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2013 American Le Mans Series

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by Hampus Andersson, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. BMW has announced that they will retire the M3 GT after it´s quite successful time in ALMS and replace it with the BMW Z4 GTE

    Hopefully it can live up to the results the M3 did,

    2009 - build-up year
    2010 - Team title and Manufacturer´s title
    2011 - Team title, Manufacturer´s title, driver´s title.
    2012 - BMW getting talked into running one more year, competitors simply too strong, especially the Corvette.

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    Will probably look similar to that,
    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/104680
     
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  2. The 991 Porsche won't be part of ALMS. Porsche Motorsports announced in a press release along with the news that Flying Lizard will no longer get factory support. they will not bring the 991 Porsche into the championship. So the only 991 in the States will be the 6 hour race at the Circuit of the Americas of the World Endurance Championship.
     
  3. Yea read Lizard will be doing GTC instead... to bad.

    either way, i´m looking forward to seeing that car (RSR), should look magnificent with the new rear lights and being slightly longer.
     
  4. Old video from 1998 at Petit Le Mans,

     
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  5. I came to find some info about the IMSA Grand Am merger and it's consequences for top-level sports car racing in the US.

    Referring to Motorsport-Total.com, LMP2 will be put into one class with DPs for two years. The DPs will get more aerodynamical freedom and more engine power to even them. Also LMP2s must use steel breaks. From 2016 LMP2 are no longer allowed. Grand Am also seeks to even GTEs and their own GT. This idea does not get much love it seems though, since the manufacturers would need to modify their cars to special specifications. MST bases these news on "sport auto" researches. No names were given but it was reported to be information from high ranked Grand Am officials.

    http://www.motorsport-total.com/meh...emeinsames_Feld_von_LMP2_und_DP_12122202.html
     
  6. Dp´s and LMP´s equalized....that will be interesting to see.
     
  7. omfg god this thing is a beast.

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    I´ll see if i can get a hold of better pictures.

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  8. I've got tickets to the race at Leguna Seca. That should be fun.
     
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  9. Hopefully they repeat their sucess they had with the M3!
     
  10. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Joey Hand's smile says it all when the car flies by. Great.
     
  11. Hand is in 7th heaven...getting to drive that AND the M3 DTM car :)
     
  12. Does anyone has a link for live streaming of Sebring during this weekend ? would be much appreciated. Cheers
     
  13. Yea ALMS own homepage streams everything for us living outside USA.

    It´s pretty sweet actually.
     
  14. Søren Mogensen

    Søren Mogensen
    MadCape Racing

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  15. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Try clicking the chat button in the navigation bar of the forum :D
     
  16. James Johnson

    James Johnson
    The Weatherman

    Todaaaaaaysssss the day! :D Ohhhhh Howwww I misss Seeeebring!
     
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  17. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    Pure sounds:coffee:
     
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  18. Rui F. Martins

    Rui F. Martins
    Premium Member

    anyone watching the 12 hours of sebring? i was watching the Corvette going behind the wall and back to the paddock and i was thinking that besides remembering the track the drivers have to remenber they're way to the paddock, it seems a long way :roflmao:
     
  19. Just started watching! I love endurance racing!!
     
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