Double Stint: Weekend Recaps, Memo Rojas Interview (5.16.17)

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This week on Double Stint, John Dagys and Ryan Myrehn recap the European Le Mans Series and Blancpain GT rounds from this past weekend, discuss the week in sports car racing news, and answer listener questions. We also catch up with Memo Rojas who won for the first time in ELMS competition over the weekend.

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. seth

    May 16, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    When LMP1 teams like Porsche do these 36 hour tests and the likes do they rotate out crew members or does everyone work straight thru?

  2. jason

    May 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    Follow up on Seth’s question. Do teams run out mule cars during these tests so that the cars being tested can deal with traffic on occasion. A 36 hour test running by yourself seems rather boring and maybe not the best way to simulate racing conditions.

  3. Travis McBee

    May 20, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    With Olivier Pla and Pipo Derani being Onroak works drivers, who would be considered ORECA works drivers?

  4. Kyle

    May 22, 2017 at 11:26 am

    1) Can you explain what makes it so cost-prohibitive to run a third car at Spa and Le Mans? Toyota hasn’t done it until this year and Porsche is skipping out again. I’d think much of the cost of an LMP1 program would be R&D. Are the components of the car themselves and the additional crew really that expensive?

    2) Do you have any idea what PWC’s endgame might be? It seems weird to have a championship consisting of two different race formats. The talks of them lengthening races and introducing tire changes and refueling also fly in the face of traditional PWC philosophy. As a fan, it’s hard to get a sense of direction with this series recently and it feels like the series itself doesn’t quite understand what it wants to be.

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