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Old 19 Feb 2024, 16:45 (Ref:4197322)   #76
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There are a few things that are...interesting.

The Proton Hypercar is the obvious one we've all spotted. Having an LMP2 and 3 GT3s over a Hypercar is an odd choice.

But the LMP2 winners from last year, Inter Europol, failed to get their second entry. So Proton have 5 entries (potentially 6), and the winning team has 1? United Autosports also have 4 entries. They get double the entries of the winning team in LMP2?

One of the UA entries should be a second Inter Europol entry. And the Proton Mustang should be swapped for the Proton Hypercar.
I was surprised that Kessel got booted too - 4th reserve means that they have little chance....
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 16:53 (Ref:4197323)   #77
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Really disappointed in this entry list. Not for the cars on it, but because we still have 4 months till the race and this got me too excited!
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 18:33 (Ref:4197333)   #78
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I feel its a bit hypocritical to say you can only have 2 cars from each brand racing in WEC but then at Le Mans you have 5 296 GT3s, 3 Mclarens, 3 Mustangs. Would it have killed them to allow Audi or Mercedes?

Rest of the entry list is great though.
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 19:30 (Ref:4197348)   #79
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I feel its a bit hypocritical to say you can only have 2 cars from each brand racing in WEC but then at Le Mans you have 5 296 GT3s, 3 Mclarens, 3 Mustangs. Would it have killed them to allow Audi or Mercedes?

Rest of the entry list is great though.
It would not. But the WEC-manufacturers would've (hypothetically) killed them if an Audi or Mercedes won Le Mans.
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 19:48 (Ref:4197355)   #80
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You'd think that with F1's cost-cap, Mercedes would pull a Ferrari and also want to do a WEC/LeMans program as well. Surely they can't still be afraid of their past history or whatever? I feel like with the engineering talent they have they could easily build a LeMans-winning car easily, just as Ferrari did.
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 21:14 (Ref:4197361)   #81
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That's quite the list, really looking forward to mid-June!


Anyone decided who they'd like to win (if anyone else does that)?
Out of all of them, I'd like to see the #3 Cadillac take the win.

A first win for Caddy would be great, plus I'm a big fan of Bourdais and Dixon - how great would it be for the Frenchman to finally take overall victory?
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Old 19 Feb 2024, 21:23 (Ref:4197362)   #82
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Disappointing that there are only 2 Porsches in LMGT3, especially when Pure Rxcing had 2 auto invites.

Ferrari with the most cars in LMGT3 too.


Didn't Christian Reid say he didn't want to race GT3 because of the extra driver aids compared to GTE?



Agreed. Would trade two Ferraris for Rexy tbh. Would also have preferred Kessel got the nod instead of any of those other Ferrari crews entered.
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Agreed. Would trade two Ferraris for Rexy tbh. Would also have preferred Kessel got the nod instead of any of those other Ferrari crews entered.
Not getting Rexy but wouldn't be surprised to see Spike appear instead
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Agreed. Would trade two Ferraris for Rexy tbh. Would also have preferred Kessel got the nod instead of any of those other Ferrari crews entered.
To be fair, JMW are long time loyal supporters. They deserve their entry.
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To be fair, JMW are long time loyal supporters. They deserve their entry.
Yes, I thought exactly the same as soon as I saw them there, I was pleased to see they made it.
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To be fair, JMW are long time loyal supporters. They deserve their entry.

Fair enough.



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Not getting Rexy but wouldn't be surprised to see Spike appear instead

Here's hoping!!
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