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    Quote Originally Posted by awdmoke View Post
    Fixed

    I'd pay to go to every BTCC style event I could. I've turned down free pits passes to V8 Supercars.
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    go back to how it was in the late 80s.
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    None of this really matters. Nobody goes to the circuit rounds and nobody watches on TV. Sad end to something that has been awesome for my entire life.
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    Problem with getting people to actually go to watch is the cost.

    In Sydney there is eastern creek or homebush. The creek is a shit venue to watch at and i havent see the V8s there so i cant comment on cost.

    Went to the V8s at homebush two years ago. Ticket to get in the gate was about $100 from memory. General admission no access to any grand stand seating. That was alot more expensive.

    They actually had barriers up near the grand stand areas that stopped GA ticket holders viewing the track at those locations. Seriously?

    Food was fuck off expensive and was $10 for a mid strength beverage.

    So for me to go by myself maybe have 5 beers and a feed was well over $150.

    Talk about loosing focus on who your target audience is. $80 a ticket access to anywhere/stadium. Half decent food for $8 and $6 full strength beers. Place would be packed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Its me View Post
    Fucken 'ell. Future's looking a bit dim tbh. GT3's are shit. I cant relate to no Mclaren. No money in the bank for that shit. At least I could look at second hand Volvos or some such.

    Maybe a BTCC or WTCC coming, but fuck me, none of those cars are what you'd call inspiring. Lets race fleet cars!

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    Has it not occurred to you that the cars you might find appealing, like the Commodore and Falcon, are about to go the way of the dodo bird?

    If you're looking for cars we can race that related to what's on the road, the Falcodore is no longer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Flibberty Gibbets View Post
    Has it not occurred to you that the cars you might find appealing, like the Commodore and Falcon, are about to go the way of the dodo bird?

    If you're looking for cars we can race that related to what's on the road, the Falcodore is no longer it.
    Ya don't say.

    But who wants to watch re-branded daewoos?

    So what's it gonna be? Mustang v Camaro? Must be tough formulating this kinda thing but unless they got something good they're not telling us it all looks like a bit of a cock up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmuz View Post
    None of this really matters. Nobody goes to the circuit rounds and nobody watches on TV. Sad end to something that has been awesome for my entire life.
    yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmuz View Post
    None of this really matters. Nobody goes to the circuit rounds and nobody watches on TV. Sad end to something that has been awesome for my entire life.
    Yep, I haven't watched it in years besides the odd Bathurst. It honestly got boring, a long freight train with minimal passing and drivers getting penalised for looking sideways...
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    lol bunch of motorsport snob, been pretty good racing at most rounds this year so far..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmuz View Post
    None of this really matters. Nobody goes to the circuit rounds and nobody watches on TV. Sad end to something that has been awesome for my entire life.
    Agree it's a sad end. I still watch on tv, the Foxtel coverage is actually about 3 million times better than the shit the commercial networks dished up. Support categories have some good racing too which we now get to see.

    Just not sure how they'll sell the series in the future given no-one seems to have a clue what it will look like. The fuckheads running the show must be awfully concerned right about now...
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    Gary Rogers on a podcast...are Volvo staying or going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soopy View Post
    Fucks me why, its fantastic to watch. As is the MuscleCar masters.
    You think the current V8s are expensive for what they are, don't ask any of the top runners in the MCM what they spend!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post
    lol bunch of motorsport snob, been pretty good racing at most rounds this year so far..
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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post
    You think the current V8s are expensive for what they are, don't ask any of the top runners in the MCM what they spend!!
    I don't think the V8SC are expensive for what they are. They are just expensive and that is touted as being an issue for them.
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    I think there's a lot more to be taken into consideration than just 'what existing category can we take on'. I'd love to see discussions on things like different (longer) race formats, open tyre formula, multi-class racing and most important of all, is it a parity series or isn't it?

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    Out of interest, how does a V8SC compare to a GT3-spec car after an event like Bathurst or the 12 hour? Ie need for rebuild/cost etc. Seems like the built for purpose V8SC would come off better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post
    lol bunch of motorsport snob, been pretty good racing at most rounds this year so far..
    This x3. Sadly the series will be all but dead within 2 years and be similar to sports sedans - field of 7 cars etc. A lot of it i feel comes down to the fuckwits that were running the show and the rules not changing quick enough to entice other manufacturers to come in. Would be good to see it go back to a proper production based formula but i highly doubt that would ever happen.

    I remember hearing rumours about the V8 Supercar management trying to buy the rights to the Aus GT3 championship, was this ever verified? Makes sense what they were trying to achieve by doing that I guess.

    Also, fuck the BTCC style formula for a joke. Ive tried to watch it but I just dont like whats essentially a field full of tail draggers playing demolition derby with each other. Cunts crashing into cunts intentionally/punting em off to pass....fuck that.

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    I've found the V8 utes to be far more entertaining to watch than the V8SC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F3ARED View Post
    I remember hearing rumours about the V8 Supercar management trying to buy the rights to the Aus GT3 championship, was this ever verified? Makes sense what they were trying to achieve by doing that I guess.
    Yep, Tony Quinn confirmed he'd had discussions with V8 Supercars and told them he wasn't interested in selling.
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    The answer is a Improved Production type of series with late model cars and star drivers. Only way i can see a touring car category having any chance against GT3 sports cars moving forward.

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    Like it or not the top level of motorsport has moved on from production based stuff. Heck even GT3 which started out as modified road cars have ended up suffering the same fate of all production based racing, the arms race between manufacturers going on with each new evolution of their cars are blowing out the costs to play, luckily it is underpinned by rich gentlemen drivers

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    All right handbags away boys some actual racing to discuss..

    http://www.speedcafe.com/2016/05/06/...ning-practice/

    Scott McLaughlin set aside a troubled week for Garry Rogers Motorsport by topping opening V8 Supercars practice aboard his Volvo at Barbagallo.

    Just two days after Volvo’s shock announcement that it will withdraw at season’s end, McLaughlin pipped Prodrive’s Chaz Mostert to the quickest time in Practice 1.

    Barbagallo, the scene of Volvo’s first V8 Supercars Championship race win in 2014, provided mixed conditions for the opening 60 minute session.

    ...
    Will probably be wet/dry again this arvo and tomorrow, I hope Chaz gets his groove back this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shitbreak View Post
    Anyone else see a BTCC style category running alongside a GT3 style category here instead of the v8s?
    AFAK all the cars that run in the BTCC are available for sale here, so you have relavence here that you might not get in the GT3 category (and if you look back at Australian racing, we've always been into a 'production based' car racing).
    Should follow the rules for WTCC.

    This will be annoying for CAMS too, didn't they say last year when they bought the F4s that they only wanted three top series in Australia in the future, F4, GT3 and V8SC. Might only be two at this rate.
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    F4s are not top series. Bring on GT3s, aussie racing cars, formula fords and whats with the small fields with v8utes?
    Although they are really just a bash fest. I would really like to see modern day improved production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by St00ge View Post
    lol bunch of motorsport snob, been pretty good racing at most rounds this year so far..
    Snobs? Hardly, they have pushed their normal fanbase away by signing the deal with the devil. The ratings are horrible and have hastened the death of v8 supercars. They could have stuck with the cotf for as long as advertisers found value in their series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmuz View Post
    Snobs? Hardly, they have pushed their normal fanbase away by signing the deal with the devil. The ratings are horrible and have hastened the death of v8 supercars. They could have stuck with the cotf for as long as advertisers found value in their series.
    Wasn't really talking about your point on pay TV, more so those saying I won't go to races/don't watch it because of poor racing.


    Also some TV numbers for you
    Clipsal 2016
    Sunday on Ten: 453,000
    Sunday Race on Fox: 162,000

    2015 on TEN: 487,000
    2015 on Fox: 106,000


    Sunday TV Melbourne F1 AusGP

    FoxSports F1 Race 189k, V8SC Race 4 67k
    Ten F1 Race: 864k No numbers for the V8SC Race 4.

    Sunday Tasmania Race 5
    FoxSports 136k
    TEN highlights 112k
    ONE Highlights replay 72k

    Saturday Phillip Island
    Fox: 118k
    One: 63k
    Ten: 48k

    F1 Qually: 72k

    Sunday Phillip Island V8s
    Fox: 142k
    F1: 132k

    Sunday Phillip Island Highlights:
    Ten: 90k
    ONE: 72k
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    Quote Originally Posted by natens View Post

    In Sydney there is eastern creek or homebush. The creek is a shit venue to watch at and i havent see the V8s there so i cant comment on cost.

    Went to the V8s at homebush two years ago. Ticket to get in the gate was about $100 from memory. General admission no access to any grand stand seating. That was alot more expensive.

    They actually had barriers up near the grand stand areas that stopped GA ticket holders viewing the track at those locations. Seriously?
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    This. Eastern creek is a decent place to watch but you can't get close. The way Homebush puts up all those barriers to block your view is the biggest pile of shit I've ever seen. Total waste of time. Every GA ticket holder forced to cram into 5 square meters just to watch 10m of track through a fucking letter box slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave View Post
    Should follow the rules for WTCC.

    This will be annoying for CAMS too, didn't they say last year when they bought the F4s that they only wanted three top series in Australia in the future, F4, GT3 and V8SC. Might only be two at this rate.
    Might only be one

    How many years can CAMS fund F4 with their own (members) money? Don't get me started on that crock of shit!

    As much as I love GT3 over the other two I doubt it'll become top gun in Aussie motorsports.

    Touring cars are king here but the category has to adapt to the times and whilst they have plans for the future they should've done that five years ago.
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    So, I'm somewhat out of the loop, are there any new manufacturers (other than Holden US replacement) coming in?

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    At this stage, no, none at all. At least none confirmed or announced. As much as I enjoy the series, they really aren't providing much in the way of motivation for a potential new manufacturer.

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