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algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Lol what happened to the Corvettes???

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Bloopsy
Jun 1, 2006

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algebra testes posted:

Lol what happened to the Corvettes???

The #3 came back to take the lead only to get clipped by a BMW with 8 mins left. Good finish!

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




if anyone's still awake, the Super Taikyu 5 Hours of Motegi is live now and it's raining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9djvRuFLjc

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



A good story about the JDC Miller win at Sebring:

https://racer.com/2021/03/23/insight-how-jdc-miller-sprung-an-upset-at-sebring/

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





this is unbelievable, they went through four front-end pieces during the race, and that's not even the wildest detail.

whole lot of motorsports getting started this weekend, MotoGP kicks off in Qatar and also the Nurburgring NLS series has the NLS1 round as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R-HpWfAnLU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVPnHfHebF4

If there's a real desire I'll throw more of these schedules/links into the OP.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





Gimme that NLS goodness

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Ahh we need a new racing bike thread.

Sometimes it spawns in the Mototcycle Asylum.

WindyMan
Mar 21, 2002

Respect the power of the wind

algebra testes posted:

Ahh we need a new racing bike thread.

Supercross 2021: It's a GasGas!

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




algebra testes posted:

Ahh we need a new racing bike thread.

Sometimes it spawns in the Mototcycle Asylum.

Yeah - Iíve noticed thereís discussion between Cycle Asylum, the F1 thread (and their predilection for red Italians) and sometimes even here. Iím willing to say we include MotoGP in this thread or put up a MotoGP thread in SAS, because Iím not sure thereís as much crossover between CA and SAS posting tone, if that makes sense.

Might go poke my head into the F1 thread and judge interest.

WindyMan posted:

Supercross 2021: It's a GasGas!

I knew this post would come.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

Also everyone's favorite "and also on this weekend" series, the 24 HR series is back with the 12 hours of Mugello, 4 hours friday, 8 hours saturday. It's a pretty amateur field, without many pros because they're all at...

The First Round of The NLS series. I like the NLS series but I understand it's a very abstract series in that you obviously don't see the cars through the ring most of the time but the RLMs team are chill to hang out with and it's usually free on Youtube to watch.

algebra testes fucked around with this message at 11:59 on Mar 26, 2021

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



In a shocker of shocks, IMSA is gonna grant GM a waiver to run a laughably detuned C8R in GTD Pro. They will need to give back about 5 seconds in lap time at Sebring, and 4 seconds at Daytona with a much shorter lap so uh... yeah. To be fair, going to spec rubber (if GTD Pro goes that way) will likely take a huge bite out of their grip.

https://racer.com/2021/03/29/corvette-expected-to-get-waiver-to-allow-gtd-pro-move/

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




IMSA has allowed BMW to run something Not GTE in GTLM in the past, so I'm honestly not shocked they're allowing the Corvette to be de-tuned. It was the most likely scenario because I didn't think GM wanted to develop the GT3 customer racing business structure that like the VAG brands/Mercedes have, so it's not like this has to be a GT3 car you see everywhere else around the world.

as long as it's in the same window I think it'll be fine. non-confidential tires will definitely do that too.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


I think the spec rubber will almost certainly get them close. The big places that GTLM has the advantage are the tires, aerodynamic efficiency with their huge diffusers (although the current crop of GT3s aren't far off), and a little bit of engine power, but I think most of it is tires. Those confidential Michelins are absurdly good.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Super Formula starts this weekend!

For those that haven't heard of it before, it used to be Formula Nippon, and before that Japanese F3000/F2. The series can trace its lineage back to the 1970s, and while it's not quite as wild as the late '80s/early '90s (with open chassis and engine rules, tons of tobacco money and a tire war) it's still one of the two top racing series in Japan, along with Super GT.

The teams use a spec Dallara chassis with Yokohama rubber and slightly re-worked versions of Honda and Toyota's Super GT GT500 turbo four-cylinder engines. They have push to pass and some requirements about pit stops, but otherwise it's good open-wheel racing.

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

I think the race will come up on the YouTube channel eventually, but they also are on Red Bull TV online or on their app. Live worldwide with English commentary.

[edit] vvvvvv I'm pretty sure it's just Red Bull TV carrying the feed Super Formula produces for Japan but with English commentary, similar to Super GT on YouTube for the rest of the world.

speaking of which I haven't heard or seen who's carrying Anime GT this year, will have to keep a lookout for that.

harperdc fucked around with this message at 08:04 on Apr 4, 2021

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

Oh poo poo RBTV got Super Formula? Their WRC coverage has always been good so Iím happy about this.

MazeOfTzeentch
May 2, 2009

rip miso beno


There's the replay :

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

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


I enjoyed the Super Formula race. I thought Oyu was gonna pull it off. Great drives by Yamamoto, Oshima, Hirakawa, and Nojiri.

Frond
Mar 12, 2018


Fuji could be fixed if the godawful final section was remodeled.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Frond posted:

Fuji could be fixed if the godawful final section was remodeled.

I wish it was, but that was the big change they did before 2006. At least the first two-thirds of the lap are really good.

The Dinner With Racers podcast guys dropped a video, it might mean more episodes soon.

https://twitter.com/dwrshow/status/1379099845814673409

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




Well, Super GT finally has a broadcast home for 2021:

https://twitter.com/motorsporttv_uk/status/1380062581113638913

Was this up behind a paywall last time?

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

harperdc posted:

Well, Super GT finally has a broadcast home for 2021:

https://twitter.com/motorsporttv_uk/status/1380062581113638913

Was this up behind a paywall last time?

I thought it was on Youtube, but that might only be parts of the world.

net work error
Feb 26, 2011

#essereFerrari


algebra testes posted:

I thought it was on Youtube, but that might only be parts of the world.

It was on motorsport like 2 season ago and the coverage sucked as far as I can remember. The commentators were dull.

RoboFrance_29
Jul 15, 2010

GET EQUIPPED


Hello, new to the thread & I see a lot of circuit racing discussion and I was curious - does anyone follow / enjoy FIA world rallycross? New season starts in a couple months and getting a discussion going would be fun for those that follow (or are new to the sport). It's technically circuit racing but I didn't know if it warranted a new thread; I'm guessing it doesn't.

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

I watch WRX occasionally since it's on free TV in the UK, it's one of those series' I always enjoy watching but never remember its on though. This is the thread for it though, WRC stuff goes in here too.

RoboFrance_29
Jul 15, 2010

GET EQUIPPED


Cool, good to know! From what I've seen, the events are posted on youtube on their official channel, though I usually have to use a VPN for the semis & finals since I'm in the US (I didn't have to last season, though). Here's the schedule for the interested:

RX1 = RX Supercar
RX3 = S1600

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




RoboFrance_29 posted:

Hello, new to the thread & I see a lot of circuit racing discussion and I was curious - does anyone follow / enjoy FIA world rallycross? New season starts in a couple months and getting a discussion going would be fun for those that follow (or are new to the sport). It's technically circuit racing but I didn't know if it warranted a new thread; I'm guessing it doesn't.

Feel free to pop in and discuss, post links, share videos, whatever youíd like for WRX Itís absolutely allowed in here - World Rally and Dakar have been discussed here, along with Extreme E a couple weeks back, so itís not an asphalt-only zone.

Iíll edit the OP to add some World RX info in a bit!

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





https://jalopnik.com/its-probably-time-to-repave-sebring-1846489631

I have found it, the wrongest hot take in endurance racing.

Yes I know it's a month old but drat. "Repave sebring because it's better when more cars finish within 1/10 of a second of the leader vs finishing in the garage with a broken suspension arm"

njsykora
Jan 23, 2012

Robots confuse squirrels.

That article was dumb and reading it at the time I was heartened that all the comments were calling the writer a dipshit.

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy



That's a pretty awful take.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





I love that the loving video he put in there refuted why sebring should be repaved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzVv1DyoJ6g

If you remove all the bumps, Sebring is a flat, boring track that will be min-maxed to the point where the track and race is irrelevant. The draw of the race is that if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007




njsykora posted:

That article was dumb and reading it at the time I was heartened that all the comments were calling the writer a dipshit.

I love that I know who posted the featured "This is the wrong take" comment, sports car racing internet is a small world.

Brownell might be an okay writer but Jesus Wept he has some absolutely abysmal takes on racing, especially endurance racing.

orange juche
Mar 14, 2012





There's also people in the comments that call Laguna Seca's corkscrew a "mundane, boring chicane that dips down".

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spaceblancmange
Apr 19, 2018

#essereFerrari


The only fresh concrete at Sebring should be the small patch he's buried under.

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