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Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post


Speaking of LeMans, entry list is out:

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...-list-revealed/

P1 is sad, and P2 is Oreca vs the world. 15 Oreca, 6 Ligier, 3 Dallara, 1 Riley.

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wicka
Jun 28, 2007



Cygni posted:

Speaking of LeMans, entry list is out:

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...-list-revealed/

P1 is sad, and P2 is Oreca vs the world. 15 Oreca, 6 Ligier, 3 Dallara, 1 Riley.

quote:

23 Panis Barthez Competition Ligier JS P217 Fabien Barthez

...the loving goalkeeper?

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

wicka posted:

...the loving goalkeeper?

Yeah he has been into motorsports for a while.

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Cygni posted:

Speaking of LeMans, entry list is out:

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...-list-revealed/

P1 is sad, and P2 is Oreca vs the world. 15 Oreca, 6 Ligier, 3 Dallara, 1 Riley.

The new P2 regulations working exactly as intended then

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

Seems to be a post retirement activity for many French athletes. Le Mans (8, one podium) and Dakar (10, one win and two second places ) regular Luc Alphand was France's top alpine skier before he chucked it in and went into cars

iospace
Jul 5, 2012




Grimey Drawer

Cygni posted:

Speaking of LeMans, entry list is out:

http://sportscar365.com/lemans/wec/...-list-revealed/

P1 is sad, and P2 is Oreca vs the world. 15 Oreca, 6 Ligier, 3 Dallara, 1 Riley.

quote:

50 Larbre Competition Corvette C7.R Ricky Taylor



Also holy hell all the 488s in GTE-AM.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post


Xisticide posted:

The new P2 regulations working exactly as intended then

The WEC P2 grid is all ORECA. Not a single entry from another brand. And there is already talk that Riley may pull the plug. The FIA/ACO are bad.

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013



Is that the same Larbre from Project Indy(old US Indycar team)?

Human Grand Prix
Jan 24, 2013



Also is the P1 that certainly will be a failure actually backed by Nissan or no?

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....

Human Grand Prix posted:

Is that the same Larbre from Project Indy(old US Indycar team)?

Nope, French sports car only team

iospace
Jul 5, 2012




Grimey Drawer

Cygni posted:

The WEC P2 grid is all ORECA. Not a single entry from another brand. And there is already talk that Riley may pull the plug. The FIA/ACO are bad.

so how did ORECA manage to get so many cars, better pricing, better performance? Both?

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Human Grand Prix posted:

Also is the P1 that certainly will be a failure actually backed by Nissan or no?

Customer engine deal only, the chassis is essentially an enhanced bootleg version of the Lotus P2 car (the ones that had their steering wheels reposesed the day before the race a couple of years ago) built by the people who ran the team but without any involvement from Adess who designed it originally.

mactheknife
Jul 20, 2004
internet creep


Bathurst is the one that starts at night locally right? I watched last year's and remember the start being bonkers

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


iospace posted:

so how did ORECA manage to get so many cars, better pricing, better performance? Both?

Timing and politics.

Basically Ligier, HPD and SMP/BR Engineering built new P2 cars to the "old" closed top regs first, then ORECA freaked at the idea a single team (SMP specifically) could essentially build a car for themselves with unlimited budget and undermine the cost cap rules. The ACO agreed and decided that they would limit the class to 4 chassis only and they had to have the same maximum width as the new P1s.

They awarded the contracts to Ligier, who had just built and sold a lot of cars that were going to be too wide and would need replacing, Dallara and Riley, who had no recent experience in P2 or a customer base to build on, and ORECA, who then built a P2 car that could be upgraded to the new spec this year.

Dr. Garbanzo
Sep 14, 2010

Pogo sticks are awesome!


mactheknife posted:

Bathurst is the one that starts at night locally right? I watched last year's and remember the start being bonkers

5.30 am and the sun isn't coming up till about 6.30 so the first hour is in the dark. There was plenty of trashed cars by the end of it last year

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

Barnhart screwed me, that's typical of him, he's always been a wanker.


Cygni posted:

The WEC P2 grid is all ORECA. Not a single entry from another brand. And there is already talk that Riley may pull the plug. The FIA/ACO are bad.

One way that everyone flocked to Oreca is the older P2 car, the 05, monocoque and other parts as I've heard can be upgraded to the 07 which why buy a new car rather just buy a cheap 05 and upgrade it for cheaper.

It'll be cathartic when P1 and P2 collapse and DPi is the top class in world sports car racing.

Roller Coast Guard
Aug 27, 2006

With this magnificent aircraft,
and my magnificent facial hair,
the British Empire will never fall!





quote:

4 Team ByKolles ENSO CLM P1/01 NISMO Robert Kubica*

I am so conflicted right now

dentist toy box
Oct 9, 2012

"Pussy, money and race cars. That's pretty much all I care about."

Cygni posted:

The WEC P2 grid is all ORECA. Not a single entry from another brand. And there is already talk that Riley may pull the plug. The FIA/ACO are bad.

Too bad there isn't a cool class of prototypes representing different manufacturers that could be in the race.

iospace
Jul 5, 2012




Grimey Drawer

dentist toy box posted:

Too bad there isn't a cool class of prototypes representing different manufacturers that could be in the race.

Minto Took
Dec 4, 2002



Fun Shoe

Roller Coast Guard posted:

I am so conflicted right now

Blessed be Bobby K.

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Bathurst support races are on, qualifying and shootout also being streamed by Nismo later on.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

since we're talking
about primaries




that rude gesture on passing

only in australia

SPACE HOMOS
Jan 12, 2005



Race ends under caution, slow pan out from a single kangaroo with a single tear in its eye.

gret
Dec 12, 2005

goggle-eyed freak



RIP both Nismo GT-Rs.

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

Chiyo will come back like in 2015

e: still cant believe how much this event has expanded in the last few years; the driver lineups/teams/cars are spectacular

e2: he did a god drat fine job not stuffing that car into the wall on the left

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orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

gret posted:

RIP both Nismo GT-Rs.

What?

1500quidporsche
Jan 19, 2014

Linkin Park - In The End


This little red Civic is just loving amazing.

Kilonum
Sep 30, 2002


Wait has the 12 hour already started?

BMB5150
Oct 24, 2010

Barnhart screwed me, that's typical of him, he's always been a wanker.


Kilonum posted:

Wait has the 12 hour already started?

Just qualifying.

When is the start in American timezones?

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


BMB5150 posted:

When is the start in American timezones?

1:45pm Eastern, 10:45am Pacific

e:

dsriggs fucked around with this message at Feb 4, 2017 around 01:19

Dr. Garbanzo
Sep 14, 2010

Pogo sticks are awesome!


The civic is back out cocking it's wheels in the air once again. Top 10 shootout will be on shortly

dsriggs
May 28, 2012

MONEY FALLS...

...FROM THE SKY...

...WHENEVER HE POSTS!


Ferrari on pole at Bathurst

Dr. Garbanzo
Sep 14, 2010

Pogo sticks are awesome!


I'm sure whincup will manage to gently caress it up for them towards the end of the day anyway. Last year the ferrari died halfway through the day and the team had the garage packed up by the time the race finished

Norns
Nov 21, 2011

We love you Nando-san


dsriggs posted:

Ferrari on pole at Bathurst



I look forward to fire and or crash...

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post


They're rolling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmLdnnjC0q4

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

Soulet in the Bentley being an impatient idiot and 10 mins in he's stuffed it, let me just say "lol"

e: wow he got away with just a puncture

and a Porsche has lost a wheel

CactusWeasle fucked around with this message at Feb 4, 2017 around 19:00

Xisticide
Nov 27, 2005


Fuuuuuuuck, that was a couple of scary moments.

track day bro!
Feb 17, 2005

frutella'sa badman sweet ya get me



Grimey Drawer

loving lol at the gt-r and the bentley shoving through the stranded audi

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

Other than being sideways in the middle of Radillon I cant think of a worse place on earth to be stuck sideways

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njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

#23 Nissan in the garage gently caress everything.

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