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    Archer Capital will be looking at their ~300 million investment and beginning to wonder how many cents in the dollar they'll get back.
    Originally posted by brasher
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      Wasnt the ZB/Insignia dead anyway before today, so shouldnt have changed anything really?. Doubt they would do a c8, camaro would be more likely for now. Would be a good opportunity to fix the stupid body shape to make the mustang look normal again.
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        Yes but could at least use the justification as a marketing tool for the brand. That's now well and truly gone.
        Originally posted by brasher
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          • 888's diversification into gt3 the last couple of years, they obviously saw the writing on the wall. (and rich customers to pay to drive). whos knows maybe they will take over the camaro GT3 program from the europeans? i had a suspicion that there move into GT3 was also, to align further with GM for when/if there is a gt3 corvette.
          • looks like GRM made a good choice now, with massive re-tooling costs ahead with whatever new chassis / body that will be come the norm. and TCR have multiple manufacturers to keep the cars relevant.
          • Kelly's made the right choice when they spun the bottle last year. imagine if they went Holden, how gutted would they feel right about now.

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              Surely GM will put up one of their cars for Homologation, as I'm sure they are still wanting to sell their cars in AU...they're not pulling GM out, just Holden.

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                Originally posted by TJ View Post
                Archer Capital will be looking at their ~300 million investment and beginning to wonder how many cents in the dollar they'll get back.
                Its was written off a few years ago and the muppets involved sacked.

                Their last fund wa $1.5bn and the new one they're trying to raise is $300m which tells you they're in deep shit when every other reasonable manager is comfortably exceeding their last fund raise.
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                  Originally posted by RP_Automotive View Post
                  Surely GM will put up one of their cars for Homologation, as I'm sure they are still wanting to sell their cars in AU...they're not pulling GM out, just Holden.
                  GM give no fucks for Australia full stop. Road or racing.

                  Saw a bookface post from "The Dummy Grid" where the writer went through all the motorsport stuff on display at GM headquarters in the US. Guess what, no commodores, no Toranas, no Holdens of way shape or form.

                  V8 supercars will either have to go down the MARC route, Ryan Macleod might now be ruing his decision to sell up, or launch a hostile takeover of TCR, or have Gen3 cars built as all out sports sedans, or look at making a set of rules similar to GT3 or GT4 for sedans to keep any semblance of relevance to the market. Or promote the utes to the premier motor racing class in Australia.

                  I am sure there are a lot of very nervous race team owners out there at the moment. WIthout supertaxis we don't have the capacity as a market to absorb that many top line workshops into lesser classes, and the reinvestment needed into new chassis will break more than one or two teams.

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                    Originally posted by RP_Automotive View Post
                    Surely GM will put up one of their cars for Homologation, as I'm sure they are still wanting to sell their cars in AU...they're not pulling GM out, just Holden.
                    No, GM are pulling out of Australia and every other RHD country. It's because GM are pulling out that there is no more Holden, its not a case of them pulling the Holden brand and continuing with GM.

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                      How I would fix it...

                      Take an existing race series car and allow local teams to modify to regulations to suit the series.

                      For example, a NASCAR that could be modified for our circuits or a JTCC car. But only models available here. The cost savings of using a car already available will be immense.

                      Last thing I'd watch is the most common privately sold vehicle racing around the track, the Mazda CX-3.

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                        Originally posted by mizone View Post
                        How I would fix it...

                        Take an existing race series car and allow local teams to modify to regulations to suit the series.

                        For example, a NASCAR that could be modified for our circuits or a JTCC car. But only models available here. The cost savings of using a car already available will be immense.

                        Last thing I'd watch is the most common privately sold vehicle racing around the track, the Mazda CX-3.
                        This.

                        Run existing cars to existing regs. From a fan perspective, what does local engineering add to the show? Nowadays I'd say it's close to sweet nothing.

                        The focus should be on getting cars on the grid that can be competitive and race well. The hoops that the Altima and E63 had to jump through to still be well off the mark was nothing short of farcical and should never be able to happen again.
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                          Replacement is already rocking out - https://www.tcraustralia.com/cars/

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                            Originally posted by Kiwi EK4 View Post
                            Replacement is already rocking out - https://www.tcraustralia.com/cars/
                            that & GT3/4 on the same bill would be epic

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                              Originally posted by TJ View Post
                              Looking at it - rest of the car is completely blank, no associate sponsors?

                              No actual base sorted in Sydney yet

                              Needing staff

                              Second driver not announced despite Pither being touted

                              Why do I get the feeling this is going to be another shit show?
                              I have a bet with one of my mates going for how much of a shit show throughout 2020 season. Lol.

                              Also TEKNO has mostly been a primary one sponsor team, with driver sponsors + Jono's mates etc jumping on. So I'd deduce as someone else suggested that Coke will indeed be it.

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                                Originally posted by rowdytoot View Post

                                that & GT3/4 on the same bill would be epic

                                It already exists in the form of Shannon’s Nationals. It would be epic if our National GT series hadn’t gone to shit. TCR this year should be even better then last.

                                As glad as I am to see Chris Pither driving the second Team Sydney car at the test I’m not holding out much hope of the team achieving anything worthy this year. Who’s putting the money in? It won’t be the Webbs. There’s optimism and then there’s Jono Webb saying that they can mix it up with Penske and Triple 8. Yeah ok......
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