Monday, January 13, 2014

Tudor Series continuing taking shape

Rolex 24

 As predicted (by me :) ) Nissan will field at least one JRM built Nissan GTR-GT3 modified to ridiculous GT-D rules by mid-season. It is rumored Pickett Racing will be fielding the car. This make perfect sense to me because there are no other teams with links to Nissan in the United States with prototype or international GT experience. Yes Doran is one of those team with tenuous links at best but its likely going to be Pickett to simplify operations.

 Its expected current US GT Academy winners will drive the car. You can read more about this "exclusive" (read: official announcement) here

 Thanks to John Dagys of Sportscar365 @johndagys on Twitter.

 Risi has also announced its Rolex 24 line up. It will be Malucelli from last season plus WEC regulars and current champion Gimmi Bruni and Fisichella. 

 I expect soon the second regular season driver to pair with Malucelli will be Ferrari factory newcomer Davide Rigon or maybe Bruno Senna. Senna said publically that he would like to join the newly merged championship last season at the WEC/ALMS double-header at COTA.

 With some of the recent announcements with the single AMR entry for the Rolex race and possible driving lineups for the upcoming WEC season, it seem Senna has been excluded from those plans further fueling speculation on my part about his next move.

  This would also be a perfect place to get in-line for the very possible Ferrari LMP-1 La Ferrari seat that has been seen testing in Spain recently.

 Stay tuned for that development.

Dakar Week 2

 Robby Gordon continues to struggle with his brand new Gordini HST based on one of his SST chassis. He's regularly passed 20+ cars when forced to start down the order. His best finish thus far was 3rd when he started 16th on Stage 4. However he missed a waypoint, so after the time penalty he was bumped down to 6th place.

 Again be sure to follow the rally on Robby's website. Live Timing and Scoring can be followed on

 If things go as planned later this year (Summer of 2014) its very possible I could be on-site for next year's Dakar.

 There some core things I need to do in order to make this possible, so please be patient. 

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