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Double Stint: PWC Recap; Lawson Aschenbach Interview (3.14.17)

This week’s Double Stint podcast with guest Lawson Aschenbach…

2017 WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Roar Daytona Testing

On this week’s Double Stint Podcast, Ryan Myrehn and John Dagys look back at the opening round of the Pirelli World Challenge season at St. Petersburg and preview the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Plus, Lawson Aschenbach stops by to talk about the debut of the new Camaro GT4.R and looks ahead to competing at Sebring with Stevenson Motorsports.

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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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Red necks vs BMW

    March 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    With Franck Montagny off his drug ban, is there a possibility of him returning to racing in IMSA or an ACO run championship?

  2. Saint of Sincere

    March 14, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Do you think Peugeot would ever change their minds to DPi over LMP1 HY?

    • Jack

      March 18, 2017 at 12:11 am

      They don’t sell cars in america…

  3. Alric8

    March 14, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Lamborghini’s factory lineup announcement was quite interesting:
    For a start, lead driver Mirko Bortolotti has been confirmed in Blancpain GT for another year, but was nowhere to be seen at Paul Ricard. Any idea why?

    Secondly, Andrea Calderelli is already a Toyota factory driver in Super GT GT500. He now has ‘Dual-Factoryship’ as he has been announced as a Lamborghini factory driver. Do you think this anything like the Audi-Corvette loan deal? Otherwise how has Calderelli found himself being paid to drive for more than one manufacturer?

    That brings me quite nicely on to my final question. Toyota have seemingly made it clear, at least indirectly, that their main motivation for LMP1-H participation is down to the opportunity to develop hybrid technology. However, they already participate (as Lexus) in Super GT. In Super GT they develop hybrid cars which are as fast, if not faster, than LMP1-H cars (at Fuji at least) and are no less advanced. If one thing isn’t happening any time soon in motorsport, it is Lexus/Toyota leaving Super GT’s GT500 class. Consequently there is a paradoxical situation in which Toyota seem to be piling millions of euros into a programme that they are gaining minimal benefit from. Therefore, Toyota surely must benefit a lot in other ways from their WEC programme. But in that case why are Toyota threatening to leave the WEC if they do allow non-hybrid technology to compete? Or are Toyota trying to find an excuse to get out of an LMP1 programme they simply aren’t benefiting from? It’s easy to forget they only joined WEC as a last ditch attempt to add some respectability to the Le Mans grid.

    • Mike Dincolo

      March 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Andrea Bertolini is a Ferrari/Maserati works driver, so why not?

      • Alric8

        March 15, 2017 at 3:25 am

        For a start Maserati and Ferrari are both owned by fiat. So that would be like saying Kaz Nakajima is a factory driver for two manufacturers by driving for Toyota and Lexus, or the Taylor brothers who drive for more then one GM marque.

        • Mike Dincolo

          March 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

          Didn’t know that thanks!

  4. Passin theTaurus~

    March 15, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Just a comment guys. Love the show, you do a great job.

    Alex Lynn may be an interesting interview this week. Not many have driven new P2 and DPi. Impressive numbers came out of Aragon tests.

    • Ryan Myrehn

      Ryan Myrehn

      March 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion and the kind words. He’s definitely a candidate to come on the show, if not this weekend then down the road!

      –Ryan Myrehn

  5. Jack

    March 18, 2017 at 12:13 am

    With pc going bye bye at the end of the year, do you think imsa will speed up the gtlm’s overall speed to create a bigger gap to gtd? They will have plenty of play with the current gap to the prototypes.

  6. Jeff

    March 19, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Do you guys think there’s any chance that we’ll see Rebellion contest the whole IMSA season next year? It’s nice to see another team bring the fight to Cadillac…when their car is working.

    What can the P2 teams do with consistent part failures when the ACO has locked in the manufacturers and specs of these specific parts? They can’t swap brands now and try their luck with someone else, correct?

    PS: The ST battle this weekend was yet another reason against TCR for me. I hope they don’t go with that platform.

  7. Ben

    March 19, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Did I hear right during one of the broadcasts that the PC series will only be LMP3 spec next year?

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