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FIA WEC: Spa Francorchamps, Friday Morning Notes

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A tweet to @dsceditor from @aheyfromhome this morning revealed a random meeting with some Lotus LMP truckies at Brussels services this morning, the team truck apparently containing the Lotus T129 chassis.

DSC believes that the Lotus team have had a further delay to their plans after a problem with the crash test for the new car.

A senior ACO source confirmed to DSC this morning that whilst there was no current plan to issue a further reserve list for the Le Mans 24 Hours, contact has been made with “a number” of teams who will be ready to field cars for the 24 Hours should the prospect of a field of fewer than 56 cars arise.

A press briefing with Dunlop this morning will be covered in more depth next week on DSC but for now we’ll confirm that the boys (and girls) in yellow have committed to retaining their LMP2 tyre programme as a company priority in 2014 as Dunlop’s motorsport arm undertakes a transition of production from the UK to Germany.

The ACO and WEC have also been briefing this morning over the background to the equivalency regulations regarding the various subdivisions of LMP1 – There’s a helpful presentation that came with that briefing which DSC is working to present to our readers, with an accompanying commentary from Vincent Beaumesnil, in the run-up to the Le Mans Test Day.