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Well said @GerryB ! And consequently, once again the very few teams that do not sandbag during the Roar, will be severely penalized as a consequence. This is the one thing about the WeatherTech IMSA series I do not like, that whenever someone has a better race car, they are penalized through the Balance of Performance process.

Not true in most other sports (that the best get mid-year, and even event to the next event penalized). Whatever happened to the best gets to win.
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They do it in WEC as well. Recall last year's LeMans.

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Very true @GerryB . Again, as you know, the WEC is another prototype/sports car car racing series.

We do not see this however in 99% of other amateur and professional sports, i.e., does a baseball, football or basketball team on a winning streak have to have its best players wear ankle weights to slow them down, or similar "good-performance penalties."

I have never liked, nor do I respect, car racing's program of Balance of Performance (BOP) adjustments several times during the season, or even worse from race-to race.
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I'll go with that, @Road Trip . I think, within reason, a good prototype formula would be a defined dimensional box and displacement limit with a few other constants and let them have at it.

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