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Old 01-10-2009, 09:49 PM
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KIDTY I just opened up a link You posted 12-18-08 Racecar Engineering. WOW! it's like opening a time capsule! Thank You This should be FUN! I'm gonna go read this cover to cover! 200% zoom so it will take some time, but Thanx again
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:19 AM
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Kidty, once again I thank You for that post It collapsed upon itself, Waagh snooze, loooze I guess
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:40 AM
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No problem forager, hope you enjoyed what you managed to see of it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:48 AM
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Peugeot, Audi and Acura will race eachother at Sebring. That will be the greatest match-up since the 1999 Le Mans when Toyota, Audi and BMW raced head to head.

And your trusted reporter will make his ALMS debut there!
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Old 01-11-2009, 01:54 AM
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Peugeot, Audi and Acura will race eachother at Sebring. That will be the greatest match-up since the 1999 Le Mans when Toyota, Audi and BMW raced head to head.

And your trusted reporter will make his ALMS debut there!
Yes you are right about that Wouter. I had forgotten about that - three big name manufactures going at it for overall honours finally again should be great. Not to mention your photography and summary - good news indeed.

Is Acura interested in contesting Le Mans this year?
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:25 AM
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Is Acura interested in contesting Le Mans this year?
There were plenty of Honda personnel at Le Mans last year. I would think they might send Fernandez and his LMP2 team. The deadline for submitting an entry is somewhere in January so it would be safer for them to enter a tried and tested machine than a new one.
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There were plenty of Honda personnel at Le Mans last year. I would think they might send Fernandez and his LMP2 team. The deadline for submitting an entry is somewhere in January so it would be safer for them to enter a tried and tested machine than a new one.
I was hoping for the ARX-02a or two maybe making a run at it like Peugeot did in 2007 as a trial run or whatever and if they won then they won it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:11 AM
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I was hoping for the ARX-02a or two maybe making a run at it like Peugeot did in 2007 as a trial run or whatever and if they won then they won it.
But Peugeot is French and Le Mans is their only objective. Acura does not sell cars here.
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But Peugeot is French and Le Mans is their only objective. Acura does not sell cars here.
Indeed but no less you indicated there was a Honda presence at Le Mans so I'd imagine and if they are planning of sending an Fernandez's LMP2 there is some interest to compete eventually at the top level I'd presume - even if they race there to sell cars here.
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Indeed but no less you indicated there was a Honda presence at Le Mans so I'd imagine and if they are planning of sending an Fernandez's LMP2 there is some interest to compete eventually at the top level I'd presume - even if they race there to sell cars here.
Yes they surely want to race there but not with a brand new car.
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Hey guys Acura has been building now for a few yrs. over here ALMS. I think they had Their sights on LeMans. but with all the woes, scaled back perhaps. It's a strong Car,decent Team. I think if Honda comes to visit it won't just be a social call
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Hey guys Acura has been building now for a few yrs. over here ALMS.
But only with the LMP2 car. The LMP1 ARX02a is brand new. I expect them to try LMP2 first at Le Mans. It won't be as high profile but will still teach them the valuable lessons needed to take on Le Mans with an LMP1.
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:06 AM
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Oh, by the way, they where supposed to move to P1 this Year. They have decent Drivers. they've kinda left andretti/green behind them,but that should be old news. forgive Me, Speedtv did an hour long thing on the Acura not too long ago. I think the plan was ALMs this yr. P1 & then LeMans
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:13 AM
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Wouter, they were pretty competitive last yr.P2. the car is decent, i don't think they will embaress themselves might surprise some folk, everybody was watching Audi & Porsche last yr.
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Wouter, they were pretty competitive last yr.P2. the car is decent, i don't think they will embaress themselves might surprise some folk, everybody was watching Audi & Porsche last yr.
That's why they will probably race the P2 car at Le Mans, if they will race at Le Mans.
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