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Old 21 Apr 2021, 12:41 (Ref:4047081)   #1
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Electric GT Racing is here

FIA have released the technical regulations for an all new fully electric GT series running at GT3 pace on full circuits.

https://www.fia.com/news/fia-announc...ic-gt-category
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Old 21 Apr 2021, 15:24 (Ref:4047114)   #2
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With no competition, just one battery supplier. That will advance the technology, not....
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Old 22 Apr 2021, 07:53 (Ref:4047229)   #3
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I don't think this is a fair criticism given these are to be based on GT3s, and GT3s are BoP'd. They are customer cars, not meant for progressing technology.
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I don't think this is a fair criticism given these are to be based on GT3s, and GT3s are BoP'd. They are customer cars, not meant for progressing technology.

I think you are very right.

The top tier of WEC should be where OEMs go to develop tech.

GT3 has never been about new tech and this is a continuation of that.

It’s not just the top tier of WEC that needs to move electric eventually... eventually every single motor car will need to go electric, or hydrogen. Or (hopefully!!) green fuel for a traditional combustion engine.

GT3, GT4 will need affordable approaches to that
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Old 22 Apr 2021, 18:12 (Ref:4047365)   #5
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I just only hope, this not become like that Tesla GT event failed so hard.
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Old 22 Apr 2021, 19:43 (Ref:4047380)   #6
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well they are all jumping on the fully electric band wagon, but not sure that is the right way to go, but time will tell.
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Old 22 Apr 2021, 21:59 (Ref:4047400)   #7
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I just only hope, this not become like that Tesla GT event failed so hard.
Well, I think the difference here is the FIA backing.

There remains a lot to be seen here, how interested manufacturers will be, whether they can really replicate GT3 racing, and if so for how long?

I think the key thing for me is how serious the racing will be with these things, love it or hate it Formula E produces some pretty compelling action. But the Jaguar SUV racing that ran as support was mind-numbingly boring, so there's really no telling yet.
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Old 24 Apr 2021, 08:53 (Ref:4047632)   #8
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With the spec of the cars as shown , at racing speeds they will only run for about 12 minutes before needing charging .
One factor of racing is to spend as little time as possible on the brakes , so I doubt regenerative braking will ad even 1 minute to the run time .

If the format is to be 20 or 25 minute races with only 1 recharge , [ a 6 hr race would mean 2 hrs in the pits charging up ], then between 12 to 16 minutes into the race there would probably be no cars on the track .
To do a recharge in 5 or 6 minutes would need a generator truck http://www.truckinchina.com/ISUZU-Em...d78980987.html
for each car .

So , although it ticks some boxes for the Greens , I cant see it being very exciting for the spectators or the teams who would have to spend well over £100,000 on a generator for each car .
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