Sunday, 24 May 2015

Audi make it 2 from 2 in WEC...

Two from two (Silverstone and then Francorchamps) so far for Audi.  Porsche looked quick both weekends, but ultimately seemed to slip up and Audi pounced on both occasions to claim the top spots.  Toyota have looked oddly out of sorts this season, they seem to be struggling to take the fight to either Audi or Porsche.  One must wonder if both Porsche and Toyota are concentrating on Le Mans and targetting all of their efforts to a 24 hours win.  Time will tell..!  Porsche definitely have single lap pace, but can they keep up a sustained race pace?  It seems yet to be confirmed..  Toyota seem to have stood still while both Porsche and Audi have moved forward and put themselves just out of touching distance.  There will be quite a difference for all marques as they will have their full energy harvesting allocation available to them.

Nissan have been oddly absent from the WEC, citing needing to complete more testing ahead of the race at Circuit de la Sarthe.  Even more oddly they're limiting the Test Day to just a single driver for each car.  The other drivers of those entries will get their rookie laps courtesy of the Ginetta Juno LMP3 cars which are being allowed to take part.  This is in anticipation of Sir Chris Hoy being able to compete at Le Mans in 2016, a sort of try before you buy!  It will be interesting to see how they run in amongst the LMP1s, 2s and GTs..

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