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    New Nissan GT-R LM

    How about this for a different way going about winning Le Mans

    http://www.nissan-motorsports.com/EN...015/15003.html

    550BHP 3.0 V6 twin turbo petrol Engine, IN THE FRONT. FRONT ENGINED. Driving the front wheels.
    700BHP Hybrid power unit driving the rear wheels.

    So 4 works teams, and 4 different ideas. WEC is looking good

    Steve

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    The WEC goes from strength to strength, because of the regs; 4 major manufacturers all with different solutions. None of the other FiA series can say that.
    And not only that; I reckon all of the factory drivers are picked on talent, not bringing cash. I'm not sure F1 or WRC can say that.

    And as for Nissan, is there a more proactive company in world Motorsport? Others should take note......
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post

    And as for Nissan, is there a more proactive company in world Motorsport? Others should take note......
    Holden?
    They've had a "factory" team in touring car racing for a more or less continuing effort since 1969.

    I think that that sort of continuous run in all classes of motorsport in the world is only bettered by McLaren and Ferrari.
    The Old Republic was a stupidly run organisation which deserved to be taken over. All Hail Palpatine!

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    Nobody cares about Holden outside Aus/NZ

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    The WEC goes from strength to strength, because of the regs; 4 major manufacturers all with different solutions. None of the other FiA series can say that.
    And not only that; I reckon all of the factory drivers are picked on talent, not bringing cash. I'm not sure F1 or WRC can say that.

    And as for Nissan, is there a more proactive company in world Motorsport? Others should take note......
    Except the leading drivers are all picked on talent. And those drivers you're referring to are not good enough for the leading WRC/F1 teams.

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    Not good enough for F1/WRC..... Okay, you keep believing that......
    WRC: On the long way to Recovery............
    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Don't get upset. I did say "leading" F1/WRC teams. Middle, back of the field? Ok, but it's not saying much. There's a reason why Sports/GT racing is an alternative motorsport path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeyman racer View Post
    Don't get upset. I did say "leading" F1/WRC teams. Middle, back of the field? Ok, but it's not saying much. There's a reason why Sports/GT racing is an alternative motorsport path.
    Anything is an alternative motorsport path. F1 is crap, come on we all know this. But always will be the pinnacle of the sport, with the best drivers.
    Because they get paid more.

    Steve

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    So you're agreeing with me? Good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_sw2000 View Post
    How about this for a different way going about winning Le Mans
    So 4 works teams, and 4 different ideas. WEC is looking good
    Steve
    WEC is frankly, awesome.. F1 is its feeder series...
    Have you been to Mulsannescorner.com where Mike Fuller (before it was released) wrote a great piece on the throughflow design of the chassis and after it was released wrote more about this intresting car. Just a shame it isn't racing before Le Mans..

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    I agree that Mike Fuller (before it was released) wrote a great piece on the throughflow design of the chassis and after it was released wrote more about this intresting car

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