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    Where is BMW?

    No BMW at 24 of Le Mans. WEAKSAUCE!

    Even with the automatic invite for RLL, they still are not showing up.


    2012 24 Le Mans entry list:

    http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers/..._mans_2012.pdf


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    They don't care about racing. Here's them running away from WRC after a short stint....good ol BMW "Quitters"

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/97275
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sr20seb Click here to enlarge
    They don't care about racing. Here's them running away from WRC after a short stint....good ol BMW "Quitters"
    When BMW said they were joining DTM, I knew they were going to exit endurance racing. Once the E92 M3 runs it course they will also leave ALMS.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    When BMW said they were joining DTM, I knew they were going to exit endurance racing. Once the E92 M3 runs it course they will also leave ALMS.
    The problem is that the ALMS gets next to no media exposure outside the US.

    And I foresee epic seasons in the DTM in the next years, with even more manufacturers joining up.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
    And I foresee epic seasons in the DTM in the next years, with even more manufacturers joining up.
    Shouldn't be hard for other manufacturers to join. Since they now all share the same chassis, engine subframe, and transmission.

    Although completely different levels of technology and not the greatest analogy. It is basically the european road course version of Nascar.


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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Shouldn't be hard for other manufacturers to join. Since they now all share the same chassis, engine subframe, and transmission.
    What?! They do not.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
    Shouldn't be hard for other manufacturers to join. Since they now all share the same chassis, engine subframe, and transmission.

    Although completely different levels of technology and not the greatest analogy. It is basically the european road course version of Nascar.

    Really? That's lame. Racing is way too "fair" nowadays.

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    They don't share parts. It's like other categories like F1 which all have similar chassis, body, engines and transmissions because rules limit the car makers but sharing parts? no.

    For example the A5 DTM makes 460bhp, The M3 makes 480bhp and The C-Class makes 493bhp.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    They don't share parts. It's like other categories like F1 which all have similar chassis, body, engines and transmissions because rules limit the car makers but sharing parts? no.

    For example the A5 DTM makes 460bhp, The M3 makes 480bhp and The C-Class makes 493bhp.
    Read up on the new rules.

    With the new DTM regulations 50 components are all cars are identical. This is bringing costs down almost 40%.
    Last edited by M3_WC; 02-06-2012 at 11:17 PM.


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