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Old 13 Dec 2019, 13:58 (Ref:3946516)   #346
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Oh I forgot, the other good thing from the regulations was that the spec-tires-for-LMP2 are not yet happening for ELMS next year. It's probably only for 2020 but even one season is better than nothing,
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Old 2 Feb 2020, 15:25 (Ref:3955288)   #347
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Old 11 Feb 2020, 13:36 (Ref:3956941)   #348
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The 2020 ELMS will have 40 cars full time, with 18 LMP2, 13 LMP3 and 9 GTE.


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The 2020 ELMS will have 40 cars full time, with 18 LMP2, 13 LMP3 and 9 GTE.


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Should be good, look forward to seeing the race at silverstone this year, well worth staying the extra day
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Old 12 Feb 2020, 12:00 (Ref:3957191)   #350
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Letís hope itís a good one, itís managed to keep going, not sure how much longer it will go on for
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Letís hope itís a good one, itís managed to keep going, not sure how much longer it will go on for
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Old 14 Feb 2020, 16:10 (Ref:3957620)   #352
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Itís just it might not have a place anymore, especially with Le Mans going Hypercar
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Old 15 Feb 2020, 01:58 (Ref:3957666)   #353
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Itís just it might not have a place anymore, especially with Le Mans going Hypercar


But LMP2/3 and GTE will still be around so I canít see any drastic change to the series in the near future. It does have a place for those who want to race in a Le Mans Series without the expense of trekking all over the globe to do it. I canít see that changing much either.
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Old 15 Feb 2020, 08:42 (Ref:3957688)   #354
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Next generation of LMP2 is already confirmed, so nothing changes as far as ELMS is concerned.

Extremely healthy grid. Healthy GTE grid too, which is nice. Traditionally that has struggled, but it's improving a bit. Downside is once again the lack of variety.
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Downside is once again the lack of variety.
I think that rather understates the problem*.

15/18 LMP2s are Orecas
10/13 LMP3s are Ligiers
7/9 GTEs are Ferraris

* Well, I think it's a problem. ACO don't.
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It's become almost one make which is a big pity
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I think that rather understates the problem*.

15/18 LMP2s are Orecas
10/13 LMP3s are Ligiers
7/9 GTEs are Ferraris

* Well, I think it's a problem. ACO don't.
You're not wrong, but LMP2 is the worst because the other cars cannot win. LMP3, Norma can (and do) beat Ligier. GTE, Porsche can beat Ferrari. So the variety at the front can change a bit.

LMP2 has nothing.
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* Well, I think it's a problem. ACO don't.
The entry fee doesn't come with a brand or varies with variety. An Oreca pays the same as a Ligier or a Dallara. So, if ACO would get 18 Orecas LMP2, 13 Ligiers LMP3 and 9 Ferrari GTE they would be celebrating out there the "booming" of their series in the very same way. ACO is a profitable organisation. They could marry the Devil himself if he had some money.

In my humble opinion, I just feel weird why there are so many competitors in this series if the interest in the motorsport community on it is so small.
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I enjoy it. I'll be at Barcelona and Monza as well as Silverstone. I'd just enjoy it more if there was greater variety.

That isn't just about the Oreca dominance. The four LMP2 makes are hard to tell apart at a glance. And they all sound exactly the same.

Watching prototypes go round a track is still awesome. I just think it could be a lot more awesome, was more awesome in the past and would be even more awesome if the ACO cared as much about quality as they do about quantity.
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In my humble opinion, I just feel weird why there are so many competitors in this series if the interest in the motorsport community on it is so small.
Because the motorsport community isn't the primary target for its income. The series has entries because teams can provide 'affordable' driving slots for amateur drivers who want to race but aren't good enough to get a seat purely on skill level.

This is why Pro-Am is here to stay. Creventic is the ultimate example of this - nobody watches it apart from a thousand or so hardcore fans. But it does well enough because Ams provide funding for the cars to be there.
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