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Old 9 Jun 2017, 18:01 (Ref:3739735)   #76
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A prototype only race would, however, not be a bad idea... GT gets a couple of stand alones, so it would be only fair. Also having the P3s in the big show for one or two races would be a nice boon for them. Only downside might be the need for refuelling equipment.
With PLM being the sole endurance race I attend every year, I'm a little biased, but it's just fine the way it is
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Old 9 Jun 2017, 18:31 (Ref:3739746)   #77
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And I'll insist that PLM stay grouped like a proper multi-class endurance race, with it being 10 hr or 1,000 mile race.
This.

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Moving the Watkins Glen race wouldn't change much. In late July it's the 24 Hours of Spa.

I insist that Petit Le Mans should be split into a 6-hour DPi / P3 race and a 6-hour GT race.
That is an answer to a question no one is asking.

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A prototype only race would, however, not be a bad idea... GT gets a couple of stand alones, so it would be only fair. Also having the P3s in the big show for one or two races would be a nice boon for them. Only downside might be the need for refuelling equipment.
There is nothing wrong with the show as it is now. We've spent years *****ing about the PC class, finally are getting rid of them next year, and you want to bring it back? Why?
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Old 9 Jun 2017, 20:28 (Ref:3739779)   #79
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Wish we had thought of this year's ago. It would've been great to see 4 LMP900s and 3 LMP675s race each other for 6 hours.
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Old 9 Jun 2017, 20:45 (Ref:3739784)   #80
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Wish we had thought of this year's ago. It would've been great to see 4 LMP900s and 3 LMP675s race each other for 6 hours.
14 GTPs and 11 Lites, however....

Edit: I wasn' talking about PLM or one of the other NAEC rounds, just one or two of the regular rounds. Cutting a race or two from the GTD calender would probably not be unwelcome for what's supposed to be an amateur/budget class.

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14 GTPs and 11 Lites, however....

Edit: I wasn' talking about PLM or one of the other NAEC rounds, just one or two of the regular rounds. Cutting a race or two from the GTD calender would probably not be unwelcome for what's supposed to be an amateur/budget class.
Dually noted and on that note, have a P car only race at Lime Rock. It'd be nice to see those types of cars on that circuit again!
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Dually noted and on that note, have a P car only race at Lime Rock. It'd be nice to see those types of cars on that circuit again!
Or - with Honda hopefully joining the prototype ranks - go back to Mid Ohio for a prototype only race with or without Indycar.
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Or - with Honda hopefully joining the prototype ranks - go back to Mid Ohio for a prototype only race with or without Indycar.
Yes indeed. Love the thought of that!
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Dually noted and on that note, have a P car only race at Lime Rock. It'd be nice to see those types of cars on that circuit again!
I never understood why LRP wasn't just split 2 hour races. One for GTLM/GTD, the other for P/PC.
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That is an answer to a question no one is asking
I'm asking for more European entries.
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I'm asking for more European entries.
I don't see why splitting Petit Le Mans would bring more European entries over. Moving the Glen a little later might, but PLM is fine like it is.
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Dude somehow thinks lowering the race time by 4 hours will be exponentially cheaper, completely forgetting that the teams will still be at the tracks for the same amount of days. Same amount of hotel costs, food, etc.
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You'd maybe save a few grand on fuel and tyres, but that's about it. But longer races can allow you to run an additional pay driver too, which some teams use. Not sure if that's popular in IMSA, but it certainly is over in Europe.

I can't think of any major teams that run both Blancpain and IMSA, so I don't see why moving the Glen closer to Spa would be a problem. I do think it needs to be moved away from Le Mans a bit though. That would make it more of a possibility of attracting some European LMP2s. If that's what they want of course - if they don't want that then it doesn't matter.
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I really like the WGI race on the weekend it is. Independence Day weekend, so it gets a bit rowdy at the track re: fireworks and such.
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I betcha class color code changes with 3 of them instead of 4. I would like to see this: DPI at red (stands pat), GTLM at green (to match GTE Pro), GTD at blue (its available and they were blue in 2014/2015).
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