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LittleWatt
17-04-2018, 20:21
For career mode what bracket will I find this category of cars? Iím still a bit away from this level but my free practices are a series ahead of my current series. Iím assuming GTLM would be in the endurance series?

Schnizz58
17-04-2018, 20:25
I think that GTLM is what's known as GTE in Europe.

Pekka Salminen
17-04-2018, 21:04
Yes, they are in the tier 1 Endurance series.

DonZmeuheu
17-04-2018, 22:32
Yes...GTLM and GTE is actually the same. GTLM stands for GT Le Mans and GTE stands for GT Endurance.

LittleWatt
18-04-2018, 01:57
Tier 1 Endurance, thank you.

Ofnir4
18-04-2018, 07:45
Yes...GTLM and GTE is actually the same. GTLM stands for GT Le Mans and GTE stands for GT Endurance.

No they are not exactly the same, but that is a story for another day.

Aside from the tier 1 GEC series, if you have the porsche pack there is a nurburgring 2.4h hours with WEC classes in the invitational events. (you have to use the porsche I think but it's still a GTE)

DonZmeuheu
18-04-2018, 11:24
Sorry...you are right. My mistake. I learned now that they are similiar but two different classes

Stewy32
18-04-2018, 19:02
Sorry...you are right. My mistake. I learned now that they are similiar but two different classes

GTLM is basically a class for GTE cars,but it runs more freely and that is why BMW were able to run the M6 GTLM in IMSA but not Le Mans.

DonZmeuheu
18-04-2018, 20:59
Thank you for the explanation:) so that's why in IMSA they drive the M6 but in the WEC and in Le Mans they drive the M8. Do you know the differencies for the Porsche 911 RSR. How does this car distinguish between WEC and IMSA?

Ofnir4
18-04-2018, 21:48
BMW runs the M8 now in both series. GTLM is basically GTE + cars outside regulation that IMSA allows to compete. The GTE cars are untouched aside from the organizing body's specific BoP. It was why BMW has not run LM since the M3 GT2, both Z4 GTLM and M6 GTLM were never built to the ACO rules.

AbeWoz
18-04-2018, 23:13
BMW runs the M8 now in both series. GTLM is basically GTE + cars outside regulation that IMSA allows to compete. The GTE cars are untouched aside from the organizing body's specific BoP. It was why BMW has not run LM since the M3 GT2, both Z4 GTLM and M6 GTLM were never built to the ACO rules.

similar to how there are nationally homologated GT3 cars (Renault RS.01) but they aren't eligible for global series like Blancpain.

JasonSandwich
19-04-2018, 04:04
Ofnir4 and AbeWoz - Thanks. I've wondered these things but never took initiative to look them up. I know many of the IMSA cars appear in the WEC and seem to perform the same but it was hard to compare because they run different tracks in those two series.

blankfile
19-04-2018, 07:35
Thank you for the explanation:) so that's why in IMSA they drive the M6 but in the WEC and in Le Mans they drive the M8. Do you know the differencies for the Porsche 911 RSR. How does this car distinguish between WEC and IMSA?

Both porsches are exactly the same car besides bop.

Ofnir4
19-04-2018, 07:59
Probably the only difference between the IMSA cars and the WEC cars is the cockpit with the "Logger and Marshalling Display for IMSA Prototype Class Scrutineering System" or LMDIPCSS (rolls on the tongue) versus the ACO/FIA marshalling display. (That I wished we had in the game)

WEC cockpit display.
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AbeWoz
19-04-2018, 10:58
tires are slightly different also. Michelin's GTLM tires are designed to suit the US circuits whereas the WEC tires are designed for better endurance on european circuits. its the little details.

JasonSandwich
19-04-2018, 13:36
Is it safe to assume that IMSA and WEC spec the cup holder the same way? Maybe that's part of the BOP. Car performs too well, add the 1kg cup holder.

Way off topic now. Thanks!