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Let's Not Wait So Long This Time For A Thread, Shall We? 2024 IMSA Season


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#1 FLB

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 17:29

And let's start with this banger: The Mayor of Hinchtown will do the IMSA Enduros for Pfaff next year: https://www.enduranc...rsports-en-2024 (en francais)  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :kiss:  :love:


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#2 jonpollak

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 18:30

lol... :rotfl:

THANK HEAVENS...

I was just WAITING for this thread to happen... :lol:

 

Cheers FLB

Jp



#3 juicy sushi

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 19:09

And let's start with this banger: The Mayor of Hinchtown will do the IMSA Enduros for Pfaff next year: https://www.enduranc...rsports-en-2024 (en francais) :clap: :clap: :clap: :kiss: :love:

Nice to see McLaren partially mend fences.

#4 racinggeek

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 19:44

And -- thankfully -- Colin Braun has an IMSA ride for '24 (although he really should get at least an IndyCar test, but anyway ...)



#5 red stick

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 20:10

Timely article on the joys of setting up the Porsche 963.

 

https://racer.com/20...learning-curve/

 

I completed my own 963 this week but have not done much testing--waiting for the BMW model next year to have a meaningful comparison.   :cool:

 

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#6 red stick

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 20:14

Pfaff not having Porsches will be an adjustment.   :well:



#7 FLB

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Posted 09 November 2023 - 21:54

Pfaff not having Porsches will be an adjustment.   :well:

They've had McLarens before, just not in IMSA.



#8 Dan333SP

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 04:48

I saw a Mclaren Senna parked on the street in Montréal with little Pfaff stickers this past June during the GP weekend, presumably it was sold by Pfaff from their dealership. Will miss the Porsche but excited for the increases variety.

#9 FLB

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 17:29

WTR Andretti news:

 

1. They'll have a Lambo in GTD: https://sportscar365...hini-gtd-entry/

2. Endurance Info is saying Ericsson is doing the Rolex 24: https://www.enduranc...-albon-chez-wtr (en francais)



#10 juicy sushi

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 20:29

Not having LMP3 to clog up the grid in the main series is also something to celebrate.  4 classes with no filler will be helpful.  Not running the full series at some important traditional dates on the other hand, is a pretty bad step.



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Posted 10 November 2023 - 20:59

Timely article on the joys of setting up the Porsche 963.

 

https://racer.com/20...learning-curve/

 

I completed my own 963 this week but have not done much testing--waiting for the BMW model next year to have a meaningful comparison.   :cool:

 

 

and a timely article of the miseries of acquiring a 963: Supply Chain Limited Porsche’s 2024 LMDh Allocations – Sportscar365

 

 

The model scale market is in the gutter as well. It doesn't look like you can get a 1:18 or a 1:24 963 anywhere until mid 2024. 


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#12 FLB

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 15:12

Oliver Jarvis to Pfaff: https://sportscar365...gtd-pro-lineup/



#13 Stephane

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 17:12

The girls are back, Bovy Gatting Frey, Lambo GT3

#14 FLB

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 22:16



#15 Peat

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 15:21

Button & Ericsson round out the Endurance line-ups at WTR. 

 

https://sportscar365...s-for-rolex-24/



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Posted 14 November 2023 - 15:24

Button & Ericsson round out the Endurance line-ups at WTR.

https://sportscar365...s-for-rolex-24/

Nuts, I may be forced to sort of like WTR when either of those two is in the car.

#17 Dan333SP

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 16:30

Have WTR ever done anything to make themselves unlikeable? Certainly not on the level of the big villains at MSR, I'd think. Excited to see Jenson in a car capable of winning! 



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Posted 14 November 2023 - 18:45

Button & Ericsson round out the Endurance line-ups at WTR. 

 

https://sportscar365...s-for-rolex-24/

 

This in a roundabout way confirms Button's full season with Jota in the WEC. 

 

After all, if he was doing a full IMSA season, he wouldn't be competing as a 4th driver for the Rolex 24 with WTR who already announced their full season drivers. 


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Posted 14 November 2023 - 18:54

It will also make Jenson the only driver to have sampled more than one brand of hypercar, which will give him a very interesting perspective, I'd imagine.



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#20 ARTGP

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 18:56

It will also make Jenson the only driver to have sampled more than one brand of hypercar, which will give him a very interesting perspective, I'd imagine.

 

Blomqvist will be driving the Cadillac at Daytona iirc but yes it's a very small club. 


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#21 Dan333SP

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 19:47

It will also make Jenson the only driver to have sampled more than one brand of hypercar, which will give him a very interesting perspective, I'd imagine.

 

Someone can check me on this but I think this makes Button/Blomqvist the only folks to have sampled more than one LMDh car. Ryan Briscoe raced both the Glickenhaus and the Vanwall in WEC this past season. 



#22 Afterburner

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 20:19

The girls are back, Bovy Gatting Frey, Lambo GT3

Whither Pin...?

#23 FLB

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 22:24

Whither Pin...?

Unclear where she's going to be, but rumoured F1 Academy. Potential for some FIA WEC LMGT3, but I'd be surprised if somebody broke up Gatting/Frey/Bovy as a trio.


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Posted 14 November 2023 - 22:31

Blomqvist will be driving the Cadillac at Daytona iirc but yes it's a very small club.


Add Westbrook to that list:

https://sportscar365...-miller-lineup/

#25 FLB

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 23:20

Add Westbrook to that list:

https://sportscar365...-miller-lineup/

Ben Keating in a 963 for the Rolex?! Oh, hellll yeah!!!  :clap:  :clap:  :love:



#26 ARTGP

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Posted 14 November 2023 - 23:43

Wow I did not see the Keating drive coming. 



#27 Dan333SP

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Posted 15 November 2023 - 02:19

That’s a good move by CGR to be honest, he was their weakest link pace wise.

#28 Afterburner

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Posted 15 November 2023 - 04:51

Unclear where she's going to be, but rumoured F1 Academy. Potential for some FIA WEC LMGT3, but I'd be surpsised if somebody broke up Gatting/Frey/Bovy as a trio.

What a shame… she’s talented but I’m not sure she’s F1 material. Hopefully her career doesn’t go the way of de Silvestro’s.

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Posted 15 November 2023 - 10:29

24hrs of Daytona early line up sheets

GTP
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LMP2
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GTD Pro
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GTD
https://www.imsa.com...up_11142023.png

Jp

#30 Dan333SP

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Posted 15 November 2023 - 14:44

I guess it was planned but still a little bummed not to see the 2nd CGR Cadillac on the entry for Daytona. 



#31 FLB

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Posted 24 November 2023 - 00:09

This is why I love this team  :kiss:  :lol:

 

pfaffmotorsports sur X : "The “No Plaid” email must have went to spam ‍♂ #FueledByDriveway https://t.co/FQ0LJj9ogF" / X (twitter.com)



#32 FLB

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Posted 30 November 2023 - 10:50

Felipe Massa will do the Rolex 24: Massa Confirmed in Riley LMP2 Entry for Rolex 24 – Sportscar365



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Posted 30 November 2023 - 14:59

And now Rosenqvist: https://www.enduranc...ited-autosports (en francais)



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Posted 30 November 2023 - 15:39

For those thinking of attending the Rolex 24, there is currently a holiday ticket offer for 2-day GA bundled with a hat available until December 3!

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 03:57

For those thinking of attending the Rolex 24, there is currently a holiday ticket offer for 2-day GA bundled with a hat available until December 3!

Just got 2, 4-Day passes!!  I can't wait!!

 

If anyone has camping passes they can't use...hit me up!!



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Posted 01 December 2023 - 04:56

Just got 2, 4-Day passes!! I can't wait!!

If anyone has camping passes they can't use...hit me up!!

We should meet up this year! My wife and I will be going for sure. My parents may be there, and I’m dragging along as many of my coworkers as I can as well.

#37 Dan333SP

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 16:18

 

Still funny to me that Riley, an LMP2 chassis constructor themselves, are racing an ORECA. At least a Ligier has been unretired this year so we will have a tiny bit of variety in the class! 



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Posted 02 December 2023 - 01:10

We should meet up this year! My wife and I will be going for sure. My parents may be there, and I’m dragging along as many of my coworkers as I can as well.

Definitely!  I'm working on the camping passes and will get a Class B for the trip.  We can have an AutoSport Forums Base Camp!!



#39 paulb

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 00:25

O’Ward and Rosenqvist at Daytona, https://racer.com/20...st-for-daytona/



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#40 Dan333SP

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 19:39

Something that just occurred to me reading this article- 

 

https://www.dailyspo...msa-season.html

 

Bill Auberlen does not have a drive confirmed for the full IMSA season now that Turner have scaled back to a single GTD entry. The article strangely makes no mention of that, and maybe he'll continue racing in Pilot Challenge for them, but it's still a shame for IMSA's career wins leader to not be in the premier series next year. He was a sort of tangible connection to that very first ALMS season when he was a BMW works driver in the LMR. 



#41 ARTGP

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 19:43

I think if Bill isn't driving next year, its his choice. He would be an incredible asset for any GT team, and I wonder if the rating system downrated him and no longer considers him to be a Platinum/Pro driver. 



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Posted 06 December 2023 - 20:19

I think if Bill isn't driving next year, its his choice. He would be an incredible asset for any GT team, and I wonder if the rating system downrated him and no longer considers him to be a Platinum/Pro driver. 

If he was downrated all the more reason to have him on your team.



#43 Dan333SP

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 22:31

In other news, the Lambo has been testing at Daytona to help set BoP in IMSA for when it does debut at Sebring. Looks lovely, anyone know what sort of lap times they’re at?

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Posted 06 December 2023 - 23:41

In other news, the Lambo has been testing at Daytona to help set BoP in IMSA for when it does debut at Sebring. Looks lovely, anyone know what sort of lap times they’re at?

Well, there's your answer: Caldarelli Quickest in “Very Positive” First Daytona Run – Sportscar365



#45 Dan333SP

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 03:04

That’s encouraging! That’s 1 second off last year’s pole but with no real testing and setup work that’s really really impressive for a brand new car and driver.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 05:03

Doriane Pin career update: she claimed her first single-seater win in SE Asia F4 this past weekend. In 6 races she managed 4 podiums and a win and finished 2nd in the championship despite missing 3 races.

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Posted 07 December 2023 - 12:54

Doriane Pin career update: she claimed her first single-seater win in SE Asia F4 this past weekend. In 6 races she managed 4 podiums and a win and finished 2nd in the championship despite missing 3 races.

Man, the racing world is her oyster. Put her behind the wheel and she will go fast.



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Posted 07 December 2023 - 17:29

In other news, the Lambo has been testing at Daytona to help set BoP in IMSA for when it does debut at Sebring. Looks lovely, anyone know what sort of lap times they’re at?

Here's the Lanky Turtle Video

 

Jp



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Posted 07 December 2023 - 18:16

Sounds the best of all Hypers so far I think, has a real rough rasp to it.



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Posted 07 December 2023 - 18:18



The model scale market is in the gutter as well. It doesn't look like you can get a 1:18 or a 1:24 963 anywhere until mid 2024.


The 1:18 scale Penske Porsche 963 (dealer edition) should be out early next year. The 1:43 has just been released. I wouldn't say the scale model market is in the gutter: there are more models being made than ever before, which leads to more waiting.