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Old 01-08-2017, 05:57 AM
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DH Racing has automatic Ferrari entry, GTam
Scuderia Corsa, 2 automatic Ferrari entries, GTam
AF Corse, 3 automatic Ferrari entries, GTPro 2x, GTam 1x
JMW Motorsport has automatic Ferrari entry, GTam
Clearwater Racing has automatic Ferrari entry, GTam

What about Risi, 2nd at LM 2016...hopefully they will be back in '17 GTPro

Will all (new) teams accept the automatic entry?
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:56 PM
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Will all (new) teams accept the automatic entry?
'Not sure of the question....

However, 'posted on the Tentenths Le Mans board: "Not sure if this has already been mentioned but on the WEC twitter it's says that the entry list is being announced on 2nd February!"
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:39 PM
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In recent years, apart from giving priority to the winning teams in different categories from the previous year, the ACO have accepted most of the regular entrants in the WEC and the ELMS on the Le Mans list, on the condition that they register for the whole championship.

That leaves very little scope for wild card entries at Le Mans. Each year, there are teams that decline the invitation, have gone out of business or can't afford the trip there.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:52 PM
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ACO allways has a mix of makes in e.g. GTam
13-14 cars
If all Ferrari teams accepts automatic entry there will be a lot of Ferrari's in that class
If they do not rent/lease a car (458) they all need to buy a new 488...
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ACO allways has a mix of makes in e.g. GTam
13-14 cars
If all Ferrari teams accepts automatic entry there will be a lot of Ferrari's in that class
If they do not rent/lease a car (458) they all need to buy a new 488...
its just a question of budget...

plus they can rent an existing 488GT3 and convert into the GTE Version and back after LM
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:42 PM
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its just a question of budget...

plus they can rent an existing 488GT3 and convert into the GTE Version and back after LM
okay, so 'easy' to convert one of their own 488GT3s into a GTE (DH Racing has two cars)
JMW Motorsport, unknown yet if they will continue with a 488GTE or a different make or even class...
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Old 01-11-2017, 09:34 AM
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AF Corse with two car efford at LM in GTam!
A lot of 488s in that class :-)
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okay, so 'easy' to convert one of their own 488GT3s into a GTE (DH Racing has two cars)
JMW Motorsport, unknown yet if they will continue with a 488GTE or a different make or even class...
yes ist "easy" to convert the GTE into the GT3 and back (whatever easy means..) but possible yes and it has already been done at Michelotto.


if the invited Teams will accept the Invitation is only a matter of available Budget...
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yes ist "easy" to convert the GTE into the GT3 and back (whatever easy means..) but possible yes and it has already been done at Michelotto.


if the invited Teams will accept the Invitation is only a matter of available Budget...
Do you know which team converted a GT3 in a GTE?
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AF Corse with two car efford at LM in GTam!
A lot of 488s in that class :-)
great News even if not 100% confirmed yet. but looking good.
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Vista Jet Motorsport by AF Corse Thomas Flohr & Francesco Castellacci confirmed their entry in GTam FIA WEC
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Ferrari's best GT driver Bruni to Porsche....
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Ferrari's best GT driver Bruni to Porsche....
Even if not confirmed yet it looks like yes....
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:35 AM
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AF Corse – A second Ferrari 488 GTE car will be on the grid in GTE-Am, in a sister AF Corse entry fielded for the team’s ELMS graduates Thomas Flohr, Francesco Castellacci and a to-be-announced third driver.
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Yes NOW its confirmed :-)
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:33 PM
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Yes NOW its confirmed :-)
Will they lease the "71" from AF Corse or new car?
New 51 & 71 might be a little modified for LM :-)
488 GTE Evo.....
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i would not call it evo. The question is, where u need to modify? Engine? No... car has enough power. The problem was the bop, the 488 engine can do 650hp so it makes no sense to develop to 700 if bop screws u down to 500...
Aero? Not possible due to homologation unless u bring a new model which is not the case (apart from minor aero modifications). No the main focus is to work on details to better understand the existing car and parameters. I know on what Michelotto and team has worked on but u understand that i will not share it here :-)
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Will they lease the "71" from AF Corse or new car?
New 51 & 71 might be a little modified for LM :-)
488 GTE Evo.....
Theoretically Thomas could use his 488 GT3 and upgrade to the GTE Version.
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i would not call it evo. The question is, where u need to modify? Engine? No... car has enough power. The problem was the bop, the 488 engine can do 650hp so it makes no sense to develop to 700 if bop screws u down to 500...
Aero? Not possible due to homologation unless u bring a new model which is not the case (apart from minor aero modifications). No the main focus is to work on details to better understand the existing car and parameters. I know on what Michelotto and team has worked on but u understand that i will not share it here :-)
Perfect Christoph!
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Aero? Not possible due to homologation unless u bring a new model which is not the case (apart from minor aero modifications).
Homologation? What's that??? We don't need no stinkin' homologation...

Just ask Ford and the FIA/ACO. There's apparently no such thing any longer, at least for "some".



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