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track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

Basticle posted:

Ferrari Wheel is out for blood

Same Ferrari just decided to pull back onto the track infront of an Aston. loving Ferraris

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Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret



And again almost.

e;fb

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Is it just onboards after 10pm? If it is I'm going to the bar instead.

texasmed
May 27, 2004


This seems rather ridiculous on the IMSA website. Looking forward to the next 10 hours of darkly silhouetted figures piloting cars with neon lights on their dash, I guess.

track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

I'm not getting only onboards?

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



track day bro! posted:

I'm not getting only onboards?

It's combo onboard and looking from on top of the track. Worth it for commentary but none of the cameras are being manned besides those.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Rooftop cam and commentary is alright by me.

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



I was watching the actual broadcast on IMSA.tv until the feed just up and stopped literally a minute ago so....

track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005



Grimey Drawer

Both Factory 911s mysteriously crashed at the same time

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

There's a haint in the foothills of NC; the haint of the #3 chevy. The rich have formed a holy alliance to exorcise it but they'll never fucking catch him.




Porsche is doing good to compete with Ferrari's incompetence.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





track day bro! posted:

Both Factory 911s mysteriously crashed at the same time

One tripped over a GTD Aston and the other spun and got collected. Definitely a bit Weissach Cops out there for the works team.

texasmed
May 27, 2004


I'll take the rooftop cam over the constant onboard I was watching earlier for sure. I guess they were still switching over from the TV broadcast to the stream, so it was pretty dull for a while.

I'm surprised they got the 912 repaired as quickly. Impressive stuff.

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Oops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNTOwcJ1bVg

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

Yes...Ha ha ha...YES!




That dude went so far out in the grass, what a dumbass.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Dawn at Daytona is one of the greatest things in motorsport. Everyone likes the sunset but gently caress that.

e- Especially when you get to watch Joey Hand fight Ricky Taylor for overall with a tenth between them. ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Yeah, that orange sunrise owned. And now we've got the top two STILL just a car length away.

Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!




That 10/5 pit road battle

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Somebody's getting fired at Wayne Taylor Racing. Holy poo poo, they blew that.

E- Seriously, how do you not keep track of the time? You have a golden opportunity on that final restart gift-wrapped and it's lost because somebody didn't math gud. Manage it better or get a fourth loving driver next year.

CBJSprague24 fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2015 around 20:47

AxeBreaker
Jan 1, 2005
Who fucking cares?



R.I.P Ballast the Possume, we hardly knew ye.

:NWS:

http://imgur.com/uFRWi12

:NWS:

^ Put Andy Lally et al out of the race.

I'm surprised this wasn't posted, I found this before I found out who won. While eating lunch too lol.

It's not as bad as when that NASCAR team that was testing hit a coyote, that was nasty.

Dynamite Dog
Dec 12, 2012



I thought they had a separate problem that knocked them out of the race. During the race they interviewed him and he said that even though the possum came through and bent the radiator out of place it had still been cooling pretty well.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Upset Trowel

AxeBreaker posted:

R.I.P Ballast the Possume, we hardly knew ye.

:NWS:

http://imgur.com/uFRWi12

:NWS:

^ Put Andy Lally et al out of the race.

I'm surprised this wasn't posted, I found this before I found out who won. While eating lunch too lol.

It's not as bad as when that NASCAR team that was testing hit a coyote, that was nasty.

Nah, Ballast Possum didn't put Andy out of the race, he just bent the radiator on the way through the boot. They had something else gently caress up during the final hour or so.

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


that's a good sized possum

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003

Welcome to my ignore list, cretin. BAZINGA!


I decided to find out exactly what kinds of tech transfer benefits car companies like Chevrolet and Dodge get out of going racing: http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/01...ster-than-ever/

Turns out there are actual tangible things, as well as more ephemeral stuff like training engineers that when it's go time, it's go time.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013

by FactsAreUseless


CBJSprague24 posted:

Somebody's getting fired at Wayne Taylor Racing. Holy poo poo, they blew that.

E- Seriously, how do you not keep track of the time? You have a golden opportunity on that final restart gift-wrapped and it's lost because somebody didn't math gud. Manage it better or get a fourth loving driver next year.


That was pretty dumb.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





drgitlin posted:

I decided to find out exactly what kinds of tech transfer benefits car companies like Chevrolet and Dodge get out of going racing: http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/01...ster-than-ever/

Turns out there are actual tangible things, as well as more ephemeral stuff like training engineers that when it's go time, it's go time.

Good stuff and yeah Honda definitely used (and probably still uses) engineers from road departments rotated through racing for the same reasons. It's not just promotional work but putting them in pressure situations.

It still amazes me that Toyota are doing the WEC with engineering budget and a much lower investment than Porsche or Audi. The WEC is going to be so good this year.

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


Full Bathurst 12 Hour entry list finally released:

http://bathurst12hour.com.au/event-info/entry-list

Kinda suffering from the lack of V8SC full-timers, but still a good field.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

2018 Indianapolis 500 Winner



dsriggs posted:

Full Bathurst 12 Hour entry list finally released:

http://bathurst12hour.com.au/event-info/entry-list

Kinda suffering from the lack of V8SC full-timers, but still a good field.

Seems like they picked up a lot more Blancpain drivers to fill that void so in some ways talent wise suffered but for fans who follow V8s yeah they'll lose them.

KingShibby
Jan 30, 2004

Wherever you go, whatever you do, I will be right here waiting for you...



Yams Fan

Hilarious story after the Rolex 24...

Drive-Time Violation Moves No. 10 Prototype Team To Last In Class In Rolex 24

quote:

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2015) – The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in a six-hour period and no more than 14 hours total.

All Prototype teams and drivers finishing behind the No. 10 team will move up one position in the race standings. The No. 10 team and drivers will receive points for 16th place, last in class. The team also forfeits its third-place prize money, and was scored last in the final segment of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings.

“IMSA conducted a thorough review of drive times post-race, which revealed that Jordan Taylor exceeded four hours over a six-hour period late in the race,” said IMSA Race Director Beaux Barfield. “Drive-time maximums are in place to ensure that drivers do not get fatigued and create safety concerns, as well as to prevent any one driver from making too large a contribution to its team’s result.”

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Man, if they woulda left Jordan in the car, won the race, then gotten DQed...

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



Jesus, what a colossal screwup by one of the better teams in P. It's mindblowing that they let that happen.

As I said:

CBJSprague24 posted:

Somebody's getting fired at Wayne Taylor Racing. Holy poo poo, they blew that.

E- Seriously, how do you not keep track of the time? You have a golden opportunity on that final restart gift-wrapped and it's lost because somebody didn't math gud. Manage it better or get a fourth loving driver next year.

I hear Jeff Gordon might be looking for a ride for the Rolex next year...

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003






So wait, they still hosed it up after they realized they were at risk?

Also, didn't one of the V8SC teams make this same sort of mistake a couple years ago at Bathurst?

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Thinkin about this, if they knew they were already over the limit when they came in, wouldnt it have made more sense to pull a Scott Goodyear and just keep running? Especially since NASCAR obviously hates vacating wins, theres a possibility they would have let them keep the win and vacate the points or something.

It sorta seems like stopping was the worst possible move they coulda made.

I also didn't see it posted, but Toyota's new WRC kinda reminds me how boring/ugly most Toyotas are these days:

Cygni fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2015 around 17:24

CBJSprague24
Dec 5, 2010

Again, Torts took him to a very high mountain and showed him Nationwide and all its splendor.

"All this I will give you," he said, "if you will lay down and block for me." -Jackets 15:16



I'd like to see the time breakdowns for each of Ricky, Jordan, and Max Angelelli. I didn't pay attention in the overnight hours and could be wrong, but it seems like they were leaning awfully hard on Jordan and Max the most. Plus, only three drivers reduces the flexibility, though Action Express won with three drivers last year, so .

WTR used to go with four drivers for the 24, but has done three for the last few years (Wayne only did one stint last year). Looking back:

2005- Wayne Taylor/Max Angelelli/Emmanuel Collard (Overall Win)
2006- Wayne/Max/Ryan Briscoe/Collard
2007- Wayne/Max/Jeff Gordon/Jan Magnussen
2008- Wayne/Max/Ricky Taylor/Michael Valiante
2009- Wayne/Max/Brian Frisselle/Pedro Lamy
2010- Wayne/Ricky/Max/Lamy
2011- Wayne/Ricky/Max/Briscoe
2012- Ricky/Max/Briscoe
2013- Jordan/Max/Ryan Hunter-Reay
2014- Jordan/Wayne (one stint only)/Ricky/Max
2015- Jordan/Ricky/Max

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


Cygni posted:

Toyota's new WRC kinda reminds me how boring/ugly most rally cars are these days:

Another 2-door hatch? Oh boy!

Slickdrac
Oct 5, 2007

Keeper of the Secret


A Yaris? I got one of those as a rental a few years back, it almost got stuck going up a bit of a hill, on a paved highway.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


WRC is bad.

Butt Wizard
Nov 3, 2005

It was a pornography store. I was buying pornography.

dsriggs posted:

Another 2-door hatch? Oh boy!

Of which there is no road-going equivalent? awesome!

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!



This is a great story of the 1985 Daytona 24:
http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1129...l=1&limitstart=

Seizure Meat
Jul 23, 2008

by Smythe


Bentai posted:

This is a great story of the 1985 Daytona 24:
http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1129...l=1&limitstart=

the 80's was peak racing at every angle

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Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002



VikingSkull posted:

the 80's was peak racing at every angle

And unfortunately will never be repeated

1500hp turbocharged F1 cars
Group A touring cars
Group B rally cars
Group C GT cars
NASCAR in cars that were still somewhat stock

And everything funded by drugs and/or tobacco. Maybe some Alcohol in there as well.

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