Home Mobile Forum News Cookbook FaceBook Us T-Shirts etc.: Europe/Worldwide. eBay Motorsport Links Advertising  
Site Partners: SpotterGuides Veloce Books  
Related Sites: Your Link Here  

Go Back   TenTenths Motorsport Forum > Saloon & Sportscar Racing > Sportscar & GT Racing > ACO Regulated Series


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 3 Nov 2014, 18:27 (Ref:3471295)   #1
joeb
Race Official
Veteran
 
joeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United States
Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 11,796
joeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
ELMS 2015 Discussion

The interest in this series has grown over the past 2 years, and more and more teams are finding it an attractive place to go racing. Among those is the recently announced Graff project with a P2 Ligier:

http://www.endurance-info.com/fr/gra...ms-et-le-mans/

LMP2 interest in general will continue to be high in 2015, but I am not sure what the GTE numbers will look like. Will they stay high? or drop off some? GTC(3) will probably still be well attended.
joeb is online now  
Quote
Old 3 Nov 2014, 18:33 (Ref:3471298)   #2
Victor_RO
Veteran
 
Victor_RO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Romania
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Posts: 6,262
Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!Victor_RO is going for a new world record!
Isn't the series also allowing LMP3 as well next year?
Victor_RO is offline  
__________________
When in doubt? C4.
Quote
Old 3 Nov 2014, 19:09 (Ref:3471314)   #3
gustavobamba
Veteran
 
gustavobamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Portugal
Viana do Castelo
Posts: 1,218
gustavobamba should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridgustavobamba should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Graff Racing news!!!!!

Possible new car in ELMS and Le Mans "if invited!!!"

http://www.endurance-info.com/fr/gra...ms-et-le-mans/

Nice Livery :-)
gustavobamba is offline  
Quote
Old 3 Nov 2014, 20:46 (Ref:3471350)   #4
joeb
Race Official
Veteran
 
joeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United States
Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 11,796
joeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Quote:
Originally Posted by Victor_RO View Post
Isn't the series also allowing LMP3 as well next year?
All signs point to yes, but there were reports on Twitter (via EI) that those numbers won't be too high.
joeb is online now  
Quote
Old 4 Nov 2014, 00:43 (Ref:3471414)   #5
Jam3s
Racer
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 372
Jam3s should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
So thus far the confirmed new additions to the P2 class are Graff and Eurasia? Any of the current lot looking to drop out?
Jam3s is offline  
Quote
Old 4 Nov 2014, 02:55 (Ref:3471442)   #6
joeb
Race Official
Veteran
 
joeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
United States
Baton Rouge, LA
Posts: 11,796
joeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Famejoeb will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Pegasus also has a second Morgan now so they could expand. On the other side there may be a car or two contemplating the wec. My guess is we will have one or two more P2's next season than we did this.
joeb is online now  
Quote
Old 5 Nov 2014, 07:47 (Ref:3471757)   #7
pederb
Veteran
 
pederb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
European Union
Berlin
Posts: 626
pederb has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
According to Dagys so is Belgian SRT evaluating to run their C6 Corvette in ELMS next year

pederb is offline  
__________________
-Peder Baeckman-
2017 695 Abarth XSR
180hp Brembo, Koni
Quote
Old 5 Nov 2014, 09:37 (Ref:3471779)   #8
carbon_titanium
Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 1,240
carbon_titanium should be qualifying in the top 10 on the gridcarbon_titanium should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
Quote:
Originally Posted by pederb View Post
According to Dagys so is Belgian SRT evaluating to run their C6 Corvette in ELMS next year

it would be great, but I don't know if the car in the pic is still ACO specs, being the original 5.5 V8 swapped with the old katech LS7R
carbon_titanium is offline  
Quote
Old 5 Nov 2014, 15:35 (Ref:3471877)   #9
Koenigsegg
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2012
Netherlands
Netherlands
Posts: 610
Koenigsegg should be qualifying in the top 10 on the grid
I do wonder if P2 teams that want to do ELMS in 2015, but are turned down for Le Mans will stay around for ELMS.

Recent years almost all (if not all) ELMS P2 teams made their way over to Le Mans in one way or another. Doesn't look like many 2015 ELMS P2 teams are allowed in for Le Mans due to the increased P1 grid and expected increase in WEC P2 entrants.
Koenigsegg is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 08:39 (Ref:3472170)   #10
isynge
Subscriber
Veteran
 
isynge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
United Kingdom
London, UK
Posts: 2,952
isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koenigsegg View Post
I do wonder if P2 teams that want to do ELMS in 2015, but are turned down for Le Mans will stay around for ELMS.

Recent years almost all (if not all) ELMS P2 teams made their way over to Le Mans in one way or another. Doesn't look like many 2015 ELMS P2 teams are allowed in for Le Mans due to the increased P1 grid and expected increase in WEC P2 entrants.
I suspect for a big hitter outfit, getting an LM entry is a big determinant in whether the programme goes ahead or not - the demise of the second Alpine this year being a clear example of this.

For those further down the pecking order, e.g. Pegasus etc, I suspect LM is a nice to have, but going out and running their LMP2 in ELMS is reward enough.

While the WEC entry cap will help matters a bit, ultimately ELMS probably needs to find another halo event to keep its appeal and be able to stand without the carrot of Le Mans entry - something along the lines of a 6 hour event somewhere like Monza might go some way towards that.
isynge is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 09:18 (Ref:3472180)   #11
Simmi
Veteran
 
Simmi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
United Kingdom
Posts: 7,722
Simmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of FameSimmi will be entering the Motorsport Hall of Fame
Another LMP3 in the ELMS next year with SVK by Speed Factory.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2014/1...mp3-order.html

Simmi is offline  
__________________
For when your year runs from June to September??? - '11/'12/'13/'14/'15/'16/'17/'18/'19/xx
Instagram: rsmotorsportmedia
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 10:25 (Ref:3472190)   #12
Speed-King
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Wuerzburg,Germany
Posts: 7,172
Speed-King has a real shot at the podium!Speed-King has a real shot at the podium!Speed-King has a real shot at the podium!Speed-King has a real shot at the podium!
Quote:
Originally Posted by isynge View Post

While the WEC entry cap will help matters a bit, ultimately ELMS probably needs to find another halo event to keep its appeal and be able to stand without the carrot of Le Mans entry - something along the lines of a 6 hour event somewhere like Monza might go some way towards that.
I don't think that - on its own - would be a big draw, let alone a proper halo event. Now if you add LM invites for the various class winners you might be on to something. It would probably be best to tie the invites to full season participation in ELMS though and make the race a bit longer than a mere six hours.
Speed-King is offline  
__________________
Ceterum censeo GTE-Am esse delendam.
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 10:41 (Ref:3472197)   #13
isynge
Subscriber
Veteran
 
isynge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
United Kingdom
London, UK
Posts: 2,952
isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!isynge is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Speed-King View Post
I don't think that - on its own - would be a big draw, let alone a proper halo event. Now if you add LM invites for the various class winners you might be on to something. It would probably be best to tie the invites to full season participation in ELMS though and make the race a bit longer than a mere six hours.
You've got a point, and I'll confess to not even being wholly convinced myself when I wrote it that a Monza 6 Hours would be a halo event (especially given that Monza has never attracted much of a sportscar crowd, even in the 1980s heyday). Part of me thought that the inclusion of PLM as an ELMS season closer in 2012 was a great idea - and if they could do something with a decent travel package, having a late season flyaway - with LM invites as a carrot, somewhere like a Kyalami 9 Hours or Interlagos Mile Milhas then we might be onto something.

I suspect the ELMS would rightly turn around and say they should get bedded in and have another couple of stable successful seasons before they look to do something like this, but would be good wouldn't it?
isynge is offline  
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 11:02 (Ref:3472203)   #14
bella
Race Official
Veteran
 
bella's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1998
France
Posts: 16,114
bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!bella is the undisputed Champion of the World!
something that involved sea or airfreight and long distance plane tickets would start to price a lot of entrants out of the market. so it's absolutely key to keep it on the european continent.

but i really like the idea of a big halo race too - somewhere awesome like the red bull ring (it's the scenery, the sunsets there are awesome) would be great, i don't think you need a particularly legendary venue as long as it was a decent drivers circuit and good for spectating. i'd like to think there were ways of making sure the cost stays within reasonable margins somehow, but obviously that's easier said than done.

at the moment the elms season is too short, but they don't half go to some decent tracks. silverstone aside they're all great venues. so glad they didn't go the tilkedrome route of the single seaters.
bella is offline  
__________________
devils advocate in-chief and professional arguer of both sides
Quote
Old 6 Nov 2014, 11:10 (Ref:3472204)   #15
Mike E
Veteran
 
Mike E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location:
Leeds
Posts: 2,717
Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!Mike E is going for a new world record!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simmi View Post
Another LMP3 in the ELMS next year with SVK by Speed Factory.

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2014/1...mp3-order.html
Have any other LMP3s been confirmed for the ELMS? Come to think of it, have any other LMP3s been built or ordered, besides Ginetta-Junos?
Mike E is offline  
Quote
Reply

Bookmarks




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[WEC] 2015 WEC Discussion TF110 ACO Regulated Series 1688 6 Dec 2015 07:18
[ELMS] ELMS 2013 Discussion Speed-King ACO Regulated Series 437 11 Nov 2013 18:29
[ELMS] ELMS (was LMS) 2012 discussion Bentley03 ACO Regulated Series 826 21 Oct 2012 15:50
ELMS Series bauble Motorsport History 6 30 Aug 2006 16:04
Mercedes and ELMS Speedworx Sportscar & GT Racing 6 31 Aug 2001 18:06


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 02:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Original Website Copyright © 1998-2003 Craig Antil. All Rights Reserved.
Ten-Tenths Motorsport Forums Copyright © 2004-2018 Royalridge Computing. All Rights Reserved.