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dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:00 a.m.

Contact by the Austin kills the Corvette

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:01 a.m.

You have got to be kidding me

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:02 a.m.

So does the Austin Martin get a penalty for avoidable contact?

Nick (Bo) Comstock
Nick (Bo) Comstock MegaDork
6/18/17 8:02 a.m.

adam525i
adam525i New Reader
6/18/17 8:03 a.m.

WOW

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:03 a.m.

I use to like Austin Martin. Now not so much.

Nick (Bo) Comstock
Nick (Bo) Comstock MegaDork
6/18/17 8:05 a.m.

How gutted must the Corvette team be.

adam525i
adam525i New Reader
6/18/17 8:05 a.m.

Hmm, didn't see Aston do anything wrong there.

adam525i
adam525i New Reader
6/18/17 8:06 a.m.

Just like their tires...

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:06 a.m.

The GT pro winner. Ya right. Has to overdrive the corner causing contact and cuts down the better cars tire to win.

Hope you are proud of your self Austin Martin.

Nick (Bo) Comstock
Nick (Bo) Comstock MegaDork
6/18/17 8:09 a.m.

That was the second Aston that made contact not the eventually winter.

adam525i
adam525i New Reader
6/18/17 8:09 a.m.

I'd need to see a better replay before claiming that he cut down the tire considering it was more than a lap before the Corvette started to struggle

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill UberDork
6/18/17 8:11 a.m.

Fantastic. Just a fantastic fight.

(exhales)

What a dogfight there at the end in GTE Pro...

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:11 a.m.

I have been a crew chief on an endurance team competing in many 6 12 and 24 hour races and I would not be proud to take a win like that.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:12 a.m.
adam525i wrote: I'd need to see a better replay before claiming that he cut down the tire considering it was more than a lap before the Corvette started to struggle

I really hope you are right.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi PowerDork
6/18/17 8:13 a.m.

What an exciting last hour, Aston/Vette was good to watch but I hate seeing the win due to a tire issue at the end.

Cactus
Cactus Reader
6/18/17 8:13 a.m.

Where can I buy a Jackie Chan racing hat?

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:15 a.m.

I am sure they will disect it and figurar it out. There was contact on that side so for the moment I see it as a poor sportsmanship on the part of Austin Martin.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:17 a.m.

Damage to a sidewall or a valve stem can cause a slow leak that does not show up immediately. In fact tires are designed to not fail catastrophically. You don't want that.

adam525i
adam525i New Reader
6/18/17 8:21 a.m.

Going back in the youtube stream it looked to be the left rear of the Corvette into the side of the Aston, left front was the tire that died a thousand deaths on the last 1 1/2 laps. Contact was at 5:27 to go if you want to rewatch.

Adam

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:22 a.m.
Nick (Bo) Comstock wrote: That was the second Aston that made contact not the eventually winter.

You sure??? Now I need to go look at it somehow. That puts an even worse spin on it.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:23 a.m.

Austin Martin takes Corvette out with one car to win with the other car. That is ugly.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
6/18/17 8:24 a.m.

Admittedly, I probably don't have all the facts, but if the Corvette was fast enough, the Aston would not have gotten near to begin with. That is still a lousy way to end a race for the Corvette camp.

Nick (Bo) Comstock
Nick (Bo) Comstock MegaDork
6/18/17 8:24 a.m.

In reply to adam525i:

After the lead had changed there was more contact with the other Aston which caused the Corvette to go off at Dunlop which is what cut the tire down completely. That was the start of the last lap.

I think his tires were gone anyway.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
6/18/17 8:25 a.m.
adam525i wrote: Going back in the youtube stream it looked to be the left rear of the Corvette into the side of the Aston, left front was the tire that died a thousand deaths on the last 1 1/2 laps. Contact was at 5:27 to go if you want to rewatch. Adam

So no front wheel contact. Then I stand corrected. That still sucks.

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