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Double Stint: Bathurst 12H Recap; Pipo Derani Interview (2.7.17)

This week’s Double Stint podcast with Ford factory driver Pipo Derani…

2017 WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Rolex 24 Hours of Dayton

In this week’s edition of Double Stint, Ryan Myrehn and John Dagys recap the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, Jake Kilshaw chimes in on the week in sports car racing news, we talk to Ford’s newest addition to its WEC lineup, Pipo Derani, plus answer your 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 we’ll answer it next week.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based journalist and sportscaster, covering IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. jason

    February 7, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    At the Daytona 24 hours, lots of cars had constant flashing lights in the back of the car throughout the entire night segment of the race. Does this become a problem for the drives of trailer cars?

  2. Mikey Doodoo-boots

    February 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Will the new 2017 Continental tire’s performance be closer to a Michelin or Dunlop?

  3. J~

    February 8, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hi John. What are your thoughts on the future of TV coverage for sports car racing? Does IMSA need Fox or any national TV outlet? Can just live streaming work?

    Dirty Details:

    I started by reading an article about the Bathurst 12h. Viewership avg was 400,000 on 7mate in Aussie for the race. The Shootout avg was 200,000 just for 7mate. International live stream added 800,000 clicks between race and shootout, an increase of 600% from 2016!

    I then wanted to see how that compared to Daytona 24 but I couldn’t find those numbers. What I did find was a few numbers from last September…

    NASCAR Chase @Chicagoland avg 2.7 Million on NBCsn
    IndyCar @Sonoma avg 536,000 also on NBCsn
    F1 @Singapore avg 419,000 on NBCsn
    NHRA @Charlotte avg 272,000 on FS1

    Here’s where it gets ugly…

    IMSA and WEC ran a double-header @Cota, both on FoxSports
    -IMSA avg was 33,000 in the afternoon
    -WEC avg was 23,000 that evening

    You can’t tell me those numbers wouldn’t be better for IMSA if they lost TV coverage entirely and just went with IMSA Live Stream.

    Your thoughts? Sorry for taking up so much space!

  4. Susafan

    February 11, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Hello John, Hello Ryan,
    Is there any news, whether Dyson Racing will continue to go racing or is the team in the process of folding

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