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Old 8 Jan 2018, 21:52 (Ref:3791457)   #91
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Ideally the speed trap would probably be slightly closer to the tri-oval, but that's pretty much as deep as you can put it without the trap times being warped by what line a car is using anyways.
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Old 9 Jan 2018, 09:48 (Ref:3791512)   #92
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Penske holding back about 1/2 second(my educated guess) but that still puts them down 1/2 second.(Honda needs a little more boost lower in rev range or less weight)

At Daytona the LMP2 and Turbo Engine DPi needs to be about .1-.15 faster than Caddy DPi in qual to have a chance in the race because in race trim and traffic the Caddy is going to be a beast.
Honestly how can you improve so much lmp2 performances?
oreca 07 didn't get any development/updates and ligier and dallara (riley/multimatic is a joke) got waiver just to achieve, at best, the same oreca level.
To me is quite unlikely that lmp2 can do better than mid-high 1.36.
The only help can come from bop if IMSA decides to cut 30kg, making 900kg the min. weight for lmp2 and give extra ballast do cadillacs.
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Old 9 Jan 2018, 11:34 (Ref:3791525)   #93
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Better hope the Caddy isn't sand bagging, lol.
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Old 9 Jan 2018, 13:12 (Ref:3791539)   #94
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Even if they aren’t the torque advantage is going help them immensely
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Honestly how can you improve so much lmp2 performances?
oreca 07 didn't get any development/updates and ligier and dallara (riley/multimatic is a joke) got waiver just to achieve, at best, the same oreca level.
To me is quite unlikely that lmp2 can do better than mid-high 1.36.
The only help can come from bop if IMSA decides to cut 30kg, making 900kg the min. weight for lmp2 and give extra ballast do cadillacs.
Tires and setup. Understanding of the car will give you more time. Tires don't seem to be on the table for improving so the setup is left. But that's somewhat limited as well with the specific wing angles etc.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 13:02 (Ref:3792023)   #96
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If there is no rain for the 24 race itself. I think we could be in a for a run with few safety car periods. No LMPC cars certainly helps. It seemed that those machines would stall easily. Where as DPI, GTLM, and GTD. If a car spins or gets in trouble they can get back to the pits. With that and the intense pace that the leaders will set, there could be a decent attrition rate in prototype and GTD especially. We got a 50 car grid to start and it could finish with under 34 cars maybe just due to mechanical attrition.

Everybody praises the reliability of the cars now which is true, but lets test them when they don't get a break from having safety cars every hour.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 13:34 (Ref:3792032)   #97
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If there is no rain for the 24 race itself. I think we could be in a for a run with few safety car periods. No LMPC cars certainly helps. It seemed that those machines would stall easily. Where as DPI, GTLM, and GTD. If a car spins or gets in trouble they can get back to the pits. With that and the intense pace that the leaders will set, there could be a decent attrition rate in prototype and GTD especially. We got a 50 car grid to start and it could finish with under 34 cars maybe just due to mechanical attrition.

Everybody praises the reliability of the cars now which is true, but lets test them when they don't get a break from having safety cars every hour.
Interesting point about attrition increasing with fewer cautions. I'm not so sure we will see fewer cautions. I think we will continue to see a lot of cautions due to the pro drivers in Protos and GTLM taking a lot of chances to stay ahead (or with) the competition. There are so many competitive entries in protos that they will be fighting hard to get around lapped traffic and there are bound to be some coming togethers.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 18:00 (Ref:3792088)   #98
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IMSA released the pit and garage allocations based on Roar qualifying.

http://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/im...-for-rolex-24/

Penske chose not to have their 2 cars next to each other in case they need to come in at the same time.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 18:11 (Ref:3792090)   #99
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Some interesting choices for pit slots, yeah. CORE at the front is nice.

I did a couple of fun articles about what we learnt during the Roar. It's just testing, but it's worth speculating about.

http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...rn-prototypes/
http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...-24-learn-gts/
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 21:52 (Ref:3792153)   #100
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Some interesting choices for pit slots, yeah. CORE at the front is nice.

I did a couple of fun articles about what we learnt during the Roar. It's just testing, but it's worth speculating about.

http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...rn-prototypes/
http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...-24-learn-gts/

Nice articles, thanks for sharing them.

On the prototypes side, I think both Ligier and Nissan didn't get much improvement from the aero update. Who knows why, maybe they need to find a different setup yet, or the upgrade desn't help for Daytona, but it works on twisted tracks. Both kind of cars were a bit far from the top. Another mistery for the list of hiden truths.
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Old 11 Jan 2018, 22:08 (Ref:3792156)   #101
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Better hope the Caddy isn't sand bagging, lol.
That was cruel but funny.
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Old 12 Jan 2018, 01:40 (Ref:3792179)   #102
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Some interesting choices for pit slots, yeah. CORE at the front is nice.



I did a couple of fun articles about what we learnt during the Roar. It's just testing, but it's worth speculating about.



http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...rn-prototypes/

http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...-24-learn-gts/


Top work!
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Some interesting choices for pit slots, yeah. CORE at the front is nice.

I did a couple of fun articles about what we learnt during the Roar. It's just testing, but it's worth speculating about.

http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...rn-prototypes/
http://theracingline.net/2018/imsa/w...-24-learn-gts/
Thanks I enjoyed reading.
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Old 15 Jan 2018, 19:02 (Ref:3792977)   #104
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I think some "BoP" is still off in GTD. The Mercedes AMG is the slowest car on the banking in the class on the trap speeds. That is car is generally not known for being slow in straight light speed. I'm tired of IMSA hampering this car's performance!
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Old 17 Jan 2018, 20:03 (Ref:3793417)   #105
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Wow Af Corse..umm. I mean Risi now has added Davide Rigon to join Vilander, Pier Guidi, and Colado. Wow!
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