>RADIO LE MANS IS BACK COVERING IMSA EDITION
>THANK YOU BASED HINDHAUGH SUBEDITION
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Weekend Schedule (All times EDT/GMT
Friday, October 3:
Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge @ Road Atlanta 1:15PM EDT/1715 GMT
ARCA Series @ Kansas 8:30PM EDT/0030 GMT (Saturday)
Saturday, October 4:
12 Hours of Hungary @ Hungaroring 2:00AM EDT/0600 GMT
ADAC GT Masters Race 1 @ Hockenheimring 6:00AM EDT/1000 GMT
NASCAR K&N Pro East @ Dover 10:00AM EDT/1400 GMT
TUDOR Championship Petit Le Mans @ Road Atlanta 11:00AM EDT/1500 GMT
NASCAR Nationwide @ Kansas 3:30PM EDT/1930 GMT
/ovgt3/ @ Spa-Francorchamps 4:00PM EDT/2000 GMT
Sunday, 5 October:
Formula 1 @ Suzuka 2:00AM EDT/0600 GMT
Super GT @ Buriram Circuit 4:00AM EDT/0800 GMT
ADAC GT Masters Race 2 @ Hockenheimring 5:55AM EDT/0955 GMT
NASCAR Sprint Cup @ Kansas 2:00PM EDT/1800 GMT
implying that thing will actually finish it's first stint
>34 minuts of gearbox issues
Nick Daman pls come along
>FOX Sports 2
for what fucking purpose, still
Anon in charge of pictures
>But take a look at USCR/TUSCC now.
I am, the competition has been really tight and fierce the past few races. Daytona and Sebring were spaghetti fests, sure, but every race since then has had excellent racing. I get the feeling like you haven't actually seen a TUSC race lately. Don't drink that ten tenths bullshit.
I've seen Sebring, Daytona, Laguna Seca, parts of Watkins Glen, Indy, and COTA. I agree that competition got tighter but I don't think that competition is better than the Super GT. Just my opinion though
Eh in theory the factory GTE cars still make it somewhat relevant and GTD probably has better privateer teams than GT300 albeit without the handful of factory cars, but considering TUSCC is BoP-owl and ref car, yeah.
But it's Petit and it's the only race I'll see at Road Atlanta this year, I can pretend to watch it in the background still.
Most of these races will have their own race threads, so look for both official and unofficial stream links in there. If you dont find anything, most of these can be found on wiziwig.
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>The only three true sports are boxing, bull fighting, and auto racing
>90% of /sp/ is stick-and-ball games
>nobody bitches about those non-sports being on the sports board
Contain your autism, we're exactly where we're supposed to be.
>Sport (or sports) is all forms of usually competitive physical activity which, through casual or organised participation, aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators.
>all forms of usually competitive physical activity
>which...aim to use, maintain or improve physical ability and skills
>while providing entertainment to participants, and in some cases, spectators.
check and check
Fits the definition of sport perfectly. We're exactly where we're supposed to be. If you don't like it, why bother posting?
>that feel when RLM coverage almost ruined the Suzuka 1000
It was literally "let's listen to a couple random British guys talk about things tangentially related to racing while a race goes on because they know absolutely fucking nothing about it"
>Implying that isn't the most based form of motorsport commentary
The first few hours of the broadcast for Petit Le Mans will be on IMSA.com, and I assume that they will have the in car cameras as per usual. You could proxy it up to watch the rest there, but there will be other streams at the usually places.
>Kyle Busch could always choke as well
Looks like I don't needed a calendar to know what month it is.
I always make fun of how in-your-face Breast Cancer Awareness Month is, but the pink cars can look really, really nice if they're done right.
Casey Mears' scheme from '05 is GOAT.
i could never tell if this car was pink or orange because it seemed to differ depending on the light but i loved it
and even better because it has nothing to do with scam non profits.
He's bretty good, his career just went in an awful direction for a while
>this keeps happening to my favourite drivers
Well at least my favourite current F1 driver actually won a championship twice before spiraling into everyone calling them a shitty car babby and using them as proof that Alonso's dick can cure AIDS.
Eh. I don't think Jr is bad or awful or anything but what were his good seasons?
2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2012-14?
That's 7 seasons of being good. Out of 15 total seasons. That's not exactly consistent.
He had an absolutely horrid mid-season when he had his concussion. He also finished 11th in points
I dunno, 2002 always stuck out as a bad season for him. Then again, 2002 was a pretty bad season in general
>Champion has 6 DNFs
It's not like the cars he drove in those other years ran worth a shit the years after or before he drove them.
Like he had a better top 5 percentage in the #8 the last year than Mark Martin had in it the next season and the 25 had won 8 races since Tim Richmond stopped driving it 22 years prior.
He's not some sprint car hektik skidz I can jump in any car and be fast in 2 laps muh car control guy but as far as traditional pavement stock car drivers go he's as good as anyone there.
The 4th car at Hendrick has always mysteriously struggled
The list goes on. Not to mention he didn't really gel with his crew chiefs his first few years at Hendrick
It's more muh bad teams. DEI went in the shitter and with that whole soap opera going on so did Jr. It took years to turn both Hendrick's weakest team as well as him back around.
If Sr. was still around he'd probably be a multi-time champion right now and god willing Michael Waltrip wouldn't be whatever the fuck he is now. Assuming it's actually physically possible to stop Jimmiewinslol anyways.
>Raikkonen is now the comfortable, secure driver with support from the upper staff at Ferrari
Is this real life?
inb4 Alonso goes back to McLaren and full retards his way out of a title for glorious red car Kimi again.
>Is this real life?
For some reason I feel like I should point out that Raikkonen raced a truck for KBM and a Nationwide car for NEMCO Motorsports in May of 2011.
>tfw that was more than three years ago
Where has the time gone?
Michael could've won a bunch of races in his career.
>'91 at Darlington when he was the dominant car only to have the airgun malfunction on his final pitstop
>'94 Talladega, second on the last lap
>'05 Phoenix, had the best car and was catching Kurt Busch but knocked the wall down
>guys why wouldn't Alonso go to McLaren, there's no way they'd keep building shitty cars
When he raced the truck he impressed the fuck out of me. I don't think I can remember someone in openwheel who came into Nascar and was able to actual race and not just run around at the back either crashing or getting lapped 50 times.
Not to mention it was the same race the track was in a weird condition with Kyle and a few other drivers spinning out yet Kimi kept the truck under him the whole race.
I feel like there was.
He was also Top 5 in points for virtually the whole 2003 season until he collapsed late and finished ~15th in the final standings. People forget that year happened though and just shout >plate babby when talking about him as a driver
>Kimi retires from F1 after 2015
>goes back to nascar in 2016
>through a bizarre sequence of events he wins the Sprint Cup being the first ever foreigner to win the title
Only Kimi could be so BASED.
He kind of is a plate babby, but to be fair to Michael he's always ridden around in shit equipment
when 2003 DEI was the best equipment you've ever raced in, that says a lot about the quality of your race cars. I don't think he'd be amazing in top tier cars but I think he'd carve out a better career than what he had instead.
>Kimi wins the Cup without winning a single race
>NASCAR changes point system for next season back to something like before the chase system
>Kimi wins 18 out of 36 races and wins the Cup again
Many lels would be had
>people think Suzuka is an old school REAL track when it is in fact pussy shit compared to when it was built either.
At this point most of the corners on the track have been nuked and moved inwards to make room for more runoff, only the hairpin and like half of the esses are intact.
>The Tudor United Sports Car Championship: All the stupidity and lack of talent of club racing with the expense of pro racing!
Sorry but what you see is not true.
It is thight because imsa makes it thight. With this bop even f1 would be thight and you could see mercedes loosing. But you cant see that becuse f1 is still racing not a tv show.
This whole season was a piece of shit. Hope that tusc fall soon and alms or something similar comes back.
What is anyone thinking when they get into one of those piece of crap cars at a high speed track to start with?
They're legitimately a kit car imitation of a GTP in everything but name.
>Road Atlanta will always look like a piece of shit
You would imagine that being owned by Nascar would have an actual pit facility built, or even a pressure washer to remove mud from every wall
Oh, and this is now the slowest PLM pole by 0.8s, and like another second and a half off the third slowest or something.
>A 333SP on 90s Yokohama tires went quicker than anything today
>and is stronger built than most of the cars in the current field
>8 (eight) prototypes, including the Mazdas
They are pro drivers so I'm assuming that they can't be too picky. To be fair, I wouldn't mind the DPs at all if it wasn't for the stupid merger. I liked Grand Am, but an 80's prototype has no place in (what was supposed to be) a top series
>Best race series
It used to be, with international drivers, teams and cars; now it has FWD/RWD issues, poor performance balancing and the drivers have now a celeb' attitude on camera.
The NGTC cars are great, and the grid big, but BMW has been too dominant.
Oh btw >Saloon Stocks is best series.
The current LMP1s absolutely shit on Group C cars. The Historic Group C pole would have been between the last LMP2 and the ZEOD 24 seconds behind the pole sitting TS040 this year.
In general LMPs have been breaking Group C and GTP lap records for most of the last 15 years, although the 3.5L cars were a bit harder to knock off at some tracks.
jesus christ i can't wait for saturday's spaghetti. may have to stream it on my laptop while hooning around spa.
>trying to find FoxSports2 stream
Fuji is a fucking terrible track, any year.
>/ovgt3/ in the schedule
OVG STREAM AND COMMENTARY WHEN
>He’s aiming to have son Graham be one of the drivers
At least that's a plus.
By the way I heard that Fox is only showing beginning and the end of the race. Anyone knows if there's going to be some commentary then or just engine sounds?
>thinking some random map an autist on the internet drew is accurate
>not being able to recognize the first corner is fucked up when it everyone knows there's a mini-straight in the middle now
1976 - pit wall
1983 - chicane added
1984 - Spoon curve moved inwards to add runoff to outside
1985 - First corner moved forward slightly to expand runoff, changed from 100R>70R>60R continuous curve to 100R>short straight>60R
1987 - new pit complex. Degner changed from continuous curve to two corners with straight between
1991- chicane moved 30m closer to 130R
2001 - part of the esses moved inward to expand runoff
2002 - part of Dunlop moved inwards to expand runoff
2003 - 130R reprofiled into 85R>45R compound corner, runoff expanded. Chicane moved closer by 60m. Double chicane added for motorcycles
2004 - bike chicane added at 200R
First corner and Degner in particular got Tilked before Tilke was a thing with the way they hacked it off into shorter corners.
>Paul Gentilozzi knows what he's talking about, but that's not what he's known for
>The Adjustment of Performance Viper Charity Cup featuring some other cars
>Angry rich douchebags racing rich douchebag cars
Man fuck this race.
A lot of things Panoz is doing are against the idea of the project.
>TK raced against all the assholes in 90s Trans-Am
>Scott Pruett still stands out as driving like an asshole
I think I'd rather just have Kendrall, Schroeder, and Fellows story time than watch this race
>closing the end of pitlane during an endurance race
>closing the pit lane at all during an endurance race
>full course yellows for cars that are able to continue after a spin
i mean its been like this all fucking season but how the fuck have they not gotten the message?
CRASHES CRASHES WRECKS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
why be mad about that now? GTE has been like that from the beginning. the BMWs had unfair bop last year which helped them contend. the vettes had it the year before. in WEC the astons had it the first 2 years. without it it would be a field of 14 porsches ands ferraris like we had at the end of GT2 and that was not fun.
I've been pissed about it since Road America.
>would have won Daytona if the car didn't spontaneously burst into duct tape
>would have won Sebring if not for ref ball
>lost Watkins Glen by a car length after le green white checker caught them up so strategy didn't mean shit
>would have won Mosport if they didn't drive off the track
>ran away with the Ferrari at Road America and VIR
>won CotA after the Ferrari got nerfed into the ground again while the Viper stayed the same
>they have the most restricted engine
>0.1mm bigger than the Corvette despite being a 45% bigger engine
>they are the heaviest
>5kg lighter than Corvette and BMW
>they have have the worst BoP but work the hardest!
Yeah because everybody else uses a purpose built Formula 1 engine, right?
That thing should have like a 26.9mm base restrictor if the rules actually included 8L engines, which with the breaks IMSA gives them to deal with GTD cars still works out to around 27.3 at best. They're running TWENTY NINE POINT SIX because they are too fucking lazy to actually develop the engine properly and it makes less power than a destroked small block.
They can at least try to make it look fair.
>well you see the Viper, being a Chrysler copy of a Corvette, isn't as good of a platform for racing as the Corvette, which is why they need better BoP in every single category despite already being faster when they didn't
>they are too fucking lazy to actually develop the engine properly and it makes less power than a destroked small block.
>copy of the corvette
now this is shitpost little corvette fanboy so stop it
remembers me of the drivers taking a piss during red at Spa 24h this year
>Not having sector yellow flag system.
They're slower than a 16 year old GT1 car in LM trim.
They're slower than a 20 year old Ferrari 333SP World Sports Car.
>switch to viper stream
>still better than watching the intro again
I would just like to take a moment and congratulate Fox Sports for a great coverage.
If only they showed more men talking...
>Milk and Donuts only takes three laps to wreck
she's still ahead of carl long
>tfw going to dip into the 30's tonight
>got some hot chocolate with a blanket
>mfw strongly thinking about staying up all the way through Super GT tonight
Super GT at a Tilkedrome, Buriram Circuit
Polish Speedway league final starting now.
The guy survived so many crashes, only to die in a road accident. RIP
I like like most of the way Japan runs motorsport but it's only slightly above third world countries like Brazil for places I'd prefer a life threatening accident to occur.
The marshals just never seem ready to deal with that sort of thing and between the language barrier and some weird hangups with the local culture and laws everything always seems to go full panic mode.