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#51 gm914

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 20:30

PM if you're in need. Should be following for the next couple of hours.

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#52 Watkins74

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 20:37

Does the Ganassi team have any kind of web sight where they give info on driver changes, etc. ?

As much as I hate to ask does their Grand-Am team have a Twitter account?

Thanks.

Go Juan....race clean and win this thing.

#53 Red17

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 20:45

Ah well, missed the start by 3 minutes, guess I can stil enjoy 23 hours and 56 minutes of racing. Good to have racing back on the northern hemisphere. Just a stone throw until the F1 tests.

#54 gm914

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 20:48

Watkins I would say check out @CGRTeams or @TCGRTeams

#55 gm914

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 21:14

Problems for the defending champs. Broken tie-rod on the #60 with AJ at the wheel.

#56 jonpollak

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 22:36

Just stopping @ pub...
Sorry bout that 20 curse at the start....
We're all good now..
Jp

Edit: dead in here huh....
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 26 January 2013 - 22:47.


#57 gm914

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 23:34

dead in here huh....
Jp

Quieter than a Ganassi BoP appeal.

#58 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 00:29

So both Mazda6's are out with cylinder issues. The issue was the engines have cylinders.
Wankels.

#59 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:01

After 200 laps, Ganassi has led 150 so far, the #01 accounting for 136 of them.
Safe to say the sandbags are now in the back of the garage.

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#60 MattPete

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:20

I'm still not thrilled with the Daytona Prototypes, but they do look a lot better than they did in the past (and that's not saying much).

#61 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:21

Pit lane speeding penalty for Hand in the 02

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 27 January 2013 - 03:22.


#62 Myrvold

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:32

This is the first time in a long long while I've heard american commentators talking about Montoya for a long time, entirely positive!

#63 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:32

Monyoya is pushing hard to take the lead.

#64 halifaxf1fan

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:35

Nice move around the outside to take first place. JPM wasn't going to be denied!

Edited by halifaxf1fan, 27 January 2013 - 03:42.


#65 Scorg

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:01

Fireworks, trackside, while the drivers are racing?? are they mad?!?
And photogs are banned from using their flashes at night, yet they do that :o

#66 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:01

OK for those who missed it, a special appearance by Kimi in the SPEED TV booth.

:lol:
(Only the first minute if you dont want to sit through the whole Hinch interview)

Edited by gm914, 27 January 2013 - 04:40.


#67 SKL

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:18

That was pretty good- unfortunately that's the closest Varsha will get to F1 this year...

I like Hinch- great guy for Indycar.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:34

So both Mazda6's are out with cylinder issues. The issue was the engines have cylinders.
Wankels.

All three with cylinder issues? Yea, those wankels should've used rotaries.

What was with that penalty for the #01? Ran over their pit equipment?

#69 Henri Greuter

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:14

I'm still not thrilled with the Daytona Prototypes, but they do look a lot better than they did in the past (and that's not saying much).




Seen from aside they are actually not bad all anymore but seen from front the are still somewhat weird.
But I agree, compared with the first generation their looks have improved massively.
Bow with smaller turbocharged engines being allowed as well instead of atmo big blocks only....

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#70 Peat

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:40

Ergh. Too many cautions in this race, for seemingly trivial recoveries.

How can people (MSR) make laps back if there is only 20mins of green at a time?

#71 dau

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:18

At least the cautions don't allow the 01 to just run away with it.

Ah, what a wonderful sunrise.

#72 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:42

Morning all... :wave:
Is this current Yellow for fog??
I can't see a thing!

Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 27 January 2013 - 12:44.


#73 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:44

All three with cylinder issues? Yea, those wankels should've used rotaries.

What was with that penalty for the #01? Ran over their pit equipment?

:up:

I think it was their own equipment- an air hose.
Been some questionable penalties.

Ok 4 hour nap, I'm back in it!! And there's fog...

#74 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:55

Is being a Geordie a prerequisite for commentating on RadioLeMans? :drunk:
Jp

#75 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 15:51

Is being a Geordie a prerequisite for commentating on RadioLeMans? :drunk:
Jp

'elps.

After all the troubles they've had, MSR #60 back on the lead lap. Go boys!

#76 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 16:14


"Justin is bangin' the 'eck out of it round 'ere like"
Jp

#77 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 16:39

Them Con. In. Enool tarrs.

Sea Bass through eh grass!

#78 kosmic33

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:02

How longs left?
Would it be worth making the effort to drive home to watch?

#79 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:13

How longs left?
Would it be worth making the effort to drive home to watch?

Just under 3:30h left.

Ambrose in the #60 now (currently P3), will be pulling a double stint, with AJ to finish.

Talk of Montoya doing the final stint too. Should be exciting.

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#80 discover23

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:17

Is looking good for the finish . 6 cars on the lead lap.
Pruett will hand the 01 to Montoya for the finish.


#81 OvDrone

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 17:37

Hunter-Reay looks like a sitting duck on the banking.

#82 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 18:46

Montoya is in the #Oh Juan.

#83 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:03

Does anyone think AJ can do it in the #60? They've been insanely quick all race and would like to see Shank win again, they're a great outfit.

#84 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:06

Does anyone think AJ can do it in the #60? They've been insanely quick all race and would like to see Shank win again, they're a great outfit.

I really hope so. Although I think they'll have to rely on a Montoya moment, or attrition, to beat Ganassi.

Juan not taking tires. Hmm.

#85 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:08

I really hope so. Although I think they'll have to rely on a Montoya moment, or attrition, to beat Ganassi.

Juan not taking tires. Hmm.


I really thought it was gonna be a Ganassi walkover, but Shank have done such a great job to come back from so many laps down that they have to go for the win no matter what now.

'Dinger is the perfect guy to have in the car for the last stint, a real balls-out guy and proved it last year with some incredible stints.

#86 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:10

It's interesting that the 01 Ganassi car's fastest lap is 8 tenths better than anything the 60 Shank car has mustered... the 60 must've just been insanely consistent rather than having the outright speed.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:22

I don't think AJ's going to be able to keep him back for an hour... :lol:

#88 discover23

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:25

Ganassi deserves it. They have not had the pace to win in the last couple of years and now they do so is about time they win the Rolex 24 again.

#89 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:26

He's on newer brakes but older tires.

#90 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:28

Ganassi deserves it. They have not had the pace to win in the last couple of years and now they do so is about time they win the Rolex 24 again.

Reminder: the #60 was at one point in 47th place.

Aaaand the #01 just walks away. Rediculous pace advantage.

Edited by gm914, 27 January 2013 - 19:31.


#91 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:30

OMG (as the kids say)
We had a real race there for a moment...NOW ANOTHER YELLOW!!!

p

#92 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:31

#Oh Juan.

oi vey ya killing me :lol:
Jp

#93 OvDrone

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:31

Exciting last hour here. Good stuff.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:35

Gonna be a thrilling last 60 minutes with both DP and GT classes.

😃

#95 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:40

Exciting last hour here. Good stuff.


Welcome OvDrone...
Hope to see you posting with us on other live races :up:
Jp

#96 gm914

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:44

Yeah hi OvDrone. :wave:

This is getting crazy good.

Bah! Penalty for Barbosa.

Edited by gm914, 27 January 2013 - 19:45.


#97 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:46

Barbosa was dicey at the start and then hung AJ out to dry unfairly... there was no attempt to give him space...

#98 DanardiF1

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:47

Shank have rolled the dice with AJ's off-road event and have fuelled him to the end...

#99 discover23

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:49

I thought they said no fuel went in AJ's car.

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#100 jonpollak

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 19:51

Love all the gaffs these Geordies make with the commentary..
Whatever they say... the opposite is what is actually happening.

Jp