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Old 21 Aug 2005, 16:30 (Ref:1387569)   #1
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ALMS Extends LMP Regulations

http://www.americanlemans.com/News/A...px?NewsID=1402

As was long rumored, the ALMS extended the current LMP900 and LMP675 cars as well as SRP's into 2006 with hybrids allowed to race into 2007. It will be interesting to see how this plays out in terms of new LMP entries for 2006 in the ALMS.

Unfortunately, no word on what the form of the old cars will run under; i.e. in current form (unrestricted) or as they are run in the LMES and Le Mans right now (smaller restrictors, 50 kgs of added weight, smaller rear wing)
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 16:48 (Ref:1387579)   #2
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Hope they keep the current formula, as far as we already see, for example in LMP2 the battles between the Hybrid Courages and the full LMP2 Spec Lolas are pretty close

I would love to see the Lister Hybrid or the full spec LMP1 Lister car next year when i go to Sebring...
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 16:55 (Ref:1387585)   #3
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What was suggested by IMSA to the ACO was that they run in restricted form, but less restricted than the current ACO regs (which aren't being applied here anyway). So the R8s would run faster than they did at Le Mans, but still slower than they are this year in the ALMS.

To be truthful, this is aimed only at Champion.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 17:03 (Ref:1387592)   #4
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As was long rumored, the ALMS extended the current LMP900 and LMP675 cars as well as SRP's into 2006 with hybrids allowed to race into 2007.
Good decision.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 17:29 (Ref:1387607)   #5
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Something had to be done for Champion, but I can't see this move attracting any new (old reg) cars, seeing as Creation/Zytek are building hybrids.

Will Dyson run their new Lolas?
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I understand why IMSA has done this, but I hope it doesn't deter teams from running new cars. After all, they ought not to be penalised for conforming to the existing ACO regs. I think IMSA will have to penalise old cars sufficiently that new cars don't get beaten more than occasionally by the Audis.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 17:58 (Ref:1387626)   #7
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I dont think this decision is right. Sure , it keeps Champion in the series but it probably scares away teams that might planned in buying an LMP1 like the upcoming Riley car.

Why would any team invest in a new car when Champion is still allowed to run the R8? This move seperates the ALMS another step from the european LMES/Le Mans racing.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 18:01 (Ref:1387627)   #8
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The only way for ALMS to survive, really.
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If the new reg cars are reliable they should have the beating of the R8.

If they are not reliable do they deserve to win.
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The only way for ALMS to survive, really.
I dont see that...its only in favour of one team...they dont get other old LMP900s back on track.
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Unfortunately, no word on what the form of the old cars will run under; i.e. in current form (unrestricted) or as they are run in the LMES and Le Mans right now (smaller restrictors, 50 kgs of added weight, smaller rear wing)
Help me, please. I'm not sure about the meaning of one of the paragraphs of this article.

This bulletin means that cars like the Audi R8, and the Lola EX257 and B2K/40, as well as cars like the factory Zytek and others running in European competition, will be allowed to run in the American Le Mans Series next year. IMSA, the sanctioning body of the ALMS, has mandated that the cars will run based on the ACO-specified configuration for 2005. Certain specific configurations are covered in various IMSA bulletins.

Doesn't that mean that the P900 and P675 will run in 2005 specifications ? +50 kg for P900, +45 kg for P675 and -5% for air restrictors dimensions ?
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I dont think this decision is right. Sure , it keeps Champion in the series but it probably scares away teams that might planned in buying an LMP1 like the upcoming Riley car.

Why would any team invest in a new car when Champion is still allowed to run the R8? This move seperates the ALMS another step from the european LMES/Le Mans racing.

I think this comment is pretty far off base. While it appears that the restrictions on the R8 will be less than it is for LMES this year.. one would suggest that there are many cars that are the match on pace of the R8 currently.

I think the prospect of having to run against the R9/R10 is more a deterent than a penalized R8. Besides, all potential entrants know full well that Champion could have a new car by mid year next year, and certainly there is the prospect that Audi could run the new car full year under Joest.

While I appreciate what Mr. Collins has stated above in that this is aimed at Champion... that may be the priority of the plan, but also it is aimed at attracting Jota, the Factory Zytek, the Dallaras...... who would have no other place to run.
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While I appreciate what Mr. Collins has stated above in that this is aimed at Champion... that may be the priority of the plan, but also it is aimed at attracting Jota, the Factory Zytek, the Dallaras...... who would have no other place to run.
Rollcentre Racing is switching to Radical LMP2s next year while Jota & the other Zyteks will be converted to LMP1-Hybrid at least.
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Old 21 Aug 2005, 18:16 (Ref:1387643)   #14
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I somehow missed that Laurent... the current LMPs would have to run in 2005 LMES/Le Mans configuration after all which is a good move IMO. That should mean Dyson would be best to run its new B06/10 AER's next year.
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