they've said that before' to the mid engine Vette program. Well it looks like that is closer to a sad sad reality, without the rumble they're just another mid engine car, and at LM especially.
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JCDC-Jota exploring DPi option + more 'gossip' for Rolex:

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/0...-24-hours.html


Is that IMSA "Florida 36H + travel package" still available?
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