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Double Stint: 24H Le Mans Recap; Darren Turner Interview (6.20.17)

This week’s Double Stint podcast with guest Darren Turner…

This week on Double Stint, Ryan Myrehn, John Dagys, James Newbold, and Luke Smith recap the memorable 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, plus and interview with GTE-Pro co-winner Darren Turner. The guys also break down the biggest news from the sports car racing world and answer listener questions.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Aces

    June 20, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Is is possible for Lmp3 to be included in the Weathertech championship in the future despite already being used in the prototype challenge series?

  2. jason

    June 20, 2017 at 11:01 am

    If Porsche and Toyota do leave LMP1 at the end of 2017, do you for see a major rush of teams buying new P1 privateer cars in 2018? Which 2018 LMP1 privateer cars are planned right now?

  3. WBrowning

    June 20, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I would love to see the LMP3 cars take the place of the PC cars in IMSA, but the only lap times I could find for LMP3 and GTLM, on the same track, was Sebring and they were running comparable times. That would make things about the same as they are now with the few PC cars left, a real mess! Without a clear speed differential, the PCs ruined a few GTLM races last year getting in the way of lead battles at the end of races. Unfortunately P3 is another international class that can’t be messed with to speed them up a bit. Same with the GT classes, so it looks like they will need to run alone at this point.

  4. WBrowning

    June 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    I just came up with an idea. How about increasing the horsepower potential of the DPi cars, making them more of a LMP1 car, and leaving the spec LMP2 Gibson powered cars to race as the PC replacements in IMSA. Then get the DPi guys running LMP1 non-hybrid, in the WEC. I’m sure there are some hurdles to jump, I am not sure the differences between the two classes and what would need to be done to bring the DPi cars up to LMP1 compatible? I think IMSA shot to low, or should I say, the ACO kind of screwed them over after assuring the DPi cars would be OK for Le Mans. If they upped their game to LMP1 and used the LMP2 as a challenge car they could get in the show.

    • Alexandre Neves

      June 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm

      Just to say that I´m with you on this!!! I would love to see those Cadillac at LeMans. 🙂

  5. Travis McBee

    June 20, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    According to Marshal Pruett at Le Mans; Olivier Pla could be linked to the Penske effort, would that go against his development and partnership at Onroak?

  6. Motorsports86

    June 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    I will be going to Watkins Glen for the first time to see the IMSA race coming up. Usually I go to Road America to watch them. Do you have any recommendations to going to Watkins Glen for the first time? I usually like to walk the whole track to be able to see everything.

    • redhatch

      June 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Access at Watkins Glen is fantastic, and the layout of the track makes it so it doesn’t take too long to get from one part to another. Do exactly what you mentioned – don’t stay in one place too long. Inside turn 1, the Bus Stop, the Boot (all of it), and turn 11 are my favorite places to watch. In my opinion, six hours is just enough time – maybe slightly too little – to take in the race from all of the different points of view that WGI offers.

      If you like taking photos, there are a ton of great places to do it. Turns 6, 7, and 9 are especially good, as is turn 1 and the short chute between 1 and 2. You can get some cool photos in the Bus Stop as well but it’s tricky.

      • Motorsports86

        June 27, 2017 at 11:22 am

        Just coming back to this today. Thank you for the feedback! At this point looking at the weather forecast I hope the rain holds off. We are planning to go both days so that will probably make it easier to see it all as well.

        I do like taking photos, and I probably take too many versus watching the racing. So good to hear about those locations. I assume the fencing in those spots you mention make it easier to take some pictures? I’m going to assume the bus stop is a pretty popular place during the race for a lot of people. I’m hoping the tip of the boot will be good as it’s further away and you have the hills advantage of looking down.

      • MattZ

        June 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm

        It’s not the Bus Stop. It’s the Inner Loop. The track was better before they put it in, and that makes me feel terribly old, but that is the proper name.

  7. Robert B

    June 24, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Why did IMSA decide on 2 hours 40 minutes for their standard races?

  8. 624endurance

    June 25, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    I was listening to Radio Le Mans commentary back from Le Mans (was trying to catch up) and one of their commentators who also works for Race Car Engineering alluded a few times to a Japanese manufacturer coming into P1 (privateer or Factory I know not) but would never go into detail. This guy dripped many hints as to the info being released soon but nothing has come out since. Do you know anything about it?

    Love the site and podcast. Keep up the good work.

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