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Re: le mans

In a message dated 3/10/99 "Dave Eaton" <Dave.Eaton@clear.net.nz> writes:

<< you should bear in mind also that the r&s chassis has not been tested
against the euro big boys yet.  roll on sebring i guess. >>

Actualy, the R&S chassis cars have been "tested" against some of the euro big
boys. I witnessed those tests the last two years at Laguna Seca where the FIA
GT series and the US PSCR series both had their respective season finales.
Both years the fastest US PSCR "WSC" class cars were faster than the pole
sitting MBZ and the Porsche GT1.

Now, how this all shakes out with fuel/weight restrictions is another story.
To see how the R&S chassis has done in endurance racing look to this year's
Daytona 24 hours...

FWIW, the R&S chassis wmb used last October at Laguna Seca won right out of
the box.

The bright side is that sports car racing is getting interesting again! Better
car counts in the fields, more automaker interest, and (in the US) better tv
contracts with the new ALMS thanks to Don Panoz.

Let's hope Audi and Joest fare well against the rest of the big boys!!!
Looking forwards to Sebring for sure!

Folks who can get espn and espn2 can watch the Sebring 12 hours on March 20,
10:00am - 11:30 am on espn, 1:30pm - 2:30pm on espn2, and 10:00pm-10:30pm on

Can anyone confirm that the R8 will be there? (mandatory Audi content)

Mike Veglia
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