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Old 7 Apr 2021, 14:41 (Ref:4044963)   #31
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With a month and a half to go, we are at 22 entries, bearing in mind the capacity is 35. In an ideal world, we will get another 4-5 GT3 entries, and another 6-7 GT4s. But honestly, it doesn't feel too much like we will hit the 35 car capacity at the current rate.


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Only one 720s? Had over 10 at the end of last year.
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Old 7 Apr 2021, 14:51 (Ref:4044965)   #32
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Wasn't the suggestion that some teams who ran last year were planning on running on the continent again in 2021.

It might be that they change plans again and run in BGT instead, or at least some early rounds.
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Old 7 Apr 2021, 17:07 (Ref:4044982)   #33
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Silverstone saw the highest with 10- 3x 2 Seas, 2x Balfe, 2x Jenson, 3x Optimum

2 Seas have moved to Mercedes but havenít announced any programs, Balfe have said anything about their second car, Jenson are likely to do GTWC Europe or British GT, Optimum have only announced GT Open so far so we shall see

I do expect we will see more than one 720s in British GT this year
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Old 7 Apr 2021, 17:57 (Ref:4044989)   #34
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I know of one other Mclaren joining for a few rounds, not full season
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Old 8 Apr 2021, 10:29 (Ref:4045084)   #35
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I think the number of cars on the grid are reasonable given the current climate. Hopefully we will see a few more joining the grid at some races this year
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Only one 720s? Had over 10 at the end of last year.
Could it have been due to the live tv coverage and end of season feel?
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Its a very weird thing. When the original MP4-12C GT3 launced there were loads of cars for its first year and then they dropped off markedly for the second season. It appears we have the same with the 720s GT3, im curious as to why this is? We kinda saw the same with the latest gen Bentley too, i wonder if they are not easy for bronze drivers to drive or just too expensive? One of the big advantages of the Mclaren GT3 is that the chassis stands up very well to accident damage. Often we see the likes of Audi, Lambo, Porsche all needed new chassis after accidents but i remember reading from Mclaren that with the 650s GT3 they never needed to change a chassis because the carbon tub was very strong.
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Its a very weird thing. When the original MP4-12C GT3 launced there were loads of cars for its first year and then they dropped off markedly for the second season. It appears we have the same with the 720s GT3, im curious as to why this is? We kinda saw the same with the latest gen Bentley too, i wonder if they are not easy for bronze drivers to drive or just too expensive? One of the big advantages of the Mclaren GT3 is that the chassis stands up very well to accident damage. Often we see the likes of Audi, Lambo, Porsche all needed new chassis after accidents but i remember reading from Mclaren that with the 650s GT3 they never needed to change a chassis because the carbon tub was very strong.
That's an interesting point about the strength. A couple of years back a fairly decent owner of specialist cars apparently told a good friend of mine that compared to a Ferrari, the Mclaren 12c was like paper mache. He could not believe the difference in chassis and bodywork tolerance.
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I believe the Bentley was significantly more expensive than the others.
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I believe the Bentley was significantly more expensive than the others.
As is the Mclaren
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