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Old 16 Jun 2015, 02:21 (Ref:3550985)   #31
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Some have suggested having a cup for the top amateur driven car, but then that's not much different than what we have now.
Rationale behind that is that it would be still the one and same class.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 09:22 (Ref:3551049)   #32
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A comment on one of the Radio Le Mans podcasts about some of the new GTE cars being further along in development than you might think has gotten me wondering. Obviously Ford have the car running, but who else has tires on tarmac? Fiorano seems as leaky as a colander so I think we'd have seen the 488GTB if they'd been testing it out in the open.

Also, how much more advanced is the Ford compared to the Aston? Surely the Vantage is getting a little long in the tooth, despite looking completely badass.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 09:35 (Ref:3551053)   #33
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Fiorano seems as leaky as a colander so I think we'd have seen the 488GTB if they'd been testing it out in the open.
Don't usually see snaps of anything testing at Fiorano and they could quite easily be testing components in 458 GT2 mules.

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Also, how much more advanced is the Ford compared to the Aston? Surely the Vantage is getting a little long in the tooth, despite looking completely badass.
Guessing the FGTLM would have about half the drag the aero brick Vantage does, that'll probably help.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 10:06 (Ref:3551064)   #34
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Don't usually see snaps of anything testing at Fiorano and they could quite easily be testing components in 458 GT2 mules.
Fair enough. I was thinking of those shots of a LaFerrari with a big ol' spoiler that were all over the internet a while back.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 10:41 (Ref:3551070)   #35
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One car in how many to see track time at Fiorano?
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 10:49 (Ref:3551071)   #36
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Yeah I see your point!
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 11:29 (Ref:3551082)   #37
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The AM class is needed I think. At the end of the day, Am's are the ones footing the bill during harder times, so their continuous presence is very important for the sport. There could however be a more distinctive line between PRO and AM. F ex only silver and bronze rated drivers in AM (one gold is currently allowed iirc), and only gold and platinum in PRO.

No leaked images of the 488? I only found some fan made renders.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 11:47 (Ref:3551088)   #38
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If we're going to have an Am class, then maybe a better idea would stop Pedro Lamy running around in a factory Aston Martin, for example.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 12:18 (Ref:3551099)   #39
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I think Am needs to be restricted to purely privateer teams with no works backing, makes a mockery of Am when there's factory cars leading the way.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 12:58 (Ref:3551116)   #40
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Agree with the last 2 posts. Even Proton runs in AM, which has for many years been more or less a Porsche factory team. Lots of cars currently running in AM should be in PRO.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 13:07 (Ref:3551120)   #41
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Like you have the "official Audi customer" in GT3.
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Old 16 Jun 2015, 14:11 (Ref:3551145)   #42
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I would love to see GT3 and GTE merge together. Unification would have so many plus points.
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3 second pole difference at Silverstone between Blancpain and WEC GTE. Lets just put both in like the old GT1/GT2 days.
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I would love to see GT3 and GTE merge together. Unification would have so many plus points.
But this:-



is what ACO is proposing - from their Powerpoint at Le Mans

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http://www.24h-lemans.com/wpphpFichi...n-11juin15.pdf

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is what ACO is proposing - from their Powerpoint at Le Mans

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So once there is a truly separate class with a differing speed for GTE or GTP, will GT3 be allowed to race at LeMans and in the WEC?
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