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Old 28 Jan 2018, 04:33 (Ref:3795976)   #151
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They should slow the cars around 5 or more seconds.
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 13:52 (Ref:3796629)   #152
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 13:59 (Ref:3796631)   #153
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They should slow the cars around 5 or more seconds.
That would just mean straight-up replacing them with GT4 cars.
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 16:24 (Ref:3796662)   #154
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Perhaps they should make gt4 the new gt3, gt4 is a lesser clone of gt3 now anyway.

Make GT3 into GT2, and GTE into GT1
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 16:39 (Ref:3796665)   #155
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Perhaps they should make gt4 the new gt3, gt4 is a lesser clone of gt3 now anyway.

Make GT3 into GT2, and GTE into GT1
And when GT4 becomes too expensive?
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Old 29 Jan 2018, 16:53 (Ref:3796669)   #156
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And when GT4 becomes too expensive?
GT5. And when that's too expensive...turtles all the way down.
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Old 30 Jan 2018, 03:39 (Ref:3796773)   #157
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GT5. And when that's too expensive...turtles all the way down.
This seems to be the cycle...
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Old 30 Jan 2018, 12:34 (Ref:3796869)   #158
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I agree with just replacing the classes with the next class just renamed. GTEs are as fast as GT1s were just a few years ago, and GT3s are as fast as GT2s were just a few years ago.

As with LMP1, everything seems to go in a cycle.
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How about no rear wing?
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Old 31 Jan 2018, 01:26 (Ref:3797039)   #160
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Yeah, pretty much, GT4 is now alot more like grand-am gt and early gt3, then a entry-level class that your local doctor could take a spin in.
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Old 31 Jan 2018, 15:39 (Ref:3797198)   #161
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GT6 is the buzz that everyone is talking about. It'll be out in 2020 and some major cost cutting measures. Think, $600K for a 10 race season. Even though TCR is $500K per season today, it'll be $800K by 2020.
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Old 1 Feb 2018, 12:41 (Ref:3797451)   #162
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GT3 -> GTR (for Ratel)
GT4 -> GTS (for Stťphane)
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http://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/at...ction-efforts/

Now what is the best approach perhaps? I think IMSA almost needs to have a case by case system and decide of something is a "gentleman" driver or not. Ditch the formal silver driver rankings system?

I don't like the idea of having GTD for a race but not counting to the points. Just keep them out or keep them in. Maybe Watkins Glen can strip out GTD and then run DPI/GTLM on the short course. Maybe it could be a 4 hour race at that point? Maybe Laguna should drop GTD? Maybe Petit Le Mans can be just DPI/GTLM in the future since that track is smaller.
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Old 19 Mar 2018, 15:19 (Ref:3809138)   #164
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Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta are about the same length if you're talking about deleting the boot at WG.

Big problem is that if you get rid of GTD from the endurance races, you're going to shrink the field big time. Even for the sprint races the field will be significantly smaller.

I'd personally would like to know how much per hour it costs to run these cars, especially for paying drivers. Maybe on some weekends divide GTD from GTLM and Prototype and have their own shorter race on Saturday or Friday after the Sports Car Challenge races? IMO, it's always been a bit odd that the one dedicated pro-am class actually does the most hours worth or racing every season.
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Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta are about the same length if you're talking about deleting the boot at WG.

Big problem is that if you get rid of GTD from the endurance races, you're going to shrink the field big time. Even for the sprint races the field will be significantly smaller.

I'd personally would like to know how much per hour it costs to run these cars, especially for paying drivers. Maybe on some weekends divide GTD from GTLM and Prototype and have their own shorter race on Saturday or Friday after the Sports Car Challenge races? IMO, it's always been a bit odd that the one dedicated pro-am class actually does the most hours worth or racing every season.

Proto/GTLM alone is fine. I think the races in the past they have had have been good. Watkins Glen with those two classes and no boot could work.

The bigger issue being GTD though does need a look. I think the driver ratings structure needs a complete overhaul. That is priority number 1. Next priority after that is to reduce the overall miles that GTD runs in a year.

I can't imagine too many GTD teams will take up the Sebring November race. If you want end of the year extra credit racing I think SRO's Laguna 8 or Creventic's COTA 24 are better choices
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