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Double Stint: WEC Season Review (12.20.16)

Double Stint’s FIA WEC season review show…

Photo: Porsche

Photo: Porsche

In the third special Sportscar365 Double Stint year-in-review episode, Ryan Myrehn, John Dagys and Jake Kilshaw recap the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship season, as well as hand out end-of-year awards.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. jason

    December 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    2016 overall was not a memorable year in the WEC I think. The worst since the inception of the series perhaps. The LMP1 cars between their design and paint liveries were horrible looking. GTE was crippled by BoP issues. Funny how IMSA can keep the GTLM class close together for the most part (Watkins Glen the exception) while WEC GTE Pro was essentially asking the question: Which brand was going to be the dominant car of the week?

    But I do think 2017 will be much better in truth.

    • Tarek R.

      December 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      Sorry Jason, I don’t agree here.

      The 2016 FIA WEC has been amazing. LMP1 and LMP2 were breathtaking, with some epic battles all-season long.

      I do agree about the two GTE classes. BoP in GTE-Pro was a joke, while GTE-Am the Ferrari took full advantage of their rivals’ bad luck and issues.

      Not fair to compare GTLM and GTE-Pro too. The tracks are so different: Old School style vs Grand Prix circuits.

    • Steven

      December 20, 2016 at 8:24 pm

      So LMP1 was bad because of the liveries? If you are a person that thinks Toyota, Audi, and Porsche all looked the same, you are not a real fan. Toyota still lagged behind outside of Lemans and Fuji. I really hope they up their game or its gonna be boring next year for overall wins.

      LMP2 was fantastic as always this year.

      GTE-Pro was horrid. Mainly for the tactics from Ford for sandbagging all the way until Le Mans weekend.

      GT-AM, no one really cares outside of the people running the teams and their families/friends.

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