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Old 01-30-2003, 02:53 AM   #1
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Rotary Power banned from Rolex Daytona 24-hour race

Guys.
Grand-Am decided to ban Rotary engines from this years Rolex 24-hour race.

Please read:

Rotaries Banned

Please leave us your input and comments @ RN. We want to send Grand-Am a big message.

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Old 01-30-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
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This is ridiculous, thanks for the heads up.

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Old 01-30-2003, 01:36 PM   #3
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Hey Berny/Dan, you guys gonna send 'em the comments?? i'll do my very best.

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Old 01-30-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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Oh yes we are!!

Guys,
You bet we are... we want to let all sanctioning bodies know that there is a large Rotary Community out there, that is very disatisfied with this decision.

Thanks again guys... and keep the input coming!!

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Old 01-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #5
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what a sad day...
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Old 01-30-2003, 03:19 PM   #6
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shitty ... just when Mazda finally has the cash to start racing again!
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Old 01-30-2003, 04:03 PM   #7
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PoLak, Can you create a sticky on this forum that links to the Comment Page on the rotarynews web site so everyone here can add to the letter campaign?
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Old 01-30-2003, 04:14 PM   #8
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Great idea on the sticky.. thanks for the help and support guys.

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Old 01-30-2003, 04:24 PM   #9
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rotaries were banned from le mans since like 1991
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:31 AM   #10
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i don't think they still are tribal, 'cause just last year (i'm nearly 100% positive, or on a whooooole lotta crack) that there was a private french team who ran a Dallara chassis (or SOMETHING, i dunno) with the old R26B in the back... and i remember (or hallucinate) too that it was doing pretty well, set some trap speed records or something, but blew up pretty early in the race...
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Old 01-31-2003, 12:46 AM   #11
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They are longer banned at the Le Man 24-hour race.

Last year Auto-Exe of Japan went over with Mr. Terada, Jim Dowing and Rick Engman with a French Chassis'd, 4-rotor racer. Unfortunately, the tranny blew up on the 1st few laps and they were out of the race early.

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Old 01-31-2003, 01:18 PM   #12
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to go a little off topic, that 11 year old design in the R26B was still makin' a reported 500hp at the flywheel WITHOUT the variable length intake trumpets (more like trombones!! ahahaha!! :p i'm a goof) and WITH a 42mm intake restrictor... holy christ, that'd be something damned tough to drive...
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Done guys. Blasphemy is all i have to say.
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Old 02-19-2003, 12:11 AM   #14
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so they admit rotaries are just that badass. i've heard mercedes once made a mean rotary engine: http://www.monito.com/wankel/mercedes.html

wonder where they'd be now if it continued.
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