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« on: May 16, 2021, 06:10:11 pm »

a bit contentious i know but.....

I got rather fed up with the promises & non delivery of the ByKolles WEC plans ........

Sign up to WEC ,maybe maybe not do prologue, le mans, or any other round over the last 12 years or more, funding , how Huh?

I really want to believe in Jim Glickenhaus Le Mans Hypercar program, he has a record of putting his money where is mouth is but......

All WEC teams knew they had to commit to the reduced rounds championship this year ,if you cant do it all , don't enter, so to hear that Glickenhaus may now not enter all the rounds due to 'we dont sell in that country' excuse is rather lame, I guess he must sell in France ...........

Give the man a chance you cry, yes but please don't turn out like the dentist!!

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 09:37:49 am »

Couldn't agree more, he had extra time to get his cars built too, so should have been ready with at least one for the start of this, delayed, season!
Plus, this season is, probably, his only chance of getting some podiums, with Peugeot returning next year and then Audi, Porsche and Ferrari, after that.

Time will tell of course, but the chances are Glickenhaus will turn out to be another ByKolles or Ginetta, sadly.  All credit to the guy for giving it a go but I think he under estimated the work (and cost) involved by some margin... Especially if he wants to be competitive.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2021, 11:55:01 am »

Couldn't agree more, he had extra time to get his cars built too, so should have been ready with at least one for the start of this, delayed, season!
Plus, this season is, probably, his only chance of getting some podiums, with Peugeot returning next year and then Audi, Porsche and Ferrari, after that.

Time will tell of course, but the chances are Glickenhaus will turn out to be another ByKolles or Ginetta, sadly.  All credit to the guy for giving it a go but I think he under estimated the work (and cost) involved by some margin... Especially if he wants to be competitive.

Been up and close with the Glickenhaus 007 last weekend in Portimao, and it certainly isn't another Bykolles or Ginetta.   Car looks way better in person than on pictures too.
The build quality of that car and attention to detail is miles away from the crap that both Ginetta and ByKolles have been using.  They still miss speed and reliability at the moment, but might be on to something.  Give them a bit of time, it could be interesting

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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2021, 07:12:08 pm »

That's good to hear, post Le Mans attendance will be most important , & if it gains momentum before the poss numbers of manufacture LMDH arriving even better  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2021, 07:21:24 pm »

That's good to hear, post Le Mans attendance will be most important , & if it gains momentum before the poss numbers of manufacture LMDH arriving even better  Wink

I think they have already said they won't be doing the two flyaways as they don't sell cars in those parts of the world.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 02:55:55 pm »



I think they have already said they won't be doing the two flyaways as they don't sell cars in those parts of the world.

Japan will be cancelled and replaced by a race in Europe, probably Le Castellet or Barcelona. 
Bahrain will be the only flyaway so far (if that doesn't get cancelled too, covid cases have been increasing dramatically over there in the past weeks). 

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2021, 11:00:48 pm »

WEC NEWS
Glickenhaus can return to WEC only if it enters every race
Glickenhaus will only be permitted to return to the World Endurance Championship next year if it commits to entering and racing one of its Le Mans Hypercars in every race.
WEC CEO Frederic Lequien made the vow in the wake of multiple public comments from marque boss Jim Glickenhaus that he only wants to contest a limited programme with his Pipo-engined 007 LMH design in 2022 after opting out of the series following the Le Mans 24 Hours this year.

Lequien told Autosport that the American entrant will be required to race at least one 007 "for all the season, that is very clear".

"We don't want to sound pretentious, but we are an FIA world championship, which means we have to follow rules," he said.

"Also for the other competitors it is fair that he competes in all the rounds."

Lequien explained that any second entry from Glickenhaus for regular WEC rounds or Le Mans in June would be assessed by the relevant selection committees.

"It is clear that this could be possible, but [the team must enter] one car for all the races," he said.

In the wake of Lequien's comments, former movie director Jim Glickenhaus reiterated that he is not committed to all six races in 2022.

"It is our aim to be at Sebring and Spa before Le Mans and definitely have two cars at the 24 Hours," he told Autosport.

"We would like to go to Monza after Le Mans and to keep racing in the WEC, but what happens will depend on the Balance of Performance.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2021, 01:34:31 pm »

So the FIA/ACO who are not exactly awash with entrants for the top class are turning cars away? They do know its going to be a few more years until the big hitters return?
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