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...
Who remembers this.... It's amazing what you find in a cupboard, two disks were given to me by Mike H & Misfit with loads of photos of the trip. The photos are amazing quality for the age. I guess these must be very early digital pictures.
Donkeys years have passed since my last post, but like Nobby Nobster, I do get excited when an MG Lola returns to the track. Mike Newton is once again running one of his cars in the Masters series and recently gained a podium result at the Nurburgring... excellent job !!
Yup, I'm pretty sure this is an exclusive at the moment - you heard it here first!
MG as a company will be back at Lemans next year. They're becoming a major sponsor of MG Lola #6 & rlr motorsport.
Details other than that are rather thin at the moment, but MG will be back at Lemans next year...
Since the discovery of radio Le Mans followed by my maiden trip to the 24hr I am hooked, bit disappointed in Aston Martin, they seem a bit hit and miss, won the le man, 4th at nurburgring, then 7th at spa 24, why the inconsistency?