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Uh, why?

The whole point of LMP675 is that it is smaller and cheaper to run, but still competitive at the top. That way prototype racing isn't the exclusive playground of factory teams, privateers can play too. The ACO and ALMS (read: Mr. Panoz) realized that prototype racing is getting too expensive and too exclusive, not many different competitors at the top level. Not many (if any) private teams could spend what it takes to beat the Audis, and no other major manfacturers (except GM via Caddy) are interested in spending the money to try, especially considering that ALMS is a series that doesn't get nearly the exposure of F1 (worldwide) or NASCAR (USA). No competition is bad for sales and bad for ratings, so the situation needed to be addressed. LMP675 mixes things up, makes it so you might not have to spend Audi money to compete at the top. ALMS has been quite vocal that they feel that LMP675 is the future of prototype racing; At Sebring, Panoz talked about tweaking the rules a bit to make LMP675 even more competitive with LMP900...

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Because the French always ban things if the British are winning at it, they don't like British success.
 

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Late 50's Le Mans too, Jaguar were winning so the French lowered the limit to 3 litres, the Jags were 3.4 & 3.8, though Aston managed in 59.
 
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