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      12-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #20

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Originally Posted by M3_WC View Post
So the homologation rule of 1,000 engines produced and 100 street cars produced, is being taken out of the rule book?

Not sure how I feel about this. Do I want BMW to leave endurance racing...NO. But I am not happy about this liberal bending of homologation rules. Manufacturers use to have to put some forethought into racing and what they needed in production cars in order to meet strict homologation rules.

So this basically this paves the way for manufacturers being able to run almost any powerplant in their GTE class car. All the other manufacturers should definitely take advantage of the rules bending that BMW is benefiting from.

I guess there are no repercussions for BMW going to an all-turbo lineup at the dealership. BMW can now run the next gen M3 in GTE without a turbo engine.

Good that they are leaving the race and yes there must be many manufactures who would be happy for this and they can get a lot of advantage for them!!