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Old 13 Mar 2018, 22:57 (Ref:3807829)   #271
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 00:07 (Ref:3807839)   #272
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Lots of conjecture up there. We have no idea why they are not participating in the 30 hour test.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 03:11 (Ref:3807855)   #273
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Lots of conjecture up there. We have no idea why they are not participating in the 30 hour test.
Or if they actually are.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 09:32 (Ref:3807904)   #274
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They're testing at Aragon at the moment so things are still moving along.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 09:58 (Ref:3807905)   #275
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I would like to see Kubica drive for the team this season, especially as it looks unlikely he's gonna get a race in F1 this season
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 20:01 (Ref:3808038)   #276
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Lots of conjecture up there. We have no idea why they are not participating in the 30 hour test.
The only reasons I can think of are

A) Money
B) Over confidence
C) Their Mecachrome is still not full up to spec but rather the same "pre-production model" as indicated by Lowdon
D) Fear of some sort of public failure (???)

If it's A (from Manor's and/or sponsor side) then Ginetta themselves - who are loaded enough - should be throwing cash at them if they ever want to field more customers cars for Le Mans. You can't win this by playing poor (the AMR way)

If it's B... well... ... ...

I guess C could be sort of plausible if they know they can't get much (continuous) running out of the thing, but it gets pretty laughable from the campaign if haven't got the proper powerplant in the car by April already after this Ginetta project was announced millenia ago with so and so many targeted customers

Similar story with D, given some of the mechanical gremlins and whatever, which they might rather want to sort in private testing, but you're hardly going to get press coverage out of that meeting anyway, and in any case sooner or later the day will come when you will need to face the world
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 21:24 (Ref:3808060)   #277
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 23:12 (Ref:3808076)   #278
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I don't really see the point of signing up for a test if you know you're just going to grenade an engine with your current spec. That doesn't necessarily make it the "plan" to have a crap engine still in April, but until you're confident it's just throwing money down a hole.
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Old 14 Mar 2018, 23:37 (Ref:3808078)   #279
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It's not a very positive sign. You learn a hell of a lot you didn't expect to during these tests not to mention the priceless pit stop practice and creation of procedures. It's also very expensive though, these cars would probably cost an easy 30 euro/km to run excluding your fuel, tyres, crew and so on. Hopefully it's not a financial decision as that would be worrying for the future.

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Old 15 Mar 2018, 08:57 (Ref:3808118)   #280
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What is surprising the most with Manor is their pilot Line Up. We are in March, and only two pilots have been annouced. They had Jean-Eric Vergne as platinum last season and it looks like he will run with G-Drive this year in LMP2.
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What is surprising the most with Manor is their pilot Line Up. We are in March, and only two pilots have been annouced. They had Jean-Eric Vergne as platinum last season and it looks like he will run with G-Drive this year in LMP2.
Maybe, maybe not...

"It has been confirmed to DSC by Rusinov himself though that the final decision was reversed – and that the team is now being reconstituted – Vaxivierre is no longer likely to race in the #26, and it is quite possible that Vergne won’t either. Several other drivers have been considered for the vacant slot(s) and at least three were tested at the recent Dunlop tyre test at Motorland Aragon."

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Old 16 Mar 2018, 01:44 (Ref:3808268)   #282
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I don't really see the point of signing up for a test if you know you're just going to grenade an engine with your current spec. That doesn't necessarily make it the "plan" to have a crap engine still in April, but until you're confident it's just throwing money down a hole.
Agree (if that was the reasoning) however it mirrors badly on the whole Ginetta project if they and/or their related partners still haven't figured things out two months prior Le Mans, after all the touting they've had in the last year
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They have just completed 3 days testing at Aragon.

The block and heads of the LMP1 engine are shared with their normally aspirated GP3 engine and their turbo F2 engine, both of which have been testing (all 19 GP3 cars at Jerez, all 20 F2 cars at Paul Ricard).

The engine will be fine. Probably.
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Old 16 Mar 2018, 12:20 (Ref:3808322)   #284
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They have just completed 3 days testing at Aragon.

The block and heads of the LMP1 engine are shared with their normally aspirated GP3 engine and their turbo F2 engine, both of which have been testing (all 19 GP3 cars at Jerez, all 20 F2 cars at Paul Ricard).

The engine will be fine. Probably.
But then you have reports from Nyck De Vries that there were several teams with engine issues in f2
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The engine will be fine. Probably.
Well I have more confidence for it than I do for AER, but that's not saying much...
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