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gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



Bentai posted:

God I wish it could be JPM/Helio/Button.

JPM/Alonso/Button

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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



Ricky Taylor hosed off to Penske.

I wonder if the motivation is an IndyCar ride since he's tested with them, as unlikely as that seems.

http://www.teampenske.com/news/inde...ETE_IMSA_LINEUP

It's Ricky/Helio, JPM/Cameron for the pairings. SiPag and Graham Rahal are the third drivers for Daytona and Sebring.

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

All Aboard the Banana Boat!



CBJSprague24 posted:

Ricky Taylor hosed off to Penske.

I wonder if the motivation is an IndyCar ride since he's tested with them, as unlikely as that seems.

http://www.teampenske.com/news/inde...ETE_IMSA_LINEUP

It's Ricky/Helio, JPM/Cameron for the pairings. SiPag and Graham Rahal are the third drivers for Daytona and Sebring.

Was probably the worst kept secret this year for sports cars. Though now we have rumblings of Alonso doing Daytona with United Autosport (Zak Brown owns that too) and Jenson is looking around but may change with Acura being filled up now.

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



How about Jordan/Jenson/Jeff in the 10 at Daytona?

Basticle
Sep 12, 2011



CBJSprague24 posted:

How about Jordan/Jenson/Jeff in the 10 at Daytona?

Oh my

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

INSTEAD I AM GOING TO WHINE ABOUT IT IN OTHER THREADS SO MY OPINION CAN FEEL VALIDATED IN AN ECHO CHAMBER I LIKE



CBJSprague24 posted:

Ricky Taylor hosed off to Penske.

I wonder if the motivation is an IndyCar ride since he's tested with them, as unlikely as that seems.
.

A good run with Penske and you're set for life. It'd be idiotic not to take the seat

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

I bet a part of Ricky's decision to move away from WTR was to prove he can still be a winner outside of the family business. As we all know, you don't want to be stuck racing for your father your entire life.

an oddly awful oud
May 1, 2008


WindyMan posted:

I bet a part of Ricky's decision to move away from WTR was to prove he can still be a winner outside of the family business. As we all know, you don't want to be stuck racing for your father your entire life.

Ricky Taylor has raced for other teams before so it's not an unprecedented move. I think the bigger thing to prove is that he can still win races without a clearly superior car (probably) and more preseason test time than anyone else. He's certainly a really, really good driver, but he might actually be the weakest link on a team as stacked with talent as Acura Team Penske. Not to mention having to go up against AXR's ridiculous lineup of Barbosa/Nasr and Curran/Albuquerque in the proven Cadillac.

drat, it's going to be good next year.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



an oddly awful oud posted:

Not to mention having to go up against AXR's ridiculous lineup of Barbosa/Nasr and Curran/Albuquerque in the proven Cadillac.

Racer mentioned that WTR is after van der Zander or Marcel Fassler to go with JT, either way thats another great team. Joest is supposedly after Oli Jarvis and Earl Bamber, with Rene Rast doing the enduors. And ESM is gonna have Pipo full time, and I imagine they will probably split Pipo and Dalziel which is kind of a shame. That would be a monster car.

Won't be much room for fuckery next year. You better be on your game to win.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Grimey Drawer

The question now: will WEC be worth watching if just for the trainwreck factor?

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

iospace posted:

The question now: will WEC be worth watching if just for the trainwreck factor?

Yes. Because trainwrecks in this kind of racing might result in something nuts like a P2 or GT overall win, and is therefore always worth your time to watch.

wicka
Jun 28, 2007

Single cylinder posting

Christ, IMSA is the best.

an oddly awful oud
May 1, 2008


Cygni posted:

Racer mentioned that WTR is after van der Zander or Marcel Fassler to go with JT, either way thats another great team. Joest is supposedly after Oli Jarvis and Earl Bamber, with Rene Rast doing the enduors. And ESM is gonna have Pipo full time, and I imagine they will probably split Pipo and Dalziel which is kind of a shame. That would be a monster car.

Won't be much room for fuckery next year. You better be on your game to win.

I would be shocked if Bamber left Porsche GT racing. All the rumors I heard were that Porsche was going to put him and Nick Tandy back in the seats of the 911 RSRs, since they were such a strong pair before they got brought up into the LMP program. Van der Zande seems like a more obvious choice for Mazda due to Troy Flis' relationship with the brand. But who the hell knows at this point

Schlesische
Jul 4, 2012




an oddly awful oud posted:

I would be shocked if Bamber left Porsche GT racing. All the rumors I heard were that Porsche was going to put him and Nick Tandy back in the seats of the 911 RSRs, since they were such a strong pair before they got brought up into the LMP program. Van der Zande seems like a more obvious choice for Mazda due to Troy Flis' relationship with the brand. But who the hell knows at this point

It's the highest level of competition left to him unless he wants to drive one of the customer LMP1s. If Joest really goes after him, I think the only way Porsche keep him is if he's on the shortlist for the F-E team.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





iospace posted:

The question now: will WEC be worth watching if just for the trainwreck factor?

P2 trainwreck plus GT thunderdome. Itíll be good.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Scott Tucker convicted. On house arrest (what, you thought rich people actually had to deal with bail and stuff????) until hes sentenced next year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...er-payday-loans

Proud Christian Mom
Dec 20, 2006
I CANNOT HANDLE BEING CALLED OUT ON MY DUMBASS OPINIONS ABOUT ANTI-VIRUS AND SECURITY. I REALLY LIKE TO THINK THAT I KNOW THINGS HERE

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Cygni posted:

Scott Tucker convicted. On house arrest (what, you thought rich people actually had to deal with bail and stuff????) until hes sentenced next year.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...er-payday-loans

Remember when Rick Hendrick was a felon lol

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries




Darth Cayman and sibling are for sale, guess CJWR is moving to a different platform in Conti next year. Certainly a bunch to choose from, with the new R8 GT4, AMG-GT4, M4 GT4. CJ Wilson sells Porsches, Audis, BMWs, and McLarens, so my guess is either the Audi or the Bimmer. McLaren's have had too many electrical issues this year in IMSA to really be attractive for next year, only thing they have going for them is the weak pound, makes them cheaper than most of the others.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



WEC qualifying in the wet and heavy fog at Fuji right now. Prototypes are next.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





MazeOfTzeentch posted:



Darth Cayman and sibling are for sale, guess CJWR is moving to a different platform in Conti next year. Certainly a bunch to choose from, with the new R8 GT4, AMG-GT4, M4 GT4. CJ Wilson sells Porsches, Audis, BMWs, and McLarens, so my guess is either the Audi or the Bimmer. McLaren's have had too many electrical issues this year in IMSA to really be attractive for next year, only thing they have going for them is the weak pound, makes them cheaper than most of the others.

Itíll be McLaren.

And hopefully I was just chicken and the weather at Fuji isnít awful, but itís supposed to be lovely and raining all weekend long.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



This "safari" idea is pretty cool.

https://twitter.com/GerardNeveuWEC/...084670871941120

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007






Theyíve done it for Japanese events (Super GT and Super Formula, as well as events like NISMO festival) for a while, it looks fun but you have to be on the correct side to get a good view! Itís also not cheap and very popular.

[Edit] the WEC race has started, almost 40 minutes in. They started behind safety car for the first 10 minutes or so, still rainy and wet.

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

harperdc posted:

Theyíve done it for Japanese events (Super GT and Super Formula, as well as events like NISMO festival) for a while, it looks fun but you have to be on the correct side to get a good view! Itís also not cheap and very popular.

[Edit] the WEC race has started, almost 40 minutes in. They started behind safety car for the first 10 minutes or so, still rainy and wet.

Iím sure I saw a YouTube clip of a Japanese couple getting married on board a safari bus...

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





The WEC race has been off and on all day not for rain but for fog. The race is still under red flag and while thereís 37 minutes on the clock I doubt it gets back underway.

Falken
Jan 26, 2004

Do you feel like a hero yet?


10 minute dash apparently!



e: nvm

Falken fucked around with this message at Oct 15, 2017 around 07:45

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Unfortunately not, fog came back so it's straight to parc ferme from the grid now.

Bentai
Jul 8, 2004


NERF THIS!



https://twitter.com/FIAWEC/status/919454888911765504

an oddly awful oud
May 1, 2008


I'm pretty disappointed about how much of Fuji got red flagged or safety car-ed, but the foggy conditions were obviously unsuitable for racing so I can't blame the WEC for the call. The cool thing about rain racing is how much it amplifies and draws attention to all the differences in the cars, driver talents, tire manufacturers, etc. so you can get some really wild racing and unusual results, like when Nick Tandy beat all the prototypes at Petit Le Mans in a 911 RSR, so I was really hoping things cleared up enough to keep going.

I think that Toyota's silence this week regarding 2018 is probably not a good sign. I can't believe they wouldn't have made some kind of decision by now and, were they going to stick around, I would think they'd have wanted to announce it at their home track to their home crowd.

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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





an oddly awful oud posted:

I'm pretty disappointed about how much of Fuji got red flagged or safety car-ed, but the foggy conditions were obviously unsuitable for racing so I can't blame the WEC for the call. The cool thing about rain racing is how much it amplifies and draws attention to all the differences in the cars, driver talents, tire manufacturers, etc. so you can get some really wild racing and unusual results, like when Nick Tandy beat all the prototypes at Petit Le Mans in a 911 RSR, so I was really hoping things cleared up enough to keep going.

I think that Toyota's silence this week regarding 2018 is probably not a good sign. I can't believe they wouldn't have made some kind of decision by now and, were they going to stick around, I would think they'd have wanted to announce it at their home track to their home crowd.

If the commentators weren't able to see across to pit lane...yeah. The rain wasn't bad, but the fog coming through sounded awful. I still kind of wish I'd gone but I also know it would've been a long, wet, frustrating day. At least I could watch it from warmth, and as soon as the checkered flag fell, switch over to the MotoGP coverage.

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