Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

Discussion in 'General' started by CRA_Fizzer, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    IMSA screwed the pooch on that one and that team should be awarded their rightful victory.
     
  2. Pittenger5

    Pittenger5 Well-Known Member

    What I still dont get, if everything is legal, how they were "penalized". If they find they're getting too much of an advantage, why arent they given a work hold on their next stop equivalent to how much time they've gained, and adding the advantage time to every stop from there out.
     
  3. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    If they were found to be in compliance with all of the rules then they should have been accessed no penalty and IMSA should publicly apologize for a fuck up of that magnitude.
     
  4. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    Yeah, someone found a way to do it better within the rules. If IMSA didn't like it then change it for the next race. At most they should have just had to do a penalty equivalent to the advantage gained. The 5 minutes was BS.
     
  5. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    Well the problem is there is a rule where they can make up a rule when they need to.
     
  6. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Yeah...that's a fuckin problem. Follow the rules...we'll let you know what some of them are when the time comes. Running a race class on a "need to know" basis is fucking stupid.
     
  7. G Dawg

    G Dawg Broken Member

    Remember who owns IMSA
     
  8. rd49

    rd49 Well-Known Member

    That does explain much
     
  9. Chino52405

    Chino52405 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a quote from Dirty Money series on the Scott Tucker episode. "There's smart and then there's clever. People HATE clever."

    Absolute garbage that a team can't win it with ingenuity and hard work in the pits. Faster pit stops than everyone else served Corvette very well for years at Le Mans.
     
  10. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    BoP meaning you get an in race time penalty for doing too well is pure and utter bullshit. Get your rules right. If you need to make specific rules for a specific car then do so. Penalizing a team for doing well mid race is unacceptable. If you realize the rules are wrong in a race fine, adjust them for the next one - but for that race the results stand. The issue is yours as the sanctioning body and not the teams, they do not deserve to be penalized because you didn't do your job well enough.
     

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