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IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
« on: April 14, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
I almost missed this one yesterday, but at least caught the last few minutes.
Once again luck was not on the Ford GT drivers side.
A mistake hitting the pit speed button apparently caused the no66 of Mueller / Bourdais to lose the lead to a Porsche with 45 minutes left.
That was followed by a last lap fuel issue for the no66 now running in second (not enough fuel, I'll get back to that later)
The no66 lost power, was hit in the rear by a Corvette while fighting for position, and put in the wall. It ended up scoring 4th in class
The no67 of Briscoe / Westbrook finished 6th in class.
Not a good day.

Back at Sebring the Ford GT's were detuned with less boost and reduced fuel capacity by 1 liter. No changes were done to the Corvette
Seems that might have made the difference on a podium finish.

Next up Mid-Ohio, May 2-5th.
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Re: IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 01:26:25 PM »
When you can't beat em', have the rules changed.   :-\

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Re: IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 01:44:44 PM »
Are the Fords giving away some bottom end torque with the EcoBoost? Seems like they just
don't have the "grunt" coming off those tight turns.

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Re: IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 04:18:43 PM »

Reduced power and the new, for this year, balance of power (BOP) has the FGT struggling.
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Re: IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
I imagine there is an added weight penalty on them too.
Seems like a lot of bad luck this year hasn't helped.

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Re: IMSA Long Beach results for the NFGT
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