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    Starting with a clean sheet of paper, I would be tempted to go after the most popular class (E3?), bring little in the way of spare parts and crew, and withdraw from the race and go to bed if anything that isn't a wear item breaks, OR the podium is out of reach. Maybe do some R&D but no longer try to race. Most people doing enduros are horrified at the thought of quitting, my enduro ideas aren't orthodox.
    The 25 Hour has, in a sense, become a victim of its own success. ES and ESR are now hotly contested and the overall win is the prize, which is winnable from either class.

    Whereas E3 used to be the most competitive class because so many NASA classes fit into it, it has seen a decline in recent years. If you're not going for ES or ESR, E1 has become the most competitive among the "numbered" classes. That means BMW E36's and E46's, not Miatas.

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    I had forgotten an important crew "position" - spotter

    You need a spotter to babysit driver.

    Inform driver a faster car coming up. If it is one car or a train of cars
    If more than 1-2 car goes off. May be a possible oil on track
    Current yellow flag condition
    Safety car location
    Keep driver honest. Driver don't always tell you if he rubs another car or have a 2 wheel off.
    Control drivers pace. May be driver is way too aggressive for an enduro
    NASCAR spotted style telling driver if he is cleared of a car he passed and so on.

    Spotted has to be a racer so they understand racing dynamics. Also must be able to watch other people race while he freezes his ass off in a tower 3am in sub zero weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    I had forgotten an important crew "position" - spotter

    You need a spotter to babysit driver.

    Inform driver a faster car coming up. If it is one car or a train of cars
    If more than 1-2 car goes off. May be a possible oil on track
    Current yellow flag condition
    Safety car location
    Keep driver honest. Driver don't always tell you if he rubs another car or have a 2 wheel off.
    Control drivers pace. May be driver is way too aggressive for an enduro
    NASCAR spotted style telling driver if he is cleared of a car he passed and so on.

    Spotted has to be a racer so they understand racing dynamics. Also must be able to watch other people race while he freezes his ass off in a tower 3am in sub zero weather.
    I think that tower is gone.

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    That means BMW E36's and E46's, not Miatas.
    Yeah, that class is our target for the K-exocet. Conceptually, a very light car that is easy on both tires and brakes, gets better fuel mileage, and is based on a proven-reliable underpinnings (aka Miata). Now, we all know the best-laid plans of mice and men....
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