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Heat and Dust

The 2006 edition of the Sebring 12 Hours was significant for several
things ...... Audi's diesel powered victory being the most obvious but
there was also the confirmation that Audi is the premier endurance
racing brand in the world ...... a crown held for many years by Porsche
but the long layoff from top line competition since 1998 has taken its
toll. Excellence was Expected indeed, if the will is there then Porsche
can regain their Mojo but Audi will not throw away their position at the
top of the heap so lightly.

As to the ALMS, it declares feel the quality, forget the width....well yes,
but no, but yes ......... simply put, it needs more cars ........ Aston Martin
disappearing till later in the year is a major blow leaving Corvette
without a real challenge ....... how long will that state of affairs be
allowed to go on in the financially challenged world of General
Motors? On the positive side of the ledger the anticipated Champion,
Dyson and Penske battle will be at full tilt and GT2 can always be
relied on for a grand scrap. Will it be enough to carry things forward till
the long promised wave of new recruits arrives .......... it depends who
you ask.

However Sebring will always be Sebring with a passionate crowd who
appreciate the fare laid out in front of them .......... they at least can be
relied upon to turn out en masse .......... SCP is fortunate to have the
top lensman out there, Rick Dole, to give his personal vision of events.

John Brooks
March 2006

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