Ok. But Kaufmann showed that the regulations can say what they want. I mean he was asked to not race earlier that season in Spa, did not do a single lap at night during the days at LeMans. He did not serve the requirements of being classified "pro" but still was.
they just have a someone from Mazda on Eurosport who talks about a production based, 2.2 compound turbodiesel engine for the LMP2 class (at least thats what I think he said), so no wankel Apparently those will be factory-raced only in GrandAm and single seaters for the next years
This is probably the same rumor that suggests they would just increase financial support for the current HPD teams (JRM & Strakka) and brand the cars (again, since in ALMS they were Acuras) as Hondas for next year or then more like takeover one of the teams.
Porsche's comeback of course not been a rumor since July... last year, when they made the official announcement.
It's not like you to talk so much shit Thilo. Kauffman raced at Spa, and did 15 laps over the 3 qualifying sessions last year - otherwise he wouldn't get to race. The only reason his team was in GTE-Pro was to use the latest 458 Italia as it could not be used in the Am category - there are no requirements in order to be in the Pro class, lineups are free.
But someone please give me a good reason not to think that that contact was somehow deliberate. Not even Nakajima's lack of brains at handling traffic could cover that crash as an excuse, he had more than enough space to be comfortable with and he still veered into the Deltawing. Pisses me off to see the Deltawing have to retire so early into the race, and specially because of some F1 flop in an Idiyota.
is the delta wing completely out or are they still trying to repair it? They do actually rebuild the crashed Toyota atm, which is quite unbelieveable someone from Toyota said it may run again in the next 2 hours
The medical doctor of Porsche Motorsports, who is mainly working for the FIA at other weekends, said to the German Eurosport crew, that Davidson couldn't be recovered/couldn't recover himself from the car quicker because the hybrid system failed (it should shut down automatically when experiencing unnatural accelerations) and was still running. That's why you see the track workers standing there not doing anything with the car.
Quick check on my picks xD
LMP1 #8 Toyota TS030 (Toyota Racing) - out LMP1 privateer #17 Dome S102.5 (Pescarolo Team) - far behind due to reparis LMP2 #31 Lola B12/80 (Lotus Team Kolles) - far behind LMGTE-Pro #74 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R (Corvette Racing) - far behind due to repairs LMGTE-Am #99 Aston Martin Vantage GT2 (Aston Martin Racing) - out