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    Default New FIA/ACO LMP1 regulations for 2014

    This is awesome news. It will apply for LMP1 in Le Mans, ALMS and World Endurance Championship from January 2014 onwards:
    - Basically no engine restrictions: free displacement, turbo or naturally aspirated, diesel or petrol, everything goes (no rotarys though)
    - Only limitation is a maximum fuel consumption per lap
    - Lower minimum weight by 50-70kg


    http://www.lemans.org/wpphpFichiers/...ation_2014.pdf
    Less powah is better

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    Maybe this will help Nakajima see what's around him.
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    If nothing happens and there is no one around why did it not happen?

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    No rotary = fail. They are still scared 21 years later?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    No rotary = fail. They are still scared 21 years later?
    It is probably the same reason the F1 engines were downsized to V8(and even less soon)-sticking to a real world technologies
    I mean,technologies that have real future,not wasting huge resources on exotic stuff.As much as we like V10 and rotary they are out of the great scheme for now.

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    Rotarys have great power density (hp per weight of the engine), but have really bad energy efficiency which is inherent to the design. That would make them a bad candidate for the proposed rules, Im sure than even Mazda would move to a turbocharged diesel or DI petrol. In fact, they already have with the 2.2 skyactive diesel which will go to various endurance racing series including LeMans.
    Less powah is better

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