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  • ORECA could have a DPi @ Daytona 2018 - and a different one in 2019
  • Pan_Nullo sketches of DPis -
    • Mazda vs Riley
    • Cadillac vs Dallara
    • Nissan vs Ligier
  • WTR heads Cadillac 1-2-3 @ Sebring - dailysportscar.com - Martin Spetz's Race Gallery
  • GM would "love to to be able to take our Cadillac DPi to Le Mans" - sportscar365.com
  • Sebring test video from Lanky Turtle's new HD camera
  • DPis "easily made eligible" for LM24 P1- sportscar365.com
    • ACO fuel-flow meters, electronics & more power
    • entered by private team
  • Penske back to IMSA confirmed - racer.com
    • Honda ORECA DPi assumed...
    • Montoya to drive?
  • If, like me, you love these Cadillacs see dailysportscar.com for more - (and Ferrari 333SPs)
  • Rumours doing the rounds @ Daytona (no sources) of DPis from Honda/Penske & Hyundai/Joest...
  • - assume the 4th will be with ORECA; who ever is the 5th raises interesting questions of a manu doing 2 different DPis
  • Interesting development timeline for Cadillac project - sportscar365.com
  • Debut 4th for ESM Onroak Nissan
  • Cadillac is back - sportscar365.com
    • DPis clash, but finish 1-2 - autosport.com
    • Great race - didn't like the organisation - but no denying the 1-2 whatever order...
  • So here they are together at last...
    • time to integrate the DPi page with the main site...
    • the DPi Dossier is still there but updates will be here
  • Tech Profile No 6 Mazda RT24-P- racer.com
  • Joest looking at 2018 DP1 programme - dailysportscar.com
    • not AUDI...
  • Tech Profile No 5 Nissan Onroak - racer.com
  • Cadillac history @ Daytona
  • Tech profile no 4 - Cadillac Dallara DPi-VR - racer.com
  • Unpacking at Daytona - sportscar365.com
  • Got it on here quick!
  • ESM livery - PR
  • DPi vs LMP2 pretty stats - gt-eims.at
  • Daytona 24hrs entry list download
  • Nissan livery prediction from reader Carlos Cristobal
    • let's see how close he is...
  • Interesting Roar analysis from racer.com
  • Nice pic of the new order
  • Roar round up from dailysportscar.com
    • & finishing order in pictures (click for full size)
  • Just a note here (because this is where people are looking today!) to check the Formula E page
  • Dallara / Cadillac in detail racecar-engineering.com
  • DPis on the track
  • Roar Before the 24 Live timing
  • Mazdas at dawn...
  • Liveries from Daytona -see sportscar365.com - check those P2s as well
    • Whelen Cadillac
    • Mustang Sampling Cadillac
    • Mazda
    • Nissan won't wrap till after Roar
  • Daytona "Roar Before the 24" download entry list
  • IMSA BoP Bulletin - download
  • DP (without the i) retrospective by dailysportscar.com
  • IMSA 2017 roundup - dailysportscar.com
  • Up Close and Technical - Marshall Pruett on the DPis racer.com
  • Interesting sketch from Cadillac's designer Dillon Blanski
  • Nice from Ryan
  • Detail analysis @ Racecar-engineering.com
  • Onroak Nissan - back view
  • And here it is...
    • spot the Nissan!
  • ESM Onroak Nissan to reveal this week...
  • Mazda MRT24-P in race trim - test notes PR
  • Compare...
  • "At least two, maybe three more" DPi's for 2018 - IMSA @ sportscar365.com
  • Mazda aiming for customer DPi teams by 2018 - sportscar365.com
  • Up close to the Cadillac - more @ racer.com
  • On the Daytona banking - more at sportscar365.com
  • Riley comparison
  • Mazda detail, front & lights
  • And Mustang Sampling...
  • Here is AX Whelen
  • So Action Express Caddies and ESM Ligier Nissan to come...
  • WTR Cadillac reveal
  • and the Mazda DPi in carbon
    • oh the dive planes have arrived...
  • Here's the stock Riley XXX for comparison
    • prior to Daytona testing 13th & 14th
  • And Andy Blackmore's take on the Cadillac - racer.com
  • Mazda DPI styling analysis - racer.com
  • 4 DPis & Visit Florida stock Riley test next week at Daytona - entry list
  • Cadillac testing notes - sportscar365.com
  • Mazda RT24-P tests @ Road Atlanta - details - Mazdaspeed
    • positive comments on new Contis too...
  • Cadillac / Mazda comparison by Marshall Pruett @ Road & Track
  • Cadillac reveal endurance-info.com more @ Road & Track
  • So here it is - nice?
    • bet it gets dive plates on the front!
  • Mazda unveil live stream
    • Sylvain Tremblay about to pull the sheet off...
    • RT24-P
    • work it out...
  • Cadillac has not appeared yet so Mazda could be 1st to show at LA today 20:50 UTC
  • Cadillac may appear at Daytona test 15th -16th November
  • Mazda DPi to be unveiled at LA Show 16th November 12:50 PST
  • So Riley & AMG & Keating have IMSA GT3 program - dailysportscar.com
    • add Keating's Riley LMP2 and an AMG DPi can't be far away...
  • Joest looking at DPi possibility for 2017 - sportscar365.com
  • AUDI rule out DPi program - dailysportscar.com
  • Penske could be back - Racer.com
  • Dan's take on Dallara Cadillac
  • More on ESM Nissan deal - racer.com
    • visuals will not be far from stock Ligier
    • will be available to other teams
  • Ford thinking about DPi - racer.com
    • talks have taken place
  • ESM confirm Nissan DPi plan - sportscar365.com
    • and Dan Hounsell's take...
  • No 2017 prototype from MSR sportscar365.com
  • More mentions of Onroak Nissan for 2017 - sportscar365.com
    • & Honda or 2018...
  • ORECA have no DPi for 2017 sportscar365.com
    • discussions on 3 for 2018 though...
  • DPi & P2 BoP news - sportscar365.com
  • Four DPis for 2017 say IMSA - sportscar365.com
  • SDR - Visit Florida Racing aiming for Riley LMP2 - sportscar365.com
    • Mazda DPi or generic Gibson
  • More DPi news - sportscar365.com
    • Dallara testing soon
    • Modified Chevrolet engine - Caddillac badged
    • Wayne Talylor, Action Express & Visit Florida to run
    • Riley not testing until October
  • More on DPi development - racer.com
  • DPis can start as LPM2s & convert - racer.com
    • & convert back if they want...
  • Penske linked with Honda for 2018 DPi - racer.com
  • More on Mazda plans - racer.com
  • Dream McLaren DPi from YasidDESIGN
  • No DPi plans from BMW - sportscar365.com
  • AMG Mercedes offer Riley based DPi to IMSA teams - Racer.com
    • Dan's take...
    • & here's his Bentley BTW
  • Visit Florida DPi decision next week - Racer.com
    • could be standard P2 for LM24
    • then modified for OEM
  • Another one to guess from Dan
  • Panoz proposing DPi - sportscar365.com
    • could join Cadillac & Mazda in 2017
  • ORECA on LMP1, DPi & much more - motorsport-total.com
  • More questions than answers - see Q&A page
  • le Mans 24 not in IMSA teams' 2017 plans - Racer.com
    • "At no point have we been made aware that our DPi competitors have Le Mans as a priority for 2017," Atherton
  • IMSA freedom on ECUs will put DPis in LMP1-P for LM24 - Racer.com
    • "...a manufacturer using its own engine, electronics and bespoke design bodywork, being able to come to Le Mans is as if not more attractive than what was the original vision," - Atherton
  • LPM1-P entries would have to feature chassis manufacturer above OEM
    • " A Dallara-X, an ORECA-Y. A Riley/Multimatic-Z."
    • "'powered by Mazda' would be acceptable, but if it was 'Mazda' in a five foot tall neon lights, it wouldn't be." - Beaumesnil 
  • ACO insist on spec Costworth ECU for LM24/WEC P2
    • IMSA allow OEM ECU freedom
    • "(ECUs) a bigger component of the discussion than any of us originally recognized." - Atherton
  • Riley say "...I would guess up to five" DPi teams in 2018 - Racer.com
  • Onroak on DPi: "Things are still unclear and timing remains a problem to solve." - Endurance-info.com
  • Visit Florida/SDR could still go one of 3 ways - sportscar365.com:-
    • Cadillac DPi
    • Mazda DPi
    • Onroak generic LMP2
  • Pierre Fillon on LM24 future - dailysportscar.com
    • "We are currently working/talking with General Motors, Cadillac, as well as Nissan" 
  • As rumours go this is a good one! -
  • Rebellion IMSA effort will be with support & power from Bentley - lessuissaulans.ch
    • & Riley Chassis
  • Rebellion considering 2017 DPi program - Sportscar365.com
    • may convert LMP1s to LMP2 or DPi
  • IMSA "Class" at LM24 for DPis - Sportscar365.com
  • Definitive DPi Atherton interview @ Racer.com
  • Update from IMSA - via Sportscar365.com
    • The first DPi manufacturer announcements are expected within the next 60 days, manufacturers meeting has been scheduled to discuss the timing of the announcements, to prevent potential overlaps.

      At least two manufacturers will be on the grid next year ... Mazda, utilizing the Riley Mk. XXX LMP2 chassis and Cadillac with Dallara’s new LMP2 car

    • At least five other manufacturers have been evaluating programs, but with some looking towards 2018 and beyond.
  • "(DPi) doesn’t just allow manufacturer involvement, it depends on it." Atherton Sportscar365.com
  • " ...LMP1 Privateer for Le Mans.. an interesting idea"
  • Q&A from IMSA - website
    • "Teams fielding DPi cars and LM P2 cars will have the ability to use some approved aerodynamic add-ons, enabling them to tune their cars to each track. This will promote diversity in car setup and stimulate competition"
    • "...it has been understood and acknowledged that IMSA’s business goals and objectives for its top Prototype class differ from the goals of the FIA and ACO"
    • "prospective DPi manufacturers have revealed a desire to use their own electronics providers rather than using the “spec” Cosworth ECU"
  • Cadillac throwback -not DPi just one of my favourite pics- want one in my office...
  • LMP1 Privateer discussions at Ricard - details - Dailysportscar.com
  • Cadillac from Dan
  • Don't forget teams can brand the standard Gibson engine whatever they wish...Sportscar365.com (May 2015)
    • “Being able to put different names on the engines can help teams to find partners and that’s where we are heading,” Beaumesnil 
  • Of course AUDI wouldn't do a DPi would they? - Automotorsport.se
  • ORECA have spoken to 5 manufacturers about DPi - Sportscar365.com
    • ...but don't see many coming through for 2017
  • Racer update on DPi from Marshall Pruett
    • Dallara certainly working on something...
    • manufacturers unwilling to sell DPis other than to favoured teams
  • IMSA - ACO row - Pierre Fillon- Mark Raffauf standoff :-
  • No future for DPi in LM24? Dailysportscar.com
    • " the prototype is not what we expected in the beginning." ACO briefing - Sportscar365.com
    • could be headed for LMP1 (non-hybrid/ L)
  • “The goal with our cars is that when it goes by on the race track, you’re going to know what it is." Mark Raffauf
  • Needs of DPi and LMP2 Are Completely Different - Sportscar365.com
  • "There's no "allowing" DPis into P1L, they flat out fit the rules as long as they run to the fuel flow limit." carbsmitn on 10-10th
  • GM not yet committed to DPi - Motorsport.com
  • Greaves looking at IMSA DPi - Racer.com
  • Keeping an eye on Dan Hounsell
    • this is his NISMO DPi
  • Dan Hounsell NISMO DPi worked up...
    • and his Bentley
  • Dan's early sketches
  • A real accidental reveal - Dallara LMP2 or Cadillac DPi? - see at Dailysportscar.com
  • Catch up if you need to...

  • Racer First look at 2017 Prototype regulations June 2015

    Sportscar 365 IMSA Set to Release DPi Constructors Manual

    IMSA Introduces Daytona Prototype international (DPi) To Debut In 2017

    Racer 2017 Daytona Prototype international update March 2016

    Sportscar365.com - Inside IMSA’s 2017 DPi Regulations, Pt. 1

  • Sportscar365.com - Inside IMSA’s 2017 DPi Regulations, Pt. 2

Sportscar365.com At Least Five Manufacturers Eyeing 2017 DPi Programs

  • Bentley set for IMSA DPi program Sportscar365.com - Racer.com - Motorsport.com - Motorsportmagazine.com - or not? - Endurance-info.com
    • testing Bentley engined Ginetta mule next month
  • DPi? let's add a Cadillac to the mix & get speculating...
  • So what do we have in DPi? speculation:-
    • Honda "looking closely" Ligier a good chassis fit...
    • Mazda a cert with what chassis? - Riley/Multimatic's an easy transition from the Lola?
    • That Alfa: what chassis? ORECA? run by Starworks with a Martini livery would be good or Dallara with Risi & Ferrari blessing/drivers?
    • Bentley have been talking - Dyson run? with what chassis? Riley/Multimatic again? - both have history
    • The Cadillac seeems a good fit for Dallara chassis too & Wayne Taylor to run it - perhaps VisitFlorida too?
    • Other stories have involved AUDI (is that why Filipe Albuquerque is running with AX?), BMW is never far from speculation & not averse to a bit of "badge engineering", OK that's enough from me, any other ideas? Could be interesting though couldn't it?
  • How that DPi Alfa could look
  • Riley / Multimatic LMP2 on course for June 2016 debut - Racer.com
    • "...aligned with a strong manufacturer "
   

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