Andy Blackmore pls finish your wallplanner sub-edition
>100 car grid in the 24h of Dubai, first time the grid limit has been hit in its 11 year history; many of the cars new-for-2016 GT3s with many familiar names behind the wheel
>Toyota's new TS050 makes its debut at Aragon this week, testing alongside the TS040s; engine is rumored to be similar in architecture to that of Porsche's 2015 turbo V4, moving away from the naturally aspirated V8 which powered the company's 2014 Driver's and Manufacturer's championship
>Erebus dropping Mercedes in V8 Supercars, switching to Walkinshaw Racing-built Holden Commodores
>Sprint Cup Ford Fusion gets a new "exciting" look
Friday, January 15th
>Hankook 24h Dubai 2016 Race 0500 ET/1000 UTC
Dakar still has ~3 stages left, not sure what else is happening
DAYTONA ONLY TWO WEEKENDS AWAY
>P2s are fast
>DP not fastest
>minimal amount of PCs behind GTLMs
>all those classes and cars within a half second of each other
Can't wait for IMSA to fuck it all up. However, that might be difficult to do when the ACO is helping with BoP and we actually get adjustment based on turbo mapping.
And page 2 which is much less interesting
shit I just found out Loeb rolled his car and fell to 8th.
Dakar's a cruel mistress.
straight bullshit, that team has been getting fucked by the rules all Dakar.
Not even once
>prepare OP for Dubai24
>check for /msp/ thread in the last minute
wew lad, that could have gone wrong
The coverage of the 24h of Dubai started a few minutes ago.
>SLS fastest in FP1
>Corvette fastest in FP2
>Audi quickest in Quali
>AMG GT quickest in warmup
Among the A6 class (basically GT3 with custom BoP) you can find a RS01 with french GT3 homologation, a Porsche 911 GT America from last years IMSA GTD regulation and a Huracan Trofeo from the Lamborghini Cup Series
The A6 class has special regulations where it is subdivided into two different classes (Pro and Am). The differences are quite big and explained in detail in the event regulations starting on page 88 of this pdf (http://www.creventic.com/uploads/files/24hseries/regulations_2016/Sporting_and_Technical_regs_24HSERIES_2016_version_6%20November_2015_APPROVED.pdf). I am sure the rules will also be explained on the live stream by the radio le mans team later on.
We already had two fires during pre race sessions where the No. 7 HB Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 had a fire in the wiring loom. The No. 16 Black Falcon Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 had it worse though as the whole car burned down on the outlap in FP2. Assenheimer received burns to face and hands and cannot participate in the race anymore. Worth noting is that the spare chassis, which finished second at the Gulf 12 Hours before Christmas, had passed into driver of the #3 Abdulaziz Al-Faisal’s personal collection and was bound for a museum after being displayed in the paddock for this event.
Radio Le Mans audio stream
One of the MARC V8s got binned twice head on in prerace sessions, car is probably a DNS
First confirmed DNS is one of the 235i Racing of Sorg Rennsport with chassis damage also sustained prerace
Good post, I'm sure you've convinced millions
btw, turnleft isn't happening this weekend. We're watching 24 hour endurance road course racing. Yes, endurance. That means they go longer than 20 seconds without a commercial break
>not putting the sandbags out of the car AFTER the last chance to get fucked by BoP
The GT3s are about 10-20 seconds quicker per lap than the cars that SLS overtook so far.
They should just plant a huge forrest around the track and recreate atmosphere like at Spa or Nürburger. Also needs more public drinking, bonfires and public camping
It lacks a lot of the elements that make other endurance races so comfy
>no big lead up with test days and such
>no massively fuckhuge teams or well known drivers from other disciplines
>no personalities goofing around on social media
>no Magnus Racing type streams
>no happy drinking Germans partying at the track
>no drunken Justin Bell infield walk at midnight
Dubai is part of the 24h Series. Regarding Code 60, I think the Dubai 24h race two or three years ago introduced track-wide speed limits to help with clearing accidents making safety cars obsolete (in theory). Since then the system was adapted by a lot of racing series. VSC in F1 is basically nothing other thant this. The Code 60 flag is now being used in the VLN series at the Nürburgring for track section speed limits as track wide code 60 wouldnt make sense because of the length of the track.
Code 60 also found its way to WEC last year I think
Someone please correct me if this was introduced somewhere else before Creventic used it in their series
Hey /motor/, I'm planning to buy a three-day pass to the Long Beach Grand Prix. Where should I sit? I was thinking right at turn 1 would be good.
There used to be reports of drivers doing it on midnight during Le Mans race, but I'm not quite sure it's still allowed (as it was pre-WEC).
>by the way it was a female driver
At least with the Mexico one, I might consider there will be a lot of fun desu. Although, I wanted that thing to look more like the New Hampshire MS road course with outside portions (which is impossible to begin with since the Hermanos Rodriguez is almost a street circuit) more than a Puebla rehash.
Still no word on the Swiss round.
It didn't even make sense, especially because RLM loves to say that the WEC is the top racing series in the world when it comes to techonology. Sportscar racing is all about innovation, but you aren't supposed to swap a gearbox in 5 minutes. That's over the line
>tfw 90 other cars on track making it impossible to rejoin
(I'm not that 7-1, but)
Except the state sports car racing is right now, it's like that meme John Hindhaugh loves: It's a (6/24) hour sprint race. Stops for maintenance are punishing and harsh to the team.
>and the car was MR and changing gearboxes wouldn't take that long anyway
yeah it's really stupid
I think the idea was for it to make thinks more level when it was a race done only by amateurs in unclassified cars, but now that they run organized classes and have pro teams it doesn't make any sense. It doesn't make sense in the first place really, several amateur leagues here run quite well without lap time limits.
A bunch of gentlemen drivers bitched about how they weren't able to compete for the overall/class win in GT3 against teams that had 2 or 3 pro guys in the lineup. So the organizers came up with a rule that allowed the Am class entries to fill up the entire tank during the pit stops and in return wouldn't allow them to run under a determined laptime. This way they could battle for a class win and maybe have a shot at the overall podium depending on their luck. When it comes to stupid regulations, nothing will ever beat what the Bathurst 12h organizers did a few years ago
Well, I get that its origins came from amateur races, and thats exactly how I view the Hankook series, but these rules are nonsense.
Theyre better off enforcing 1 pro driver maximum or if they go with 2 pro drivers, throw some extra penalty weight on the car.
Nobody likes coasting in a car, its mind numbing and takes away all excitement :(
Most of the amateurs approved the change when it came out, actually. The main problem is that some of the gentlemen drivers think too high of themselves and genuinely belive they should have a shot at winning the race overall or at least taking the class win despite being 4 or 5 seconds slower, so the organizers had to do something about it. They could be more like Tracy Krohn. Krohn at least recognises how slow he is and races mostly for fun
I just discovered 24h races and realized how much I like them. Is there a schedule of all the races available somewhere?
Are there other races that go all night long, that aren't 24h?
These cars look fucking sweet in the pitch black darkness.
This is the unofficial start of the motorsports season. The 24h series are a bit more amateur than the other long enduros coming up.
Big dates to watch out for:
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona - Jan 30th
Bathurst 12 Hour - Feb 6-7th
Sebring 12 Hour - March 19th
Nurburgring 24 Hours - May 28th
24 Hours of Le Mans - June 18th
Petite Le Mans (10 Hours) - October 1st
All the other WEC races are 6 hours long and some of the other races go into night time but not many.
A guy named Andy Blackmore puts out a wallplanner/calendar that should be coming out soon
If driving at night with these fireworks is somehow like driving at night during a thunderstorm, that shit must be a pain in the ass.
Going at something like 60kmph in a thunderstorm is already dangerous as fuck imagine 200kmph.
forgot to mention
24 Hours of Spa - July 30th
Theyre really taking their time cleaning up the track. The aftermath didnt look particularly bad, but maybe one of the drivers got hurt badly. No commentary about it yet as far as I can tell...
The Circuit of the Americas race is nice, it's a double header with IMSA (North American Sportscars) and WEC. The first race is 2 hours and 40 minutes and the second is 6 hours.
2 years ago was an interesting time
That was entertaining although quite dull at times. I still have a webm or two to make form that of the DP that was crashed at the start/finish and looked like he was about to take out the cars on track for about 5 minutes.
#28 is kill. Which means that the #16 is running second. It's happening
i can't do anything else before I go to bed
Stewart went to confront and intimidate a fat fan and got in his face, fat fan defended himself and pushed Tony away as Tony told him to do something about it, security pushed the fan down and Tony got in his face again as security held him down.
Creventic Decide Not To Invite Scuderia Praha To Mugello Race
>We would like to emphasize our philosophy to offer a platform for amateurs drivers and teams, to do their hobby: racing for fun. We expect all competitors to respect our sporting objectives and to adjust driving behaviour accordingly.
>We hope to welcome Scruderia Praha again at the round after Mugello, the Hankook 12H ZANDVOORT.
>The Mugello race was set to see the racing debut for Scuderia Praha’s new Ferrari 488 GT3
Does anyone have the video of the accident? I only saw the wreckage.
I only watched the first few hours of the race
The overall results of the Dakar just came in
(not complete yet)
Bikes overall results
Hirvonen wins the WRC duel against Loeb on a Mini. Loeb who got four or five stage wins in this year had his problems on the longer, more open terrain stages and rolled his Peugeot once.
Probably the best you can get for PS4 if you are into simcades