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Old 18 Aug 2018, 14:37 (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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Old 21 Aug 2018, 01:53 (Ref:3845101)   #3332
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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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Old 21 Aug 2018, 02:57 (Ref:3845105)   #3333
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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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Old 21 Aug 2018, 17:55 (Ref:3845240)   #3335
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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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Old 22 Aug 2018, 15:48 (Ref:3845392)   #3337
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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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Gdrive looking at making their own dpi for 2020

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/1...programme.html

Dsc points to the irony of a Russian backed entry potentially entering in a us presidential race year.

The car would be the Gibson P1 rebadged.
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The car would be the Gibson P1 rebadged.
WHOA! That is out of left field. Seems like this would aim at ACO realm instead, but things aren't really normal these days, so this makes sense I guess.
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"All LMP2 cars gain 10kg of minimum weight, along with a reduction in maximum RPMs compared to this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona"

Question: Does this mean the Gibson based LMP2 class will probably lap Daytona in 2019 at the pace of the 2014-2016 LMP2 configuration cars now?
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Old 22 Dec 2018, 12:18 (Ref:3871964)   #3341
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"All LMP2 cars gain 10kg of minimum weight, along with a reduction in maximum RPMs compared to this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona"

Question: Does this mean the Gibson based LMP2 class will probably lap Daytona in 2019 at the pace of the 2014-2016 LMP2 configuration cars now?
Not likely at Daytona, at least. 10kg is very little in the big picture, and they'd have to restrict the revs rather significantly to overcome the reduced drag of the narrower body.
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I'm guessing the much better tires will help that.
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Not likely at Daytona, at least. 10kg is very little in the big picture, and they'd have to restrict the revs rather significantly to overcome the reduced drag of the narrower body.
yes, i see the changes to LMP2's as meant to slightly slow acceleration and slightly reduce the top speed on the banking. Small measures but that may be the difference needed to get the DPi cars past them on the straights. And thus far, these changes will only be for Daytona. They may be more, or less, restricted once the rest of the season begins.
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"All LMP2 cars gain 10kg of minimum weight, along with a reduction in maximum RPMs compared to this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona"

Question: Does this mean the Gibson based LMP2 class will probably lap Daytona in 2019 at the pace of the 2014-2016 LMP2 configuration cars now?
as far I know, WEC lmp2 redline is @9200rpm.
Considering that gibson is a mid-sized NA high-rev engine with max power reached close to revlimiter, drop down to 8200rpm it means a considerable power loss. If you ask me 550hp is now max power.
Nissan old gen lmp2 output was about 500-520hp.

It's symbolical....
no more ACO lmp2 leading IMSA DPi....
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no more ACO lmp2 leading IMSA DPi....
it's class warfare!

Daytona always gets its own set of regs to account for the banking. Also, nobody wants to see too much slow traffic as the fastest cars reach the end of the oval and try to weave their way into the infield. That corner is reserved for intra-class contact.
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