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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    Or just a lot of downforce in general. Sebring has a quite a few fast corners....whats interesting also is that with the smaller rear wing you'd think they have to reduce front downforce to get the balance right....so that might suggest they didn't lose as much downforce as one would led to be believed....
    True.

    If you look closely to the mounting point on the rear wing itself, it looks to have some sort of quick release mechanism...that, or it flexes somewhat.


    edit: Looking at other galleries, I came across this
    http://www.endurance-info.com/2009_A...terTest/14.jpg
    The Panoz has a new nose. Multimatic did say they were going to do a lot of testing to make the Panoz competitive again...
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    Hey Marshall,

    Are you getting any info on how the BMW and Vette GT2 are performing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
    True.

    If you look closely to the mounting point on the rear wing itself, it looks to have some sort of quick release mechanism...that, or it flexes somewhat.

    thats what I thought also...the mounting geometry seems to lend itself easily to a flexing mounting at speed with load....which may or maynot be the intention....
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    Aston Martin will return to Le Mans and the LMS, but with a 2 car Lola LMP1 coupe effort. Both cars will be powered by the same V12 in the DBR9. Their goal is an overall win.

    Though it is sad to see Aston go from GT1, GT1 is just waiting for the last nail in the coffin, and Aston said a few years ago that once their goal in GT1 was achieved, that they would move to LMP1 for a try at overall glory.

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    Leo Mansell is going to drive a 430 for Team Modena in LMS...and poppa Nige is going to be a part of the team also.

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    Interesting development on the Aston LMP1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
    True.

    If you look closely to the mounting point on the rear wing itself, it looks to have some sort of quick release mechanism...that, or it flexes somewhat.


    edit: Looking at other galleries, I came across this
    http://www.endurance-info.com/2009_A...terTest/14.jpg
    The Panoz has a new nose. Multimatic did say they were going to do a lot of testing to make the Panoz competitive again...
    Same nose as last year.
    Cal Naughton, Jr.: So when you say psychosomatic, you mean like he could start a fire with his thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPME View Post
    Same nose as last year.
    It seems more sculpted with more inlets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    Hey Marshall,

    Are you getting any info on how the BMW and Vette GT2 are performing?
    BMW put all 4 of their drivers in the car for the first time today. Still far off the pace and development curve for Sebring. Auberlen was doing some MaD doriFTo in the slow corners towards the end of the day at corner exit. They also likely won't show their hand in a public forum like this.

    LG was balls out, and fast, but the FLM Porsche was faster and today was their first day with the car. Zero setup info to draw from...
    Cal Naughton, Jr.: So when you say psychosomatic, you mean like he could start a fire with his thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPME View Post
    BMW put all 4 of their drivers in the car for the first time today. Still far off the pace and development curve for Sebring. Auberlen was doing some MaD doriFTo in the slow corners towards the end of the day at corner exit. They also likely won't show their hand in a public forum like this.

    LG was balls out, and fast, but the FLM Porsche was faster and today was their first day with the car. Zero setup info to draw from...
    Is the LG 'vette still their own package? Or did they finally get assistance from Pratt & Miller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zytek_Fan View Post
    Is the LG 'vette still their own package? Or did they finally get assistance from Pratt & Miller?
    LG has been pn their own since after Sebring last year. GM stopped all assistance (wind tunnel time, new heads) once they announced their own GT2 entry.

    LG is said to have filed an entry for LM24, BTW. Very cool.
    Cal Naughton, Jr.: So when you say psychosomatic, you mean like he could start a fire with his thoughts?

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    Will have some good o1a to 02b comparo pic sup tomorrow, and a few incredible tracking shots of the Patron car our friends there gave us the inside track on. Here'sa small sample of 1
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    Cal Naughton, Jr.: So when you say psychosomatic, you mean like he could start a fire with his thoughts?

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    that pic is wicked....don't see that kind of shot for race cars often....
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    Aston Martin has just shown its Lola LMP1, and now runs the Charouz cars in Gulf livery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    that pic is wicked....don't see that kind of shot for race cars often....
    Agreed. the rest are crazier. I'll pop over the link once they go up.
    Cal Naughton, Jr.: So when you say psychosomatic, you mean like he could start a fire with his thoughts?

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