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Old 13 Aug 2019, 16:03 (Ref:3922584)   #526
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Robertson / Orudhev / Hanley for LNT Ginetta #5, Simpson / Smith / Dyson for #6 at Silverstone

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Old 13 Aug 2019, 17:06 (Ref:3922587)   #527
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It was obviously penned with great effort and time was taken over it. This explains the 27 hours between posts. Obviously that is longer than the allowed edit time on the forum.

It kind of reminds me of why the second series of Fawlty Towers took so long to write. Cleese wanted to make sure that everything was perfect to maximize the comic effect. Artists crave perfection.
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Old 13 Aug 2019, 17:12 (Ref:3922593)   #528
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Robertson / Orudhev / Hanley for LNT Ginetta #5, Simpson / Smith / Dyson for #6 at Silverstone

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...for-wec-return
Strong line ups! Good chances of getting a 3rd place finish in the LMP1 class.
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Old 13 Aug 2019, 17:29 (Ref:3922601)   #529
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Strong line ups! Good chances of getting a 3rd place finish in the LMP1 class.

Well... they won't need to struggle a lot to finish 4th at least
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Old 13 Aug 2019, 18:13 (Ref:3922603)   #530
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Robertson / Orudhev / Hanley for LNT Ginetta #5, Simpson / Smith / Dyson for #6 at Silverstone

https://www.autosport.com/wec/news/1...for-wec-return
Does that say something about the funding mechanism for the #6 car? Is it going to be a race by race kind of thing? Great to see Dyson and Smith back into a prototype for sure. Dyson has been doing a bit of everything lately, with a focus on TransAm, but also some off road trucks, iirc, and got in a nascar last week at MidOhio too. I'm sure the Ginette will offer a slightly different driving experience.....
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Old 13 Aug 2019, 19:21 (Ref:3922608)   #531
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Does that say something about the funding mechanism for the #6 car? Is it going to be a race by race kind of thing?
Both crews are for Silverstone only, AFAIK.
That doesn't mean either or both will change on a race-by-race basis, although possible.

So far, only the Silverstone crews have been announced, nothing else.
Apparently there is/was some interest in Ghiotto (fastest Ginetta during the test days) but he is unavailable at Silverstone because of F2 in Spa.
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Both crews are for Silverstone only, AFAIK.

That doesn't mean either or both will change on a race-by-race basis, although possible.



So far, only the Silverstone crews have been announced, nothing else.

Apparently there is/was some interest in Ghiotto (fastest Ginetta during the test days) but he is unavailable at Silverstone because of F2 in Spa.
Thanks, and just to be clear, I have no problem with switching drivers every round. It can be good for more drivers to provide feedback as they are developing the car.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 09:20 (Ref:3923370)   #533
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Did i dream that when Silverstone WEC was announced as being reduced to a 4 HR Race, that one positive was that there would be extra time for better support races ? I've just checked the Timetable and it's just a Porsche Race, followed by the WEC 4 HR .... Not sure who the "Fans" were that requested this format in the ACO Survey !!!

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Old 19 Aug 2019, 11:01 (Ref:3923377)   #534
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Did i dream that when Silverstone WEC was announced as being reduced to a 4 HR Race, that one positive was that there would be extra time for better support races ? I've just checked the Timetable and it's just a Porsche Race, followed by the WEC 4 HR .... Not sure who the "Fans" were that requested this format in the ACO Survey !!!

https://www.silverstone.co.uk/wp-con...-Timetable.pdf
That's just garbage. If I was going this year, based on that timetable I'd probably only do Saturday.

And Bahrain gets an 8 hour race, for the seventeen people that will turn up...
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It’s 4 hours to spite the fans, to be blunt. The polls keep saying Silverstone is popular. So they dropped it and the fans went crazy. So they brought it back but dropped the leave length.

It’s spite. Or stupidity. Either or.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 13:28 (Ref:3923388)   #536
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Itís 4 hours to spite the fans, to be blunt. The polls keep saying Silverstone is popular. So they dropped it and the fans went crazy. So they brought it back but dropped the leave length.

Itís spite. Or stupidity. Either or.
I was annoyed by them reducing the race length but I was still thinking of going on the Sunday but after seeing the timetable for Sunday I wonít be bothering
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 16:03 (Ref:3923399)   #537
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Well as i booked this up some time ago i will be there, arriving friday and staying at usual travel lodge. Lets hope a few others turn up and the weather is ok, see everyone in 10 days time
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 16:59 (Ref:3923407)   #538
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Genuine Question GT6, i know you're an avid Fan of Sportscars, as i am, but having booked further in advance than most, are you disappointed with just porsche cup alongside ELMS & WEC ? I mean no disrespect, i will also be there, but i feel after the initial hype around reducing to 4 Hrs & how this would free up time, that just having porsches is a real let down.
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Old 19 Aug 2019, 18:22 (Ref:3923419)   #539
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Did i dream that when Silverstone WEC was announced as being reduced to a 4 HR Race, that one positive was that there would be extra time for better support races ?
The race used to be 1200-1800, now itís 1200-1600. The timetable is otherwise unchanged as far as I can see.

I agree itís poor, but I donít understand why it has came as a surprise. The candidates for an extra support were Le Mans Cup, Masters Endurance and maybe GT Cup. We knew none of those were going to be there.

I think the weak field is a better reason not to go than the reduction in time. An extra two hours watching Toyota lap everyone isnít going to make the race any more enjoyable, either on TV or in person.
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The reason Silverstone was 'dropped' was because of the tracks' business, or lack thereof. There was talk about it even continuing to be raced on because their main money-maker, F1, was thinking about cancelling the round at Silverstone or at the least they were trying to get a better deal (Bernie steadily made/takes more money from them). This all escalated when talk of a London race for F1. Silverstone being dropped for that would basically put it out of business and there's no way the WEC and local GT/Touring Car series would fill in the hole that an F1 race not being there would leave. I'm assuming this is what the management at Silverstone were thinking of in their renegotiating of deals, probably including the WEC.
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