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The Kimoa Kid
Jun 28, 2007

In Kimoa we believe that, regardless of what occurs outside, life is what happens within. Freedom is a state of mind, and limitations are too. We always chose freedom. We believe that if something frightens you a little, but it makes you happy, you should go for it. That's the essence of adventures.

What happened to the two Nissans and the second Mazda?

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orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

wicka posted:

What happened to the two Nissans and the second Mazda?

Mechanical gremlins kept both them from running on the pace, and in the case of #70 it didn't even leave the garage.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

Schlesische posted:

If you're Aston Martin it probably doesn't make sense to burn even more money on races only die hards will ever watch.
I absolutely don't understand why Corvette doesn't do IMSA.

If you meant “why doesn’t Corvette do WEC@ the answer is very simple. It can sell every Corvette it can build here in the US and doesn’t care about marketing it abroad enough to justify the cost of a WEC effort. Whereas it very much cares about an IMSA program because that does sell more Corvettes here.

Re: Mazda, I spent a long time chatting to their people this week. They are convinced the Cadillacs are going to dominate this weekend and will be happy if they finish first among the non-Cadillac DPis.

drgitlin fucked around with this message at Jan 25, 2018 around 23:22

an oddly awful oud
May 1, 2008

all my friends are pieces of shit

orange juche posted:

Mechanical gremlins kept both them from running on the pace, and in the case of #70 it didn't even leave the garage.

I think the #22 Nissan did go out but crashed and had to retire from qualifying. The #77 Mazda definitely did not go out, apparently the team saw some telemetry during practice 2 that made them bring it into the garage yet again.

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....



Does Neuville still wear those e-sports glasses?

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

julian assflange posted:

Does Neuville still wear those e-sports glasses?

Rip your avatar.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





drgitlin posted:

If you meant “why doesn’t Corvette do WEC@ the answer is very simple. It can sell every Corvette it can build here in the US and doesn’t care about marketing it abroad enough to justify the cost of a WEC effort. Whereas it very much cares about an IMSA program because that does sell more Corvettes here.

Re: Mazda, I spent a long time chatting to their people this week. They are convinced the Cadillacs are going to dominate this weekend and will be happy if they finish first among the non-Cadillac DPis.

I believe somebody with Corvette has said “Le Mans is our global effort,” which, yes, fine, but still doesn’t mean I can’t wish they could join in. Would make the world championship even better.

Looking forward to seeing Mazda and Joest getting into it. And seeing your inevitable article on the race.

drgitlin
Jul 25, 2003
Someone should tell drgitlin he doesn't know shit about cars

I had to turn down an invite to go this year, which made me sad but at the same time I’ve been traveling every week this month and am away next week too. That one will be of interest, I’m going to Charlotte to take a look at the technology behind NASCAR.

A piece on the Rolex 24 might be delayed because we’re having people over all day on Sunday so I don’t know when I’m going to watch the end of the race.

Also working on lining up a feature about the Mazda DPi; trying to see if they’ll let me drive the simulator in Canada...

an oddly awful oud
May 1, 2008

all my friends are pieces of shit

drgitlin posted:

I had to turn down an invite to go this year, which made me sad but at the same time I’ve been traveling every week this month and am away next week too. That one will be of interest, I’m going to Charlotte to take a look at the technology behind NASCAR.

A piece on the Rolex 24 might be delayed because we’re having people over all day on Sunday so I don’t know when I’m going to watch the end of the race.

Also working on lining up a feature about the Mazda DPi; trying to see if they’ll let me drive the simulator in Canada...

You should've just bought SpeedSource's amazing simulator at the auction a month ago

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

Ive seen pro-am setups that have better simulators than speedsource did, and speedsource had factory backing. I would rather teams spend their cash on the track than on an off-season sim rig but drat it was a 39 inch TV and a thrustmaster t150 wheel lol.

julian assflange
Jul 29, 2010

She's offering me a ride....



iospace posted:

Rip your avatar.

yeah. Overdue a change anyway

Humbug
Dec 3, 2006
Bogus

Mikkelsen who was probably in the best position to challenge Ogier out with alternator issues. That sucks. I hope Big Ott will have some pace

Humbug
Dec 3, 2006
Bogus

Footage from the first stage where everyone hosed up yesterday. Who would have known slicks on ice is pretty slippery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQfitw_C7Co

Dr. Garbanzo
Sep 14, 2010

Pogo sticks are awesome!


Humbug posted:

Footage from the first stage where everyone hosed up yesterday. Who would have known slicks on ice is pretty slippery.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQfitw_C7Co

You know its good when the guys pushing the car out are slipping on the road

Humbug
Dec 3, 2006
Bogus

Rally is the only sport i can think of where a guy in a pink panther/pig costume and his friends can make a tangible positive difference to the result. There is no way Neuville would have gotten out on his own, but he has a chance to score some points now.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



https://twitter.com/DTNweatherIntel...898281849806848

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind


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

Conti race is a cluster of gently caress

DEEP STATE PLOT
Aug 13, 2008

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




gently caress yesssssssss

tuo
Jun 17, 2016

He doesn't know when he's beaten, this boy, he doesn't know when he's winning either. He doesn't have any sort of sensory apparatus.



financially racist posted:

gently caress yesssssssss



MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno



CHAOS REIGNS

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer


poster->post combo

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


At least it's to be warm this year, instead of 34 and raining sideways with tires that refuse to come up to temp on PC cars

e: dear michelin, please bring your slicktermediates to IMSA next year

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

MazeOfTzeentch posted:

34 and raining sideways with tires that refuse to come up to temp on PC cars

I see no problem with this combination. Put on the Benny Hill theme and you got a party

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

https://www.motorsport.com/imsa/new...daytona-999646/

BMW take the coveted title of being the first to publicly start moaning about their BoP.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky


Ott Tanak seems to be taking to the Toyota well which owns.

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

Light rain shower at Daytona right now, visible on imsatv

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Friendly reminder: we do have a discord if you want to hang out there: https://discord.gg/kg3d2Uu

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



Completely irrational fan take I don't really totally mean: gently caress Ricky Taylor.

...I probably would do the exact same thing he did given a chance to drive for Penske and whatever that might entail in other levels of racing, so I can't fault him, but it was fun to pull for them both in the same car. Go The 10 Car.

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Lol on the formation lap, Jesus Christ

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


Oooo they upgraded the leader lights with pit timers, number of seconds in purple

Fauxhawk Express
Oct 28, 2007

I'M THE LORD JESUS CHRIST


good god Greg Creamer sucks

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 did we get so many prototypes? Weren't there like 13 last year?

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


Turns out when your fastest class is very close to being the cheapest to run in the series, a lot of people come and play. GTDs costs keep climbing, and the new LMP2s are cost capped.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


Mazda trike

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'm the passed out dude in that shot.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

Dinosaur Gum

Ferrari doing what Ferraris do best

Pablo Bluth
Sep 7, 2007

I've made a huge mistake.


Well I wanted to watch a bit of the 24hrs, but on my PC the imsa tv website won't recognize the race has started and is only showing old videos, and on my laptop it's trying to show the race but the video won't load. The joys of the internet...

edit: http://www.radiolemans.co/imsa-live-video-stream/ works!

Pablo Bluth fucked around with this message at Jan 27, 2018 around 22:40

Dudley
Feb 24, 2003

Tasty



Imagine my surprise that I wonder in 4 hours late and discover the 3 Multimatic or Multimatic based cars are running 37th, 40th and 47th in a field of 20.

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orange juche
Mar 14, 2012



Grimey Drawer

So what's the story of Team Joest being broken and dragging halfway back through the overall field? Mechanical gremlins, car off the pace? Crash?

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