WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

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WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by hairy_scotsman » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:54 am

I think we talked about this months ago. Back during the week of the race, we were told that the WEC/FIA had called a meeting with COTA people & told them that they wouldn't be returning to COTA under the same management, and that the event was the worst-run event they'd ever seen. Now John Dagys has filed a story about it.

So, apparently even though COTA is still on the calendar, it's still not a done deal.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Cold Fussion » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:19 am

COTA is a fairly terrible race track, would much prefer to see the WEC at Sebring firstly, followed by Road Atlanta or Road America later in the year.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Lycoming » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:00 pm

... Why not just watch ALMS then?

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by wesley123 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:27 pm

what ALMS? I am quite sure that became the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. A championship where teams still are unsure about what to expect that is starting in 50 days.
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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Lycoming » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:44 pm

I meant USCR. And only the lmp2 and DP teams don't know what to expect. PC, GT and GTC are more or less unchanged, and the calendar's set.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by wesley123 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:35 pm

True, though that's quite of a big thing. That such things might be complicated to adjust, I can comprehend that, but really, 50 days and still no clarity? Not to mention everything can change in mid season if people feel like it.

It will be interesting to see if another DP will take off in the next test.
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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by gray41 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:48 pm

Will the Porsche be capable of winning Le Mans in 2014?
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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Lycoming » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:24 pm

I kind of think they do, but realistically, probably not unless some calamity befalls all of the Audis. Everything now is new and untested for them, but then again, it wasn't that long ago that Porsche built the RS Spyder. A lot has changed since then, and no doubt LMP1 is different from LMP2, but that car did once beat the R10 TDI at Sebring.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Holm86 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:27 am

Audi will reveal their 2014 LMP1 car on this coming Monday :-)

http://www.motorsport.com/wec/news/worl ... 2014-lmp1/

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by fritticaldi » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:55 pm

The Porsche program appears to be on hold as the first exemplary of the new LMP1 was burned to crisp during a recent private test at Le Castellet, FRA. according to radio LeMans.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Lycoming » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:48 am

Minor setback, that's all.

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by wesley123 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:57 am

Would have expected them to have a second car by now already
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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

Post by Cold Fussion » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:11 pm

Lycoming wrote:... Why not just watch ALMS then?
Will Porsche, Toyota and Audi be participating in ALMS?

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Re: WEC (World Endurance Championship) 2014

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