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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Rebellion's scheme is Cool and Good

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MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries


I hope they're not running with those drive planes.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



https://twitter.com/PatronESM/status/824268577301741571

and then it went out and and apparently crashed while taking the glamor shots. seriously.

https://twitter.com/johndagys/status/824331150596472832

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





Marshall Pruett has been doing write-ups on the new P2 / DP chassis in the lead up to Daytona this weekend, one thing I didn't realize about the Oreca is that the tub is based off the prior P1/P2 tub...aka the tub a lot of teams were using last year, including Rebellion's P1 car. So it's really no shock they wound up in P2 this year.

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


harperdc posted:

Marshall Pruett has been doing write-ups on the new P2 / DP chassis in the lead up to Daytona this weekend, one thing I didn't realize about the Oreca is that the tub is based off the prior P1/P2 tub...aka the tub a lot of teams were using last year, including Rebellion's P1 car. So it's really no shock they wound up in P2 this year.

Yeah, of the "old" closed top P2s the Oreca 05 was the only one designed after the 2017 regs were released, which let them build the tubs to the new narrower maximum width so the cars could be upgraded into 07s rather than replaced. It's also (partially) why they dominated Le Mans over the Ligiers because less width = less drag.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Joest working on IMSA DPi program: http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...sa-lmp2-program

Caddy 1,2,3 in Practice 1.

Practice 2 is live:

http://scoring.imsa.com/
or
http://livescoring.us/2017/imsa01/

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer


It'd be hilarious if Audi said "Sure, why not" for this.

Won't happen though.

wicka
Jun 28, 2007

Single cylinder posting


Well that would just be huge for IMSA.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Another Caddy 1,2,3 in Practice 2, but it doesn't look like anyone is really running in anger yet. The Mazda and ORECAs were in the 1:38's in the Roar, like the Caddy's are now, but haven't come close to that speed in practice yet.

The Nissan DPi is a bigger departure than I thought it was: http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...ssan-onroak-dpi

The turning vains are pure sex.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


Ford just swept GTLM, are BoP adjustments still possible at this stage?

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

George Zimmer posted:

Ford just swept GTLM, are BoP adjustments still possible at this stage?

Oh yes they are, hell, IMSA has BoPed Ford last year in between qualifying and race day.

Imagine getting handicapped because you qualified too fast.

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Cadillac absolutely blitzing everyone in prototype qualifying.

George Zimmer
Jun 28, 2008


The Rebellion isn't too far off though. I'm expecting some good racing in P class

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Yeah it'll be interesting to see how things actually are in the race once the draft and traffic is in place.

Marauder Stig
Oct 28, 2010

One shudders to imagine what inhuman thoughts lie behind that mask. What dreams of chronic sustained cruelty.



I'll be the one to say it

I like that livery and it doesn't look like a confederate flag. Does this look like a confederate flag?



Dissing a car because of that just seems a really ODD criticism from a guy who calls himself Peanut President. Just sayin'



I just need to stop this bandwagon before it gets out of hand.

Anyways, I can't wait for Saturday. I bought a pair of These and I can't wait to break them in...or find out they don't work too well at the track.

Are enough people going to this to realistically talk about a meet at the track?

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries


Marauder Stig posted:

I'll be the one to say it

I like that livery and it doesn't look like a confederate flag. Does this look like a confederate flag?




Anyways, I can't wait for Saturday. I bought a pair of These and I can't wait to break them in...or find out they don't work too well at the track.


I agree totally, though it might not have that much of a livery, it crashed hard in practice two and they're replacing the tub.

Also, those Howards are the best bang for the buck active earpro on the market. You may experience some fatigue with them on your head all day, but they're the most effective option outside of $250 MSA Sordin Supreme Pro-X with gel cup upgrade.

I've got both, and you made a good choice. If you use them a lot, be careful for the ear cups wearing out. They'll stop fitting right and let sound in. In that case, buy the hygiene kit and replace the cups and the foam inside and they'll be good as new.

I have spent way too much money on earpro, and I'm looking to buy a $300 set of Etymotic Research in-ear ones, though being single sided deaf, i only *really* need one, and a foam earplug in the deaf one will work

Sucks liking guns and racing and having poo poo hearing.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

The howards might not work too well at Daytona, due to the sound reflecting off the banking and generally always being above the 82dB cutoff. I could see how they would be really useful at other road courses though.

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017

Silent Majority
THE UNDERBOSS





Guys, I have it on good authority that the Ford's are cheating by using a V8 instead of the TTV6 in the street car, but never fear! The NSX will vanquish them for a class win!

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

VikingSkull posted:

Guys, I have it on good authority that the Ford's are cheating by using a V8 instead of the TTV6 in the street car, but never fear! The NSX will vanquish them for a class win!

Someone really loves to stalk you huh.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries


no bones about it posted:

The howards might not work too well at Daytona, due to the sound reflecting off the banking and generally always being above the 82dB cutoff. I could see how they would be really useful at other road courses though.

Good point, I forgot about the hard cutoff. Either way, still gonna be better than passive earpro, and good enough without spending $gently caress on nicer ones.

MazeOfTzeentch fucked around with this message at Jan 27, 2017 around 04:22

VikingSkull
Jan 23, 2017

Silent Majority
THE UNDERBOSS





no bones about it posted:

Someone really loves to stalk you huh.

Yeah, I guess, it's pretty funny. They couldn't even be assed to find a witty image or use red text, though, 4/10

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

All Aboard the Banana Boat!



I'm watching IMSA qualifying and so should you.
http://cytu.be/r/SASCARWinterHeat

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

BMB5150 posted:

I'm watching IMSA qualifying and so should you.
http://cytu.be/r/SASCARWinterHeat

gently caress this gay cytube chat poo poo

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/mwoodski/status/824777456917835780

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

All Aboard the Banana Boat!




Ha I know the dude and told him I was super envious of him.

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!



Was watching some of the 2004 Rolex on CyTube and the track looked a whole lot darker than it does in that video. Has Daytona turned up their track lighting over the years, or is the video poster just using a better low-light setting?

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





I forgot just how good the AMG V8s sounded, my goodness FWIW the Lexus GT3 sounds great too.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Bentai posted:

Was watching some of the 2004 Rolex on CyTube and the track looked a whole lot darker than it does in that video. Has Daytona turned up their track lighting over the years, or is the video poster just using a better low-light setting?

Probably a bit of both? Wouldn't be surprised if they updated the lights to make them more efficient, and camera tech has definitely improved in the past 13 years.

harperdc posted:

I forgot just how good the AMG V8s sounded, my goodness FWIW the Lexus GT3 sounds great too.

I know right? You can tell which ones are the caddy DPis too

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



So DragonSpeed's Oreca tub was damaged so badly that they had to buy a new 07 tub from the Oreca trailer and build a whole new car up over night:
http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...d-oreca-to-race

Reliability is going to be the determining factor it seems. Mazda has all old/known electronics, but their gearboxes overheat. VFR has the buggy electronics AND their gearboxes overheat. The Nissan is struggling to keep its intercoolers from getting blocked and killing their top end power (and they have the buggy electronics). Caddy has steering wheels that don't work. Gonna be a fun race!

http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...prototype-teams

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

Cygni posted:

So DragonSpeed's Oreca tub was damaged so badly that they had to buy a new 07 tub from the Oreca trailer and build a whole new car up over night:
http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...d-oreca-to-race

Reliability is going to be the determining factor it seems. Mazda has all old/known electronics, but their gearboxes overheat. VFR has the buggy electronics AND their gearboxes overheat. The Nissan is struggling to keep its intercoolers from getting blocked and killing their top end power (and they have the buggy electronics). Caddy has steering wheels that don't work. Gonna be a fun race!

http://www.racer.com/imsa/item/1379...prototype-teams

Well, it is called Prototype racing.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries


http://imsamultimedia-lh.akamaihd.n...999/master.m3u8

Conti BMW Endurance Challenge is live, there's a stream link.

Already some strife for one of the mclarens causing the race to start under yellow

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


The lower tiers of the racing ladder are a place where drivers can hone their skills and learn important strategies such as: "don't drive into a stationary car"

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Xisticide posted:

The lower tiers of the racing ladder are a place where drivers can hone their skills and learn important strategies such as: "don't drive into a stationary car"

That was some target fixation

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

Seems Porsche is the new Ferrari

Pvt. Public
Sep 9, 2004

I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds.

This fight for the lead is drat fine racing.

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

They both seem unsure what each other is doing under braking in turn one, I can see that ending badly. They have been very close to contact a few times

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002

WE'RE ON A QUEST FOR THE CUP AND WE'RE READY TO WIN IT


Drive through penalty for unapproved socks on the crew of a ST car

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Kilonum posted:

Drive through penalty for unapproved socks on the crew of a ST car

Lmao

CactusWeasle
Aug 1, 2006
It's not a party until the bomb squad says it is

That was a TON of fun

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wicka
Jun 28, 2007

Single cylinder posting

What's the deal with IMSA.tv? Can I stream from that instead of Fox?

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