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#651 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 16:14

Bia says the 57 has been BOPed.
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#652 paulb

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 16:25

Daly running Super Trofeo.

#653 red stick

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 17:18

Bia says the 57 has been BOPed.
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:well:



#654 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 18:37

And we're off!



#655 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 18:41

Just finishing up dinner with the kids... back soon
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#656 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:12

Back in time to see the pass for the lead.
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#657 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:17

Hmm. The Penske Acuras have actually made (slight) contact...



#658 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:32

Good stint from Bia.
Up 3 spots before the driver change to Kat.
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#659 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:45

... and Bia's good work was just undone by Kat.


Edited by FLB, 04 August 2019 - 19:45.


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#660 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:52

Damn... she seems to do this almost every race now.
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#661 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 19:57

Montoya races (like a redacted word).



#662 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 20:22

Not a good race for the Big Moving Whales.



#663 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 20:49

ZoomZoom 🇯🇵

#664 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 21:18

Will that be a penalty for Tincknell?


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Posted 04 August 2019 - 21:22

Ahh no, I thought it would start at 0:00 CET, just managed to catch the last 6 minutes. Seems like I've missed a great race!

#666 Dan333SP

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 21:23

Hell of a final lap there... If it were F1, that'd be a clear penalty for blocking. TBD. 



#667 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 21:39

Mazda ...can’t stop them now.
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#668 Branislav

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 21:59

I didn't watch this, gotta catch highlights.



#669 jonpollak

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 22:22

You get free streaming where you are
Always a great show.
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#670 FLB

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Posted 04 August 2019 - 23:13

And no penalty for Tincknell  :up: John Doonan was literally bawling his eyes out at the end of the race.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:01

Mazda ...can’t stop them now.
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In a matter of weeks they've become more predictable winners than Merc in F1 lol....

#672 paulb

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:12

IMSA is kind of a best kept secret, unfortunately.

That turned out much closer than I thought.

Congrats too, to the winning GTD car. Told ya Robichon is a weapon.

PR1 Mathiasen takes LMP2 again.

Edited by paulb, 05 August 2019 - 01:13.


#673 red stick

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:14

Ford!

 

I haven't strictly been keeping up.  Two months or so ago it was an open question whether Mazda and Joest would part company.  Now?



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:38

It has to be said, the privateer teams and Cadillacs are really being left out in the cold. The Joesf/Penske domination makes me wonder whether the Juncos/JDC teams in particular are interested in returning for another year of running around at the back of the DPi field with a relatively uncompetitive car. I’m sure WTR and Action Express are going to be back, but the others, plus CORE’s Nissan? Makes you wonder. We may be at “peak DPi” right now.

#675 FLB

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:44

 

I haven't strictly been keeping up.  Two months or so ago it was an open question whether Mazda and Joest would part company.  Now?

There are two parts: Joest and Multimatic. John Doonan is publicly non-committal about the team that will run the cars next year, but he was quite complimentary of the Multimatic guys today. There have been some personel changes early this year (Ralf Jüttner going back to Germany, Leena Gade and Brad Kettler arriving on the engineering side, etc.), so I would expect much of the team to remain as it is now even if it's not under the Joest banner.



#676 paulb

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 01:49

It has to be said, the privateer teams and Cadillacs are really being left out in the cold. The Joesf/Penske domination makes me wonder whether the Juncos/JDC teams in particular are interested in returning for another year of running around at the back of the DPi field with a relatively uncompetitive car. I’m sure WTR and Action Express are going to be back, but the others, plus CORE’s Nissan? Makes you wonder. We may be at “peak DPi” right now.

I suspect they will keep tweaking the BoP to get the Caddies closer. The Nissan would be more competitive if not for their gentleman driver Jon Bennett. Colin Braun always has to drag that thing up from the back of the field.

With roll Mazda is on now, why would they make any changes?

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:40

You get free streaming where you are
Always a great show.
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Watching... But I don't like warnings for blocking, they just did that to Montoya.



#678 Branislav

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 09:48

And Tincknell blocked Cameron after he made mistake.

 

Stewards should let them race with no stupid warnings.



#679 paulb

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 11:40

Dan Binks of Corvette Racing continues his charity efforts, https://racer.com/20...t=recirc-latest 



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:46

Alice Powell to join Katherine Legge in the No.57 NSX for the Virginia IMSA race

http://www.michaelsh...-racing-at-vir/

 

Fresh from a W Series race win and third place championship finish at Brands Hatch...

 

“I am very excited to be joining Heinricher Racing and Meyer Shank Racing for the next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship,” said Powell. “This is such a successful and well-respected team. I am looking forward to working with them and settling into driving the Acura NSX GT3. It will be my first time racing in the States and only the second endurance race of my career, so I am very keen to experience VIR.”


Edited by Vielleicht, 13 August 2019 - 17:49.


#681 ezequiel

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Posted 13 August 2019 - 17:49

Yeah! I like it.



#682 jonpollak

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 00:24

#MeToo.
Welcome to the #ChubbyBees Ms. Powell.
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#683 paulb

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 01:24

That Michael Shank is an opportunistic dude.

#684 jonpollak

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 05:26

More POWA to him.
I think he’s a brilliant team principal. !!!!

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#685 Ben1445

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 09:19

Well I think I'll just have to watch IMSA at VIR then! Where can I get a No.57 flag? 



#686 jonpollak

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 15:08

No flags.. just 2 tee shirts

https://styledaesthe...nricher-racing/

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#687 red stick

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Posted 14 August 2019 - 18:46

But if you put a t-shirt on a pole . . .



#688 jonpollak

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Posted 15 August 2019 - 00:32

It should be dry by dinner time.

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#689 red stick

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 10:10

CORE officially pulling the plug.

 

https://racer.com/20...ntent=home-hero



#690 paulb

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 14:58

CORE officially pulling the plug.

https://racer.com/20...ntent=home-hero

This sucks. The car had race winning pace when Braun was driving. I hope they can (if they are even looking) find a faster driver than Bennett who brings money.

#691 red stick

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 15:13

Evidently the cars are for sale. Another crowd funding opportunity?  ;)

Edited by red stick, 17 August 2019 - 15:13.


#692 paulb

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Posted Yesterday, 12:44

IMSA Cracking Down on BoP Manipulation - https://sportscar365...p-manipulation/



#693 paulb

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Posted Today, 14:04

For you Indycar historians, note that Gabby Chaves is running TCR class Audi.



#694 paulb

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Posted Today, 14:18

VIR Broadcast Schedule (all times EDT)

 

Saturday, Aug 24

Porsche GT3 Cup Race 1 of 2 11:10 AM to 12:05 PM 11:10 AM to 12:05 PM IMSA.TV

WeatherTech Championship Qualifying 12:15 PM to 1:05 PM IMSA.TV

Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix 2:05 PM to 4:15 PM  IMSA.TV

Lamborghini Race 1 of 2 4:35 PM to 5:35  IMSA.TV

Prototype Challenge Round 5 5:45 PM to 7:40 PM  IMSA.TV

 

Sunday Aug 25

Porsche GT3 Cup Race 2 of 2 9:35 AM to 10:30 AM  IMSA.TV

Lamborghini Race 2 of 2 10:45 AM to 11:45 AM  IMSA.TV

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR (Restrictions Apply) 1:25 PM to 4:15 PM  IMSA.TV

Michelin GT Challenge at VIR 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM NBCSN

 

Full weekend schedule is at https://www.imsa.com/


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#695 jonpollak

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Posted Today, 16:32

Alice Powell putting in respectable times on her first outing in the #57.

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#696 paulb

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Posted Today, 19:16

Chad Reed is picking up the Trofeo thing.