Should be interesting strategy with "only" two cars a piece for Porsche (919) and Audi (eTron).... higher premium on needing both cars to "finish" to be competitive.
Then there was the issue of using "last year's battery" pack given the problems with the 2016 pack.
But the real story to watch will be how throughly the 911 RSR's get pounded by all sorts of cars -- and whether the Ford GT effort (Ganassi doesn't do things half way) takes the GTLE win. I have to admit, the Ford GT is a pretty fine car... not what I'd call production based, right?? Their web site offers a "configurator", al la Porsche.. but no options except a few "interior" looks, no prices, and no availability..
Well, if Porsche can't win, maybe I'll cheer for the blue-oval --- instead of the red horsey thing..
What I really enjoy is the number of the IMSA drivers and teams that participate. The GT classes are by far my focus. As others stated....love Ford coming back. Chevy, Ford, Porsche, Ferrari..............will be good. Gee I wonder why those Daytona prototypes don't participate being that they are the pinnacle of automotive technological development .
The race will be shown at the following times, ET: Saturday, June 18
FS1: 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
FS2: 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
FS2: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
FS2: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Sunday, June 19
FS2: 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM
FS1: 2:30 AM to 9:30 AM
The real problem is that it looks like FS is offering great coverage, but FS2 is not available in all areas. eg in NM, FS1 is available via the cable carrier, but FS2 is only available via Directv, which many people don't get because they have cable. In this case there's no way to get FS2...
I ended up buying access via the WEC website. 10Euro for the race on my iPad. Seems like a deal.