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Old 13 Apr 2020, 11:26 (Ref:3970559)   #18
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Originally Posted by carbsmith View Post
The Spykers weren't raced for fun or sport, had it been a private race team with no outside concerns besides racing they would have just bought a Porsche. Even most Ferrari GTs aren't sold for really sporting reasons but their collector value and pay driver prestige makes them worth it. Point is LMP2 is quite unfair from a car builder standpoint but it's extremely fair from an entrant standpoint.
Regardless of whether they raced for the fun of the sport, or for business / prestige reasons, they still kept racing there, and not whining out of their asses even if they only scored podiums once every couple of seasons. It was a different time.

Modern LMP2 extremely fair from entrant standpoint... how do me measure fairness? What qualifies as 'fair'?

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It largely is, but going by the relatively large number of models that were so hopeless that they fell out of usage rather quickly (e.g. KIA, Lada, Subaru), they apparently give teams that show up with an absolute dog of a car less of a hand-up than SRO.
Well, that's something at least I guess. It used to be true in the very early years of BoP-LMGTE as well, in (some of) 2010, certainly 2011 and perhaps even as late as 2012, with the likes of RSR Jaguar, Lotus Evora GTE an Lamborghini Gallardo GT2 getting christmas gifts but after proven hopeless they were just left to die out
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