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Old 03-05-2015, 11:12 AM
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http://www.racemsm.com/?p=4683


If this says what I think it says, we won't have factory teams any more? Just gentleman drivers (moneybags) and a pro?

Lame.............


If it weren't for GT3 coming I'd stop paying any attention altogether.
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Old 03-05-2015, 11:21 AM
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Article says nothing about GTE-Pro versus GTE-Am. If they run the split like at LeMans I see no reason why factory efforts would go away.
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Oh, my bad, I thought it was GTE or GTLM with the prior being the gentleman class. False alarm.
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I see it as a way to sort out some of the BS classing of licenses that have been hindering the series. They will still class the drivers, but if the driver is too much of a pro driver their car will be a Pro entry instead of an AM entry.
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I think they are seeing how the field in World Challenge has grown since they opened up the rules to GT3 class cars, and they want a piece of that action.
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GT, both classes, will be bigger in Tudor in '16 I would bet... especially GTD. With GT3 spec, all the gentlemen hanging out in World Challenge and euro series this year will be tempted to come to Tudor (which still controls the biggest events in USA remember).

One may even speculate that some of the World Challenge teams are only running there this year in an effort to figure out their GT3 spec machinery in prep for Tudor endurance in 2016.

Good things to come in GT next year I believe...
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