ALMS » Deltawing set for Petit Le Mans outing

Road Atlanta will be the latest outing for the DeltaWing

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pcxmac - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 11:40 AM

i wasnt going to watch this year because Peugeot is not playing but I will watch this round just for a good laugh. The reason why this car turns as good as it does is because its rear wheels turn, but its still a freak show on wheels, and will not perform as good as a vehicle of equal weight, with better cornering loading capacity (equal power/downforce/etc...)

race fan - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 4:31 PM

So, instead of enjoying racing, competition, man and machine vs other men and machines, motorsport in general, you're just a narrow minded, blind Peugeot fanboy, is that what you're trying to say?

Hmm, ok.

KGBVD - Unregistered

September 18, 2012 7:00 PM


Innovative, small displacement, and just as fast as the LMP2 cars! (I don't know where these haters keep getting their 'slower than any other car' garbage. It has been raced once, and wasn't slow. Forgive me for relying on precedent.)

I see no reason why their can't be a DeltaWing category in the new ALMS/Grand Am series. After all, GA ran those god awful Daytona prototypes for years.

David Chaste - Unregistered

September 19, 2012 1:17 PM

Highcroft has 2 honda p2 cars, and 2 Honda P1 cars in the garage, and this is what they choose to run?

They claim to have left the ALMS because of lack of sponsorship and the Japan earthquake. But Dyson has more sponsors than they can juggle, and if anything Honda has expanded their sports car program since 2010.

But we would all understand if they just came out and said they just don't enjoy the privateer business model of racing. And they just don't feel like racing unless backed by a manufacturer

Just Observing - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 6:59 AM

Actually I think you'll find if Highcroft DOES have any HPD cars in the garage, none will be current spec and therefore either illegal or needing a fair bit of money to bring up to spec even for ALMS. I am not even sure they owned the P1 car (ARX-01e) they ran at Sebring as the feeling I got after the event was that it went back to HPD and Wirth and they developed it into the current version (ARX-03a) of the car which Strakka etc are racing now.

Dyson has lots of sponsors but it doesn't help their performance much does it? - between 2.5 and 3.5 seconds per LAP off the pace of the MM HPD. In fact at VIR the #20 car was so far off the pace during one segment of the race, it was up to 5 seconds a lap slower than a current LMP2 car.

I can fully see what Highcroft doesn't want to be involved if that's what he sees


September 21, 2012 9:43 PM

That is some progress for the project isn't it? I'm not a fan of the car, but it will make good show and has some unique engineering tweaks without which one could wonder "how is this possible?". Well, at least is some progress with reducing the costs of racing.

I'm not sure it should be compared with LPM class car, it has different weight and visits the pits not as much as LMP2 car. It's own racing class is the way to go.

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