Welcome to Chris (I would be sorry if you could not compete this year), to Nick, and good job to all the staff.julien.decharentenay wrote:The KVRC 2015 challenge is starting to take shape (slowly) with an expanded organising committee. A warm welcome to Chris (our 2013 and 2014 winner) and a welcome back to Nick. It is still in very preliminary stage, but there is no doubt that there will be a KVRC 2015.
I think that a small entry fee (10$ more or less) would be useful to select the participants. The risk is to have people who, after the first race, stop participating.Schifty wrote:Hi, there
i hope this new season, we will got no fee for the entry !!
- i'ved complete the survey about the next season but i will suggest two thing for next season of KVRC
1- May be return in the past end of 80 of 90 and create a car fitting for this period
2- Create a brand new open wheel series, i mean we can create each of us a prototype car based on rules maded by someone
Strictly speaking I suppose closed cockpits were featured in the LMP1 regulations only from 2004 onwards, but prior to that we had LMGTP, late 90s GT1, and before that, Group C and IMSA GTP. The regulations won't be based directly on any of these rulebooks, but bodywork styles from all of these eras will probably be legal. Using a closed cockpit also makes things slightly easier from a regulatory point of view as we don't need to consider how to handle the cockpit opening for CFD testing.CAEdevice wrote:It looks interesting!
Even if I think that f1 shaped car would have some advanteges, the most important thing in my opinion is realism, so I hope that details such as fuel tank volume, heat exchangers volume, engine/gearbox, ... will be considered.
A question, what do you mean with "from the past couple of decades"? About 20 years ago LMP most of LMP car had open cockpit (es. Ferrari 333SP), not clod cockpit.
Contemporary LMP1 cars looks more promising in my opinion ( http://www.racecar-engineering.com/wp-c ... pzyta1.jpg ), but new LMP3 category would be perfect considering that the mechanic components are simpler ( http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers/1/1 ... elease.pdf ).
I can't wait! I think that most of the differences between LMP1 and LMPx will be about floor rules, is this correct?cdsavage wrote:The rulebook is closed-wheel and closed-cockpit, but fairly different to the official LMP1 rules. There should be a first public draft of the rulebook and guide files made available in a week or two so that you can get started on a car, but they will probably still be open to changes for a while after that. It should be finalized at least a couple of months prior to the first round.