Double Stint: PWC St. Pete Preview, Rob Morgan Interview (3.7.17)

Aug 10 UMC

On this week’s Double Stint Podcast, Ryan Myrehn and John Dagys preview the opening round of this year’s Pirelli World Challenge Season, answer your questions, and chat with new World Challenge GT Class Manager Rob Morgan.

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.

7 Comments

  1. jason

    March 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    The timing of the 24 hours of COTA entry list posting on S365 is interesting.
    1) Did Creventic ask Sportscar365 to post this article with the provisional entry list?
    2) Do you think a reason for the posting of it in early March was done with the intention to motivate GTD and Pirelli World Challenge teams to step up and submit entries for the race which obviously has not happened so far?

  2. Robert Brumm

    March 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    I was happy when Acura announced it’s plan to race the NSX in GT3 spec, but it’s a shame that they had to strip all of their hybrid technology to do so. The street car is arguably a game changer, but the race car is nothing special compared to any other GT car.

    As the technology progresses and prices drop, it’s safe to assume that more hybrid supercars for the street are on the way. How do you think this will change the face of GT racing? Will we see separate hybrid classes along with their gasoline only counterparts or will there be an attempt to run them in the same class? On that same topic, can we expect to see an all electric class? For the sake of our ears, I hope not.

  3. Brandon

    March 9, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    -Any chance of seeing Flying Lizard in CTSCC with their new Caymans? They’re greatly missed in IMSA.

    -Any update on TCR in the states? Have you heard of Mazda or any other manufacturers comment recently on car development?

    -The new McLaren 720S unveiled is pushing into hypercar territory with over 700hp. Do you think this will be the future GT3/GTE(?) car taking a huge power cut or do you think the 570S might take race car duty? It seems that car might fit the performance window better.

  4. I know where you live, I'll come looking for you man

    March 10, 2017 at 12:19 am

    If Peugeot were to return in the future, would they use an upgraded 908 or something different?

  5. Susafan

    March 10, 2017 at 6:38 am

    With Suzuka being a 10 hour SRO-enduro now it seems to be a logical replacement for Sepang.

    Alongside plans for a SRO-Race in South Africa, wouldn’t it be a logical step to also integrate the Nürburgring 24 hours into the calendar? Yes it would be a second race in europe, but the IGTC would have 4 of the top 10 most famous cicuits in the world in its schedule alongside 2 of the top 5 endurance races AND the most FAMOUS racing event in Japan. There is no racing series in the world that could top that.

  6. Kevin

    March 11, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    John, do you think the inclusion of fuel cell technology in LMP1 is at risk with all the cost cutting talk? Is BMW still interested?

  7. Hamilton_P2_2017

    March 13, 2017 at 2:35 am

    John and Ryan–another great show.

    Re: PWC St. Pete

    How does the brand new Camaro GT4 get beaten by a Ford with a stick axle?

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