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Old 13 Sep 2023, 09:05 (Ref:4176508)   #226
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Old 13 Sep 2023, 11:56 (Ref:4176522)   #227
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That's certainly an indication the prospect of a Toyota/Lexus entry is becoming more likely. Bad news for the Mercedes-AMG fleet.
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Old 15 Sep 2023, 14:15 (Ref:4176735)   #228
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There are going to be cars turned away if the cap stays at 36, but with 40 it is likely to include Aston and McLaren

https://www.dailysportscar.com/2023/...-together.html

Detailed analysis from DSC. United is linked to the McLaren effort.
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Old 15 Sep 2023, 16:16 (Ref:4176752)   #229
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Ferrari confirm AF Corse to run cars for Flohr and Mann

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Old 15 Sep 2023, 17:20 (Ref:4176756)   #230
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Ferrari confirm AF Corse to run cars for Flohr and Mann

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The point in here about manufacturers finding the best bronze drivers is interesting - but it's also a diminishing talent pool as anyone who sticks their head too far above the performance parapet gets upgraded to silver.

There could be some drivers coming out of retirement possibly and some creative interpretations of the rules - https://www.fia.com/sites/default/fi...07.11_jw_1.pdf
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Old 16 Sep 2023, 12:28 (Ref:4176840)   #231
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A really good piece here from DSC on the current GT3 hopes. Looks like the ACO is (thankfully) trying to get the grid sizes up to allow more people to enter.

Some good nuggets in here - including United Autosports being the frontrunners for a prospective McLaren GT3 entry.
Increasing the grid size is a no-brainer - finally the series is cracking under the 'GT3-high-demand-pressure'!

It still very much remains to be seen whether McLaren will be granted a (double) entry to begin with. As obvious as the United-McLaren ties are, when was the last time the team ran in GT3? And successful? Plus add in the very short preparation time before the 2024 season starts. To me, it doesn't have the ring of a slam dunk to it, especially not considering the fact the likes of Manthey and AF Corse are some of the competing factory reps.
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Old 17 Sep 2023, 01:42 (Ref:4176968)   #232
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I wonder why not 2 cars by manufacturer that is in Hypercar and 1 car for the rest?
This would be 2 Ferraris, 2 Lambos, 2 Porsches, 2 BMW, 2 Corvette, 2 Lexus and 1Aston, 1Ford, 1Honda, 1McLaren, 1Mercedes and 1 Audi.
This adds up to 18 LMGT3 and you could have all 12 brands.
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Old 17 Sep 2023, 07:35 (Ref:4177002)   #233
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I wonder why not 2 cars by manufacturer that is in Hypercar and 1 car for the rest?
This would be 2 Ferraris, 2 Lambos, 2 Porsches, 2 BMW, 2 Corvette, 2 Lexus and 1Aston, 1Ford, 1Honda, 1McLaren, 1Mercedes and 1 Audi.
This adds up to 18 LMGT3 and you could have all 12 brands.
That would be fine but i'm not sure all the makes necessarily want an entry at the moment. A few of the cars are knocking on a bit and are not as competitive, even with BOP. The NSX is a prime example?
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Old 17 Sep 2023, 11:11 (Ref:4177020)   #234
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Christian Ried owns 16 911 RSRs. There is no way he has done a deal with Ford to run one car.
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Old 18 Sep 2023, 14:02 (Ref:4177231)   #235
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Do we know yet when the announcement will be made? Perhaps its not even an entry list per sae. Just an announcement saying that such and such manufacturers will get to run WEC in 2024.
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Old 18 Sep 2023, 14:05 (Ref:4177232)   #236
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It all depends on the final number of Hypercar entries. Maybe WEC will confirm at the season finale?
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Old 18 Sep 2023, 15:48 (Ref:4177254)   #237
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So, all of them?
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Old 4 Oct 2023, 08:32 (Ref:4179570)   #238
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I never quite know where to put these driver rankings posts but a few key bronzes have just been bumped up to silver.

https://sportscar365.com/industry/mu...river-ratings/

Along with the departure of Keating next year. No Bovy and Al Harthy in the plum bronze seats for the new era.
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And the usual glut of sneaky silver no mores - Andrade, Sato, Simpson, Varrone, Gatting, Galael, Pera, Pierson, van Berlo just to spot a few that will leave their teams scrambling for someone to fill their silver seat.
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Here?

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I never quite know where to put these driver rankings posts but a few key bronzes have just been bumped up to silver.

https://sportscar365.com/industry/mu...river-ratings/

Along with the departure of Keating next year. No Bovy and Al Harthy in the plum bronze seats for the new era.
The downgrades are interesting too:

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But good news, Indycar finally gets a double champ to Platinum: "Scott McLaughlin,... Pato O’Ward, Alex Palou"
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How was Sarah Bovy bronze this year? I thought to be bronze you either had to be very new to any car racing (which she wasn't) or never have raced at all until you were over a certain age, which I don't think she'd yet have surpassed.

What is the requirements in GT AM - I know you have to have a bronze but do you also have to have a silver?
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What is the requirements in GT AM - I know you have to have a bronze but do you also have to have a silver?
You have to have a bronze, and a silver or a bronze. Third driver is free.
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Aston Martin firmly locked in to the GT3 ranks thanks to their re-born Hypercar project. Acura/Honda, McLaren, Mercedes (in alphabetic order) still on the outside looking in.
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And I would guess you have them listed in acceptance order there for outsiders
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How was Sarah Bovy bronze this year?
She got provisionally upgraded to silver around this time last year but they lobbied it and she got put back to bronze. But was always on borrowed time to be honest.
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Old 5 Oct 2023, 19:43 (Ref:4179860)   #248
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I wonder how the HoR/AMR announcement affects an Aston LMGT3 effort?


What are the chances that D'Station would have the chance to collaborate with Heart of Racing if they get the Aston entries?


Silly season is in full swing. lol
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What are the chances that D'Station would have the chance to collaborate with Heart of Racing if they get the Aston entries?


Silly season is in full swing. lol
Hmm Let me count my speculation now.

Lexus, Porsche, Ferrari, Chevrolet, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ford, BMW

So I predict those 8 manufacturers for 16 cars in WEC GT3. Effectively their criteria appears to be 1) Be a hypercar manufacturer or 2) Have had a factory GTE pro effort in the past 8 years.
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McLaren selects United for LMGT3. No great surprise.

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