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Double Stint: Future of WEC; Stephane Ratel Interview (9.12.17)

This week’s Double Stint Podcast with guest Stephane Ratel…

This week on Double Stint, John Dagys and Ryan Myrehn discuss the future of the WEC and check in with the Founder and CEO of the SRO Motorsports Group Stephane Ratel. The guys also take listener questions and preview this week’s sports car racing calendar.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. jason

    September 14, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Any prospects for Aston Martin or AF Corse Ferrari to appear at the 2018 Daytona 24 in GTLM as supposed to GTD which is where they entered cars for this year’s race?

  2. Jeremy

    September 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    After reading the Nair article from this weekend, I’m still skeptical. DPI is based around cost containment marketing for manufacturers with spec tires. What kind of budget differences could there be for DPI vs the revised P1 and do you think other DPI manufacturers would support it? And would Continental support an open tire formula?

  3. Kyle

    September 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    How much of an expansion of Nissan’s GT programs can we expect to see when the 2018 GT-R GT3 becomes available?

    Besides expanded Ford and Porsche programs, are there any ELMS/WEC GTE teams that may be interested in competing at Daytona and/or Sebring next year?

  4. Another Kyle

    September 18, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Historically, PWC has focused on single class sprint races, while IMSA has focused on multi-class endurance races. By focusing on different types of racing, the series have created unique identities for themselves that provided legitimately different options for fans, gentlemen drivers, and manufacturers.

    Does the introduction of SprintX, and the likely 2018 additions of tire changes, refueling, and longer SprintX races mean that PWC is trying to become more like IMSA?

    If this trend continues, how likely is a Grand-Am/ALMS style split?

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