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#151 Risil

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:00

There's a lot more uniformity in that calendar than a sports car series should aim for... IMO.

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#152 SonnyViceR

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:05

IMHO the ILMC 2011 calendar still remains as the best worldwide post-old-WSC schedule... classic sportscar events Sebring, LM and Petit along with three European events shared with LMS, plus one flyaway

Edited by SonnyViceR, 28 September 2012 - 12:07.


#153 ayali

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:26

2013 Calendar

14 April // 6 Hours of Silverstone
04 May // 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
22/23 June // 24 Heures du Mans
24 August // 6 Hours of Sao Paulo
22 September // 6 Hours of Austin (ALMS separately on Saturday)
20 October // 6 Hours of Fuji
10 November // 6 Hours of Shanghai
30 November // 6 Hours of Bahrain


Not too surprising but IMO very disappointing... mostly dull tracks again and no 12h events, plus that stupíd 2 month summer break is still there. I almost forgot that there even was a world championship this year after that ridiculous gap after LM... Wish they had gone to HTTT too.

Only really looking forward to Spa and Le Mans but that has nothing to do with the championship

Yes no 12h events is a shame
Austin could be interesting
Shame no Paul Ricard

#154 SonnyViceR

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 12:36

CotA race could've been more interesting if they managed to combine it with the ALMS (perhaps by one-off ditching LMPC and GTC), having two separate races on same weekend is just weird

I guess the only really good thing about this is that the late date of Silverstone allows you to do Sebring if you wish. Thank god they at least managed not to screw up that too

Edited by SonnyViceR, 28 September 2012 - 12:40.


#155 MadYarpen

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 10:14

Who would like such LMP1 regulations?
http://wtf1.co.uk/se...car-type-thing/

#156 BetaVersion

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 22:31

Who would like such LMP1 regulations?
http://wtf1.co.uk/se...car-type-thing/


not much difference between this car and the current ones, tbh

Personally, I would like Group C type of rules again, ie, much more freedom in designing. :cool:

#157 Option1

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 23:01

And today in Bahrain the Toyota decided it didn't want to play.;)

As for that Lamborghini thing, ahhh, no thanks! What is it with the recent fascination for designs concepts that look like they originate from the pen of a 12 year old who was bored in their maths class? :down:

Neil

Edited by Option1, 30 September 2012 - 08:55.


#158 BigCHrome

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:31

Ugh, I don't like that everything other than LM is a 6 hr race. There should be at least one 1000 mi race and some 8 hr races as well.

#159 midgrid

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:18

Reading the Bahrain report, it seems that several cars had problems with their numbers. What happened - seems like an amateurish problem for teams taking part in an international championship?

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#160 Woody3says

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 13:27

There were several cars with lighting problems, yes. The back to back with Sao Paulo was part of it. MWM had a great interview with the TP of ¿Rebellion? and he said they usually strip the car completely down and go over every bit of it in two weeks. They obviously couldn't do that between these races. Banging around in transport twice, two six hour races, one with mainly cool temps and the other a boiling pot.....electronics are very sensitive. Even almighty Audi has problems with headlights.

#161 tyrrellp346wheels

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 16:55

Lola has now ceased trading as a buyer couldn't be found. What will this mean for Rebellion Lotus, do they have enough spare parts to compete the season? And what about there cars for next season.

#162 TimRTC

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:04

Great win for Toyota. Best result of a busy morning of racing!

#163 SPBHM

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:04

so, Toyota wins in Japan? :)

#164 Victor_RO

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:20

so, Toyota wins in Japan? :)


I can hear the sound of money pouring into the coffers of TMG for the 2013 endurance racing budget after this one. :D