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Old 06-18-2017, 08:38 AM
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JMW won GT-am!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:33 AM
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JMW won GT-am!!
Ferrari 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th.... now that is impressive
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:51 PM
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Ferrari 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th.... now that is impressive
Yes it is!
GTpro....not the pace of the Astons, Porsches, Vettes
Rigon said: we just miss some speed
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:20 PM
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Yes it is!
GTpro....not the pace of the Astons, Porsches, Vettes
Rigon said: we just miss some speed
As a member of AF Corse, I was there with the team. We have one issue and one only: the BoP restricts our top speed by 9km/h compared to all the other pro cars, so on a circuit like Le Mans we were sitting ducks. James "overdrove" trying to compensate for this and ended up losing the car.

Ford sandbagged thru qualifying and once the BoP was definitive after 17:30 on Friday, they showed a true turn of speed during Saturday morning's warm up. Politics and money win. Dave Richards keeps on going with a 6 year old car and gets the BoP that allows him to be in front.
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As a member of AF Corse, I was there with the team. We have one issue and one only: the BoP restricts our top speed by 9km/h compared to all the other pro cars, so on a circuit like Le Mans we were sitting ducks. James "overdrove" trying to compensate for this and ended up losing the car.

Ford sandbagged thru qualifying and once the BoP was definitive after 17:30 on Friday, they showed a true turn of speed during Saturday morning's warm up. Politics and money win. Dave Richards keeps on going with a 6 year old car and gets the BoP that allows him to be in front.
Honest question: How come AF Corse didn't sand bag? 9km/h doesn't seem like much (I am likely wrong though), would you not be able to pull the same tricks and work it so you gain that speed back come race time?
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:14 AM
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As a member of AF Corse, I was there with the team. We have one issue and one only: the BoP restricts our top speed by 9km/h compared to all the other pro cars, so on a circuit like Le Mans we were sitting ducks. James "overdrove" trying to compensate for this and ended up losing the car.

Ford sandbagged thru qualifying and once the BoP was definitive after 17:30 on Friday, they showed a true turn of speed during Saturday morning's warm up. Politics and money win. Dave Richards keeps on going with a 6 year old car and gets the BoP that allows him to be in front.
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ACO has a new sponsor: BMW
They will complete in...GTpro
Soon same story as the waiver for the Ford in 2016 (?????)

To be honest: ACO is one BIG joke. Forza Stephane Ratel ;-)
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To be honest: ACO is one BIG joke. Forza Stephane Ratel ;-)
Totally, totally agree with you. The last two years were pointless. About Stephane Ratel's new GT1 category, except Lamborghini, does any other manufacturer started making any tests?
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Old 06-20-2017, 10:13 AM
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There will be no GT1 by BlancpainGT
FIA will not allow a GT1 "prototype" series.
Politics, money, profits, car industry, advertising, sponsors
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I disagree. Of course only time will tell but if there was a probability for no GT1 series, why Lamborghini made the tests in Monza back in April?
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:19 AM
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As a member of AF Corse, I was there with the team. We have one issue and one only: the BoP restricts our top speed by 9km/h compared to all the other pro cars, so on a circuit like Le Mans we were sitting ducks. James "overdrove" trying to compensate for this and ended up losing the car.

Ford sandbagged thru qualifying and once the BoP was definitive after 17:30 on Friday, they showed a true turn of speed during Saturday morning's warm up. Politics and money win. Dave Richards keeps on going with a 6 year old car and gets the BoP that allows him to be in front.
Sandbagging
Nair Glad to Have ?Cleared Up? Ford Sandbagging Claims - Sportscar365
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Ferrari 488GTE Scuderia Corsa 2016 is not a GTE anymore.
Now a GT3 spec.
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