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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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      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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          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 :w:

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

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                  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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                      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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                        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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                          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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                            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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