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#1 jonpollak

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 23:10

Practice starts Friday.
Who’s in ?
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#2 Vielleicht

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 23:26

Genuinely, if you're not watching the Daytona 24 this year by choice what on earth are you doing? This is a field of drivers you do not want to miss.



#3 DRSwing

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 23:32

Practice starts Friday.
Who’s in ?
Jp


Me!

The proposal in action :D https://twitter.com/...1837990912?s=21

Looks like it’s going to be a fun ride.

Will there be any live broadcast for the Roar?

#4 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 00:17

I will do what I can on Saturday. Its only $15 if you don’t already have a ticket for the 24, then its free. Well done IMSA!



#5 ANF

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 00:30

Genuinely, if you're not watching the Daytona 24 this year by choice what on earth are you doing? This is a field of drivers you do not want to miss.

The provisional entry list: Filipe Albuquerque, AJ Allmendinger, Fernando Alonso Diaz, Bill Auberlen, Gabriel Aubry, Fabio Babini, Klaus Bachler, Earl Bamber, Joao Barbosa, Dominik Baumann, Ana Beatriz, Townsend Bell, Jonathan Bennett, Timo Bernhard, Rene Binder, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Tom Blomqvist, Jonathan Bomarito, Mirko Bortolotti, Nicholas Boulle, Sebastien Bourdais, Colin Braun, Ryan Briscoe, Maximilian Buhk, Emanuele Busnelli, Matteo Cairoli, Andrea Caldarelli, Dane Cameron, Matt Campbell, Agustin Cana, Cameron Cassels, Nick Cassidy, Helio Castroneves, Parker Chase, Austin Cindric, Eric Curran, Ryan Dalziel, Andrew Davis, Roman DeAngelis, Pipo Derani, Scott Dixon, Romain Dumas, Steve Dunn, Loic Duval, John Edwards, Philipp Eng, Christian Engelhart, Dominik Farnbacher, Mario Farnbacher, Marcel Fassler, Christian Fittipaldi, Robby Foley, Felipe Fraga, Victor Franzoni, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Brandon Gdovic, Misha Goikhberg, Marcos Gomes, Chris Haase, Juergen Haering, Joey Hand, Will Hardeman, Ryan Hardwick, Scott Hargrove, Jack Hawksworth, Jackie Heinricher, Richard Heistand, Colton Herta, Trent Hindman, Ian James, Mathieu Jaminet, Oliver Jarvis, Kyle Kaiser, Ben Keating, Lars Kern, Jens Klingmann, Kamui Kobayashi, Jesse Krohn, Andy Lally, Pedro Lamy, Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda, Katherine Legge, Corey Lewis, Kelvin van der Linde, Patrick Lindsey, Kang Ling, Patrick Long, Chico Longo, Linus Lundqvist, Dillon Machavern, Cooper MacNeil, Jan Magnussen, Frederic Makowiecki, Justin Marks, Kyle Masson, Robert Masson, Matthew McMurry, Chris Miller, Tommy Milner, Miguel Molina, Frank Montecalvo, Juan Pablo Montoya, Daniel Morad, Mozzie Mostert, Dirk Mueller, Sven Muller, Felipe Nasr, Christina Nielsen, Tristan Nunez, Will Owen, Simon Pagenaud, Timothy Pappas, Ezequiel Perez Companc, JC Perez, Connor De Phillippi, Juan Piedrahita, Patrick Pilet, Olivier Pla, John Potter, Spencer Pumpelly, Rene Rast, Alex Riberas, Davide Rigon, Zacharie Robichon, Mike Rockenfeller, Alexander Rossi, Fabian Schiller, Jeff Segal, Bryan Sellers, Daniel Serra, Simona De Silvestro, Stephen Simpson, Luca Stolz, Nick Tandy, Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor, Aaron Telitz, Harry Tincknell, Simon Trummer, Tristan Vautier, Frederic Vervisch, Toni Vilander, Dirk Werner, Richard Westbrook, Jeff Westphal, Markus Winkelhock, Kris Wright, Don Yount, Alex Zanardi, Renger Van Der Zande.
https://www.imsa.com...9-roar-rolex-24

#6 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:56

Tell me you cut and paste that.
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#7 sladealonso

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:57

Does anyone have all the details for the session GMT?

#8 Anja

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:57

With that driver lineup it really becomes a shining beacon of racing goodness in those dark winter times. 



#9 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:08

Does anyone have all the details for the session GMT?

Practice starts today at 11AM EST / 4PM GMT

 

Prototype Challenge race is tomorrow at 12:15PM EST/ 5:15PM GMT. It will be on IMSA.TV and IMSA Radio.



#10 Peat

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:09

Does anyone have all the details for the session GMT?

I think the schedule looks a little funky - like they have merged some of the race weekend sessions in there (IMSA Weathertech Qualifying??)

But, i deduce that the main class is on track:

FRI - 1600-1715, 2030-2200 GMT
SAT - 1500-1600,2030-2145, 2345-0100 GMT
SUN - 1530-1630, 1945-2045 GMT



#11 Nonesuch

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 11:31

Did practise start this early last year? I don't recall there being a weeks long preparation before the race.

 

The race itself isn't on until January 26th, is it not? :confused:

 


#12 Jeeves

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:04

Did practise start this early last year? I don't recall there being a weeks long preparation before the race.
 
The race itself isn't on until January 26th, is it not? :confused:


It's a bit like when F1 starts practicing in February while the first race is mid-March.

#13 stewie

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:11


Did practise start this early last year? I don't recall there being a weeks long preparation before the race.

The race itself isn't on until January 26th, is it not? :confused:


This is like a glorified test, they'll be back again towards the end of the month.

#14 ANF

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 12:28

I think the schedule looks a little funky - like they have merged some of the race weekend sessions in there (IMSA Weathertech Qualifying??)

But, i deduce that the main class is on track:

FRI - 1600-1715, 2030-2200 GMT
SAT - 1500-1600,2030-2145, 2345-0100 GMT
SUN - 1530-1630, 1945-2045 GMT

If my memory serves me right, Sunday's qualifying session is a competition for the best pit boxes during the January 24–27 race weekend. The race weekend will have another qualifying session for grid position.

There's a full Roar schedule at http://www.daytonain...4/Schedule.aspx

#15 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 14:37

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#16 Nonesuch

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 15:37

It's a bit like when F1 starts practicing in February while the first race is mid-March.

 

Right, thanks. Thankfully F1 properly calls it testing.  ;)

 

Strange that this didn't register at all for me last year; oh well! Always good to see these kinds of cars on track, even if it's just for testing practise. :cool:



#17 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:01

Live timing
https://scoring.imsa.com

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#18 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:05

^Ha, I just discovered this too.

#19 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:06

https://timing.71wytham.org.uk/s/imsa

This live timing is much better than the official time.

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#20 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:12

Thanks for that Joseki
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#21 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:18

Nice catch, Joseki. Thanks!

#22 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:20

The website also covers a lot (basically all) of sportscar racing in general, plus Indy. Their twitter account always have a reminder 10 minutes before the session starts, definitely worth a follow.

#23 Victor_RO

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:22

Already 1.5 seconds faster than what they were at this stage last year. Combination of updated BoP and decent tires.  :lol:



#24 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:24

The website also covers a lot (basically all) of sportscar racing in general, plus Indy. Their twitter account always have a reminder 10 minutes before the session starts, definitely worth a follow.


And their Twitter handle is.....?

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#25 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:25

The 77 (team Lena) leads the 10 ( team Mr&Mrs Jordan Taylor )
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Edited by jonpollak, 04 January 2019 - 16:30.


#26 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 16:30

And their Twitter handle is.....?

Jp


https://twitter.com/timing_71

Already 1.5 seconds faster than what they were at this stage last year. Combination of updated BoP and decent tires. :lol:


I would bet it's mostly tyres really.

Edited by Joseki, 04 January 2019 - 16:30.


#27 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 18:52

New cars and livery looks.
http://www.dailyspor...dock-notes.html

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#28 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 19:15

Alfas at Daytona.

#29 paulb

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 19:18

https://twitter.com/timing_71


I would bet it's mostly tyres really.

Oliver Jarvis agrees (from jp’s link).

#30 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 21:18

The Mazdas P1 and P2 so far in this second session.

#31 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 21:50

BOOM
Christina has dragged the 57 up from second to last in class to P4.

Notes #2
http://www.dailyspor...ck-notes-2.html
Jp

Edited by jonpollak, 04 January 2019 - 21:57.


#32 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 22:11

http://results.imsa....s_Session 2.PDF

Results PDF.

#33 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 22:30

http://results.imsa....r_Session 2.PDF

Cumulative results by driver for the day, some drivers already clocked 40+ laps.

#34 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 22:44

Thanks for that Joseki.. I was wrong.. Kat Legge did that P4 time.
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#35 Joseki

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 22:48

Short Q&A with the WTR boys

https://www.facebook..._video_explicit

#36 jonpollak

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 23:57

Inspirational driver change or what ...!!
https://twitter.com/...299095220875265

https://twitter.com/...332664563654657

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Edited by jonpollak, 05 January 2019 - 00:04.


#37 B Squared

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 00:49

Hard not to love Zanardi and that smile.

#38 jonpollak

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:43

Actual video of today from lanky turtle
https://youtu.be/aHK-RWmqO8A

Edited by jonpollak, 05 January 2019 - 01:46.


#39 PeterScandlyn

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 02:34

Isn't this the sort of event where United Autosports would normally come out to play  :confused:  :confused:



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#40 Jeeves

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:57

A couple of takeways from John Dagys' (Sportscar 365) Friday notebook: https://sportscar365...day-notebook-8/

 

- Nielsen "working on options in both America and Europe". I wonder if there's a chance we could see her in Blancpain..

- Retro 'throwback' liveries expected for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Riley Motorsports, Acura Team Penske and Porsche GT Team.

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The GT actually looks quite classy in pure white.

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On a related note, there's a Ford v. Ferrari- movie set to release this summer (initial date June 28, 2019), so maybe they're planning some promotional work?

Perhaps a tribute to Ken Miles' & Lloyd Ruby's (winning) 1966 Daytona livery?

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#41 Loosenut

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:14

1 box of donuts please Alex :cool:



#42 barrykm

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:06

What time does the race start on 26 January? I've found it difficult to unearth this information  :well:



#43 stewie

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:11

What time does the race start on 26 January? I've found it difficult to unearth this information :well:

2pm US east coast time I recall.

#44 Joseki

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:35

Isn't this the sort of event where United Autosports would normally come out to play  :confused:  :confused:


LMP2 has no chances of fighting for the overall win so they won't be in IMSA this year.

#45 TennisUK

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:43

I’d be amazed if Fernando’s car doesn’t win given how IMSA races are often a bit... um... manipulated. No doubt there will be a four car shoot out for the lead from a yellow with four laps to go like there is every year.

*ducks*

#46 Ben1445

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:26

- Retro 'throwback' liveries expected for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, Riley Motorsports, Acura Team Penske and Porsche GT Team.

Oh huurah. More retro throwbacks. :rolleyes:  

 

I mean I get why - it's 50 years of IMSA and all that - but we've had a glut of them in recent years. I think the main source of my annoyance is that they're principally used for big races like Le Mans, the Indy 500 and such...the very same races that often made the original liveries iconic in the first place. So you're denying the possibility to create liveries that will become iconic in their own right. 

 

I'm not against throwback liveries full stop, but please, can we use them in moderation? 


Edited by Ben1445, 05 January 2019 - 11:26.


#47 Joseki

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 15:12

Session 3 just started, Maza already set a 1:34.9

#48 paulb

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 15:33

ROAR is best deal ever!!!

Focused Rossi and Pagenaud in garages. Nice chat with a Joest principal. Changes to stuff you dont see, details details. Ive decided I want them to win.

#49 ArnageWRC

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 15:38

As a Rallyfan and Sportscar fan, why on earth have they moved the Monte to clash with the Rolex 24?? Absolutely boneheaded decision.



#50 Vielleicht

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 16:14

I'm please my little Mazda are showing some speedy promise. I've wanted them to win for a while now.

 

But I'd also quite like to see WTR and guests win it. Then I also like Pagenaud and Rossi so either of the Penske cars would be welcome. Or just anyone perhaps unexpected but no less deserving. So basically that'll be whoever wins. This is the kind of deal I cannot lose on :)