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Double Stint: Long Beach Recap, Alvaro Parente Interview (4.11.17)

This week’s Double Stint podcast with guest Alvaro Parente…

Photo: K-PAX Racing

Photo: K-PAX Racing

On this week’s edition of Double Stint, Ryan Myrehn and John Dagys discuss all of the sports car racing action from Long Beach and chat with Pirelli World Challenge race winner Alvaro Parente. We also answer listener questions and preview the upcoming season-opening ELMS and WEC rounds at Silverstone.

Have a sports car racing-related question for the show? Submit it via Twitter with the hashtag #AskDoubleStint, or submit it as a comment in this thread and it may be featured on next week’s show.

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  1. susafan

    April 11, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Good Show as always,

    I couldn’t find time to ask questions in the last weeks so now I’ve got a bunch of them.

    1. Is there any additional interest in LMP1 Privateer beyond Manor, ARC Bratislava and SMP? A german motorsport-website claims, that Rebellion is going to come back in 2019, when they find a suitable engine. Have any teams confirmed interest “Off the record” (are you guys able to comment on this question?

    2. The hairpin in Long Beach made for a lot of carnage in the past Long Beach weekend. Will the Prommoters consider a reconfiguration of the circuit to make it more suitable to modern day racecars.

    3. Will PWC and additional GT-Series consider moving their coverage for Germany to the online streaming portal DAZN? This is working out well for IndyCar and WRX and PWC would be accesable to a lot more people than right now with theri international coverage.

    4. Which PWC teams will represent their manufacturers at the Laguna Seca IGTC round?

    5 and last (and most important):
    What happened to the old band of ALMS privateer prototype teams? Will Highcroft, Pickett or Champion ever come back? They are greatly missed in IMSA. And what about the Autocon guys? I knew they were never competitive but i loved their passion for fast and cool cars.

  2. Robert B.

    April 11, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    A few personal questions for you guys if you don’t mind.

    1. John, since listening to the podcast, I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what your slight accent is. Where do you initially hail from?

    2. Do either of you guys have any racing experience?

    3. What is your favorite track in the US?

    4. Finally, please share what car(s) are currently sitting in your driveway.

  3. Rory

    April 12, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Going on what we’ve seen this past weekend at Silverstone in the WEC and ELMS who sticks out in your opinion has being the main title contenders over the course of the season?

  4. Olivier Babe Ruth Pla

    April 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

    What would the chances be of Signatech Alpine coming over to IMSA? 2. With IMSA saying that another Oreca could be on the grid by the end of the year, could it be a WEC team, or an new team?

  5. Rob Lomas

    April 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Hi guys, great show as always.

    Now that I am back from Silverstone, I have finally been able to get round to writing up…

    What do you think the chances of ByKolles making the start at Le Mans are after their qualifying performance or rather lack of relative to the pole-sitting Toyota?

  6. An Engineer

    April 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I was extremely disappointed by the comments on fuel cell tech in LMP1 being delayed. This class is supposed to be a testbed showcasing technology and innovation, but in a lot of cases now the basic tech is ported from street cars after being sorted out to P1. Do you think the extremely high performance levels of P1 is hurting the prototyping prospects of new tech in the class?

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