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LMDh sounds like a much cheaper way to get to the overall podium than hypercar.  hypercar is supposed to be slower than an LMP1 hybrid, in part to make them cheaper than LMP1 hybrids.  but then you've got this new option that's likely even cheaper (though not leveraging much in the way of a road-going car), and probably not much slower (if any).  as 24 hour racing in particular is as much about reliability as being fast out on track, would you want to enter your expensive hypercar against a WTR cadillac LMDh? 

at the same time, this might just be aston martin refocusing its limited resources on supporting the F1 team that just bought it while scapegoating LMDh. 

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3 hours ago, elfenix said:

LMDh sounds like a much cheaper way to get to the overall podium than hypercar.  hypercar is supposed to be slower than an LMP1 hybrid, in part to make them cheaper than LMP1 hybrids.  but then you've got this new option that's likely even cheaper (though not leveraging much in the way of a road-going car), and probably not much slower (if any).  as 24 hour racing in particular is as much about reliability as being fast out on track, would you want to enter your expensive hypercar against a WTR cadillac LMDh? 

at the same time, this might just be aston martin refocusing its limited resources on supporting the F1 team that just bought it while scapegoating LMDh. 

Good points, and yeah, I was wondering too how this might be tied to their recent F1 developments, and the lingering rumor that they & Stroll want to take over the Merc team as well....

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2 minutes ago, elfenix said:

Anyone else out here?
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I believe that @Jim Krivacs is.

Man, WEC sure does a shitful job at publicizing how to watch things. 

After five minutes of fruitless searching (and all manner of super helpful results for how to watch various races over the past five years) I finally discovered that it's allegedly being shown in its entirety on the Motor Trend channel - on Dish, that's 246. My guide says otherwise, so I guess I will prepare myself for annoyance in an hour... 

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Surprise, surprise. 

Motor Trend cut away after an hour of the race to show a Very Important rerun of Junkyard Bargain Bullshit. 

Pay no attention to the fact that the WEC site clearly said that it would air the race in its entirety. 

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I'm a grumpy Luddite dinosaur. I want to watch TV on my TV (with the benefits of my DVR) and not deal with all the bullshit of using my phone or laptop or whatever to Chromecast onto my TV, watch a race on my computer, etc. 

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Surprise, surprise. 
Motor Trend cut away after an hour of the race to show a Very Important rerun of Junkyard Bargain Bullshit. 
Pay no attention to the fact that the WEC site clearly said that it would air the race in its entirety. 
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Yeah, that pissed me off.

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Fuck those Yankee junkyard chucklefucks. I bet one day we find out the old man raped his son repeatedly with an oil filter wrench and jumper cables. 

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Welp, I fucked up. I turned down a trip to Florida to help install some equipment for one of our clients. Turns out that the plant backs up to Sebring Raceway and practice for the season opening Trans-Am race is going on right now. Our tech can see quite a bit of the track from the back lot of the factory. Of course, he has no appreciation for any of it. All I knew about the factory was that it was in FL. I had no idea the mailing address was Sebring. That might have caught my attention.

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62 car field for LeMans was posted today. 6 P1 cars in their final 24 hours, 11 GTE pro, the rest P2 and GTE Am. Garage 56 is back with 3 disabled drivers in a specially modified Oreca.

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WRC Mexico is happening now.
Rally Argentina scheduled for April is postponed.


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WoO at Cotton Bowl, just postponed. 

That's the final cancellation on the list of things I was gonna do with my boys over spring break. Got nothin' left.

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CBS Sports is airing some vaguely interesting ice racing (cars and motorcycles) right now and for the next several hours. 

Not sure how much long-term appeal it will have, but it's something to amuse you for a few minutes. 

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So now we're into June races being postponed. Meanwhile, F1 & MotoGP stiill have races scheduled May 3 & beyond...

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6 hours ago, Prepuce of Doom said:

CBS Sports is airing some vaguely interesting ice racing (cars and motorcycles) right now and for the next several hours. 

Not sure how much long-term appeal it will have, but it's something to amuse you for a few minutes. 

This sounds like early ESPN programming before they had any major American sports. 

They had 24 hours a day to kill and introduced the American masses to motorcycle racing on ice with massive spikes (nails?) coming out of the tires and Aussie Rules Football. 

In Argentina during the off-season from soccer, when there wasn’t a June/July tournament, they would show matches from years past condensed into a 30 minute time slot WITH commercials... and live Women’s Field Hockey (“Las Leonas”).

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