Re: 1st, the M3s did better than expected at PIR so
Yeah, there are so many variables that it is tough to "equalize" cars of different makes with different engines. The setup of the cars, the drivers, and the track play such a large role that it is difficult to tell what is going on. Plus, it is questionable if the ALMS should be equalizing cars in the first place. They all get built within the same spec. This is not SWC we are talking about here.
I would guess the Ferrari is pushing more HP than the BMW and the Porsches right now. They at least have a much wider power band that gives them that lower end grunt that neither the BMW or Porsches have.
I would guess that the Ferrari will get a smaller restrictor prior to the next race (I know, I said that this isn't SWC. But this is what has been happening lately). It was just too easy for them to get around the other cars. They were more like a GT1.5 car than a GT2 car. My hat is off to the Risi team though. In a short period of time the have the car pretty reliable and obviously handling very well. It just sounds like crud right now. The BMW sounds sweet!
It was a real joy to watch the M3's in ALMS. I hope that PTG stays for years to come. BMW, Porsche, Ferrari, Panoz all fighting it out is very cool. <html>
======================================<br>Eric Hall<br>1994 740iL<br><font color=#000000><b>Schwarz / </b></font><font color=#b7ac9d><b>Pergament</b></font> 80k--Gave her life for me :(<br>1999 323i Silver/Gray<br>Albany, OR<br>eric@[remove.this.before.emailing]@tdsway.com<p/><i>No matter where you go... There you are!</i><br>Buckaroo Bonzai<p/<p><br>BMWCCA #304714<br> Roadfly Inner Circle #48238<br></p><img src="http://members.roadfly.com/erichall/SigGraphic.gif" alt="">