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Old 15 Jun 2015, 18:31 (Ref:3550834)   #16
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 18:36 (Ref:3550836)   #17
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I hear people talking about a new Porsche V8 twin turbo to take on Fords new challange .

Any truth in the rumour ?
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 19:59 (Ref:3550867)   #18
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Will always be GT2 in my heart..I do wonder if the people who thought up GT Premium were drunk again. Hopefully in 2020 we can move onto calling the class Le Mans Passenger Car.
So... LMPC then?
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 19:59 (Ref:3550868)   #19
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I hear people talking about a new Porsche V8 twin turbo to take on Fords new challange .

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Highly doubtful. Sub 5% if had to guess.
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 20:31 (Ref:3550878)   #20
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I hear people talking about a new Porsche V8 twin turbo to take on Fords new challange .

Any truth in the rumour ?
There's an article floating around on a few automotive sites, not sure how legit a claim it is though

Edit: This one I think
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 21:08 (Ref:3550887)   #21
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Also wonder if the new 2016 GTE rules will lure McLaren to the class?
Eurosport's commentators during LM were pretty convinced we'd be seeing McLaren in GTE next year, or in '17. So it probably won't happen...
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What about Chevy's secret new car again Ford? A rear engine corvette: Project Zora...



Well anyway, if this turn GTE or whatever it's going to be back into something like GT1, then I'm all for it.
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 21:39 (Ref:3550910)   #23
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This year's LM race and results shows imo we can get rid of GTE/P-Pro and Am and merge them back into one class.

Am drivers that want to compete in their own class can go P2 (which is becoming more restrictive and cheaper to run from 2017 onwards anyway) or go GT3 (and focus on getting skilled at Spa and the Nurburgring before coming back to Le Mans).

The new models will make the merge almost impossible for next year but it could be done in 2017 without too much difficulty (as that is also the year the new P2 rules come into force).
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 22:15 (Ref:3550926)   #24
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Is Aston going to redesign the Vantage for these rules? Last comments we heard, they said the new cars would be very aggressive. Wonder if that includes them.
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This year's LM race and results shows imo we can get rid of GTE/P-Pro and Am and merge them back into one class.

Am drivers that want to compete in their own class can go P2 (which is becoming more restrictive and cheaper to run from 2017 onwards anyway) or go GT3 (and focus on getting skilled at Spa and the Nurburgring before coming back to Le Mans).

The new models will make the merge almost impossible for next year but it could be done in 2017 without too much difficulty (as that is also the year the new P2 rules come into force).
This would be great. To keep the gentlemen happier, they could award a cup prize for the best, but only for the best finisher inside the GTP class (at Le Mans and maybe in WEC as an award after the season). I just don't care about GT Am.
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Old 15 Jun 2015, 22:41 (Ref:3550934)   #26
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I looked at the downloaded presentation but because I cant read french I am not sure about what is allowed in the 'modification boxes' shown. Until we see a complete set of regs it is hard to see much change from the current regulations and areas that can be improved. The sliding scale for weight is a good thing but still a very small window which essentially writes a rule around what is currently happening. I would like to see them open the engine restrictor sizes a bit more though.
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I looked at the downloaded presentation but because I cant read french
Google translated pages 3 and 5, pretty superficial pointers:

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After the convergence project unfinished GT => advisability of developing the regulations
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This year's LM race and results shows imo we can get rid of GTE/P-Pro and Am and merge them back into one class.

Am drivers that want to compete in their own class can go P2 (which is becoming more restrictive and cheaper to run from 2017 onwards anyway) or go GT3 (and focus on getting skilled at Spa and the Nurburgring before coming back to Le Mans).

The new models will make the merge almost impossible for next year but it could be done in 2017 without too much difficulty (as that is also the year the new P2 rules come into force).
Check out pg. #12 (ancienne=old / nouvelle=new) http://www.24h-lemans.com/wpphpFichi...n-11juin15.pdf






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This year's LM race and results shows imo we can get rid of GTE/P-Pro and Am and merge them back into one class.
I disagree with this. Some of those AM entries(many)wouldn't be there without the AM drivers.

Who is going to fill those slots? There aren't enough pro entries to take them all up. Just as a point, there were no additional GTE-Pro entries. Three additional GTE-AM entries besides the Riley Viper, and two LMP2 entries made up the reserves list.

So. If all the GTE-AM cars were to become LMP2, we'd have had 36 P2 cars on track this year.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 01:58 (Ref:3550980)   #30
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Personally I like the split between Pro and Am.

But the rational for merging the class is that amateurs don't need a class of their own...aka not everyone needs to take a trophy home. Some have suggested having a cup for the top amateur driven car, but then that's not much different than what we have now.

At the end of the day, the Am class isn't taking entries away from the Pro class, so I don't see what the big deal is if they are split.
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