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Old 10 Feb 2019, 01:32 (Ref:3882879)   #1891
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Iím surprised ByKolles hasnít paid for something.
He says in the most dead pan ironic tone ever
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 08:28 (Ref:3882906)   #1892
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Colin Kolles has a long and well known story of insolvent backlog; nothing new actually.
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 08:32 (Ref:3882907)   #1893
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Might be more to it than that. I guess we'll have to wait for more details or they get a new engine. The latter sounds like it's nearly a done deal. I doubt the new one comes for free so where's the debate? Unsatisfied customer not paying for a subpar product or...?
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 08:37 (Ref:3882910)   #1894
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Mr Kolles has used that argument before, but it didn't stand up to scrutiny. He was unable to pay Dallara to develop his F1 chassis before, so Dallara stopped work. When he then resumed payments, he claimed that the Dallara chassis was terrible - in reality, it was 6 months behind everyone else, because he didn't pay them for 6 months. He then tried to blame the entire performance issues of his team on Dallara.

But since he couldn't develop his own chassis, and nobody else would sell him one because they knew they wouldn't get paid, he had to continue using the Dallara chassis for years. And it actually turned out quite good.

That is a summary of why so many people don't see ByKolles as the fun plucky underdogs that are always on the grid. A lot of people just don't like Colin Kolles.
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 10:39 (Ref:3882926)   #1895
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Some of you seem to be forgetting that although Good Doctor's dealings have been questionable in the past, it is after all pretty much the only private team on the grid that's been able to make every race they intended to after they entered COTA 2014. Even that one Asian raced after it seemed that the chassis was done for after massive fire. The exception was 2017 when thet only did couple of races however that was communicated to the ACO before the start of the season, so it was planned.

Anyway, seeing how Nissan has had zero effort and involvement in the "DPi" side for ESM and now CORE either, and the ACO killed them off from LMP2, I don't think they have their hearts in this very much either
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Nissans GT3 efforts have been somewhat scaled back as well.
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 11:55 (Ref:3882934)   #1897
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Some of you seem to be forgetting that although Good Doctor's dealings have been questionable in the past, it is after all pretty much the only private team on the grid that's been able to make every race they intended to after they entered COTA 2014.
Thatís fair. Although it wasnít forgotten, perhaps it hasnít been enough to offset the general overarching feeling.
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Bykolles is one big mystery...

Anyhow, if they do return to Le Mans with AER once again, and if Ginetta somehow also miraculously return with that powerplant in place of ditched Mechachrone, it will be quite a showroom for AER [to blow up]
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Anyhow, if they do return to Le Mans with AER once again, and if Ginetta somehow also miraculously return with that powerplant in place of ditched Mechachrone, it will be quite a showroom for AER [to blow up]
Well it isn't the 2.0L so it might not be a grenade. The rest of their lineup seems to actually function as a race engine
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 12:48 (Ref:3882942)   #1900
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Regardless of the politics I'm just gutted we wont see the car at Sebring

May not have been the fastest out there, but it bought variety, for as long as it lasted anyway...

Hopefully this is more of a genuine "hitch" and not another Ginetta.
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 16:57 (Ref:3882992)   #1901
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Anyhow, if they do return to Le Mans with AER once again, and if Ginetta somehow also miraculously return with that powerplant in place of ditched Mechachrone, it will be quite a showroom for AER [to blow up]
If we could only get the two Mazdas there, it would be a full party
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Old 10 Feb 2019, 18:14 (Ref:3883022)   #1902
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I said it before but there's another Nissan/Nismo engine, the VK56 that has been designated for the next lmp3 power plant. This engine is now part of endurance and has been used for the GTR GT1, V8 Supercars etc. I think especially with the new rules cutting back on the efficiency levels of today that engine would make a lot sense. I don't know what Nissan would say if asked to do it for lmp1 but it's probably a better bet with more support thanks to V8 SC and soon every lmp3.
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Old 14 Feb 2019, 19:25 (Ref:3884236)   #1904
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Anybody know the number of laps the Sebring WEC race is going to be? Maybe an estimated time too. This will effect strategy in LMP2 and GTE. They will have to track the laps completed by the LMP1 leader as they get towards the conclusion.
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I highly doubt they will be able to reach the distance prior to the (too narrow) 8 hour window.
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