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Sportscar racing this weekend: Petit or Fuji?


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Which race will you follow?

  1. The final ALMS race ever, Petit Le Mans 1000 Miles (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. FIA WEC 6 Hours of Fuji (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  3. Both (5 votes [45.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.45%

More interesting LMP1 battle this weekend?

  1. Single Rebellion against single Pickett Racing @ Petit (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. Two Audis against two Toyotas @ Fuji (7 votes [63.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.64%

  3. Both equally interesting / uninteresting (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

Petit will be part of the USCC next year, your opinion on that?

  1. I'm glad it will be part of the United Sports Car Championship as it is (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. I'm glad it will be part of the United Sports Car Championship but LMP1s should be allowed (1 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Meh, it should be a full FIA WEC race (4 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

  4. FIA WEC & USCC grids should be integrated somehow and run together there (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  5. It should be a stand-alone race and not part of any championship (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 SonnyViceR

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:41

So, it's both Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and Mount Fuji this weekend, foolishly scheduled to happen in one tight space. Which are you going to watch, or both? Only answer if you're planning to watch in the first place...

 

PLM will be live on FOX Sports 1 & 2 (mostly 2), Motors TV and alms.com streaming

Fuji will be live on Motors TV, Eurosport (a bit) and ACO's streaming services


Edited by SonnyViceR, 19 October 2013 - 09:58.


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#2 SonnyViceR

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:53

Added an extra question about the future of Petit.



#3 WhiteSGPlayer

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:07

Petit Le Fujimans!

 

Toyotas are looking great at Fuji, and look like they can take it to Audi. Rebellion have been showing Muscle Milk the way so far this weekend, and I hope they can keep it up.

 

The USCC I'm still divided on.



#4 Victor_RO

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:46

I'm alone at home, so I'll probably try to catch both... if not, the start of Petit and the end of Fuji. Fingers crossed for a Toyota win. As for USCC... I'm going to follow it next year without expecting anything.



#5 Risil

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:28

So Fuji's still underwater then? I don't understand why the FIA like to schedule in Japanese races for October...



#6 Myrvold

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 03:46

Uhm, why was the Petit based on laps this year?



#7 muramasa

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 04:58

So Fuji's still underwater then? I don't understand why the FIA like to schedule in Japanese races for October...

Nothing's wrong with october scheduling. Oct isnt particular rainy season in Japan as some data suggest. June is the worst followed by sept. Oct isnt a driest month, but 2nd half of october is one of the best seasons as fall rainy season is over by then.

 

If they can race sometime during Nov-April that's better in terms of avoiding rain, but from Nov-Feb it's just too cold, March too windy. So that leaves April and May. July and August isnt bad but very hot. All in all, late oct is actually one of the best options.

 

Problem is that in any season, when low pressure system passes by, it just continues to rain. Same as what happened at Suzuka in quali couple years ago as well as in race 1994.

 

atm low pressure system is passing by and cold front developing rapidly over Japan, so it's expected to continue to rain until nighttime.



#8 Afterburner

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:10

Worked the Petit Le Mans today and absolutely loved it. Awesome atmosphere there as always--nothing else compares.

We'll miss you, P1--come back to US racing soon!

#9 DanardiF1

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:23

Uhm, why was the Petit based on laps this year?

 

It was 1000kms OR 10 Hours, but seeing as to stretch the race into 10 hours you'd have to average a 62mph lap it was always going to be distance.

 

As for reasons... not a clue, but perhaps a budget thing like the Suzuka 1000km being cut to 700km a few years ago in SuperGT (it's since gone back to the original distance).


Edited by DanardiF1, 20 October 2013 - 05:25.


#10 Andrew Hope

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:42

Wow. I hope some heads roll over this one. Ridiculous.



#11 Nonesuch

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:48

Figured I'd watch the Fuji race, but I guess the joke is now on me. I mostly feel bad for the Japanese fans, who put up with such a rainy day to come watch the race live. As much as I liked to complain about the farcical Canadian F1 race a few years ago, at least the people there got to see some worthwhile racing in the end.

Edited by Nonesuch, 20 October 2013 - 06:54.


#12 muramasa

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 07:01

looking at radar, it looks like the last batch of strong rain is passing over Fuji right at this moment, and the rain will start to clear after 1700 local time, with no further rain cloud coming. How unlucky. Just very bad timing. Forecast for this evening and tomorrow is fine,



#13 SonnyViceR

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:32

It was 1000kms OR 10 Hours

 

1000 miles or 10 hours.