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Old 04-06-2009, 09:54 AM   #301
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Just thought I'd post Yesterdays FTD list from Aldershot (UK) as we had GT2 and GT3 running as one:

Pos Class Name - Chassis - Shell - Time - Avelap - Bestlap
1 GT3 Nigel Moss - Calandra - Honda NSX - 19:304.39 - 16.02 - 15.77
2 GT2 Rob Warren - Associated - Mulsanne - 19:307.10 - 16.16 - 15.59
3 GT2 Gerald Page - Associated - Lotus Elise - 19:307.79 - 16.19 - 15.56
4 GT3 Tim Webb - Associated - Corvette - 19:307.87 - 16.20 - 15.62
5 GT3 Jon Wilkins - Associated - Mulsanne - 19:311.66 - 16.40 - 16.03
6 GT3 Dave Skelton - Associated - Mulsanne - 19:316.11 - 16.63 - 16.09
7 GT3 Dave Tims - Tamiya - Mulsanne - 17:305.21 - 17.95 - 16.95
8 GT3 Matt Tims - Tamiya - Porsche 956 - 17:315.35 - 18.55 - 17.77
9 GT3 Scott Adderson - HPI - Mulsanne - 15:301.77 - 20.11 - 18.36

GT2 (4cell 10.5) was just a little faster than GT3 (2S Saturn 20T) on the main straight (last 3 were first time out with their cars)
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:18 AM   #302
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Calling all pan car dudes in the Los Angeles area. I am trying to get a core of guys that want to run pan cars at least once a month at Crystal Park Raceway. At the moment we meet for racing the 3rd Saturday of the month. I want to push for the pro 10 class but willing to go World GT if the majority rules. The track as you will see is a nice big track and would be ideal for Pro 10. Currently I am running Novak 3.5r, lipo. But again as stated I can easily swap to a 10.5 or 17.5 for World GT. Let me know if you are in the area and see if we can meet up any weekend for practice before racing.



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Old 04-07-2009, 09:10 AM   #303
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Calling all pan car dudes in the Los Angeles area. I am trying to get a core of guys that want to run pan cars at least once a month at Crystal Park Raceway. At the moment we meet for racing the 3rd Saturday of the month. I want to push for the pro 10 class but willing to go World GT if the majority rules. The track as you will see is a nice big track and would be ideal for Pro 10. Currently I am running Novak 3.5r, lipo. But again as stated I can easily swap to a 10.5 or 17.5 for World GT. Let me know if you are in the area and see if we can meet up any weekend for practice before racing.
Run it as an open class until you find out with power group is the most favourite.
Or run in like us with 3 basic class groups.

I think LA is a little too far to go for a day out ?
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:24 PM   #304
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I posted this in the discussion about whether or not WGT should be spec or not but I was looking over my Pantoura today (and thinking of what body to get for it) and I thought about something. GT racing at the world level (FIA GT, British GT, for a while ALMS, JGTCC, etc) has had multiple GT classes. Why not have GT1 with 2S Lipo/17.5 for the people who want to run bodies like the Parma DB9, Sophia GT, Ferrari 599 and other bodies of that nature that come out in the coming months and then have GT2 with 4C/13.5. That class can be fore the more realistic bodies like the HPI Lotus, Protoform and HPI, Corvette C6, the HPI Nissan 350Z, etc. GT2 can be used to get people into WGT as a class and then as they get better they can be moved up to GT1.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:31 AM   #305
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Ascari run in British GT
never heard of the egg one
Koenigsegg?? You don't watch Top Gear?! It destroyed the TG lap time until the Apollo Gumpert came along (don't think this is raced unless it's one of the Dutch series, but it's mid-engined like many of the recent picture submissions)



and a new Mini has been raced in the Netherlands also, so it could be WGT legal I just can't find pictures of it right now, at least one team raced it like 6-7 years ago
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #306
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Koenigsegg?? You don't watch Top Gear?! It destroyed the TG lap time until the Apollo Gumpert came along (don't think this is raced unless it's one of the Dutch series, but it's mid-engined like many of the recent picture submissions)



and a new Mini has been raced in the Netherlands also, so it could be WGT legal I just can't find pictures of it right now, at least one team raced it like 6-7 years ago
I did a search and the Koenigsegg is not raced anywhere. I know that the CCGT was planned to be raced but from what I can tell no one picked it up.
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Old 04-23-2009, 02:15 PM   #307
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Belgium GT

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:17 PM   #308
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HPI already has a mustang out, both the 66 and the concept. so they're out of the running.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:08 PM   #310
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Very nice car! That would probably be a GT1...
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Old 04-25-2009, 04:20 AM   #311
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Starts with annoying advert, but here is coverage of round 1 on the British GT Championship and F3 championship (expires shortly)
Avon Tyres British GT Championship
(not sure if link works overseas)
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Starts with annoying advert, but here is coverage of round 1 on the British GT Championship and F3 championship (expires shortly)
Avon Tyres British GT Championship
(not sure if link works overseas)
Looks like UK ( Licence paying rules I think) only.

It'll likely be on UK Nova though. ( Legal torrent site, for those who don't know)
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:42 PM   #313
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Here's the FIA GT 2009 Entry List (R1 this weekend at Silverstone):

http://www.fiagt.com/results.php?eve...e=Entry%20List
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Old 05-03-2009, 09:58 PM   #314
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Just read through this entire thread, found it quite interesting. And I'm wondering if I can offer an additional opinion from another perspective.

I come from a Kyosho Mini-Z racing background, and as some may know, Touring class racing for Mini-Z's is forced to run nothing but 100% realistic bodies. But despite this restriction (yes, the roof heights can be tall, and the bodies relatively narrow!) the racing is very competitive, even at the local level. The typical Mini-Z 2WD/AWD Touring main (even A main) is quite diverse, usually including at least one of each of the following bodies:

- Honda NSX Super GT
- Ferrari 360GTC or 430GTC
- Lexus SC430 Super GT
- Nissan 350Z 2007 Super GT
- Nissan GT-R Super GT

Considering most of the mains have 8 cars in them, that means we pretty much have only 1 or 2 repeats of a single body per main. The main thing to note is that Mini-Z bodies are allowed to be modified quite heavily, which results in the hardcore "racers" cutting out unnecessary parts, ditching molded wings for Lexan spoilers (rare, but allowed), and sometimes even cutting out the wheel wells to use a different wheelbase chassis underneath the body. We're allowed a lot of room to tinker with bodies, to make any body handle as well as it possibly can. I've only ever seen one case of domination, that's when the 2007 350Z was released and Reflex Racing found out that it worked well at a 2mm-longer-than-stock wheelbase. But that domination has gone with the release of newer bodies and the change of rules to allow any body to be modified as heavily as they are now. Now the playing field is quite even no matter which body you run.

Meanwhile, the "hobbyists" in favor of realism have nothing to complain about because Kyosho makes beautiful pre-painted Autoscale replicas, with nearly perfect detail everywhere, right down to the rims that come with the body. Of course you can buy an unpainted one and paint it as realistically as you'd like (there are plenty of Mini-Z enthusiasts who do just that). And while it is harder to win when going for strict realism, it's certainly possible, and one of the current World Champs can do just that with a barely modified Autoscale SC430.

Would it be hard to make more realistic bodies for World GT, and then change the rules to allow more realistic bodies to be made race-worthy, while keeping scale looks for those who want them? It really doesn't take a lot of effort, just some time with a dremel can turn a mediocre body into a wonderful one. I actually bought one of those 2007 350Z's for myself; in stock form it's sluggish and its rear diffuser drags on the track, but once the diffuser was cut out and the wheelbase extended, it pulled comparable lap times to the Pan-bodied cars. Having a wedge body helps, but certainly not as much once you modify a GT body enough -- and hey, my 350Z still looks like the real Super GT 350Z, just missing front canards and a rear diffuser.

Just some food for thought.
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Protoform finally releases their new "Gianna GT" Maserati based body in July so I thought Id give this a bump since I know folks wil be debating this afresh when that comes out
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