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    There's no incentive to do a zero waiver, cutting edge car, when you can just race an old brick like the Aston and get it all evened out with BOP. Or better than evened out. Why spend the money.

    All the wrong incentives....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBK View Post
    The handful, in my opinion, this year will the 4 RSRs. Porsche won't be shy about using them in a team effort.
    Likely so, we’ll probably need some ‘thicker’ body panels. That’s said, Ganassi/Hull also has four cars to work with and it seems that the GT, on a relative basis, is easier on it’s tires than the Porsche. I like our cadre of drivers and the GT chassis. We’ll see.
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    Smallest engine with the least amount of boost!

    Quote Originally Posted by KennethClay View Post
    There's no incentive to do a zero waiver, cutting edge car, when you can just race an old brick like the Aston and get it all evened out with BOP. Or better than evened out. Why spend the money.

    All the wrong incentives....
    That's socialist racing for you

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    To be fair the Aston is a new brick now, not an old brick! I drove the new car the other day. It was quite nice. Didn't realize that they were getting all powertrain and electronics from Merc now. Not as pretty as the old one.

    Smallest engine and least boost might be marginally less irritating if fuel wasn't adjusted for arbitrary maximum lap count. Seems to obviate the utility of fuel strategy, unless I'm missing something.
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    They may have pulled out of LMP1 but the FIA is making sure that Porsche will win Le Mans again this year. This political bullshit sucks.
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    Yes, definitely not good news :/ beside race strategy, reliability will be extremely important

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    seems like the same formula for us as last year... ..
    I guess that's why last years 2nd place was so gratifying !! haven't seen the dancing banana in a while have you ?? lol ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by roketman View Post
    Lucky there is no BOP for driving talent!
    Well, yes there is. The BOP penalizes first place finishes, whether they were due to superior technology, or superior driving, or both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texas mongrel View Post
    They may have pulled out of LMP1 but the FIA is making sure that Porsche will win Le Mans again this year. This political bullshit sucks.
    My quote of May 23rd. I rest my case.
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