Double Stint: Weekend Recaps, Ben Keating Interview (5.9.17)

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This week on Double Stint, John Dagys and Ryan Myrehn break down a busy weekend in sports car racing and chat with Ben Keating who co-drove to victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at Circuit of The Americas. We also discuss the news of the week and answer listener questions.

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. Please limit your submissions to two questions per week to ensure that we can get to everyone.

4 Comments

  1. jason

    May 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Jerone Bleekomolen is clearly driving at a level above everybody else on the GTD grid despite the depth in driver talent and manufacturers. What is it about his driving skill combined with the Mercedes AMG that has made him far superior to the competition? Does he have any drives in Europe in the Mercedes as well for the endurance races?

    • Matt

      May 12, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      I believe last year and this year he drives for a team in the 24h series

  2. Rory

    May 10, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Two questions for you
    Question 1 If the ACO decided to move away from running some 6 hour races in the WEC next season, would they consider going back to the old 1000km format at some circuits like Spa or Silverstone for example? you’d still get the best part of 5 to 5 and half hours racing.

    Question 2 What’s behind Aston Martin’s struggles so far this season in GTE-PRO? is it down to BoP?, tyres?, the car itself? the current Vantage is an old car that’s in it’s final year of racing after all or are they just sandbagging for Le Mans and the 2nd half of the season?

  3. Kyle

    May 14, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Thanks for answering these, guys.

    1) What is the likelihood that the TCR formula will be adopted by IMSA for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in the near future, and do you believe that it would replace ST or become a third class?

    2) Besides the obvious Juan Pablo Montoya, do you have any insight into who Penske and HPD may want to fill their seats with next year?

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